- Stay at a hotel with a contemporary atmosphere, close to the historic centre and facing the Douro River
- The unexpected charm of Porto: a bit old-fashioned, lively and generous
- The itinerary includes a jaunt through the city with a local, along with a dinner to taste contemporary Portuguese cuisine.
- Local Concierge, recommended places to visit & private transfers, plus all our usual additional services
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YOUR STAY IN PORTO - DESIGNER HOTEL OPPOSITE THE DOURO
LIKE A PORTO LOCALIn order to experience this city-break like a Porto native, we've incorporated two classic local highlights. Your itinerary includes: going out with a resident of Porto, who knows the city like the back of their hand. Your guide will help you explore popular and contemporary Porto during an informal, free-form, no-fuss stroll. For dinner, head to a chic cafeteria, owned by one of the best chefs in the region. In a warm contemporary setting, you'll sample Portuguese cuisine that has been widely inspired by travel and the wider world. What could be more normal in a country where so many famous navigators and explorers were born? The chef uses his brilliant imagination and sophisticated technique to make the most of simple ingredients. He gives classics a twist and adapts the menu to the seasons. The rest of your stay will be dedicated to exploring the city on your own, including must-see sights and crossroads, gourmet breaks, and time to relax, with the help of our suggestions and recommended places to visit. And should you have any last-minute needs or desires, our local Concierge can be reached at any time.
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IF YOU HAVE A FEW MORE DAYS...
Should you have the time, we certainly suggest that you extend your Portuguese escape by one or more nights in the heart of Minho province. Head north, an hour's drive from Porto, for a few days of lovely rest and relaxation at the FeelViana Hotel. Located in a pine forest just steps from the ocean on Cabedelo beach, this small hotel offers a wide choice of sports and wellness activities suitable for all ages and interests. There are outdoor and indoor pools, a spa and yoga classes, not to mention watersports such as kitesurfing, windsurfing, or paddle boarding. We love the setting of this lovely property made of natural materials that perfectly integrate with their environment, along with its attentive service. From here, the Minho River and its valley are yours to explore. The area is intensely green and dotted with small villages, fields and vineyards as far as the eye can see. Vinho Verde is made in this fertile land; you can sample this light sparkling wine from small producers, who are always happy to open their doors to visitors.
VISIT TO GUIMARAES
From Porto, head north to Minho, the greenest region in the country, and Guimaraes. The city is particularly popular with cultural enthusiasts, especially for its UNESCO World Heritage-listed historic centre. This urban area with a medieval layout of 40 acres has preserved a rich diversity of buildings from the Middle Ages to the 19th century.
To see and do in Guimaraes - Walk along the squares, from the tangled alleyways to the castle - taste egaz, a typical pastry, at Egas Moniz - climb Penha Mountain by car or cable car to admire the incredible view of the city - have dinner in the timeless setting of Pousada Nossa Senhora de Oliveira - travel the Vinho Verde route...
Optional - Spend the day with a guide, or stay overnight
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