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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.

$127.87 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Minho and Vinho Verde Wine and Gastronomy Tour from Porto

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Ponte de Lima, Ponte de Lima, Viana do Castelo District, Northern PortugalOur first stop will be at Ponte de Lima. Here we will explore the historic center and walk into a pastry shop for some typical pastries tasting.Duration: 1 hour

$114.17 Cultural & Theme Tours

Porto to Minho Small-Group Tour with Winery Visit and Lunch

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Arco Da Porta NovaFrom 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.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Bom Jesus do Monte, Braga, Braga District, Northern PortugalAfter 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.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Ponte de Lima, Ponte de Lima, Viana do Castelo District, Northern PortugalWe 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. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Casa das ArtesThe lunch includes the traditional Minho gastronomy and the taste of a unique wine, Vinho Verde White & Tinto.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Palacio da Brejoeira, Moncao, Viana do Castelo District, Northern PortugalThe 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.Duration: 1 hourStop At: viana do casteloWe will return to Porto stopping at Viana do Castelo to visit the city center. 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.Duration: 1 hour

$854.02 Multi-day & Extended Tours

14 days private tour in Portugal

Day 1Lisbon:Expo 98- Parque das NaçõesAlfamaBaixa Pombalina (Lisbon’s Downtown Historic Center)Parque Eduardo SétimoPonte 25 de Abril and Monumento do Cristo ReiBelémChiado and Bairro AltoDay 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)

$1398.62 Cultural & Theme Tours

Camino de Santiago - Portuguese Way - 205 km - Guimarães

ItineraryDay 1: Day 1: Guimarães to Ponte de Lima (53 km / 33 miles)Pass By: Centro Historico de Guimaraes, Guimaraes, Braga District, Northern PortugalWe start from Praça da Oliveira and we will cross the historical center of Guimarães, pass through the little Roman bridge of Roldes and continue to Braga, along rural paths that will give us the first view of the Minho Region landscapes.We will cross the historic center and stop in front of the Cathedral of the XI Century. After the village of Prado, there we will cross the Cávado river through the beautiful Roman bridge, and then we will reach the oldest village of Portugal, Ponte de Lima.Taking the rest of the day, we will walk around the historic center and enjoy the Portuguese gastronomy so well represented in this village.Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Accommodation included all daysDay 2: Day 2: Ponte de Lima to Tui (42km / 26 miles)Pass By: Igreja Matriz de Ponte de Lima, Ponte de Lima, Viana do Castelo District, Northern PortugalWe leave Ponte de Lima crossing the Lima river through the magnificent bridge, also from the Roman period, to the dreaded Serra da Labruja. Having overcome this odyssey, we will pass Rubiães and the beautiful city of Valença before leaving Portugal. After crossing the international bridge over the Minho river we arrive at Tui, the first Spanish city, where we will ascend "el montesito" with its historical streets and its cathedral. This will be the first Spanish city where we sleep so we will have dinner in the historic center for the first contact with Galician gastronomy.Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Accommodation included all daysDay 3: Day 3: Tui to Caldas de Reys (67 km / 41 miles)Pass By: Tui Cathedral, Tui, Province of Pontevedra, GaliciaIt is now the shells that guide us to Redondela, the estuary of Vigo and finally reach the capital of Galicia, Pontevedra. We move away from the Galician estuaries to venture in the rural countryside passing through picturesque villages whose countless churches every pilgrim makes a point of visiting. We head now to Caldas de Reys with its thermal baths and resorts that go back to the Roman occupation of the peninsula and take advantage of the sulfurous waters to provide healthy baths. We stayed at this place to recover strength for the last day of the trip.Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Accommodation included all daysDay 4: Day 4: Caldas de Reys to Santiago de Compostela (43km / 26 miles)Pass By: Carballeira de Caldas de Reis, Caldas de Reis, Province of Pontevedra, GaliciaSantiago is getting closer. We now take the direction of Padrón, known for its famous peppers, fairs, and festivals. We finally are at our destiny - Obradroiro Square -where we will pose for the always exciting and inevitable final photo with the cathedral in the background.Ok, everything end´s, but we still have time for a deserved bath in the hotel followed by a goodbye lunch. The rest of the day? Well that is up to you, finally you will get rid of us and you can enjoy the rest of the day knowing better the historic city of Santiago.Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Accommodation included all daysDay 5: Day 5: Santiago de Compostela (0 km / 0 miles)Pass By: Santiago de Compostela. Casco Historico, Santiago de Compostela, Province of A Coruna, GaliciaToday you are ruling your own time there are no bikes, no trails left and no yellow arrows to follow.Santiago is a beautiful city, full of monuments and picturesque streets, this is an opportunity to know it better, enjoy and relax, at the scheduled time, your transfer will be there to bring you back.Pass By: Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), Porto, Porto District, Northern PortugalWe do transfer from and to Porto.Please ask for informations.Pass By: Se de Braga, Braga, Braga District, Northern PortugalWe do transfer from and to Braga.Please ask for informations - info@mtbinportugal.ptPass By: MTB in PortugalGuimarães é o melhor compromisso entre um passeio de BTT e umas férias numa cidade histórica com sua família. Estamos sediados em Guimarães, uma pequena cidade no norte de Portugal que é Património Mundial da UNESCO. A cidade é também o berço da nacionalidade portuguesa e onde nasceu e viveu o 1º Rei de Portugal D. Afonso Henriques. Combinando a nossa paixão e experiência acumulada criamos uma oferta especializada de passeios de bicicleta de montanha guiados para 3 a 6 pessoas.Meals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Accommodation included all days

$49.95 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.