You can combine countryside walking, a bite of city life and Portuguese cuisine and wine, with a short break that aims to offer so much more than a culinary experience.
‘The taste of the Portuguese Way to Santiago’ is a perfect short break for wine and food lovers from CaminoWays.com, the walking and cycling holiday specialists, which costs from €350pps.
It also allows travellers to discover the beauty and delicacies of Porto, a stunning city and UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996.
What’s included in your trip?
On your first night, you will enjoy dinner at one of the restaurants in the unique setting of Porto’s riverfront (Riveira), overlooking the Douro and the emblematic Dom Luís Bridge. You can try the traditional Portuguese ‘bacalhau’ (cod) or some of the most contemporary dishes.
Then get a private tour of the city and a visit to one of the Port Wine Cellars (adegas) in Vila Nova de Gaia, where you will learn about the history behind Porto’s most famous and international wine.
Walk two stages of the Portuguese Way to Santiago de Compostela across the tranquil Portuguese countryside: from the outskirts of Porto (Maia) to Fajozes and from Fajozes to Arcos.
In Fajozes, you will be staying in Quinta das Alfaias, a XIX country house surrounded by gardens and orchards; while in Arcos, stay at Quinta Sao Miguel de Arcos, a beautiful XVIII country house in a relaxing rural setting of great beauty, surrounded by its own vineyards.
The price includes: 2 nights in the centre of Porto,2 nights in traditional country homes with swimming pool and vineyards, dinner on Porto’s riverfront (Riveira), visit to Port wine cellar, wine tasting and traditional Portuguese cuisine. Flights are not included.
You can book or get more information by going to www.caminoways.com or telephone +353 (0)1-525-28-86.