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Portugal and Galicia Food Adventure

With Rob Andreozzi

Departing October 12, 2024

Sip and munch your way through Portugal’s delicious Douro Valley into Spain’s Galicia region on this 9-day adventure for your tastebuds. Get to know the home of Port wine in Porto, sipping a glass (or two) or the famed drink – be sure to try the sweet custard, pastéis de nata, too! Head to the coastal city of Aveiro, lovingly known as the Venice of Portugal, to soak up the ocean views and buildings adorned with colorful traditional tiles. But what would a trip to Portugal be without a visit to the Douro Valley? You’ll taste your way through a variety of local wineries, learning the techniques of how they produce wine in the region before crossing the border into Spain to experience the flavors that the Galicia region brings to life. We guarantee you’ll head home on a full stomach!

9 days, from


Price is in USD per person.


16 people max


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Trip code: 16474
In partnership with Pizza Marvin

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About Your Host

A Rhode Island native, Robert Andreozzi’s always had his eye on culinary school. After graduating with a political science degree, he enrolled at Johnson & Wales' Denver campus before putting his skills into action at Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Tarrytown, New York, at Del Posto underneath Chef Mark Ladner, and Frasca Food and Wine in Denver under Chef Eduardo Valle Lobo. Through these experiences Andreozzi learned to work in a fast-paced environment, to push himself, to be intentional about every single action, and how to tell a story through food. In 2016, Andreozzi returned to Providence and helped open the Italian concept, Sarto. Upon his departure in 2017, he teamed up with fellow Rhode Islander and bartending aficionado Jesse Hedberg. From their working relationship, the concept behind Pizza Marvin was born —a square slice and round pie takeout joint with killer cocktails. Pizza Marvin focuses on approachability while showcasing masterful technique in both the kitchen and bar program.

Trip Details

Transportation: Private vehicle

Accommodation: The Lodge, Porto; Quinta das Lagrimas, Coimbra; Ventozelo Hotel & Quinta, Douro Valley; Parador de Santo Estevo, Ribiera Sacra; Eurostars Isla de La Toia, O Grove; Parador de Santiago


  • Breakfasts: 8
  • Lunches: 2
  • Dinners: 5

This culinary adventure produced in partnership with Pizza Marvin


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Day 1: Porto

Welcome to Portugal, a country whose roots in wine production date back as early as 2000 BC. You arrive in the country’s second largest city, Porto – a culturally unique urban center located on the banks of the Douro River. Upon your arrival, you’ll transfer to your hotel and settle in before having some free time to explore the city’s alleyways and riverside cafes. Or spend a few hours roaming the grounds of the Serralves Art Museum, which features three different buildings showcasing contemporary and art-deco style art and a nearly 45-acre park of manicured landscaping. Tonight, you’ll join your Local Leader and your fellow travelers for a brief meet and greet before enjoying a delicious dinner at a local restaurant. (d)

Day 2: Porto

Bite into a traditional pastel de nata for breakfast this morning as you sip your morning coffee. You’ll need your energy for this adventure-filled day through Porto! You’ll begin with a visit this morning to the Mercado do Bolhao, a two-story market where you’ll find everything you could need to prepare a delicious meal. As you pass vendor stalls of fresh fish, meat, and produce, keep an eye out for a peddler near the northern entrance who travels throughout the city on bike offering to sharpen household knives. Next, you’ll peruse the vendors at the Mercado Municipal de Matosinhos, whose outward appearance is a stark contrast to the traditional buildings of the city center. After eyeing the various foods offered at the first two markets, you’ll satisfy your appetite with a lunch stop at a nearby restaurant and feast on some local cuisine. This afternoon, you’ll return to your hotel for some rest before heading out for a tour and tasting at Graham’s Wine Lodge. Founded in 1820 by two brothers, the facility has become known in the region and abroad for its production of incredible port wines. You’ll finish your day with dinner at the famed Taberna dos Mercados, known for their large portions and quality Portuguese cuisine. If you’re up for it, end your day with a drink at Flor Bar. (b, l, d)

Day 3: Porto > Coimbra

Today you’ll set out for Aveiro, the Venice of Portugal. A maritime city of brightly colored boats decorating a coastal lagoon, some free time here gives you a chance to search for the traditional azulejo tiles adorning the beautiful buildings of the old town. Perhaps take in the city from a cruise through the canals or view the relics at the Museu de Aveiro. Later this morning, you’ll stop at the Caves Sao Joao and tour the family-run winery and taste some of the spirits this region is known for. Over lunch, you’ll visit with area expert wine maker, Filipa Pato and learn how she uses indigenous grapes to make soulful wines at the vineyard she runs with her husband. End the day in Coimbra, another waterfront city located in central Portugal. Enjoy a dinner of suckling pig at a local restaurant and then unwind with an evening stroll to the University of Coimbra for one of the best views of the city. (b, l, d)

Day 4: Coimbra > Douro Valley

Your culinary adventure continues midmorning with a winery visit at Luis Seabra Vinhos and a tasting of the terroir-driven still wines the innovative winemaker has become known for. Hailed as the leader of the “New Portugal” renaissance, Luis Seabra has an extensive background working in some of Portugal’s most notable wine regions, Vinho Verde and Dao. Learn all about the techniques behind the wines he’s producing and why The New York Times has claimed he’s “making some of Portugal’s most compelling wines, both white and red.” After your visit, you’ll continue to the Douro Valley, the world’s oldest demarcated wine region and known for its landscape of terraced vineyards etched into the mountainsides and whitewashed quintas. Drop your things at your hotel, freshen up, and get ready to explore your surroundings at your leisure tonight. (b)

Day 5: Douro > Ribeira Sacra

After breakfast, you’ll trek north to Ribeira Sacra, crossing over into Spain. En route, be hosted by Fredi Torres, the winemaker of Silice Viticultores. This family-owned winery focuses on field blends that produce energetic bright wines. Enjoy the views, a tasting of their wines, and hear stories from Fredi on how he has perfected his elegant yet fun wine production. The next highlight of the day? Your stop and overnight stay at the Paradorde Santo Estevo, a former monastery converted into a four-star hotel. Your afternoon is free to explore the amenities of the property. Dating back to the sixth century, you’ll see influences of the Baroque and Romanesque time periods. Ready to unwind? Enjoy an afternoon siesta in your room or utilize one of the property’s luxurious spa services. Tonight, you’ll enjoy dinner featuring local flavors on the hotel’s restaurant terrace as you watch the breeze dance through the trees of the nearby chestnut forest. (b)

Day 6: Galicia

Your pilgrimage through wine country continues today as you journey further into Galicia with a stop at Combarro, a charming fishing village divided into two sections. Navigate the narrow car-less streets of the historic quarter and look for the signs guiding Pilgrims who are making their journey on foot toward Santiago de Compostela. This afternoon you’ll sample local wines at two nearby vineyards: Bodegas Albamar and Nanclares y Prieto. After a full and satisfying day, you’ll return to your hotel. Your local leader can provide suggestions for dinner at a nearby restaurant. Or perhaps you’d rather venture into town on your own, exploring the alleys and main thoroughfares in search of Spanish delicacies and vino. (b)

Day 7: Galicia

Spain is known for its seafood and today you’ll find out exactly why! This morning you’ll travel to a mussel farm where you’ll learn why the geographical positioning of Galicia and Rias Baixas make this region particularly ideal for the growth of mussels and exactly how they’re harvested. Tonight, dinner at one of the city’s many Michelin star restaurant awaits. (b, d)

Day 8: Galicia > Santiago de Compostela

Your foodie adventure winds down today when you travel to the Los Peperetes Conservas for a tour. A Galician colloquial term that means “something appetizing, desired, tasty, or different,” you’ll learn about the different peperetes and the canning process of this regional delicacy. Later, you’ll visit Santiago de Compostela, the final spot on the Catholic pilgrimage that pays homage to the burial site of St. James the Apostle. Here, you’ll meet an Insider Expert for a city tour which features the Cathedral, consecrated in 1211, and the Mercado de Abastos, where you’ll have one last chance to sample local products. Tonight, you and your fellow travelers will gather for a farewell dinner at O Balado to celebrate your adventure. (b, d)

Day 9: Departure

Say adios to Spain as you transfer to the airport at any time today and make your way home.

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