Touristic Tours

Both tours are included in the Accompanying Person registration fee.

Guimarães Tour (Half Day)

Tuesday, September 6th - Departure from the venue at 14h00

Explore the city of Guimarães always associated with the formation and identity of Portugal. It is known and considered as the cradle of the Portuguese Nation, Portugal’s birthplace, because here in 1128, the main political and military events took place, with king D. Afonso Henriques, that was the first King of Portugal and gave rise to the independence of Portugal and the birth of a new nation.

Based on its originality and authenticity Guimarães is also classified as UNESCO’s World Heritage since 2001. The city has an harmonious, well preserved heritage. It’s the home of important historic sites including the 10 th century Guimarães Castle and the Ducal Palace. For a moment you might imagine yourself to be in a medieval setting.

After visiting these two impressing monuments we invite you to get to know the “Largo da Oliveira” relax and enjoy the city and have a little snack and hear the story of the “Padrão do Salado” monument that stands outside the “Nossa Senhora da Oliveira” church. Return to Porto and end of the tour.

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Resume of the Tour

  • Departure from the official venue Âlfândega Congress Centre to Guimarães at 14h00
  • Admission to the Guimarães Castel and the Ducal Palace
  • Typical Snack in Largo da Oliveira
  • Departure to Porto. End of tour expected at 19h30
  • (Please note that we are not responsible for any delays caused by unpredicted situations like traffic or other)

Tour includes:

  • Transfer in Auto Pullman
  • English Tour Guide
  • Admission to the Guimarães Castel and Ducal Palace
  • Typical Snack in Largo da Oliveira

Price per person:75€ | 85€| 95€

(Price depending on the booking date, for a minimum of 15 participantes)

Douro Valley Tour (Full Day)

Wednesday, September 7th - Departure from the venue at 09h00

From the heart of Porto this Tour will take you to see the first demarcated and regulated wine region in the world, the “Douro Valley”, classified as World Heritage by UNESCO, in 2001.

Our first stop will be at “Casa de Mateus” in Vila Real. Built in the first half of the 18C and betraying the finishing touches of Nicolau Nasoni, this palace set in beautiful gardens on a vast farm is one of the finest examples of baroque civil architecture in Portugal.

Moving towards the Douro Valley, which could as easily be called the enchanted valley, such is the beauty and magic that its landscapes offers. Exploring the amazing views where the river flows into the sea and where the Douro wines, produced on its hillsides, also end up, there are various ways to get to know this cultural landscape, that won’t leave you indifferent.

Along the tour you will also have the opportunity to have a tasting of the famous Port Wine in a modern Winery as well as a guided tour explaining some of the details about the production of their wine. At this Winery will be prepared a traditional Portuguese lunch that will complete this Douro experience. After lunch we invite you for a relaxing cruise on the Douro river, on a typical Rabelo boat for a closer look through the demarcated region with its amazing scenery and imposing landscape to the vineyards terraces, an unmistakable landmark of this wine region that produces a unique wine that couldn't be made anywhere else. The Port Wine, Portugal's best ambassador in the world.

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Resume of the Tour

  • Departure from the official venue Alfândega to the Douro Valley at 09h00.
  • Visit to the Gardens of Casa Mateus, Vila Real.
  • Visit to a Winery with Wine Tasting and Traditional Lunch (Food & Beverage)
  • Douro River Cruise, in "Rabelo" Boat
  • Departure to Porto. End of tour expected at 19h00
  • (Please note that we are not responsible for any delays caused by unpredicted situations like traffic or other)

Tour includes:

  • Transfer in Auto Pullman
  • English Tour Guide
  • Entrance at Casa Mateus Gardens
  • Visit, Wine Tasting and Lunch in a Winery
  • Douro River Cruise in "Rabelo" Boat

Price per person: 135€ | 145€ | 155€

(Price depending on the booking date, for a minimum of 15 participantes)

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