Sean P. O´Rourke (Food & Wine Expert)

 
Sean P. O´Rourke
 

My Journey in the Travel Industry started as a Travel Advisor in Vancouver, Canada. 


Over 25 years ago I started my journey in the industry as a travel advisor with an agency based in downtown Vancouver, Canada my hometown. After arranging a few group trips to Europe, I decided to stay and travelled extensively throughout the continent until settling in Spain.

In 1999 I co-founded the incoming DMC specialty travel agency. I have worked with hundreds of travel agencies and tour operators overseas to help create upscale tailor-made tour itineraries for their clients visiting Spain and Portugal.

Apart from arranging holidays I personally lead our food & wine-related trips in Galicia and Northern Portugal which I find a great way to really understand what clients want.

Arranging the filming locations for TV Producers

I have worked for movie and documentary production companies arranging the filming locations and personally escorting them. Here was a documentary back in 2002...

Finisterre, Celtic France & Spain - two 48 min. mini-series BRAVO TV

Part 2- Galicia & Asturias 48 min.

Peter Murphy of SeaBright Production in Nova Scotia, Canada produced a documentary journey that explores Celtic music and culture in two of the most remote and least known parts of Europe, Galicia and Asturias in Spain and Britany in France. Finisterre means "end of the world" and in both of these regions, there is a vibrant movement dedicated to maintaining the Celtic culture.





Back in 2018, I helped arrange an episode for the American TV Series Produced by Litton Entertainment...

Ocean Treks with Jeff Corwin

Spanish Seaside Adventure (2018)
Season 3 | Episode 1 | 30min | Reality-TV | Episode aired 6 October 2018 on ABC USA

Jeff´s ship arrives in Vigo, Spain where he discovers an ancient civilization that once thrived along this dramatic coastline. Then, he experiences the local seafood culture firsthand by harvesting mussels, before scrambling the rocky coastline with a spear to gather a prized delicacy.

Sean working with Ocean Treks with Jeff Corwin - Spanish Seaside Adventures - Vigo, Spain

Speaker at Travel, Food & Wine related events


I have been a panel member and spoken at Travel, Food & Wine related events like at the NY Times Travel Show regarding Focus on Europe (Over tourism) and about Wine Tourism at the Enojornadas 2020 - Internacionalización en el Enoturismo event organized by the Institut del Cava

Sean speaking at the Enojornadas 2020 - Internacionalización en el Enoturismo

Due to the current global situation, we are all dealing with I have decided to use my years of knowledge and experience to collaborate with other like-minded partners. This is how Eat & Walkabout was born.
 
Expert Destinations
 
Spain
 

Spain

 
Portugal
 

Portugal

 
Galicia
 

Galicia

 
Vigo
 

Vigo

 
As Neves
 

As Neves

 
Funchal
 

Funchal

 
Arbo
 

Arbo

 
Moaña
 

Moaña

 
 

Recommended Tours

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E&W True Flavour Journeys

7 Days / 6 Nights

Funchal

3750.00 euros

THE TRUE FLAVOURS & NATURAL BEAUTY OF MADEIRA...

Why are the Madeira Islands, Europe´s Best Island Destination in 2024? Discover it on a trip full of food and wine in Madeira: wine tastings and more!

 
 
 
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Half Day (Duration:...

Vigo

99.00 euros

VIGO FOOD TOUR TO EAT YOUR WAY ALONG THE CITY...

On this Vigo food tour, our foodie guide will take you on a food walk through the streets of the new and old parts of the city centre. There is no better way to discover vigo than walking and eating as the local Vigueses do!

 
 
 
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Full Day (Duration:...

Funchal

175.00 euros

WINE TOUR OF LUSH VINEYARDS OF MADEIRA ISLANDS WINE...

The Madeiran fortified wine is one of the most enduring man-made creations in the world. A legacy of over 500 years, it is as famous as the stunning Madeira Island itself. Our full-day wine tour is your chance to taste this iconic wine, explore its production process, and soak in the island´s beauty. Join the tour for a day of wine, wonder, and discovery!

 
 
 
Sea to Table
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Full Day (Duration:...

Vigo

140.00 euros

GALICIAN SEAFOOD COOKING CLASS AND FERRY BOAT TRIP...

Visit Galicia starting from the wonderful city of Vigo on this Cooking like a Galician Tour combined with a ferry boat trip across Vigo Bay where you will enjoy the beautiful landscape and dramatic coastline. Get to know the Galician gastronomy and culture in a cooking class led by a local chef with fresh products from the area.

 
 
 
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Half-Day (Duration:...

Vigo

109.00 euros

CANGAS COASTAL TRAIL WALK & FOOD TOUR, RIAS BAIXAS,...

Need some ideas for things to do in Vigo? How about a Cangas Coastal Trail Walk from Vigo with amazing views and the fresh sea air! Starting with a ferry boat ride, a coastal trail walk, then ending with a tasting of the best Galician food & wine for lunch with our expert foodie guide...

 
 
 
Food + Nature
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Full-Day (Duration:...

Vigo

On Request Best Rate

A FRAGA RIVER VALLEY TRAIL, GOAT CHEESE FARM &...

Come to Moaña, Galicia, Spain to discover one of the most beautiful walking nature trails in this region, A Fraga nature trail, paired with tastings of prize-winning Galician goat cheese and exquisite premium beef. A great way to learn about -and taste- the Galician locally sourced products and culture.

 
 
 

Recommended Hotels

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4 Star

Porto Moniz

On Request Best Rate

AQUA NATURA BAY

Explore Aqua Natura Bay: a 4-star retreat in Porto Moniz, Madeira, offering stunning views, access to Natural Swimming Pools, and a Wellness Center for ultimate relaxation.

 
 
 
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4 Star

Funchal

On Request Best Rate

CASTANHEIRO BOUTIQUE HOTEL

Discover Funchal´s charm at a historic boutique hotel near the Palace of Jesuits. Welcome to an exceptional stay in the heart of the city!

 
 
 
Urban Spa
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Vigo

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GRAN HOTEL NAGARI BOUTIQUE & SPA

Inspiring, Avant-garde, Sophisticated. Grand Boutique and Spa Nagari Hotel 5* has been designed combining style and comfort with all the services that every five star hotel requires. Opened in 2010, Gran Nagari Hotel devotes much of its facilities to use and enjoy the Spa and other amenities designed to the welfare and revitalization of all guests.

 
 
 
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4 Star

Baiona

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PARADOR DE BAIONA

Within the walled enclosure of Monte Real protected by the sea and flanked by a pine wood, the Parador de Baiona rises up in a privileged location. Regal drawing rooms with decorative features from other ages form a distinguished interior in which the spectacular stone staircase of the entrance hall stands out.

 
 
 

Travel Journal

25 September 2023
 

 
By Sean P. O´Rourke
 

Best places to visit in Galicia.  Imagine a place where the Atlantic breeze caresses your skin, where...

 
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