Art, Gastronomy and Wine Tour
DAY 1 – ARRIVAL TO SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA AIRPORT Private transfer from Santiago airport to the hotel.
Welcome dinner at FILIGRANA restaurant The Relais& Châteaux Filigree Restaurant offers you an interesting menu that brings all the latitudes of Galicia to Santiago de Compostela. The philosophy of the Restaurant Filigrana is based on traditional Galician cuisine
DAY 2 – SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
In the morning, after breakfast, you will visit the famous city, capital of Galicia. A place where millions of people and pilgrims from all over the world come every year, many of them after doing the “Camino de Santiago”. Its historical center has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. We will visit the Old Town, the Cathedral and the famous Food Market. Lunch at the O Dezaseis restaurant, a restaurant based on local products. In the afternoon you will have the opportunity to visit the Galician Center for Contemporary Art: Designed by the Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza Vieira between 1988 and 1993, the CGAC is located in one of the most sensitive and suggestive monumental areas of Santiago de Compostela. Dinner at CASA MARCELO restaurant. His chef, Marcelo Tejedor, took for many years the reins of a luxury restaurant that is now converted into a cosmopolitan tasca. A fusion that mixes Japanese and Galician products with winks to Chinese, Mexican or Peruvian cuisine.
DAY 3 – CIES ISLANDS – BAIONA
After breakfast, transfer to Vigo where you will board a private sailboat to visit our “little paradise”, the Cíes Islands, which are part of the Atlantic Islands Natural Park. Upon arrival, you will have a guided trekking route to see the local flora and fauna on the island. You will also learn about the history of the island that has been visited by pirates and different cultures in the past. You will have lunch on board the sailboat. After lunch you will disembark in Baiona where you will spend the night. The fortress of the Parador is perfect to walk, rest, or have a drink in front of the sea Dinner at the restaurant ENXEBRE A PINTA. The term “enxebre” in Galicia is closely linked to the traditional, the pure, the authentic Galician.
DAY 4 – PORTO
After breakfast, transfer to one of the most important and beautiful cities of Portugal, Porto. On the way you will go along the coast from Baiona to A Guarda, a beautiful cliff path. There will be a stop to visit the Ruins of Santa Tecla with a visit to the archaeological museum. Lunch in the wine area of O Rosal at the TerrasGauda winery. Visit to the winery and wine tasting. The vineyards settle in a privileged place in the valley of O Rosal, very close to the mouth of the Miño River through lands of A Guarda, bordering Portugal.. • Introduction by foot of the vineyard and visit inside the winery to understand the winemaking process. • Tasting of Abadía de San Campio and Terras Gauda wines • Informal meal with assembly between vineyards After lunch arrival in Porto and check in at the hotel. Free time for a walk through the old part of the city declared World Heritage by UNESCO. We recommend the visit of some galleries such as: NunoCenteno, Pedro Oliveira, Quadrado Azul, Presença, Fernando Santos, Kubik. Welcome dinner at the Barao Fladgate restaurant. It is located in a spectacular and evocative setting, such as Port Taylor’s wine cellars, and offers magnificent views of the Duero River and the historic center of Porto. It offers a contemporary interpretation of traditional cuisine, focused on native fresh ingredients and authentic Portuguese flavors. The wine list presents a great variety of brands from the main Portuguese wine regions and, as you might expect, a wide range of vintage and aged barrels.
DAY 5 – PORTO
After breakfast, guided visit to the city of Porto by an architect. The tour will begin on the Avenida de los Aliados, from there you will go to the Rivoli Theater and the Batalha Old Cinema, rebuilt by the architect Artur Andrade in an Art-Deco style in 1947. It closed in 2003 but it was reopened in 2006 as a cultural and concert hall. You will also visit the Portuguese Photography Center, located in an old prison. At the end of the tour, you will walk along the Duero River and the Rua da Reboleira to see the rehabilitation of the Ribeira neighborhood and ending the visit of the Church of San Francisco Free time for lunch and for a walk We recommend the visit of the National Gallery of Porto In the afternoon, visit the Graham’s winery, one of the most beautiful in Porto, and with the best views of the city. It was founded in 1820, and has its own museum where you can review the history of Porto wine from its origins. In this winery you will enjoy a port wine tasting. Dinner at Vinum Restaurant & Wine Bar, VINUM presents a high quality gastronomic proposal, which brings to the table the best traditions of the Douro, Trás-os-Montes, the Minho and the Atlantic that bathe Portugal.
DAY 6 – PORTO
After breakfast, visit the Museum of Contemporary Art of the SERRALVES FOUNDATION It is the most important museum in Portugal dedicated to modern art. Located in the Serralves Park, the Serralves Museum combines culture and nature in the same space, When the Serralves Foundation was born in 1989, the creation in Porto of a museum dedicated to contemporary art was suggested, to reinforce the image of the city as a place where the latest currents and avant-garde also had a place. Lunch at the foundation after the visit. For the Serralves Foundation, gastronomy is also an art. As executive chef, the Serralves restaurant has the experience of chef Fernando Santos. Afternoon al leisure Dinner at Casa Da Música restaurant. Located at the top of the building designed by Rem Koolhaas, with an unexpected terrace overlooking the Boavista gardens and stunning views of the city of Porto, the Casa da Música restaurant offers different spaces and types of cuisine. Inside, the Pedro Cabrita Reis installation, created for the operas The Duke’s Castle Bluebeard and The Bronze Boy, reinvents itself and presents an elegant and relaxed restaurant. Chef Artur Gomes proposes an affordable design kitchen for everyone. After dinner and only for those who are encouraged, we recommend going through MAUS HABITOS, one of the most interesting bars when we talk about alternative spaces and culture. This house transformed into a Café Bar offers varied cultural alternatives: from exhibitions to workshops and concerts. The idea of the site is to support local and international talent, but especially emerging talent.
DAY 7 – LISBON
After breakfast, private transfer to Lisbon On arrival , check in at your hotel and free time to rest and have lunch After lunch visit the Ellipse Contemporary Art Collection, a foundation based in the Netherlands, endowed with 20 million dollars, whose goal is to create one of the most important international contemporary art collections that began in the early 21st century. Collection owned by Joao Oliveira-Rendeiro, former president of the Portuguese Private Bank. A collection that the New York Times described as one of the most important collections of contemporary art of the 21st century, Welcome dinner at Beco Gourmet An exclusive place where gastronomy meets the entertainment world in an immersive and memorable experience created by chef José Avillez. In the Bairro de Avillez, behind a passagehidden, there is a sophisticated restaurant shrouded in mystery and in the feel of the clubs of the 1920s and 1950s. Its doors only open at the end of the day and for dinner and the show, only those who have an entrance, are allowed entry. The menu of international inspiration includes 12 different moments and always a surprise.
DAY 8 – LISBON
After breaksfast, guided visit to Lisbon. In this tour you will have the possibility to see the main monuments and the amazing attractions of Lisbon In Belém, admire the Torre de Belém and the Monument of the Discoveries; Visit the Church of the Jeronimos Monastery – UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the National Car Museum with a unique collection in the world of ceremonial vehicles from the 16th to the 19th centuries. In Alfama, a neighborhood with streets and alleys paved in the “Portuguese” way, try the delicious port wine in a traditional shop. On this day, you will also have the opportunity to get to know the main squares of the city: Praça do Comércio, Rossio and Marquês de Pombal. Free lunch In the afternoon visit the Bernardo Collection Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art The Berardo Collection Museum has one of the best collections of contemporary art. Opened in 2007, for several years it has remained in the ranking of the 100 most visited museums in the world. The history of this museum is linked to the Portuguese José Manuel Berardo, who for several decades made a fortune in South Africa thanks to the extraction of gold, until he returned to Portugal in the 80s, becoming one of the richest entrepreneurs from the country. From an early age he felt interest in art and dedicated himself to compile various works to gather a collection of more of 40,000 pieces. The first time his collection opened its doors to the public was in 1997, where some of his works were Do not miss the Portrait of Judy Garland made by Warhol, nor the works of Picasso, Magritte, Duchamp, Malevich or Mondrian, among many other great intellectuals of contemporary art. Dinner at LOCO, Michelin star restaurant. For us, as Spanish speaking persons, the word “Crazy” makes us think of crazy things and nonsense, ideas completely opposed to the Lisbon LOCO restaurant, whose name comes from locum, place, This calculated project by chef Alexandre Silva is located steps from the Basilica da Estrela, one of the most suggestive points of the city of Lisbon
DAY 9 – SINTRA
After breakfast, visit the National Palace of Pena in Sintra It is one of the best tourist attractions in Portugal and exemplifies the romantic style of 19th century architecture. The palace is a hedonistic mix of vividly painted terraces, decorative battlements and mythological statues, which contrast with the lush green of the forests that surround Pena. The interior of the palace is equally fascinating, having been restored to reflect the decoration of 1910, when the Portuguese nobility fled to Brazil to escape the revolution. Back to Lisbon for lunch at your own leisure and rest of the day off Farewell dinner at Belcanto, At Belcanto, José Avillez offers contemporary Portuguese cuisine in a sophisticated environment that makes us travel from the romanticism of the old Chiado to the future. With two Michelin stars, and 42nd in the “The World’s 50 Best Restaurants” list, Belcanto is also distinguished by its privileged location in the historic center of Lisbon, for its welcoming, discreet and attentive service, and for an extraordinary wine cellar that makes known some of the best Portuguese wines, as well as major international references.
DAY 10 – DEPARTURE
After breakfast and at the convenient time, private transfer to Lisbon airport for your flight back home: END OF THE TOUR
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