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Private Day Trips from Porto

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US$ 359.40
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Do you want to discover the north of Portugal? On this private tour, you'll visit Braga and Guimaraes, or you can roam through the Duoro wine region.

Do you want to discover the north of Portugal? On this private tour, you'll visit Braga and Guimaraes, or you can roam through the Duoro wine region.

Private Day Trips from Porto

Upon booking, you can select one of the following private day trips from Porto. They last between 9 and 10 hours and all of them include hotel pickup, minibus transport, an English-speaking guide and lunch. Below, you can see all the descriptions for each:

Braga & Guimaraes Day Trip (9 hours)

We'll arrive in Braga after a 50-minute journey. Did you know that the city is over 2000 years old? First, we'll walk through Suoto, the main shopping street, and the Santa Barbara Garden. The next stop will be the Cathedral, the oldest in the country, then we'll head to see the symbolic Bom Jesus du Monte Sanctuary.

We'll have a traditional lunch in a local restaurant. The menu will consist of a starter, soup, a main dish, a drink, dessert and a coffee. Afterwards, we'll head to Guimaraes, Portugal's birthplace. We'll explore the castle and the San Miguel Chapel before admiring the grand facade of the Duques de Braganza Palace.

  • Timetable: daily at 9 am

Peneda-Gerês National Park Day Trip (9 hours)

We'll head to the Peneda-Gerês National Park named a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 2009. We'll walk past streams and waterfalls as we encounter remains from ancient civilizations, with the oldest sign of human presence dating back to 6000 to 3000 BC. We'll even enjoy a ride on a horse-drawn carriage. To learn more about the natural setting you can visit the Park Museum. Then we'll go to a local restaurant for a traditional lunch. The menu will consist of a starter, soup, a main dish, a drink, dessert and a coffee. 

When we finish we'll go to Sao Bento, the second most visited Sanctuary in Portugal! Finally, we'll head to a local shop to sample some delicacies. 

  • Timetable: daily at 9 am

Duoro Region Day Trip (9.5 hours)

We'll leave Porto and make our way to the Duoro region. As we go past hills, vineyards and forests we'll reach the first winery of the tour. Here, we'll find out how the famous Porto wine is made and sample a glass! We'll then get on aboard a traditional Rabelo boat and sail through Duoro. Afterward, we'll head back to the village of Pinhao by car, where we'll have a traditional lunch at a wine farm. The menu will consist of a starter, soup, a main dish, a drink, dessert and a coffee. 

With our stomachs full we'll set off on the tour of the second winery. Then we'll finish in the best way possible, wine tasting!

  • Timetable: daily at 8:30 am

Coimbra & Aveiro Day Trip (10 hours)

We'll drive to Coimbra to see its university, one of the oldest in Europe, and then wander through the old town to see the Old Cathedral, the New Cathedral, the Monastery of Santa Cruz and the Gothic Abbey of Santa Cruz. Once we have toured this iconic medieval town, we'll enjoy a typical lunch.

Our next stop will be Aveiro, a town full of canals. There, we'll delight in a 45-minute ride aboard a moliceiro boat as we see the tiled houses and the emblematic striped coloured facades.

  • Timetable: daily at 8:30 am

Santiago de Compostela & Valença do Minho Day Trip (10 hours)

We'll arrive at the most important point of the Way of St. James: the city of Santiago de Compostela, where you'll have free time to visit Spain's pilgrimage basilica par excellence. Inside you'll find various chapels, large-scale altarpieces, the tomb of the Apostle St. James and the famous botafumeiro (incense burner).

After the visit to this Galician emblem, you'll enjoy a regional lunch. We'll then head for Portugal, to visit the historic town of Valença do Minho. Here stands a defensive fortress full of bastions, moats and walls full of history. Here, we'll also taste some of the best regional products.

  • Timetable: daily at 8:30 am

Vinho Verde Day Trip (8 hours)

In this tour dedicated to Vinho Verde, we'll learn about the techniques, secrets and traditional production methods of its exclusive wine, loved and sought after both nationally and internationally. We'll begin by discovering the citadel preserved inside the 17th-century fortress of Valença do Minho. The centuries-old green rural roads will take us to the heart of the sub-region of Monção and Melgaço, the birthplace of the famous Alvarinho grape variety, where we will stop to discover the secrets of Vinho Verde wine production.

Afterward, we'll delight our palates with a delicious lunch, harmonized with local products and demarcated wines. After this experience, the rural and traditional landscapes of the "Green Region" will lead us to explore typical villages of the oldest Portuguese wine region and discover its historical legacy. This will be followed by a second tasting of Vinho Verde of the different varieties of this sub-region, paired with regional products.

  • Timetable: daily at 8:30 am

Barcelos, Ponte de Lima & Viana do Castelo Day Trip (9 hours)

We'll start by exploring the historical center of Barcelos, with its 14th-century bridge and the legend of the Portuguese ex-libris: the Rooster of Barcelos. We'll taste the typical sweets and learn more about the local recipes. The green landscapes where the famous Vinho Verde grapes grow will take us to the age-old village of Ponte de Lima, the oldest town in Portugal. As we explore its medieval historical center, we'll be transported back in time. There we'll have a lunch typical of the region, accompanied by the area's exclusive wines.

Next, we'll visit the magnificent and historic Viana do Castelo, home to the captivating Sanctuary of Santa Luzia. We'll also have a delicious cocktail, the perfect ending to the day's trip.

  • Timetable: daily at 9 am

Advantages of a private day trip

By booking a private tour, you'll get a much more personalised service. You can also take the tour any day of the week, changing the itinerary to your needs and, if you're a larger group, you can even save money!

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Price

This is a private tour organized for you and your partner, friends or family.

Braga & Guimaraes
Up to 2 people Up to 3 people Up to 4 people Up to 5 people Up to 8 people
US$ 359.40
US$ 483.40
US$ 520.60
US$ 650.50
US$ 892.50
Peneda-Gerês National Park
Up to 2 people Up to 3 people Up to 4 people Up to 5 people Up to 8 people
US$ 359.40
US$ 483.40
US$ 520.60
US$ 650.80
US$ 892.50
Duoro Region
Up to 2 people Up to 3 people Up to 4 people Up to 5 people Up to 8 people
US$ 359.40
US$ 483.40
US$ 520.60
US$ 650.80
US$ 892.50
Coimbra & Aveiro
Up to 2 people Up to 3 people Up to 4 people Up to 5 people Up to 8 people
US$ 359.40
US$ 483.40
US$ 520.60
US$ 650.80
US$ 892.50
Santiago de Compostela & Valença do Minho
Up to 2 people Up to 3 people Up to 4 people Up to 5 people Up to 8 people
US$ 359.40
US$ 483.40
US$ 520.60
US$ 650.80
US$ 892.50
Vinho Verde
Up to 2 people Up to 3 people Up to 4 people Up to 5 people Up to 8 people
US$ 359.40
US$ 483.40
US$ 520.60
US$ 650.80
US$ 892.50
Barcelos, Ponte de Lima & Viana do Castelo
Up to 2 people Up to 3 people Up to 4 people Up to 5 people Up to 8 people
US$ 359.40
US$ 483.40
US$ 520.60
US$ 650.80
US$ 892.50

Braga & Guimaraes

  • Up to 2 people

    US$ 359.40
  • Up to 3 people

    US$ 483.40
  • Up to 4 people

    US$ 520.60
  • Up to 5 people

    US$ 650.50
  • Up to 8 people

    US$ 892.50

Peneda-Gerês National Park

  • Up to 2 people

    US$ 359.40
  • Up to 3 people

    US$ 483.40
  • Up to 4 people

    US$ 520.60
  • Up to 5 people

    US$ 650.80
  • Up to 8 people

    US$ 892.50

Duoro Region

  • Up to 2 people

    US$ 359.40
  • Up to 3 people

    US$ 483.40
  • Up to 4 people

    US$ 520.60
  • Up to 5 people

    US$ 650.80
  • Up to 8 people

    US$ 892.50

Coimbra & Aveiro

  • Up to 2 people

    US$ 359.40
  • Up to 3 people

    US$ 483.40
  • Up to 4 people

    US$ 520.60
  • Up to 5 people

    US$ 650.80
  • Up to 8 people

    US$ 892.50

Santiago de Compostela & Valença do Minho

  • Up to 2 people

    US$ 359.40
  • Up to 3 people

    US$ 483.40
  • Up to 4 people

    US$ 520.60
  • Up to 5 people

    US$ 650.80
  • Up to 8 people

    US$ 892.50

Vinho Verde

  • Up to 2 people

    US$ 359.40
  • Up to 3 people

    US$ 483.40
  • Up to 4 people

    US$ 520.60
  • Up to 5 people

    US$ 650.80
  • Up to 8 people

    US$ 892.50

Barcelos, Ponte de Lima & Viana do Castelo

  • Up to 2 people

    US$ 359.40
  • Up to 3 people

    US$ 483.40
  • Up to 4 people

    US$ 520.60
  • Up to 5 people

    US$ 650.80
  • Up to 8 people

    US$ 892.50

More Information

Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Duration

9 hours - 10 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

Pickup and drop off at hotel

Transport by bus or minibus

English speaking guide

Lunch

Private tour, exclusive for you and your group

When to book?

You can book up until 10 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Not wheelchair accessible.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.

Pets

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - Are there any discounts for children?

    A - Children under 3 years old are free of charge, but you'll need to state how many children of that age will be in the group when booking.

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us .

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.