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$86.38 Day Trips & Excursions

Porto to Minho Full-Day Trip with Admission Ticket and Lunch

After pickup from your Porto hotel, travel north by air-conditioned minivan and listen as your expert guide gives an interesting overview of the history, culture and flavor of the Minho region. Bordered by two rivers, the Douro and Minho, and with a third river, the Lima, running through it, the Minho province boasts a well-watered and extremely fertile terrain. Admire the lush landscapes as you cruise up the coast.Stop in Barcelos, a medieval walled market town that is the birthplace of a Portuguese national symbol: the rooster. Legend has it that an innocent pilgrim passed through Barcelos and was wrongly accused of a crime, only to have dead rooster miraculously save his life. Discover more about the rooster myth at an open-air archaeological museum, which features a 16th-century cross that's engraved with images depicting the famous legend.After working your way through Barcelos historical center, continue onto Ponte de Lima, a pretty rural village populated with antique buildings and set along the banks of the Lima River. Admire its striking stone arch bridge, then call into a local restaurant, where you’ll be treated to typical regional delicacies, such as Arroz de Sarrabulho (rice stewed with pork meat and blood), as well as local wine.Following lunch, hit the road again for a short journey to Viana do Castelo, a seaside resort town hemmed in by forest-covered mountains and the Atlantic coast. Make your way to the hilltop Basilica of Santa Luzia and look down upon breathtaking views of the town below.Next, take in educational exhibits at the nearby Costume Museum, which focuses on traditional Portuguese clothing and culture, before indulging in a delectable princesinha do lima (a regional egg-and-sugar confection).Come evening, you’ll be chauffeured back to your accommodation in Porto, where your tour concludes.

$125.54 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!

$103.65 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Minho Tour small group, Braga, Ponte de Lima, Viana, Vinho Verde Winery & Lunch

From your hotel in Porto, you’re picked up in the morning for the drive to Braga. We will stop at the city of Braga to visit the city center. The Braga Diocese is the oldest in Portugal and, in the Middle Ages, the city even competed with Santiago de Compostela in power and importance. You will have the opportunity to taste some delicious sweets at a well known cake-shop.After Braga city center we will proceed to visit Bom Jesus Sanctuary, an Italian inspired neo-classical design, integrates harmoniously with the landscape of northern Portugal. The baroque stairway leading to the top contains 17 landings adorned with symbolic fountains and allegoric statues.We will stop for lunch at the medieval village of Ponte de Lima and walk the Roman bridge that gave its name to this very ancient and very beautiful village, which received its first charter in 1125 from D. Teresa, the mother of the first king of Portugal a number of years before the foundation of the kingdom. The lunch includes the traditional Arroz de Sarrabulho, Rojões and the taste of a unique wine, Vinho Verde Tinto.The tour continues driving north to the Brejoeira Palace. Ex-libris of the Alto-Minho region, this is an outstanding neo-classical building of the 19th Century. You will learn from a certified guide the story of the palace and at the end enjoy walking and taking pictures in the gardens. The visit will end with the tasting of its famous white wine, Vinho Verde Alvarinho.We will return to Porto stopping at Viana do Castelo to visit both the city center and Santa Luzia Sanctuary with stunning views of the city and the Atlantic ocean. Situated close to the mouth of the river Lima the city was founded in the thirteenth century by D. Afonso III, the king of Portugal. Your Minho full-day tour ends with return transport to your Porto hotel.

$861.48 Private & Custom Tours

14 days private tour in Portugal

Day 1Lisbon: Expo 98- Parque das Nações Alfama Baixa Pombalina (Lisbon’s Downtown Historic Center) Parque Eduardo Sétimo Ponte 25 de Abril and Monumento do Cristo Rei Belém Chiado and Bairro Alto Day 2Sintra/Cabo da Roca/Cascais/Costa do Estoril: Palace of Queluz (optional visit) Sintra Lunch Cabo da Roca Boca do Inferno (Devil’s Mouth) Cascais Costa do Estoril (The Coast of Estoril) Day 3Obidos/Nazare/Alcobaça/Batalha/Fatima Obidos Nazare Mosteiro de Alcobaça (Monastery of Alcobaça) Batalha Fatima Day 4Coimbra/Aveiro/Porto Coimbra Lunch Aveiro Porto Day 5Porto Panoramic Tour Tower of Clerigos-Lello Bookstore – Carmo Church (Igreja do Carmo) Aliados-Mercado do Bolhão-Santa Catarina-Café Majestic São Bento Train Station and Cathedral Gaia Rabelo” Boat TourDay 6Minho-Guimarães-Braga-PortoMinho Guimarães Braga Porto Day 7Viana do Castelo-Caminha-Valença-Monção-Arcos de Valdevez-Ponte de Lima-Porto Viana do Castelo Caminha Valença Monção Arcos de Valdevez Ponte Lima Day 8Douro River Valley-Lamego Amarante Peso da Régua Pinhão Winery: Visit and Wine Tasting Lamego Day 9Lamego-Trancoso-Seia(Museu do Pão)-Serra da Estrela Lamego Trancoso Seia Serra da Estrela Day 10Historic Villages of Portugal Belmonte Monsanto Castelo de Vide Marvão Day 11Elvas-Vila Viçosa-Évora Elvas Vila Viçosa Fabrica da Cortiça (Cork Factory) City of Evora Day 12Monsaraz-Mertola-Vila Real St. Antonio-Cacela Velha-Tavira Monsaraz Mertola Vila Real de Santo Antonio Cacela Velha Tavira Day 13Olhão-Faro-Portimão-Praia da Rocha-Lagos Olhão Faro Portimão Praia da Rocha Lagos Day 14Lagos-Sagres-Costa Alentejana-Lisboa Ponta da Piedade Sagres Cabo de São Vicente Fortaleza de Sagres (The Fortress of Sagres) Alentejo Litoral Setubal Ponte 25 de Abril (25 de Abril Bridge)

$50.39 Private & Custom Tours

Private Tour: Minho Day Trip from Porto

Start with pickup from your central Porto hotel and venture into the heart of Minho with your private guide. This fertile region is often referred to as the ‘Costa Verde’ (Green Coast), in reference to its dense green landscapes. Travel by air-conditioned minivan to Barcelos, a pretty medieval riverside town famous for its ceramics and for the legend of the Rooster of Barcelos. The rooster is a national icon that can be found in souvenir shops the length and breadth of Portugal. To find out more about the legend, pay a fee to enter the city's open-air museum. Then, explore the historical town center, home to the distinctive octagonal Baroque Church of Senhor da Cruz.Accompanied by your guide, continue on to Ponte de Lima, a charming town that dates back to Antiquity. Look out for the medieval bridge of its namesake, a picturesque bridge that features four stone arches from an earlier Roman construction. Pause for lunch (own expense) and take the opportunity to sample some local dishes, such as Arroz de Sarrabulho (rice stewed with pork meat and blood).After eating, make your way to Viana do Castelo, a lively fishing port situated at the mouth of the Lima River, sandwiched between the ocean and the mountains. Climb Mount Santa Luzia to reach the Neo-Byzantine church at its summit, then admire the sensational views over the ocean and town below.Browse the displays at the nearby Costume Museum (own expense), which reveals how textiles and clothing have changed over the years and explains their role in Portuguese culture. Sample a sweet princesinha do lima (a local egg-and-sugar confection), before beginning the journey back to Porto. Your tour concludes with drop-off back at your Porto hotel.

$109.41 Private & Custom Tours

Ponte de Lima and Viana do Castelo Small Group Tour with Lunch and Wine Tastings

We will visit Viana do Castelo, a town which is embraced by the Atlantic Ocean and the Lima river. The first stop is the sanctuary of Santa Luzia, placed on the top of a mountain. The National Geographic Magazine (1927), described it as one of the most beautiful landscapes of the world, that includes river, sea, mountain and countryside. We will stroll through the old town and visit several monuments, including the  the most famous pastry in the region. This is a unique place where you will taste a traditional sweet.Next destination is Ponte de Lima, Portugal’s oldest village. Besides its vital importance in the global history of the country, it is known by its beauty, gastronomy and best “vinho verde”. You will have the chance to visit this wonderful place, enjoy lunch at a regional restaurant, visit a wine producer and taste some wine.On the banks of the Lima river, this village is a magic place that will make you go back in time. It’s impossible not to like it!