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It is said that during a siege by Castilian soldiers in 1368, a local townswoman named Deu-la-Deu Martins managed to scrabble together enough flour from starving citizens to make a few loaves of bread, and in a brazen show of plenty tossed them to the enemy with the message, ‘if you need any more, just let us know’. The disheartened Spaniards immediately withdrew to Spain.

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$125.44 Day Trips & Excursions

Minho and Vinho Verde Wine and Gastronomy Tour from Porto

Your tour starts in Porto and point North, towards the Minho and Vinho Verde region.Your first destination will be the city of Viana do Castelo, where you will visit the magnificent Sanctuary of Santa Luzia. This is also a famous viewpoint for the whole region, where you can see the sea, the Lima river and its vale and all the mountains around.Now we travel to Melgaço, the most northern municipality of Portugal and one of the two Sub-regions where the Alvarinho is King. Here we will visit one of the most famous Wine Estates of the Region which produces nectars of excellence.After this marvelous visit and tasting, you move on to Monção, but we will stop on the way where a delicious regional lunch is waiting for you in a typical restaurant.Then, with our bellies filled and our energies restored, we travel to Monção to get to know the other half of this Sub-region. Here we will meet a family run Wine Estate where the traditions stand as an homage to their ancestors, but also high tech is applied to produce the best wines.We now start our way down to Porto, but there is still time to stop at the city of Ponte de Lima, where we will have the chance of tasting some smoked sausages paired with some Red Vinho Verde!By the end of the day, you will return to Porto, where you can be dropped off at your accommodation or any other place in town that you prefer. Are you ready for the trip? Book now!

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Small-Group Day Trip to Alvarinho Vinho Verde Wine Region from Porto

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: EFun ToursPass by without stoppingStop At: Quinta do SoalheiroVisit to three vineyardsDuration: 1 hour