Galicia Traveler Comments

What makes the GrapeHops experience special? After being part of two fabulous tours (to Galicia and to Croatia), I think it is in large part Shannon’s ability to build warm relationships with locals, and her passionate desire to share unique experiences with us. We are never just on a tour – we are part of a circle of friends: vintners, local guides, restaurant and apartment owners, coach drivers and more, who are all committed to sharing what is special about their world and welcoming us into their lives for a while.

Judy R. — Berkeley, California

What a week — with two fantastic leaders our small group discovered the wonders of Galician cuisine in tapas bars, polperias, small city cafes and the dining room of our casa rural; we were wined and dined by wonderful winemakers; we learned about the red wines of the Ribiera Sacra and the albarinos of Rias Baixas; and we laughed together a lot. From a visit to the iconic Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela to a picnic lunch on a terrace in the middle of a vineyard, we experienced the heart and soul of Galicia.

Judy R. — Berkeley, California

The tour was informative, fascinating, well organized and gave us a chance to experience three very different parts of Galicia – Santiago, the Ribeira Sacra and the Rias Baixas. I don’t think it could have been much better. In addition the food and wine tasting experiences were delightful.

Donald M. — Marshfield, Wisconsin