Delight your tastebuds on this enticing tour of Portuguese cuisine.
Kick off in Santiago de Compostela, capital of Spain's Galicia region and famous for marking the end of the Camino de Santiago pilgrim trail. Discover the proud fish-mongering heritage of the port city of Vigo. Then step across the border to uncover the flavours of Portugal, featuring African, Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern influences thanks to centuries of invasion and trade. Sip your way around the Douro Valley, a stunning region responsible for introducing the world to port wine, and enjoy a farm-stay in the Alentejo region - fast gaining a reputation as a hotspot for Portuguese gastronomy. Finish up with glass of Ginjinha (wild cherry liqueur) in the charming city of Lisbon.
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Cook up a Galician feast using Vigo's finest seafood
Sip world-class wines in the spectacular Douro Valley wine region
Discover why Alentejo is Portugal’s best kept foodie secret on a farnstay
Stand around with the Lisbon locals and enjoy a tipple of cherry liqueur before midday
This trip aims to give you an exciting, diverse and well-rounded culinary experience. While we endeavour to cater for specific dietary requirements, some meals and food activities are set in advance and may be difficult to adjust. Please be aware that in many countries dietary restrictions are not common or well understood. If you have dietary requirements, simply contact your agent at the time of booking for further information on how this may impact on your ability to take part in included activities and meals. Come with an open mind and open mouth, and you won’t be disappointed!
There are a few longer travel days (up to 6-7 hours on Day 5), but these give a great chance to soak in the Portuguese scenery and get to know your fellow travellers a little better.
Summer temperatures in the areas visited can be very high (up to 40°C), which can be uncomfortable. It’s important to use sun protection, wear layers to combat the heat and drink plenty of water. Please consider the time of the year you wish to travel and your suitability to that season.
As accommodation on this trip is twin-share, single travellers will share a room with another traveller of the same sex. If you’d prefer not to share, a single room supplement is available at an additional charge. Please ask your travel consultant for more details, and please note that in some hotels a single supplement exclusion applies where single rooms are not available. Also, hotels in Europe often don't have double beds, but rather two single beds that can be pushed together. This trip is a great opportunity to get to know other travellers, so embrace it while you can.
This is a new trip for us. While thoroughly researched, there may be some small changes along the way, depending on the needs of your group.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2017 to 31 December 2017. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2018 - 31 December 2018
A Single Supplement is available on this trip, please ask your booking agent for more information.
The price of the Single Supplement doesn't include the following nights where single rooms may not be available:
Days 5 & 6: Farmstay
Our Real Food Adventure - Galicia & Portugal trips score an average of 4.81 out of 5 based on 16 reviews in the last year.
Fantastic tour; especially for those of you that love seafood! The itinerary is a great mix of busy cities and rural stays, and you get a real sense of how big a role food and drink play in this part of the world. So much fun and highly recommended.
Review submitted 19 Aug 2017
Intrepid trips are a fantastic means of travel as they provide a great insight into local culture and especially as a single .... 5 trips now!... still regularly visit a friend from #1 in 2014 and keep in contact with others!
Review submitted 07 Aug 2017