A Galician Seafood Pilgrimage

Galicia, Spain

Oct 2 - 8, 2020
Group size: 4 - 12
A Galician Seafood Pilgrimage
Galicia, Spain

Oct 2 - 8, 2020
Group size: 4 - 12

About this trip

On this week-long seafood pilgrimage, we’ll delve deep into the world of barnacle hunters, oyster fisherman, lobster trap builders, razor clam-diggers, and net menders, along with the local chefs who are harnessing the incredible offerings of their coast, transforming Galician cuisine into something new and exciting. Though our focus will be seafood and the traditional artisans along this coast, we’ll be exploring all facets of Galician identity – history, folklore, architecture, music, language, and religion – and gaining a deeper understanding of its unbreakable bond with the sea.

The Romans once considered Galicia, the rugged coastal region of northwestern Spain, the end of the world. Today, it remains one of Europe’s least-explored corners. The region’s Celtic heritage, seafaring tradition, and language – closer to Portuguese than Spanish – all contribute to a distinct Galician identity. Here, still-working fishing villages, monasteries, lighthouses, and ancient settlements punctuate panoramic views of the sea. For most visitors, the region’s allure is the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela, the resting place and shrine of St. James, but it’s the seafood bounty of the Galician coast that has put it on the culinary map.

What’s included

  • Accommodation
    All accommodation throughout the trip in stylish, boutique hotels.
  • Food & Drink
    All meals and drinks included in CB activities. A belt-popping experience.
  • Ground transportation
    Private coach for visits outside the center city.
  • Admission
    Admission to all proposed activities, locations, and events.
  • Guides
    Professional guides throughout the entire experience.
  • Hands-On Experience
    Hands-on demonstrations
  • Air travel
    Transportation and flights to Vigo and from Santiago de Compostela. Note that the trip begins and ends in different locations.
  • Airport transfers
    Not included but can be arranged.
  • Travel insurance
    Can recommend providers.
  • Visas
    If applicable

Available Packages

Shared Room
Available until August 2, 202012 left
Deposit: $500
Single Room
12 left
Deposit: $500


Day 1:
Arrival & Welcome

This afternoon, arrive in Vigo and settle into our hotel, located just a hop, skip, and a jump from the Ría de Vigo estuary. We’ll meet in the hotel in the early evening for a welcome drink and introductions.

From there, we’ll head out for dinner, where we’ll be introduced to the stars of the Galician kitchen, shellfish and crustaceans, which we’ll be hunting down throughout the week. We’ll raise a glass to a captivating – and delicious – week ahead.

Your Organizer

Culinary Backstreets
Culinary Backstreets, a global guide to local eats that publishes restaurant reviews and features on local culinary culture. They bring these stories to life on culinary tours and special events, offered in 12 cities around the world, and have extensive international experience with all things gastronomical.