3 Night Porto, Guimarães & Braga
3 Night Porto, Guimarães & Braga Ref: 3PGB
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: 09:00am or 13:00pm
Duration: 4 Hrs
No visit to Porto would be complete without discovering what makes this charming city tick. Begin this unforgettable experience with a tour of the tiny cobblestone alleys of the Bairro da Sé, the medieval heart of Porto, where flapping sheets are hung out to dry between the buildings and the locals sit in the shade in village style plazas. Here the beauty and age of the buildings, as well as the Roman archaeological remains, have won the area Unesco World Heritage Status. Don’t miss Porto Cathedral, the Romanesque icon of the city.
Also no trip to Porto would be complete without a chance to sample the city’s most famous export, Port Wine. At the end of your visit you will cross the lazy river Douro to visit the famous port cellars of Caves Croft in Vila Nova de Gaia. The huge barrels of port are carefully aged to perfection in the cool stone cellars before being exported all over the world and there are plenty of opportunities to stock up on your favourites before returning to your hotel.
Start Time: Every 30 Mins between 10:00am-18:00pm
Duration: 50 Mins
As you cruise along the Douro River from the Afurada to Marina do Freixo, you will have the opportunity to see up close the six different bridges that connect Oporto and Gaia, the D. Luis, Infante, Dona Maria, S. Joao, Arrabida e Freixo. Admire the beautiful scenery along the route, nature at its finest!
Admire the emblematic Dom Luis Bridge and its spectacular arch, built in 1881 and inaugurated on the 31st October, 1886. The project was under the responsibility of Gustave Eiffel associate, Teofilo Seyrig. Visit the Infante D. Henrique Bridge, one of the most elegant of its type and the most recent bridge named in honour of Infante D. Henrique.
You will certainly be impressed by the Dona Maria Pia Bridge; Gustavo Eiffel's first masterpiece was built between 1876 and 1877. It was the first railway bridge joining the two river banks of the Douro River. The tour will take you to see the Sao Joao Bridge, erected in 1991 to replace the Dona Maria Pia Bridge and the Arrabida Bridge, that back when it was constructed had the world’s largest arch of reinforced concrete. Finally you will see the Freixo Bridge, situated the furthest away upstream in Oporto. The vistas of Porto from the boat and the sites of the impressive bridges will take your breath away.
Start Time: 09:00am
Duration: 9 Hrs
Journey to two of Portugal’s northernmost cities, Guimarães and Braga, on this immersive guided day trip from Porto, including lunch. Meet your expert guide and set out for Guimarães, an UNESCO World Heritage Listed town. See the 10th Century Castle and the Dukes of Braganza Palace. Enjoy a satiating lunch at a local restaurant. Next, venture to Braga, where you will learn about its extensive Roman history from your informative guide. This is a great tour for Portuguese and European history buffs.
Private Car Transfer from Hotel to Porto Airport / Station.