Classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in December 1996, the ancient Ribeira riverside district is a warren of narrow, twisting streets and shadowy arches.
The bustling suburb of Vila Nova da Gaia lies opposite Oporto on the steep south bank of the mighty River Douro. Sitting on top of a pre-Roman fortified hamlet, it was given town status in 1255 by King Afonso III and then bequeathed to the aristocracy in order to counteract the power of the bishops of neighbouring Oporto, who were charging unreasonably high shipping tolls at the time. Gaia today is dominated by the Port wine lodges, with over fifty wine companies based in its narrow, twisting streets. Here, the ageing and blending of most of the world's supply of Port wine takes place beneath a sea of red roofs emblazoned with some of the most famous names in winemaking.
Day 1: Porto - Vilanova De Gaia - Porto
Your rivate English-Speaking Official Guide and Chauffeur will pick you up from your hotel or cruise ship port. Enjoy a visit to the main sites of Porto: Palacio de la Bolsa, Se Cathedral, etc.
Then with you will cross over the bridge to Vilanova De Gaia, where you will visit. Taylors, one of the many Porto wine lodges. Your chauffeur & guide will take you to your Hotel or cruise ship and say the final goodbye. Or could we will reserve a table for your lunch at the Restaurant within Taylor's wine lodge that has views of the Douro River and Porto city on the other side.
Prices above are per person based on 6 people traveling. This tour is available for as little as 2 people. Please inquire for exact prices. When you book your vacation, an agreement is made between you, our company and others who provide services. Upon request we can provide you with our general terms and conditions governing the provision of these holidays. A non-refundable upfront initial deposit of € 200 Euros is due within 7 days of the initial booking request. Final payment is due 45 days before the tour departure. Within 45 day full payment is due upon booking request. All prices, itinerary etc. listed are subject to change without notice
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