Cruises to La Coruna

La Coruna (also called A Coruna) is both a region and a busy port town located in Galicia, north-west Spain.

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The ‘green heart’ of Spain

La Coruna (also called A Coruna) is both a region and a busy port town located in Galicia, northwest Spain.

As a bustling hub for business and exports, the area combines its traditions of agriculture and fishing with successful new industries, notably fashion and textiles.

Leave your luxury cruise liner in the dedicated cruise ship terminal and come ashore for the day. Unlike other Mediterranean port destinations around Spain, La Coruna represents the ‘green heart’ of the country thanks to its panoramic ocean setting and verdant surrounding countryside.

Indeed, La Coruna represents a refreshing break from the other, better-known and more crowded holiday destinations. Support local industries with a spot of retail therapy in the good shopping facilities and ensure you take a break to sample the local ‘tapas’ cuisine.

The city has a wide range of good museums and attractions, ideal for children and adults of all ages; take your pick from the Picasso Museum, the interactive House of Humankind (the first of its kind dedicated to the human being), MACUF, the contemporary art museum, the Fine Arts museum or the aquarium.

To ensure you benefit from the best deals on local sights, we invite you to consult our selection of excursion programmes (see below), which take in the city and its environs. Worth a trip further afield is the town of Santiago de Compostela, the ‘city of pilgrims’ and a very special place to visit during your Mediterranean cruise vacation.

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Port average temperature

The climate of A Coruna is temperate maritime and heavily moderated by the Atlantic Ocean; however it does display some characteristics of a Mediterranean climate. Autumn and winter are often unsettled and unpredictable with strong winds and abundant rainfall, coming from Atlantic depressions and it is often overcast. The ocean keeps temperatures mild, and frost and snow are rare.

In summer, it is quite dry and sunny with only occasional rainfall temperatures are warm but rarely uncomfortably hot due to the sea's cooling influence during the day. Spring is usually cool and fairly calm.

The temperate figures shown are based on monthly average weather conditions for the selected port. Weather data is not real-time, and sometimes no data is shown for a specific date, month or port in general.

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 LCN01 - PANORAMIC TOUR OF SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA  (approx. 4.5 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  A pleasant 1.5-hour coach ride will take you to the historical city of Santiago de Compostela, one of Spain’s most important religious centres. The city’s splendid cathedral and old quarter are both listed as UNESCO world heritage sites. You will have an opportunity to amble through the streets, narrow alleys and tiny squares before continuing on foot to the Plaza do Obradoiro, which is situated at the heart of the city and was named after the stonemason’s workshop that was established there while the cathedral was being built. An external viewing of the cathedral, an eclectic blend of various architectural styles including Baroque, gives you an opportunity to take some photos before proceeding with an inside visit of the site. Return to the port. Please note: long walking involved on uneven ground with steps so this tour is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties or heart problems. Taking photos or shooting videos inside the Cathedral is prohibited. Conservative attire is recommended for visiting religious sites.

Price per person $72.00 Adults $50.00 Children


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 LCN02 - LA CORUÑA & BETANZOS (approx. 4 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Cultural  On leaving the port, an enjoyable 45-minute drive first takes you to the town of Betanzos for a walking tour through the meticulously preserved medieval town centre. The old district’s lovely fountains, splendid palaces and magnificent churches, such as the 14th-century Igrexa de San Francisco and the 16th-century Igrexa de Santiago, are sights for which you may want to bring a camera. After some free time to explore on your own, you will return to La Coruña for a panoramic city tour of the city’s many wonderful attractions. A short photo stop will also be made at Hercules Tower, a famous Roman lighthouse that is said to be the oldest of its kind in the world that is still in operation. Your tour is brought to a close with your return to the port and your ship.

Price per person $59.00 Adults $41.00 Children


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 LCN03 - LA CORUÑA HIGHLIGHTS (approx. 4 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Cultural  The busy Galician port and city of La Coruña is situated on a promontory at the entrance of an estuary on the Atlantic Ocean, affording the visitor gorgeous views of the bay and the ocean. This tour gives you a chance to explore this lovely Spanish town and take in its main sights of historical interest, such as the typical 18th-century buildings with glazed window balconies that were designed as a solution to the weather. After passing Mendez Nuñoz Gardens, a photo stop will be made at Hercules Tower, an old lighthouse that has been in continuous operation since Roman times, before reaching the centre of the town for a walking tour. You will have some free time to see the sights on your own, some of which could include the city’s gorgeously preserved historical quarter, before returning to your ship.

Price per person $45.00 Adults $32.00 Children


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Shore Excursions programs and Itineraries may vary depending on local conditions and/or any unforeseen events in relation to the timing on the day of the tour. Some excursions are very popular and therefore availability cannot always be guaranteed, It is advisable to book in advance to avoid disappointment.