Nothing but the best
Porto, Guimarães, Braga & Arouca
The County of Portucale
OVERVIEW AND EXPECTATIONS
Discover the beauties of the north. Explore Porto, also known as “Invicta”, meaning “that was never conquered”, with its beautiful cobbled narrow streets where sometimes you have the feeling that you are back in the 12th century. The Ribeira district houses, many beautiful bars and restaurants along the riverside.
You will be introduced to this region on an unprecedented way. Get astonishing with the vineyard of the Douro Valley, known for holding the best Port wines and other great wines in the world.
WHAT IS INCLUDED
5* Accommodations (with breakfast)
Airport meet & greet and Private Transfers
Guided Private Tours
Wine tasting Tour
Taxes, fuel and tolls
DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN PORTO
The city is located on the hills overlooking the Douro river estuary. Porto has always been a mercantile city, and this is evident in the style of the buildings lining the Avenida dos Aliados toward the center of downtown area. Filled with such beautiful history and historical monuments, Porto is full of life.
DAY 2: PORTO
Today you can uncover Porto on your own. Breathe in the beauties the amazing senses from all the great restaurants hidden in all the beautiful narrow streets. Discover the beautiful views from the top of the famous D. Luis Bridge where you can walk to the other side of the Douro River and view the gorgeous former monastery of Serra do Pilar dating back to the 15th century.
DAY 3: GUIMARÃES & BRAGA
Guimarães, which is considered the birthplace of Portugal because Afonso Henriques, who went on to be the first king of Portugal, was born here. The city still has a harmonious, well-preserved heritage that is evident in the graceful iron balconies, mansions, arches connecting the narrow streets, paving slabs smoothed by time, towers and cloisters.
DAY 4: DOURO VALLEY
From the comfort of your accommodation you will start your journey to the majestic ambience of the Douro Valley, Classified as World Heritage, where Humankind gave birth to the great Port and table wines of spectacular quality.
Let the Porto ambience enchant you, let the Douro landscape enrapture you, the valleys, the blue ribbon on the river meandering down below, surrounded by pure air the terraced vineyards are located on magical locations. With this Wine Excursion you will make your voyage through the beautiful Northern part of Portugal where you will ambient the gastronomy of this regions.
We made a selection of the finest vineyards to let you experience the foremost Vintage Port & Wine tasting experience.
DAY 5: PAIVA WALKWAYS
Today you will visit the beautiful Paiva Walkways. The guide and driver will pick you up and drive you to the stunning Arouco Geopark. The Walkways are located on the left bank of the Paiva River, in Arouca municipality, Aveiro, Portugal. They are 8 km that provide a walk "untouched", surrounded by unique beauty of landscapes, in an authentic natural sanctuary along the brave waters downhills, quartz crystals and endangered species in Europe. The route extends from the river beaches of Areinho and Espiunca, lying between them, the Vau beach. A journey through biology, geology and archeology that will remain, of course, in heart, soul and in mind of any nature lover.
DAY 6: PORTO
Spend your last days exploring Porto at you own pace. We suggest a trip to one of Porto’s attractive Atlantic beaches, such as Miramar in Vila Nova de Gaia.
DAY 7: PORTO
We would not let your holiday end without having organised something special. You will be picked up to step aboard off a cruise to experience Porto and the Douro River from a different perspective.
DAY 8: BACK HOME
Enjoy a great breakfast and it is time to say farewell. You will be picked up by your driver and head to the airport in Porto to return home after a delightful Holiday.