Galicia is our “Spanish Celtic land” just like Brittany, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Isle of Man and Cornwall. The weather is cooler than other parts of Spain and it has a mystical and magical atmosphere with its Cathedrals, Castles and Celtic Hill-forts. In summer, beaches whipped up by Atlantic winds creating a dramatic and spectacularly green scene.
Santiago de Compostela is a university city and a site of pilgrimage for over 11 centuries. In fact is the end of the important Pilgrimage Way of St. James and RK can tailor a wonderful trip passing through splendid landscapes anytime of the year! En route, enjoy rural stays in Galician Pazos, which are Noble Manor Houses with all the amenities of a hotel but on a smaller more personal scale.
Santiago’s Old Town is a wonderful mix of Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque buildings and travelling with us will give you special access inside the city’s Romanesque Cathedral through doors where tourists are not allowed and even go up the roof for a different perspective over the city.
If you are into gastronomy, we will discover for you the flavours of the finest food of the region while discovering the Rias Baixas (Low Estuaries or Bays), with its small fishing villages and from Michelin stars restaurants to small fishermen taverns, right on the docks, offering an abundance of fresh and top quality seafood. You might also like to cook side-by-side with a Galician woman who owns a small Rural Country Manor & Restaurant and knows just about all the traditional coastal cooking secrets of Galicia! In case you are also a wine lover, we will take you for a walk on the streets of the old Jewish Quarter of Ribadavia the heart of Ribeiro wine country, and into the most interesting wineries of the region.
If you are one of those few that have the “time” to really enjoy travelling, we can extend your visit to Lugo, the only city in the world to be surrounded by completely intact Roman walls. The beautiful town sits in the basin of hills and rivers. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is definitely worth exploring and on to La Coruña to see the lighthouse Tower of Hercules and the characteristic glazed window balconies of the houses. Finally enjoy an excursion to the Rías Altas, passing through typical villages such as Pontedeume and Betanzos.