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Wine, Gastronomy, Architecture and Culture Tour in Oporto - 3 Day experience

Peso da Régua, 5051-909, Douro - Porto and Douro

This is an itinerary that lets you discover the most popular city in Europe. The reasons for this to happen are many, the hospitality of its people, the beauty of the buildings in the historic center world heritage, the flavors of its cuisine, fashion shops of national and international creators and their culture. About the city of Porto, the New York Times says: "From the impressive architecture of the São Bento [St. Benedict] train station to bars that are fashionable and serve the signature wine Porto, this charming city combines the best of old and more modern".

Highlights:

  • Historical Centre of Porto - World Heritage Site by UNESCO
  • Visit to the Port Wine Cellars
  • Gastronomic meals
  • Visit to one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world
  • Visit to the building with the greatest diversity of architectural styles of the city
  • Knowledge of Porto city and its architecture
  • Magnificent landscapes: Douro River and Foz do Douro

Included:

  • 2 Half-day tours with private driver/guide in a deluxe vehicle Mercedes
  • 2 Nights Accommodation in a Double Room or similar in Porto
  • 2 Breakfasts in the accommodation unit
  • 2 Guided visits with wine tasting at 2 renowned Port Cellars
  • 2 Dinners with pre-set menu and drinks
  • All the insurances required by Turismo de Portugal

Not Included:

  • Personal expenses
  • Monuments entrance fees (tickets available to purchase)
  • Tips
  • Transfers/private driver except when mentioned in the itinerary
  • Other services not mentioned in the itinerary

Prices and Available Options:

From € 380 (price per person)

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Conditions

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
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

Services

Category Services
Spoken Languages English; Português
Reviewed by Christopher D'Cotta, 09.2016

"The itinerary organised for us by WTP was great. We tasted some lovely wines and ports, and had some wonderful meals. When a problem arose, WTP responded to emails and Facebook messages very quickly and on a Sunday. I highly recommend WTP."

5
Reviewed by Grace Emily, USA, 15.12.2016

Beautiful city full of charm. The buildings are very beautiful with history. Having the opportunity to taste the wines in the most beautiful Cellars I have visited is a unique experience. The whole booking process was very easy and Wine Tourism has a very helpful staff.

5

Day 1 


Check-in at Carris Ribeira Hotel. Located in the heart of Porto, you can find the Hotel Carris Porto Ribeira just around the corner of a number of relevant places of this city. This is a recent hotel that is the result of a comprehensive rehabilitation of 5 listed buildings converted into a four star superior hotel with a restoration that respects the original architecture.The rehabilitation project has left visible the medieval and Romanesque remains, and the stone of the original structure of the buildings, as well as the wooden floors, are well integrated in the areas available to the general public. Located in the heart of the historic centre of Porto, aUNESCO World Heritage site

Dinner will be served at Traça Restaurant. The restaurant opened its doors in the summer of 2011, and has since been highly praised by some of the toughest gastronomic critiques around. What moves them, above all, is the quality of the recipes, as well as its uniqueness, all based on an Iberian cuisine where you are able to taste the best of what Portugal have to offer. The re-qualification and refurbishment of the space in whichTraçais located is also worth mentioning. In a building of antique refined architecture, a house which used to be a drug store, the wooden structures, the tiles and the iron work are quite notorious. The slates, the game trophies and the antique cupboards compose the environment of this intriguing space which calls out for you.

End of the day.

Day 2


Breakfast at the hotel. 

The private driver/guide is waiting for you in the loby of the hotel

In the afternoon you will discover this amazing historical city center, declared a World Heritage by UNESCO. The private driver/guide will show you the Clerics Tower, designed and decorated by the Italian architect Nicolau Nasoni, located near the Lello Bookshop, considered by Lonely Travel one of the three most beautiful bookstores in the world. Then, you will pass by the Portuguese Life Shop where you can buy a genuine memory of Portugal. After the visit, you will visit the amazing São Bento Railway Station, where you can watch its twenty thousand painted tiles with depicting landmarks. After observing one of the most beautiful views over the River Douro in Porto Cathedral, you will visit the street of Santa Catarina where you can do your shopping. Discover the riverside area of 
​​Porto - "Ribeira". This is considered by many one of the most beautiful places in the world, not only for the scenery but also the architectural traces and cultural nature as distinct from all other geographies. You will visit Palácio da Bolsa, the building with the greatest diversity of architectural styles of the city. 

Drop-off at the Port Cellars.

At a short walking distance, you will visit Ferreira Cellars. Go back to the origins of the Portuguese soul and tradition with a glass of Ferreira Port wine. Immerse yourself in the history of Port wine and the Douro region and discover one of its most charismatic and legendary figures – Dona Antónia Adelaide Ferreira. Founded by a family of winemakers of the Douro region, in 1751, Ferreira possesses a rich tradition and a prominent role in the history of the Port Wine. Dona Antónia Adelaide Ferreira contributed significantly to the consolidation of the brand. A legendary woman with a unique personality, who became a myth and a symbol of strength, facing the adversities of the Douro of the 19th century. You will have a guided visit with wine tasting.

After the wine experience, you will find Caves Croft. Croft was funded over four hundred years ago. The first signs of activity date back to the16th century when the company was established by Henry Thompson, in the year of 1588. The Croft family joined the business in 1736 and played a prominent role in the Port Wine industry, leading Croft to the prime position that still holds today. Croft reputation as a producer of Vintage Port wine is largely due to the fact of being the owner of Quinta da Roêda (one of the best properties in the Douro Valley) and its legendary wines. The Vintage Croft 1945 wine is still considered as one of the best of that historic year. You will have a guided visit with wine tasting.

By late afternoon, overlooking the Ribeira do Porto you will have the opportunity to enjoy a dinner at DeCastro Gaia Restaurant.  A place for tasting, where wines are matched with Portuguese snacks under the guidance of renowned Chef Miguel Castro Silva. The gastronomy embraces the concept of innovation, diversification and modernity of Porto Cruz project, challenging visitors to taste new experiences that test the palate in an informal yet stylish ambiance. Enjoy a Sunset Cocktail with Port Wine in the rooftop with 360º views over the Cellars and the river and enjoy the food inside the restaurant paired with Dalva wine.

End of the day.

Day 3


Breakfast at the hotel followed by Check-out. 

The private driver/guide is waiting for you in the loby of the hotel

We invite you to visit the elitist Foz do Douro
. The promenade Foz do Douro with outdoor cafes, bars and gardens by the sea make this area one of the most enchanted places in the city, there are several points of interest such as the São João Batista Fort seventeenth century chapel lighthouse, S. Miguel-o-Anjo which is one of the oldest Renaissance monuments in Europe and the Main Church. 

Then, you will discover the architecture of this city, we invite you to see the Transparent building, the Vodafone Building, the Serralves Foundation, the Casa da Música (Music House), the House of Arts and the Bom Sucesso Market

Drop-off in Porto

End of Tour. 

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