Food & Wine: Uncorked Portugal
Food & Wine: Uncorked Portugal Flyer
6
Days
5
Nights

DAY 1 I PORTO
Arrive in Porto Airport and be greeted by your Central Holidays tour director for transfer to your hotel. Welcome to Porto, the world's port wine capital beckons with her winding streets, old town, and is the country's second-largest city. Porto's old town is the Ribeira district, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where locals mingle on the River Douro village-style plazas and in the old houses of commerce where Roman ruins lurk beneath the foundations. Tonight your welcome dinner will be served at a local restaurant. (D)

DAY 2 I PORTO
This morning start your day with visit of the Bolhao Central Market where all the local farmers and fisherman since 1850 sell local produce from the Minho Countryside and Atlantic Sea. Our tour continues to San Bento station & Cathedral. Your tour will end in Gaia to visit the famous Port Wine Cellars including the delicious opportunity to sample port during a wine tasting experience. This afternoon, enjoy some free time in Porto to experience a river cruise and the picturesque banks of the Douro River. (B)

DAY 3 I PORTO I MIHNO I GUIMARAES I PORTO
Morning departure to explore the Mihno Province, home of the famous Vinho Verde. Visit Guimaraes, the first capital and birthplace of Portugal, enjoy the medieval city center and decorate with beautiful granite facades. Today experience a private cooking class session. The outcome of your cooking class will be your delicious lunch based on regional products & local wines. In the afternoon visit a local Cheese farm & winery before returning to Porto where you will have an evening on your own to delve into the magic of Portugal's Porto. (B,L)

DAY 4 I PORTO I COIMBRA I AVEIROI PORTO
This morning our journey will lead us south to Coimbra, one of the oldest European university cities famous for its outstanding library (UNESCO World Heritage Sites). The city is a colorful mix of medieval architecture, bell towers, extravagant baroque churches, and stately buildings. Today enjoy lunch at a traditional Bacallau restaurant. In the afternoon we drive along the coast to explore historic picturesque fishing villages, famous for the colorful homes and preserving Baccalau. On our way back to Porto, visit a Cork factory. Portugal is proudly the #1 worldwide supplier. (B,L)

DAY 5 I PORTO I DOURO VALLEY I PORTO
After breakfast in your hotel, departure for the Douro Valley to experience the terrace vineyards where Port Wine and Portugal's most outstanding red table wines are produced. Enjoy a local wine tasting session while enjoying the spectacular scenery where verdant terraced hills and colorful fields dotted by almond trees meet the vast Douro River, widely considered Europe's most beautiful river. In the afternoon return to Porto. Tonight you will savor a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)

DAY 6 I PORTO TO USA
Depart your hotel and transfer to Porto Airport for your return flight home. (B)
  • Hotel accommodations for 5 nights
  • 9 included meals consisting of 5 buffet breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 2 dinners. Wine and water included with meals
  • Sightseeing, including local guide and all entrance fees as follows: Tour of Porto, Guimaraes, Coimbra, the Douro Valley experience, Cork factory & Minho cooking class
  • Assistance of a professional Tour Director for the entire length of the tour
  • Touring by private deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach
  • Baggage handling for one piece of checked luggage outside of the airport

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