Barcelos, Ponte de Lima & Viana Private Tour (All Inclusive)

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  • 10 hr

Welcome to Alto-Minho, the greenest region in Portugal! Discover the tradition and history of the most authentical Portugal, through flavours, colours, landscapes and the people of the region. This is an All-Inclusive Private Tour, "private" meaning a van and tour-guide exclusively at your service, "all inclusive" meaning that it's conducted in your chosen language and with all the inclusions mentioned, from the moment of pick-up until your return to the hotel at the end of the day. Please note that our experiences and activities are carried out with exclusive partners, but if you wish to upgrade the experiences of the day totally private and of exclusive privacy, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Your Tours

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Ponte Romana

Cross the Roman Bridge over the River Lima, like a true pilgrim from St. James.

Stop At: Ponte de Lima

We will discover, as a first stop, one of the oldest towns in Portugal, (royal charter of 1125), in a true journey through time. We will walk through the typical alleys, the traditional shops, the medieval bridge and the panorama of the Lima river, so beautiful and mystical that it instigated the legend of the "Rio Lethes" in the Roman soldiers who passed through here.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Centro de Interpretacao e Promocao do Vinho Verde

After being introduced to the Historical Centre of Ponte de Lima, you will taste the famous "Vinho Verde", as old and authentic as this region. On a guided visit to the "Vinho Verde" Interpretation and Promotion Centre, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the history and tradition of this exclusively Portuguese wine and finish with a great tasting of this refreshing wine.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Santuario de Santa Luzia

After a meal equal to the people of this land - generous in quantity and tradition - it's time to digest it in the best possible way, while visiting the Sanctuary of Santa Luzia. Built in the begginning of the 20th century, on top of Santa Luzia hill, this Sanctuary is based on a Romanesque-Byzantine basilica, whose imposing rose windows are the largest in the Iberian Peninsula and the second largest in Europe. There, we will contemplate what was considered by National Geographic Magazine as the 3rd most beautiful panorama in the world.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Viana do Castelo

This is the scenario we saw from the top of the Santa Luzia viewpoint - the Historical Centre of this city, whose privileged location relating to land routes ("Caminhos de Santiago"), river and sea routes, made the walled-fortress construction crucial, in the 14th century. It is impossible not to give in to the charms of the alleys of the Historical Centre, one of the most beautiful and well preserved in the country, either due to the beautiful armored façades or the precious tile panels, constituting an authentic compendium of the history and tradition of Portugal.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Museu do Traje

Once our strength is reinvigorated with traditional sweets, we will visit the National Costume's Museum, which gathers a collection of historical clothing and costume accessories from the 18th century to the present, in permanent exhibition but also with access to temporary exhibitions. It is charming to discover the roots of the tradition of Viana do Castelo, in the context of the Alto-Minho region, as you visit this museum.

Duration: 30 minutes
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