Explore northern Portugal's wine region
- 5, 7, 10 or 14 nights
- Prado Melgaco
- per person
- based on 2 persons
Discover Northern Portugal's viticulture, with flights, car hire, wine tasting and more
Welcome to Melgaço in Portugal - the northernmost region of Portugal. Picturesquely situated on the Minho River, Melgaço forms a wonderful landscape surrounded by vineyards. Visit the Quintas de Melgaço winery, where you can enjoy the Alvarinho grape variety grown here, and learn everything about the region's wine-growing history from a local guide. Sample Alvarinho for yourself, which is popular for its refreshing notes. You will also enjoy unlimited access to the wellness area in your 4-star hotel and an upgrade to a Deluxe room. Make full use of your rental car, and drive to the surrounding towns such as Vila Nova de Cerveira, Braga and Guimarães. Enjoy the authentic hospitality and culinary highlights of northern Portugal along the way. Let yourself be seduced by the flavours of Alvarinho and the charm of northern Portugal.
- 5, 7, 10 or 14 nights in Melgaço
- Breakfast (upgrade to half board available)
- Access to the River Spa throughout the stay
- Visit to the Quintas de Melgaço winery, including guide and tasting of two regional Alvarinho wines
- Welcome drink
- Upgrade to a Deluxe Double room
- Rental car
- Return flight from Birmingham, Bristol, London Gatwick, Liverpool, London Luton, Manchester, London Stansted to Porto
The north of Portugal is a scenic jewel with natural diversity. From the airport in Porto, head north at your own pace. On the way there you pass the culturally valuable cities of Guimarães and Braga. Take a trip to the historic city centre of Braga and visit the oldest cathedral in Portugal. Braga's centre has many attractive old buildings, as well as the Bom Jesus do Monte church, with its decorative staircase. In Guimarães, visit the historic centre with its charming squares, traditional houses and cafes, and then take the cable car up to the Penha hill to enjoy the view from the summit. The castle ruins of Guimarães and the beautiful Gothic architecture of the Ducal Palace are also worth seeing.
Heading further north you will discover the increasingly lush landscapes. On the Rio Minho, on the border with Spain, there are several wine regions that are known for their light and lively Vinho Verde and the Alvarinho variety. Allow yourself to be spoiled with culinary delights in the numerous quintas, the traditional Portuguese wineries, and try not only top wines, but also fresh fish, the "caldo verde" (green soup) typical of Portugal, and smoked specialties from Melgaço.
Further thrills in this part of the world include white water rafting on the Minho, and hikes in the Peneda-Gerés National Park. Both allow you to get to know the beautiful natural landscapes of the region. You can also visit some castles and quaint churches here. The Castello do Melgaço in Vila, the ruins of Castro Laboreiro and the church of Paderne are all worth a visit.
Monte Prado Hotel & SPA
- Prado Melgaco, Portugal
Your hotel is located in the centre of the village of Melgaço and has a heated indoor pool, a wellness area, a bar and a restaurant where you can taste delicious local specialties. Located in the heart of nature, between the Minho river and the Gerês and Galiz mountain ranges, the hotel is ideal for a relaxing stay.
Comfort Double room
The rooms are 29 square-metres in size and have a double bed or two single beds, and modern designer furniture. Amenities include a minibar, a TV and a separate living area with a sofa. The rooms are also air-conditioned. The private bathroom has a bath or shower, a hairdryer and toiletries.
Wine tasting at Quintas de Melgaco
Quintas de Melgaco is located about 1 km from your hotel in Melgaço. Here you will be initiated into the secrets and history of the wines grown here on an included excursion. A delightful excursion with tasting of 2 first-class Alvarinho wines awaits you in a dream setting.
Duration: about 1 hour
Included: English speaking guide, wine tasting
Please note that you have to take care of the arrival yourself.
- Fuel, parking and toll fees
- Rental car credit card deposit
If you book this deal before 42 days of your departure, you can choose to pay in parts. The deposit will be 50% of the deal’s price plus the booking fee and travel and/or cancellation insurance (when applicable). You will find the payment amounts and deadlines to pay every installment at the last step of the booking process.
Your booking is a direct contract between you and Secret Escapes Ltd. for the provision of your package. Secret Escapes acts as a tour operator responsible, and is therefore liable for the proper execution of the agreement. The Secret Escapes Terms and Conditions (A) apply to this booking. The Secret Escapes Cancellation Terms and Conditions apply to this booking.
From 15:30 - 23:30 hours
Until 07:00 - 12:00 hours
Please note that the flights included in this offer are subject to live availability and price, and can change during your booking process. When this is the case, we will always notify during the booking process.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be additional entry requirements in effect at your destination, which are subject to change at short notice. Please familiarise yourself with the latest requirements before departure via your government's foreign advice service.
Maximum 3 people per room (3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child).
The single supplement is based on travel dates and duration of travel. You will see the final price in the booking process.
Based on two full-paying adults per room, travellers will receive a discount on hotel stays for children 12 years and younger. This is dependent on the chosen travel period and whether the child sleeps in a separate bed. Please note: children up to 12 months old receive a discount on the plane ticket, but will not receive a seat or baggage allowance.
It is possible to arrange a cot during this trip. Contact customer service to make an enquiry.
Unfortunately, this trip is not wheelchair accessible.
Pets are not permitted on this trip due to international plane travel.
The main driver must be at least 18 years old and hold a valid driver's license. The main driver must have a credit card in their own name with a sufficient credit limit for the deposit. You will pick and up and drop off the rental car at the airport. Travellers should allow enough time to drive to the airport and return the rental car before the return flight.
An excess risk applies in the event of theft or damage. A credit card deposit is required upon arrival. Comprehensive insurance, non-life insurance, liability insurance, theft insurance and cover for glass, tires, floor and roof damage is included. You will receive all rental car information along with your travel documents.
Free parking at the hotel (subject to availability).
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Please allow enough time to drive to the airport and return the rental car.
Please note that flights may be subject to change, delay or postponement by the provider and that flight times are provisional. Don't forget to check the actual flight times before departure on the website of the airline or the airport to avoid inconvenient surprises.
You will receive all documents relevant to your trip, 5 days prior to departure at the latest.
This is an individual trip, you travel alone or with the number of people in your party.
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