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Galicia - The Fishing Port of Vigo: Historic Battles, Sunken Treasure and Cheese/Wine Tasting

The Fishing Port of Vigo: Historic Battles, Sunken Treasure and Cheese/Wine Tasting

(42 reviews)
Vigo Port & Old Town, Galicia, Spain
50 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

Vigo is the largest fishing port in Europe, and second in the world behind Toyko. On this virtual tour, come with Sean & Tiernan for a walk along the nautical port of Vigo, learning about the historic battle that happened in Vigo bay on October 23rd, 1702 "The Battle of Rande". We will sit with Jules Verne (The statue!) and talk about a chapter (Chapter 8: Vigo Bay) in is booked Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea. Then we follow through some of the nice streets of the city stopping at Alameda da Praza de Compostela. Continuing up to the Praza Porta do Sol and into the "Casco Vello" Vigo's old town. In the Praza da Constitucion, we will talk about the "Reconquista", Reconquest of Vigo that happened on 28th of March 1809, when the brave Vigueses drove Napoleon's troops out of the city! The festival is celebrated every year in the old town. We stop to look at the Co-Cathedral of Santa Maria de Vigo, the original church was rebuilt in neo-classical style after being burnt down by Francis Drake's soldiers in 1585. Now off to where everyone goes to eat the seafood and oysters! Mercado da Pedra, it was the old stone fish market, now the Rua das Ostras - Oyster Street, lined with seafood restaurants and the Oystermen and women where you can taste the raw, fresh oysters of Vigo Bay! From the bridge of A Laxe, we will enjoy some views of the fishing port, bay, and Cies Islands in the distance. After our walk, we will end at my favorite little tavern in a restored fisherman's house on one of the oldest streets (Rua dos Cesteiros - Wicker Basket street) of the old town. Here we will taste some Galician Cheeses with the local wines! A tasty end to our Vigo fishing port walk!


Meet your local guide

Sean

Far from just reading out of tour guide books, Sean O’Rourke has immersed himself in his adopted country (Galicia, Spain) and truly wants you to understand and enjoy its culture. He personally guides their specialized small group historic, gourmet food & wine tours in Galicia. Sean is well versed in the various topics covered on the tour such as Celtic Hill-forts and music, the religious pilgrimage to Santiago, Galician-Roman-Celtic history, wine making, wine tasting, Galician modern & traditional cuisine, etc. Sean’s travels have taken him throughout Europe and Britain extensively. His interest into the Spanish culture has given him the ability to speak fluently in Spanish. Sean would be glad to translate and help with some basic vocabulary while on your vacation in Galicia, Spain. One of Sean’s many pastimes is the study of Ancient Celtic history, Galicia and it’s connection to the other Celtic nations (Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany and Isle of Man) has been his latest project and would love to share with you all the legends and stories of Galicia. Sean is Canadian, but of Scottish & Irish roots and his wife Angie is Galician, their goal is to show visitors an insider’s point of view of “GALICIA, SPAIN’S HIDDEN CELTIC PARADISE” "

Sean has been guiding since Sep 1999


What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Galicia with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 50 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Galicia. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.


Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.


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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.


Reviews from travellers

June T.

28 March 2021

Interesting tour thank you.

Marilyn S.

28 March 2021

Hi Sean, I very much enjoyed 're-visiting' Vigo after a brief walkabout there a couple of years ago while on a cruise. We'd actually booked to go on your food-tasting tour but disappointingly it was cancelled as there wasn't enough interest. We ended up having lunch in a delightful restaurant just up the lane from where you finished yesterday's tour in the street of baskets. You showed us much more of the town and it was also nice to see it in the sunshine as it rained while we were there. I look forward to joining more of your tours - many thanks.

Cláudia M.

28 March 2021

I was lucky enough to catch Sean and his lovely son Tiernan on this amazing tour. Their tour is rich: arquitecture, history, present days and the bonus: fooood!🤤😍 Dont miss this father & son adventure, their dynamic is amazing and makes the tour so much more interesting. Will definitly join them in more of their adventures!

Donna M.

28 March 2021

An enjoyable tour through old town Vigo. Both Sean and Tiernan shared lots of history of the area. Love how Sean ends many of his tours with some food tasting. A nice touch.

Maria (Ottawa) C.

27 March 2021

Great tour Sean and Tiernan. Vigo is a place we need to discover a new. It’s changed so much from the 80’s, 90’s and 00’s which are the times of our last visits, mind you always for a short time, or just going to visit someone nearby. Great touring guide with very interesting information and beautiful vistas. But the end, yummy emoji! As I said in the chat, soon we will travel and be sure we will stop by to join you both. Thank you Sean and Tiernan. Thank you VT!


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