Enchanted Iberia: Northern Portugal and Galicia

Porto  |  the High Douro Valley  |  the Rias Baixas  |  Santiago de Compostela  |  Cape Finisterre

August 31 – September 9, 2020

In Search Of An Iberian Good Life

Let’s explore beautiful parts of the northern Iberian Peninsula, as the summer heat fades and the wine harvest beckons!  We’ll spend 4 nights in northern Portugal, and 4 nights in the Spanish province of Galicia. Enjoy stays in lovely boutique lodging, including a country estate in the midst of a sea of vines, and a former pilgrims’ hospital dating to the 15th century. Discover the vibrant history, culture, and landscapes of two of Europe’s oldest kingdoms. In Portugal, experience the soulful music of Fado, marvel at Porto’s colorful tiles and winding streets, and sample wine amidst the terraced vineyards of the Douro Valley. Then, ramble through the autonomous Spanish province of Galicia – quietly brimming with medieval villages, ancient Celtic history, rolling green landscapes, and some of the world’s best seafood. We’ll wend our way through the coastal hamlets of the Rias Baixas region, including Cape Finisterre – once the end of the “known” world of the Europeans. Finally, like so many pilgrims, we’ll end our journey in the regional capital of Santiago de Compostela – the final point along the fabled Camino de Santiago route.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS:

• The city of Porto – the true birthplace of the Kingdom of Portugal, beloved for its eclectic charm, riverside views, and eponymous port wine 

• A scenic river cruise on a traditional rabelo boat through the stunning landscapes of the High Douro Region – a UNESCO World Heritage Site 

• Discover the fascinating history of Galicia – deeply rooted in Celtic culture

• Observe the triumphant arrival of pilgrims at the Cathedral of Santiago de  Compostela, as they complete their journey on the Camino de Santiago route

PRICING INFORMATION:

$4,330 / person (double occupancy; single supplement, $860)

Price includes comfortable ground transportation in Portugal and Spain, accommodation with breakfast in high standard boutique hotels for eight (8) nights, 4 lunches and 4 dinners, all activities / admissions per the itinerary, guide and concierge service throughout the trip. Price does not include airfare, alcohol, other meals, optional activities / personal expenditures, or optional trip insurance.

TRIP REGISTRATION:
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