Vigo Virtual Tour: Fishing Port and Old Town with Cheese/Wine Tasting

 
 
vigo-virtual-tour-fishing-porto-old-town-cheese-wine-tasting.jpg Jules Verne Statue - Vigo
Live Tour

50 mins

Vigo

On Request Best Rate

 
Come with us on a virtual walking tour of the fishing port of Vigo, one of the largest fishing ports in the world. Explore the nautical port, learn about the fishing industry, the historic battles that occurred on the Bay of Vigo, ending with a cheese and wine tasting in the old town.
 
Highlights
 
  • Learn the History of Battles and Legends of Vigo Bay
  • Explore the streets and squares of the old quarter of Vigo
  • Virtual Galician Cheese and Wine tasting
  • Live commentary and chat with our virtual food 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 Walking Tour of The Port of Vigo: Sunken Treasures and Legends

Come with Sean & Tiernan on a Vigo Virtual Tour of one of the largest fishing ports in the world, second only to Tokyo, and is the largest in Europe, the Port of Vigo. Explore its nautical port learn about the fishing industry and the numerous historic battles that occurred on the Bay of Vigo, like the famous "Battle of Rande" (October 23rd, 1702) between the Anglo-Dutch and French-Spanish fleets where Spanish galleons sunk with the greatest treasure of the Atlantic ocean: silver, gold, jewels, etc...

You will see the statue of Jules Verne sitting on a gigantic squid, author of the science fiction french novel Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea. In one of the chapters of his book, he wrote about the great battle (Battle of Rande), sunken treasures, and the city of Vigo.

Explore Vigo's Old Quarter Virtually

We will walk along the most picturesque streets of Vigo until we get to the beautiful Alameda da Praza Compostela the historic gardens of the city these botanical gardens are known as the stone zoo, here you can see sculptures of different animals like the hyena statue sculpted by José Medina all the statues are built of stone. After the lovely stroll around the park, we will continue our virtual adventure to the emblematic square of Praza Porta do Sol that connects the old quarter with the new part of Vigo where you will see as well the city's iconic statue of El Sireno (The Merman), built by the Galician sculptor Francisco Leiro, a modern sculpture made of aluminum and granite columns.


From Praza Porta do Sol we will make our way to explore the charming streets of the Casco Vello of Vigo (Vigo's Old Quarter). In the Praza da Constitucion, we will learn about the Reconquest of the city of Vigo the "Reconquista" that took place on March 28, 1809, when the brave Vigueses defeated Napoleon's troops and drove them out of the city! Vigo since then was considered the first city in Europe to expel Napoleon's army. Every year, the festival is held in the old town and continues late into the night, with a unique street atmosphere.


Then we will stop to admire the majestic 20th Co-Cathedral of Santa Maria de Vigo, it is a co-cathedral with the Tui Cathedral. Restored in neo-classical style after suffering various attacks being burned down by Francis Drake's soldiers in 1585 and demolished in 1813. Only the half tympanum of the original church has been conserved, it can be seen in the Museum of Pontevedra.


After that, we will go where everyone enjoys the tasty fresh oysters and seafood from the Bay of Vigo! The old stone fish market Mercado da Pedra and the Rua das Ostras (Oyster Street), where there are numerous seafood restaurants and the Oystermen and women where you can taste the raw, fresh oysters!


Admire views of the fishing port of Vigo, the bay, and the Cies Islands in the distance from A Laxe's bridge.

Cheese & Wine Tapa Tasting in a Traditional Galician Tavern

After our virtual walk of Vigo, we will end at a quaint Galician tavern an old restored fisherman's house which is now a beautiful traditional tavern. Located in one of the oldest streets of Vigo City, the Rua dos Cesteiros (Wicker Basket Street). Here we will begin our virtual tapa tasting of delicious Galician Cheeses (goat cheese, cow cheese...) paired with excellent local wines (D.O Rias Baixas, D.O Ribeiro, D.O Ribeira Sacra...)! 

The best way to end our Vigo Virtual Tour of the fishing port and old quarter!

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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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(28 March 2021)
 
I was lucky enough to catch Sean and his lovely son Tiernan on this amazing tour.
Their tour is rich: architecture, history, present days and the bonus: fooood!??
Don´t miss this father & son adventure, their dynamic is amazing and makes the tour so much more interesting. Will definitely join them in more of their adventures!
(20 March 2021)
 
Sean and his son did a fabulous job on this tour. We learned some history, saw some beautiful architecture and shots of the bay, learned about some cheeses and wines. I will definitely do more tours with him!
(20 March 2021)
 
A wonderful tour, never been to this part of Spain. You showed us some truly stunning architecture and it was perfectly curated. I could not quite taste the wine and cheese. So I think I am going to have to arrange to visit in person LOL.
See you on the next tour
(20 March 2021)
 
Sean´s tours have been some of my favourites. Today was brilliant, I could almost taste the cheese and wine. Look forward to his next tour.
(13 March 2021)
 
Great tour! First time with Sean and his son and will return for more of his tours.
(13 March 2021)
 
Second visit of the day to Vigo with Sean and Tiernan! Because we enjoyed the first so much, we did the second installment. Great tours both times guys. And we´re booked on the cake-making class with Sean tonight too!
(13 March 2021)
 
Always a treat with Sean, ( and son) .. good entertainment with history coming alive, and great views of the city and surrounding area
(13 March 2021)
 
Having stopped for lunch at Vigo on a coach tour of Galicia in May 2013, it was good to see it in more detail & have some interesting explanations. Good that they’re restoring some of the old streets. We wish we could have tasted the seafood + the cheese & wine. What a good idea to encourage us to go back. many thanks.
(13 March 2021)
 
Excellent tour as always with Sean and Tiernan.
(13 March 2021)
 
Wonderful combination of history and culture! Looking forward to more trips!
(13 March 2021)
 
Excellent tour great sound and really interesting tour
(13 March 2021)
 
My first time to Galicia- what a treat. Sean and Tiernan were generous with their knowledge, time and hospitality- lovely way to spend a Saturday morning in snowy cold Ottawa!
 

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