8 Days to Love Portugal
Breathtaking Views, River & City Tours, Wine Tastings, Hotel and Meals included.
Our Guided Tour includes visiting beautiful Picturesque Porto. Across the Rio Douro at sunset, romantic Porto, the country’s second-largest city, looks like a pop-up town. A colourful tumbledown dream with medieval relics, soaring bell towers, extravagant baroque churches and stately beaux-arts buildings piled on top of one another, illuminated by streaming shafts of sun. If you squint you might be able to make out the open windows, the narrow lanes and staircases zigzagging to nowhere. Porto’s historic centre is the Ribeira district, a Unesco World Heritage Site where tripeiros (Porto residents) mingle before old storefronts, on village-style plazas and in the old houses of commerce where Roman ruins lurk beneath the foundations. On the downside, here and in other parts of the city centre stand many dilapidated early-20th-century town houses, left to crumble as the young and moneyed flee to the sprawling suburbs by the sea. Culturally, Porto holds its own against much larger global cities. The birthplace of port, it’s a long-running mecca for wine aficionados. Riverside wine caves jockey for attention in nearby Vila Nova de Gaia, with scores of cellars open for tastings.
With tasty new kitchens springing up regularly, its palate is slowly growing more cosmopolitan. And thanks to a number of superb venues, Porto residents dance to many of the world’s top rock, jazz and electronic artists. On warm summer nights many a plaza can feel like one enormous block party. This is a land package. We will take you across Porto and Braga on adventure unlike anything you’ve seen.
This Group Tour experience includes:
✔ Going with a group of fellow travelers.
✔ Experience Porto Wine Tasting and Calem Cave Tour
✔ Experience a Boat Cruise on the Douro River (wine valley) and Rails Tour. (BarcaDouro)
✔ Experience History on our Walking Tour of Porto (guided by BlueDragon Tours)
✔ Private Tour and escape to Braga for breathtaking views
✔ Gaze at the Atlantic Coast during our visit to the beaches
✔ Experience Portugal’s beautiful soul moving sound of Fado as we visit a Fado house with dinner.
✔ Daily Tasty Portuguese Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner
✔ Experience the biggest Party and Festival of Porto São João (Saint John) the party goes until 5am!
✔ Experience Porto’s North Beaches (Pack your Swimsuit)
✔ View the beautiful views of the city and river as you take a ride in Vila Nova’s Cable Car.
✔ 7 Night Stay in 4-Star Accommodation throughout your trip just feet away from the Douro River & Riberia
✔ Entry Fees pertaining to the trip.
✔ Our Trip Guide Paulina will accompany during this tour!
and so much more see our full itinerary for the complete 8 days outline.
Why Join us on this Portugal Group Travel with LetsGoTo.World?
Customized Group Travel
Our team of Portugal Guide Experts have crafted this specific tour that will take you to various places and location within Porto and Braga Portugal that no other tour is doing.
Focus on the Experience
We will be with you from start to finish. Not only will you book through us but we will also be there during your entire trip to Porto and Braga Portugal. It is our commitment to serve you from the initial booking until we’ve finished our week. Our goal is to create long-lasting relationships with our clients and be there with them through-out their trip. We have the best price for this unbelievable 8 day Itinerary. Our guides have developed friendships and local relationships in Portugal to create an incredible experience for everyone. Which often allows us to save you more money by offering you reduced or discounted fares that you won’t find anywhere else on all that you will get to see and experience while in Portugal.
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DepartureMonday June 19th 2017 to Monday June 26th 2017
Dress CodeCasual, comfortable, and Dressy for a night out on the town
Included8 Days to Love PortugalDaily tasty Portuguese Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerExperience the Soul of FadoCable Car Lift ExperiencePorto Wine Tasting and Calem Cave TourExcursion TransportationBoat Tour Douro River (Wine Valley)Historic Walking Tour of PortoPrivate Tour4 Star Accommodation throughout your tripEntry FeesPersonal Guide
Not IncludedAll Transfers IncludedSprings Floating River TourCoffee Experience and TourZip Line ExperienceAll Inclusive*Private Tour to Braga for breathtaking viewsHikingVolcano ExcursionSunset SailingMost Meals*SnorkelingDinnerLunchBreakfast
Day 1 Monday, June 19th: Check-In Descobertas Boutique Hotel and Welcome Dinner
7Pm Welcome Group Dinner
Meet and Greet fellow travelers at our scheduled Welcome dinner on the Douro River.
Day 2 Tuesday, June 20th: City Tour
7am-8:30am Breakfast in Hotel
9:30am-2pm Guided Porto City Walk Tour (3h)Discover this city that “perches over the river, made of old houses that seem to huddle each other and that prolongs from the river quay till the sea”. Enjoy the old palaces, the robust churches, the most emblematic neighborhoods, the people of Porto and the most picturesque corners that the city has to offer. Picturing all this, is the emblematic iron bridge, engineered by Teófilo Seyrig (apprentice of Gustav Eiffel), the Port wine cellars and in front of them the characteristic Rabelo boats lined up along the quay and preserving the memory of old times when they used to transport the wine casks.
2:30pm-3:30pm Lunch at BUGO Art Burger
Located in the street of the art galleries of the city, BUGO Art Burgers Restaurant will change your mind on the concept of a Hamburger. Having the Hamburger as its central theme, the menu was inspired by international cuisine, always combining with the essence of Portuguese cuisine. Textures, flavors, sensations, make BUGO a restaurant of experiences. BUGO offers a different and varied menu that surprises by the unforeseen. In what other space could you taste hamburgers with Chinese chopsticks?
3:30pm-5:30pm Explore Jardins do Palácio de CristalOne of Porto's beautiful parks for any day to enjoy a break with Gorgeous views over the Douro, gorgeous gardens, peacocks throughout the park and one of the best places to take photos with magnificent panoramic views over the river and the city. Don't forget to bring your camera for this one!
6:30pm Sunset Dinner on the Beach at Praia da LuzEnjoy the sunshine rays and beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean and Beaches. We'll gather for a dinner, laughs and discuss the days adventures and the ones ahead.
Day 3 Wednesday, June 21st: Historic Tour Rails to Braga and Immaculate Views
7am-8:00am Breakfast in Hotel
8:00am Walk to Historic and Beautiful São Bento StationAs we wait to depart for Braga your eyes will be feasted by the beautiful Portuguese Tile and architecturewings you back to a more graceful age of rail travel. Completed in 1903 Designed by José Marques da Silva. The most notable aspect of São Bento Station is the large, magnificent tile panels in the vestibule. The tiles numbers are 20 thousand, date from 1905–1916 and are the work of Jorge Colaço, the most important azulejo painter of the time. The first tiles were put up on 13 August 1905. The panels depict landscapes, ethnographic scenes as well as historical events like the Battle of Valdevez (1140), the meeting of the knight Egas Moniz and Alfonso VII of León (12th century), the arrival of King John I and Philippa of Lancaster in Porto (1387) and the Conquest of Ceuta.
8:45am Train to Braga
10am Arrival in Braga, Portugal
Braga is one of the five largest cities of Portugal, situated in the Minho region in the North of the country. It is known for its abundance of churches and thus called the "city of archbishops". Apart from its rich and long ecclesiastical history and numerous churches, the city also boasts beautiful views from the hills surrounding it, a sizeable old town full of historic buildings and a heritage dating back to Roman times, when it was known as Bracara Augusta.
10:30am - 11:30am (Free Time to explore)
11:45 am Coffee at the historic Cafe Vianna in the center squareBuilt in 1871 a historic gem of Braga. We'll enjoy a brief coffee and tea stop before lunch in the middle square gazing at the fountain and all the beauty in the center of Braga before we depart to the top of the mountain to view even more immaculate views.
12:20pm Depart for Bom Jesus do Monte
1pm Arrive at Beautiful Bom Jesus do Monte SanctuaryWe'll visit the 17 landings adorned with symbolic fountains, allegoric statues and other Baroque style decoration along themes such as the Stations of the Cross, the Five Senses, the Virtues, Moses receiving the Commandments and, at the top, the eight biblical figures that contributed to the Condemnation of Jesus. Views are most incredible of Braga and truly humbling.
1:30pm to 3pm Lunch with Braga viewsEnjoy an evening dinner with our group as we look upon beautiful views of Braga-Tenões at Panoramico Restaurante located inside Hotel do Elavador.
3pm to 5pm Sanctuary of Our Lady of SameiroThought you have seen it all? Not quite as we go up even higher to view complete panoramic views from Sanctuary of Our Lady of Samerio. We'll tour the area and provide 20 minutes for capturing your beautiful shots.
6pm Head back to Center Braga
7pm Braga Train Station
7:30pm Back to Porto (Sao Bento Station)
9pm Dinner at Cantina32
Day 4 Thursday, June 22nd: Rails and Boat Cruise Douro River and Valley Sunset Tour
7am-7:30am Breakfast in Hotel
8am Arrival at São Bento Station and depart at Train to Régua.
10:15am Arrival in Régua.
10:20am until 11:20am Free Time for Exploring and Coffee break before we depart down the Douro River views.
11:30am Depart to Porto on the boat. Lunch will be served.
6:30pm Arrival in Villa Nova de Gaia
7:20pm Dinner at Tapas E Buchas
Day 5 Friday June 23rd: Wine Tastings and São João Festival (Hammer Party) Day of Celebrations
7am-8:30am Breakfast in Hotel
10:00 am Wine Tour (Vila Nova De Gaia)
11:30am Take the Teleferico de Gaia Cable Car to view beautiful views of Porto and Vila Nova De Gaia
12:30pm to 2pm Lunch at Restaurante Ar De RioOverlooking the Douro River's beautiful views of Porto while enjoying a Portuguese Inspired menu. One of the most funnest days of the year that the locals await for, the celebration of São João!
Day 6 Saturday, June 24th: Fado and Porto Nights
7am-8:30am Breakfast in Hotel
10am to 5pm Tour and Sightsee Entire Porto by Tram and Tour Bus with jump on and off in between.
12:30pm Lunch : The famous Porto Sandwich "The Francesinha"
6pm Head to Hotel to change into a dress attire.
8pm Enjoy Fado at Casa Da Mariquinhas Porto
The Portuguese Regional Cuisine and Fado are served as a way to preserve our customs. We invite you to experience the flavors and sounds of real Portuguese soul. To visit the Casa da Mariquinhas is like going to a friend’s house who invited us to dinner.
11pm Porto Nights District (Clubs and Venues)Experience the local live music and dance clubs of Porto, known as Porto Nights. The perfect ambiance for summer filled streets with dancing, music and laughs.
Day 7 Sunday, June 25th: Explore on Your Own
7am-8:30am Breakfast in Hotel
9am to 9pm Free Day for you to explore!
All for you to Explore! Use the tools we taught you to visit and see places on your own or with fellow friends you’ve made. We’ll provide you with a voucher so you can enjoy lunch.
9pm Meet for Farewell Dinner at O Caracas
Day 8 Monday, June 26th: Tchau, See you Next Time Portugal!
7am-8:30am Farewell Breakfast in Hotel
11am Hotel Checkout
See and Experience Porto and Braga in Portugal.
- 7 Night Stay in 4 Star Accommodation
- All Meals during your stay, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. (*Alcohol Separate)
- All Excursion Entry Fees.
- Douro River Wine Valley Boat Cruise
- Walk Tour
- View the beautiful views of the city and river as you take a ride in Vila Nova's Cable Car.
- Trip to Historic city of Braga and Bom Jesus a fairytale ambiance with an enchanted forest, architecture and breathtaking views.
- Experience the biggest Party and Festival of Porto São João (Saint John) the party goes until 5am!
- Experience Portugal's beautiful soul moving sound of Fado as we visit a Fado house with dinner.
- Experience Portugal's North Beaches (Pack your Swimsuit)
- Experience Wine Tasting Date at Calem and enjoy a hearty Portuguese Cuisine.