Heart of Minho

Minho Region | 5 days

Heart of Minho

Minho Region | 5 days

A discovery through the heart of Minho, with an experience of glamping and romantic carriage ride through the oldest village of Portugal, feeling up close to the lush landscape of Gerês Mountain and the charming traditions of Viana do Castelo.
Arrival at Ponte de Lima. In case of arriving by plane to Oporto airport, a private transfer to the hotel will be waiting for you. Time to enjoy the hotel and experience glamping accommodation (luxury tent lodging).
After breakfast, departure to the village of Soajo, in the heart of Gerês Mountain, famous for its Espigueiros (typical barns of the region where the farmers store the corncobs) built in stone and wood. Free time for lunch and enjoy the fantastic and verdant surrounding landscape. Return to the oldest village in Portugal, Ponte de Lima, for a carriage ride. Gastronomic experience dinner at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel and departure to Viana do Castelo. Arriving to Viana, we set out to discover the streets and alleys of this charming city, on a Walking Tour that will lead us calmly through the historic center. The Old Town Hall, the Square's Fountain, the Church of Our Lady of the Agony, the Cathedral of Viana, the Chapel of Malheiras, among others, and the visit to the Costume Museum, created at the beginning of the 20th century, dedicated to the Viana's ethnography and in particular to the Costume of Viana, are part of our tour. Lunch will be in a typical restaurant that maintains the essence and authenticity of the cuisine of this region. Free time. If you wish, we can arrange by request a Workshop of Valentine's Handkerchiefs Embroidery or a Filigree Initiation Workshop, a delicate art of jewellery of this region. Accommodation.
Free day to enjoy the city. We suggest the ascent to Monte de Santa Luzia by funicular for a breathtaking panoramic view of the Atlantic coast and Lima river valley, visit of the Temple-Monument of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and "Zimbório" and the Citadel of Santa Luzia (ruins of the old city). In the center of the city, a leisurely stroll through the Marginal Garden and the Marina, ending with a taste of delicious "Mexidos" (sweets made with eggs and almonds) or a slice of Viana's Royal Cake (regional sweets) to restore energies. If you wish, we can arrange by request a Workshop of Valentine's Handkerchiefs Embroidery or a Filigree Initiation Workshop, a delicate art of jewellery of this region. Accommodation.
If you visit Viana do Castelo at the time of the beautiful Festivities of Our Lady of the Agony, in August, do not forget to dedicate the day to the famous pilgrimage. This is one of the most beautiful and traditional festivities in mainland Portugal, dedicated to the patron saint of the city, where you can see the women dressed in the traditional costumes of Viana and covered with secular pieces of jewelry (delicate gold filigree), transmitted in inheritance from mothers to daughters and borrowed from friendly families.
Breakfast and private transfer to Oporto airport, in case the return by plane is applied and according to the time of your flight. Thank you for traveling with us!

Combine this short break with The Route of Santiago de Compostela - A Nautical Journey and/or Oporto & Gourmet Train at Douro


4 nights in 5 and 4 star hotels in a double room with buffet breakfast
Private transfers of arrival and departure when air travel is applied
Transportation by deluxe vehicle and private driver
Meals as described in the program
Carriage as described in the program
Walking Tour accompanied by experienced portuguese official Tour Guide
Visit to the Costume Museum of Viana with entry included
All hotel and city taxes

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Everything not mentioned in "Services Included"


Daily departures upon confirmation, depending on hotel availability

INFO: If you wish to visit Viana do Castelo during the Festivities of Our Lady of the Agony in August, please contact us until April


PONTE DE LIMA: Carmo's Boutique Hotel 5*
VIANA DO CASTELO: Hotel FeelViana 4* or Hotel Flôr de Sal 4* or Melo Alvim Hotel 4*


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