On this truly magnificent full-day tour from Porto you will visit Viana do Castelo and Ponte de Lima, two of the most important Portuguese Northern Cities. This beautiful region is also known by the name of “Alto Minho” and borders Galicia (Spain). It is characterized by its remarkable historical sites, impressive landscapes, bathed by the Atlantic Ocean, and the untouchable green nature, filled with vineyards that produce the famous Vinho Verde. Get inspired…
You will get to see and feel:
We set off towards Viana do Castelo. Considered one of the most beautiful cities of Portugal, Viana do Castelo is located in proximity to the Lima river. Viana is famous for its architecture and its civil and religious monuments in and around the city.
You will visit the Historic Center and places like the Church of Mercy, the Citânia, and the Sanctuary of Santa Luzia. This beautiful neo-Byzantine temple has become a postcard image of Viana do Castelo for its magnificent architecture and location with incomparable views of the sea, the river, and the Seaport. The National Geographic Magazine (1927) described it as one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world.
The lunch, an integral part of the route, takes place in a typical restaurant where you will realize that the Minho gastronomy is as diverse and rich as its geography.
The oldest town in Portugal awaits us, Ponte de Lima: is a beautiful picture-book town located beside the Lima River. It is surrounded by a valley crowded with Quintas and Palaces. Bathed by the Lima river, you will enjoy its Medieval Bridge, walking along the river, and get to know the Tower of the Old Jail, its Mother Church, and visit the International Garden Festival.
The return to Oporto is done in the late afternoon with the certainty of a day filled with beautiful landscapes, unusual arquitecture, and most of all with the smiles of the Minho people that will always make you feel at home.
This itinerary includes:
Private Tour, Transportation from and to your Hotel in Porto, Local expert guide accompaniment, Mandatory insurances, Visits to and entrances on Monuments, Lunch at a typical Minho Restaurant, and flexible schedule.
This itinerary DOESN’T include:
Terms and Conditions
Many of The Best Portugal animation activities are conducted on open air. Thus, while always be mindful of weather conditions. We have to bear in mind that sometimes unpredictable weather phenomena do occur during a tour. In such cases The Best Portugal won´t be held responsible for that and those reasons will never be considered as reasonable for any refund.
Tours will leave according to times stated on itineraries and will not wait for “latecomers”. We accept no responsibility for passengers failing to be at designated pick up points at designated times, no refund is provided for passengers failing to meet our tour at designated times.
We reserve the right to alter any part of the itinerary due to the fact that they are subject to supplier availability at the time of booking. Should it be necessary to alter an itinerary, a supplier of equal value and quality shall be chosen. The client shall be notified in writing of any changes made to an itinerary.
We reserve the right to use alternate vehicles and operators.
Tour arrangements are intended for persons of reasonably good health and without physical disabilities which would create a hazard either for the passenger or other passengers. The Best Portugal, reserves the right to decline to accept or retain any person as a tour participant should such person’s health or mental condition impede the operation of the tour.
Smoking is not permitted on our vehicles or inside winery buildings.
We accept no responsibility for lost or stolen property.