Explore the wines from Galicia and a land of legends
There are a thousand reasons to visit Galicia at any time of the year. And all of them are intertwined in some way with the wine culture, so present in this territory that it is impossible to separate it from its unique landscape and lifestyle.
Rías Baixas wines are crisp, meaning good acidity and fresh. Albariño is unquestionably the king grape variety of the appellation. There are fours subregions all of them with a great influence from the ocean; Ribeiro do Ulla, Condado de Tea, Val do Salnés and O Rosal, and you’ll visit the last two.
O Ribeiro is a land of country houses and farm houses. But it is also homeland of monasteries, Romanesque churches and the best-preserved Jewish quarter in the northwest: Ribadavia.
In Ribeira Sacra Many wineries are by some of the most spectacular viewpoints with over 40 degrees vineyard slope. Authentic heroic viticulture.
In Galicia food smells of childhood. If in the whole world gastronomy is one of the strongest cultural elements, in Galicia this is even more noticeable. All recipes are based on fresh produce, from idyllic potatoes perfect for the octopus specialty pulpo a feira, to the great pork or the coveted seafood, deliriously exquisite.
Galicia has remained too long an untapped culinary and wine treasure, probably because the region is difficult to get to. But albariño and the Saint James Way put it in everyone’s eyes.
Santiago C. / Porto - Cambados
Cambados - RÍAS BAIXAS (O ROSAL) - Cambados
CAMBADOS - RÍAS BAIXAS (SALNÉS VALLEY) - CAMBADOS
CAMBADOS – RIBEIRO – NOGUEIRA DE RAMUÍN (RIBEIRA SACRA)
RIBEIRA SACRA –CEA - SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, END OF JOURNEY
IDEAL LENGTH: 8 NIGHTS ✧ WHEN TO GO: ALL YEAR ROUND
Upon arrival to Santiago de Compostela or Porto Airport, your driver will welcome you and drive you to your hotel in Cambados,
The marine homeland of Albariño. Cambados concentrates the largest and most splendid range of pazos - opulent traditional manor houses - and towers, whose stonework contrasts with vineyards and fields. The region of Salnés, where Cambados is, is an unforgettable and lesser-known spot.
Check-in and relax until the afternoon, lunch will be arranged accordingly depending on your time of arrival.
CAMBADOS WINE VISIT
At 6pm a local member of our team will come to meet you, he will accompany you to your first dream winery visit, it is at a stone’s throw walking distance. You will be wowed by the beauty of the palace and their vineyard planted with century-old albariño vines enclosed by the estate walls. Enjoy a superb tour ending up with a premium wine tasting.
We'll assist you with your dinner arrangement.Hotel Boutique, Cambados
RIAS BAIXAS O ROSAL VALLEY
Ready for a second day of wines exploration, this time to the O Rosal Valley.
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At lunchtime you will be heading to one of the glorious and most coveted restaurants in the area, we'll propose you some of our favorite establishments.
Back to Cambados, free evening, we will assist you with any restaurant booking required.Breakfast
Hotel Boutique, Cambados
RÍAS BAIXAS SALNÉS VALLEY
After breakfast, your driver and guide will meet you and take you today to two of the most renowned and prestigious wineries in Rías Baixas.
Back to the hotel in Cambados, free evening. After such a memorable day and light lunch, tonight we would suggest enjoying dinner at some of the not-to-be-missed restaurants in Cambados.Breakfast, lunch
Hotel Boutique, Cambados
THE AROUSA ESTUARY
The Ría de Arousa is one of the most privileged places for fishing in Galicia. The boat leaves from Cambados and passes through the beautiful places of the island of A Toxa, the island of Arousa or the rocks of the island of Sálvora, National Park of the Atlantic Islands. Experience the most authentic Galicia!
Embark on an historical wooden fishing boat (1958) completely restored and discover the art of mussels cutluvation of the Ría de Arousa; more than 2000 rafts make up the characteristic landscape of this estuary.
You will also have a chance to sample fresh delicious steamed mussels from the estuary, cooked on site, accompanied by an excellent glass of Albariño.
*If weather wouldn't allow the activity it would be replaced by another culinary experience.
LUNCH IN A FURANCHO
The Galician's best kept secret. Furanchos started as a viable "outlet" for surplus harvest, right in the private houses they were selling that extra wine and you know, no wine is offered without food. It has become a rooted tradition within locals. No menu or soft drinks, just simple hearty food and young wine to feed your soul. From December to March.
Galicia is internationally reputed for having in its coastline the best barnacles. March, June and end of the summer are the seasons for enjoying the best fresh barnacles But getting a handful of prized gooseneck barnacles from the rocks is a very tough and dangerous mission, many fishermen have lost their lives. If you are around during the season, we’ll be glad to arrange a visit to the hunting area to watch life how it is, and feel the braveness of these people.
Hotel Boutique, Cambados
WINES FROM DO RIBEIRO
Today you will leave Cambados and take the road towards South to reach another wine designation in Galicia, O Ribeiro. The region is making wine since the Cistercian Monastery of San Cladio set. For many decades underrated it has finally seen a rise in quality and recognition. A region with great whites and really interesting reds. So, you will take the time today to explore it visiting two of the greatest wineries and enjoy a lunch a one of the wineries.
After a lovely wine day you will have time to stroll around the town of Ribadavia, considered as the capital of the O´Ribeiro, it has been a Historic-Artistic site since 1947 and was even the former capital of the Kingdom of Galicia.
Final transfer to your hotel in the heart of Ribeira Sacra. Free evening.Breakfast, lunch
Parador de Santo Estevo
WINES FROM DO RIBEIRA SACRA
Private cruise on the Sil river
Free evening to unwind in the Parador.Breakfast
Parador de Santo Estevo
BREAD FROM CEA
After a restorative breakfast, you’ll take the road towards Santiago de Compostela. It is impressive to drive along the roads in the area and to see, every few meters, the sign of an oven; and this is because Cea is a great bakery town of Spain. The bread from Cea has Protected Geographical Indication: Cea breads are dense, consistent, with a marked cereal flavor. Unlock the secrets behind the process of baking beautiful, flavorful bread with natural leavening. Before leaving, you will enjoy a tour of the Monastery of Oseira founded by the Cistercian monks in the 12th century. It is often dubbed “the Escorial from Galicia” for its immense size and beauty.
Time for lunch, you will stop by a traditional pazo on your way to Santiago for a hearty traditional menu, perfect just before heading to Santiago.
Upon arrival, check-in and relax. A good spa session might be a great option.
Free evening, we’ll assist you on your dinner arrangement.Breakfast
Relais & Châteaux or Parador
SANTIAGO, UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE
Today you will discover the beauty of Santiago de Compostela. Santiago de Compostela is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as well as a pilgrim city. Its historical center is full of dazzling monuments, most of them in a grand or monumental scale. This walking tour will lead you through an extraordinary ensemble of distinguished monuments grouped around the tomb of St James the Greater, including charming chapels, magnificent monasteries or splendid urban palaces. With its meandering medieval street plan and aging buildings there is the impression of timeless. From Monday to Saturday a visit to the fresh foods market is a must. It is one of the most enticing food markets and...
Free evening, we will assist you on dinner options as usual.Breakfast
Relais & Châteaux or Parador
END OF JOURNEY
Today, private transfer to Santiago airport, or to your next destination in case you decide to extend your trip.
This is an itinerary for your inspiration; the final route will be unique and tailor-made to your schedule, party details, objectives and travel personality. All private arrangements are quoted individually.
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Price & Booking Terms
- Every journey is tailor-made to your trip dates.
- 8-Night accommodation on bed and breakfast basis
- Meals as stated
- 9 Exclusive winery visits (DO Rías Baixas, DO Ribeiro and DO Ribeira Sacra)
- Private city tours of Santiago de Compostela
- Private sailing excursion
- Private Mercedes chauffeured transport throughout
- Restaurants bookings
- Airport private transfers
- All taxes
- International flights
- Personal purchases and expenses
- Travel insurance
We make every stay unique, where every detail counts. Therefore, we treat every request individually and we will present a curated selection of the properties that better suit your personality.
Every trip is quoted individually.
*Prices are in Euros
- At the time of reservation: 40% of journey cost per person
- 45 days before departure: Balance due
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
- Payment method: Bank transfer or major credit cards are accepted (Visa, American Express, Mastercard)
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Your restaurant choices were all very good as well.
As for the sherry and bodega visits, those were even more impressive. We had such a terrific time and the experiences were very personalized.
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The trip was amazing in all aspects. We were really impressed with everything. The hotel choices were wonderful, the locations were perfect, the guides were terrific and very knowledgeable. Your restaurant choices were all very good as well.
As for the sherry and bodega visits, those were even more impressive. We had such a terrific time and the experiences were very personalized. Thank you so much for arranging special tastings for us. It was absolutely incredible. Everyone we met were so kind and welcoming. We are Sherry wine fans for life!!
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Thank you so much for this helpful list! Gary and I are still talking about what a great time we had on the trip to Spain and how much we enjoyed meeting you, Fernando and Felix. You did an amazing job and we so appreciated seeing Spain's beautiful cities, historical treasures and of course the wonderful food, wine and people!
Gary and I wanted to thank you again for your continued care and concern as we spent three additional days in Madrid with the Millars. You and Fernando were so nice to make sure all went well and to see us off when we finally had to depart.
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We had a winderful time particularly thanks to your superb arrangements. We will return! Arrivederci Marco
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