This tour was designed for the Vinho Verde 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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Leaving from Porto you will go towards the Vinho Verde region.
In the morning you will have the opportunity to visit one of the most innovative wine-producing estates in the Vinho Verde region. At Quinta de Santa Cristina you will discover the history and the wine producing processes with regional products tasting paired with wines from the estate. It includes a visit to the vineyard, with the planting of a vineyard, preceded by a short explanation about the orientation of the lines and its sun exposure; visit the wine shop and tasting room, where will have the opportunity to taste the wines, as well as other regional products.
After the wine experience, we suggest a self-guided visit to 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 center with its numerous monuments and points of interest such as the Cathedral, Igreja dos Congregados, Santa Bárbara Garden and Theatro Circo.
Check-in at Carmo’s Boutique Hotel. A romantic and surreal scenario, a true boutique hotel in the style of Salvador Dalí, as Arjan Mulder said. This hotel stands out for the recovery of tradition, history, sophistication, and respect for the Environment.
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With the beautiful Ponte de Lima landscape, recharge your batteries with an amazing breakfast in the Hotel.
You will have the opportunity to visit Ameal Wine & Tourism Terroir, one of the most charming wine producing estates in the Vinho Verde region. You will have a visit to the cellar with a description of the vinification process, aging, bottling and labeling and an explanation about the process of production of the organic grapes. The tour is extended to the vineyard. Finish your tour with a commented wine tasting accompanied by light appetizers in the tasting room with a view to the vineyard or in the garden if the weather is inviting.
After the wine experience, you will have a drive/walking tour in Ponte de Lima. You will visit the Roman bridge that gave its name to this very ancient and very beautiful town, which received its first charter in 1125 from D. Teresa, the mother of the first king of Portugal. In the center of a rich farming region where the famous Vinho Verde is produced, the greatest number of manor houses and palaces are to be found.
Drop-off at the Hotel
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Enjoy your last breakfast in the Vinho Verde region.
After checking out, we suggest a self-guided visit to the beautiful 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, we will take you to 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 will enjoy a guided tour to the Bottling area, Gardens, Old Winery, and Tasting Room, with Alvarinho wine and regional products.
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