Porto is the second largest city in Portugal, known as “Cidade Invicta”, the city that was never conquered. Located by the Douro River, Porto has been named “Best European Destination 2017”. Its historical center, never touched by invaders, is registered as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. The historical value of the Old Cathedral, the Church of St. Francis and the Torre dos Clérigos combine with the contemporary buildings as the Serralves Museum and the “Casa da Música” (house of music), revealing the unique climate of the city.
The riverbanks – Ribeira and Gaia, connected by the Luis I bridge, present the most known picture of Porto. Those are the best places to taste the city. Visit famous wine cellars in Gaia and enjoy a glass of Port wine at the end of your wine tour. Or sit in one of restaurants in Ribeira and try one of Porto´s specials: the “tripas a moda do Porto” – connected with the history of the city, or “francesinha” hot sandwich with special sauce.
The city never sleeps. Porto´s downtown is the core of the nightlife, especially in the weekends it gets really full, all year long. Almost every bar and music club is crowded. Ribeira and Foz are also important places on the night map of Porto, where the historical architecture blends with music and art.
Day 1 to Day 7
Arrival in Porto, meet & greet and private transfer to your hotel . Stay in Porto for the next 7 nights. Time to discover this fantastic city known by its monuments variety, tradition and
Porto Secrets - Daily walking tour (09.00-13.00 or 14.00-18.00)
A real Porto experience walking through narrow alleys and amazing stairways. Feel the magical of the old city and the warmth of its inhabitants. Discover hidden viewpoints and embrace the “Tripeiro” spirit.
Half day Porto Tour - Daily regular tour with departure at 9:00am or at 14:00pm.
Guided tour to explore this beautiful city on the Douro river banks. Visit the superb Cathedral, the neoclassical stock exchange Palace, the São Bento train station. Continue through the historic center with narrow streets and squares, and admire the incredible Lello bookshop. Visit a Port wine cellar and sample some rich wine flavors.
Full day Minho Tour (lunch included) - Daily regular tour with departure at 9:00am
Travel through the north region of Portugal and visit Braga, one of the oldest religious cities in the world, and the sanctuaries that constitute the faith triangle: the Cathedral and the Sanctuaries of Sameiro and Bom Jesus. After lunch, included in the tour, continue to Guimarães the cradle of Portugal with its unique historic center, UNESCO World Heritage site.
Full day Douro Tour (lunch included) - Daily regular tour with departure at 9:00am
This charming and unique region in the North of Portugal is defined by having been the first demarcated wine region in the world and its landscape classified as UNESCO World Heritage. Our tour takes you to visit ‘São Leonardo de Galatura’ view point, continue to Pinhão and take an hour cruise in the Douro River. Finish your day with a Port wine tasting at a local Wine estate.
Check out from your hotel and private transfer to Porto Airport. Board your flight home.