Portugal is a perfect walking country with spectacular views. The valley of the Rio Douro (‘river of gold’) is astonishing in its tranquillity – and its rich colors. Fertile hills neatly lined with green vines and old olive trees are reflected in the mirror-like waters. And the region’s tiny, untouched villages of granite houses with red roofs. It is here, at the Quintas (wineries) dotted across the slopes, that port wine is produced.
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Then, proceeding to the 12th century Porto’s Cathedral. Where we’ll get to know even more about the city history and the History of Portugal. After that, we’ll be venturing down the alleys of the medieval district. All the way to the commercial street “Rua das Flores”, filled with flowers, street live artists and art-craft. Passing before the astonishing City Hall, up to the Clérigos Tower and its beautiful noble quarter.
Being the most animated location in town, it’s where we will have lunch at a restaurant with local gastronomy.
In the afternoon, discover the modern district of the city, such as Boavista and its magnificent “Casa da Música”. A modern and architectural city landmark. Proceeding to meet the river and crossing the riverside of the Douro river to Vila Nova de Gaia. Here you will be presented with a guided visit in a traditional Wine Cellar “Cave” and taste. This rich, complex and worldwide renowned fortified wine – the Port Wine (Standard 2 great wines).
Still having the flavor of this nectar on our tongues. It’s time to enjoy the 6 Bridges Boat Cruise on the River Douro (duration: 1 hour). Aboard a traditional “Rabelo” boat, experience the panoramic views of the surrounding hills. At the red-tiled rooftops of the medieval houses, as well as, the famous bridges of the city.
Dinner is not included. Overnight in Braga.
Then, we will visit the cathedral and downtown.
On the afternoon we visit Guimarães. A historic town, exceptionally well-preserved and an authentic example of the evolution of a medieval settlement into a modern town. (Guimarães’ Castel – ticket is included).
Lunch and dinner are not included. Overnight in Braga
The walking tour will be around the vineyards of the Quinta. That is an easy walking tour, which affords glorious views of the river. The Douro Valley demarcated wine region is one of the most scenically impressive in the world! As evidenced by its status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From this unique terroir come the grapes used to make Portugal’s famous Port wine as well as exquisite table wines.
After lunch, it is time to visit the famous train station in the region. To finish the day we will visit a wine estate and taste the famous Port wine (Standard 2 great wines).
Difficulty: Easy. Distance: 5km – 3.10 miles. Duration: 1 day. Dinner is not included. Overnight in Braga.
This tour will pass through mountain areas, rural areas and remarkable villages in the history of Portugal. With about three hundred inhabitants. Everything and everyone in Sistelo sounds like the good old days. The fountain, in the center of the square, marks the ending point. And, the details of the houses invite us to curiosity. Iron staircases, stone steps, sheer white draperies, and half-open wooden doors are typical of a village where peace reigns.
It includes a guided walking tour in the Vez Ecovia. An incredible path, where we will admire wooden walkways, Roman road, green mountains, crystal-clear lagoons, native flora, and fauna.
Difficulty: Easy / Moderate. Distance: 9km – 5.50 miles. Lunch and dinner are not included. Overnight in Braga. Duration: 1/2 day. Overnight in Braga.
Along the walk, you will see small groups doing the Camino Portugues Coastal Way. This is the most popular walking tour of the Portuguese Way of Saint James. Perfect for those looking to capture the essence of the Camino! It is a nice walk, good food, and wine discovering local customs. Meeting fellow pilgrims and enjoying the unique atmosphere of it all.
Duration: 1/2 day. Lunch and dinner are not included. Overnight in Braga.
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