Make Porto your new home and discover northern Portugal!
There is no way to escape Porto’s charm. Every corner of Portugal’s “undefeated” city is full of surprises that you will discover through all your senses. Understanding the history of this colourful city and its surroundings is understanding Portugal’s history. Having a glass of green wine & grilled sardines in the streets of Matosinhos is delving into one of the most basic elements of Portuguese cuisine. Listening to a lost fado is the beginning of getting a feeling only Portuguese have a word for: “Saudade”. Walking the alleyways of Miragaia with a local is the way to see the hidden “simple wonders” that rushed tourists, miss. Riding a tram or a bus to Gaia or Foz do Douro to enjoy the beaches and sunsets, is living how locals do. And of course, sipping a Port wine in one of its family-owned shops is embracing the culture of a city like no other - Bem vindo ao Porto!
Join us and Indulge yourself with the Colors, Flavours & Sounds that have built this city and made it unique!
Today our adventure begins. This afternoon you will meet your localhost and settle into your new home. As you will soon discover, we choose comfortable flats/houses in convenient locations (away from the crowds), as we want you to enjoy the time you spend home and we want you to be able to move easily through the city whilst discovering less known quarters. After freshening up, we will go for some drinks to one of our hidden spots, before heading for an included welcome dinner at one of our favourite local restaurants, where you will get to indulge yourself with some Portuguese delicacies! Tonight is all about breaking the ice, sharing, having fun and having your first encounter with the local cuisine. Our culinary journey will begin with traditional Portuguese food (we hope you are hungry and thirsty). Portugal is known for its grilled sardines and having 1000 recipes for codfish, but don't be naive, there is a lot more to be discovered. And when it comes to wines, you will not be disappointed either. From the refreshing green wines of the Minho region to the beautiful reds of the Douro Valley, there is a whole world of colours and flavours. Your first Portuguese lesson begins today - Bem vindo ao Porto & saude!