Porto is one of THE places to visit in Europe right now. Decadent it is but what a renaissance the city has gone through since 2015.
When you come to Porto you have to visit a Port winery. Even if you don't drink port or at least haven't been introduced to it before, here's the place to try it. Or should we say Gaia is the place to try it.
Gaia is the area situated across the Douro river from Porto city where all the Port winehouses can be found and visited. The smell of port pervades the air as you stroll along the river by the porthouses such as Sandeman, Calem, Taylors, Croft, Cockburn and more. In Porto, port is the drink. Young and old alike consume it. There is something very civilised about it. It takes you back to another time as you sip it and gaze out at the Douro river with the old rabelo boats sailing around.
Totally Spain can arrange for you to enjoy a guided visit of the port houses sampling different vintages as part of your with your private custom tour. We can also arrange for you to taste port and watch fado, the popular melancholy Portuguese song accompanaied by mandolins or guitars, in one of the porthouses.
Your tour could be exclusively focused on the porthouses and Gaia or incorporated as part of an overall day out with cruising on the Douro river.
You only need to let your Totally Spain agent know and we can work an experience like this in to your itinerary, as part of your very own custom private tour in Portugal.
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Hi Belen, I wanted to thank you for a wonderful trip. The weather cooperated, the hotels were centrally located, the tours and guides were great and the restaurants were perfect. I’m not sure I’d change anything. Porto was ali...
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