Foodie delights in the birthplace of backpacking.

Santiago de Compostela is undoubtedly one of Spain’s loveliest cities. Volumes have been written about the place and historians today still chew the cud over its pivotal role in the long push to wrest the Iberian peninsula from Moorish hands. One perhaps little known fact about Santiago de Compostela is that the Codex Calixtinus, compiled and published around the year 1140, was the first warts-and-all overland travel guide for the intrepid, godfearing, backpacking pilgrim that undertook the long walk across the Pyrenees and the plains of Castile to the Apostle’s alleged resting place in Galicia.

  • Our three hour gastronomic tour de force will take us a little off the beaten pilgrim path – taking in beautiful squares and winding streets where time appears to have stood still.
  • We will visit the cloistered nuns that make the city’s famous almond cake, Tarta de Santiago and have a wander around the bustling town market, known simply to locals as ‘la plaza’. The wonderful local produce here, especially fish and seafood is a joy to behold. We will call in at three cutting edge vinotecas where you’ll have the opportunity to taste some of Galicia’s finest wines.
  • These wines are made by internationally renowned winemakers, many of them supplying some of the world’s most talked about restaurants such as Celler Can Roca, Mugaritz etc. The tour is slow paced and aimed at the serious wine lover and daring diner. The vinotecas featured draw likeminded people, many of them from the winemaking community itself, serving innovative tapas that bring together the very best of the modern side of Galician cuisine. All in all, an unforgettable experience for the wine lover and foodie alike.
  • €135 per person
Day tour details
  • Starting point: Agreed meeting point.
  • Unsuitable for vegetarians/vegans
  • When: Tuesdays to Saturdays
  • Duration: 12.30-15.30
  • Groups: 2-10 people.

Note: Please inform us of any allergies or food intolerances prior to the tour. We will do everything we can to make sure you get the most out of the experience.

Santiago de Compostela


Photographs of the tour