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From Porto: Peneda-Gerês Park Kayaking and Waterfall Hike

1. From Porto: Peneda-Gerês Park Kayaking and Waterfall Hike

Discover one of Portugal’s hidden treasures on a full-day excursion to Gerês National Park. Experience the beauty of this unique landscape thorugh a day of of hiking, kayaking, and swimming. Savor local food with the included traditional Portuguese lunch. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up at your door in Porto and travel to the park in an air-conditioned van. Reach the lake, where you’ll begin your tour by kayaking over its calm waters. Afterwards, relax on a sandy beach and try to stand up paddle before returning to the van. Stop at a local restaurant with amazing views of Rio Cavado, and refill with mouth-watering local cuisine paired with delectable wine. In the afternoon, visit a waterfall and lagoon, where you can swim and relax. Visit the old village of Fafiao, and learn more about Portuguese lifestyle in the countryside. Return to your accommodation in Porto at the end of your tour.

Ponte de Lima & Viana do Castelo: All-Inclusive Private Tour

2. Ponte de Lima & Viana do Castelo: All-Inclusive Private Tour

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, a 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. Onboard a comfortable air-conditioned minibus, 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 a 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 a traditional lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, 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 shops where you will find the famous heart from Viana. Enjoy one of the most beautiful panoramic views in the world - the Sanctuary of Santa Luzia. Cap off the experience with a perfectly crafted cocktail by the sea, while going over what has been learned about the history of Portugal, in the picturesque city of Viana do Castelo.

Vinho Verde Full-Day Premium Wine Tour

3. Vinho Verde Full-Day Premium Wine Tour

After morning pickup from your accommodation in Porto, Braga, or Guimaraes, head off on a journey into Portugal’s wine country. Discover landscapes of the “Green Region” on the way to the historical city of Amarante with its 13th-century bridge and the 16th-century church. Enjoy trying the northern regional cuisine. Then you’ll be off and running down the Romanesque Route, a trail that travels back in time through Portugal’s rich history by connecting its most famous monuments.  After seeing churches, memorials, castles, and ruins, you’ll head to the first Vinho Verde producer of the the day, learning of the unique methods used to create Portugal’s famous green wine. To cap things off, you’ll continue down the picturesque country roads to another vineyard. Taste more Vinho Verde, gathering skills to differentiate the particular grape varietals used to make each stunningly crisp wine. After discovering some of Portugal’s undisputed cultural gems, you’ll head back to your accommodation.

Douro Valley: Premium Full-Day Tour Experience

4. Douro Valley: Premium Full-Day Tour Experience

Relax with a pickup from your accommodation. Take in the beautiful scenery on the 1.5 hour trip into the Douro Valley. Learn about the winemaking techniques that have grown with the local communities over the centuries.  Enjoy a morning tasting of Doc and Port wines from a local producer. Enjoy a traditional lunch, celebrating the regional produce and pallet. Afterwards, take a 1-hour boat ride, and admire the surrounding landscapes. Relax by the river with a regionally-flavored cocktail, before returning back to your accommodation.

Oporto: Three Days Private Tour

5. 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 medieval past. Go to the cathedral and to the Bom Jesus Sanctuary, where you can see the Bom Jesus Elevator - the only water powered elevator still in use. On the third day, you will explore the beautiful Douro Valley. Stroll through the historic center of Amarante, walking through its ancient streets. Visit the lovely Pinhao Railway Station, built in the Nineteenth Century, its tiles represent the landscape and the life of the people in the region. Of course your visit to the oldest wine region in the world must include a visit to a local winery, where you will be shown the different aspects of winemaking and also taste some of the best wines in the world.

Braga e Guimarães: viagem privada pelo berço de Portugal.

6. Braga e Guimarães: viagem privada pelo berço de Portugal.

Vamos viajar do Porto para o Minho, uma das mais belas regiões de Portugal, a bordo de veículo confortável, com motorista/guia-acompanhante particular. Nesta viagem ao Minho, ficará a conhecer o melhor de Braga e Guimarães, duas das mais antigas e históricas cidades de Portugal, classificadas pela Unesco. Aproveite sua hora de almoço para desfrutar da culinária local, acompanhada de um vinho verde, exclusivamente português, produzido na região. Locais por onde iremos: • Centro de Braga, Sé Catedral de Braga, Arco da Porta Nova, Jardim de Santa Bárbara e Santuário do Bom Jesus do Monte. • Paço dos Duques de Bragança e Castelo de Guimarães, Largo do Toural, Centro Histórico de Guimarães. Regresse em conforto ao seu hotel, no Porto ou em Gaia, depois de um dia que, certamente, será memorável.

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This trip was honestly amazing, so glad we went! We had visited Geres park a few years ago but this was such a different trip. Kayaking on the lake was really fun, lunch was delicious and getting to swim near the waterfall was fantastic! The place we swam was so secluded, no other people there just our group of 7. Would highly recommend this trip to see some beautiful natural sights! Shout out to our incredible guide Renata (probably one of the best tour guides ever). She has so much knowledge of the national park and surrounding area. The whole day was so relaxing and nothing was too much trouble for Renata, she really made the experience for us!

What a fabulous day out! Big thanks to Miguel who really made the trip even more memorable. He had great local knowledge, was easygoing and created a nice group dynamic. This trip was great value for money and the kayaking+ paddleboarding was the highlight. As a non-swimmer, Miguel paid extra attention to make sure I felt safe and didn't miss out on the experience. Would recommend this to anyone visiting Porto! Unfortunately we left before we could give a tip, but please accept a huge thanks from us! E&E

Magnificent day, in connection with nature, mountain, lake, waterfall and natural pools. Very positive experience with kayaking and paddling. We were accompanied by a great guide, friendly, cultured, funny, benevolent. Hearty, traditional and tasty meals. We highly recommend this tour.

Our guide Richardo was very friendly and knowledge about the national park and Porto. The kayak and hike was the perfect pace, he adjusted based on the group skill level. Food was fantastic! Overall a wonderful experience!

The tour was really worth every euro! You get to places that you wouldn't find otherwise as a tourist. Our guide Renate was super nice and did a great job!