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Viana do Castelo, Ponte de Lima, and Valença Private Tour

Product ID: 198151
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Take this private tour and explore high Minho, a powerful region full of traditions. Visit the cities of Viana do Castelo, Ponte de Lima, and Valença on a full-day tour from Porto.
About this activity
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Mobile ticketing
Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese

Pickup included

Your hotel in central Porto or Vila Nova de Gaia.

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  • Visit the magnificent sanctuary of Santa Luzia
  • Admire the 360-degree view over the city of Viana do Castelo
  • Get to know the oldest village in Portugal, Ponte de Lima
  • Discover the medieval fortress of Valença do Minho
Full description
After pickup in Porto or Vila Nova de Gaia, the first stop will be in Viana do Castelo. This city has everything, from rivers, to the ocean, lagoons, and mountains. On the top of the Mount Santa Luzia, visit the magnificent sanctuary of Santa Luzia that is inspired on Sacre Coeur in Paris. This sanctuary has a superb 360-degree view of the city, considered one of the best in the world.

Next you will visit the oldest village in Portugal, Ponte de Lima, built on the banks of the Lima river. Explore the vast heritage of this place in its historical center. Known for the famous bridge that was built by the Romans in the medieval period, the bridge provided the only safe passage over the Lima river.

Continue on to Valença, to see the medieval fortress built there. The fortress was built strategically as the main point of defence in Minho. Now a monument, the fort was built to protect Portugal from Spanish troops. At the end of your private full-day tour, you will be dropped off back at your hotel in Porto or Vila Nova de Gaia.
  • Private full-day tour
  • Pickup and drop-off at your hotel in central Porto or Vila Nova de Gaia
  • Return transportation by minivan/car
  • Guide
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees to museums and monuments
  • Meals and drinks
  • Personal expenses

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Please be sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes

From £211.31 per person

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Product ID: 198151