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Tours Unesco Heritage North of Portugal

Unesco Patrimony Tour in the North and Douro Valley

Why Book With Us? We are Portuguese and know the hidden corners of our land, we care and we take care of your special trip.
  • Duration
  • Self-Drive

“A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.” – Mahatma Gandhi

The Experience

Portugal is a country full of traditions and culture. In this tour you will have the opportunity to discover this nation through its distinguished places classified World Heritage by UNESCO. You will also experience the wine culture and the unique flavours of Portugal.

The invitation is to start in Guimarães and Braga where you will visit the vibrant city of Guimarães and its Historic Center, declared a World Heritage Site in 2001 by UNESCO due to its’ Middle Age historical monuments. In Braga visit the Cathedral of Braga and the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus with its monumental Baroque stairway.

Once you meet these two great cities, we invite you to fall in love with the surroundings of Douro. Douro Valley is also UNESCO World Heritage, so enjoy the green hills and steep slopes where the vineyards and the Douro River are. Have the chance to ride a bike across the valley.

After meeting Douro, you will now get to know the deepest routes of our country with some rock art in the Côa Valley. Visit the museum to understand the history about the Paleolithic and Iron Age.

It is time to visit Porto, explore this beautiful city and its sights. Discover the World Heritage in the city centre and end your tour fully amazed by our history and heritage.

Reasons To Love It
  • Discover Portugal through its heritage and culture
  • Experience history, traditions, food and wine
  • Meet historical monuments and modern architecture

Experience Itinerary

Arrival to Porto’s airport. Transfer to Solar Egas Moniz.

Meet the first king of Portugal and enjoy the vibrant city of Guimarães and its Historic Center. Also known as the "The Cradle City", was the first capital of Portugal, is referred to as the birthplace of the Portuguese nationality and is also the birthplace of D. Afonso Henriques, the first Portuguese King. Visit the Palace of the Dukes, the Guimarães Castle and its’ historic centre, declared a World Heritage Site in 2001 by UNESCO due to its’ Middle Age historical monuments.

In Braga, visit the Cathedral of Braga and the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus with its monumental Baroque stairway.

We will give you plenty of suggestions for local designer’s shops and best places to eat like a local.

Sleep in Solar Egas Moniz in Penafiel.

Spend the day exploring the World Heritage landscape and fascinating culture, gastronomy and traditions of the Douro Valley. Discover the unique World Heritage terroir of the Douro valley at Quinta da Roêda and its port wines.

In the afternoon enjoy a boat tour from Pinhão to Douro. Spend the end of the day relaxing and admiring the Douro river at the Vintage House Wine Hotel in Pinhão.

After breakfast, we invite you to pedal close to the river in the national road 222 considered one of the most beautiful roads in the world, until you reach Régua. Visit the Douro museum and pedal again until you arrive to folgosa to have lunch in DOC restaurant, a Michelin star by Rui Paula.

Make the most of the rest of the day back at your hotel. Enjoy the pool or pamper yourself with a massage.

After breakfast, head to the World Heritage Archaeological Site of the Côa Valley, the largest open air rock art site in the world.

Understand a bit more about the Paleolithic and Iron Age art at the stunning Côa Museum in Vila Nova de Foz Côa. Then your guide will drive you through this unique landscape to see the animal engravings.

In the evening you will head to Casas do Côro in Marialva, several stone cottages with views of the medieval castle.Just enjoy this magnificente view and get ready for a traditional dinner.

After breakfast, enjoy a local walk tour in this historical Village with a guide that will be with you in the morning so that you can have a brief explanation of the history of this place and get to know the deepest roots of the country's history 

In the afternoon you will visit Quinta da Ervamoira where you will have the chance to learn more in the museum, followed by a typical lunch with unique views over the vineyards.

Enjoy the sunset at Casas do Coro.

You will drive to Porto today and discover the the World Heritage sites in the historical city centre.

The next 2 nights will be spent in a unique guest house, right close to the Douro river: 1872 River House.

Explore Porto and its sights, views and port wine cellars at your own path. We will give you plenty of suggestions to discover the local experiences.

Sleep in 1872 River House.

After breakfast, take the car to the airport where it will be delivered and we wish a safe trip back home!

Itinerary Map


Important Information

This tour is self drive so it is up to you to decide your date of departure, we will be here!


Rent a car for 8 days arranged through Europcar (pick up at Porto airport and dropoff at Lisbon airport). The car is a Seat Ibiza with A/C or similar. However we can tailormade to your needs.


The price of the program is €x per person on a double room. Special seasons, single and solo traveller supplements applies.


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