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Porto: Cockburn’s Cellar Tour with Tasting & Pairing Option

1. Porto: Cockburn’s Cellar Tour with Tasting & Pairing Option

Visit the Cockburn’s cellars, also known as ‘lodges’, and discover the most extensive wine cellars in the historic quarter of Vila Nova de Gai. Located opposite the twin city of Porto across the Douro River, this region is known for its beauty. Take this unique opportunity to watch the dedicated team of coopers disassemble barrels stave by stave for maintenance and then reassemble them. Go inside the sturdy granite walls of the Cockburn’s lodge house which boasts 6,518 seasoned oak barrels of maturing Port and the equivalent of a further 10,056 barrels held in tones and vats. This sizeable and priceless stock provides the basis for the creation of Cockburn’s renowned Ports, including the famous Special Reserve. In this guided tour, you will have an authentic experience of a fully working Port cellar. Start your visit with a trip to the Cellars museum which charts Cockburn’s fascinating 200-year history. A series of exhibits reveal the stories of the families that built Cockburn’s; their planting of vineyards in the Douro Valley and the making of legendary Ports that turned Cockburn's into a world-renowned producer. Your visit continues through the working sections of the buildings where thousands of oak barrels and vats hold Cockburn’s valuable stocks of maturing wines. At this point, you will pass through the longest aging gallery of any Port cellar in Vila Nova de Gaia. Filled with the impressive sight of thousands of barrels, stacked 4 high you'll learn about the importance of maturing Port in seasoned wood as well as the central role of the cooper. In the tasting room, you will enjoy a classic tasting, or if you select the premium tasting option then you will have the following: • Cockburn's Fine White paired with Passion fruit chocolate  • Cockburn's 10 Years old paired with Yuzu cinnamon chocolate • Quinta dos Canais Vintage paired with Raspberry chocolate 

Porto: Wine Tour

2. Porto: Wine Tour

Experience the wines of Portugal with a local guide on a wine tasting tour of Porto. Journey through the most famous Portuguese wines, starting at Fonseca Port Wine Cellar. Sample two different port wines at this historic venue. Then, go to two typical wine houses in the city. Try a green wine along with a selection of cheeses and smoked meats as a complement to your tastings. Get the chance to try some wines from the Douro Valley wine region at one, served alongside some Portuguese snacks (vegetarian options available). Benefit from a complete and wide experience of one of Portugal's most famous products and learn more about the grapes, varieties, and wine-making process. Get tips on how to taste wine and much more.

Peneda-Gerês National Park: Kayak & Waterfall Trek w/ Lunch

3. Peneda-Gerês National Park: Kayak & Waterfall Trek w/ Lunch

Discover one of Portugal’s hidden treasures on a 10-hour excursion to Gerês National Park. Enjoy a day of hiking, kayaking and savoring local food. The itinerary can be altered to make the best of the weather conditions in winter and summer. Travel to the park in an air-conditioned van. After around 90 minutes, you’ll reach the lake, where you’ll begin your tour by kayaking in the it‘s calm waters. Afterwards, relax on a sandy beach and try to stand up paddle before returning to your vehicle. Stop at a local restaurant with amazing views of Rio Cavado, where you will taste local food and wine. In the afternoon you will find a waterfall and lagoon, where you can swim and relax. Visit the old village of Fafiao, and learn more about Portuguese lifestyle in the countryside.

From Porto: Off-Road Buggy Adventure

4. From Porto: Off-Road Buggy Adventure

Your journey will begin with the Rally de Portugal Shakedown, where you will ride a buggy for a fascinating and delightful 3-hour ride. You will explore every corner of our magnificent mountains. The first stop is a visit to Castromil's gold mines. The next stop will be in the Roman ruins of Castro Mozinho, where you can absorb and understand a little more of the history of Portugal. To top it off, nothing like a visit to the ever surrounding Quintandona Preserved Village, a place where all buildings are in shale.

Porto: Delicious Food and Wine Walking Tour

5. Porto: Delicious Food and Wine Walking Tour

Gain insight into the city of Porto and its people by learning about the essential ingredients of its cultural heritage. On this guided food tour, be guided through the streets of Porto's Old Town and discover the city’s exceptionally rich and varied cuisine that's full of history and renowned for its quality. This walking tour features a selection of the wide array of culinary delights to be found in Porto. Discover the history of Porto’s gastronomy, traditional dishes, and enjoy plenty of local tastings. Enjoy the flavors of Portuguese cuisine, like the Bifana (a spicy pork sandwich), Port wine, coffee, Bolinhos de Bacalhau (codfish) and delicious Portuguese pastry. On this journey, absorb the smells and flavors of Porto and discover the city through a culinary perspective.

Porto: Port and Douro Wine Walking Tour with Tastings

6. Porto: Port and Douro Wine Walking Tour with Tastings

Explore the history of port and Douro wine on a guided walking tour of 3 wine houses in Vila Nova de Gaia. Learn about the vineyards and wineries of the Douro Valley and enjoy 10 different port and Douro wine tastings with professional commentaries.  Start with a guided tour of an old wine cellar. Sample 3 port wines from their collection and learn about the culture and philosophy of port wine drinking. Continue to the oldest and most emblematic wine company in Portugal to enjoy 4 more tastings. End your day by sampling 4 more wines produced by a family-owned wine brand of the Douro Valley.

3-Hour Porto by Night Tour with Fado Show & Dinner

7. 3-Hour Porto by Night Tour with Fado Show & Dinner

While you’re visiting Portugal make sure to find an opportunity to listen a very unique music style known as fado, which is actually a Portuguese word meaning destiny or fate. There’s no other style like it in the world, and UNESCO has placed it on the World’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list. On this 3-hour tour, in addition to discovering fado, you’ll also discover the fascination of Porto by night, experiencing just how unique it is. See how impressive and majestic the city’s sights are when they’re illuminated after dark. You’ll see Porto’s city hall, the Clérigos Church and Tower, the Sao Bento Railway Station, the Dom Luís Bridge, Ribeira, and more. Stop by a traditional restaurant in the city center to enjoy a dinner featuring Portuguese cuisine and to experience a fado show. After dinner your guide will pick you up at the restaurant and drive you back to your hotel.

Porto: Guided 3-Hour Best of Tour by Segway

8. Porto: Guided 3-Hour Best of Tour by Segway

Explore Porto from the vantage point of a self-balancing Segway on this tour, and glide along historic streets to see the city’s main attractions. After a brief training session on the self-balancing vehicles, follow your guide and head towards the Miragaia neighborhood; location of Porto’s ancient walls. As you tour, your guide will describe Porto’s origin as a pre-Roman settlement, talk about Roman times, and how Portugal was reconquered from the Moors in 868, restoring the city of Portucale. See attractions such as Clérigos Tower, the bell tower of the Baroque Igreja dos Clérigos (Church of the Clergymen); once Portugal’s tallest structure. See the metal span of Dom Luis Bridge over the River Douro, and admire the magnificent Romanesque Cathedral (Sé do Porto), towering over the city’s historical center point.

From Porto: Full-Day Paiva Walkways Tour

9. From Porto: Full-Day Paiva Walkways Tour

Begin your day with a convenient pick-up from your hotel followed by a 1.5-hour drive to the start of this great trail. Your personal guide will give you great insights about life in Portugal and ways and traditions of making the way to the Paiva Walkway go by in a flash. The hike along the river will be filled with geologic, natural and archeological interest located in the most beautiful locations.  After this 3-hour hike, a great lunch will be required and there is nowhere better to have a great lunch than in this region. Taste the best meat in Portugal at Alvarenga, famous for its 'posta arouquesa,' a delightful piece of grilled beef that will make you regain all your stamina. End your day with a tasting of a typical local liquor called Pinguça. Experience the best nature and gastronomy Portugal has to offer.

From Porto: Aveiro & Coimbra Small Group Tour + River Cruise

10. From Porto: Aveiro & Coimbra Small Group Tour + River Cruise

To start the tour, you will be picked up at your Central Hotel in Porto. You will then head to Aveiro (the journey takes about 45 minutes). Aveiro is a Portuguese city located in the central region of Portugal, and is considered the small Venice of Portugal. It is an important urban center, port, rail, university, and tourist attraction. Start by exploring the city of Aveiro by passing through the main buildings of Art Nouveau and local places of the city. Explore the historical center and visit the Fish Market. Enjoy a cruise for about 50 minutes in one of the typical boats of the city — a Moliceiro (traditionally used for algae harvesting) — and take a look to Aveiro Salt Ponds. After that, pass by New Coast, enjoy the typical striped houses, see the Barra lighthouse and São Jacinto dunes. Along the way, you will appreciate the stork nests you find. The second city you will visit is Coimbra. Coimbra is a city on the waterfront in central Portugal, and is the country's old capital. It houses a preserved medieval old town and the historic University of Coimbra. Walk the paths with your guide to the historic center of the city. Visit important landmarks such as the Old Cathedral and the New Cathedral. If you select the option with monuments admission, visit the interiors of Joanina Library and the Royal Palace. At the end of the tour, the guide will drop you off again at your hotel in Porto.

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What people are saying about Porto District

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 2,028 reviews

Amazing experience!!! The most stunning scenery, great sites of interest Great for those looking for Adrenalin rush as well with some really awesome terrain to conquer Our guides were very friendly and took great care of us. You will get covered in dust and I recommend a scarf if you have one Would definitely recommend this trip so much fun!!!

We totally enjoyed our tour & Nuno, our guide was outstanding & very knowledgeable. We missed our original tour & with the assistance of Mary Ann we were added to the Jewish Tour, which was very interesting for us, being non-Jewish. Bill & Barb

The guide gave us a very informative tour, on the history and background of the cellar. The tasting came with pairing as well. Chocolates were sooo good, pairing with the port wine which were offered. Value for money!

Really informative and interesting tour. We did port tasting paired with chocolate. 3 gkasses of differnt port paired with delicious chocolates. Good way to spend a couple of hours

So much fun They picked us up and returned us to the hotel. The team were friendly and lovely. Great experience.