In this tour, you will get to know the most northern cities of the country and we will travel mainly in Minho by the sea.
We start in the historic centre of Viana no Castelo, one of the best-preserved in Portugal. Then we go up to Santa Luzia hill for a visit to the Sacred Heart of Jesus temple with a breathtaking panoramic view. We continue to Caminha, a historic city at the mouth of the Rio Minho on the border between Portugal and Spain.
Valencia is one of the most important military buildings in Europe. Here we will stroll along the wall that completely surrounds the ancient medieval city. Our next destination is Monção, the homeland of Vinho Verde. In Paço do Alvarinho you can taste this unique wine. Then we enter the Peneda-Gerês National Park with its lush vegetation. We stop at Arcos de Valdevez where one of the most decisive battles took place for the origin of Portugal as a nation.
We head to the oldest village in Portugal, Ponte de Lima, where we will visit the 15th-century mother church and the famous Roman bridge that crosses the Lima river.
This single-day tour is always supported by the comfort of our Mercedes-Benz vehicles, driven by our certified professional driver-guides.
| Total Cost in €: Euros
|2People x 118€: 236€|
|3People x 86€: 258€|
|4People x 72€: 288€|
|5People x 65€: 315€|
|6People x 58€: 348€|
|7People x 52€: 364€|
|8People x 49€: 392€|
|9 or more passengers please contact us.|
Up to 8 hours
Place designated by you
Minho is the northernmost province of Portugal. It is where Portugal was born as a nation. Minho has a very wealthy history and culture and it is one of the most beautiful regions of the country. It is painted with fields of emerald green which are cut through by mountains and valleys and crossed by rivers that find their way to its coast on the Atlantic Ocean. Minho is also known for its rich and abundant cuisine because of the enormous variety of traditional dishes. This is the region where the renowned “Vinho Verde”, a Portuguese wine, originated from. Guimarães and Braga are the two large capitals of Minho.
Visit the historic center and monuments of one of the best-preserved oldest cities in Portugal. We will drive up to the hill of Santa Luzia to visit the neo-Byzantine sacred temple of “Sagrado Coração de Jesus” (Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral). Breathtaking views of the city from above.
This city is located at the mouth of the Minho River which serves as a natural border between Portugal and Spain. It has been a major commercial city between the two countries since medieval times and therefore has stood out as a place of great prosperity. Leisure time to explore the historic streets and the local shops.
The fortress of Valença stands out as one of the most important military constructions in all of Europe. It completely surrounds this ancient medieval town which used to protect this strategic area of Portugal from Spanish army invasions. Nowadays, it is a tourist attraction visited by many, especially by Spaniards from the province of Galicia who maintain a strong bond with this Portuguese region. Leisure time to walk inside the town walls and admire the local crafts.
Monção is a city on the border with Spain. It is located on the left bank of the Minho River which divides the two countries. We will visit the historic center and the 12th-century matrix church. The famous “Vinho Verde” (green wine) is the ex libris of the region of Minho. In ” Paço do Alvarinho” you will have the opportunity to taste this only kind of wine in the world.
The enchanting town of Arcos de Valdevez is located in the National Park of Peneda-Gerês wrapped by mountains and lush vegetation, dominated by the Vez River which transmits all of its dynamics through this unique region. Tradition and history rule this town where one of the most decisive battles for the independence of Portugal as a nation took place: “O Recontro dos Arcos” or the Battle of Valdevez.
Ponte de Lima is the oldest town in Portugal, founded in 1125 by Dona Teresa, mother of the first Portuguese king, Afonso Henriques. We will visit the 15th-century matrix church located here and also the famous Roman bridge that crosses the Lima River, hence the name of this town (Ponte de Lima).
A private tour with an accredited professional driver/guide, exclusively at your disposal, who will accompany you on visits to monuments and other places of interest whenever possible, (in certain areas of the city, car parking is not available or not allowed in which case the driver/guide will drop you off and schedule a time with you for pick-up, back at the same place of drop-off).
The start and ending of the tour will always be at a place designated by you, in accordance to the agreement previously established between you and Premiere Tours .
This tour is completely personalized. If you wish to change our suggestions of places to visit with others chosen by you, we will gladly do our best to accommodate your choices or options.