Sardinhas Van TOURS


Sardinhas Van TOURS

Full Day

Sardinhas Douro Valley TOUR

= 119€


Discover one of the oldest (1756) demarcated wine regions in the world, the sublimated Douro! “The prodigy of a landscape that ceases to be it by the force of being undone (…) an excess of nature. Terraces that are passed from titanic men up the slopes (…) A virginal universe, as if it had just been born, and already eternal for the harmony, the serenity, for the silence that even the river dares not to break…” (Miguel Torga in "Diário XII)

The first stop of this tour will be in an old bakery of the typical village of Provesende, where we will taste the genuine flavour of traditional wood-fired bread, accompanied by wine tasting and local pastry.

Descending towards the river Douro, we stop at the village of Pinhão, where we will experience a relaxing cruise on a traditional Rabelo boat.

From here, we travel to a typical Douro wine cellar, where we will taste three different types of Port Wine, enjoying a wonderful view over the vineyards of the Douro.

Because Port Wine is the Portuguese aperitif of excellence, we leave for a small village nearby, where lunch will be served, with a superb view over the Douro Valley.

After lunch, we continue through one of the most scenic roads in the World (National 222) towards Peso da Régua, where we visit the Douro Museum. Here, we will know more detailed information about the Douro region and its wines


Includes VAN transportation, guided tour, traditional portuguese lunch, wine tasting and cruise.
 
 Every days 10 hours
From 8:00 - 18:00 Hotel pick up & drop off available


Full Day

Sardinhas Coimbra & Aveiro TOUR

= 109€

  

Discover two beautiful cities full of traditions and charm

From Mondego to Aveiro´s Ria!

We travel to Coimbra, the former capital of Portugal, the city of Students. At the top of the city, we will get to know the oldest university of Portugal!

"Oh, Coimbra do Mondego | and the loves I had there | who did not see you walk blind | who does not love you does not live". (Edmundo Bettencourt in Saudades de Coimbra). Inspired by the stories of struggle and love lived here that have made our history buzz, we walk through the old streets of the city and past the old cathedral of the city.

Dandled by the Mondego, we head north to Aveiro, internationally recognized as the museum city of Arte Nova in Portugal. In one of the flattest cities of Portugal, known for its typical water channels. Here we can see the art come to life in the most beautiful buildings of the Country and appreciate the wrought iron in enchanted shapes of flowers and arabesques, the varandins and floral notes of the facades and the famous colorful striped houses of the village of Costa Nova.

At the end, we will feel the Ria de Aveiro (lagoon region of Rio Vouga), through its landscapes, stories and legends, taking a ride on the iconic boat of this region - the moliceiro.


Includes VAN transportation, guided tour, traditional portuguese lunch, boat cruise.

 Every days 9 hours
From 8:00 - 18:00 Hotel pick up & drop off available


Half Day

Sardinhas Aveiro TOUR

= 59€

  

 Discover the city named the "Venice" of Portugal

We head south to Aveiro, internationally recognized as the museum city of Arte Nova in Portugal. In one of the flattest cities of Portugal, known for its typical water channels. Here we can see the art come to life in the most beautiful buildings of the Country and appreciate the wrought iron in enchanted shapes of flowers and arabesques, the balconies and floral notes of the facades and the famous colorful striped houses of the village of Costa Nova.

In this journey we will feel the Ria de Aveiro (lagoon region of Rio Vouga), through its landscapes, stories and legends, taking a ride on the iconic boat of this region - the moliceiro.



Includes VAN transportation, guided tour and boat cruise.


 Every days 4 hours
 Morning or afternoon Hotel pick up & drop off available


Full Day 

Sardinhas Braga & Guimarães TOUR

= 90€

   

The derby of Minho! In football and history!

On this trip we will visit two of the most beautiful cities of Minho, full of history and tradition, neighboring and marked by a historical rivalry that goes back to the time before the foundation of nationality, in a dispute between the power of the Archbishops of Braga and the Counts of the Portucalense County!

We will start our trip in Braga, one of the oldest cities in Portugal!

With more than 2000 years of history, it is a city of enormous beauty and wealth of heritage, which combines tradition with innovation, memory with youth, creativity with conservatism. Here we will visit one of the oldest Sacro-Hills of all Europe and standard bearer of the Minho region, Bom Jesus; as well as the oldest Cathedral of Portugal (11th century). Before we continue our trip to Guimarães, it will be in the center of Braga that we will enjoy a lunch with typical dishes of this region.

In the afternoon, we visit the medieval city of Guimarães, the birthplace of Portugal! The history of this city is glorious and is associated with the foundation of the Portuguese national identity. Here we will visit the Castle of Guimarães (10th century) then, walking through the old streets full of stories and legends, we arrive at the Historic Center of Guimarães, a unique vestige of a type of city conception, due to the morphology of its medieval urban fabric and to a type of construction erected with traditional construction techniques.


Includes VAN transportation, guided tour, traditional portuguese lunch.

 Every days 9 hours
From 9:00 - 18:00 Hotel pick up & drop off available


Full Day

Sardinhas Porto City TOUR

= 99€

 

"Who comes and crosses the river | Next to the Serra do Pilar | See an old house | That extends to the sea ... "(Rui Veloso in Porto Sentido)

Porto, the "Old, Very Noble, Always Loyal and Invicta Oporto City", World Heritage and the most imposing city of the North!

To speak of Porto is to start without ever being able to finish telling all its deeds, traditions, customs and legends ... it is to speak of people with marked, sonorous and gaudy words ... hardworking and enthusiastic people, vibrant with their sports idols, rough and free in the critique, joyful in its happy moments!

On this tour, we will explore the historic city centre! Here we will visit the interior of the 12th century Cathedral, the S. Bento Railway Station and its famous panels of hand-painted blue tiles. Then we will visit at the most important places in Porto, including: Clérigos Tower, Lello Bookstore and “Jardim da Cordoaria”. From here we walk to the “Miradouro da Victoria” to enjoy a panoramic view over the river Douro and Vila Nova Gaia. Descending the old Victoria Stairs we reach the bank along the Douro River. After a welcome aperitif in our shop, we will have lunch in a Portuguese restaurant in one of the most traditional streets of the city. From "full belly", we follow our trip on a Douro river cruise (6 bridges), which will end in one of the main wine cellars of Porto, where we will taste one of the most exclusive wines in the world - Port Wine!




Includes VAN transportation, guided tour, traditional portuguese lunch, wine tastings, boat cruise.


 Every days 9 hours
From 8:30 - 17:30 Hotel pick up & drop off available