10-Day Food, Wine and Culture Tour in Portugal and Galicia, Spain

10-Day Food, Wine and Culture Tour in Portugal and Galicia, Spain

Treasures of the Iberian northwest 


Tour type: Group , Duration: 10 Days/ 9 Nights

Product ID: 637
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Get a wonderful overview of the best of Northern Portugal and Galicia from the bold wines of Luis Pato in the Bairrada, through the Douro and 3 wine regions of Galicia, before visiting the Vinho Verde region on your way back to Porto.
 
Enjoy magnificent scenery as wekk as great contrasts between wine styles and nationalities, Celtic Spain and 6 wine regions with this 10-day wine tour.
 
Itinerary:
 
Day 1:  Meet in the foyer of the Hotel San Francisco, a converted 18th century convent in Santiago de Compostela for a guided walk through the historic old town including a visit to the cathedral that marks the end of the legendary Camino.
Enjoy an early evening Tapas dinner at the Michelin starred Casa Marcelo in the old town.
 
Day 2: Visit Adega Algueira, a very high class winery near the Sil canyons, where Fernando Gonzalez makes a range of excellent wines (from local varieties) that are highly rated by Parker.
Enjoy lunch at the winery and then a river cruise down the Sil in the afternoon. Go on a short walk to one of the chapels overlooking the river, before returning to Santiago where the evening is free.
 
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Get a wonderful overview of the best of Northern Portugal and Galicia from the bold wines of Luis Pato in the Bairrada, through the Douro and 3 wine regions of Galicia, before visiting the Vinho Verde region on your way back to Porto.
 
Enjoy magnificent scenery as wekk as great contrasts between wine styles and nationalities, Celtic Spain and 6 wine regions with this 10-day wine tour.
 
Itinerary:
 
Day 1:  Meet in the foyer of the Hotel San Francisco, a converted 18th century convent in Santiago de Compostela for a guided walk through the historic old town including a visit to the cathedral that marks the end of the legendary Camino.
Enjoy an early evening Tapas dinner at the Michelin starred Casa Marcelo in the old town.
 
Day 2: Visit Adega Algueira, a very high class winery near the Sil canyons, where Fernando Gonzalez makes a range of excellent wines (from local varieties) that are highly rated by Parker.
Enjoy lunch at the winery and then a river cruise down the Sil in the afternoon. Go on a short walk to one of the chapels overlooking the river, before returning to Santiago where the evening is free.
 
Day 3: Head south to the seaside wine region of the Rias Baixas for a wine tasting at the beautiful Pazo de Señorans.
After a short drive, discover Albamar. Xurxo Alba’s wines are a great small producer expression of the albariño grape. Enjoy a typical Galician o furancho style seafood lunch cooked by the family.
Check in to the Parador in Baiona and enjoy dinner at the hotel overlooking the bay.
 
Day 4: Morning tour of the fortress and the site of the return landing of Columbus’s Pintia.
Visit the best wine producer in the Vinho Verde region, the charismatic Vasco Croft, in his Aphros winery.
After lunch head South to the dramatic scenery of the Douro. Check in to the luxurious Vintage House overlooking the river at Pinhao. Enjoy a tasting menu dinner at DOC, the best restaurant in the region.
 
Day 5: In the morning you will visit Quinta do Noval, one of port’s greatest names and estates.
Afterwards, take a short train ride inland to where harvest trucks will take you up the hill to Grahams’ flagship property, Quinta dos Malvedos, one of the greatest wine locations in the world. Enjoy a visit, port cocktails on the lawn and an extended lunch in the quinta.
A rabelo boat will take you back to the hotel.
 
Day 6: Start the day with a visit to Quinta da Pacheca estate. The estate is a lovely setting for a cookery class which you will enjoy near the traditional winery culminating in a very convivial lunch close to the port barrels.
Drive to the stunning city of Porto and check in to the magnificent Yeatman Hotel overlooking the river and old town. The evening will be free.
 
Day 7: Visit Grahams port lodge where you will have a a private tour of the lodge, concluding with a tasting of a full range of ports.
Then you will have a light lunch in their tapas restaurant. The afternoon is free before dinner in the hotel’s 2 star Michelin restaurant, one of Portugal’s very best.
 
Day 8:  Take a short trip to the Bairrada wine region and enjoy a private visit and tasting at Luis Pato.
Enjoy a delicious lunch of leitao, (suckling pig) accompanied by great wines.
Head south stopping at Tomar to visit the Convento do Cristo.
Continue to Lisbon and your hotel in the heart of town, the elegant Altis Avenida. In the evening enjoy a light tapas meal near the hotel.
 
Day 9:  Today you will enjoy a walking tour of the heart of Lisbon to take in some of the stunning vistas from the Alfama district and other central landmarks.
Free afternoon before dinner at Cantinho do Avillez allowing you to enjoy the cuisine of Portugal’s best known chef in a relaxed setting.
 
Day 10: Check out and departure.



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About this activity
Tour Timings
October 12th - 21st, 2018
Group size
2 - 20
Languages
English, Spanish, Portuguese
The meeting point
Santiago airport

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Includes
  • 9-nights accommodation with breakfast
  • 13 lunches or dinners
  • All winery visits and wine tastings
  • Cookery class in the Douro Valley
  • Boat rides on River Sil and River Douro
  • Walking tours of historic cities of Santiago de Compostela and Lisbon
  • Visit Convento do Cristo, Tomar
  • Transportation
  • Expert guide
  • Flights
  • Meals not mentioned 
  • Single supplement

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Organized by

Jeremy shaw

Jeremy has run tour across Spain and Portugal for the last 5 years. Qualified to WSET advanced (distinction) level, Jeremy likes to introduce wine tourists to fine wines, local characters and great regional food. Previously Jeremy was a lawyer and banker but decided to devote himself to 2 of his true loves, wine and travel. He is based between Northern Ireland and Spain and typically runs tours of 4 to 8 days duration to offer a good overview of the region.


Product ID: 637

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