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Barcelos: Half-Day Private Tour from Porto

1. Barcelos: Half-Day Private Tour from Porto

Old City of Legends, Barcelos holds important references of Portuguese identity, such as the Rooster of Barcelos, the Fair Week, the artist Rosa Ramalho, and typical crafts. With a unique beauty, Barcelos is the destination to visit because of its importance to the arts, history, and culture of Portugal. On this half-day tour, visit the medieval bridge of Barcelos and the Bom Jesus Church of the Holy Cross which dates from the 16th century and was erected, according to the legend, following the miraculous appearance of a Cross through the soil in Barcelos. Finally, have the opportunity to see the famous Barcelos Tower where you can enjoy the art of Barcelos and even buy that small but so appreciated souvenir.

Porto: Green Wine Region Tour with Tastings and Lunch

2. Porto: Green Wine Region Tour with Tastings and Lunch

You will start by discovering the techniques of cultivation and transformation of grapes in nectar, known as “green wine”. For this you will visit an interpretive center located in one of the oldest and most flowered villages in Portugal: Ponte de Lima. Throughout a complete lunch served in a restaurant, you will then discover the flavors and aromas that make up the best gastronomy of the Minho region, as well as Portugal on a broader scale. Following lunch, encounter one of the oldest crafts of the region, pottery. You'll make a visit to some Barcelos artisans where you will be able to get your hands on the clay to see how the “crockery of Barcelos” is modeled. Before returning to Porto, you'll visit a green wine producer where you will taste a variety of green wines accompanied by local delicacies.

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