Begin your adventure with a panoramic drive and a leisurely orientation of the city of La Coruña. Admire the Riazor and Orzen beaches, the House of Mankind (a work of Japanese architect Arata Isozaki), and the Aquarium Finisterrae. Take some photos at the Tower of Hercules, built in the 2nd century by the Roman emperor Trajan. This is the oldest Roman lighthouse in the world and is still in use today.
Re-board the coach and follow the coastline past the window houses that gave La Coruña its ‘Crystal City’ nickname. Watch out for the Archaeological Museum housed in San Anton Castle and the Mendez Nuñez Gardens. Next, leave your motor coach and make your way on foot down the narrow cobblestone streets to Plaza Maria Pita, a vast pedestrian square surrounded by terraced cafés and arcades. Delight in the friendly and social atmosphere of a local Spanish bar, where you are treated to tapas (snacks) of local cheese, crusty homemade bread, cured ham, and other local specialties complemented by Galician wine.
Tapas are a very important part of Spanish culture and are often enjoyed by locals at a local bar with a glass of wine or during a quick stop at a restaurant between meals. Afterward, walk the short distance back to the harbor with your guide or take the opportunity to browse on your own in the quaint Old Town before returning to the pier at your leisure.