Portugal as a country was ‘born’ in the North.
It was in the Porto Region and across the North of Portugal that the Portuguese began as a people & a nation.
The city of Porto is now designated as a world heritage site by UNESCO. In 2013, 2014 and 2017 the city of ‘Porto’ won ‘Best European Destination’
Our various walking tours always offer the option of lunch in a traditional Portuguese restaurant by the waterfront where you can sit and watch the world go by.
In the heart of Porto’s historic center, you can visit a number of the city’s iconic sites such as;
- Clérigos Tower
- Lello Library (Harry Potter Influence)
- Avenida Aliados and Square
- The ‘Vintage’ Magestic Café
- Sao Bento Train Station
Our walking tours provide an opportunity to descend through the medieval streets into the ‘Ribeira’ district. There you can explore it’s many vibrant cafes and terraces. The iconic metal arch bridge, called the Dom Luis I bridge, cross the river Douro in the district of ‘Vila Nova de Gaia where you will find all the famous brands of World Heritage Classified Port Wine and its Cellars. Most of the Wine Cellars have great wine tasting opportunities and even food pairing with Typical Portuguese hams and cheeses.
Further up the river Douro deep into the terraced valleys you will find the iconic and UNESCO Heritage Region of Douro ‘viniculture’ – giving you a perfect opportunity of seeing where these famous Port Wines are ‘born’. Several producers now offer super visitors facilities with the opportunity to have a tour and learn about the history of the region. We have a number of bespoke tours where you can enjoy a tour and a boat trip along the river and the option of a typical Portuguese lunch and local wines.