10 days
Porto, Santiago de Compostela, Oviedo, Bilbao
Program description: This program focuses on delving deep into Iberia’s regional diversity and vibrant culinary landscape. Learn about how centuries worth of history, migration and language influenced the preparation and significance of certain foods to these cultures. Experience unique landmarks while authentically engaging with local communities and engaging firsthand in their evolving and innovative food scenes.

Cultural highlight: Whether it’s referred to as “marmelada” in Portuguese or “marmelo” in Galician dialect, dulce de membrillo or quince fruit paste is an iconic Iberian ingredient to seek out, sample and take home.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Portugal

  • Day 2: Porto

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of Porto, a coastal city known for its famous Port wine, with your Tour Director

    Enjoy dinner in Porto

  • Day 3: Porto

    Tour Porto with an expert local guide

    Visit Torre dos Clérigos, a cathedral located in the center of Porto and one of its most recognizable symbols

    Spend time exploring Porto on your own

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Douro River Cruise & Wine Cellar

    Douro River Cruise & Wine Cellar

    Take a cruise on the Douro River, roughly translating to River of Gold—and you'll see why when the light catches the river at just the right angle. After your cruise, visit a wine cellar to learn about the process of wine making and what makes these varieties from Porto so special.

  • Day 4: Porto • Santiago de Compostela

    Travel via Horreos de Combarro to Santiago de Compostela

    Take a walking tour of Horreos de Combarro with your Tour Director and discover a center of culinary history, both past and present

    Visit the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, the last stop on the 30-day Way of St. James pilgrimage route still taken by adventurous hikers

    Tonight, enjoy a traditional Galician dinner, which is known for it’s fresh seafood, octopus, and hearty stews

  • Day 5: Santiago de Compostela

    Take an excursion to Finisterre, or "the end of the world," at one of the most western points on the Iberian Peninsula

    Visit a mussel farm to learn more about one of the region's most popular ingredients

  • Day 6: Santiago de Compostela • Oviedo

    Take a walking tour of Oviedo with your Tour Director

    Visit the Oviedo Cathedral, a great example of hybrid architectural styles dating back to 781 AD

    Tonight, enjoy Asturian cuisine with Cachopo: deep fried veal cutlets topped with ham, cheese, and vegetables

  • Day 7: Oviedo • Bilbao

    Travel to Bilbao

    Visit a local cheese farm in Bilbao and learn what makes the northern region of Spain's cheese unique

    Enjoy dinner at a local sidreria, or ciderhouse, where food is accompanied with cider self-served straight from the barrel it was brewed in

  • Day 8: Bilbao

    Tour Bilbao, one of the largest cities in northern Spain, with an expert local guide

    Spend time exploring the Guggenheim Museum of modern and contemporary art

    Enjoy free time in Bilbao
  • Day 9: Bilbao

    Take an excursion to San Sebastian, a lively city located along the coastline boasting renowned restaurants and pintxo bars serving regional specialties

    Enjoy a Pintxos dinner, the Basque version of Spanish tapas served on skewers—in fact, it gets its name from the word poke.

  • Day 10: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Portugal

  • Day 2: Porto

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of Porto, a coastal city known for its famous Port wine, with your Tour Director

    Enjoy dinner in Porto

  • Day 3: Porto

    Tour Porto with an expert local guide

    Visit Torre dos Clérigos, a cathedral located in the center of Porto and one of its most recognizable symbols

    Spend time exploring Porto on your own

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Douro River Cruise & Wine Cellar

    Douro River Cruise & Wine Cellar

    Take a cruise on the Douro River, roughly translating to River of Gold—and you'll see why when the light catches the river at just the right angle. After your cruise, visit a wine cellar to learn about the process of wine making and what makes these varieties from Porto so special.

  • Day 4: Porto • Santiago de Compostela

    Travel via Horreos de Combarro to Santiago de Compostela

    Take a walking tour of Horreos de Combarro with your Tour Director and discover a center of culinary history, both past and present

    Visit the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, the last stop on the 30-day Way of St. James pilgrimage route still taken by adventurous hikers

    Tonight, enjoy a traditional Galician dinner, which is known for it’s fresh seafood, octopus, and hearty stews

  • Day 5: Santiago de Compostela

    Take an excursion to Finisterre, or "the end of the world," at one of the most western points on the Iberian Peninsula

    Visit a mussel farm to learn more about one of the region's most popular ingredients

  • Day 6: Santiago de Compostela • Oviedo

    Take a walking tour of Oviedo with your Tour Director

    Visit the Oviedo Cathedral, a great example of hybrid architectural styles dating back to 781 AD

    Tonight, enjoy Asturian cuisine with Cachopo: deep fried veal cutlets topped with ham, cheese, and vegetables

  • Day 7: Oviedo • Bilbao

    Travel to Bilbao

    Visit a local cheese farm in Bilbao and learn what makes the northern region of Spain's cheese unique

    Enjoy dinner at a local sidreria, or ciderhouse, where food is accompanied with cider self-served straight from the barrel it was brewed in

  • Day 8: Bilbao

    Tour Bilbao, one of the largest cities in northern Spain, with an expert local guide

    Spend time exploring the Guggenheim Museum of modern and contemporary art

    Enjoy free time in Bilbao
  • Day 9: Bilbao

    Take an excursion to San Sebastian, a lively city located along the coastline boasting renowned restaurants and pintxo bars serving regional specialties

    Enjoy a Pintxos dinner, the Basque version of Spanish tapas served on skewers—in fact, it gets its name from the word poke.

  • Day 10: Depart for home

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Learning outcomes on this program

Confidence • Curiosity • Global perspective • Empathy • Adaptability • Relatability • Self-Awareness


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With this program, you get access to our Global Learning Resources, which include:

  • Discussion questions
  • Sample assignments
  • Journal prompts
  • Webinars
  • EF's Global Competency Assessment, a pre- and post-program assessment to measure competency development
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EF Global Learning Model Post-Study Abroad Learning Resources
Academic resources


With this program, you get access to our Global Learning Resources, which include:

  • Discussion questions
  • Sample assignments
  • Journal prompts
  • Webinars
  • EF's Global Competency Assessment, a pre- and post-program assessment to measure competency development

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What's Included

  • Round-trip airfare and transportation

    Buses, trains, cruise ships, ferries and subways—covered. We take care of getting you around so you can enjoy the ride.

  • Accommodations

    Safe, comfortable hotels with private bathrooms will be waiting for you at your destination.

  • Regional-style meals

    Traditional breakfasts and dinners bring local flavors to life as part of your tour experience. Lunches are left up to you to discover favorite dishes of your own.

  • End-to-end Support

    Your team helps to secure administrative approval and academic credit, provides recruiting tools and helps establish your program's ongoing presence on campus.

  • Curriculum Integration

    Your academic vision remains present wherever you travel. Tell us your ideal study abroad experience, and we'll help connect your curriculum to EF's extensive connections abroad.

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your expert Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all program logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert local guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and enhancing teaching moments wherever your curriculum takes you.

  • Guided sightseeing

    Gain insider knowledge and cultural perspective from licensed local guides who join your group for select experiences on tour

  • Worldwide support, safety and security

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide. We provide 24-hour emergency support service along with a comprehensive $15 million liability policy that covers you and your institution while abroad.

  • Flexible Payment Options

    Give more students the opportunity to study abroad by offering them two different payment plan options, along with our TripFunder website to help fundraise for the program.


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