Project Description

This journey encompasses nine days and eight nights of tasting and savouring the scents, colours and more traditional flavours of Galician and Northern Portuguese wines and gastronomy. During this trip, you will stay at the best hotels, taste the finest wines, and dine on the internationally renown cuisine of these fascinating regions.

Our suggested itinerary to inspire you:

Arrival to Porto, car rental pick up and drive to your four star boutique hotel. Time off at your own leisure.

Night at four star hotel -Accommodation and Breakfast.

After breakfast, you will visit several wineries in Gaia-Porto and taste some of their wines. In the afternoon, you will head to the contemporary art centre and gardens at the Serralves Foundation where you can have lunch at the rooftop restaurant. In the evening you will have a Portuguese dinner at a local restaurant.

Night at four star hotel -Accommodation and Breakfast.

After breakfast, you will head to Galicia-North Spain. On the way, you can stop at the beautiful town of Vilanova de Cerveira on the border with Spain for a nice cup of Portuguese coffee. Once you cross the border into Spain we recommend you to visit the impressive Celtic ruins of Santa Tecla, where you can learn about the Galician Celtic origins and admire the views from the very top of the mountain. You will drive to Vigo in the evening and we will welcome you with a great tapas tour in the Old Town.

Night at a four star hotel in city centre -Accommodation and Breakfast..

After breakfast, you will get your sailing clothes on to spend a day sailing to Cies Islands, part of the Natural Park of Islas Atlanticas and voted one of the best beaches in the world. Once in the island, you can do a great hiking walk to the lighthouse followed by a seafood lunch on any of its restaurants. You will then have time off to enjoy the beach. Once back in Vigo, we will recommend you some of our best restaurants to have a nice seafood dinner.

Night at a four star hotel in city centre -Accommodation and Breakfast.

After a morning off in Vigo to explore the city and do some shopping, you will drive to Albariño wine region.  On arrival, you will check at your charming boutique hotel. You have free time for some rest and a dip in the pool. You will have dinner at the hotel restaurant.

Night at Boutique Hotel -Accommodation and Breakfast.

As optional and depending on tide, early in the morning, after breakfast, you will put on rubber boots to do a shellfishing activity in Ria de Arousa. From the hand of a professional shellfish picker (“mariscadora”), you will get to know the daily life of this traditional and admired profession. You will learn different extraction methods of bivalves (clams, cockles, etc.), different arts they use, how to differentiate the various species that are traded, everything related to the production, harvesting and selling. When finished, time off for lunch at any of the local restaurants with typical products of the area in Cambados that we can recommend you. After lunch, you will visit an Albariño winery. You will walk among the vineyards and have a tasting to end the visit. When you arrive at the hotel and after a long day, you will put on cooking gloves and aprons for our traditional Galician cooking class at the hotel. From the hand of a local cook, you will learn how to cook “empanada”, Galician octopus and other traditional dishes of our cuisine. You will have dinner on what we have prepared together with exquisite local wines.

Night at Boutique Hotel -Accommodation and Breakfast.

In the morning, after breakfast, you leave the Albariño wine region and transfer to Ribeira Sacra wine region. On arrival to your accommodation, a beautiful “Pazo” and old Manor House, you will visit two wineries of the area. You will have a wine tasting and lunch in one of them followed by a special private boat ride along the Canyons of the River Sil. In the evening, you will have time off to do nice walk around the “Miradores” to see the Canyons from above. Dinner at your hotel.

Night at Boutique-Pazo hotel-Accommodation and Breakfast.

After breakfast, time to leave for the famous Santiago de Compostela. Today you will visit the famous city of Santiago de Compostela, the capital of Galicia. A place where every year millions of people and pilgrims come from all over the world, many of them after doing the “Camino de Santiago”. Its historical center has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. After checking into hotel, you will visit the Old Town and the Cathedral and the famous Market. You will have the rest of the day off to explore the city and we will organized a farewell dinner at one of the best known restaurants  of the city.

Night at a four star hotel in Old Town -Accommodation and Breakfast.

After breakfast, drive to Porto. Car rental return and end of services

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Includes:

  • 09 day car rental-full coverage insurance, second driver and unlimited mileage.
  • 2 nights in Porto in four star hotel, accommodation and breakfast.
  • Visit to Porto winery. Visit and wine tasting.
  • 2 nights at four star hotel in Vigo accommodation and breakfast.
  • Sailing private boat and visit to Cies Islands.
  • Tapas tour in Vigo.
  • 2 nights at Quinta de San Amaro Boutique Hotel, accommodation and breakfast.
  • Dinner on arrival.
  • Visit to Albariño winery.
  • Galician cooking class in Quinta de San Amaro.
  • One night at Manor House -Pazo, accommodation and breakfast.
  • Visit to two Mencia wineries.
  • Lunch at winery Algueira.
  • Boat ride in Sil Canyons.
  • Dinner at Manor House Rectoral de Castillon.
  • 1 night at four star hotel in Santiago Old Town, accommodation and breakfast.
  • Dinner at Horta do Obradoiro restaurant in Santiago.
  • Travel insurance.
  • 24 hour telephone assistance.

Rates depending on season and number of people, send us a message for more info.