Northern Spain Real Food Adventure

10 Days | Unlock the local delicacies and true character of sultry Spain.

4.7 out of 5 based on 10 reviews submitted.
USD $3,519
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Explore the sights, sounds and tastes of Northern Spain on this food-focused adventure. Immerse yourself in local history and culture as you sample produce at La Boqueria Market, whip up Catalan specialties in a cooking class, enjoy myriad tapas bars in Logrono, discover the medieval streets and underground wine caves of Laguardia, and venture north to San Sebastian where beaches 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 in the Potes and taste fresh seafood on the coast in Galicia. With Santiago de Compostela in your sights, your Spanish food pilgrimage is a path worth taking.

Trip overview

Map of Northern Spain Real Food Adventure including Spain
Barcelona, Spain
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
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Why you'll love this trip
  • 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 farmer’s market better than Potes, so lap up all of the food traditions with an included market brunch of delicious regional offerings.
  • Learn the difference between pinxtos and tapas with a number of opportunities to crawl around town, tasting the local fare – Logrono’s Old Town has some of the best in the country.
  • In between market visits and tapas tastings, discover the medieval history and charming cobbled laneways of Northern Spain, stopping off for a glass of the local drop to soak up your surroundings.
  • Learn from local experts with cooking demonstrations and classes, highlighting regional specialities like Cocido Lebaniego.

Is this trip right for you?
  • The cuisine of Spain 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 Spain which can accommodate a range of dietary requirements.
  • There's some transferring to-and-from different forms of transport on this trip. You'll need to carry your own luggage on and off transport, so make sure it doesn't exceed our weight and size recommendations. You can find this information in the 'Packing' section of the Essential Trip Information.
  • Summer temperatures in the areas visited can be very high (up to 40 degrees Celsius), 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.
  • 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

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5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners


Public bus, Taxi, Train, Private vehicle


Hotel (9 nights)

  • Barcelona - Cava or Vermouth tasting
  • Barcelona - Santa Caterina Market Tour
  • Barcelona - Catalan cooking demonstration and lunch
  • Logrono - Tapas Crawl
  • Laguardia - Wine cellar visit and tasting
  • San Sebastian - Basque cooking class
  • San Sebastian - Market tour
  • Picos de Europa - Cocido Lebaniego dinner
  • Potes - Market visit and brunch
  • Arenas de Cabrales - Cheese tasting
  • Oviedo - Asturian cider house visit and tasting
  • Picos de Europa - National Park Visit
  • Oviedo - Guided walk and market tour
  • A Coruna - Fish market visit and seafood lunch
  • Santiago de Compostela - City night walk
  • Santiago de Compostela - Market visit and tasting tour
Add on activities
  • Picos de Europa - Fuente De funicular - EUR20

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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 applies to all nights of your trip 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.
3. This trip ends at 12pm on Day 10 in Santiago de Compostela. Please refer to Day 10 of the itinerary for details.

Essential Trip Information

Want an in-depth insight into this trip? Essential Trip Information provides a detailed itinerary, visa info, how to get to your hotel, what's included - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more.

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4.7 out of 5 based on 10 reviews submitted.
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Virginia · Traveled September 2023
This is not a trip for a vegetarian - it's most definitely for people who love meat, fish and wine, and exploring food they've not experienced beforehand. For meat and fish lovers it's perfect.
Review submitted 15 Sep 2023

Hennedige · Traveled August 2023
I really enjoyed this trip, not only been able to eat food from different provinces in Spain but visiting places I would have not done otherwise.
Review submitted 04 Sep 2023

Rose · Traveled May 2023
This trip was everything I had hoped for! We had a small group and an amazing guide who helped us taste wonderful food and drink all across Spain. The tour made everything so easy and every meal was delicious. Highly recommend this tour for anyone who wants to guarantee a great food experience without having any of the hassel.
Review submitted 06 Jun 2023

Rik · Traveled May 2023
This tour is an in depth exploration of the diverse historical and cultural variety of Spain's food culture. The amazing range of tastes and flavours explored across our 10 days were phenomenal. Cannot recommend enough. If you're lucky enough to get Olalla as a guide, you will have simply the best time.
Review submitted 04 Jun 2023

Joanne · Traveled May 2023
If you are deciding whether to take this trip, do it! We had a fabulous time exploring a very different part of Spain. The itinerary and food were varied and interesting. Olalla is a fantastic guide and made sure our group of 7 got the most out of every moment. She was careful, clear, informative and great fun. Be prepared for a couple of long transfers. The hotels used (with one exception) were fine to excellent.
Review submitted 07 Jun 2023
Northern Spain Real Food Adventure
USD $3,519