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From Porto: Full-Day Paiva Walkways Tour

1. From Porto: Full-Day Paiva Walkways Tour

Begin your day with a convenient pick-up from your hotel followed by a 1.5-hour drive to the start of this great trail. Your personal guide will give you great insights about life in Portugal and ways and traditions of making the way to the Paiva Walkway go by in a flash. The hike along the river will be filled with geologic, natural and archeological interest located in the most beautiful locations.  After this 3-hour hike, a great lunch will be required and there is nowhere better to have a great lunch than in this region. Taste the best meat in Portugal at Alvarenga, famous for its 'posta arouquesa,' a delightful piece of grilled beef that will make you regain all your stamina. End your day with a tasting of a typical local liquor called Pinguça. Experience the best nature and gastronomy Portugal has to offer.

From Porto: Arouca 516 & Paiva Walkways Guided Day Trip

2. From Porto: Arouca 516 & Paiva Walkways Guided Day Trip

Starting from Porto, you will be picked up and driven through the Portuguese countryside until you reach these amazing nature tourism structures. Along the way to the 516 Arouca Suspension Bridge and the Paiva Walkways you will go by Arouca. In Arouca there is a convenient stop where you can grab a snack for the way if you wish to do so. This town is famous for it’s traditional sweets! Once you reach Areinho (one of the entrances of Paiva Walkways), you start your journey by climbing the strairway of around 300 steps and reach the incredible 516 Arouca elevated about 175m above the Paiva River. Crossing this bridge is one unforgettable experience. Get all the information about this structure and be amazed with the views over to Aguieira Waterfall and Paiva River. You will continue you journey follwing the path of Paiva Walkways as it follows the flow of the river through the next 8 Km. Along the way you will be able to enjoy the wilderness and set your own pace. Enjoy the landscapes and the moment. Relax at Vau beach mid-way through the hike and carry on all the way to Espiunca, where our hiking ends. From Espiunca we will make a small connection to Alvarenga, where in a local restaurant we will have a great meal with the famous “Arouquesa” DPO meat (other options available). The day ends with a comfortable ride back to Porto, where you can keep on learning about our country and culture directly from a local guide.

Douro Valley: Winery Tour at Quinta do Tedo and Tastings

3. Douro Valley: Winery Tour at Quinta do Tedo and Tastings

Embark on an adventure to the heart of Portugal’s Douro Valley, surrounded by terraced vineyards that climb high above the dramatic confluence of the Douro and Tedo rivers. There lies an 18th-century estate, Quinta do Tedo. Enjoy a full tour of Quinta do Tedo, which includes explanations of the vineyards and the olive orchards. Learn more about Porto and red wine production, foot treading in the lagers, aging in the 18th-century cellars, bottling, and hand-labeling.  At the end of the tour, taste the Quinta do Tedo's Portos and red wines overlooking the Douro River in the renovated 18th-century tasting room. The Quinta’s 100% estate-grown organic grapes come from 37 acres of class "A" vineyards, the highest rating from the Portuguese Instituto do Vinhos do Douro e Porto, comparable to France's Grand Cru.

Douro Valley: Scenic Picnic at Quinta do Tedo Winery

4. Douro Valley: Scenic Picnic at Quinta do Tedo Winery

Enjoy the unique atmosphere in the heart of Portugal’s Douro Valley, surrounded by terraced vineyards that climb high above the dramatic confluence of the Douro and Tedo rivers. There you can find an 18th-century estate, Quinta do Tedo. The Quinta’s 100% estate-grown organic grapes come from 37 acres of class "A" vineyards, the highest rating from the Portuguese Instituto do Vinhos do Douro e Porto, comparable to Burgundy's Grand Cru.  Go on a guided visit to the Quinta do Tedo Winery and celebrate nature with an intimate picnic under a centennial olive tree between organic, old vines overlooking the Tedo River.  Savor a selection of fresh, regional products, sweet and savory specialties prepared to accompany your choice of Quinta do Tedo's Douro DOC red, or Terra a Terra Douro DOC white wine. Menu 1 - Gourmet Picnic with Winery Guided Tour and Wine tasting - Assorted local cheeses and charcuterie - Homemade jam - Marinated olives - Tedo salad - Traditional codfish cakes - Fresh bread and water - Seasonal fruit OR Bistro dessert - Lemonade OR orange juice - Quinta do Tedo Douro DOC red wine OR Terra a Terra Douro DOC white wine Menu 2 - Vegetarian Picnic with Winery Guided Tour and Wine tasting - Assorted local cheeses and seasoned nuts - Homemade jam - Marinated olives - Tedo salad - Bistro salad - Fresh bread and water - Seasonal fruit OR Bistro dessert - Lemonade OR orange juice - Quinta do Tedo Douro DOC red wine OR Terra a Terra Douro DOC white wine

Douro Valley: Quinta de S. Luiz Winery Tour and Tasting

5. Douro Valley: Quinta de S. Luiz Winery Tour and Tasting

Explore Quinta São Luiz, the place where a special set of vineyards are nurtured, the wine is made, and Kopke wines are crafted, the oldest Port Wine house in the world.  Walk through the Rumilã vineyard, tour the Alambic house, or visit the Chapel of Santa Quitéria. Discover the new boutique winery and taste a range of classic or premium wines (depending on the option selected). If you prefer, you can just sit outside, relax and enjoy a wine tasting on the Terrace S. Luiz, where you can enjoy a matchless views over the river Douro and its valley.

Porto : Private Full-Day Douro Valley Wine Tasting Tour

6. Porto : Private Full-Day Douro Valley Wine Tasting Tour

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage landscapes of the Douro Valley on a private full-day wine tasting tour from Porto. Discover interesting facts about the Douro Valley and its famous craft Port wine with a local guide. Meet your guide at the meeting point in Porto, then set off by car to the breathtaking landscapes of the Douro Valley. See and smell one of the most unspoiled places in Europe as you drive through picturesque countryside and centuries-old vineyards. Upon arrival in Pinhão, hop into a boat to Quinta Do Seixo - Sandeman, a winery equipped with advanced winemaking technology that's perfectly integrated into the Douro landscape. At the winery, taste 3 different wines. Finally, make your way back to the original meeting point in Porto.

From Porto: Historical Viseu Regional Tour and Wine Tasting

7. From Porto: Historical Viseu Regional Tour and Wine Tasting

Following a pickup at your accommodation, your first stop will be in Vouzela, a small village where you can relax for a short walk and try the famous local pastries. Next, in São Pedro do Sul, you can admire the ancient Roman thermal baths. In the city of Viseu, you will visit the cathedral, the Grão Vasco Museum, and the beautiful Misericórdia Church.   Take a short trip on a cable car to visit the mysterious Cava do Viriato. After getting familiar with the city, it's time to try the wine. Your first taste will be at Solar do Vinho do Dao, where you can also admire the exhibition dedicated to wine. You will go to a wine cellar where you can learn about the winemaking process and taste this wonderful grape nectar. The tour concludes with a drop-off at your accommodation or destination of choice in the region.

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 86 reviews

Arouca 516 was on my bucket list for the sheer fact it was a crazy challenge out of my usual box. In photos, the structure looked beautiful and strong. But how to get there? Look no further than Norberto with Ennetours (getyourguide). His tour is fantastic! Every detail is coordinated - from meetup, to transport, intro to Arouca plus amazing lunch! Norberto is enthusiastic and caring that you are comfortable and having a great experience.

Our group of 6 had a wonderful tour accompanied by Norberto. He was a great and fun guide. This tour is highly recommended. Please note that the walkways can be a bit of strenuous exercise for some people.

I loved it, the visit, the guide was very friendly, what is missing is some appetizers, during the tasting. If not, everything is perfect. Thank you very much.

Excellent expérience, very easy to book and good value for money

Fantastic trip.The highlight of my trip to Portugal.