This tour was planned for wine and food lovers! Discover one of the oldest traditional Sponge Cake factories in the country, stroll on the streets of Amarante, in the heart of the Vinho Verde Region, and visit one of the most beautiful Wine Estates in Minho.
At 09:00AM, your private driver-guide will pick you up at your accommodation to take you on a discovery day into the world of the traditional Vinho Verde and local delicacies. The morning will start with a visit one of the oldest Portuguese sponge cake factories, Pão de Ló. We'll learn about this ancient tradition that goes back to the 18th century and visit their facilities, where Pão de Ló is still produced the old fashion way. This visit wouldn't be completed without a tasting of this special cake, so soft that will blow your senses away!
Afterwards, proceed to Amarante, a small town in the heart of this wine region, where you'll have the opportunity to visit the Church of St. Gonçalo, the local patron saint, stroll around the old city center, enjoying the sights and stop for a taste of the local pastries, created by the nuns in the past.
Lunch will be on a traditional tavern, where some ham and cheese tapas will be served, always paired with Vinho Verde, of course!
In the afternoon, our driver-guide will take you to Quinta da Aveleda, the main Vinho Verde producer, and a true gem in the heart this region. Here, a guide of the estate will take you on a visit to the romantic gardens, where you'll find century old trees, beautiful flowers, small cottages and swans. a true delight!
At the end of the visit, you'll be taken to the tasting room, for a taste of some of their wines, paired with cheese, also produced in the farm.
Return to Porto where our driver will drop you off at your accommodation.
Enjoy the beautiful landscape of the Minho region
Visit a renowned wine producer and their estate
Explore the beautiful 19th Century gardens of the Wine Estate
Vinho Verde tasting
Visit to an old Traditional Sponge Cake factory
Taste local delicacies that will impress your palate
About this tour
Duration: Up to 9 hours, usually between 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. However the schedule can be adapted according to your needs.
Private: Our tours are always private, just you and our guide/driver, for your safety and health. We follow very strict COVID-19 protocol guidelines, instructed by Turismo de Portugal.
Lunch and visits are not private, but the partners that provide these services are also approved by the Portuguese Health Department.
Tailor made: The tour will be adjusted and scheduled according to your specific interests and needs.
Pick you up and Drop off on the agreed spot: Our driver will pick you up at any agreed previously spot, like your hotel, airport, cruise terminal or another meeting point.
Our Guarantee: Our driver/guide will drive you during your tour, sharing stories and curiosities about the places you’ll visit as well as its historical context. Since our driver is also the guide, it’s possible that the guide won’t always join you on your visits inside of monuments. Find out why.
Up to 96 hours: no charge
From 96 to 48 hours: 50% penalty
Less than 48 hours or no-show: 100% penalty
The price includes:
Visit to a sponge cake factory and tasting
Visit to a Vinho Verde winery with tastings
Taste local delicacies
Private and exclusive Driver / Guide
Modern and Comfortable luxury Mercedes vehicle
Pick-up and Drop-off at a designated spot
Hand sanitizer and protection masks
24h/7 Customer Service Assistance
The price does not include:
Entrances and activities not mentioned in the program
Other meals and drinks