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 neighboring 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 - Ponte De Lima - Ponte Da Barca - Lindoso - Soajo - Arcos De Valdavez - Paredes De Coura - 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 Ponte De Lima you will visit the historic quarter. Continuing on to Lindoso where you will cross over a dam. In Soajo visit to the community barns and historic village. Free time for lunch on your own. After Lunch in Arcos De Valdavez you will visit the city centre. 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.
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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