Small Group Foodie Tapas Walking Tour of Vigo

 
 
small-group-foodie-tapas-walking-tour-vigo13.jpg Group enjoying Galician tapas and wines
small-group-foodie-tapas-walking-tour-vigo04.jpg Fish market visit in Vigo
20200706103417_small-group-foodie-tapas-walking-tour-vigo02.jpg Group Cheers with Albariño wine!
small-group-foodie-tapas-walking-tour-vigo12.jpg Puerta de Sol in Vigo
small-group-foodie-tapas-walking-tour-vigo01.jpg Constitution Square in Vigo
small-group-foodie-tapas-walking-tour-vigo08.jpg Cesteiros (Wicker-basket) street
small-group-foodie-tapas-walking-tour-vigo09.jpg Artisan Galician Cheeses
small-group-foodie-tapas-walking-tour-vigo10.jpg Seafood Crab Pate and Mencia wine
small-group-foodie-tapas-walking-tour-vigo11.jpg Group tasting the seafood in Vigo
small-group-foodie-tapas-walking-tour-vigo06.jpg Seafood Rice (Fishermen style)
small-group-foodie-tapas-walking-tour-vigo53.jpg Seafood Rice tapa dish in Vigo
small-group-foodie-tapas-walking-tour-vigo52.jpg Santiago Cake & Cream tubes
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Small Group Tour

Half Day (Duration: 4hrs. approx.)

Vigo

Price from: 89.00 euros

 
The tour offers a chance for food and wine lovers to try the best tapas in Vigo, Galicia. What better way to start but to see the fresh products in the food market itself then work up a nice appetite walking on a tapas circuit...
 
Highlights
 
  •  Learn about the types of fish and seafood caught in the Bay of Vigo and other local products.
  • Try the best Galician wines and dishes.
  • Take in the atmosphere in the  local  streets mixing with the locals
  • In between tapas stops your guide will tell you what it’s like to live in Vigo.
  • Learn about the different wines of Galicia, such as Albariño, Ribeiro, and Mencia
 
 

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General Overview


Country: Spain
Region: Galicia
City: Vigo
Duration: Half Day (Duration: 4hrs. approx.)
Type: Half Day Tour Scheduled Group, Half Day Tour Small Group
Theme: City and Village Walks, Food, Wine Tours and Cultural Adventures
Group Size: 1 - 12 People
Price from: 89.00€
 

Introduction

The tour offers a chance for food and wine lovers to try the best tapas in Vigo, Galicia. What better way to start but to see the fresh products in the food market itself then work up a nice appetite walking on a tapas circuit stopping at the best taverns, bars, and vinotecas in Vigo's Old Port area. Enjoy local cheeses, seafood rice, etc. washed down with a choice of local red and white wines.

We’re in the city of Vigo about to start a food and wine tour but lots of walking around too. Vigo is the gateway to the Rías Baixas and the  Galician estuaries and is called the City of the Sea. It’s the world biggest fishing port and has the largest fishing companies,

We will meet at the port, next to a giant statue called El Salto (The Jump) which is a bronze sculpture from the local artist, Francisco Leiro. Then we head with our local guide to another bronze statue nearby from local artist José Molares of Jules Verne.  He was a French writer who wrote 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea devoting a chapter about the Bay of Vigo and the treasure under Rande Bridge. 

We arrive at our first stop, Progreso Market, where the old food market stood 100 yrs ago. This market has lots of stalls selling very appealing fresh seafood.  Here they have far more variety as there seem to be lots of types of squid, scallops or sardines, etc. The market has plenty of steaks/meats and Galician cheese including Tetilla, Arzúa, San Simon and Cebreiro. 

We’re on our way again passing Porta do Sol Square which connects the Old Town and nightlife areas. There’s El Sireno which is a striking modern monument again made by artist Francisco Leiro, a  hybrid between fish and man. It’s an unusual place to see a Dinosaur made out of a hedge but the Mayor has installed them throughout the City !

It’s here where we stop to enjoy our first tapas of the day at a small, charming place. It’s a deli where you can also stop and try their range of artisan products too at the premises. Carmen and Paco, the owners give us a really warm welcome and explain that they only buy selected local products which are made by small producers. They have a range of local wines from small wineries. They stock a selection of hand-made canned seafood products like mussels, razor clams, cockles, and small scallops. And a range of other great gastronomic products like cheese, cured meats and desserts. 

We are served with a delicious spider crab pate with a nice glass of albariño white wine from O Rosal served in a ceramic bowl (una cunca). Then from a cheeseboard, we try three different kinds of cheese: one is really soft and creamy, another is stronger from goats cheese and the final one is mature which has a slightly sweet toffee/nut flavour with floral aromas. Apparently all are hand-made from cow’s milk from a small producer and they sure are delicious when washed down with another white wine, this time from D.O. Ribeiro.

Time for our second stop and this looks really promising. This is an emblematic family-owned restaurant run by Maria whose parents originally opened it in 1989 and her partner Jose. We are quickly served with more delicious albariño wine this time from Arbo. A gigantic pan arrives full of seafood on a bed or creamy looking rice, like paella but Galician style. The dish includes lots of the local catch: hake, prawns, shrimp, clams, mussels and the rice is flavorsome too made with fish stock and paprika, 

The third and last stop will be a sweet end to our food tour in Vigo! Here we will enjoy the Tarta de Santiago almond cake with coffee or tea in a quaint cafe near the port area. It’s here that our tour will conclude, a fun morning spent in Vigo combining our interests of walking, sight-seeing, eating and drinking.

This is a fantastic tour for those who are looking to experience something different and like to discover new places.

Seafood time in Spain's most important fishing port, Vigo!

In Partnership with Vigo Urban Adventures


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Day by day itinerary

DAY 1:
VIGO
  • 11:15AM (be about 5min. before start time) :  We will meet at the port, next to a giant statue called El Salto (The Jump) which is a bronze sculpture from the local artist, Francisco Leiro. Then we head with our local guide to another bronze statue nearby from local artist José Molares of Jules Verne
  • Our foodie walk of Vigo starts with a gentle walk through  Vigo´s streets to the local food market, recently rebuilt into a modern, urban -style market. The stalls sell a huge variety of local produce from fresh fruit and vegetables to meats, cheeses, cakes, and seafood from the local catch of the day.
  • Then quickly on to our first stop which is a small, traditional bar where we’ll try Ribeiro white wine served in typical cuncas (ceramic bowls for drinking). We’ll pair that with local cheeses like Tetilla and canned gourmet seafood like the wine made by small-scale artisan producers.
  • Then passing the Cathedral of Santa Maria de Vigo we’ll head to our second stop. This is an emblematic family-owned restaurant originally opened in 1989. Here we will try some more delicious albariño wine but this time from Arbo. They're famous for the Fishermans rice and that's what we will try today. The dish includes lots of the local catch: hake, prawns, shrimp, clams, mussels and the rice is flavorsome too made with fish stock and paprika, 
  • Then more wandering through the old, granite cobbled streets close to the Port, it ´s off to our final stop to try some desserts. Here we will enjoy the Tarta de Santiago almond cake with coffee or tea in a quaint cafe near the port area.
  • Then it’s time to burn off the calories and tell friends about the adventure! 
  • 03:15PM approx.: The tour will end at the last stop which right on the port of Vigo.

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Prices and Dates

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From
89.00€
(Price per person)
 
 

Included

  • English-speaking food & wine guide
  • (L): Lunch based on Tapas and 4 drinks (High-quality traditional cuisine and local wines that you would never order on your own if you did not know the local specialties or the right places to go when in the city.)
  • Local taxes

Additional Notes:

  • Please wear casual dress and comfortable walking shoes. The starting walking thru the city streets with a slight incline. Walking 800 meters to the market from the starting point. Total walking distance on tour about 2km total for the tour.
  • If there any food restrictions due to allergies, diet or religious reasons please advise at the time of booking.
  • No age limit: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Under 6 excluding any type of beverage parents would have to order their drinks. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.

Excluded

  •  Transportation not included it is a walking tour
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Any personal expenses or souvenirs
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide

Pick up

  •  Canovas de Castillo, 22, Vigo, at the Statue El Salto. (You will see a wrought-iron statue with a big head called "El Salto." It’s right in front of the Estacion Maritima.) See Location Section.

Drop off

  •  The tour will end at the last stop which right on the port of Vigo.

Cancellation policy

  •  Cancellations more than 2 days before departure will receive a full refund.  Cancellations within this period attract a 100% cancellation fee.
  • If any of the bars/restaurants as described above are closed due to any unforeseen circumstances we will offer a similar type venue. If we cannot get 3 tapas locations at any given time due to availability you will have more tapas at the last stop making it 2 stops. Normally it is 3 but we have the right to offer the same amount of tapas/wines tasted but at 2 venues.

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(12 November 2017)
 
Myself 3 friends were met by our guide Sean just outside the cruise terminal which was the perfect start to only what we can describe as a fantastic tour. The tour included a walk round the town with Sean a very friendly excellent guide pointing out all the places of interest and giving full informative details. I must mention that two of our party are not red wine or seafood lovers but this tour is far more than wine tapas. It delivered on every front and a water or coffee was offered instead of wine if preferred. If ever we found ourselves in this region again we would not hesitate to take this tour again. 10 out of 10 we all had a Great Time.
 

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