Day 01 – Vigo - Arrival
On arrival, you will have time to settle down at the hotel and free time at your leisure. (We can recommend some visits and walks). In the afternoon, we will pick you up at your four star boutique hotel for a
great “arts and tapas tour” of the Old Quarter in Vigo. You will visit some of our local artists and crafts shops, to learn about our traditional and modern culture. You will end this great walking tour in a local “taberna” and in a local market for
a nice glass of wine and tapas.
Day 02 – Cies Islands
After breakfast, you will get on board of a private sailing boat to visit our “little paradise”, Cies Islands, a part of the Natural Park of Atlantic Islands. On arrival,
you will have a guided trekking route to see the local flora and fauna in 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. Then, time off to lay down at one of the best beaches in the world, according to “The Guardian” newspaper. In the evening, come back to Vigo and dinner at your leisure.
Day 03 – Charming Portuguese Villages
After breakfast, we will pick you up at the hotel and drive across the border to Portugal. The first stop is in Valença do Minho, a beautiful village in the border where you will have a nice Portuguese coffee and typical “pasteis de nata” in the Parador. After Valença, you will drive to another beautiful Portuguese village, Vilanova de Cerveira to stop for a nice walk before crossing the border to Spain again, to visit a nice Albariño winery and have a wine tasting. After learning about Albariño wine, you will have lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, visit one of the most amazing places in South Galicia, not only for the breathtaking scenery, but also for the historical content, the Celtic ruins of Santa Tecla. You will learn
about Galician ancient Celtic culture, while enjoying the amazing views. In the evening, when back to Vigo, dinner and time at your own leisure.
Day 04 – Santiago de Compostela
After breakfast, you will have your transfer to Santiago de Compostela. This day 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. You will visit the Old Town, the Cathedral and the famous Market of Abastos. You will have lunch in a local restaurant, based on local products. In the evening, when back to Vigo, dinner and time at your own leisure.
Day 05 – Albariño Wine Region - O Salnés
After breakfast, get ready for a full of experience day! On arrival to Salnes region, you will get on board to have a great tour of “Art of fishing” by the hand of a local fisherman. You will learn about mussel farms, 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 of fish and seafood. Once in land, you put on cooking gloves and
aprons for our traditional Galician cooking class at a beautiful place. From the hand of a local cook, you will learn how to cook “empanada”, Galician octopus and other traditional dishes of our cuisine and of course, you will eat lunch of the dishes you have made. After lunch, you will visit an Albariño winery in a former Pazo, a Galician Manor House. You will walk among the vineyards and have a tasting to end the visit. In the evening, when back to Vigo, dinner and time at your
Day 06 – Ribeira Sacra - Mencia Wine Region
After breakfast, you will drive to one of the most beautiful places in Galicia, Ribeira Sacra Wine Region. On arrival, you will do a small trekking route to a beautiful “mirador”, to have a first look of the impressive Canyons of the River Sil from above. You will then have a wine tasting and lunch in one of the best wineries in the area, followed by a special boat ride along the Canyons of the River Sil. You will learn about the difficulty of the harvest due to the steep of the land, and about the magnificent red wine that has become very popular in the past five years. In the evening, when back to Vigo, dinner and time at your leisure.
Day 07 – Ribeiro Wine Region
After breakfast, you will drive to the wine region of Ribeiro. Our first stop is in Ribadavia, a small town with a lot of history, including the Jewish Quarter. You will do a nice walking tour around the town, visiting some of their oldest local shops, such as a Jewish bakery and local taverns. The next activity, a visit to the beautiful Ribeiro winery to taste some of the best Ribeiro wines in the area, followed by a nice lunch at the winery restaurant. After lunch, and depending of the wheather conditions, you will relax at one of the most hidden but beautiful thermal areas in Galicia, the “Termas de Prexegueiro”. You can either have a therapeutic bath at the “termas”, or a nice jump in the cold water of the river Cerves. In the evening, when back to Vigo, dinner and time at your own leisure.
Day 08 – End of the tour
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight back home.