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Alto - Minho Tour - Full Day

Price: 85,00€

Alto Minho is a region full of legends and live traditions, considered the heart of the traditional Portugal. Como with us and see the folklore costumes and the traditional music, tasting the typical delicacies surrounded by the landscapes dresses in gree. We start the day on the oldest and most typical Portuguese town, in Minho region - Ponte de Lima (officialised as a town in 1125)-  and its amazing medieval town, the roman-medieval bridge that crosses the Lima River. Then, we continue towards a magnificent 18th century's Estate, where uou'll visit a Vinho Verde (Green Wine) producr and have a tasting of that unique winw. The tour directs then to the capital of Alto Minho- Viana do Castelo - the "bougeois" city from which sailors and merchants, throughout the centuries, have sailed to the four corners of the worls. It's in this context you will discover baroque churches, full of gilded woodcarvings and typical Portuguese tiles (azulejos) enriching of beauty, the streets where time has stopped. After having linch in a local restaurant, you'll be driven across the region's panoramic up to the Shrine of Santa Luzaia then across the Arga Moutain, ending in the estuary of the Minho River, borderline between Portugal and Spain. Going upstream, you'll discover and advanced Fortress - city from the 17th century - Valença do Minho- symbol of the independence of Portugal. You will then stroll within its walls and picturesque medieval streets where there´s a lively street traditgional market, especially with our friendly neighbours from Galiza, Spain - "los Galegos". In the end of such a full day, you'll return safe and comfortable, with the thought of reliving this experience again later!

Program/Highlights

Ponte de Lima (Oldest Town in Portugal - 12th century):
- Guided visit to the Historical Centre/ free-time

Viana do Castelo:
- Guided visit and tasting of Vinho Verde (Green Wine)
- Historical Centre and Shrine of Santa Luzia
- Lunch (included)

Route of the Minho River (panoramic)

Valença do Minho:
- Guided visit in the Fortress-city

Info:
- Pick-up and Drop-off in the hotel
- Depart: 9h: Arrival: 18h (approx.)
- Lunchand visit included in the price 

* The prices are just illustrative. The final price will always be confirmed by Quality Tours.

Quality Tours, Agência de Viagens e Turismo S.A. / RNAVT 2495