About us

Galicia Unveiled is a project specifically designed for those of you wishing to discover a very special place in a very personal way.

Galicia Unveiled offers a unique insight into Western European culture and heritage where you will no longer be a tourist but a traveller. Indeed, we won’t be telling you about trivial issues and clichés, but we will certainly try to make you feel and experience our land in the same way we do, sharing our own stories and references.

All Galicia Unveiled staff are 100% Galician and fluent in English, starting with Xoán, our senior official tourist guide(* – see below). Needless to say, this is a totally down to earth family business. If you’re looking for the “local” touch, the “local” touch is what you shall get 😀

We are currently offering free walking tours in the award-winning city of Pontevedra.
Other (non-free) locations and further services and travel arrangements are available on demand.

Do not hesitate to contact us for any queries. We’ll be glad to help and, of course, to welcome you 🙂



(*) “Official guides” (also known as “heritage guides”) in Galicia are required to hold a relevant university degree in order to apply for a guide license. These licenses are then issued by the Galician government but only after having passed an additional exam. It is also required by law that all tour guides clearly display their professional ID when giving a tour.
And yes, we tick all the boxes in Galicia Unveiled.
For example, Xoán is a trained geographer (BA, MA, MPhil) and licensed guide (no. GT-188-XG). He is totally fluent in several languages, including English with a bit of an Irish accent – that’s a long story! 😉