Uncover the local delicacies and the local character of Northern Spain
Explore the sights, sounds and tastes of northern Spain on this food-led adventure. Immerse yourself in culture, history and cuisine as you taste local produce at Santa Catarina Market, whip up Catalan specialties in a cooking class and wander the stunning Gothic Quarter. Enjoy the wealth of tapas bars in Logrono, explore the medieval streets and underground wine caves of Laguardia. Venture north to one of Spain’s most celebrated cities, San Sebastian, where beautiful beaches, historic buildings and a thriving food and arts scene bask together under a beaming sun. Experience a traditional Asturian sidreria (cider house) near Oviedo, attend a centuries' old farmers market near the Picos de Europa National Park and devour fresh seafood on the coast in Galicia. End your gastronomic pilgrimage in the holy city of Santiago de Compostela.
Be surrounded by the culture of Catalan cooking (and by jamon hanging from the ceiling) in Barcelona’s many delis
Local, fresh produce is at the heart of Catalan food – get a chef’s insight into the best ingredients at Santa Caterina market
Logrono is filled with excellent taperias, each with their own speciality, and there’s little better than watching the master of mushrooms at Bar Soriano prepare hundreds of buttery, garlicky wild mushrooms for you to feast on during a tapas crawl
Sip a glass of famous Rioja in the unique surrounds of Laguardia – in the centuries old cellars beneath the medieval walled town
A walk in the epic Picos de National Park not only gives you stunning views of this Alpine-esque landscape, but also works off the delicious food and up a new appetite
Uncover the local specialties of Asturia and Galicia, sampling true Asturian cider poured in the traditional style, and eating fresh Galician mussels straight from the sea in A Coruna
Few places know how to do a farmers market better than Potes – it’s been happening here in the same spot since the 1200s
Spanish cuisine can be quite meat and seafood-driven, which may mean a few restrictions for vegetarians. There’s no doubt that the vegetarian dishes will be mouth-wateringly delicious too though.
There’s some transferring to-and-from different forms of transport. An easily transportable bag is recommended (as opposed to a big, bulky suitcase).
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Please note that the 27 June 2017 departure will run on an amended itinerary to include La Batalla del Vino Festival in Haro. Please see day by day itinerary for more details.
Single supplement is available with the exception of the following nights:
Days 5 & 6 - Alentejo
Our Real Food Adventure - Northern Spain trips score an average of 4.92 out of 5 based on 13 reviews in the last year.
Intrepid is a great company to travel with if you value people, culture, food and the experience more than hotel class and lazing by the pool.
Review submitted 18 Jun 2017
Great way to travel in a small group easy to get around all details taken care of with enough free time to get out and explore or shop.Our group bonded well even though there was quite a range of ages.Local food wine and customs and scenery we all well explored and great photos taken
Review submitted 07 Jun 2017