Galicia, situated in the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula, is known for its patchwork of green fields as well as its spectacular fjord-like rias (drowned estuaries) and gentle rolling landscape that are ideal for some lovely walks. It has a distinct culture from that of the rest of Spain due to its perceived identity as a “Celtic” rather than a “Spanish”, sub nation. Don’t expect flamenco as bagpipes are the traditional instrument and although paella is unlikely to be served there is plenty of good seafood on offer. Our nearest town is Arzua and the surrounding countryside gives wonderful glimpses of old Galicia. Old ladies in black walk solitary cows along the road and octopus is cooked in copper cauldrons at country markets whilst men of all ages in flat caps pass the time of day in the cafes and bars. We spend the week in a Pazo – a beautifully restored manor house in a peaceful rural area although not far from the pilgrimage route of Santiago.
£1,560 Half Board – based on sharing twin room.
Single Supplement £190