Delight your tastebuds on this enticing tour of Portuguese cuisine.
Taste 'pesticos' (Portuguese tapas) 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 home cooked dinner and 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.
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 farmstay
Stand around with the Lisbon locals and enjoy a tipple of cherry liqueur
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. 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 4-5 hours), 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.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2019 to 31 December 2019. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2018 - 31 December 2018
A single supplement is available on this trip with exception of Day 5 (Farmstay).
Our Portugal Real Food Adventure, featuring Galicia trips score an average of 4.68 out of 5 based on 37 reviews in the last year.
This tour was so much fun! The delight of experiencing cultures through food and wine is a beautiful way to spend your hard earned holiday. This is my eighth Intrepid tour, first in Europe, and highlights include the cooking class near Vigo, the Douro Valley wine tour, and a lovely farm stay. The hotel in Porto, while an amazing location, was loud at night on Fridays and Saturdays due to the close proximity of clubs. The food tour in Porto was wonderful as well as the local guide. Diogo was by far the best leader I've traveled with and one you should request. He believes in the Intrepid values of leaving only footprints and sharing his region that he loves. Diogo has the gift of showcasing the best of what Spain and Portugal have to offer, especially through food and wine, without putting the spotlight on himself. He makes the experience seem effortless and helped make our tour very special.
Review submitted 19 Jul 2018
This trip is a wonderful adventure through beautiful cities, fascinating culture, and jaw-dropping scenery. You travel by road, rail, and boat, and you get not only to eat and drink wonderful things but to see where they come from and how they're made. Be sure to sample even the foods you think you won't like--I promise you'll be surprised!
Review submitted 14 Jul 2018