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Portugal: Porto, Minho and Douro Valley

Starts: Senhora do Porto, Portugal
Finishes: Porto, Portugal

Visit: Senhora do Porto, Mosteirô, Guimarães, Senhora da Peneda, Casal de Loivos, Porto

Tour Type: Private Journey

Accommodation: Moderate

Overview

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The northern reaches of Portugal exude a rural beauty unlike anywhere else. At once rugged and peaceful and wholly magnificent, the steep granite mountains of Minho and gentle hills of the Douro Valley each embody a distinct Portuguese spirit and exploring them by foot is a true privilege. Youll begin in the spellbinding province of Minho, a rich patchwork of soaring slopes and emeraldgreen terraces criss-crossed and climbed by ancient, rugged shepherd trails that link tiny secluded stone villages. This is the most contemplative, and immersive, way to experience rural Portugal: your solitude is part of the adventure as Garrano ponies, Baross cattle and a shepherd tending his flock may be your only companions. Pathways then point to the Douro River Valley, where vintners have been producing Portugals prized port wines for generations. Traverse gentle downhill slopes past lush vineyards and the elegant wine estates known as quintas. Pause for a glass of wine or two while taking in breathtaking vistas of the celebrated winding river. And marvel at scenic vine-laden slopes from the river during a private boat excursion. Along the way, join local guides on informative walks through historic Guimares, birthplace of Portugal, and Porto, one of Europes most authentic cities. This is Portugal at its purest

Highlights

    • Trace ancient shepherd trails through breathtaking mountain vistas and terraced farmland to traditional stone villages in remote Peneda-Gers National Park.
    • Join a local guide for a fascinating walk through Guimares, birthplace of Portugal and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    • Enrich your strolls along the Douro River Valleys terraced vineyards with wine tastings at charming hillside quintas, or wine estates.
    • Savor a moveable feast in Porto as a local guide shows you around and welcomes you to a mouthwatering trio of eateries for Portuguese cuisine.

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 168049
Tour Type: Private Journey
Accommodation: Moderate
Transport: Private & Local (Public)##Private & Local (Public)
Guide Language: Engligh
Travel Styles: Seniors (55+), Independent (Self-Guided)

Starts: Senhora do Porto, Portugal
Finishes: Porto, Portugal
Duration: 8 days
Physical rating: Basic

Includes

  • Breakfast daily, six lunches (days 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 7), and three dinners (days 1,2, and 5); beverages not included
  • Guided visit to Casa de Mateus in Vila Real (day 5)
  • Winery tour and port tasting at Quinta do Bomfim (day 5)
  • Winery tour and wine tasting at historic family quinta (day 6)
  • Douro River private boat excursion (day 6)
  • Guided walking tours of Guimarães (day 4) and Porto (day 7)
  • All accommodations while on tour 
  • Local transfers as noted in the itinerary
  • Orientation meeting with a representative
  • Luggage transfers between the hotels
  • Detailed Route Notes (mailed to you approximately one month prior to your departure), a handheld GPS unit and maps (provided at your orientation meeting)
  • 24-hour tour-related support provided by our local partner
  • 24-hour One Call International Emergency Hotline and Travel Assistance
  • The unbeatable and cumulative experience of the our staff 

Price

Price person (sharing double) $4,398 ($550/day)

Note: Minimum 2 participants required (A solo traveler supplement is applicable for a solo traveler. If your party size is 4 or more, you may eligible for a group discount - please ask us for details)

Deposit:

$350 per person for bookings made 90 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 90 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Super Strict

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

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Portugal Porto, Lindoso, Peneda-Gerês National Park, Gavieira, Peneda, Branda Da Aveleira, Padrão, Guimarães, Pinhão, Casa De Mateus, Douro River, Douro Valley
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Country Walkers

For over 37 years, Country Walkers has provided active, experiential, and stunning travel experiences on five continents. Based in Waterbury, Vermont, our unique adventures and insider access bring the beating heart of a destination to life with well-crafted itineraries for Guided Walking, Self-Guided Walking, and Private Adventures. All of our walking trips highlight superb cuisine, fine, authentic accommodations and immersive cultural and natural experiences.


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