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Old August 25th, 2004, 04:55 PM
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Default From Vigo to Santiago de Campostela

We'll be in Vigo for one day on the Noordam in September and would like to travel to Santiago de Campostela. Has anyone done this? how? Is it practical? It's maybe 60 miles. Private car company/driver? Can't get a definitive train schedule from the relevant websites. Would love some advice on this (or a nice alternative plan for that part of Spain!) Thanks in advance!
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Old August 30th, 2004, 09:55 AM
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We are going next week. Three couples are sharing a private tour with portside tours (portsidetours.com). They were the only private firm we could find in area. I think it was $90/hr with a 4 hour minimum. Price was same no matter how many went, max was 6 tourists + driver.
I have read where others have taken a taxi.
You can also check the train schedule, although it didn't run at times that would work for us.
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Old September 1st, 2004, 02:51 AM
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We did this cruise last year in September on the Noordam, - Copenhagen to Rome - and we also had a day in Vigo.

We hired a taxi together with another couple and went to Santiago for a few hours. It cost each couple around 70Euros. The taxi driver dropped us right in the centre of Santiago outside the Cathedral and we arranged to meet him a few hours later.

He was there right on time and on the way back he took us to a wonderful lookout over Vigo. We paid him when we returned to the ship. It was a lot cheaper than the ship's excursion which was around $150US per person.

We looked at the train timetables before we left home but they didn't work as the Noordam docked too late to catch the first train. The journey in the taxi took about 45 minutes. You go on a freeway and it is a quick trip.

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Old September 1st, 2004, 10:49 PM
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Default Re: From Vigo to Santiago de Campostela

Thanks for the info!! We're also doing the Cope-Rome on the Noodam. We'll let you know how it turns out! JM
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Old September 3rd, 2004, 09:14 AM
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Hi

We were on QM2 in May this year and we took a train from the port of vigo to Santiago de Compostela. Once you leave the port, there is a park and you will find a arrow sign showing RENFE (name of the train station). We walked for about 20 min to the train station. The train service is quite frequent. It took us about 1 1/2 hours. We do not know the way to the cathedral from the train station. So we took a taxi (4 euro). From the cathedral you can get a good view of the city. The cathedrals are magnificient. We stayed that for about 2 hours and we took a walk back to the train station to catch the train back to Vigo. It is about 1/2 walk and we stopped for a quick lunch.

You can check the train schedule at www.RENFE.com

Hope this information is helpful.

Have an enjoyable time cruising.

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