3 Night Panoramic Porto & Douro
3 Night Panoramic Porto & Douro Ref: 3PPD
Private Car Transfer from Porto Airport / Station to Hotel.
3 nights Porto Trindade Hotel 4* or similar, Porto
1 x Double/Twin Standard Room
Start Time: 10:00am or 15:00pm
Duration: 3 Hrs
The Portuguese gastronomy is the sum of many influences and culinary customs of other civilizations that passed through here. These influences have enriched our culinary habits and helped us to discover new products. Portugal has a Mediterranean and Atlantic kitchen full of products brought from all over the world.
What better way to discover the heart of a city and its people, than to learn about the essential ingredients and their cultural heritage joining us and learning more about this rich and varied exceptionally kitchen, full of history and renowned for its quality.
This tour features a selection and variety of the best culinary delights that you will find in 5 different places in Porto. Walking through the most picturesque streets and the best places of its old town, you will discover the history of cuisine and traditional dishes as well as hear stories of some owners of "Taverns" and more typical establishments.
Enjoy with us the flavours of Portuguese cuisine in some of the most traditional places and locations of Porto. Discover with us the story of "Francesinha", the flavours and tragedies of Port Wine, the cult of coffee and some stories of 1,001 different ways to prepare salted cod.
Start Time: 20:00pm
Duration: 4 Hrs
Enjoy an authentic cultural experience in the vibrant city of Porto with a 4 hour Fado show and traditional Portuguese meal. Emulate the luxurious lifestyle of a celebrity as you travel from your Porto hotel in a mini limousine, sipping sparkling wine and seeing Porto’s top sites illuminated at night. On arrival, settle into a comfortable seat and sample a selection of Portugal’s best dishes during your gourmet meal. Be hypnotized by the mesmerizing ambience of Fado as you listen to emotionally charged songs about love, loss and sadness. When the show concludes, return to your hotel in your fabulous mini limousine.
Start Time: 09:00am
Duration: 9 Hrs
Discover the exquisite landscape and rich culture of the Douro Valley with this fascinating guided tour. This vast and beautiful river valley, where terraced vineyards and old stone cottages rise above the Douro River, is famous worldwide as the birthplace of port, but is also home to some beautiful monasteries. Uncover the role the valley has played in religious and culinary life over the centuries and the power of its traditions and faith.
Start the tour at Lamego, where we’ll visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Remedies. This granite baroque building, one of the finest of its type, rises above the city with 686 steps leading up to the entrance. Inside you’ll find gold leaf, wooden carvings, decorative tiles and many stunning stained glass windows.
A delicious local lunch is included at a local restaurant served whilst overlooking the Douro River and the terraces where the famous Port wine grapes are grown. After we have finished our meal we visit a port wine cellar in the afternoon where the world famous port is produced, and sample a glass. Head to Pinhão, one of Portugal’s best kept secrets with its picturesque setting, old bridge and quaint, sleepy atmosphere and enjoy a stroll through the cobbled streets and soak up the ambiance.
Private Car Transfer from Hotel to Porto Airport / Station.