From Oporto, Braga, or Guimarães: Alto Minho Private Tour

From Oporto, Braga, or Guimarães: Alto Minho Private Tour

From $155.37 per person

Visit the Alto Minho, absorb the culture of towns like Ponte de Lima, Viana do Castelo and Arcos de Valdevez. You will be taken through the green landscapes of this province. The tour includes lunch and a wine tasting.

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Duration 8.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese
Pickup included
• Your accommodation in Oporto, Braga, or Guimarães • Porto Airport pickup available for tours in the same day of arrival (if time flight fits) • Pickup also available at Porto, Braga, and Guimarães Main Train Stations (in Porto both S. Bento and Campanhã)
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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the picturesque town of Ponte de Lima
  • See all the important monuments of Viana do Castelo
  • Explore the rural town of Arcos de Valdevez
  • Have a guided visit and a wine tasting at a Vinho Verde producer
  • Enjoy Vinho Verde wine tasting
Full description
The day starts with a meeting at your hotel in Oporto, Braga, or Guimarães and you’ll head towards the beautiful green area of Portugal, title given to this region due to the fertility of its soils that confers a vivid green color to the landscape as far as your eyes can reach. In the company of a friendly tour guide you will be driven to Viana do Castelo. A city located between the river the ocean and the mountains. The rich history of this wonderful city will be explained while walking through medieval streets, blue tiled churches and traditional jewelry shop where you will find the famous heart from Viana.  On board of a comfortable air conditioned minibus, you will then head towards Ponte de Lima, considered the oldest town in Portugal. Here, you will be guided through the picturesque streets, narrow alleys and the ancient bridge of Ponte de Lima. Nearby this town you will have relaxing moment with one of the treasures of the region, the green wine (vinho verde). This guided visit takes place inside a baroque palace that dates from the XVII century, where you will find a hospitable wine producer that will explain the uniqueness of this wine while you taste as well some local cheese and smoked sausage. This will also be the moment to enjoy some traditional dishes at a local restaurant. (All included) After lunch you will have some of the most beautiful landscapes, from the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean, crossing the mountains of Santa Luzia and Arga, following the river Minho, you will find another interesting city of the region, the fortified town of Arcos de Valdevez. Located close to the Spanish border this fortress was one of the most advances fortresses made in the XVII century. If in the past it served military purposes, nowadays everybody is welcome to enter the gates to find a very authentic town where your guide will explain the history of some of the most important moments of Portugal before coming back to your hotel.
Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off at your accommodation (Oporto, Braga, or Guimarães)
  • Private transportation
  • Private guide
  • Lunch (drinks included)
  • Tasting of Vinho Verde
  • Insurance and fees
  • Private walking-tour in the historical center of Ponte de Lima
  • Guided tour of the Vinho Verde Interpretation and Promotion Centre
  • Guided tour of the Sanctuary of Santa Luzia
  • Round-trip ride on the Santa Luzia funicular
  • Private walking tour of the historical center of Viana do Castelo
  • Entrance to the Costume Museum
  • Guided tour of the Costume Museum
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    • Infant seats are available upon request
    • This tour is subject to local traffic and visiting schedules
    • Please advise of any dietary requirements
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    Perfect activity from all points of view.

    We had a great time, the guide gave us detailed information on the places. We had lunch in a characteristic and quality place. Thank you!

    June 1, 2019

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    Product ID: 69427