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⊞Paint Tiles and have a Tea♨
⊞The tiles represent a base of reference for the Portuguese artistic expression and are spread all over the country in monuments and houses. ♥ I intend to provide a unique experience, sharing with you my love about tiles and giving you the opportunity to paint two tiles inspired by our traditional motifs. ✒ABOUT -First of all I´ll talk a bit about the tiles of Porto and explain the most important things to know about the Portuguese tiles and their history. - Then I´ll teach you some of the tile painting techniques used in the production of traditional tiles . -You will have the opportunity to paint 2 tiles ! Important: Tiles need to be fired after the class and are ready usually in 24 hours after the class .
The Art of Azulejos Porto
PLEASE READ ALL THE INFO * * * After painting, tiles need to be fired in a ceramic oven and they will be ready THE DAY AFTER AT 3PM/15H. We will be open until 5PM/17H* * * Covering facades with tiles became very popular in Portugal during 19th and 20th centuries and is now one of the most beautiful and unique heritages of the world. During this Tile Painting Workshop you will learn the highlights of the history of this heritage, how this beautiful tiles were painted traditionally and will have the chance to paint tile replicas of Porto (or your own design). This workshop is perfect for tile lovers. You will take home the best memory of your trip to this beautiful city. Every participant will paint 2 tiles. Don't worry, no artistic skills are required :) IMPORTANT - This workshop is suitable for children +10. - We have a dog, Ulisses, who is sometimes in the workshop. He is small and friendly. If you prefer him not to be there please let us know in advance :) * These workshops are made to support our project, a non-profit catalogue of Porto facade tiles.
Douro Valley w/Two wineries, lunch and one hour boat cruise
In this experience, you will visit the unparalleled DOURO VALLEY, the first denominated wine region in the world and a world heritage site by UNESCO. The day starts at our meeting point and for the drive we will do a loop around the valley to better see and enjoy all the different landscapes from the astonishing viewpoints of the N323 to the scenic views of the N22. For the 1st stop we will visit a local winery to meet Nuno and to try his regular wines, olive oil, and other products produced with olives and everything paired with local bread, jam, and local olive oil and have a small walk at the vines to learn about the grapes and it differents stages. At 12:00 we will have our second stop at Pinhão for a typical Portuguese lunch at a local tavern with 2 dishes, meat and fish, and as well great options for Vegans and Vegetarians. Still at Pinhão, we have a 1-hour mini-cruise in a typical boat along the astonishing Douro Valley, with all the scenic views of the Porto Wine vineyards terraces and wineries as a background. The journey will continue through the National 222, and on the way, we will have our last stop in a 2nd winery to learn about Port wine and taste some ATTENTION Our groups can have until 16 people in a small 16 pax minibus.
Learn How to Make Pastel de Nata!
• I can make private classes, please send me a message • Take a look at my instagram page for a sneak peek of past experiences @portocookingclass This experience is perfect for guests traveling with small or big groups, and also for families with kids! :) If you are visiting Porto alone, it’s a great way to meet people from all over the world! I will happily welcome you to my home, where we have lots of natural light, a calm area prepared with everything we need for messy and fun baking time! Hosting is a passion and I have been doing this all my life with friends and family and so to call it a job: is a dream come true. To start our experience, we will talk a little bit about me and my family since this is a recipe that belongs to my grandmothers and we have been doing it for years, so you can understand the uniqueness and how lucky I was when growing up eating these amazing Pastéis. This is a hands-on class, we will bake everything from scratch as a group with my help! That is the most important part, we will create the most amazing Pastel de Nata because we will put lots of love, time and care into them. Everybody will help, we will take turns and I will give you a lot of fun facts regarding the story about them and who created Keep in mind: You don't need to be a baker to do this experience - the recipe is simple and I will guide you through all the process
Experiência de Surf no Porto
OUR GOAL IS FOR YOU TO HAVE AN EXCELLENT SURFING EXPERIENCE, whether it's your first time trying surfing or you are trying to advance your skills. We'll get suited up in the wetsuits I provide, grab the surfboards and head down to the sand. This experience is for Small Groups (MAXIMUM 6 PARTICIPANTS per COACH) from total beginners surfers. For the first 15 minutes we’ll be training on the beach, then the rest of the classe with an instructor in the ocean. Other things to note Comfortable room to change clothes (NOT IN THE STREET) and safe space to store your belongings (NOT IN A CAR). At the end of the lesson you have access to an outdoor shower. If you never surfed before this is the surfing experience you're looking for. JOIN US ALOHA

Explore the rivers of Porto

Wine Venture & Boat Trip in Douro Valley
Come and see why we became awarded by Airbnb as being the Most Successful Hosts and Highest Rated Experiences for the last 2 years. We call it Commitment, Friendship and Passion for Culture, History and Wine. THE JOURNEY We start our day in Porto, heading to Douro Valley in a very comfortable Mercedes Van driving through spectacular roads. We want to let you immerse in breathtaking views in a Unesco World Heritage Site. It's time for a stop in a hidden viewpoint where you will have a great opportunity to take wonderful pictures. THE WINE AND SOMETHING MORE We will visit a stunning old winery where you will discover more about viticulture, winemaking and wine aging. You will learn about technical specifications of Douro Wines and their Terroir. Tasting their wines is embracing the whole region by feeling its aromas, flavours and complexity. NOT JUST WINE Before lunch, nothing fits better than 1 hour private cruise enjoying the breathtaking views with tasty snacks and drink. LAST BUT NOT LEAST We will drive you to another exclusive family-owned winery where we will enjoy a delicious home cooked Portuguese lunch pairing with their wines and then visiting their charming property. Please be in mind that we offer something that you couldn't have access on your own! Customer knows best: that's why we believe our reviews will tell you why we are the best Douro Valley Experience! Other things to note * Private Groups - Please contact us to create a Private Experience for you. * Clean and Safe certification guaranteed * We can accommodate Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, Dairy-free for Lunch (or any kind of food allergies). Please alert us after finishing your booking process.
Douro Valley with Expert wine guide, Boat, Lunch, Tastings
Since 2015, several times considered the “Best Wine Tour” from Porto. We are not the ones who say it, but the customers, come and see. I guarantee you will have a unique and different experience:) SPECIAL OFFER, Douro wine bottle per reservation. We will show you the most beautiful viewpoints where the guide will be available to take good pictures with your cell phone or camera. Lovely boat cruise you will have. It will be not an ordinary boat, but an experience in a typical boat that transported the barrels. We will have lunch in a traditional restaurant. As we only have small groups, it will be a pleasant moment to socialize, exchange experiences, and taste typical Portuguese products. Tasting of different table wines, Unlimited Quantity:) We go to 2 wineries where all the secrets of Port wine will be unraveled. One of the Best wineries in the region, High Class. Besides the wine you will also taste gourmet olive oil of Douro. You will have contact with all the different stages of wine production, from the vineyards to the stamping place, passing to the barrels and finish in botteling. The wine cellars are located on a level below the surface, making it a perfect place to age the wine. An incredible place that will surprise you. We will ride on the most beautiful road in Portugal,N222. If you visit Douro Valley once in your life, don't waste it, join me, you will love it:)
Two tales of the same city in a tuk-tuk
Join me on my unique Tuk-Tuk Porto route for an out of the ordinary experience. It's a journey throughout the historic center of Porto. Through narrow streets in old neighborhoods, and all the way to Vila Nova de Gaia Portugal where we stop at the awe-inspiring viewpoint of Serra do Pilar to observe and photograph the incredible landscape between the two banks of the Douro River. We will then enjoy the beautiful and romantic right bank to Foz do Douro, where we will visit the historic quarter of Foz Velha, where today, a small English community continues to live. On the way back, we will take another break in the most western part of the city next to the Douro bar, to observe the Farol de Felgueiras. This experience accommodates up to the three guests, but don't worry; you don't need to fill all the spots. If you would like your own private booking, need another date/time, or have any questions or concerns about my Tuk-Tuk Porto Experience, please contact me directly. Other things to note It's important to bring a camera. The whole route will be done in a tuk-tuk, and there will be opportunities for some stops.
Cruising the Douro with the fisherman
My plan is to welcome you at Marina do Freixo where you will be offered a welcome drink (port wine/sparkling wine) together with some almonds (local product). From here we will begin our navigation always in a very relaxed and safe pace. You will see the Palacio de Freixo, just next to the marina. We then cruise downstream the river where you will see the 6 bridges that connect Porto to Gaia. The first metal bridge that you will see is the one designed by Gustav Eiffel (Maria Pia Bridge), followed by Infante Bridge and the landmark of the city, D.Luis I bridge, designed by Teofille Sierig. Right after the bridge you will admire another Unesco world heritage site since 1996, Ribeira and Gaia riverside, where the port wine cellars are located. Further downstream you will see the very pitoresque fisherman village, S.Pedro da Afurada, the Natural reserve of Cabedelo and the very charming Foz Velha. We will keek up our route towards the Atlantic Ocean where in some parts of the day you can see the local fisherman on their way to the ocean, to start or finish their working day. Sometimes we can even see some fisherman fishing next to the river mouth. The most special part of the day to see the river mouth, Foz, is at sunset, in my personal opinion. During the navigation I totally recommend you to have your cameras ready because there will be fantastic photo opportunities. This experience takes around 2 hours and in this time span you will learn and enjoy this beautiful region that attracts thousands of people year after year. Join me and see Porto and the Douro River in a unique way! Other things to note Since we will be sailing towards the ocean, it is advisable to bring a light jacket or cardigan as it usually gets a little cooler by the sea.
Douro Valley Wine & Boat Experience
Ready for the experience out of the beaten track in Douro Valley? We will start in Porto heading Douro Region. We will drive 1h30 until our first stop, which will be in a hidden viewpoint over the Douro River. Perfect time for taking some photos and to feel the peace of the Valley. Then we will visit a wonderful winery where you will learn all about wine production and the aging of wine. It will be a technical introduction provided by a wine enthusiast proceeded by commented wine tasting of Douro wines and also Port wine. Afterwards appreciate the Douro Valley onboard of a private boat during 1 hour surrounded by beautiful wineries and its vineyards. During this trip you will have the opportunity to taste some typical snacks of the region with cocktail or port wine pairing. It’s lunch time! We will have the sensation of traveling back centuries. The winery it’s ran by the same Family for several generations. It’s very cosy with home cooked traditional food. The lunch is accompanied by their delicious high quality of D.O.C Douro wines and it finish with a fortified wine with dessert. After lunch we will visit their charmy and wonderful property and to relax with a vineyard walk. Don't miss this Unique Acess Experience in Douro Valley. * We can accommodate Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free and Dairy-free for Lunch (or any kind of food allergie)

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Airbnb 2019 Douro MostUniqueAccessExp
Airbnb awarded this tour in 2019 as the MOST UNIQUE ACCESS EXPERIENCE to Douro, based on consumers choice of authenticity, history and best customers feedback. We are very happy with the return of our guests about our commitment and passion for the Douro Valley This experience have 11 Wine tastings, 2 winerys, Exclusive visit with the Winemaker, Exclusive Chef Lunch , Private Boats, WHAT ELSE?!?! Let's visit the less touristy Douro, for us what matters is the charismatic people that you will meet throughout the all experience. Authentic people, with tons of knowledge, but with a lot of character and personality. Forget about the biggest commercial brands, it´s not for us... With me you will learn the whole history of wine but in a fun way not boring, let's talk about table wines that we drink every day, but also the famous Port wine We start with a private boat cruize, where we will taste Douro delicacies with drinks n meet the crazy pirates :) to tell us and explain all the authentic stories of the Douro Valley Then we will have an exclusive visit with the Winemaker in a small producer and get ready for some surprises you will love... we also have wines here, of course Lunch at an exclusive event of the highest quality with a chef tasting of Douro food paired with the chef's wines and some more special and unique presentations of local customs and wine culture.
Porto Walking Tour
If you want to have an introduction of Porto and learn a bit more about its history, culture and curiosities, this is the perfect tour for you. You'll join one of our knowledgeable guides on a fantastic tour around the downtown area of Porto, and discover a bit more about its incredible history, the local culture, curiosities about Porto and the delicious gastronomy from the North of Portugal. We'll see Porto's most emblematic landmarks, like the Clérigos Tower, Lello Bookshop, São Bento Station, Aliados Avenue, Sé Cathedral, Luis I bridge, Ribeira, the Town Hall and many other impressive sights and monuments. We're sure after this tour you will find out why Porto has been one of the most famous tourist destinations in Europe in the last few years. PAY-WHAT-YOU-WANT-CONCEPT Our tour is on a pay what you want concept so everyone is able to join. There is only a small online booking fee. EVERYONE'S WELCOME Be prepared to meet all different kinds of people, that's the way pay-what-you-want tours are known for. MEETING POINT Look out for the guides with WHITE umbrellas at Fonte dos Leões, in front of Porto's University.
The Best Douro Boat Tour
Climb aboard a Sailing Yacht for a scenic cruise in Porto. Begin the adventure at Douro Marina and set out to see Ribeira, Cais de Gaia, Foz do Douro. Our Tour Guide will talk about the city, the River and Porto Wine. We also see the best historical monuments from a different perspective such as Ponte Arrábida, Palácio de Cristal, Alfândega do Porto, Church of São Francisco, Old Cathedral, Bishop's House, Old Monastery, many Port wine cellars, Ribeira, Cais de Gaia , Clérigos Tower, the wonderful Luis 1 Bridge, and a few more... Watch Porto and Gaia from the Luxurious Sailing Boat (Beneteau First 47.7) while having a welcome drink.
Douro Valley w/ two wineries, lunch and typical boat cruise
In this experience, you will visit the unparalleled DOURO VALLEY, the first denominated wine region in the world and a world heritage site by UNESCO. The day starts at our meeting point and then we will be heading to the Valley. For the drive we will do a loop around the valley to better see and enjoy all the different landscapes, first driving through the N323 with all the astonishing viewpoints to the valley and where we have the first stop, a small winery from a local producer to try his regular wines (reds and whites from the region), olive oil, and other products produced with olives and everything paired with local bread, jelly, cheeses and hams. At this winery we will have the chance to have a small walk at the vines and depending on the stage of the vineyard, learn about the work being done at the moment, such as, pruning, grafting and harvesting. At 12:00 we will have our second stop at Pinhão for a typical portuguese lunch at a local tavern with 2 dishes, meat and fish and as well great options for Vegans and Vegetarians. Still at Pinhão, we have a 1-hour mini-cruise in a typical boat along the astonishing Douro Valley, with all the scenic views of the Porto Wine vineyards terraces and wineries as a background. The journey will continue through the National 222, and on the way we will have our last stop in a 2nd winery to learn about Port wine and taste some :
⭐The Authentic Porto Food Tour⭐
If just arrived in town this is a perfect introduction to the Portuguese gastronomy, the essentials of Porto and the local culture! We will live to the rhythm of the city and we will eat where the citizens of Porto used to go, away from the ultra tourist sites. More than a tour, we will live several experiences in the same morning/afternoon! We will go to an iconic cafe where we will have an authentic breakfast as the Portuguese do. After that we will discover Porto's old stores and taste their fresh products, visit an emblematic market where we will sit to eat Iberian ham, seafood, cheese and wine from the Northern region of the country. We will continue this fantastic adventure having a local lunch with obviously one of the most typical dish of Porto with drinks included in a bar / restaurant well appreciated by the inhabitants of our beloved city. We will be visiting 5 spots in total. All the places we go are traditional businesses and you will enjoy it like a "Tripeiro" (people of Porto). Emblematic monuments of the city as the Liberdade square, the Mercado do Bolhão, delicious food and drinks, everything is included in the price ! Join us and come hungry :) **If you book the 2pm experience we will switch the breakfast for a dessert** Other things to note: >Experience not adapted for strict vegetarians/vegans or gluten free. >We need a minimum of 4 participants to create a group and so have fun together! >Gratuities always graciously accepted ;)

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