Portugal Real Food Adventure, featuring Galicia

8 Days | Savour spiced seafood, slow-cooked sausages and sweet wines aplenty

4.6 out of 5 based on 21 reviews submitted.
USD $3,550
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Uncover the flavours of Galicia and Portugal on this eight-day Real Food Adventure. Sample tender, paprika-infused octopus in Santiago de Compostela and learn how to whip up your own Galician seafood classics in seaside Vigo. Cross the border and discover how centuries of invasion and trade have given Portuguese cuisine a mixture of Mediterranean, African Middle Eastern influences. Sip port among the terrace vineyards of Douro Valley and enjoy hearty, farm-fresh cooking at an Alentejo agriturismo. Complement your meals with cultural treats like a visit to the Roman ruins and Gothic wonder of Evora, before kicking back with Lisbon locals and a glass of ginjinha (wild cherry liqueur). Felicidades (cheers)!

Trip overview

Map of Portugal Real Food Adventure, Featuring Galicia including Portugal and Spain
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Lisbon, Portugal
Portugal, Spain
Physical rating
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Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
This trip generates 37.66 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Seek out the best fresh seafood in Vigo’s lively fish market, then learn to cook some classic Galician dishes for a hearty lunch.
  • Tour the steep terraces of the Douro Valley’s riverside vineyards and stop in at a couple of wineries to sip and swirl local varieties.
  • Travel inland to an agriturismo in the Alentejo region and spend the night on a local farm, complete with a hearty dinner made with fresh produce.
  • Get into the swing of glamorous but relaxed Lisbon by sampling local favourite ginjinha, a cherry liqueur, with the locals.
  • Immerse yourself in Porto’s multicultural neighbourhoods during a walking and snacking tour, starting with a flaky pastry breakfast and ending with a glass of (what else) port.

Is this trip right for you?
  • The cuisine of Portugal includes a lot of meat and seafood. For vegetarians and vegans we recommend reviewing the itinerary and inclusions to ensure that you will be able to fully participate and enjoy this trip. We also have many other trips to Portugal which can accommodate a range of dietary requirements.
  • In order to see (and eat) as much we can, this trip features some long travel days (up to 5 hours). These are 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 40C), which can be uncomfortable. It is 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.
  • Space is at a premium in Europe and your hotel is no exception. Rooms are often small, but usually the central location makes up for that. For those travelling as a duo, hotels in Europe often don't have double beds, but rather two single beds that can be pushed together.


This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2023 to 31 December 2023.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2024 - 31 December 2024

Map of Portugal Real Food Adventure, Featuring Galicia including Portugal and Spain



4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners


Train, Private Vehicle, Public bus, Ferry


Hotel (6 nights), Farmstay (1 nights)

  • Vigo - Fish Market Tour and Cooking Class
  • Porto - City Tasting Tour
  • Douro Valley - Guided Day Trip with Wine Tasting
  • Alentejo - Farm-cooked Meal
  • Evora - Day Trip
  • Lisbon - Fado Show & Dinner

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement excludes Day 5 (Farmstay) where you will be in shared accommodation, and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
2. 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 advise us of any dietary requirements at the time of booking so that we can ensure you’ll enjoy this trip.

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4.6 out of 5 based on 21 reviews submitted.
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Davinia Elizabeth · Traveled August 2023
A fantastic trip! Highly recommend. We saw so many places, tasted the freshest Galacian / Portugese produce, learned to cook it from local experts & walked it all off on the charming (& hilly) streets of Portugal's beautiful towns & cities. Our small group size & and leaders' insights meant we experienced Portugal more like a local. Was wonderful.
Review submitted 15 Aug 2023

Olivia · Traveled August 2023
We couldn’t have asked for a more incredible tour! The food, the sights, and our amazing guide Daniel made this a truly unforgettable experience. We can’t wait to go back to Portugal!
Review submitted 13 Aug 2023

Nicole · Traveled July 2023
We had a wonderful trip to Galicia and Portugal. Sergi was an excellent group leader. Intrepid chose amazing local guides in all of the locations. We really enjoyed the variety of food inclusions. The cooking class near Vigo was a highlight. I would recommend staying an extra night in Santiago de Compostela. Remember to bring good walking shoes as there are many hills to climb during the trip.
Review submitted 29 Aug 2023

Vanessa · Traveled July 2023
What a great way to experience a new culture and landscape! We were a small group of fellow travellers and laughed so much. Beautiful nature, friendly locals, great food and wine plus lovely walks every day. What is not to like?
Review submitted 26 Aug 2023

Cait · Traveled July 2023
Portugal food tour trip was great fun! Our tour leader made the trip stress-free as he navigated a cancelled train and connections, had an immense knowledge of history of the places we visited, and was a lovely soul to travel with. The itinerary was full and fast paced but we did have a couple downtime afternoons like jumping into a cool pool at our farmstay and having time to resupply at a supermarket one day
Review submitted 20 Jul 2023
Portugal Real Food Adventure, featuring Galicia
USD $3,550