Escape to Porto

Escape to Porto

Visit Porto and enjoy a day touring the Douro Valley, where you will make several stops to taste their typical wines and meals.
Themes: Gastronomy Getaways

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20/09/2019 22/09/2019

Porto

About the city

Situated on a dramatic valley cut by River Douro, Porto is known for the beauty of its building and the sweet taste of is wine. The hub of the city is Avenida dos Aliados, a wide avenue encircle by Praça General H. Delgado and Praça da Liberdade. Nonetheless, the most alluring part of the city is Ribeira, the river district and a Unesco World Heritage Site, where three of Europe’s most graceful bridges span the gorge. Busy Praça da Liberdade and the adjoining Avenida dos Aliados make up the centre of town, where statues stand in the centre of busy mosaic walkways. Nearby rises Porto’s great cathedral, a colossal, fortified Romanesque structure whose heavy granite foundations, thick walls and tiny windows enclose a gloomy interior. The Ribeira stretches along the river, skirted by a wonderful quay filled with shops and restaurants. Porto’s most characteristic monument, the ornate Torre dos Clérigos, offers a panorama of the city from atop its 240 steps. No visit to Porto would be complete without a stop at some of the many bodegas, wine lodges, where port is stored and bottled. And a visit to the amazing Lello library with its spiral staircase, is a must see as well, even if you are not a Harry Potter’s fan.

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Vila Gale Porto

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  • At 0.8 km from the center
  • Avenida de fernao de magalhaes, 7, Oporto 4300 - 190
This modern hotel is situated about 1.5 km from Praça da República, close to a large shopping centre in the heart of Oporto. Public transportation links are 50 m away. Restaurants and bars are to be found 3 km from the hotel and the closest beach is...
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  • DOBLE O TWIN SUPERIOR (1)

  • ROOM ONLY

  • 2 Accommodation nights

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Full-Day Tour: Douro Valley Trip from Porto

day 1 - 08:30

Meet up with a local guide in Porto and take off through the Valley Heritage, one of the most beautiful natural areas in the world. An ideal trip for photography lovers, this is also a great opportunity to learn more about Portuguese culture, wine and food.

Departing from the city of Porto, we will pass through the city of Peso da Régua, known for the heart of the wine region of the Douro.

Then we will travel to the village of Pinhão where we visit one of the most prestigious wine cellars of the Port Wine of the region. There we will learn the whole winemaking process of Ports and appreciate the beauty of the landscape.

Before our lunch served in a restaurant of traditional Portuguese food we will make a brief and relaxing boat trip along the river Douro in a typical wooden boat.

Before the return we will have time to visit the top of the valley and enchant with the best viewpoint of the region to take that special photograph of travel. At the top we will visit a local family own wine producer where we will taste wine, olive oil and honey.

Come with us on this very complete tour to the Douro Valley, we will make sure that you will not miss anything and we will show you all the special places that have not yet been discovered in the region.

Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.

Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
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Escape to Porto
Escape to Porto