- Hike in the northern parts of Portugal
- Enjoy Portuguese wine
- Hike through the Douro Valley
- Explore Porto, one of the oldest cities in Europe, with your private guide
Walkthrough scenic valleys covered with rows of vineyards. Enjoy your journey through some of the country's most romantic landscapes. Discover medieval castles, baroque churches, and wineries that produce some of the best wines in Portugal. Meet the locals and learn more about their lives and traditions.
Stroll down the streets of Porto, one of the oldest centers in Europe. Visit some of the city's major landmarks, including Torre dos Clerigos, Livraria Lello e Irmao and Avenida dos Aliados. Travel to Braga, known as the 'Portuguese Rome' for its concentration of religious buildings, including the country's oldest cathedral.
Northern Portugal has a lot of hidden, undiscovered treasures waiting for you to appreciate them. Enjoy this small-group tour along with our personalized service and get to know these places better. Be prepared for surprises along the way.
Day 1: Porto arrival
Day 2: Porto
Day 3: Braga – Guimaraes
Day 4: Walking in the Douro Valley
Day 5: Walking in Sistelo - Arcos de Valdevez
Day 6: Póvoa de Varzim (Portuguese Way of Santiago)
Day 7: Porto Airport
- Pickup and drop-off services
- 6 nights on a twin-room sharing basis
- Breakfast every day
- A guided walking tour of Porto, Braga, Guimaraes and Povoa de Varzim
- A guided walking tours of the Douro Valley
- Wine tasting
- Transfers mentioned on the itinerary
- Professional tour guide
- 2 lunch
- 1 hands-on cooking class
- Flight to and from Portugal
- Airport taxes, security and fuel
- Travel insurance
- Tourist tax
- Drinks and meals not specified on the itinerary
- Entrances other than to places mentioned on the itinerary
- Telephone and personal expenses
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A deposit of 10% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.Travel Insurance
We advise to take out Travel Insurance to cover for any unforeseen circumstances. Bookmundi recommends World Nomads' travel insurance.Other Practical InformationAge restrictions: 9 - 70 years old. Please note that a single supplement is compulsory for solo travelers during this tour. COVID-19 Safety Measures
This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented per local government advice. Frequent disinfection of regularly touched surfaces is highly encouraged. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be ensured in our accommodations and also during transportation.
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