Vigo

Cies Islands in Vigo, Spain
Cies Islands in Vigo, Spain
The defensive wall of Vigo, Spain

Situated on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, and with one of the world’s finest natural ports, the Galician gem of Vigo has been an important part of Spain’s maritime industry for centuries. Boasting a wonderful historic quarter, modern marina and pretty centre, this city is alive with attractions.

The historic old quarter – like many of Vigo’s other attractions – is a great example of the influence the sea has had on the city.[ReadMoreMob] Located around the port, the Cidade Vella has narrow streets lined with old fishing houses and large markets selling locally caught seafood. The Collegiate Church of Santa Maria is a neoclassical cathedral built on the site of a grand gothic church that was burnt down by Francis Drake.

In the newer part of town, La Colegiata de la Santa Maria la Mayor is a fine 16th century church with an authentic Renaissance façade. The Pazo de Castrelos, dating from the 17th century, is home to the Quiñones de León Municipal Museum and contains a vast collection of paintings and artefacts that demand discovery. Elsewhere, the Castro de Vigo archaeological site has reconstructed ancient dwellings.

Vigo is a firm favourite with many visitors. Its mild climate, renowned estuary and golden beaches of the Rías Baixas, fine mariscada (seafood platter) cuisine and expansive culture all add up to something very special.

Cruises to Vigo

Sete Citades, Azores, Portugal Sete Citades, Azores, Portugal Sete Citades, Azores, Portugal

Exploring the Azores and Portugal • S2124

 Liverpool
Borealis
Mon 18 Oct 2021
15 nights
  • See the remarkable diversity of the magnetic Azores
  • A volcanic wonderland awaits you on the isle of Terceira
  • Explore Portugal's historic capital city
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Festive Escape to Madeira, Portugal & Spain • L2138

 Southampton
Balmoral
Mon 06 Dec 2021
11 nights
  • Enjoy a pre-Christmas cruise with a twist
  • Feel a buzz of excitement amongst the Christmas markets
  • Discover Madeira’s lush landscapes and botanical gardens
Spanish flamenco dancers in Cadiz, Spain Spanish flamenco dancers in Cadiz, Spain Spanish flamenco dancers in Cadiz, Spain

Spanish & Portuguese Traditions • M2217

 Rosyth (Edinburgh)
Braemar
Tue 07 Jun 2022
14 nights
  • Sample Tapas & Flamenco in Seville
  • Scenic cruise the size-restricted Guadalquivir
  • Visit Lisbon during the Feast of St. Anthony
Amalfi Coast with Gulf of Salerno, Campania, Italy Amalfi Coast with Gulf of Salerno, Campania, Italy Amalfi Coast with Gulf of Salerno, Campania, Italy

Discover the Amalfi Coast • T2216

 Southampton
Bolette
Sun 17 Jul 2022
15 nights
  • Explore scenic Amalfi & Sorrento
  • Visit the islands of Capri, Corsica & Menorca
  • Tour to pretty Positano & Bonafacio
Aerial view of tree Christmas with Se church and Madeira flag in Funchal City, Madeira island, Portugal. Aerial view of tree Christmas with Se church and Madeira flag in Funchal City, Madeira island, Portugal. Aerial view of tree Christmas with Se church and Madeira flag in Funchal City, Madeira island, Portugal.

Festive Spain & Portugal • L2233

 Portsmouth
Balmoral
Sat 10 Dec 2022
12 nights
  • Admire the festive light displays of Vigo
  • Browse Funchal’s Christmas market
  • Dock within one mile of each city centre
Islas Cies, Vigo, Spain. Islas Cies, Vigo, Spain. Islas Cies, Vigo, Spain.

Festive Spanish City Break • S2232

 Liverpool
Borealis
Wed 14 Dec 2022
8 nights
  • Visit the Roman walled city of Lugo
  • Explore the Guggenheim museum from Getxo
  • See the UNESCO-listed Tower of Hercules in La Coruna
Panoramic view of beautiful Amalfi on hills leading down to coast, Campania, Italy. Panoramic view of beautiful Amalfi on hills leading down to coast, Campania, Italy. Panoramic view of beautiful Amalfi on hills leading down to coast, Campania, Italy.

Discover the Amalfi Coast • T2207

 Southampton
Bolette
Thu 14 Apr 2022
15 nights
  • Explore scenic Amalfi & Sorrento
  • Visit the islands of Capri, Corsica & Menorca
  • Tour to pretty Positano & Bonafacio