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$86.75 Day Trips & Excursions

Porto to Santiago de Compostela, Viana do Castelo Private Tour

Enjoy a full day tour with a private driver and a private guide that will make everything to give you a great experience! We pick you up and drop off at your accommodation for your best comfort. You will star by visiting Santiago de Compostela, the capital of Galicia and one of the most important pilgrimage destinations of the world. Here you will visit the historic center, classified as a World Heritage Site and the famous Cathedral of Santiago. After that, you have the precious time(1h/1:30h) for lunch and walk the streets of Santiago. After Santiago, you will travel to Viana do Castelo, where you'll see Santa Luzia Sanctuary and the historically rich city center.

$127.23 Cultural & Theme Tours

Santiago de Compostela, Viana do Castelo Small-Group Day Trip

Meet your guide at 8:30am at your hotel where the tour picks you up. Drive to your first stop of the day, Viana do Castelo to see the Santa Luiza Sanctuary and the historically rich city center. Explore the hilltop temple and take in the coastal views.Travel to Santiago do Compostela in Galacia, home to one of the most important pilgrimage destinations in the world. Visit the historic center, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Stop at the Cathedral of Santiago and marvel at the grand architecture. Then, drive back to Porto for drop-off at your hotel.Lunch and entrance fees are not included.

$87.39 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.

$1133.53 Multi-day & Extended Tours

North of Spain & Portugal, 8 days from Madrid

1st. Day (Sunday) MADRID-ZARAGOZA-SAN SEBASTIAN (590 kms) Departure from our bus terminal at 8:00 a.m. to Zaragoza. Short stop. Continuation to San Sebastian. Dinner and accommodations. 2nd. Day (Monday) SAN SEBASTIAN-BILBAO-SANTANDER (205 kms) Breakfast. Departure to Bilbao, capital of the province of Vizcaya. Short stop to admire the Guggenheim Museum building. Continuation to Santander. Free time. Dinner and accommodation. 3rd. Day (Tuesday) SANTANDER-SANTILLANA-COVADONGA-OVIEDO (235 kms) Breakfast. Departure to Santillana del Mar, medieval village considered as a National Monument. Through 4th. Day (Wednesday) OVIEDO-LA CORUÑA (295 kms) Breakfast. Departure to region of Galicia. Arrival to La Coruña. Short panoramic tour. In the afternoon optional excursion to the Rías Altas through typical villages as Pontedeume, Betanzos, etc. Dinner and accommodations. 5th. Day (Thursday) LA CORUÑA-SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA (75 kms) Breakfast. Departure to Santiago de Compostela. City tour of this legendary pilgrimage town, Plaza del Obradoiro, Cathedral, etc. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner and accommodations. 6th. Day (Friday) SANTIAGO-RIAS BAJAS-VIGO (90 kms) Breakfast and departure for the area of the Spanish Fjords (Rias Bajas), through splendid landscapes: La Toja Island, ría de Arosa and Pontevedra. Optional excursion to Santa Tecla and Valença do Miño across the Portuguese border. Continuation to Vigo. Dinner and accommodations. 7th. Day (Saturday) VIGO-VIANA DO CASTELO-BRAGA-PORTO (220 kms) Breakfast. Crossing the Portuguese border we arrive to Viana do Castelo, city located between the mouth of the river Miño and Porto. Free time to visit the old town with cobbled streets and emblazoned buildings. We continue to Braga known as the city of the archbishops and the third most populated city in Portugal. Free time. Departure to Porto, considered as World Heritage city. Panoramic tour to admire the cathedral, Stock Exchange building, St. Clara church... we will finalize at a local winecellar to enjoy a tasting of the famous “Port wine”. Dinner at a local restaurant. Accommodations. 8th. Day (Sunday) PORTO-SALAMANCA-MADRID (566 kms) Breakfast. Departure to the border with Spain and arrival to Salamanca. Free time to walk through this monumental city and its famous Plaza Mayor. Continue to Madrid. Arrival and end of our services.

$520.50 Day Trips & Excursions

Porto 5-Day Tour Including Braga, Douro, Aveiro and Costa Nova

DAY 1 - Porto. The city of Porto is known worldwide for its wine, its bridges and ancient and contemporary architecture, its historical center, listed as World Heritage by UNESCO.We will visit: Café Majestic, Bolhão market, Clerigos Tower and Church, Lello bookshop, Aliados avenue, Cathedral, S. Bento station, , Ribeira, Boavista avenue, Serralves museum, House of Music, Foz do douro, Cristal palace, and the cellers of Port Wine. We offer you a coffee and a tipical pastry "nata". You will enjoy the 6 bridges cruise. DAY 2 -  Braga/Guimarães. This tour will begin by visiting the oldest city in Portugal. Braga is a city rich in culture and tradition, where the squares and the emblematic churches abound. After Braga follow the medieval city of Guimarães, which is regarded as "The Cradle of Portugal". Here we will walk through the streets of Old Town, a World Heritage site. We will see in this tour: Cathedral Braga Cathedral, Sanctuary Bom Jesus, Sanctuary of Sameiro, Palace of the Dukes, Castle of Guimarães, Chapel St. Michael, historic centerDAY 3 - Douro Vinhateiro - A nice, relaxing trip where you can admire the beauty of the Douro endless landscapes and the true treasure that there is produced: the best wines of Portugal. On this tour we will visit a reputable fifth producer of port, where you will have the opportunity to taste their delicious wines. We will visit: Monastery S. Gonçalo in Amarante, local wine farm with wine tasting in Régua, Shrine Our Lady of Remedies in Lamego, and Sparkling Cellars in lamego too (tour and tasting of sparkling wine) ** except Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. **DAY 4 - In this tour towards Santiago, we will begin to visit Viana do Castelo and its historic center. After Viana do Castelo follow to Santiago de Compostela, the capital of Galicia and one of the destinations of Christian pilgrimage more important in the world. Here we will visit the historic center, declared a World Heritage Site and the famous Cathedral of Santiago, which marks the end of the pilgrimage of the "Way of St. James."DAY 5 - Aveiro and Costa Nova - In this fascinating tour we will visit the city of Aveiro, which is considered the "Venice of Portugal" as well as the attractive region of Costa Nova, located on the seafront of the city of Ílhavo. An extraordinary tour where you can admire the canals running through the city of Aveiro, the numerous footbridges, buildings of Art Nouveau by the sea and the colorful boats Moliceiros, single symbol of the region. We will visit: Aveiro historical center, Fish Market, salt ponds (panoramic view), Costa Nova houses (panoramic view) and you will enjoy a Cruise in the traditional moliceiro boat. 

$126.08 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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