EXPERIENCE THE BEAUTIFUL SIDE OF PORTUGAL
Experience the undiscovered side of Portugal. Portugal is a country in Southern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. Actually, it is the westernmost country of Europe and part of the Mediterranean. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and south and by Spain to the north and east. It has been a member of the European Union since 1986.In this article, we will suggest you do some awesome tours to accelerate the culture and tradition of Portugal.
Classic free walking tour
Many a European city has a free walking tour but the guides from Porto Walkers are particularly enthusiastic about their home town, which is undergoing a makeover of Madonna circa-2003 proportions. Meeting every morning, rain, hail or shine, at Praça da Liberdade, the walks take you through the city for an express history tour over three hours.
Food photography tour
“Food is a cultural expression ... it’s how we share who we are as other people,” Taste Porto guide Miguel says as we embark on our food walking tour with a twist, armed with smartphones and a bag of styling props. At Confeitaria Moura, a family-owned company that has been rolling and baking their sugary-sweet pastries since 1892, we play with light and angles, then slip into the kitchen to document pastry chefs in action. As well as playing the part of food photographers (and taste testers), with stops taking in everything from coffee to sardines and a new artisanal gelataria, the tour is intertwined with random historic and cultural titbits.
Historic train journey
With tracks that run alongside the sparkling Douro River all the way to the heart of Portugal’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed winemaking region, journeying to the Douro Valley by train is a brilliant way to go.
The port wine tasting tour
Though many believe port is the reason for Porto’s name, it’s a misnomer since the wine is produced in the Douro Valley and matures in the wine caves across the river in Vila Nova de Gaia. You’ll learn this fact and many more by visiting the wine caves independently, or you can join a tour with Porto Walkers and visit three of the best — starting with the historical house of Ramos Pinto, founded in 1880, and ending on the rooftop of the modern Cruz.