Minho break

4 days break

Highlights

Minho people are rich in traditions, where the profane and religious give color to an ancestral culture that testifies to an attachment to life, joy, music and color.

And all this exuberance translates into a folklore where the reds, yellows, blues whirl in joyous dances and where the gold worked in filigree shines with which young woman and  girls are adorned, boasting the wealth of their possessions.

Come and enjoy breake!

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Porto and Portugal

Complimentary transfer from Porto Airport to your hotel. Rest of the day free to enjoy at your own pace

Porto

Day 2: Porto and Guimarães

Join your guide to a visit the Porto old quarter. Admire the multi-colored houses and pay particular attention to the cathedral, São Bento train station, Clérigos church and tower, Lello bookshop. Visit the world famous port-wine cellars and enjoy a wine tasting.

Departure to Minho province after lunch. Visit Guimarães considered the “cradle of Portugal”, as this was the headquarters of Afonso Henriques (1109-1185), Portugal’s first king. Visit its historical center, World Heritage site, and the Castle of Guimarães (10th century).

Ponte de Lima / Viana do Castelo

Day 3: Ponte de Lima and Monção

Enjoy the free morning to explore the immaculately preserved town of Ponte de Lima, known to be the “oldest town in Portugal”.

After lunch we will visit Monção, separated from Galicia, Spain, by the River Minho (Miño in Spanish), at the heart of Alvarinho wine area.
Visit a local cellar to learn more about it and taste some wines produced here.

Ponte de Lima / Viana do Castelo

Day 4: Farewell to Minho and Portugal

Buffet breakfast at hotel in Minho. The day is free to enjoy at your own pace. Complimentary transfer to Porto Airport according to your departure schedule. End of our services

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Itinerary

Includes

  • Private guide/driver during your stay
  • Attractions and tours according to the itinerary: wine taste at a port wine cellar and a wine producing estate in Minho region
  • 3 nights & breakfast at selected hotels in Porto and Ponte de Lima / Viana do Castelo
  • 3 lunches
  • Modern and comfortable car, mini-bus or minivan
  • Civil liability insurance

Does not include

  • Flights to and from Portugal (but we can help you with the flight!)
  • Personal expenses