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Learn how to cook Spanish food like a local during a cooking class with a local Chef.

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Imagine yourself sleeping in one of the most beautiful historic hotels in Spain

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Savour Spain's tastiest destination at Michelin-starred restaurants offering innovative creations with local products.

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Savour Spain one bite at a time during a "tapas" bar crawl

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Be inspired by the beauty of Santiago de Compostela's Gothic Cathedral, a stunning architectural masterpiece.

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Picture yourself in some of the most spectacular beaches in Europe at the Rias Baixas, Spain's main supplier of seafood & shellfish.

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Day 1

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    Upon arrival at the you will be welcomed and escorted to a luxury vehicle and transferred to the culmination of the Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage route, the Plaza del Obradoiro, the heart of Santiago de Compostela.

    You will check in the world’s oldest hotel. Situated in Santiago de Compostela’s main square and built in the late 15th century as a royal hospice for pilgrims visiting the shrine of St James in the cathedral next door, the Parador – a national monument – claims to be the oldest hotel in the world no turned a 5-star hotel.

    The hotel is set around four exquisite arcaded and gargoyle-laden Renaissance and Gothic courtyards. There is also a plethora of fine religious art, tapestries and antique chests to admire in the plush sitting rooms and corridors, along with a quiet corner in which to lap up the atmosphere.

     You will have the rest of the evening at your leisure and to indulge yourself into the hotel signature restaurant “Restaurante dos Reis” in a historic space housed in what was once the stables for the Royal Hospital, where you can sample traditional Galician cuisine.

    Day 2

    Exclusive Eat Northern Spain experiences:

    • An early morning guided visit to Santiago de Compostela farmers' market
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      • A guided visit to the town's stunning Gothic Cathedral
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      • A lunch in a local restaurant where you will try "Best Beef in the world" :  grilled  "Galician Blonde"  paired with local wines
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    Santiago de Compostela, the capital of the Galicia region, is Northern Spain’s most iconic city. This UNESCO Heritage Site is the final stop on the epic Camino de Santiago pilgrimage trail; its unique atmosphere, history and cobbled streets draw thousands of visitors each year.

    Our visit digs below its surface beauty, to unearth a vibrancy and flavour that few visitors get to experience.

    A private guide will take you on a walking culinary tour of the central farmers’ market where colours and aromas combine to create an intoxicating gastronomic experience. Here you will find only the most succulent fruit and vegetables, freshest seafood and the local delicacy, aged Galician blonde beef.

    After the visit, you will go on a sightseeing tour of Santiago de Compostela’s old town. You will discover a magical town, the culmination of the world-famous “Camino de Santiago”. Join hundreds of pilgrims at its famous gothic Cathedral and take part of a singular ceremony: “The Botafumeiro”.

    For lunch you will enjoy a signature restaurant where you can try the holy grail for meat lovers. Have you ever tried Spanish dry-aged Galician Blond Beef? Did you know that it is internationally acclaimed as the best beef in world?

    The distinctive character of the beef is a deep rich flavour, which is provided by the age of the cows and oxen at slaughter, when they are at least eight years old. Then, beef is dry-aged for around 100 days before serving. The high marbling is supported by the deep red colour of the beef and a distinctive thick yellow fat.

    You will have the rest of the evening at your leisure to relax at the hotel or explore the streets of the old town.

    Later on, you will be escorted by your guide to a Michelin-starred restaurant where you will experience a unique and highly personal dining experience that takes you behind the scenes. Taking your seat in the Chef’s kitchen, you’ll relish this Michelin-starred culinary treat. Enjoy a conversation with your Chef as he prepares and cooks your tailored tasting menu in front of you.

    Day 3

    Exclusive Eat Northern Spain experiences:

      • A private cooking class with a local Chef where you will learn how to cook the most iconic Spanish dishes like a local
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      • A visit to a local market with the Chef to buy the ingredients you need for your cooking class
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    This morning, you will be picked up from your hotel by your private guide and you will be driven to a tranquil haven away from the hustle and bustle of the town, the “Rias Baixas”, a spectacular stretch of the Galician coastline.

    In a spectacular place surrounded by Albariño grape vineyards you will enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience: A private cooking class with a local Chef, a hands-on experience where you will be part of the Chef’s crew and you will learn how to cook seasonal local delicacies such as shellfish or galician octopus.

    Each Spanish Cooking class ends with a delicious lunch and carefully chosen wine pairings.  You will enjoy what you have cooked using your newly acquired knowledge.

    But first, you need to buy all the ingredients for your cooking class. You will be escorted during a visit to a local farmers’ market guided by your Chef to shop for the day’s menu.

    You will brush shoulders with the locals who gather every day to buy fresh local produce. You will have the chance to talk to farmers, butchers and fishmongers who will explain you everything about ingredients you can only find in this region.

    After lunch, you will be driven along the Galician coastline and you will stop for a walk at some of the most spectacular beaches in Spain.

    You will arrive at Santiago de Compostela back in the evening with some free time to relax at the hotel.

    To wrap up this adventure, you will be escorted by your guide through the bars of the old town for a tapas bar crawl paired with local wines. An immersive experience to enjoy food like the locals do.

    Day 4

    This morning you will have time to relax at the hotel and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of its location, the Plaza del Obradoiro. Later on, you will be met by your driver and escorted to a luxury vehicle for a private transfer to the airport for your return flight home or to the rail station to continue your trip

    • about this tour

    What’s included? Everything you need. Plus everything you'd
    want. Plus a few things you never knew you wanted until you got them.

    In a word: everything. In eighty words? A private chauffeur tour guided by an interesting, fun and like-minded travel companion; authentic and innovative local cuisine; world-class local hotels; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery. Travel at your own pace: Our tailor-made holidays are very flexible, allowing you to start road journeys or sightseeing when you choose – within reason.

    • Hotel Accommodation and daily breakfast at Parador Hostal Dos Reis Catolicos 5* GL
    • All experiences as described in the itinerary.
    • All transportation from airport pickup to drop-off in an air-conditioned brand-new vehicle. Your safety and comfort are paramount. You will enjoy touring Northern Spain in safety, comfort and style.
    • Cold drinks and snacks during sightseeing/excursions and other drives
    • Translator services and assistance at restaurants and hotels. We will break the language barrier for you so you can get the most out of your experiences during your trip.
    • 24h concierge service during the whole trip.
    • All baggage transportation. 
    • All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service.
    • All currently applicable taxes.

    What’s not included? 

    Meals & Drinks at Restaurants – Why they are not included? We will guide you to spectacular restaurants and we will recommend the best food and drink they serve at each place according to your taste.

    We think that pre-booked meals & drinks lower the quality of our customer’s experience at these top restaurants where the Chef could recommend you something fresh from the day or this new creation he/she has just added to their menu. You will have the freedom to eat & drink anything from the restaurant’s menu at your own pace.  If you are in a mood for a long tasting menu or just a couple of a-la-carté dishes, that will be your choice.

    You will pay in local currency directly to the restaurants. If you wish, we could give you an estimation of how much a meal cost in each restaurant you will be eating during the tour.

    Best time to visit

    • From April to October

    What to expect

    • A laid-back pace with free time to relax
    • Plenty of scrumptious local food and wine as well as time to really appreciate the dining experience