Whether you’re looking to enjoy a few days of absolute relaxation or a refreshing and invigorating holiday, the northern region of Portugal will surprise you with its fantastic opportunities for nature and adventure lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.
We offer rigorously selected adventure activities in some of the most significant natural parks in northern Portugal like Montesinho, International Douro and Peneda-Gerês National Park (declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2009).
From one to several days, our proposals include walking, horse riding, cycling, birdwatching, canyoning, kayaking and rafting. Why not combine some of them for a fun-packed week?
The nation of Portugal stems from the North and the rich cultural heritage of the region reflects its noble and ancient origins. Traditions, culture, history, architecture, gastronomy, wine, landscape, hospitality and the cheerfulness of its people are attributes of this unique region.
Tour leaders are a key ingredient of our cultural tours and we select them with great care. Being professional academics, archaeologists or experts in Art History, the information they supply is significantly more in-depth compared with what tour guides usually provide. Why not take one of our themed tours such as World Heritage Sites, Romanesque Architecture, Rock Art, Celtic Heritage or Community Villages to get a deep appreciation of our region’s heritage and culture?
A good wine should be accompanied by good food and in Portugal this is a way of life. We offer a large range of gastronomic experiences where we emphasise visits to farmers and local wine, olive oil, cheese or bread producers, some of which appear in the Slow Food catalogue.
Our suggestions could include fine dining in famous Michelin-starred restaurants, discovering traditional restaurants that only the locals know about and experiencing local markets where time has stood still. We can also incorporate visits to wineries, private tastings with winemakers, hikes through wine regions and picnic lunches on vineyard slopes.
We can’t wait to share some of these unique experiences with you!
Whether guided or self-guided, the Portuguese Way of Saint James from Porto to Santiago is also an opportunity to discover the hospitality of the people of northern Portugal and Galicia as well as the remarkable architectural heritage, centuries-old cultural traditions and the area’s rich gastronomy.
We are proud to be a specialist organiser of tailor-made walks on the Portuguese Way of St. James. From the initial planning stage to your return, we give immediate and meticulous attention to your specific requirements. As an integrated part of our service we take care of all the logistics: accommodation, meals and baggage transfers. Choose the best option to match your requirements and make your walk as easy as possible.
The Romanesque Route is a journey through history, using stunning architecture as an excellent starting point for discovering northern Portugal. It includes monasteries, churches and memorials, bridges, castles and towers that have in common the characteristic Romanesque architecture of this region and are indelibly linked to the beginnings of the Portuguese nationality. Most of the sites we visit are located within a triangle cornered by three World Heritage Sites: Porto, Guimarães and the Douro Valley.
Over the course of one or several days you are invited to visit northern Portugal and experience various aspects of its regional identity such as the traditional cuisine, wines, festivals, and markets where local handicrafts can be found and make the most of opportunities for contact with the local people.
Welcome to a unique collection of handpicked luxury retreats in northern Portugal.
Our carefully selected holiday homes offer a range of different atmospheres in stunningly scenic locations in some of the most special parts of northern Portugal.
These exclusive self-catering properties provide total privacy and comfort, making your holiday experience a truly pleasurable and memorable one.