This tour was designed for the Green Wine enthusiasts.
In this 3-day tour, you will discover the scenic landscape, the flavors and the secrets of Vinho Verde and the Vinho Verde Region. This tour will also provide a cultural heritage experience and the discovery of 2 of the most historical Portuguese cities- Guimarães and Braga.
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From € 750 (price per person based on double occupancy)
Welcome to Portugal. Wine Tourism in Portugal will invite you to discover the amazing Vinho Verde Region
The Private Tranfer is waiting for you in your Hotel lobby in Porto or Porto International Airport (OPO).
Check-in at Monverde – Wine Experience Hotel. The Hotel Monverde project was born among the berries and vineyards of Quinta da Lixa, between conversations, inspirations and aspirations. Initially it would be "a big house" for friends of wine, but with the passage of time, stone by stone, it grew, gained roots and became a "serious thing". The concept of the rooms essentially involves the integration of each one of them into the overall idea of the hotel, which is to link the accommodation to the exploration and production of wine, promoting direct contact with the cultural and landscape heritage of the surroundings. The rooms are spacious and unpretentious, resulting in charming spaces where contemporary aesthetics favored comfort, in an atmosphere of calm and intimacy.
Then, you will have a unique experience, Wine Maker for a Day at Quinta da Lixa Winery, this is a practical and very interactive activity that enhances the knowledge of grape varieties and their contribution to the production of green wines. The result is the creation of your own batch and the souvenir of the wine with the signature of the visitor. The program begins with a succinct explanation of how to produce white wines and their styles while sampling the 5 monovarietal wines, after the test of the lot to the pilot scale, the visitor begins to bottle its wine, followed by the production of the label (brand creation, drawing and painting). At the end of the activity, the pride is felt in each face and they carry the wine bottle with tenderness.
Dinner is waiting for you at Quinta da Lixa Restaurant. Allow yourself to be surprised by the universe of Portuguese gastronomy. A Cuisine where the harmonious fusion of the region's products reigns, intense with flavors and experiences, inevitably led by an excellent wine list. Chef Carlos Silva fit into the culture of the region, one of the richest in Portugal at the Gastronomic level, and giving a new look, featuring light and colorful dishes, always combining the fresh products of Quinta da Lixa with the usual flavors.
End of day.
Recharge your batteries with an amazing breakfast in the Hotel.
The Private Driver is waiting for you at the Hotel lobby. You will have the opportunity to visit some of the most important cities in Portugal
You will enjoy a Drive/walking Tour in Guimarães historical center, considered World Heritage Site by UNESCO and European Culture Capital in 2012. Guimarães was the first capital of the Portuguese County, which gives the city one of the main roles in the history of Portugal. The historic center, the Guimarães Castle, the Paço dos Duques de Bragança and the São Miguel Chapel are a must-visit.
After the visit, lunch is waiting for you at Quinta do Ameal - Wine & Tourism Terroir, one of the most charming wine producing estates in the Vinho Verde region. Quinta do Ameal is a small ancient property (1710) of rare natural beauty. Here are created and produced excellent white wines made from a Portuguese grape variety called Loureiro. This reaches its greatest aromatic and tasty expression at this incredible Lima Valley A total of 12 hectares, is planted with a totally organic vineyard that produces exceptional grapes for the production of wine. You will have a visit to the cellar and vineyard. Finish you tour with a commented two wine tasting, with a view to the vineyard, or in the garden if the weather is inviting.
Then, a short visit to Ponte de Lima. Observe the Roman bridge that gave its name to this very ancient and very beautiful Village, which received its first charter in 1125 from D. Teresa, the mother of the first king of Portugal. In the centre of a rich farming region where the famous Vinho Verde is produced, the greatest number of manor houses and palaces are to be found.
Before returning to Monverde Hotel, you will enjoy a Drive/Walking tour in Braga, considered the "Portuguese Rome", one of the oldest Christian cities in the world, with more than 2000 years of history. In a city extremely connected with religion, you will visit the historic centre with its numerous monuments and points of interest such as the Cathedral, Igreja dos Congregados, Santa Bárbara Garden and Theatro Circo.
Drop-off at the Hotel
End of day.
Breakfast in the hotel followed by Check-out.
The Private Tranfer is waiting for you in your Hotel lobby.
Discover the famous Quinta da Aveleda. The history of the Quinta da Aveleda estate is lost in time, but there are countless records of this estate after the 16th century. Aveleda is a name which spans several generations. The first records of the sale of bottled wine date back to 1870, with Manuel Pedro Guedes. Aside from its important architectural heritage, the Quinta da Aveleda estate is also appreciated for its parks and gardens, where rare species of trees flourish, some of which have been around for over two hundred years. Distinguished with the international Best of Wine Tourism award, in the "Architecture, Parks and Gardens” category. Currently the Quinta da Aveleda is the largest Vinho Verde exporting company. Here you wil enjoy a guided tour to the Bottling area, Gardens, Old Winery and Tasting Room, with Alvarinho wine and mini regional delicacies.
Drop-off in Porto
End of the Tour.
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