Days 4 days / 3 nights
•Porto •Guimaraes • Monção
•Ponte de lima
Visit the city of Guimarães, known as the cradle of Portugal, which its historical center is a beautifully preserved medieval city that has its roots in the remote 10th century.
Ponte de Lima will win your heart with its beautiful landscape and charming historical center. Cross the Roman bridge and enjoy a glass of vinho verde.
With the Minho Escape enjoy the region quietness, beauty, and learn more about its people and their traditions. The heart of Minho is the people and their welcoming smiles.
Day 1 | Welcome to Porto and Portugal
After a complimentary transfer from the airport to your hotel, settle in and relax. Meet your guide for a pleasant evening dinner and wine glass, where you can discuss the exciting places you will be visiting on your tour.
Accommodation – Porto| Meals included – Dinner
Day 2 | Porto and Guimarães
Join your guide to visit Porto’s old quarter. Admire the multi-colored houses and pay particular attention to the Cathedral, São Bento train station, Clérigos church and tower, and the Lello bookshop. Visit the world-famous port-wine cellars and enjoy a wine tasting.
After lunch departure to Minho province to visit Guimarães, considered the “cradle of Portugal,” as this was the headquarters of Afonso Henriques (1109-1185), Portugal’s first king. Visit its historic center, UNESCO’s World Heritage site, and the Castle of Guimarães (10th century).
Drive to Ponte de Lima.
Accommodation – Ponte de Lima | Meals included – Lunch | Duration – Full day | Attractions included – Porto’s Cathedral, visit and taste to a port wine cellar and Castle of Guimarães
Day 3 |Ponte de Lima and Monção
Enjoy the free morning to explore the immaculately preserved town of Ponte de Lima, considered the oldest town in Portugal. Cross the Roman bridge and appreciate the beauty of the city.
Legend has it that the Roman army, at arrival to Ponte de Lima, did not want to cross it. It was so beautiful that they believed they had reached the river of Forgetfulness (Lethes) – a river that would erase their memories if they crossed it or drank its water.
Visit Monção, separated from Spain, by the Minho River, at the heart of the Alvarinho wine area. Visit a local cellar to learn more about it and taste some of the wines produced here.
Accommodation – Ponte de Lima| Duration – Half day | Attractions included – Premium visit to a Vinho Verde winemaker
Day 4 | Farewell to Minho and Portugal
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. The day is free to enjoy at your own pace. Complimentary transfer to Porto Airport according to your departure schedule.
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Accommodation – Ponte de Lima | Duration – 2h
The Minho Escape includes:
- 3 nights with breakfast at selected hotels in Porto and Ponte de Lima
- 2 meals
- Transfer airport in / out
- Private guide/driver during your stay
- Attractions and tours according to the itinerary: Porto’s Cathedral, visit and taste to a port wine cellar, Castle of Guimarães, premium visit to a Vinho Verde winemaker.
- Modern and comfortable car, mini-bus or minivan
- Civil liability insurance
Free quotation. Prices vary according to the time of the year your are visiting Portugal and hired services.
Hotels are selected according to your trip profile. By default, accommodation is based on central 5 stars hotels with breakfast included in Porto and Ponte de Lima.
Departures to Portugal can be scheduled all throughout the year and to your convenience. Flights are not included in our tours, however, we can help you with your reservations.
Minho Escape is one of the many options for a tour. We want to make your visit to Portugal absolutely unforgettable. We specialize in tailor-made tours. Let us know what you like to do, how long you want to stay and we will take care of the rest for you.