Portugal Real Food Adventure, featuring Galicia

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

4.7 out of 5 based on 23 reviews submitted.
ZAR  60,395
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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
Spain, Portugal
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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4.7 out of 5 based on 23 reviews submitted.
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Rich · Traveled October 2023
We had an amazing trip with great people, Loved the cooking class and the Douro Valley tour. Our leader Adrian was superb at offering great insights and options. We recommend this trip to anyone wishing to learn more about the Portugal and Galicia.
Review submitted 05 Nov 2023

Kim · Traveled October 2023
The Portugal Real Food Adventure featuring Galicia with Elena was great fun. Good food and wine along with many belly laughs. What more can you ask for?
Review submitted 20 Oct 2023

Jean · Traveled September 2023
Highly recommend this trip. Portugal is lovely and Daniel is a wonderful leader.
Review submitted 12 Oct 2023

Jane · Traveled September 2023
There were 7 of us taking this tour. The leader was professional and cared about our needs very well. History of Portugal was communicated well. Loved every minute of this trip!
Review submitted 03 Oct 2023

Robyn · Traveled September 2023
Portugal - a place you go and don’t want to leave - Maria was an awesome leader, the itinerary was great, our tour group was fabulous and I had so much fun.
Review submitted 04 Oct 2023
Portugal Real Food Adventure, featuring Galicia
ZAR  60,395