Northern Portugal Minho Region

 
 
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1 Day (Duration: 09h00 approx.)

Porto

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A private day tour of the lush green Minho region takes its name from the river that has always marked Portugal´s northern frontier. Visit Braga, Guimarães, Viana do Castelo and other cities of Northern Portugal
 
 
 

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General Overview


Country: Portugal
Region: Northern Portugal
City: Porto
Duration: 1 Day (Duration: 09h00 approx.)
Type: Full Day Tour Private
Theme: Private Shore and Chauffeur Guided Excursions
Group Size: 1 - 6 People
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Introduction


Portugal´s most fertile region lies between the Spanish province of Galicia to the north and the Douro Valley to the south. Occupying the country´s north western corner, the lush green Minho region takes its name from the river that has always marked Portugal´s northern frontier. Braga, its capital, is an ancient Celtic city with more than 300 churches. Outside the city, the Baroque splendour of Bom Jesus do Monte is an important pilgrimage shrine. Further south lies Guimarães, the undisputed birthplace of the country. When Afonso Henriques proclaimed himself the first king of Portugal in 1139, he chose Guimarães as his capital. Between Braga and the Atlantic coast is Barcelos, the ceramics centre of Portugal. The town´s large weekly market every Thursday is a major attraction for locals and tourists alike. Further north lies the attractive riverside town of Ponte de Lima, famous for its extensive Roman bridge. The coastal town of Viana do Castelo is also interesting for its winding streets and ancient monuments.

Day by day itinerary


DAY 1:
PORTO - GUIMARAES - SAMEIRO - BRAGA - PONTE DE LIMA - VIANA DO CASTELO - VILA NOVA DE GAIA - PORTO
- Your private Chauffeur will pick you up from your hotel or cruise ship port (NOTE: that the chauffeur for this day is not an official guide so the clients will be taken right to all the monuments, but the clients will have to enter the monuments to visit on their own without the chauffeur.)
- In GUIMARAES visit: the Castle, Bragança Duke Palace and old quarter
- Continuing on to BRAGA where you will visit: Sanctuary of Bom Jesus
- Free time for lunch on your own
- After Lunch in PONTE DE LIMA visit the historic old quarter
- Then in VIANA DO CASTELO visit the Basilica of Santa Luzia and the old quarter
- Return to PORTO, but before ending the day we will cross over to VILA NOVA DE GAIA and visit the GRAHAM´s Port wine lodge.
- Your chauffeur will take you to your Hotel or cruise ship and say the final goodbye.


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THE TOUR INCLUDES:
- Transportation in Mercedes Benz Class E for 2 People, Mercedes Mini-Bus for 4 People to 8 People (or similar type cars)
- Private English-Speaking Chauffeur (NOTE: that the chauffeur for this day is not an official guide so the clients will be taken right to all the monuments, but the clients will have to enter the monuments to visit on their own without the chauffeur.)
- Entrance Fees to all sites mentioned in itinerary
- Local Taxes

THE TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Airfare
- Transfers not specified in the itinerary
- Entrance fees not specified in the itinerary
- Beverages not specified in selected meals
- Meals not specified in itinerary
- Laundry Expenses
- Telephone & Facsimile charges
- Excess Baggage charges
- Passport & Visa fees
- Personal & Travel Insurance
- Airport & Departure Taxes
- Optional excursions
- Room Service
- Tip and Gratuities to Chauffeur

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