Authentic Northern Portugal Discovery

Porto, Portugal

Duration: 7 days
Group size: 1 - 999
Authentic Northern Portugal Discovery
Porto, Portugal

Duration: 7 days
Group size: 1 - 999

About this trip

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!

What’s included

  • Local Host
    Friendly, Knowledgeable and Local Host - Your first point of contact with the local culture and your guide throughout your adventure.
  • Accommodation
    7 nights of comfy, fully equipped and conveniently located accommodation. You will be able to cook and do your laundry in our selected flats and houses (shared and private rooming options available).
  • Escapades & Wander About
    That's what we call our included activities, More info available, just keep reading!
  • Meals
    1 Welcome dinner - 1 Farewell dinner & 1 lunch + Coffee, tea, fruit and toasts at your accommodation.
  • Transport
    Public transport pass for you to move around like a local + private transportation for escapades that require it.
  • Tailor-made digital maps
    Have all the info you need at your fingertips to make the most of your free time.
  • Get our digital guide wi
    Stay on top of what is going on so you can enjoy what you like!
  • Flights
    We can help you find out the best options but the tickets are not on us!
  • Travel Insurance
    We can also tell you what we think is best but you have to buy it.
  • Activities
    Any activities which are not mentioned as included in the itinerary are not included. Easy.
  • Meals
    Any meals not mentioned in the itinerary as included are not included. Even easier!
  • Tips
    Tips are not included. If you believe your host and local guides did a great job show them your gratitude.

Available Packages

Private room
Available until 23 days before departure

Private -  Single person in a private bedroom

Shared room

Price per person - 2 people of the same gender sharing one bedroom in single beds


Price per couple - Sharing a double bed in a private room



Day 1
Bem vindo ao Porto!

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!

Your Organizer

Be Local Explorers
We are a group of nomads that have lived in 12 countries and has visited over 85. We speak 9 different languages and we are always on the move. We all have different backgrounds, from design and PR to tourism management and sustainability. We have vast experience organizing and running adventure tours all over Europe, the north of Africa and Asia. We all embrace new cultures, ways of thinking and we find meaning and stay productive by connecting with the right people. Most importantly, we are curious by nature and tireless explorers!