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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

Porto: Paiva Walkways Private Tour with Lunch and Drink

5. Porto: Paiva Walkways Private Tour with Lunch and Drink

Discover the Paiva Walkways and more on a private van trip from Porto or the Douro Valley region. See one of the cleanest rivers in Europe, walk up the impressive Paiva Walkways, and tuck into a delicious local lunch or Portuguese flavors. En route, learn all about the area from your local guide. After being picked up from your accommodation in Porto or the Douro Valley region, embark on a full-day private guided tour. In this tour you will have the opportunity to explore one of the most clean rivers of Europe! How? You will visit the Paiva Walkways that is one of the nature wonders of the north of Portugal. In here you will have a 3 hour walking trail where you can marvel with the amazing landscapes. At the end you will be presented with a delicious lunch, a tipical and once again, delicious portuguese cuisine.

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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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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What people are saying about Viseu District

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 86 reviews

Tour was well organised, pick-up happened in time. It was great (shaky) experience walking across the suspension bridge and the 8km stretch along the Paiva river. And, the lunch was excellent. We had our special vegetarian meal as well. Our guide Andre was helpful and was patient enough to all answer our questions. His recommendation of the green wine was excellent. All in all, a great experience.

Unsere Guide, Pepito, und seine Begleitperaon waren ganz toll! Sehr unterhaltsam und freundlich. Service (pick-up, drop-off, Restauration) erstklassig! Wanderung (8 km) gut machbar, super Aussicht und tolles Erlebnis. Empfehlenswert! Geld-Leistungsverhältnis mehr als gerecht!

The trip was awesome. Henrique was really nice and helpful tour guy. Bridge is really exciting and tour near the Paiva river was perfect. Lunch in the village was incredible. There is nothing to blame. Highly recommended!

It was a great trip that was worth it. Lunch was terrific. Everything was perfectly organized and the hike in the countryside was a dream.

Awesome walk with an informative guide and absolutely delicious lunch!