Explore off the beaten track
Places where only few people go
This unforgettable experience in the UNESCO World Heritage Region includes a cruise in Pinhão (one hour navigation), a unique wine farm tour and, of course, Port Wine tastings. With us, you will discover the secrets of the valley through the eyes of a local.
It is one of the last unexplored treasures in Europe with pure nature, wildlife and astonishing views. We'll take you on a guided hike in the National Park followed by a traditional Portuguese lunch and a visit to the village. You will have the chance to enjoy the afternoon at a river-lagoon where you can dive into the crystal clear water.
Aveiro is a charming village on the south west coast, also called the Venice of Portugal renowned by its canals navigated by colorful slim boats. Enjoy a local guided city tour and take a boat ride around the town canals. Discover the local products by visiting the salt lagoons and explore Portuguese traditions at Costa Nova while having a coffee on the beach and breathe the ocean breeze.
The North of Portugal is a green paradise full of forests, rivers and biodiversity. Learn more about the Portuguese cultural heritage at the Brejoeira Palace and taste the local Vinho Verde Wine "Alvarinho". Enjoy a proper lunch in Monção, where you are just a stone throw away from Spain. In the afternoon, we also visit Viana do Castelo's old city center including the panoramic view of Mount St. Luzia.
Meet the fishermen´s community and get to know Porto's beaches: Angeiras, Leça and Matosinhos. Breathe the ocean breeze or dive in the surf culture. Take your time while you appreciate the famous jellyfish sculpture. A 20 ton steel installation that pays tribute to the fishing tradition in the region. We bring you to the secret spots, where only locals go to eat. Enjoy a tasteful fish meal, It's always fresh!
Porto Walking Tour with your private local guide. Don’t expect to get to know about the dates of the churches or the name of the guys at the statues, you will have an overview of the city where we will take you to the narrow streets and to the local spots, out of the tourist´s tracks. A fun and personal walk through the town, where you will see the must-see attractions and insider's hidden favourites. Be a local!
Discover two of the oldest cities of Portugal. Starting in Guimarães, considered world heritage site by Unesco, and the cradle of the nation. A rich and historical city where you can find the castle that accomodated the counts of Portugal during the 10th and 11th century, the palace of the duques of Braganca of the 15th century and a beautiful walk in the historical city center. Followed by Braga, a religious city with more than 2000 years of history, where you will find Portugal’s oldest cathedral and two beautiful sanctuaries.
Visit Porto, one of the oldest cities of Portugal. The history of the unvanquished city dates back to 868, and is the hometown of TouchTours. We would be delighted to welcome you in this historical city with 100% local guides.
The capital of Galicia is the 3rd biggest site of pilgrimage in the world, visited by more than 250.000 people a year. The beautiful cathedral dates to the 11th century and the Ways of Santiago are world heritage site by Unesco. Come and discover the city of the apostle and its history!
Viana has a big sea tradition, being one of the most beautiful cities of northern Portugal. It always had great importance throughout the history of the country, specially during the discovery era and for cod fishing. Discover the world heritage palaces, convents, churches and the fountains that are definitely worh a visit.
We have many more spots to share and much more places in mind... Please let us know about your ideas and wishes - we love inspiring ideas in travelling! Private journeys and custom-made tours are our special field. If it´s for your business trip, family group or bachelor party, we are happy to fulfil your project! Just get in contact with us!
- Braga & Guimarães
- Dolphin watching in Viana do Castelo
- Private boat tour in the Douro River
- Fishing trip on the Atlantic
- Private heritage tour
- Private property research tour
- Serra da Estrela
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