Galician Cooking, Food and Wine Tour Short Break based in Santiago de Compostela

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4 Days / 3 Nights

Santiago de Compostela

On Request Best Rate

A special gastronomic journey in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain. Learn Galician cooking, explore historic monuments, and visit local markets. Includes culinary visits, a winery tour, and dining in hand-picked restaurants. Savour Galician flavours, from seafood to Albariño wines.
  • English-Speaking Driver/Guide
  • Explore the 3rd most important pilgrimage centre in the world
  • Taste the best local products and wines of the area
  • Hands-on cooking class with a professional chef



General Overview

Country: Spain
Region: Galicia
City: Santiago de Compostela
Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
Type: Chauffeur Driven Tour, Experience Packages, Private Group Tour
Theme: Food & Wine Tours, Short breaks in Spain and Portugal
Group Size: 2 to 8 People
Price from: On Request Best Rate€
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Galician Gastronomy & Cooking Short Break in Santiago de Compostela

On this special culinary and cooking tour of Spain, you will be based in Santiago de Compostela, the historic capital of Galicia on the Atlantic Northwestern coast of Spain. You will get the chance to learn in-depth about the gastronomy of Galicia by cooking side-by-side with an Expert Chef, in the Market of Santiago offering creative cooking in Galicia. The class will be based around traditional ingredients/products of the area.

Exploration of Santiago´s Heritage, Food Market, and Culinary Wonders

Apart from the cooking lesson, we will explore the historic monuments and local food market of Santiago, in addition to its surroundings so we can admire the lush inland countryside. Then follow coastal Galicia. We will pass through small pilgrimage and fishing villages, visiting noble Pazos (manors) to see the popular architecture of this region. As well along the way we will make culinary visits to see how the clams are dug up, wine is drank, etc..and many other food-related aspects of this rich land.

From Wineries to Fresh Seafood

This tour is a slow-paced food/wine experience to get a chance to stroll along the ports, seaside promenades and old streets while enjoying exclusive visits like to a winery making the highly-acclaimed Albarino white wines of the D.O. Rias Baixas. We will also dine in a few hand-picked restaurants with a mix of local flavours offering creative dishes based on fine local products, to traditional taverns right near the docks offering an abundance of fresh seafood (Spider Crab, Bay Prawns, Lobster, etc...) caught just that morning... delectable “finger-food”!

An Unforgettable Cooking Holiday on the Atlantic Coast of Spain!

Day by day itinerary

DAY 1: 

  • Arrival in Santiago, the capital of Galicia
  • Private Transfer from Santiago Airport to your hotel in the old quarter (NOTE: Please advise flight time and no.) (*After 02:00PM, if you arrive before you could leave your luggage with reception and check in later on that day).
  • Drop off at hotel in Santiago
  • Check in hotel
  • The rest of today just relax and get ready for a packed day of culinary/cultural activities tomorrow.
  • 09:30PM For dinner this evening we have booked you a table at a hot spot in the old quarter of Santiago.
  • Overnight in Santiago De Compostela


DAY 2:

  • Breakfast.
  • (CL) Private Galician Cuisine Hands-on Cooking Class in Santiago de Compostela 
  • 10:30AM: This morning meet in the lobby of the hotel your food/wine guide
  • We then walk through the ancient streets of Santiago until reaching the open-air market of Plaza Los Abastos which is the 2nd most important visit in Santiago after the Cathedral. 
  • Meet our local Chef an expert on Galician Gastronomy to see the daily catch and fresh vegetables that are brought into the market by the villagers who live close by Santiago.
  • Then enjoy a 3-course hands-on cooking class at the cooking venue based on traditional recipes and fresh seasonal products.
  • (L) Enjoy what you have made in the class. You will have drinks (water or wine) accompanying the meal.
  • In the afternoon we will meet with our Private English-speaking official local history and art  guide to learn all about Santiago´s old quarter and Pilgrimage Cathedral
  • We will visit the inside of this important Pilgrimage Cathedral as well as the Gelmirez Palace -One of the finest examples of Romanesque Spanish architecture- where we can see a medieval kitchen and dining room with sculptures made by the famous Maestro Mateo and paintings on the walls of gastronomic scenes from the 12th Century.
  • Ending back at the Cathedral then you have the rest of the afternoon to explore as you please
  • 09:00PM For Dinner we have booked you a table at a Michelin-starred restaurant. 
  • Overnight in Santiago de Compostela.


DAY 3:
SANTIAGO - CAMBADOS  (Salnes Valley Wine Country, D.O. Rias Baixas) - A LANZADA -  COMBARRO - VIGO

  • Breakfast
  • 09:00AM Meet your food & wine guide  and in the lobby of your hotel.
  • Your driver will also be waiting for you to take to all these fantastic places you are going to visit during this day. 
  • Today we will follow down the Rias Baixas coast land of the best Seafood and Albariño wines.
  • Starting out we will meet the local clam diggers who will show us how they dig the clams, etc.. the artisan way in the Ria de Arousa (Arousa Bay)
  • We will enjoy a tasting of gourmet canned seafood.
  • After the lesson and before lunch, we will also visit an Albariño winery (eg. Pazo Baion or similar) for a walk around the vineyards then in the cellar ending with a tasting.
  • Lunch paired with wines in a Michelin star restaurant in Cambados based on seasonal products and Galician cuisine. 
  • After lunch, we will go and visit a fish auction to understand how it works and how the fish is distributed every day.
  • Back on the bus, we'll drive along the coast and enjoying the fantastic views of coastal towns such as A Lanzada, Portonovo, Sanxenxo....
  • Then further down the coast we stop for a walk along the traditional fishing port of Combarro .
  • Continue on by highway to the city of Santiago.
  • Drop off at your hotel
  • Free time for dinner in Santiago
  • Overnight in Santiago De Compostela

B, L

DAY 4:


  • Breakfast
  • Private Transfer from  your hotel to Santiago Airport  (NOTE: Please advise flight time and no.)
  • Board plane and return to point of origin or book another one of our short breaks / tours (Check add-on section)



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  • 3 Nights accommodation in the city center 4* or 5* hotel (See Lodging section)
  • English Speaking Driver
  • Food & Wine Expert Guide specializing in cuisine & wines of the area
  • (B) Breakfasts daily, except the day of arrival
  • Hands-on Cooking Class with (L) lunch included. 
  • 1 Monumental Walking Tour
  • 1 Full-Day Tour 
  •  (L) 1 lunch in a Michelin Star Restaurant in Cambados.
  • 2 Table Reservation for dinner
  • Local Taxes


    • Transfers not specified in the itinerary
    • Beverages not specified in selected meals 
    • Meals not specified in itinerary 
    • Personal & Travel Insurance 
    • Tip and Gratuities to Chauffeur and Local guide

    Pick up

    • Hotels or apartments within city limits
    • Airport
    • Train Station
    • Bus Station
    • Cruise Ship Port
    • Other locations on request at time of booking

    Drop off

    • Hotels or apartments within city limits
    • Airport
    • Train Station
    • Bus Station
    • Cruise Ship Port
    • Other locations on request at time of booking

    Cancellation policy

    • Please refer to our General Terms & Conditions for full details as to cancellation penalties, etc...


    Santiago de Compostela
    3 Nights
    4 Star
    Santiago de Compostela
    3 Nights

    • 3 Nights (Option 5* Hotel): Parador de Santiago de Compostela - Reis Catolicos 5*GL
    • 3 Nights (Option 4* Hotel): Hotel Monumento San Francisco 4*


    • Mercedes Benz E Class Sedan Car (1 to 3 People)
    • Minivan Mercedes Benz V Class (4 to 6 People)
    • Minibus or Bus (7 to 16 People)

    NOTE: Or similar type vehicles in the same class as mentioned above.


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