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Romance in Northern Portugal & Spain’s Galicia

Porto, Douro Valley & Santiago de Compostela Road Trip

Best time to travel
June – Oct
Ideal length
7 nights
Perfect for
Couples
From (incl flights)
€3,299 pp

At a glance

  • International flights from Dublin to Porto and home from Santiago de Compostela.
  • All private transfers as well as 2 days’ pre-arranged car rental.
  • 7 nights’ accommodation in Porto, Vigo and Santiago de Compostela.
  • Privately guided tours including a walking tour of Santiago de Compostela and a full day driving tour of Ponte de Lima, Peneda Gerês National Park and Vigo.
  • Culinary experiences including a 3 course lunch and wine pairing in Quinta do Crasto and private gastronomic tour of Santiago de Compostela.
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Introduction

Set out on a luxury exploration of the northernmost regions of the Iberian Peninsula. From wining and dining on the banks of the Douro River to exploring the historic shopfronts and iconic market stalls of Galicia’s Santiago de Compostela, this is a true celebration of Portugal and Spain’s flavourful cuisine. For the perfect blend of city and countryside exploration, we’ve arranged a scenic driving tour through the Peneda Gerês National Park as well as a pre-arranged rental car so that you can explore Galicia’s best beaches at your leisure.

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Trip Overview

Depart from Dublin to the coastal city of Porto.

Your private driver will be waiting to transfer you to your luxury hotel in central Porto. Your home for the next three nights, stroll through the Old Town and wander along its riverbanks, stopping off at its trendy port bars and restaurants.

Enjoy a decadent lunch and wine tasting on the banks of the Douro River.

Arrive in the family owned Quinta do Crasto and learn about its traditional foot treading winemaking methods, taste the renowned Douro Valley wines and sit down for a decadent three-course lunch.

Quinta do Crasto winery
Enjoy a guided driving tour, crossing the border from Portugal to Spain.

Leave the city of Porto to set out on a guided driving tour. Experience the scenic riverside town of Ponte de Lima and admire the beauty of Peneda Gerês National Park before crossing the border into the Spanish region of Galicia.

Ponte de Lima
Arrive in the fishing port of Vigo.

We’ve arranged a two night stay in Vigo, giving you plenty of time to explore its many beaches, wine and dine on Galician delicacies and visit the city’s old port, home to the renowned neoclassical Church of Santa Maria. Just before leaving, pick up your pre-arranged rental car.

Vigo
Drive to the pilgrimage city of Santiago de Compostela

Arrive in your historic Parador accommodation, where you’ll spend two nights. Get to know its impressive history as you explore its many churches, monasteries and palaces before relaxing with a café con leche and slice of tarta de Santiago.

Santiago de Compostela
Discover Galicia’s renowned cuisine on a private gastronomic tour.

Often referred to by natives as the best place to appreciate Spanish cuisine, a guided gastronomic tour is a must. Visit traditional shops and the Abastos Market, stopping to try classics like pulpo a la gallega, pimientos de padrón and percebes.

Discover Galicia’s renowned cuisine on a private gastronomic tour
Get to know Santiago de Compostela even more as you continue on a guided tour.

Explore Santiago de Compostela’s historic centre and your guide will explain the history of the area, especially the story of how St. James came to be buried here. The town is as lively as it is charming, with many busy cafes and shops to browse.

Cathedral, Santiago de Compostela
Drive to the international airport for your flight home.

Drop off your rental car and board your flight home. Arrive in Dublin.

Tailoring your holiday

OROKO Itineraries are created with you in mind and no two are the same. These can be used to help plan your trip - or we can design a completely different itinerary to suit you.

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Accommodation

Where to rest your head

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M Maison Particuliere Porto

M Maison Particuliere Porto

M Maison Particulière lies within a historic 16th-century property in Porto’s Old Town. The property is an authentic representation of historic Portugal.

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Grand hotel nagari

Grand Hotel Nagari Boutique & Spa

Hotel Nagari is centrally situated along Vigo’s Praza de Compestela. Housed within a traditional building in central Vigo, interiors are stylish and modern.

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Parador de santiago de compostela

Parador de Santiago de Compostela

Also known as Hostal dos Reis Católicos, the Parador de Santiago de Compostela offers a cultural stay within the former Royal Hospital of 1499.

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“Can’t say enough good things about OROKO Travel. Everyone was so helpful, especially Aisling whose recommendations were exactly what we were looking for.”

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