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Wine Tour of the Vinho Verde Region from Porto Including Lunch

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    In the morning, meet your guide for a pickup at your Porto hotel and then begin your small-group wine tour of the renowned Minho province. As you drive in your air-conditioned minivan, learn about the region that cultivates Vinho Verde or green wine. Hear about the 30,000 plus producers whose heritage is creating this specialty wine.
    Take a break on your drive north and see a hidden area where stunning vine-laden hillsides receive fresh gusts of wind from the Atlantic. Continue another hour or so to Celorico de Basto, old town which boasts a beautiful vantage point of forested mountains. Here, savor your first tasting of crisp green wine which was is named for its early creation, not color. Learn how the local topography and climate help form Vinho Verde’s light complexion and unique flavor.
    Afterward, take a break for lunch at a traditional Portuguese diner. Enjoy the flavors of a rich and nourishing stew and delicious cod. While savoring your meal, gaze out at the breathtaking views of Amarante and its green farmland.
    Next, head to the nearby city of Amarante, which is thought to have been established in the 4th century BC. Here, wander through its charming city center and see the Church St Goncalo, which honors an influential Portuguese priest. By now you’re thirsty again, so stroll nearby to a farm’s renovated manor house and enjoy another wine tasting. Inside, notice the homemade sausages dangling from the rustic rafters as you swirl your next pour of wine.
    Following your last gulp, hop back in your minivan and return to your Porto hotel where your tour ends in the evening.
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    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    This lovely day out was one of the highlights of our trip to Porto. We visited a small, family-run quinta where we toured the wine-making facilities and tasted the wines, ports and olive oil they produce. All of them were delicious, and lovingly explained. A...More

    Thank Neil B
    Reviewed 16 June 2019

    We participated in a private Porto City with port tour, a private overnight tour to the Vinho Verde region and Douro Valley, and also did the small group tour of Guimaraes and Braga. We loved the wineries they chose. We enjoyed all of our guides!...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank MuscratTravel
    Reviewed 14 June 2019 via mobile

    We had a fabulous time touring Vinho Verde country with our excellent guide Pedro. We highly recommend this tour for those who love Vinho Verde and want to see beautiful countryside, eat and drink delicious food and wines, and be guided by the friendly and...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Natalie J W
    Reviewed 14 June 2019 via mobile

    Prompt pick up which was excellent. Introduced to the other couple already onboard the people carrier, who turned out to great fun and helped make the day. Informative outline of the day Bit of a journey along twisting little roads, way out in the hills...More

    Thank Phil P
    Reviewed 4 June 2019

    This was a nice little tour to Vinho Verde region. We spent most of our time on the North side of the Douro, which put us at the southernmost area in the Verde region. Our tour guide Luis was great and we had a lovely...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank jenny b
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