Departure and Arrival
Discover Porto on this full-day tour, the second largest city in Portugal, filled with olden monuments and historical neighborhoods, the home of Portugal’s most globally famous wine, Port. Lose yourself to the unmatched allure of the riverbanks of the Douro (crossed by 6 unique bridges) and in the charm of the historic riverside and downtown areas of the city, with its numerous historic monuments you won’t want to miss.
Beyond the possibility of riding on the river, if you’re a wine aficionado this is an unmissable opportunity to visit the wine cellars of the Douro and get up close and personal with the processes and methods of production and aging of this world famous wine. This then, is a trip filled with beauty, history, culture and gastronomy in the city named more than 1100 year ago as Portus Cale, where in 868 the County of Portucale arose from which Europe’s westernmost country gets its name, Portugal.
Riverside Porto → Historical Town Centre, Local Commerce, Artisan Crafts;
Bolhão Market → Heart of the City, Shops and Cafes;
Metallic Bridge D. Luis City → Landmark since 1886 designed by a disciple of Gustave Eiffel;
Main Monuments → Clérigos Tower and Church, S. Francisco Gothic Church, Porto See and Cathedral, Bolsa Palace;
Vinho do Porto Cellars → Tour and Wine Tasting;
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→ Estação Ferroviária de S. Bento;
→ Bolhão Market;
→ Dragão Stadium (Home of F.C. Porto)
→ Lello e Irmão Bookstore (one of the worlds most delightful bookstores
→ Boat Cruise – Cruise on a typical Portuguese boat, the Rabelo, on the Douro waters;
→ The most famous “Francesinha” (Frenchy);
→ The most refined Porto style Tripe;
→ Numerous Regional Sweets and Confectionary;
→ On the way, you’ll be able to delight in the one of a kind “Doces de Ovos” (Egg Sweets) in Aveiro.