|La Coruna, Spain|
|Arrive: 05/24/16 8:00 AM||Depart: 05/24/16 5:00 PM|
Guided Sightseeing Option: Please see below for details on this option.
Enjoy a private chauffeur driven luxury sedan for “Guided Sightseeing” touring.
Meet your expert local driver and guide for the drive to La Coruna.
Although the origin of La Coruña could be an old Celtic settlement, the history of the city began to rise in importance during the Roman times, when the port became a key point on many sailing routes. You will visit the Tower of Hercules, a Roman lighthouse dating from the 2nd Century (the time of Emperor Trajanus). The harbour of La Coruña has always been the scene of some of the most important historical events in the city, like the defeat of Drake in 1589, thanks to the resistance of the people of Coruña, led by the heroine María Pita. The Domus is an interactive museum on humans, installed in a spectacular building designed by the Japanese architect Arata Isozaki.
Return to the ship.
*Gratuities have been prepaid. Additional gratuities are at guest’s discretion.
"At Your Leisure" Option: Please see below for details on this option.
Enjoy a private chauffeur driven luxury sedan for “At Your Leisure” touring. You decide where you want to go and what you want to see.*
*Mileage restrictions may apply.
La Coruna is the largest city in Spain's Galicia region and among the country's busiest ports. Today the city's significant expansion is evident in its three distinct quarters: the Ciudad (City), and town center located along the isthmus; the business and commercial center with wide avenues and shopping streets; and the Ensanche to the South, built up with industry. La Coruna's beautiful main square, Plaza Maria Pita, has many buildings in the old section which feature characteristic glazed facades, which have earned La Coruna the name City of Crystals. Santiago de Compostela is located only 37 miles from La Coruna. The City is the original town with narrow, cobbled streets and quaint squares. Avenida de la Marina, running parallel to the waterfront, is lined by typical tall houses with glazed balconies at every floor. Mendez Nunez Gardens lie between the harbor and Los Cantones in a bustling quarter of the city. Once used as a prison, San Anton Castle now houses the Military and Archaeological Museum. The Roman lighthouse Hercules Tower is said to be the oldest in Europe.