Visit the Alto Minho, absorb the culture of towns like Ponte de Lima, Viana do Castelo and Valença do Minho. You will be taken through the green landscapes of this province. The tour includes lunch and a wine tasting.
What to Expect
The day starts with a meeting at your hotel in Braga 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.
On board of a comfortable air conditioned minibus, you will 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 an hospitable wine producer that will explain the uniqueness of this wine while you taste as well some local cheese and smoked sausage.(All included)
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. 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 Valença do Minho. 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.
- Minibus tour with guided visits in 3 cities
- Guided visit and wine tasting in Vinho Verde producer