Porto is Portugal's second-largest city and has been one of the most visited in Europe in recent years. It is located in the north of Portugal and is known for its history, the Port wine cellars, the rich gastronomy, as well as the effervescent cultural scene you can feel as you walk through the streets. It is, without a doubt, a city you must visit!
However, in the North of Portugal there are many other places worth visiting, both for their beauty and for the fantastic experiences they offer. We are talking about Aveiro, the "Venice of Portugal", the superb Douro Valley, or Guimarães, the birthplace of the country.
For you to get to know these and other places in the best way, we have selected some private day tours organized by us that will provide you with unique and unforgettable moments.
Discover them and choose your favorite!
DOURO PREMIUM PRIVATE TOUR
The Douro Valley is known for its stunning landscape, charming villages, and delicious wines, among them the famous Port Wine.
On this premium private tour, you will have the opportunity to take a boat trip on the Douro river, visit prestigious estates and monuments, do wine and olive oil tastings, and have a delicious traditional meal for lunch at a typical restaurant in the region. Throughout the tour, you will always have a certified guide accompanying you and a private transfer to transport you between the sites included in the tour.
Isn't that wonderful?
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GUIMARÃES AND BRAGA PRIVATE TOUR
These two northern cities are known for their rich history and cultural heritage. Guimarães is considered the birthplace of Portugal, while Braga is famous for its baroque churches and charming streets, which date back to Roman times.
In the city of Guimarães, you will know better than ever how Portugal was born, by walking along its walls, observing the emblematic castle and visiting the majestic Paço dos Duques. In Braga you will have the chance to visit imposing churches, observe Roman architecture and enjoy the peace and quiet of Bom Jesus do Monte.
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COIMBRA AND AVEIRO PRIVATE TOUR
Most probably you have heard of Aveiro, the charming city full of canals all over the city, often compared to Venice. Coimbra's fame is due to its students, as it has one of the oldest universities in the world still functioning.
This tour will start in Coimbra with a guided visit to the University, after which you will have the opportunity to explore the historical center and the old Cathedral, nicknamed the Old Cathedral by the locals. You will also enjoy a typical Portuguese lunch in the city of students.
The afternoon starts in Aveiro, where you will be able to relax on board a moliceiro (traditional boat of the city) while enjoying the picturesque historical center. Don't leave before trying the delicious ovos moles, the most famous (and gluttonous) delicacy of the region!
SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA PRIVATE TOUR
Santiago de Compostela is a famous pilgrimage site and the final leg of the Camino de Santiago. A day tour from Porto will take you through the stunning Galician countryside and allow you to explore the historical landmarks of the city, considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
On this tour, you will have the opportunity to visit the impressive 11th-century cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, where you can attend the pilgrim's mass and, on religious holidays, the "Bota Fumeiro" ritual.
You will have time for a pleasant stroll through the medieval streets of the Old City and lunch on a typical Galician dish, full of rich and unmistakable flavors.
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GERÊS PRIVATE TOUR
The Peneda-Gerês National Park is a beautiful natural area with stunning landscapes, wonderful waterfalls and abundant wildlife. During this day, you will enjoy the best that the rural environment has to offer, between tradition, culture, landscapes and gastronomic experiences.
Arriving in Gerês, you will walk along mountain paths, where you will have the opportunity to observe villages and wild animals that inhabit this area, among horses and sheep. During the journey, you will be able to visit viewpoints and dams, which will allow you to best absorb the green valleys of the mountain.
If you are looking for a true connection with Nature, this tour is ideal for you!
FÁTIMA PRIVATE TOUR
Fatima is the most important pilgrimage site in Portugal and, therefore, a must-see for Catholic believers.
Get ready to know the history of this incredible city, which in the 19th century was nothing more than an unknown village until the Marian apparitions to the three little shepherds took place between May 13 and October 13, 1917.
The Sanctuary is a place of passage for thousands of pilgrims and projects an atmosphere of serenity and light, inviting harmony and reflection to those who pass through there. You will have the opportunity to visit its Basilicas, the High Cross, the Shepherds' House and much more.