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Minho & Vinho Verde Tour w/ Tastings & Lunch

4.7 / 5 total 10 reviews
Duration: 10 hours
Product code: 2338
Overview

On this tour, we will take you to Monção & Melgaço to try the delicious wines made with the Alvarinho grape, considered the noblest varietal of the region. It’s a Region of majestic sanctuaries and peculiar looking vines, but also of delicious smoked sausages that pair beautifully with the Red Vinho Verde… yes, you re(a)d it correctly! Join us on this experience and get to know a region that truly personifies the spirit of the North. Your tour starts in Porto and heads North towards the Minho and Vinho Verde region.

Your first stop will be at Ponte de Lima. Here we will explore the historic center and walk into a pastry shop for some typical pastries tasting. Now we travel to Melgaço, the most northern municipality of Portugal and one of the two Sub-regions where the Alvarinho is King. Here we will visit one of the most famous Wine Estates of the Region which is still family run and produces nectars of excellence since 1982.

After the visit, we’ll stop at a typical restaurant where we will have a delicious regional lunch waiting for us. Then, with our bellies filled and our energies restored, we travel to Monção to get to know the other half of this Sub-region. Here we will meet a family run Wine Estate where the traditions stand as a homage to their ancestors, but also high tech is applied to produce the best wines.

By the end of the day, you will return to Porto, where you can be dropped off at your accommodation or any other place in town that you prefer.

Highlights
  • Explore Wine Estates in Monção and Melçaco and taste Vinho Verde Alvarinho
  • Enjoy a Regional lunch in Melgaço with Local Wine
  • Get driven around in a 5-9 seater vehicle with air conditioning
  • Tasting of Smoked Sausages paired with Red Vinho Verde
  • Visit to the historic center of Ponte de Lima and tasting of typical pastries
Good to Know
  • Scheduling Scheduling: Shared Tour
  • Languages offered on activity/tour Languages offered on activity/tour: English, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Duration Duration: 10 hours
  • Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Pick-up service Pick-up service
    Pick-up at your accommodation or any place that you prefer in the Centre of Porto.
  • Easy Cancellation Easy Cancellation
    There is no cancellation fee once Customers Cancel at least 7 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
    There is 50% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 3 and 6 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
    There is 100% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 2 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
  • Instant Confirmation Instant Confirmation
  • Cut-off TimeCut-off Time
    Available to be booked until 24 hours before the tour starts. We reserve the option to confirm the tour or not due to availability.
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Pick-up and drop-off at your accommodation or any place that you prefer in the Centre of Porto
  • Tour made in 5-9 seater vehicle with air conditioning
  • Visit to a Wine Estate in Melgaço and tasting of Vinho Verde Alvarinho (green wine)
  • Regional lunch in Melgaço with Local Wine
  • Visit to a Wine Estate in Monção and tasting of Vinho Verde Alvarinho
  • Tasting of Smoked Sausages paired with Red Vinho Verde in Ponte de Lima
  • Visit to the historic center of Ponte de Lima and tasting of typical pastries
Exclusions
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Pickup and drop-off outside of Porto (an extra fee applies, paid to the guide on the day)
Meeting Point
Pick-up and drop-off at your accommodation or any place that you prefer in the Centre of Porto
Know Before You Go
  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Take a raincoat if it is raining
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
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Reviewed by SusieH GB   July 01, 2018
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Santa Luzia is without a doubt the best place to view the city. For a full experience take the Funicular and if there's time go to the top of the church by it's narrow stairs. Our guide was great - really friendly and positive. Highly recommend this day.
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Reviewed by Anni Hanna GB   June 20, 2018
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Seeing the Palace was the highlight for me. This palace was a private one until the beginning of the 21st century. The building started on the beginning of the 19th century but most decoration dates from the end of that century beginning of the 20th century. The small theatre and the dining room are worth to see. It’s a good example of the way of life of the rural Portuguese bourgeoise. The green wine produced in the farm is just fabulous. Enjoy!
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Reviewed by AnnieLowestoft AU   June 10, 2018
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Truly fabulous day from beginning to end. I loved every part of the day and will definitely be recommending it to all of my friends. The views were just stunning - and the wines and food were delicious. To any foodies out there this tour was made for us
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Reviewed by GarethJ76 IE   May 24, 2018
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I didn't like that the transfer wasn't included in the price - I didn't read the advert enough, I guess. The day is good overall, but a bit long. Good price for what it is, you get to see a lot.
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Reviewed by RUDY GALLOW US   May 06, 2018
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AWESOME DAY! WE ENJOYED BEING SHOWN AROUND WINERIES - AMAZING WHAT THEY DO THERE. WINES DELICIOUS. GUIDE FRIENDLY HELPFUL. 10/10
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Reviewed by Violetta FR   March 26, 2018
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Tasting the wines was delicious. Views very nice. Beautiful day with nice people
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Reviewed by CarrieB US   March 23, 2018
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The views from Sanctuary of Santa Luzia are just incredible. It is difficult to describe - you just have to visit! Great day out - loved al the wine estates
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Reviewed by motherdaughter97 CN   March 14, 2018
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Yara is kind, humorous, knowledgeable and a very good guide for wine regions in northern Portugal. We enjoyed the scenery, the wine, the winery hosts and Yara’s company along the way. Recommend 100%
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Reviewed by Fred Finn AU   February 01, 2018
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Great day out not to be missed. Our guide Yuva was incredible - so much effort was made to ensure we had the best day possible. You will experience things you never imagined you would experience - I thoroughly recommend this day. Food 10/10 Wine 10/10 Company 10/10 Views 10/10
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Reviewed by BENNY176284 US   January 27, 2018
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great day out not to be miss . we had a awesome time . lots to learn and see . we needed a guide . she helped us a lot with history and wines . beautiful area of portugal .
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