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Cies Island Day Tour from Santiago de Compostela

The Romans called the Cíes Islands in Galicia, 'the islands of the Gods', and to this day they are an idyllic paradise in northern Spain where you can enjoy walks to two different lighthouses, scuba diving and beach-time. When you see them for yourself you'll understand why their main beach was chosen as one of the best in the world by The Guardian newspaper. Heaven on earth? If not, then this is close.

To protect the environment and avoid mass tourism, access to visitors is limited to 2,200 people per day. During Easter week, at weekends in May and throughout the summer, there are regular boat services from Vigo, Baiona and Cangas de Morrazo. During the Summer and on selected dates, we offer day tours leaving from Santiago de Compostela for the Cies Island but you'll need to book them early.

This day tour is run by our partner ArtNatura and includes a private transfer to Vigo, a ferry drive to the Cies Islands and a 1h30 guided tour of this Galician paradise, part of the "National Park of the Atlantic Islands".

Only €55 per person!


    • Transfers in minivan or private bus from Santiago de Compostela to Vigo and back
    • 45 minutes Ferry from Vigo to Cies
    • An official bilingual Spanish / English guide
    • Guided tour of one of the 4 trails of the Island
    • Free-time on the beach
    • Does not include lunch

    price & dates

    This day tour is operated by ArtNatura. Private tours or extra dates can be organized on request on the dates of your choice if there are enough spots left on the Island. Ask us for details!

    Adults: from 55 per person

    2018 Dates:

    July:27th and 28th
    August: Every Wednesday and Friday

    Want to discover the other Atlantic Islands or to schedule a private VIP tour? We also offer day tours to Island of Ons from Vigo and private cruises to the different Islands. Ask us for a detailed quote!

    •   fact file

      Pick-up  Santiago de Compostela, main entrance of CGAC (Centro Gallego de Arte Contemporáneo), Rúa Valle Inclán nº 2 at 9am (hotel pick-up on request)
      Return  Santiago de Compostela around 8:30pm
      Duration  11h30 including 6h30 on the Island
      Stops  Vigo, Cies Island (free-time for lunch)
    • Highlights

      Sunbathe in "the most beautiful beach in the World"
      1h30 guided walk to a Lighthouse with impressive views on the Rías
      Spot dolphins on your way to the Island
      Full day excursion with a local certified guide

Want to discover more of Galicia? We have other regular departures from Santiago de Compostela to Finisterre and the Costa da Morte, the Artabra Coast La Coruña and Betanzos and to the Rías Baixas including a short cruise in the Ría de Arousa.

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