Magical Cities, Exploring Rivers, Wines and Hot Springs

25th of June to July 3rd 2023

The North West corner of Spain, for centuries journey’s-end for pilgrims travelling from all over Europe and long considered the end of the earth, the Celtic land of Galicia has much to offer today’s visitor. Apart from this rich heritage there are miles of beautiful coastline and an interior with many little-known wonders. For the foodies there’s plenty to relish with Spain’s best seafood and some fantastic wines as well as good meat and garden produce.

Whether you’re a foodie, wine expert or history buff, there’s a Porto adventure with us that’s perfect for you! from delicious Porto wine tastings to insights of the Carmelite Church, river cruises, etc. Every day will be a unique experience! you will be seduced by Porto’s charming streets and colorful buildings while you wander through its nostalgic historic center, listens to his Portuguese Fado music and learn about its fascinating history.

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Guided tours of the wineries to learn the secrets of making one of the best Albariño wines in the world, and tasting of its best-known varieties accompanied by a tasting of gourmet products.
  • Admire Santiago de Compostela’s historic quarter. It is among the most elegant in Spain, blessed with beautiful monasteries, churches and historic palaces, walk you through its Gothic architecture and exploring his quaint cobbled streets.
  • Explore Viana do Castelo one of the most beautiful cities in the north of Portugal discoveries and its filigree gold work. República Square and the amazing Cathedral of Viana do Castelo, will be part of the visit and of course you will be able to enjoy Santa Luzia hill and its breathtaking sanctuary.
  • Explore one of Portugal’s most captivating regions and learn about Douro’s culinary wine traditions wile you take a scenic boat ride on the Douro river and testing session at local wineries.
  • Enjoy the Fado songs and his soulful sounds during a live performance and sit down to an authentic Portuguese dinner as you watch the show.
  • One of Europe’s most important pilgrim destinations Take a walking tour around this World Heritage City
  • Visit the Cathedral said to house the bones of St James Always lively with a strong tradition of street music
  • Catamaran trip down the magnificent Rio Sil Ribero wines from the vertiginous banks of the Sil
  • Santiago is the capital of Galicia, a holy city of pilgrimage, university, and public administration. , World Heritage by the UNESCO where you have the opportunity to admire its wonderful historic center and its majestic Cathedral that houses the tomb of the apostle James.
  • A historical monument built eight hundred years ago, this Romanesque Cathedral is visited by thousands of pilgrims every year to practice the traditional rituals such as the saint’s embrace!
  • Centuries of stories concentrated on its monuments, such as monasteries, convents, public buildings or the Royal Pilgrim Hospital which one is one of the oldest hotels in the world.
  • On this visit, you will know the “Camino”, a road that was born in medieval times and continues to these days. And why not to do parts of its paths to feel the spiritual essence?

Northern Spain and Portugal: Galicia and Porto