Night Freetour in Vigo: Pirates and Overseas Treasures

Duration: 1h and 30min
Languages: Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on July 31, 2018

We are the first free walking tours company of Galicia and we will be very happy to show you A Coruña, Santiago de Compostela, Pontevedra and Vigo. All our guide are local official tour guides, enthusiastic and looking forward to show you are beutiful Galicia.

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Tour description

Treasures, pirates, sailors, corsairs, naval battles...

Vigo is a city with strong maritime roots and in this one and a half hour visit we will tell you about a lesser-known part of the city while we walk through the old town.

A fundamental bastion in the struggle for independence from the Napoleonic troops, Vigo has heroic stories in its defense and reconquest of the city , being one of the first places to escape the French occupation.

Speaking of wars and battles, we will learn about the history of the sailor Méndez Núñez , one of the great icons in the history of the Spanish Navy while we enjoy the essence of the Alameda de Vigo or discovering the old Universal Hotel , accommodation of famous personalities standing out among them. the famous spy Mata Hari.

Turkish pirates who arrived and besieged this city causing the economic suffocation of its inhabitants, or the famous English corsair Sir Francis Drake , occupy an important space in our history and we will discover how and why they got here.

And, in the final part, we could not stop talking about great expeditions beyond the seas, such as that of Magellan and Elcano, with the local Gonzalo de Vigo as one of his great collaborators, and of course, with the discovery of America by of Christopher Columbus, from whom we will discover some surprises.

Route: Porta do Sol, San Sebastián Castle, Santa María Collegiate Church, A Laxe, Alameda and Gamboa.

* Free payment for each attendee at the end of the visit.

* Punctuality is important. Reservations for visits will be held for 5 minutes after the start of the visit. Once this time has elapsed, the places will be released for the waiting list.

* In the case of not attending, it is requested and appreciated that the reservation be canceled or communicated so that the guide is not waiting and not make the rest of the attendees wait.

* Reservations of more than 6 people in the same group of friends/family are not allowed . In case of making separate reservations for a group larger than 6 people, the guide can refuse the attendees at the same meeting point.

* The client can request a receipt for their payment or claim forms.

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  • Meeting point:
    C/ Doutor Cadaval, nº2 - 3ºJ, 36202 V...
    C/ Doutor Cadaval, nº2 - 3ºJ, 36202 Vigo, Pontevedra, Spain
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    Next to the Mermaid Statue. Look for the BLUE UMBRELLA.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Maribel 06 Aug 2022
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Travelled in group - Jul 2022
Profesionales. Tour interesante, completo y ameno.
Elena 27 Jul 2022
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Travelled in family - Jul 2022
Muy divertido! Nos encanto la historia de Los piratas
Alex... 26 Jul 2022
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Travelled in couple - Jul 2022
JOSE 08 Jul 2022
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
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Travelled in couple - Jul 2022
Silvia lo hizo muy bien. Entusiasta contando las anécdotas de su ciudad.
Tamibi 06 Jul 2022
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Travelled in couple - Jul 2022
Muy entretenida, manejaba con pasión su hermosos vigo, agradecida por la experiencia.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 4 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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