DOURO VALLEY – RIVER, MOUNTAIN, VINEYARDS, WINES AND FOODS

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Segundo um estudo promovido pela Avis rent a car, a estrada ideal tem uma relação 10:1, que corresponde a dez segundos de reta para cada segundo gasto a curvar. A N222, a tal rainha portuguesa, regista 11:1, o mais próximo da perfeição entre as candidatas, ganhando assim o rótulo de “World Best Driving Road”. A Big Sur, na Califórnia, e a A535, no Reino Unido, completam o pódio, com índices de 8,5:1 e 8,4:1, respectivamente.

DOURO VALLEY

Unforgettable journey, to Douro Vineyards – World Heritage Site.

Visiting a stunning river and amazing mountain landscapes, with an option to visit vineyards with tastings of the best Oporto’s reserves and vintages, enjoying the local gastronomy, with an optional boat river tour at Pinhão. A tour of aesthetic emotions and a day full of joy and happiness.

COIMBRA

Discover Coimbra, a riverfront city and Portuguese former capital, a well preserved medieval town with the historic University of Coimbra, famed for its baroque library, the Joanina, and its XVIII century bell tower. The Romanesque cathedral Sé Velha, the Monastery of Stª Clara-a-Velha, the Monastery of Stª Cruz, the Manga Garden, the Portugal dos Pequenitos park, and as an option the old ruines of roman city Conimbriga.

FÁTIMA

Pilgrimage to Fatima, with a pray the Rosary  and Mass at 12 noon in the Chapel of the Apparitions, than after a special lunch you will enjoy a visit to the Olive museum, learning how famous Portugueses olive oil was produced and with an  option to visit the grottos of Mira d’Aire.

AMARANTE

Amarante is a small city, with varied points of tourist interest concentrated in the historical center. Walk along the surrounding area, blessed by the Cathedral of S. Gonçalo de Amarante until you find the River Tâmega, and the beautiful medieval bridge of great historical importance on the occasion of the Napoleonic Invasions, taste the regional sweets and the traditional Vinho Verde. day that will be unforgettable in any travel itinerary.

GUIMARÃES

Guimarães is considered by the Portuguese to be the birthplace of national identity! A unique and very special city, Guimarães is set apart by its magnificently restored heritage, which led UNESCO,  in 2001, to recognize the Historic Centre of Guimarães as World Cultural Heritage. The Castle, the Palace of Dukes of Bragança, the convent of Stº António dos Capuchos, the Stª Clara Convent, with it’s baroque façade.

VILA DO CONDE

Vila do Conde is one of the most scenic beaches, about 30 Kms from Porto town

Praia Azul beach 

Praia da Azurara beach

Forte de São João Baptista
Chapel of Our Lady of Guia

 Mosteiro de Santa Clara  
Aqueduto de Santa Clara 
Igreja de São João Baptista
Nau from XV century boat

 

braga - barcelos

Journey of one day to visit the most beautiful cities of Minho, enjoy the best regional cuisine, enjoy magnificent landscapes and visit places and monuments of secular traditions

 

 

viana do castelo
ponte de lima

Journey along the Atlantic Green Coast,  the sweets Clarinhas de Fão traditional confectionery, Viana do Castelo and the Sanctuary of Santa Luzia with its stunning landscape on the mouth of the river Lima and the famous regional gastronomy of the oldest village in Portugal – Ponte de Lima .

 

vila real - ribeira de pena

A visit to Vila Real with River Corgo and Casa de Mateus than adventure at Ribeira de Pena Park where you can try : Fantasticable
Negative jump and Slide
Double Flight or Footpaths
Climbing and Mini golf
Crazy Cart or Target shooting or Paintball
Alpine Coaster
Stand Up Paddleboarding
Rafting and Canoeing
Water Hiking

Choose Your TOUR

Pick a program that best fits your schedule and goals. All plans offer a full money back guarantee.

Starter

25€

2 hours 3 pax MIN.

PORTO CITY TOUR

OPTION 1 MORNING

CLERIGOS TOWER & OLD TOWN - BRIDGE SÉ CATHEDRAL & S. BENTO RAIL STATION SEVEN BRIDGES & DOURO RIVER MOUTH

OPTION 2 AFTERNOON

CLERIGOS TOWER & LELLO LIBRARY - MAGESTIC CAFFEE - S. FRANCIS CHURCH & RIBEIRA

D. LUIZ BRIDGE, CAIS DE GAIA, JARDIM DO MORRO, SERRA DO PILAR, SEVEN BRIDGES AND DOURO RIVER MOUTH

Basic

45€

HALF DAY

4 hours 3 pax MIN

PORTO CITY TOUR

OPTION 1 MORNING

CLERIGOS TOWER & OLD TOWN - BRIDGE SÉ CATHEDRAL & S. BENTO RAIL STATION SEVEN BRIDGES & DOURO RIVER MOUTH VISIT CELLARS WINE TASTING

OPTION 2 AFTERNOON

CLERIGOS TOWER & LELLO LIBRARY - MAGESTIC CAFFEE - S. FRANCIS CHURCH THE BRIDGE SÉ CATHEDRAL & S. BENTO RAIL STATION & RIBEIRA, VISIT CELLARS WINE TASTING

WELL DONE

60€

ALL DAY

9 hours 3 pax MIN.

PORTO CITY TOUR

9:00 Hotel pick up 10:00 Clerigos Tower and City Center Avenue 10:30 S.Bento Station and Sé Velha Cathedral 11:00 Crossing the Bridge upper level 11:30 Climbing Pilar Hill 12:00 Cable car down to visit the Caves option 13:00 Lunch time by the river option restaurant 14:00 Fishing village of Afurada very traditional 14:30 Boat adventure crossing Douro River 15:00 Viewpoint of the Chapel Stª Catarina and Sª dos Anjos and Arrábida Bridge view 15:30 Foz e Castelo do Queijo, Anemone sculp 16:00 Gardens de Serralves, Modern Art 17:00 Casa da Musica and Boavista Avenue 18:00 Hotel drop off

unforgettable

90€

ALL DAY

9 hours 3 pax MIN.

DOURO VALLEY TOUR

9:00 Hotel pick up 10:00 Amarante - city bridge and center visit 12:00 Pinhão - river cruise for one hour 13:00 Regional Gastronomy w/ option 15:00 Visit to Quinta vineyards and w/ tasting of oporto wine 16:30 Régua - Oporto wine Museum visit 17:00 Return to PORTO 18:00 Hotel drop off

Personal Guide

amarante

60€

HALF DAY 3 PAX MIN.

9:00 PICK-UP AT HOTEL OR AL

10:00 AMARANTE

VISIT HISTORIC CENTER THE BRIDGE THE CATHEDRAL OF SAO GONÇALO DE AMARANTE

12:00 VINHO VERDE WINE TASTING WITH TRADITIONAL SWEETS

13:00 DROP-OFF AT HOTEL OR AL

aveiro

60€

HALF DAY 3 PAX MIN.

9:00 PICK-UP AT HOTEL OR AL

10:00 VÁLEGA CHURCH

11:00 AVEIRO MOLICEIRO CRUISE

12:00 CITY CENTER, AND MARKET FISH

13:00 DROP-OFF AT HOTEL OR AL

Braga

60€

HALF DAY 3 PAX MIN.

9:00 PICK-UP AT HOTEL OR AL

10:00 BRAGA CITY CENTER VISIT SÉ CATHEDRAL

11:00 VISIT BOM JESUS

12:00 SAMEIRO VISIT

13:00 DROP-OFF AT HOTEL OR AL

guimarães

60€

HALF DAY 3 PAX MIN.

9:00 PICK-UP AT HOTEL OR AL

10:00 GUIMARAES CITY HISTORIC CENTER

11:00 VISIT CASTLE AND PAÇO DUQUES DE BRAGANÇA

12:00 S. FRANCIS CHURCH

13:00 DROP-OFF AT HOTEL OR AL

COIMBRA

90€

ALL DAY 3 PAX MIN.

9:00 PICK-UP AT HOTEL OR AL

10:30 COIMBRA

11:00 MOSTEIRO DE STA. CLARA

12:00 PORTUGAL DOS PEQUENITOS

13:00 LUNCH OPTIONAL HISTORIC CITY

15:00 UNIVERSITY, CATHEDRAL SÉ OLD, LIBRARY, MUSEUM SCIENCE.

18:00 DROP-OFF AT HOTEL OR AL

VIANA DO CASTELO - PONTE DE LIMA - BRAGA

90€

ALL DAY 3 PAX MIN.

9:00 PICK-UP AT HOTEL OR AL

10:00 VIANA DO CASTELO CITY CENTER

11:00 BASÍLICA SANTA LUZIA

12:00 PONTE DE LIMA

13:00 LUNCH OPTIONAL HISTORIC CITY

16:00 BRAGA CITY CENTER

18:00 DROP-OFF AT HOTEL OR AL

VILA REAL- RIBEIRA DE PENA

90€

ALL DAY 3 PAX MIN

9:00 PICK-UP AT HOTEL OR AL

10:00 VILA REAL CITY CENTER

12:00 RIBEIRA DE PENA

13:00 LUNCH OPTIONAL REGIONAL GASTRONOMY

14:30 ADVENTURE PARK

18:00 DROP-OFF AT HOTEL OR AL

fátima

100€

ALL DAY 3 PAX MIN.

9:00 PICK-UP AT HOTEL OR AL

11:00 FÁTIMA

12:00 PRAY THE ROSARY AND MASS IN THE APPARITIONS CHAPEL

13.30 LUNCH OPTIONAL
REGIONAL GASTRONOMY

15:30 VISIT TO MUSEUM OF OLIVES OPTION TO VISIT THE GROTTOS OF MIRA D'AIRE

18:00 DROP-OFF AT HOTEL OR AL

VISIT HISTORIC CENTER THE BRIDGE THE CATHEDRAL OF SAO GONÇALO DE AMARANTE

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