Real Food Adventure - Galicia

tours / Food & drink

Highlights

Taste tapas in Santiago De Compostela’s traditional taverns, Explore the striking Santiago Cathedral, Nibble on the traditional torta de Santiago (almond tart with raspberry jam), Select produce from the Mercado De Abastos to be cooked by a local chef, Wander the historical streets of Allariz seeing its old city walls and monastery, Lunch on the regional specialty of cocido, a chickpea stew with vegetables and pork, Match prized regional cheeses with local wines at a delectable wine and cheese evening, See how food has been produced for centuries during a trip though the Allariz countryside, Bake bread with locals at a community oven , Visit a traditional smokehouse

Tour description provided by Intrepid

Take a bite out of Galicia, an autonomous community in the northwest corner of Spain. With stunning architecture, a fascinating history and a distinct cuisine, Galicia is one of Spain’s most authentic and beautiful areas. Visit artisan food producers and traditional taverns in Santiago de Compostela, taste the freshest of Galician produce in Santiago de Compostela's Abastos Market, sample the region’s fiery liquor that has been distilled for centuries, feel like you’ve stepped back in time in the Old Town of Allariz, meet local food producers and savour regional dishes that are hard to find elsewhere in Spain. If you’re after a trip to a lesser-known but remarkable part of Spain, this delicious Bite-size Break is for you.

Itinerary

Days 0-0 Santiago de Compostela
The finish point for pilgrims walking the Camino de Santiago, Santiago de Compostela is home to the cathedral where St James, one of the 12 Apostles, is purportedly buried.
Day 1 Santiago de Compostela
The finish point for pilgrims walking the Camino de Santiago, Santiago de Compostela is home to the cathedral where St James, one of the 12 Apostles, is purportedly buried.
Day 1 Allariz
A beautiful village on the Arnoia River, Allariz's town centre is full of cobbled streets, traditional houses and restaurants, cafes and produce stores serving up delicious local specialties.
Day 2 Allariz
Galicia is famous for the wide variety of cheeses it produces – from cows, sheep and goats; cured, semi-cured and smoked – and they match perfectly with local wines.
Day 2 Allariz
A beautiful village on the Arnoia River, Allariz's town centre is full of cobbled streets, traditional houses and restaurants, cafes and produce stores serving up delicious local specialties.
Day 3 Allariz
Located at the centre of a biosphere reserve, the hills and valleys surrounding Allariz are home to a wide variety of traditional food producers who still use centuries-old production techniques.
Day 3 Allariz
Galicia is famous for the wide variety of cheeses it produces – from cows, sheep and goats; cured, semi-cured and smoked – and they match perfectly with local wines.
Day 4 Allariz
Located at the centre of a biosphere reserve, the hills and valleys surrounding Allariz are home to a wide variety of traditional food producers who still use centuries-old production techniques.
Day 4 Allariz
First populated during Neolithic times, Allariz's historic centre remains today with its impressive churches, old city walls and Romanesque bridge.
Day 5 Allariz
First populated during Neolithic times, Allariz's historic centre remains today with its impressive churches, old city walls and Romanesque bridge.