Getting on/off motorcoach; driving short distances under 1/2 hour from site to site with frequent stops. Walking 2 – 3 miles and standing, around 1 – 3 hours. Cobblestone streets and sidewalks, and many steps without railings. Comfortable and sturdy footwear is essential.
At the hotel, we will enjoy a buffet selection including a selection of bread and pastries, cereal, cheese, cold cuts, yogurt; juice, water, tea, coffee, milk included.
At the hotel meeting room, we’ll enjoy an introductory lecture on the history of Portugal, led by a local historian. Afterwards, with our local expert we explore the city of Porto, one of the most beautiful in Europe, which still retains its charm and beauty. We will explore the tiles at São Bento station and the streets and squares of the old town and Ribeira.
At a local restaurant in Porto, we’ll enjoy a plated, 2-course meal, with a complimentary drink and water, coffee included.
We will continue the expert-led discovery of the historic city center of Porto, including a visit to the home of a Portuguese family to learn about their garden and the family’s role in 19th-century Porto. We’ll also have a taste of their family estate-produced wine.
This meal has been excluded from the program cost and is on your own to enjoy what you like. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions.