Minho Region, 1 Day Tour

Minho Region, 1 Day Tour

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From 550€ for two people.   Just north of Porto is the stunning region of Minho, full of hidden gems and rural curiosities. On this premium, inclusive, private tour explore charming waterside villages, local crafts, taste rural food delicacies and make memories you will never forget. …

From 550€ for two people.

 

Just north of Porto is the stunning region of Minho, full of hidden gems and rural curiosities. On this premium, inclusive, private tour explore charming waterside villages, local crafts, taste rural food delicacies and make memories you will never forget. 

 

Itinerary
This northwest province of Portugal gets its name from the River Minho. Minho is also known as the birthplace of Portugal. This region is where the Vinho Verde (green wine) originates from. It also boasts sandy, golden beaches, quaint villages and rolling hills of patchwork vineyards. This day is a perfect slow travel tour for those wishing to see local, rural living in Portugal.  You will be taken on a magical journey to three Minho locations: Barcelos, Ponte de Lima and Viana do Castelo. Wander through a delightful pottery museum, taste the Vinho Verde wine and and soak up the charming historical centres. Create memories on this Minho Region private tour which will stay with you forever.

 

Experiences to make your tour especially memorable
Visit to pottery museum, Museu do Olaria

Riverside walk followed by lunch with the green wine, Vinho Verde

 

Classic Portugal Guarantee 
All of our tours are hosted by official and certified tour guides. We guarantee they will enter all monuments with you and share with you the history of each place. They are the only guides authorised to enter all monuments throughout Portugal, so you can be assured you will be taken good care of. Classic Portugal is a certified and licensed Turismo de Portugal agency with the Clean and Safe seal. Your health is our priority. We have set protocols in place in regards to Covid19 on this private tour. Be sure to check out the Classic Portugal blog. If you like the Minho Region Private Tour you may also like Guimarães & Braga.

 

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This one day private tour is inclusive of an official tour guide, Mercedes vehicle and all experiences and entrances.

 

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9 hours, from Porto
5+ Age
  • Departure
    We pick you up from your accommodation within the Porto area.
  • Departure Time
    Please be ready at 8:45 AM for a prompt departure at 9:00 AM.
  • Return Time
    Approximately 18:00 PM.
  • Dress Code
    Casual / comfortable. Please don't forget to bring sunscreen and a hat.
  • Included
    Experiences & tickets
    Hotel pick up and drop off
    Insurance & taxes
    Official Tour Guide
    Private transportation
    Tour available in multiple languages
  • Not Included
    Accommodation
    Meals
1
Barcelos
To begin your wonderful day your tour guide will be waiting for you at your accommodation. Barcelos is home to the legend of the Rooster of Barcelos, which inspired the colourful ceramic rooster you see in gift shops across the country. Visit the pottery museum, Museu do Olaria, and the archeological museum, Museu Arqueológico, and soak up local living with a wander around the historic centre.
2
Ponte de Lima
Ponte de Lima is a charming riverside village, considered the countries oldest. There is a distinctive, medieval bridge that plays music and lights up, both day and night. A must-see. This village is the perfect place for a riverside walk, relaxing lunch and a taste of the local wine, Vinho Verde.
3
Viana do Castelo
Enjoy walking the flower-lined streets and discover the ´hanging-umbrellas´ alleyway. Admire the iconic Santa Luzia church, perched on a hilltop and discover the blue Portuguese azulejo tiles in Igreja da Misericórdia (Misericórdia Church). End the day at the most beautiful beach in the Minho region, Praia do Cabedelo, and watch the sun go down over the ocean. At the end of this unforgettable day your tour guide will return you to your accommodation.
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