Gastronomic Touring in Spain & Portugal

As keen ‘foodies’ ourselves, local gastronomy is always high on our list of criteria when putting together our tours – for that very reason we consider that all of our itineraries qualify as Spanish and Portuguese food tours!

Each region is different from the next and fiercely proud of its cuisine. Wherever you go you will find the very best seasonal produce, locally sourced and home cooked, at very reasonable prices.

Most of our tours will bring you through wine regions. Spanish and Portuguese wines are constantly improving and offer superb value for money. Many producers and smaller regions haven’t yet made it into the supermarkets – be a little daring and you’re sure to find some truly excellent wines which combine perfectly with the local cuisine.

We specialise in the lesser known areas of Spain and Portugal, avoiding the crowds. Take an independent tour and discover a different side of the Iberian Peninsula, with fantastic gastronomy, heritage and culture as well as beautiful landscapes and all the activities you can imagine.

About the tours:

  • Independent touring with all the info and support you need
  • Bespoke itineraries – designed and organised by our experts
  • Fly to Spain or Portugal and we’ll include a hire a car
  • Or we’ll build in the ferry travel to Spain
  • Request a personal quote with route map, highlights…
  • Travel with full directions, guidebook and touring map
  • Regional guides, essential docs formatted for mobile and tablet

Below are examples to give you an idea:

map of Spain and Portugal touring regions

Northern Spain Tours Spanish Pyrenees Tours Inland Spain Tours Andalucia Tours North Portugal Tours

Northern Spain Tours

From the Basque Country to Galicia, Spain’s north-west coast is rightly gaining fame on the world gastronomic stage. Michelin stars abound but the culinary tradition goes much deeper and you will find remarkably good local fare at very good prices. Fresh fish and seafood stand out but don’t miss the excellent Galician beef, the bean stews of Asturias and Cantabria and of course the wonderful pintxos of the Basque country.

Photo of Santillana del Mar
Map of Camino del Norte - Camino de Santiago

6 stops - Bilbao to Santiago by the coast

The classic Northern Spain itinerary, from the land of the Basques to Santiago (or vice versa) via the coastal route.

10 - 14 days

We recommend 14 days but can be adapted to 10 (perhaps starting from Santander).

From £950 to £1200 p.p.

Price per person shown includes:

  • 14 nights bed & breakfast
  • 4 door car with excess insurance
  • guide book and touring map
  • travel app & doc manager
more details...
Las Medulas
Map of Camino del Frances - Camino de Santiago

5 stops - Navarra to Santiago - inland route

The French Way of St James, historically the most important Camino de Santiago with magnificent cathedrals; get a taste of Real Spain.

9 days or more

We recommend 9 days minimum but extra nights can be added perhaps in Bilbao, or south-west Galicia

From £675 to £800 p.p.

Price per person shown includes:

  • 9 nights bed & breakfast
  • 4 door car with excess insurance
  • guide book and touring map
  • travel app & doc manager
more details...
La Rioja - Dolmen
Map of Cantabria - Rioja - Bilbao driving tour

3 stops - Bilbao, Rioja, and coastal Cantabria

A shorter route with gastronomy, wine, culture, architecture, mountains and sea – why not indulge yourself!

7 days (flexible)

7 day tour –  easily adapted to include Picos de Europa or Navarra.

From £550 - £650 p.p.

Per person shown includes:

  • 7 nights bed & breakfast
  • 4 door car with excess insurance (also suits ferry travel – please ask for quote)
  • guide book and touring map
  • travel app & doc manager
more details...
Lastres, Asturias
Map of Cantabria - Asturias tour

3 stops - Asturias, Cantabria & Picos

The heart of northern Spain. The spectacular coastline & Picos de Europa steal the show but you will find so much more

7 days (flexible)

Compact 7 day tour, easily extended to include Bilbao or La Rioja.

From £400 to £550 p.p.

Per person shown includes:

  • 7 nights bed & breakfast
  • 4 door car with excess insurance (also suits ferry travel – please ask for quote)
  • guide book and touring map
  • travel app & doc manager
more details...
Rio Sil
Map of circular tour of Galicia

5 stops - Galician coast, interior & Santiago

The Celtic province, with Santiago at its heart; lush green hills, fabulous beaches and the best of Spanish gastronomy.

10 days (flexible)

We recommend 10 days but can be adapted to 8 or, better still, 12!

From £650 to £900 p.p.

Price per person shown includes:

  • 10 nights bed & breakfast
  • 4 door car with excess insurance
  • guide book and touring map
  • travel app & doc manager
more details...
Burgos Cathedral
Map of Grand Tour of North Spain

6 stops - Northern coast, mountains and interior

A circular tour full of contrasts; monumental cities, the coast, mountains and high plains, wonderful wine and food.

14 days at least

14 days minimum but extra nights can be added in many places – please consult.

From £850 to £1100 p.p.

Price per person shown includes:

  • 14 nights bed & breakfast
  • 4 door car with excess insurance (also suits ferry travel – please ask for a quote)
  • guide book and touring map
  • travel app & doc manager
more details...
Cudillero
Map of Santiago circular tour

6 stops - Bilbao - Santiago, coastal, interleaved

The Camino del Norte – out-and-back – to combine with ferry travel or flights to Bilbao and Santander

12-14 days (flexible)

Best at 14 days but can be adapted to 12 nights in Spain (to allow for 2 nights on the ferry).

From £900 - £1150 p.p.

Per person shown includes:

  • 14 nights bed & breakfast
  • 4 door car with excess insurance (also suits ferry travel – please ask for quote)
  • guide book and touring map
  • travel app & doc manager
more details...

Andalucian Tours

Here you’ll find the finest cured ham in the world, the revered Atlantic bluefin tuna and arguably the best olive oil to be found anywhere alongside simpler pleasures like a well made Gazpacho or a dish of fried fish with a glass of ‘fino’ sherry. Apart from the myriad varieties of sherry, Manzanilla and Montilla-Moriles, you’ll find some excellent reds and whites in the Sierra de Málaga and delicious dessert wines in Málaga and the Axarquia region just to the east.

Alhambra 2
Map of Andalucia Golden Triangle

3 stops - Sevilla, Cordoba, Granada

Wonderful Sevilla, Cordoba and Granada. The treasures of Moorish Spain. Oranges & olives, flamenco & fiestas.

7 days

7 days is ideal – can be done in 5 or extended as long as you like.

From £400 to £675 p.p.

Price per person shown includes:

  • 7 nights bed & breakfast
  • 4 door car with excess insurance
  • guide book and touring map
  • travel app & doc manager
more details...
Cordoba bridge
Map of Andalucia driving tour

6 stops - Ubeda to Sanlucar via Cordoba

Follow the Guadalquivir from source to sea. Moorish treasures and the riches of the Americas. Málaga & Ronda make a nice around trip.

14 days

We recommend 14 days – could fit into 12.

From £900 to £1200 p.p.

Price per person shown includes:

  • 14 nights bed & breakfast
  • 4 door car with excess insurance
  • guide book and touring map
  • travel app & doc manager
more details...
Photo of Osuna doorways
Map of Camino de Pasion

3 stops - Carmona, Osuna, Priego de Cordoba

Discover the hidden charms of small town Andalucia – immense heritage on a comfortable scale, wonderful scenery & gastronomy.

7 days (flexible)

7 days minimum but easily extended.

From £375 - £625 p.p.

Price per person shown includes:

  • 7 nights bed & breakfast
  • 4 door car with excess insurance
  • guide book and touring map
  • travel app & doc manager
more details...

Inland Spain Tours

Burgos lamb, Guijuelo ham, El Bierzo peppers or the famous suckling pig from Segovia. The fine olive oil and cheeses of Extremadura or lamb cutlets of La Rioja…

The cuisine of the Spanish interior is hearty and wholesome with some real treats for the discerning foodie traveller. Couple that with a truly vast selection of Spain’s best wines and you’re in for a feast!

Trujillo Pizarro
map of Via de Plata topur

7 stops - North to South, Asturias to Andalucia

The ancient Roman trading route. An epic journey from the lush green north to the orange groves of the south.

14 days (full route)

We recommend 14 days but can be adapted to start further south (coming into Madrid perhaps).

From £850 to £1000 p.p.

Price per person shown includes:

  • 14 nights bed & breakfast
  • 4 door car with excess insurance
  • guide book and touring map
  • travel app & doc manager
more details...
Photo of Avila walls
Map of Castilla y Leon driving tour

7 stops - Burgos, León, Salamanca, Segovia...

World-class heritage, monumental cities, awesome scenery and magnificent wines – Spain’s wonderful interior…

14 days (flexible)

We recommend 14 days minimum but this tour has many possible adaptations – do as little or as much as you like.

From £800 to £1000 p.p.

Price per person shown includes:

  • 14 nights bed & breakfast
  • 4 door car with excess insurance
  • guide book and touring map
  • travel app & doc manager
more details...
Photo of Castle hotel
Map of wine tour Spain

3 stops - Rioja, Ribera de Duero, Salamanca

Stay in authentic, historic castles and discover Spain’s wonderful interior and her finest wine regions.

7 days minimum

7 day tour –  nights can be added near port of entry – Madrid, Bilbao or Santander perhaps.

From £475 - £600 p.p.

Per person shown includes:

  • 7 nights bed & breakfast
  • 4 door car with excess insurance
  • guide book and touring map
  • travel app & doc manager
more details...

Spanish Pyrenees Tours

Perhaps not normally considered a gastro-destination, the Spanish Pyrenees offer some fine mountain fare and a cuisine which varies from valley to valley. In the western valleys of Navarra Basque and French influences are brought to bear on the excellent local ingredients. In the central valleys there are wonderful meat dishes and stews and in the east the Garrotxa region offers its own twist on things with Cocina Volcanica. You’ll also find some surprisingly good wines along the way, not least in Somontano, a long term favourite of ours.

Photo of the Spanish Pyrenees
map of Spanish Pyrenees Tour

7 stops - Navarra, Aragon and Catalunya

Navarra to Catalunya – journey from coast to coast & discover the magnificent mountains of the Pyrenees.

14 days

We recommend 14 days but can be adapted to 12.

From £800 to £1200 p.p.

Price per person shown includes:

  • 14 nights bed & breakfast
  • 4 door car with excess insurance
  • guide book and touring map
  • travel app & doc manager
more details...
Loarre Castle, Huesca
map of west pyrenees driving tour

5 stops - Mountains of Navarra & Aragón

Rolling Navarran hills to the Alpine peaks of Huesca – from the Atlantic coast to the very heart of the Pyrenees.

8 - 10 days

We recommend 10 days minimum – can easily be adapted to 8

From £600 to £750 p.p.

Price per person shown includes:

  • 10 nights bed & breakfast
  • 4 door car with excess insurance
  • guide book and touring map
  • travel app & doc manager
more details...
Sierra de Guara

4 stops - Garrotxa, Cerdanya, Aneu & Ainsa

Volcanic Garrotxa to Alpine Huesca. Fine wines and gastronomy, Wonderful walking and birdwatching.

7 days (flexible)

7 day tour –  or take it easy and do it in 10!

From £375 - £600 p.p.

Per person shown includes:

  • 7 nights bed & breakfast
  • 4 door car with excess insurance
  • guide book and touring map
  • travel app & doc manager
more details...
Photo of San Juan de la Peña
map of Wine and Mountains driving tour Spain

5 stops - Pyrenees, Rioja and Basque Country

Culture, vineyards and mountain scenery. Amazing architecture, wonderful walking and a gastronomic tour-de-force

10 days (flexible)

10 day tour – can easily be reduced to a week or extended to two.

From £675 to £850 p.p.

Per person shown includes:

  • 10 nights bed & breakfast
  • 4 door car with excess insurance (also suits ferry travel – please ask for quote)
  • guide book and touring map
  • travel app & doc manager
more details...
Bardenas Reales, Navarra
Map of west Pyrenees circular tour

5 stops - Navarra, Aragon, Basque Country

Rolling Navarran hills to the Alpine peaks of Huesca – from the Atlantic coast to the very heart of the Pyrenees.

7 - 10 days

We recommend 10 days – can easily be made into a one week tour

From £675 to £850 p.p.

Price per person shown includes:

  • 10 nights bed & breakfast
  • 4 door car with excess insurance (also suits ferry travel – please ask for a quote)
  • guide book and touring map
  • travel app & doc manager
more details...

Portuguese Tours

It is said that the Portuguese say ”I love you” through food. The gastronomy is simple but flavourful, with the emphasis on quality ingredients. Signature dishes are Caldeirada (seafood stews) and Bacalhao (salt cod) and the northern hills are well known for their pork dishes, roast kid and beef. Accompany these with a superb variety of velvety wines, from the Vinho Verde from the far north to the exquisite reds of the Dao and Alto Douro – the oldest demarcated wine region on earth – and of course, the classic Ports.

Photo of the Spanish Pyrenees
Map of north Portugal one-week tour

3 stops - Porto, Douro Valley & Viana do Castelo

Highlights of Northern Portugal itinerary, discover Porto, the Douro Valley and Viana do Castelo.

7 days

We recommend 7 days but can easily be extended.

From £450 to £650 p.p.

Price per person shown includes:

7 nights bed & breakfast
4 door car with excess insurance
guide book and touring map
travel app & doc manager

more details...
peneda-geres-stage-3
Map of north Portugal Tour

5 stops - Porto, Douro, Peneda-Geres & Minho

The classic north Portugal itinerary, from Porto, up the Douro Valley, continue to the historic north and finish at the Atlantic coast and Viana do Castelo.

10 days

We recommend 10 days but can easily be extended into Galicia or mountains of the ‘Centro’ region

From £700 to £900 p.p.

Price per person shown includes:

10 nights bed & breakfast
4 door car with excess insurance
guide book and touring map
travel app & doc manager

more details...
Santiago Cathedral
Map of Camino del Portugues tour

5 stops - From Porto to Santiago - interleaved

An out-and-back from Porto to Santiago or vice-versa. Two countries in one trip – Portugal & Spain – a tour full of culture, art, architecture, wine, gastronomy… indulge yourself!

10 days

10 days from Porto to Santiago

From £750 - £950 p.p.

Price per person shown includes:

10 nights bed & breakfast
4 door car with excess insurance
guide book and touring map
travel app & doc manager

more details...
douro-valley-stage
Map of tour of Douro Wine Valley

3 stops - Porto and the Douro Valley

The impressive Douro Valley and Porto. Spectacular scenery, Unesco heritage sites, gastronomy and world famous wines.

7 days

Compact 7 day tour of the Douro Wine Valley – easily extended to north or south.

From £450 to £650 p.p.

Price per person shown includes:

7 nights bed & breakfast
4 door car with excess insurance
guide book and touring map
travel app & doc manager

more details...
guimaraes-stage
Map of tour - Madrid, Portugal, Galicia, Leon & Salamanca

6 stops - From Madrid to Santiago via the Douro Valley & Porto

The best of north west Spain & Portugal, starting from Madrid, through monumental Salamanca, discover northern Portugal and finish in historic Santiago de Compostela.

14 days

We recommend 14 days but can be adapted to suit your needs.

From £950 to £1300 p.p.

Price per person shown includes:

14 nights bed & breakfast
4 door car with excess insurance
guide book and touring map
travel app & doc manager

more details...
Oporto
Map of tour Portugal, Galicia, Salamanca and Leon

6 stops - Round trip Salamanca, Porto, Viana do Castelo & Leon

A circular tour full of contrasts; monumental cities, the coast, mountains and high plains, wonderful wine and food. North Portugal and north west Spain at their very best.

12 days

12 days minimum but extra nights can be added as required

From £900 to £1150 p.p.

Price per person shown includes:

12 nights bed & breakfast
4 door car with excess insurance
guide book and touring map
travel app & doc manager

more details...

Food Tours Spain & Portugal – Casas Cantabricas Food guide

Travel with Casas Cantabricas and you’ll receive our food guide with vocabulary with all the foodie terms you really need to know as part of your Vamoos e-document manager application. You’ll also get a regional guide including where to eat, vineyards to visit and local specialties.

And you can always call our expert team for help and advice before you go – we’d love to hear from you!