Vigo, Cadiz & Malaga Excursions
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We shared a taxi with another couple from the ship and went to Santiago del Compostela for a few hours. This is a very famous city where the pilgrims come from all over the world to the wonderful Cathedral. They usually walk most of the way and you see them arriving with their special walking sticks. It is also a University town and is very picturesque with lots to see beside the Cathedral and its environs. Santiago is about 90 minutes by freeway from Vigo.
We stayed about 3 hours and the taxi driver arranged to return and pick us up at a certain time. We paid him when we arrived back at the ship. It cost each couple around 75Euros. A big difference from the ship's excursion which was $180US per person. Last year the US dollar was the same value as the Euro.
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We're on a Western Med. cruise in October on the QM2 and are looking for information on these 3 ports. Are they ports easily navigated independently or is the recommendation to take shore excursions? We're also unfamiliar with Cunard excursion offerings so any feedback is appreciated. ThanksCadiz you can do on your own unless you want to get away from the city.but I enjoyed Cadiz very much and they have some great shopping re leather that you will not find elswhere.You can follow the "line" through the city that will take you by all the sights.Malaga,you may want to check out the ships tour if they have one to Granada to see the Alhambra Palace as IMHO it would be the best way to go.Or, you can take the train along the coast to some of the smaller towns,and sightsee on your own.Maybe someone will have some more ideas.Enjoy your cruise.
In Vigo we took a tour out to Santiago De Campostela and LOVED it there too. It is a holy year this year. Like the above poster said there are thousands making pilgrimages (sp?) to the church where St. John the Apostle's remains are buried. There is also alot of shopping there.
We took ships transportation to both places as we did not have anyone else from the ship to share transportation costs with. Have a great time whatever you do.
Allhambra IS a MUST SEE! Also, it's much easier to with the ships excursion and we rarely take excursions.
Cadiz is a lovely, small city that you can easily do on your own. Someone said it had great shopping there and I agree. I bought most of my gifts for others there. On our Oceania cruise last summer, we had 2 days there. Day one, we took the train to Seville - the cost was $15. per person vs. the ship's "on your own" bus ride for about $80. pp. Oh and the A/C on the bus broke down and the temp was over 100 degree's.
Cberg, what is the "line"?
Can anyone answer these questions, please:
Does the ship let you off near the city?
Is Cadiz hilly?
Is there public transportation?
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