TWO-DAY PRE-TOUR: CULTURAL JEWELS OF PORTO
June 7 - 9, 2019
Our base in Porto is the Hotel Carris Porto Ribeira, refined modern design in historic Porto with a view of the Douro River.
Welcome Dinner at Vinhas d’Alho located right on the Douro river. Enjoy a special prix fixe menu with Port wine pairings.
Architect lead tours of two iconic early works by Alvaro Siza Vieria, Portugal’s most renowned
architect—the Boa Nova Casa da Chá (Tea House), and Piscines de Mares (Tidal Pools)
followed by a fresh grilled fish lunch at São Valentim adjacent to the famed Matosinhos Port.
Quick stop at the new Casa da Arquitectura centre. Return to the hotel to rest and refresh.
Visit and dine at the restaurant atop the Casa da Musica building designed by Rem Koolhaus.