1) Post-Congress Tour Douro Region / Port Wine Growing Area
Departure (Porto): 23rd October /morning
Arrival (Porto): 25th October
The tour will draw on famous wine areas and their trend towards excellence in tourism. Although the highlight is Port wine, Green wine will be introduced in Amarante (charming town on the way to Douro Valley) and also in Vila Real with Mateus Palace, private Museum and cultural centre, headquarters of this famous wine.
Further down near the river Douro, about 100 Km away from Porto, short trips on foot, by train and boat will be organized to fully explore the remarkable Douro landscape, listed as World Heritage. Get ready for an itinerary ending in centuries-old wine cellars, accompanied by creative degustation menus and exceptional Portuguese wines, on the farms near Pinhão, the heart of the 3rd oldest demarcated wine region in the World. It will be a tour to meet Multi-Development Agents so as to discuss recent changes in the region as well as to reflect upon World Heritage Sites.
Price: 600 Euro
Price for this tour has everything included (meals, transportation and lodgement on double room).
Single room occupancy: Supplement 131 Euro
Minimum participation is 20 participants.
2) Post-Congress Tour: Lisbon, Costa do Sol (Sun Coast) and Sintra
23 - 25 October. End of tour in Lisbon.
The post congress in the region of Lisbon will offer an interesting and colourful sightseeing which includes innovative approaches to urban planning, important architectural and landscape UNESCO sites, rich and appealing urban landmarks.
Friday afternoon the tour will start in the old down town of Lisbon. The tour will show the most beautiful and well-known urban and architectonical landmarks along the waterfront between Belém and Baixa. The visit continues to the Parque das Nações (Expo’98). Later the group will have dinner in a traditional restaurant with Fado singing. On Saturday the tour will go along the sunny Costa do Sol (Coast of Sun), renowned by its beaches and coastal towns in Oeiras, Estoril and Cascais. The group will have lunch in the old and beautiful town of Sintra and in the afternoon the tour continues in Serra de Sintra. This area is world famous because of its remarkable landscape and environmental heritage. It was included on the World Heritage List of UNESCO as Cultural Landscape. On Sunday, 25 October, participants will be transferred to Lisbon Airport after breakfast.
Price: 494 Euro
Single room occupancy: Supplement 100 Euro
Price includes: Trip Porto/Lisbon by Train; Transport by a deluxe motorcoach with air conditioned in Lisbon; Assistance of an official guide; All meals included in the programme (Menu 3 main course with drinks included); Accommodation on bed and breakfast bases; Visits to Monuments mentioned on the programme.
Minimum participation 20 participants (valid for a minimum of 20 participants per bus).