Douro Valley
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  • From Porto: Douro Valley Private Tour

    1. From Porto: Douro Valley Private Tour

    On this tour, you will visit four locations in the Douro Valley. First stop is Amarante. Stroll through the historic center, walk through the old streets, see the typical houses and the history that the city counts, with the river and the bridge. For those who like to appreciate the ancient architecture, in Amarante, mainly in the historical center, there are numerous examples of the Romanesque and still many buildings of the Middle Ages along S. Gonçalo bridge. Enjoy some of the most touristic points of the city such as the Church and Convent of São Gonçalo and the Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso Museum. Next stop is Vila Real where the masterpiece will be the Palace of Mateus, known for the Mateus Rose wine, a baroque mansion from the 18th century, considered to be one of the most elegant mansions in Europe and is attributed to the Italian architect Nicolau Nasoni. The palace is surrounded by...

    We enjoyed our day trip, but feel it was not really value-for-money. We paid £288 for a private day trip in a nice car with a good driver, but who was not really a guide - he was just a nice guy! Amarante it’s billed as a beautiful town, but the main attraction, the church is closed for renovation. The Mateus Palace is fantastic, but despite the high price of the trip, we had to pay our own entrance fees and pay for our lunch at the winery.

  • Oporto: Three Days Private Tour

    2. Oporto: Three Days Private Tour

    Your first day will be dedicated to exploring the city of Porto (Oporto). Walk around the city center and past the Lello Bookstore with its famous staircase, known for its link to the Harry Potter series. Another attraction you will visit is Sao Bento’s train station, where 20 thousand tiles from Portuguese artist Jorge Colaco will take you on a virtual trip through Portugal over the centuries. See the Church of San Francisco, built in the 12th Century, and visit Gaia, where Port wine is aged in hundreds of different cellars. Visit one of the cellars and taste this unique wine. The next day, you will head to Portugal's first capital and visit the Guimaraes Castle, followed by São Miguel Church, and Paço dos Duques de Bragança. Explore the old medieval streets of Guimaraes and taste the delicious Santa Clara’s Pastry. Then, head to Braga, a modern city that also has a rich roman and medi...

  • Douro Valley: Full-Day Private Tour from Porto

    3. Douro Valley: Full-Day Private Tour from Porto

    On this this tour you get the opportunity to have an overview of Amarante, Lamego, and Régua, three fabulous cities in the Douro Valley. The Douro Valley region is known for its unique landscape where the river is beautifully flanked by green mountains on both sides, forming an interesting “V” shape. Not only do these mountains flank the river but they also serve a very important purpose: they provide the soil where the wine vines are cultivated in terraces, making this sight even more fantastic. Nevertheless, there are plenty of other things to see in the valley including its rich culture, history, gastronomy, and traditions. Amarante has become very important in history after Saint Gonçalo´s arrival between 1187 and 1259. He settled here after his pilgrimage through Rome and Jerusalem, making this city an important religious sight in Portugal. Visit the convent and church as well as ...

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We enjoyed our day trip, but feel it was not really value-for-money. We paid £288 for a private day trip in a nice car with a good driver, but who was not really a guide - he was just a nice guy! Amarante it’s billed as a beautiful town, but the main attraction, the church is closed for renovation. The Mateus Palace is fantastic, but despite the high price of the trip, we had to pay our own entrance fees and pay for our lunch at the winery.