Escape to Porto

Escape to Porto

Visit Porto and enjoy a day touring the Douro Valley, where you will make several stops to taste their typical wines and meals.

Themes: Gastronomy Getaways

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20/09/2019 22/09/2019


About the city

Situated on a dramatic valley cut by River Douro, Porto is known for the beauty of its building and the sweet taste of is wine. The hub of the city is Avenida dos Aliados, a wide avenue encircle by Praça General H. Delgado and Praça da Liberdade. Nonetheless, the most alluring part of the city is Ribeira, the river district and a Unesco World Heritage Site, where three of Europe’s most graceful bridges span the gorge. Busy Praça da Liberdade and the adjoining Avenida dos Aliados make up the centre of town, where statues stand in the centre of busy mosaic walkways. Nearby rises Porto’s great cathedral, a colossal, fortified Romanesque structure whose heavy granite foundations, thick walls and tiny windows enclose a gloomy interior. The Ribeira stretches along the river, skirted by a wonderful quay filled with shops and restaurants. Porto’s most characteristic monument, the ornate Torre dos Clérigos, offers a panorama of the city from atop its 240 steps. No visit to Porto would be complete without a stop at some of the many bodegas, wine lodges, where port is stored and bottled. And a visit to the amazing Lello library with its spiral staircase, is a must see as well, even if you are not a Harry Potter’s fan.

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Vila Galé Porto

  • At 0.7 km from the center
  • Avenida fernao de magalhaes 7, Porto 4300-190
With a stay at Vila Galé Porto, you'll be centrally located in Porto, within a 10-minute drive of Bolhao Market and Porto City Hall. This 4-star hotel is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Porto Cathedral and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Casa da Musica. Don't miss out on...
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  • 2 Accommodation nights

1 Activities

Douro Valley Tour: Wine Tasting, Lunch & River Cruise

day 1 - 08:30
Small groups, will give you a better and more personalized experience.

The tour begins with a visit to a Port wine producer. There will be a personalized guided tour on the vineyards where the process of making the Port wine will be explained. The wine tasting will be accompanied by a careful selection of Portuguese cheeses.

We will embark on a 1 hour company private boat trip with delicacies on board and contemplate the landscape and nature of the Douro Valley.

Lunch will be served in a typical Portuguese restaurant and will be given the choice of meat, fish or vegetarian. Everything are included in the price.

The second winery is a small table wine producer. The visit will be private to the group where the guide will give more importance in explaining the difference between premium wines and the different ways of winemaking. The visit ends with an olive oil tasting.


Escape to Porto
Escape to Porto