Real Food Adventure - Galicia Overview

Explore Galicia’s Santiago de Compostela and Allariz and discover the traditions, culture and culinary prowess of Spain’s delightful northwest corner.

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  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31

Discover Spain’s breathtaking region of Galicia while visiting Allariz and Santiago de Compostela

Take a bite out of Galicia, an autonomous community in the northwest corner of Spain. With stunning architecture, a fascinating history and a distinct cuisine, Galicia is one of Spain’s most authentic and beautiful areas. Visit artisan food producers and traditional taverns in Santiago de Compostela, taste the freshest of Galician produce in Santiago de Compostela's Abastos Market, sample the region’s fiery liquor that has been distilled for centuries, feel like you’ve stepped back in time in the Old Town of Allariz, meet local food producers and savour regional dishes that are hard to find elsewhere in Spain. If you’re after a trip to a lesser-known but remarkable part of Spain, this delicious Bite-size Break is for you.

  • Bake bread with locals at a community oven
  • Explore the striking Santiago Cathedral
  • Match prized regional cheeses with local wines at a delectable wine and cheese evening
  • Nibble on the traditional torta de Santiago (almond tart with raspberry jam)
  • See how food has been produced for centuries during a trip though the Allariz countryside
  • Select produce from the Mercado De Abastos to be cooked by a local chef
  • Visit a traditional smokehouse
  • Wander the historical streets of Allariz seeing its old city walls and monastery

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • Finish:

    Allariz, Spain
  • Group size:

    Min 4 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Hotel (4 nts)
  • Transport:

    Bus, Private Bus
  • Included activities:

    Regional day trip through Allariz

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    169kg pp per trip
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Day 1 Santiago de Compostela

The finish point for pilgrims walking the Camino de Santiago, Santiago de Compostela is home to the cathedral where St James, one of the 12 Apostles, is purportedly buried.

Day 2 Allariz

A beautiful village on the Arnoia River, Allariz's town centre is full of cobbled streets, traditional houses and restaurants, cafes and produce stores serving up delicious local specialties.

Day 3 Allariz

Galicia is famous for the wide variety of cheeses it produces – from cows, sheep and goats; cured, semi-cured and smoked – and they match perfectly with local wines.

Day 4 Allariz

Located at the centre of a biosphere reserve, the hills and valleys surrounding Allariz are home to a wide variety of traditional food producers who still use centuries-old production techniques.

Day 5 Allariz

First populated during Neolithic times, Allariz's historic centre remains today with its impressive churches, old city walls and Romanesque bridge.
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    • ZWZG
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