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Best of North of Portugal in 7 days: Porto, Douro Valley and Guimaraes

 With this terrific tour Best of North of Portugal in 7 days, you have a curated tour package taking you through Porto, the amazing Douro Valley and Guimaraes, the birthplace of Portugal.

 This tour includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and much more .


The North of Portugal is not only the birthplace of the country, but a must for those who like to explore a mix of  ancient colorful villages, cities steeped in history, charming castles, religious shrines, picturesque drives along rivers, famous vineyards (as the renown Port wine region) and through verdant mountain areas, enjoying the flavors of its gastronomy, the variety of its handicraft and the charm of the old legends. 


A voyage through the north is an unique experience and it will be yours to treasure!

Itinerary

 

Day 1 - Arrival and Welcome Dinner


Arrival at Porto Airport, private transfer to your hotel in Porto and check-in. 

Tonight we will have a traditional welcome dinner (included) where you will have the chance to try some of the most well-known dishes from Porto cuisine. 

Accommodation in Porto 4* hotel


Day 2 -  Day Tour in Porto


In the morning, after breakfast we will pick you up from your hotel for half-day visit of the city of Porto with an official Tour Guide. 

In the historical city center, considered World Heritage by UNESCO, you will have more than enough time to explore Lello Bookstore Library, where Harry Potter books and movies where inspired.  The Gold Church of São Francisco and right next door you'll find the Stock Exchange Palace with incredible granite work and magnificent Neo-Arab influences (entrance not included).  

We will continue our tour until we reach the front of the river where you can admire the D. Luis bridge and all of the Port Wine lodges that brought fame and fortune to the city. 

We will finish this tour with a visit to Port Wine Cellars with wine tasting. 

Transfer back to your hotel and free time. 

Accommodation in Porto 4* hotel


Day 3 - Scenic Train to Douro and tour in Douro Valley


After breakfast, check-out and transfer to Porto São Bento Station where you go onboard of  a scenic train jouney from Porto until Pinhão. 


A guide will pick you up in Pinhão Train station and show you the best views of Douro Valley, followed by a traditional lunch in one of the famous wineries in Douro Valley. 


After lunch visit to the vineyards and wine tasting. 


Finish  the afternoon in beauty with a boat trip along Douro river, enjoy the breathless views. Transfer to your 4* hotel in Douro where you will stay for 2 nights with breakfast.



Day 4 - Douro Valley - Relaxation, nature, food and wine 



After breakfast free time to relax or for some personal activities. 

At lunch time we will pick you up and take you to one of the best experiences in Douro, a Pic-nic in the middle of the vineyards or lunch in a local restaurant followed by a wine tasting in one of the amazing wineries of Douro.

 Transfer back to hotel. 

Accommodation in Douro 4* hotel.


Day 5 - Feel Guimaraes, the birthplace of Portugal


Transfer from Douro to your hotel in Guimarães

Arrival to the hotel, with check-in after 15h.  A beautiful 4 star Hotel is centrally located for your comfort and has breakfast included. 

Guimarães historic town centre is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2001, in recognition for being an "exceptionally well-preserved and authentic example of the evolution of a medieval settlement into a modern town" in Europe. Once the capital of the County of Portugal. 

Gourmand Dinner in a traditional restaurant is included.


Day 6 - Loving Minho and Vinho Verde


At 11:00 your tour guide will pick you up from the hotel to start the journey through Minho, with the best of what food and wine Portugal has to offer. A quick drive to one of the historical Quintas where Vino Verde is produced - a delicious sparkling white wine exclusive of this area in Europe. Wine tasting is included.  Return to Guimaraes with stop on the top views of the city, Penha hill for the best overview of the city and surroundings. 

Lunch Time in one of the best gourmand restaurants of the city. 

After lunch visit to the castle and Palace of Duques de Braganca are included and you'll get to know  more of the history of Guimaraes.  

Your local guide will take you on to the main square for you to relax for the rest of day.  

Accommodation in the 4 star hotel.



Day 7 - Last day

After breakfast free time for personal activities. Check-out and transfer to Porto Airport or Porto according to your needs.


 

What’s Included


- Transfer from Porto Airport to Porto

-2 Nights in Porto + 2 Nights in Guimaraes in 4 Star Hotels conveniently situated centrally, Breakfast is included.

- Guided tour at Porto Wine Cellars.

 - Half day Guided tour in Porto.

 - Welcome dinner on the 1st day in Porto

- Transfer to and from dinner on the first day.

- Transfer to and from the Full day Tour on the second day.

- Train tickets from Douro to Pinhao

- Full Day Tour in Douro Valley w

- River Cruise in Douro Valley

-Dinner on the 1st night in Guimaraes.

-Full day tour in Guimaraes with Lunch, wine tasting and entrances to the Castle and Palace.

-A local guide will join you on the visits as published.

- Transfers from and to Porto airport, to Douro and to Guimaraes.


 Price per Person:  From 989 euros 

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Portugal Travel Center

Guimarães, Portugal

+351912761633