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The package includes several excursions at one special price. You will save compared to booking the excursions individually. Take advantage and make the most out of your A-ROSA holiday.
PORTO CITY TOUR ( approx. 4 h)
Welcome to Porto, the city that gave its name to one of the finest wines in the world, Port Wine. The city tour takes us along the Douro river to the mouth of the river and further along the Atlantic coast past the noble villa town, Foz do Douro, right into the city centre. Photo stops and explanations at Porto Cathedral in the heart of the old town, at the Palace of Justice near the Clerigus bell tower and at the famous railway station will bring you closer to the city. Here in the middle of the old town, which has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage since 1996, you will also have some free time. Then we cross the landmark of the city, the bridge "Dom Luís I", which was designed by Gustav Eifel, to Vila Nova de Gaja. This town is known for the old warehouses of the winegrowers which exist for over 100 years now. Here we will visit a typical wine cellar and taste the famous port wine.
THE MATEUS PALACE (approx. 3.25 h)
The Mateus Palace, still owned by the Count of Vila Real, was built by the architect Niccolo Nasoni in Baroque style. The original furniture and, above all, the exceptional and handcrafted chestnut wooden ceilings make the interior of the palace so unique and take you back to a bygone century. After the guided tour you will visit the famous garden of the palace, an absolute must-see. With its sculptures, ponds and rare trees, it is one of the most beautiful gardens in Portugal.
CASTELO RODRIGO (approx. 2.75 h)
Figueira Castelo Rodrigo is situated 671 metres above sea level and is one of Portugal's twelve historically significant villages. Surrounded by almond trees, whose blossom brightens the landscapes, it is also known as the "white city". Storks became the symbol of the city, because they spend about nine month every year in this region. The village has typically medieval and narrow streets and facades from the 16th century as well as Manuelistic window ornaments. It is known for being a place where Jews, Arabs and Christians have coexisted in peace and harmony over the past few centuries. After visiting the ruins of the castle, we walk through the narrow streets of the village, where you can still find numerous traces of the Jewish community. We will also visit the small medieval church and after that you still have enough time to stroll through the village enjoying a coffee and almond specialities.
STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN OF LAMEGO (approx. 4 h)
Lamego is definitely worth a visit, for it’s not just a really charming little town but also one of Portugal’s most important pilgrimage sites. Perhaps that’s why the main thoroughfare leads right up to the 686 steps that, in turn, come to an end high up at the Santuário de Nossa Senhora dos Remédios. This baroque church with its two towers was built in the 18th century on the site of a smaller 14th-century chapel and is striking from a distance as well as close up. The so called "stairway to heaven" is decorated with several beautiful azulejos and from the top, you can enjoy stunning views of Lamego. The museum in the centre was once the bishop's residence and today houses famous paintings and tapestries from Portugal. Lamego also offers many culinary delights, such as "Bola de Lamego", smoked pork, spinach or fish baked in bread with a glass of sparkling Raposeira wine.
Special price for children: € 111.30
The excursions take place on the corresponding travel days.
€ 159 per person