Virtual Tour of Vigo: Urban Streets & Pulpo (Octopus) Tapa Tasting

 
 
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Live Tour

50 mins

Vigo

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Discover the urban streets of Vigo ending with a virtual tapa tasting of Galician Octopus. The best way to get to know about the Metropolitan city of Vigo, the fishing industry, and Galician culture.
 
Highlights
 
  • Walk virtually through the Cosmopolitan streets of Vigo
  • Learn how the Pulpo (Octopus) A Feira is made!
  •  Interactive chat with our virtual foodie guide!
 
 

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General Overview


Country: Spain
Region: Galicia
City: Vigo
Duration: 50 mins
Type: Virtual Experiences
Theme: Online Virtual Experiences & Tours
Group Size: Up to 300 People max. (Private basis on request)
Price from: On Request Best Rate€
 

Introduction

Virtual Tour of Vigo Urban City Centre and Fashion District

Come and join two local guides on this walking virtual experience, you will have the chance to get to know the Galician culture through the urban city streets of the fishing city of Vigo! Discover the biggest city of Galicia, Spain, an ideal destination to explore the dramatic Galician Coastline and learn about the fishing industry of the region. With its excellent restaurants, bars, museums, nightlife, and shops, the metropolitan city of Vigo has a lot to offer to its visitors. The autonomous region of Galicia is renowned for fashion designers in the garment industry, in addition to the fishing industry. Amancio Ortega's Inditex is one of the world's largest fashion distributors, with eight commercial brands (Zara, Pull and Bear, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Stradivarius, Oysho, Zara Home, and Uterqüe) that you will see on this tour. Roberto Verino and Adolfo Dominguez are also two other popular and important Galician designers. We will walk through the streets of the fashion shopping center in the new part of the city, ascending the Rua Principe (considered one of the busiest streets), Rua Urzaiz, and the Avenida da Gran Via, the main street into Vigo.

A Modern Metropolitan City

Go up virtually on the recently inaugurated and award-winning "Vigo Vertical" ThyssenKrupp Elevator Ramps all the way up the main street of Vigo, Gran Via. The whole structure is made up of six mechanical ramps that are shielded by a custom cover that mimics the colors of the rainbow. These ramps connect different neighborhoods of the city and range in length from 9.6 meters each one reaching up to 48 meters, it can move between 6,000 and 7,300 people every hour through the center of the city. 

Admire Landmark Monuments while walking the city street ending with a Live Virtual Tapa Tasting!

On this live virtual tour, you will also have the chance to see bronze monuments like the statue of Manuel Castro, a very loved man in this city, sculpted by a well know Galician sculptor from O Morrazo, Jandro Rodríguez, on the Rua Principe (Prince Street). Reaching the top of the Gran Via after going up the ThyssenKrupp Elevator Ramps we will make a stop at the Plaza de España to admire the statue of Los Caballos (The Horses) sculpted by Juan José Oliveira, standing right in the middle of a roundabout welcoming the visitors that enter the city by car. The sculpture was built as a tribute to the horses that lived in the mountains of Vigo (like the ones that lived in Monte Castro).  

After this virtual adventure and walk through the city streets of Vigo, we will stop at a nearby bar to try Galicia's most popular and traditional tapa of the Galician cuisine, "Pulpo A Feira" Octopus Fair-Style, not forgetting to pair it with a bottle of the excellent Galician wine of the Rias Baixas DO! The best ending to a wonderful virtual tour of Vigo, to get a modern view of the city, walking through its urban streets!

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Included

  • One Way Video of Live Virtual Walking Tour in English (NOTE: Private virtual walking tours are available in Spanish as well. We can do 2-way video via Zoom or Google Meet in private virtual walking tour. Inquire for details regarding a private group)
  • Interactive Chat during the event to ask questions to our Virtual Guide (NOTE: We recommended using Google Chrome)

Excluded

  • The live scheduled demos are tip-based so if you enjoy your time a donation is always welcome!
  • You will need a computer or phone and an internet connection.

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(27 March 2021)
 
Great walk around Galicia, loved learning more about pulperos. Can´t go wrong with a tour that ends with food&wine!
(22 March 2021)
 
Sean what a great tour guide you are!!! I will certainly "do" more tours with you...what a love you have for your country...thanks so much
(20 March 2021)
 
Sean is an excellent guide. Always making sure we know all about his tour. He is passionate about Galicia and its foods. He sets up great postcard shots too. Today we saw an octopus being prepared for eating. It looked amazing!!
(18 March 2021)
 
A wonderful introduction to Vigo by Sean and Tiernan. A mixture of old and new in art and architecture, quite beautiful. And a fascinating observation of octopus tapas at the end. What fun!
(14 March 2021)
 
This gentleman is a star! Friendly, interactive, good knowledge of history and places and allows to take nice photos! Well done Sean and colleague.
(14 March 2021)
 
Sean´s tour was interesting and exciting. It was great seeing all the sights in a timely manner and watching how Octopus was cooked! Unforgettable experience.
(13 March 2021)
 
Another wonderful tour by the father and son combo! I´ve never seen a live octopus until today. I have learned something new from each one of your tours.
(13 March 2021)
 
Great tour of a place I knew nothing about! Definitely on my list for when we can travel! Thank you.
(13 March 2021)
 
Knew nothing of Vigo prior to the trip, Sean and his son had put together a varied, interesting walk around the city, with plenty of accompanying information. The finale of the boiling of the octopus was amazing! booked on the later trip to see the lower part of town and the port, can´t wait! Thank you, really enjoyed it.
(13 March 2021)
 
Fascinating tour with well-chosen historical photos at two points. Stunning new multi-coloured travelator on Gran Via to save the legs! A lovely ending learning how octopus is cooked and prepared. Lovely tour!
 

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