Things to do in Vigo

Our most recommended things to do in Vigo

From Santiago de Compostela: Guided Tour of Cies Islands

1. From Santiago de Compostela: Guided Tour of Cies Islands

Get out of the city and explore the stunning Cies Islands on a day trip from Santiago de Compostela. Visit the Playa de Rodas, go for a hike in the beautiful scenery, and learn about the island on a guided tour. Meet your guide in Santiago de Compostela and board a bus to Vigo. From there, hop on board a catamaran and sail to the Cies Islands. After arriving at the islands, join your guide for a 1-hour walking tour of the island. See the stunning beaches and learn about this sliver of paradise. Next, enjoy free time to explore the island. Relax on a beach, go for a swim, or explore one of the many hiking paths. Choose a local cafe or restaurant to enjoy a meal and a drink in before returning to the catamaran. Board the boat and head back to Vigo, where you'll disembark and board a bus to return to the starting point in Santiago.

Vigo: Private Walking Tour with local guide

2. Vigo: Private Walking Tour with local guide

Meet your guide at the “El Sireno” statue at the Puerta del Sol square. Your guide will lead you through a scenic and informative walking tour of Vigo, showing you over 10 of the city's most beloved sights. Hear about Vigo’s fascinating role in Spanish, Roman, Viking, and French history. Learn about the many famous historical figures who have spent time in Vigo including Julio Verne, Isaac Newton, and Francis Drake.  Stroll through the “Casco Vello,” the historic district of Vigo. Take a walk down “la Calle del Príncipe,” Vigo’s best street for shopping. See the La Alameda park, which hides a stone zoo of animal sculptures. Walk by the gorgeous Neo-Baroque theater Teatro Garcia Barbón. Admire the La Farola de Urzaíz, a beautiful street lamp designed by Jenaro de la Fuente which is also an iconic meeting point in Vigo. Stop at Los Galeones de Rande, a monument to the dozens of ships sunk during the 1702 Battle of Rande. Your tour continues as you visit other famous sights of Vigo such as El Cruce de Los Bancos, El Teatro Fraga, El Marco, La Puerta del Sol, El Monumento a Los Galeones de Rande, El Olivo, La Plaza de la Constitución, and La Colegiata. Your tour ends with a visit to the statue of Jules Verne located at Vigo’s port.

Granbazán Winery: Guided Tour and Wine Tasting

3. Granbazán Winery: Guided Tour and Wine Tasting

Explore the Granbazán Winery on a guided tour that includes a tasting of its fine wines paired with typical Galician foods and the opportunity to unwind as you stroll throughout the vineyard.  Discover the origins of viticulture in the Rias Baixas as your guide leads you around the complex. See the winery and vineyards and taste the wines accompanied by a traditional Galician aperitif. Enjoy a relaxing hike through the forest, past the rivers and mill routes, as well as numerous nearby points with great architectural and cultural value. Admire the beautiful landscapes that make this winery even more special.

Galicia: Pontevedra & Vigo Christmas Lights Tour and Cruise

4. Galicia: Pontevedra & Vigo Christmas Lights Tour and Cruise

Explore one of the most spectacular old towns of Spain, amazing squares, incredible churches, amazing medieval streets... and no traffic. Enjoy the experience of crossing one city which is prepared for people, not for cars. After meeting your guide, head to the first stop of the tour: Pontevedra. After a nice walk we´ll meet back at the Town Hall and drive towards the Estuary of Vigo, to the fisherman town of Moaña. Experience crossing the estuary by boat. A short cruise between mussel farms and with amazing views of the Cíes Islands. After arriveing to Vigo, we´ll explore the old town of the city, one of the most important fishing ports of Europe. Our guide will carry us to the KM0 of the christmas lights. There, we will have free time to enjoy markets, street shows, gastronomy, and the most spectacular christmas ilumination of the world. Meet back at the meeting point (port of Vigo) and return by boat to Moaña first and then by bus to Pontevedra and Santiago

Vigo: Bay of San Simón Mussel Farming Tour

5. Vigo: Bay of San Simón Mussel Farming Tour

Learn about mussel farming in the Vigo estuary on board a small boat with a local skipper. Sail through the Bay of San Simón to discover some of the approximately 800 farming rafts that cultivate this precious staple of Galician cuisine. Depart from the small fishing port of Cesantes, Redondela located just north of Vigo. Journey through the Bay San Simón, a space with a high ecological value and the great biodiversity of flora and fauna. Learn about the entire process of mussel cultivation, from the collection of the offspring, the unfolding, to the packaging and marketing process. On the route discover fishing techniques that are used locally, such as shellfishing afloat or the potting of famous Galician octopus and crab. Hear about significant historical events that took place in the area, such as the Battle of Rande in 1702. Pass under the majestic Rande bridge and disembark outside the old German canning factory, currently the Meirande Museum, where you will have a short guided visit.

Vigo: Christmas Lights and Storytelling Guided Walking Tour

6. Vigo: Christmas Lights and Storytelling Guided Walking Tour

Explore Vigo's most notorious sites, like Compostela Square, Eduardo Iglesias Street, and the Puerta de Sol, and their Christmas decorations. Your tour guide will share with you 13 different Christmas legends and tales rich in Galician history and culture. Get in the mood for Christmas with a tour exploring Vigo's landmarks and main streets covered in Christmas lights. Your tour guide will lead you to Compostela Square, as well as Eduardo Iglesias Street, Puerta del Sol, and the old town of Vigo. While exploring everything the Galician city has to offer, your guide will also share with you 13 Christmas tales and legends along your walk through Vigo. From the more traditional anecdotes to lesser-known fables, learn from local superstitions and stories that shaped the culture of Vigo.

Vigo: Foiling Experience with Instructor

7. Vigo: Foiling Experience with Instructor

Try your hand at the modern sport of foiling in the picturesque environment of the Port of Vigo. Learn basic techniques and enjoy the company of a professional guide throughout your experience. Stay safe by navigating within the beautiful and quiet Vigo estuary. Receive a short technique course then dive right in to begin your adventure. Take advantage of a semi-rigid inflatable boat that will serve as a safety vehicle to help you make the most of your time. Receive personalized instructions while you ride, as your instructor follows you wherever you go to monitor your performance. Start by learning how to get on the board quickly, then get comfortable little by little and master the sport. Take in the magical feeling of flying over the water.

Pontevedra: Private Sailing Trip to Cíes Islands

8. Pontevedra: Private Sailing Trip to Cíes Islands

This private trip will take you from Pontevedra to the Cíes Islands on a boat steered by a skipper. Discover for yourself why these beautiful islands have been declared part of the National Park of the Atlantic Islands. You’ll set off from Pontevedra, as you enjoy unobstructed views of the coast from your private boat on the beautiful Ria de Vigo. Take in the landscape and relax on the calm waters on your way to the archipelago.  Once you arrive at the south island San Martiño, you’ll have time to explore at your leisure. Forge a route through this small island, and discover the natural ecological beauty of the landscape uninhabited by people.  Your next stop will be Rhodes beach, which connects the two northernmost islands. Here you can enjoy a walk on the white sandy beach, stop for a picnic, and take an ocean dip if the weather allows. Finally, take in the views of the bay's sparkling waters on your way back to the Pontevedra shore.

Vigo: Private Sailing Cruise for 2 with Dinner and Wine

9. Vigo: Private Sailing Cruise for 2 with Dinner and Wine

Hop aboard a beautiful sailboat for a private tour of the picturesque Vigo estuary. Treat your significant other to a romantic evening with a delicious traditional dinner and wine. Admire the striking landscape surrounding you and watch the sun setting over the ocean. Meet your skipper at the port and embark on a scenic adventure. Sit back on the deck to take in the view or relax in the double cabin with clean bed linen, towels, and other amenities. Sail along the coastline of the tranquil Vigo estuary and gasp at the colorful sunset from the water. Upon returning to port, the skipper will disembark for you to enjoy an intimate dining experience with a 3-course menu and D.O. Rías Baixas Albariño white wine. Menu AppetizersMussels in vinaigrette, potato and tuna balls, toasted bread roll with caramelized onions, toasted bread with ham and tomato, smoked salmon with chia seed canapes, and vol-au-vents. Main dishTraditional paella DessertSweet cream cheese pies and fresh fruit skewers

Vigo: Outdoor Urban Escape Room Game

10. Vigo: Outdoor Urban Escape Room Game

Become the protagonist of your own adventure as you race around the streets of Vigo in an outdoor escape game. Choose between two challenges and receive both a physical box and a digital app to help guide you through the port and old town. Before your adventure, receive a physical box posted to your address that contains reports, maps, photographs, and letters. Download the digital app and discover videos, games, clues, and information about Vigo's landmarks. Combine the app and physical materials to solve the mystery. Feel like a detective as you walk through the streets of Vigo's Casco Vello (old town), located near the port and surrounded by elegant churches and quirky older buildings. You can choose between two different options:  The Masked MurdererInvestigate the identity of a serial killer who has killed several young women, broadcasting the murders on social media and moving their bodies to well-known places in Vigo. The Spear of DestinyGet hold of the Spear of Destiny before it falls into enemy hands. Through a telegram sent between two Nazi collaborators, historian Sarah Levi has traced the Spear of Destiny, with which the Romans killed Jesus Christ on the cross, to Vigo. Now it's your job to locate it.

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What people are saying about Vigo

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 29 reviews

What an interesting a lovely tour! Pablo was a great guide who explained the area’s long history with seafood and protecting its coast. The boat ride was a lot of fun for us and the kids! It was very helpful to see the mussel farms in action, and seeing the underwater Jules Verne monument was a big bonus! Pablo even guided us to a place in Redondela for lunch after the tour, and helped us order. A great tour and helpful guide :)

A 10 for Pablo and a 10 for the activity. My children (7 and 8 years old) enjoyed and listened to everything with amazement. It was a different morning, 100% recommended. Xavi

Total value. The knowledge of our guide Olally was amazing and she really made our walk around Vigo entertaining

great sights, good food tasting, knowledgeable guides. Nuria was lovely

The guide Teresa is good and the place is wonderful!