Join us for an exciting journey through the historic center of Santiago for a gastronomic adventure! Santiago is well-known for its famous Cathedral and the pilgrimage which ends there, but its gastronomic gems and the best places to try them are not as easy to find in this medieval city. Your English-speaking expert guide will show you the top spots to eat the local specialities and drink in the atmosphere while you eat your way through Santiago on this 2.5 hour tour!
Feel like a true foodie as we explore local haunts, the bustling marketplace and a traditional tapas bar on this food, culture and history walking tour. Galicia is renowned throughout Spain for its top-quality gastronomy; done simply but always with utmost respect for the local produce.
Start the morning like a local with a perfectly-cooked tortilla in a tucked-away tapas bar! Next, discover why Santiago’s market is the second most visited place in the city. Try some delicious local cheeses and Spanish ham at this busy century-old marketplace where country folk compete with city dwellers to offer the freshest produce to discerning customers. Then taste two types of Galician empanada at our next stop in a century-old bakery; a local speciality evolved from an old colonial recipe. Wander through the medieval historic center to the locals’ favorite chocolate shop for a taste of something sweet! Then, get comfortable in an atmospheric traditional tapas bar for a variety of regional delicacies such as Galicia’s iconic octopus cooked to order following the age-old recipe. End your tour with Santiago’s most emblematic dessert served up at a charming bakery with an unusual claim to fame!
After all that great food and drink you will not only feel full, but you’ll also have a fuller understanding of the local culture, folklore, history and gastronomy. You’ll be able to confidently navigate the maze of tapas bars and food shops with the insider’s knowledge of how to eat and shop like a true Galician!
As with all Devour Galicia tours you’ll also get our Devour Galicia guide, full of hints and tips for more places to devour the best of Santiago’s cuisine during your stay in this great city!
Galician gastronomy is top-rated not only in Spain but around the world! This region is synonymous with stunning cuisine, lush lansdscape and fascinating culture! Its capital city; Santiago, is a combination of everything that makes this region a must-visit! It is a blend of the traditional and the modern.
During our 2.5-hour tour you will see just how the two coexist in perfect harmony in this magical city. Experience not only the fantastic cuisine and culture but also the wonderful Galician wine. Hear from an expert what sets Galician wine apart and why it’s getting more and more international recognition in recent years. Try some for yourself before you head off through an original city doorway that dates back to the Middle Ages to taste a local favorite: Galician Empanada served up in a century-old bakery. Enjoy some great local cooking in a traditional tavern where you will taste Galicia’s famous octopus dish as it should be cooked! Satisfy your sweet tooth with the city’s special almond cake in a pioneering bakery.
Visit six exciting local hotspots for the best of Santiago’s gastronomy and wine on your walking tour. Devour at least seven tastes including a famous local dessert and 6 drinks. More than enough for a hearty dinner! Step back in time as you stroll through the winding, cobblestone streets surrounded by centuries of history and learn about a culture that is rumoured to have Celtic beginnings. See the modern-day manifestation of this unexpected beginning all over Santiago and deeply entrenched in the local culture. Visit family-run, authentic establishments which have been the cornerstone of local gastronomic traditions for decades.
As you hop from place to place enjoying Galician delicacies and specialities your expert guide will make sure you don’t miss the great historical and cultural sights along the way! Of course, you will receive your very own Devour Santiago mini guide packed with our favorite places to eat and drink in this delicious city!
Hi there! Hola! We’re a small team of food lovers who call Spain home and who are passionate about sharing this country’s spectacular food and its fascinating story with you on our tapas tours, food tours and wine experiences.