Braga District
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Our most recommended Braga District Cruises & Boat Tours

Douro Valley: Premium Full-Day Tour Experience

1. Douro Valley: Premium Full-Day Tour Experience

Relax with a pickup from your accommodation. Take in the beautiful scenery on the 1.5 hour trip into the Douro Valley. Learn about the winemaking techniques that have grown with the local communities over the centuries.  Enjoy a morning tasting of Doc and Port wines from a local producer. Enjoy a traditional lunch, celebrating the regional produce and pallet. Afterwards, take a 1-hour boat ride, and admire the surrounding landscapes. Relax by the river with a regionally-flavored cocktail, before returning back to your accommodation.

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Pinhão: Quinta do Bomfim Visit and Tasting

2. Pinhão: Quinta do Bomfim Visit and Tasting

Owned by the Symington family for five generations, Quinta do Bomfim features a winery, old wine cellar, and vineyard in the heart of the Upper Douro Valley. Visit the on-site museum and tour the grounds before choosing from a variety of family-made ports and wines to taste on the terrace. The tour begins in a small museum that tells the story of the property, the family, and the wines. A collection of early 20th century photographs of the Douro and documents highlight the history of the Quinta and the region. Afterward, choose between three vineyard walks, all of which offer excellent views of the surrounding mountain vineyards, some with dry stone terraces built by hand in the 18th and 19th centuries. Along the way, visit the old lodge built in 1896, one of the most significant structures in the Douro Valley. This vast vat and barrel cellar, with its complex roof structure, has been used for over 100 years to hold the ports from each harvest at the estate before they are taken downriver to Vila Nova de Gaia for further maturing. During the harvest, visitors can see the grapes being received at the winery and port being made in the lagares (troughs). At other times of the year, a short film is shown of the winery in operation and traditional treading at other Symington family vineyards. Later, choose from four wine tasting options: a Douro DOC tasting, port tasting, premium vintage tasting, or Dow's Old Tawnies tasting. Each offers a different collection of wines to taste. Head to the terrace and enjoy your tasting surrounded by scenic views of the Douro River and surrounding vineyards. Quinta do Bomfim is the birthplace of two of the 21st century’s most famous ports: First, Dow’s 2007 Vintage Port is the only vintage port made this century to have been awarded a perfect 100 points by the Wine Spectator. Secondly, Dow’s 2011 Vintage Port was nominated the “N°1 Wine in the World” in 2014 by the same influential publication.

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Douro Valley: Exclusive Tour in a Tesla

3. Douro Valley: Exclusive Tour in a Tesla

Start with a pickup from your accommodation and a drive to the village of Casal de Loivos. Take a tour of the old olive oil mill turned into a museum, learn more about this very important product of the region, and taste 3 table wines, olive oil, almonds, and honey. Make a short detour to the neighboring viewpoint, considered to be the best one in the Douro Valley and one of the 7 best in the World. Descend to the village of Pinhão and visit the train station, an ex libris of the region, decorated with 24 tile panels depicting the history and traditions of the Douro Valley. Enjoy an upstream boat cruise, and get a better perspective of the great producers located in the area. Head to the Vineyard, where lunch will be served. Try and taste multiple typical flavors throughout the meal, always paired with excellent wine. After lunch, take a tour of the estate, and learn about the process of producing Porto Wine from this award-winning vineyard. Taste their Porto wines, a Rosé, a Tawny, and a Ruby Porto. Enjoy a tour of Quinta do Ventozelo, the Crown Jewel of the Gran Cruz Corporation. Visit the museum and experience the Douro Valley in a single estate. Lastly, relax in the comfort of the Tesla with a return trip to your hotel.

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Viana do Castelo: Vez River SUP with Transfer Options

4. Viana do Castelo: Vez River SUP with Transfer Options

Explore one of most beautiful natural spots along the Vez river by stand up paddleboard. Take in the views of a pollution-free valley that will allow you to enjoy nature in its most pure and relaxing state. You'll be accompanied by a professional guide, bringing all the safety and guidance necessary for beginners and professionals. Among the several routes available, the one most suitable for your experience will be selected, guaranteeing a lot of fun and safety.

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Viana do Castelo: Kayak Tour at Lima River

5. Viana do Castelo: Kayak Tour at Lima River

Enjoy a unique experience that will allow you to explore one of the most beautiful nature routes in the water in a Kayak: the Açudes section. Discover the route that connects Ponte da Barca and Ponte de Lima. Cross safely fast dams with a low degree of difficulty, inserted in a pollution-free valley, allowing you to enjoy nature in its pure and relaxing state. During this experience, you will be accompanied by a monitor in the water and a support vehicle outside the river, bringing all the safety and guidance necessary for beginners and pros.

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What people are saying about Braga District

The trip with Sergio exceeded our expectations. For the short version: it is highly recommended to do this tour with Sergio. For the details, this trip has multiple experiences in one, the experience of a Tesla car, the experience of being with a very knowledgeable guide like Sergio, the experience of seeing the secret spots of the valley, the experience of being on a flexible and adjustable tour that matches your needs while exceeding your expectations! Finally the experience of having a lunch a very unique spot in the valley. If you are looking for a tour that is less touristy and makes you see the valley with local eyes, then I recommend going on this tour with Sergio, also if you can merge it with a star gazing tour (that Sergio offers but we couldn’t do due to timing) I’d highly recommend doing it as he’s an expert in that as well.

In addition to the experiences on the Atlantic, a wonderful experience. Pleasant fresh water and easy flowing water with a couple of cheerful rapids. The kayaks are not very comfortable as there is no backrest. The person in front receives a suitable provisional solution from a packing barrel. You get used to it. On the way we had a short time to swim. The companion was lovingly committed.

Ricardo was the perfect guide! We were a group of 3 friends, first time ever kayaking and it was just awesome! The scenery is beautiful and the activity per se is very fun to do even for beginners like us! 100% would recommend

Entertaining and interesting guided tour and tasting of very tasty wines - definitely to be recommended!

Amazing Canoe Tour with more than kind people!! It was a pleasure, ask for Ricardo ;)