Travel date on request
price for double room 990,- €
supplement for single room 150,- €
minimum 4, max. 8 persons
All levels welcome, basics recommended. More explanation in the text below the itinerary.
• 6 nights in double room with bathroom and breakfast in cozy cottage close to Noia im Landhaus Casa do Torno in Noia (Hotel vorbehaltlich der Verfügbarkeit)
• English, Spanish, and German speaking tour guide
• bodega visit and tasting with Spanish spoken guided tour
• guided tours and nature walks with Spanish-speaking guides (see itinerary)
• all entry fees according to itinerary
Not included services
• arrival and departure to / from Noia
• lunch, dinner
You will stay at a traditional Galician country house, that has been lovingly restored in the old style.
Your tour guide
A hiking and culture holiday for everybody who wants to speak Spanish. Would you like to go on vacation by the sea and refresh your Spanish? We invite you to deepen your Spanish in a small group while staying at a cozy country house (B&B) on the Galician coast. Whether shopping at the market, on a guided coastal walk, or visiting a winery: We will speak Spanish every day and focus on pronunciation and listening comprehension. In between, you will have time for relaxation on the beautiful beaches, or in your cozy cottage on the Galician coast.
Individual arrival to Noia. In the evening, your tour guide welcomes you at the cottage and takes you on a small tour of Noia. First words in Spanish when ordering tapas and something to drink.
Panoramic tour to the wild horses up in the coastal mountains. Extensive views of the sea and the fjord-like estuaries, that lead deep into the inland and gave the landscape its characteristic shape. We continue to the Dune Nature Park. Two hundred species of rare birds migrate here every autumn to spend the winter. At the information center, we watch a short film about the park's flora and fauna in Spanish (ca. 20min.). While walking through the ruins of famous Castro de Baroña, Juan tells us about the Galicians and their Celtic past. We stop at a fishermen's bar in Portosín, where we savor the best common mussels served in a tasty sauce, "mejillones a la cazuela". (short hike ca. 1 hour, total alitude gain: 50m)
We're heading to Cambados, the capital of the famous Albariño white wine. Sandra takes us on a guided tour through the romantic old town with its stately city palaces and rustic taverns. After that, we visit the Pazo de Fefiñanes with its adjacent winery and taste one of their superb white wines.
We visit the lively market in Noia and buy fresh fruit and vegetables, cheese, cold cuts, and bread for our picnic. Afterwards, we go on a guided tour through the charming fishing village of Muros with its narrow alleys and picturesque harbor. We stop at the famous petroglyphs "Laxe das Rodas", a mysterious, prehistoric calendar. We hike up to the summit of Mountain Louro, a tiny peninsula with a distinctive, 220m tall double peak. At the summit: picnic! Fantastic views of the landscape lying far below us: la agoon, beaches, dunes, and Cape Finisterre at the far horizon. (hike: ca. 3 hours, total altitude gain: 220m)
We explore Santiago on a guided city tour and take a look at the modern "Ciudad de Cultura", an architectural masterpiece by Peter Eisenman. You spend the afternoon at your own leisure. If you wish, you stroll through the old alleys of Santiago and try your Spanish on your own, or you enjoy the sun on one of the white pristine beaches not far away from your country house.
We take a trip to the seaside town of A Coruña and participate in a guided tour. We walk through the old town, go to the oldest lighthouse in the world and marvel at the huge glass verandas at the harbor's promenade, that gave the city its nickname "The City of Glass". In the wine quarter, we happily finish off the sightseeing. In the afternoon we return to our country house. In the evening, we meet for a farewell dinner in a select restaurant in Noia.
After breakfast individual departure. If you wish, you are welcome to book additional nights on the coast or e.g. in Santiago.
Deepen your knowledge of Spanish and extend your stay, e.g. on the self-guided hiking tour "Hiking and Wine" through four fascinating Galician wine regions.
On our trip, we focus on speaking Spanish: We talk Spanish with our fellow travelers and with the Spanish themselves, on-site, on our excursions, and on our hikes. Whether it's accurate or not, it's "learning by doing". On our planned activities, you meet with native speakers, and have the opportunity to train your auditory comprehension and to get into conversations with the locals. Eva helps you overcome language problems and explains cultural differences. This Spanish language holiday is not a summer class with fixed teaching untis, practice lessions, or grammar exercises. Your tour guide sets no requirement on your Spanish level or your progress. The effort and goals you associate with this trip are up to you. We invite you to exchange views with other Spain-loving people and to improve your Spanish skills in a relaxed way.
For beginners, who just started learning Spanish, the Spanish language holiday can be a good start. If you don't mind jumping in at the deep end and like to learn something new, you will benefit from the trip a lot: you will understand quite a bit, apply your initial language skills, and be able to have (short) conversations. You will develop a feel for the language and be able to practice the pronunciation. If you prefer to play it safe, then the language holiday is only suitable for you if you have at least a basic knowlegde of Spanish.