Located along the Douro estuary in northern Portugal, Porto is one of the oldest cities in Europe and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996.
Visiting Porto is to breathe the love and melancholy of a city nestled between its past and the modernity that moves it.
During your 3-day stay, you will be accompanied by people who will guide you and introduce you to the songs and charms of this city.
You will discover the Tasquinhas of traditional Northern Portugal cuisine, gourmet restaurants as well as taste wonderful wines from the many Port wine cellars on the left bank of the Douro River.
The city of Porto is known as Invicta (Invincible).
To come to Porto is to discover in every corner its history, its architecture, and its traditions.
In Porto, a riverside town, you can also enjoy unforgettable boat trips on the Douro River, with its right and left banks, packed between traditional fishing villages and modern villas, which will not leave you indifferent.
In Porto you will visit:
- Square and Avenue of the Aliados
- Church of St. António dos Congregados
- Church of Santa clara
- Serra do Pilar
- Magestic Coffee
- Carmo Church
- Basilica of the Congregates
- Torre dos Clérigos
- Palace of Bolsa
- Infant’s house
- Wine Cellars of the Port wine
The Douro, is a river that is born in Spain at 2060 mt of altitude, in the Mountain range of Urbión integral part of the Iberian mountain range. Wondering through the Meseta for 525 km and, at km 112, enters Portuguese territory in a rugged region and its bed is flanked by majestic granite valleys. In Barca de Alva, the river is completely Portuguese in the remaining 213 km of its bed and becomes navigable in the last 200, before joining the Atlantic Ocean, in Porto.
The Douro Valley, the birthplace of Porto, produces the best and oldest vineyards in Europe. There wine is produced over 2000 years ago. In 1756, the Douro Valley became the first demarcated wine region in the world. The following year a detailed classification of the vines was made (almost 100 years before the people of Bordeaux embarked on a similar task). Separated from the Ocean by the mountains of the Marão and protected from the humid Atlantic winds, the Douro Valley is characterized by dry and torrid summers alternated with rigorous winters. This wild and mountainous area, spectacular by its proportions, remained practically inaccessible until a relatively recent time.
In the Douro Valley you will visit:
- The terraces
- The vineyard
- The wine producers
- Porto wine tasting
- Regional cuisine
Daily program and optionals
- Airport reception
- Transfer from the airport to the hotel
- Hotel installation
- Free time
- Dinner in a small restaurant (discovery of the typical cuisine of Northern Portugal)
- Porto at night in electric tuk.
- Return to the hotel.
- Breakfast at the hotel
- Departure from Oporto by train to the Douro Valley
- At Peso da Régua, they will have a car to travel along the wine route
- Lunch on the banks of the Douro
- Reception at Farm (Quinta), and activities to choose from (kayak, bike, walking tour …)
- Dinner in a traditional restaurant; night in the Farm
- Breakfast on the Farm
- Boat trip through Douro, from Pinhão to Tua, followed by a picnic
- Return to Porto, by tourist train, departing from Peso de Regua
- Dinner in a little shop (discovery of the kitchen of Northern Portugal)
- Breakfast at hotel.
- Discovery of the city of Porto, in electric tuk, with a visit to Palácio da Bolsa and São Francisco Church
- Lunch (client charged) and free afternoon
- Afternoon of discovery of the right bank of the Douro, in electric tuk; Dinner at the fishing port of Matosinhos
- Return to hotel
- Breakfast at the hotel
- Departure from the hotel to the airport
Accommodation and prices