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Come to Portugal with Us!


Tour Portugal 2019

From the colourful and vibrant city of Porto to the north and north-west towards the Spanish border, lies a region through which flow some beautiful rivers which finally meet the Atlantic Ocean on the vast beaches of Portugal’s coastline. These are the Duoro River, the Lima River and the Minho River. This green and fertile area will be the location for Valentine Travel’s Portuguese Experience!

From Porto we can enjoy a day trip by train to the Duoro Valley which is covered in vineyards and produces Port wine as well as Duoro wine. After a second day exploring Porto, we will move to the historic town of Ponte de Lima on the Lima River. It is said to be Portugal’s oldest town and is near the birthplace of the explorer Magellan.

There are several options for walking. Near Ponte de Lima there is a system of paths called Ecovia which, in some cases, follow the river. There are also sections of the Camino de Santiago, the ancient pilgrim path, which come up through northern Portugal and continue on into Spain before arriving at their destination which is the city of Santiago de Compostela. We will walk some shorter sections of the Camino.

The Peneda Gerez National park is located within an hour of Ponte de Lima and we will spend a day there. It is quite probable that we will see some forests of naturally occurring cork trees and also some wild horses which inhabit the park.

Portugal is a wonderful country to visit! Its people are friendly, the food is good and not overly expensive. The Portuguese tarts are so good that you will probably want to have one every day! Traditions are strong and it is common to see people singing and dancing on a weekend. Come with us on our latest adventure!

A detailed itinerary is available on request.

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