On this day tour from Porto you’ll visit the Vinho Verde wine region. Admire the Atlantic-influenced landscape, and take in the stunning beauty of Minho, the setting for the Green Wine Route. Sample this fine young wine paired with smoked pork sausages.
What to Expect
Your full-day excursion begins with a morning pick-up at your Porto hotel. From there you’ll head to the historical Vinho Verde province. The area produces Portugal's characteristic young wine (literally translated as green wine).
Travel to the ancient city of Celorico de Basto in an 8-person minivan, and after the 1-hour drive, visit a local wine estate, where you’ll admire the views of the surrounding mountains and forests. Learn about the wine-making processes and hear stories about the people who have been involved.
Next you’ll indulge in the flavors of a cuisine that surrenders to Vinho Verde. Head to a local restaurant for lunch and experience the regional cuisine, including a rich and hearty Portuguese stew and fresh cod. Enjoy the relaxing setting that features impressive views over the city of Amarante.
After lunch, you’ll explore Amarante's historical city center, thought to have existed since the 4th century B.C.
Visit the Church of São Gonçalo, named after the city’s patron saint, before heading to a restored manor house for your next wine tasting. Sip local wine in the tasting room, accompanied by samples of local sausages.
Return to your Porto hotel in the evening.
- Traditional lunch
- Visits to 2 wineries and wine tastings
- Church of São Gonçalo visit
- Walk in Amarante