Galicia - When Industry Meets Culture in Coastal Vigo

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When Industry Meets Culture in Coastal Vigo

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(42 reviews)
Urban streets, Galicia, Spain
50 mins

About the tour

Join us today to discover the urban city streets of Vigo! Galicia's largest city, and a perfect base when exploring the Galician Coast. This city has so much to offer with excellent restaurants, bars, museums, nightlife, and shopping. Apart from the fishing industry, Galicia is known for fashion designers in the textile industry. Inditex owned by Amancio Ortega is one of the main fashion distributors in the world with eight commercial brands. We will walk the streets of the fashion shopping district in the new part of town making our way up the Rua Principe, Rua Urzaiz, and the Avenida da Gran Via, the main street to enter the city of Vigo. We will go up on the newly inaugurated and prize-winning project "Vigo Vertical" ThyssenKrupp Elevator which takes you all the way up the Gran Via. It consists of six mechanical ramps protected by a customized cover that emulates the colours of the rainbow. With a length of 9.6 meters up to 48 meters, the corridors are capable of moving between 6,000 and 7,300 people per hour through the heart of the city and, adapting to the characteristics of their location, have an inclination angle of between 4.98º and 5.16º. At the top of the Gran Via we will stop at the Plaza de España to admire Los Caballos (The Horses) statue by Juan José Oliveira, which greets you when entering the city by car. After this, we will stop at a local bar to taste the most famous tapa of Galicia... "Pulpo A Feira" Octopus Fair-Style, of course, paired with a nice glass of Galician wine! A great end to our tour of Vigo's urban streets!

Meet Sean & Tiernan

Sean & Tiernan

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, alongside his wife Angie who is Galician, and with their son Tiernan, (Following in his Dad's footsteps!) who is new to the travel world but comes with lots of energy and new ideas backed by 4 years of studying Tourism in Galicia, Spain. They make up a great trio team (Eat & Walkabout) offering unique food, wine and walking tours throughout GALICIA, SPAIN’S HIDDEN CELTIC PARADISE!

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 content creator.

The tour will last about 50 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator 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 content creator 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.

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Reviews from travellers

Michelle M.

14 September 2021

A great tour! Thank you very much for showing us how beautiful Vigo actually is (I aways had that image of an industrial town in my mind...). So interesting to listen to you both. Looking forward to more tours with you.

Govind (Melbourne, Australia) P.

11 September 2021

Lovely tour, lots of interesting facts, enjoyed the architecture and the tapas stop !

Jeanne ♦️♦️♦️ B.

11 September 2021

You have opened up a part of the world for me that I never knew. Thank you!


11 September 2021

Great tour!

Richard S.

11 September 2021

Lovely, easy tour of Vigo with Sean and Tiernan. Pretty city with interesting walk from port to the top of the hill. Guides did a very nice job ... hope that Tiernan participates more on the next trip!

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