AMARANTE CITY TOUR
The historic city awaits you for a taste of local Vinho Verde «green» wine and splendid egg sweets. A visit to historic landmarks of the city, S. Gonçalo Monastery, S. Gonçalo Bridge, Museu Amadeo de Souza Cardoso.
In the second French invasion, during the Peninsular War, French forces commanded by Marshall Soult, found themselves at the bridge over the Tâmega, and needed to secure their connection to Spain, while advancing from Porto to Marco de Canaveses through Amarante.The Anglo-Portuguese forces, commanded by Brigadier Silveira, which included badly-equipped, inexperienced citizens and clergy, were able to resist for the next 14 days, impeding the passage of Napoleonic forces, later known as the heroic defense of the bridge of Amarante.
The city has been part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network under the category of City of Music since 2017.
Amarante's origin dates to the primitive peoples that hunted and gathered in the Serra da Aboboreira, sometime during the Stone Age, and extended during the Bronze Age and later the Romanization of the Iberian peninsula.
9:00 PICK-UP AT HOTEL OR AL
VISIT HISTORIC CENTER THE BRIDGE THE CATHEDRAL OF SAO GONÇALO DE AMARANTE AND MUSEU AMADEO SOUZA CARDOSO
12:00 VINHO VERDE WINE TASTING WITH TRADITIONAL SWEETS
13:00 DROP-OFF AT HOTEL OR AL
Starts at 14:00, same program for the afternoon.
No specific health warnings. No meals or drinks included. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Bring your camera to capture some moments, and good humour is mandatory to enjoy.
The climate in Portugal is typically maritime temperate; cool and rainy in winter, warmer and drier in summer. The terrain: mountainous north of the Douro River, rolling plains in south. For Porto in January the daily average maximum temperatures is 14°C with the average minimum 6°C, while in June the average maximum is 28°C with a minimum of 14°C.