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Wine and Cultural Tour in the Vinho Verde Region - 3 Day experience

Ponte de Lima, 4991-909, Ponte de Lima - Vinho Verde

This tour was designed for the Vinho Verde enthusiasts.
In this 3-day tour, you will discover the scenic landscape, the flavors and the secrets of Vinho Verde and the Vinho Verde Region. This tour will also provide a cultural heritage experience and the discovery of 2 of the most historical Portuguese cities- Guimarães and Braga.


  • Guimarães Historic Centre, World Heritage Site, by UNESCO
  • Braga and Ponte de Lima Heritage
  • Wine experiences in Vinho Verde wine producing estates
  • Accommodation in Boutique Hotel
  • Meals and regional products tasting with unique views
  • Breathtaking landscape


  • Private Transfers when mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tour with private driver in a vehicle Mercedes when mentioned in the itinerary
  • 2 Nights accommodation in a Prestige Room or similar at Monverde - Wine Experience Hotel
  • 2 Breakfasts in the hotel
  • Drive/walking tour in Braga and Guimarães with private driver
  • 1 Guided visit with wine tasting at 1 renowned Vinho Verde Winery
  • 1 Guided visit with wine tasting and mini snacks at 1 renowned Vinho Verde Winery
  • 1 Lunch with pre-set menu and drinks
  • 1 Dinner with pre-set menu and drinks
  • 1 Winemaker for a day Experience
  • All the insurances required by Turismo de Portugal

Not Included:

  • Personal expenses 
  • Tips
  • Monuments entrance fees (tickets available to purchase at the entrance)
  • Other services not included in the itinerary

Prices and Available Options:

From € 750 (price per person based on double occupancy)

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Category Conditions
Reservation You will receive an email with the booking details and later on (within 24 hours) a confirmation email; Subject to the confirmation of availability
Type of Tour Private Group
Duration 3 Days / 2 Nights
Group Size 2 – 7 People
Starting Point Hotel or Porto Airport
Payment It will be charged 50% of the amount of the experience at least 45 days prior to arrival; It will be charged 50% of the amount of the experience when the reservation is confirmed
Cancellation If you cancel less than 45 days before your arrival date, 100% of the total booking will be charged; Cancellation up to 45 days prior your arrival date: 2.5% of the total booking price will be charged
No-Show It will be charged 100% of total booking value
Means of payment Mastercard; Visa
General Booking Guarantee with credit card number; VAT at the legal rate included; Supplements have to be paid separately


Category Services
Spoken Languages English; Português
Reviewed by Camila Enes, 11.03.2016

Tive uma experiência agradabilíssima neste Tour. Experiências muito interessantes em Quintas Maravilhosas, o vinho é uma tara! Conheci Guimarães e Braga, belíssimas cidades, fiquei percorrendo as ruas com a sensação de estar no meu antigo país. Fiquei realmente encantada. Obrigada por tudo. Saiba que pode contar com gente profissional aqui, Mariana que nos preparou o Tour teve um atendimento acompanhado de dedicação, muito alem do que havia imaginado.


Day 1

Welcome to Portugal. Wine Tourism in Portugal will invite you to discover the amazing Vinho Verde Region

The Private Tranfer is waiting for you in your Hotel lobby in Porto or Porto International Airport (OPO).

Check-in at Monverde – Wine Experience Hotel. The Hotel Monverde project was born among the berries and vineyards of Quinta da Lixa, between conversations, inspirations and aspirations. Initially it would be "a big house" for friends of wine, but with the passage of time, stone by stone, it grew, gained roots and became a "serious thing". The concept of the rooms essentially involves the integration of each one of them into the overall idea of the hotel, which is to link the accommodation to the exploration and production of wine, promoting direct contact with the cultural and landscape heritage of the surroundings. The rooms are spacious and unpretentious, resulting in charming spaces where contemporary aesthetics favored comfort, in an atmosphere of calm and intimacy.

Then, you will have a unique experience, Wine Maker for a Day at Quinta da Lixa Winery, this is a practical and very interactive activity that enhances the knowledge of grape varieties and their contribution to the production of green wines. The result is the creation of your own batch and the souvenir of the wine with the signature of the visitor. The program begins with a succinct explanation of how to produce white wines and their styles while sampling the 5 monovarietal wines, after the test of the lot to the pilot scale, the visitor begins to bottle its wine, followed by the production of the label (brand creation, drawing and painting). At the end of the activity, the pride is felt in each face and they carry the wine bottle with tenderness.

Dinner is waiting for you at Quinta da Lixa Restaurant. Allow yourself to be surprised by the universe of Portuguese gastronomy. A Cuisine where the harmonious fusion of the region's products reigns, intense with flavors and experiences, inevitably led by an excellent wine list. Chef Carlos Silva fit into the culture of the region, one of the richest in Portugal at the Gastronomic level, and giving a new look, featuring light and colorful dishes, always combining the fresh products of Quinta da Lixa with the usual flavors.

End of day.

Day 2

Recharge your batteries with an amazing breakfast in the Hotel.

The Private Driver is waiting for you at the Hotel lobby. You will have the opportunity to visit some of the most important cities in Portugal

You will enjoy a Drive/walking Tour in Guimarães historical center, considered World Heritage Site by UNESCO and European Culture Capital in 2012. Guimarães was the first capital of the Portuguese County, which gives the city one of the main roles in the history of Portugal. The historic center, the Guimarães Castle, the Paço dos Duques de Bragança and the São Miguel Chapel are a must-visit.

After the visit, lunch is waiting for you at Quinta do Ameal- Wine & Tourism Terroir, one of the most charming wine producing estates in the Vinho Verde region. Quinta do Ameal is a small ancient property (1710) of rare natural beauty. Here are created and produced excellent white wines made from a Portuguese grape variety called Loureiro. This reaches its greatest aromatic and tasty expression at this incredible Lima Valley A total of 12 hectares, is planted with a totally organic vineyard that produces exceptional grapes for the production of wine. You will have a visit to the cellar and vineyard. Finish you tour with a commented two wine tasting, with a view to the vineyard, or in the garden if the weather is inviting.

Then, a short visit to Ponte de Lima. Observe the Roman bridge that gave its name to this very ancient and very beautiful Village, which received its first charter in 1125 from D. Teresa, the mother of the first king of Portugal. In the centre of a rich farming region where the famous Vinho Verde is produced, the greatest number of manor houses and palaces are to be found.

Before returning to Monverde Hotel, you will enjoy a Drive/Walking tour in Braga, considered the "Portuguese Rome", one of the oldest Christian cities in the world, with more than 2000 years of history. In a city extremely connected with religion, you will visit the historic centre with its numerous monuments and points of interest such as the Cathedral, Igreja dos Congregados, Santa Bárbara Garden and Theatro Circo.

Drop-off at the Hotel

End of day.

Day 3

Breakfast in the hotel followed by Check-out.

The Private Tranfer is waiting for you in your Hotel lobby.

Discover the famous Quinta da Aveleda. The history of the Quinta da Aveleda estate is lost in time, but there are countless records of this estate after the 16th century. Aveleda is a name which spans several generations. The first records of the sale of bottled wine date back to 1870, with Manuel Pedro Guedes. Aside from its important architectural heritage, the Quinta da Aveleda estate is also appreciated for its parks and gardens, where rare species of trees flourish, some of which have been around for over two hundred years. Distinguished with the international Best of Wine Tourism award, in the "Architecture, Parks and Gardens” category. Currently the Quinta da Aveleda is the largest Vinho Verde exporting company. Here you wil enjoy a guided tour to the Bottling area, Gardens, Old Winery and Tasting Room, with Alvarinho wine and mini regional delicacies.

Drop-off in Porto.

End of the Tour.

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