Highlights of this tour
- La Coruña
- Tower of Hercules
Your accessible tour to La Coruña and Betanzos starts, when your guide picks you up from the La Coruña cruise port with private adapted transport. You get a panoramic tour of La Coruña, the famous harbor city that never lost its links to the Celtic and Roman heritage. Other stops you make on your trip are Betanzos, Pontedeume, and Miño. You end the day back in La Coruna with a visit to one of the fortresses. When the tour finishes, you are dropped off at the cruise port.
Please note: Most of this tour can be enjoyed during a panoramic drive from the vehicle. However, some places, as the main squares, are not accessible by car. Therefore it is recommended to leave the car on these occasions and walk/roll a few hundred meters to reach these locations.
When visiting La Coruna, the Tower of Hercules is a must-see. It is the symbol of the city and the only working Roman lighthouse in the world. Following, you continue along the promenade to the Riazor, Beach, passing the Old Town to the Maria Pia Square to see the Town Hall and the “wine street.” Here we recommend leaving the vehicle to stroll around the square and enjoy a drink in one of the wine streets.
The next Galician city to visit, at an approximate 30 minutes’ drive, is the medieval town of Betanzos, or ‘Brigantium,’ as the Romans used to call it. Situated on a hill where there used to be a hillfort. Betanzos was one of the seven capitals of the Old Kingdom of Galicia and is currently still known for the gastronomic festivals. You drive around the city to see the main sites, such as the three medieval doors, majestic palaces, and the tombs of the noble warriors. If you want to experience endless surprises, visit the Parque el Pasatiempo.
You continue to Pontedeume, the gateway to the Fragas do Eume Natural Park, one of the last Atlantic forests remaining in Europe. The forest is home to an extensive range of fauna, a dense covering of oaks, chestnuts, laurel, and strawberry bushes.
Furthermore, you visit The village of Miño, which is a major tourist attraction due to the existence of four beaches: the Playa Grande; La Ribera, better known as “the little one”; the Alameda, with spectacular level variations between high tide and low tide and the beach of Perbes, next to Playa Lago. During the summer, the quiet town transforms it into a bustling place, whose restaurants, bars, cyber cafés, and breweries attract a broad audience at sunset.
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