Porto Tourism Board in collaboration with TAP Airlines and the Benelux delegation of the Portuguese Tourism Board is organizing an educational tour dedicated to specialized Meeting Industry (MI) buyers based in Belgium and Holland.
The main goal is to showcase Porto & North’s best locations, venues, hotels and activities with the right characteristics and capacity to hold all kinds of international Events & Incentives.
During this tour we will be passing through Porto, Matosinhos, Vila Nova de Gaia, Amarante, Braga, as well as several other locations in the beautiful Douro Valley.
Stay tuned and follow this journey with us!
Arrival Day - a soft introduction to the City of Porto and the North of Portugal, to the magical Douro River and our Port Wine history and legacy.
In the photo, you can see the german artist Katharina Grosse has already brought easter to the magical Palácio da Bolsa. Make sure you don't miss this exhibition, which is a partnership with Serralves, and will be visible until the end of september!
We will post more updates tomorrow, a busy day in Porto downtown!
Our busy day started with a downtown Tour in Porto and a visit to an emblematic venue, the Cruise Terminal, which was followed by an authentic seafood lunch at a typical restaurant in Matosinhos, know for having the World's Best Fish.
During the afternoon we had time to visit some of the most relevant conference hotels, as well as some other MICE industry landmarks, but still had time for a networking activity with players such as DMC’s and PCO’s. More to come - this evening will be dedicated to Porto Wine and will be served in one of the most famous cellars, in Vila Nova de Gaia.
After an amazing stroll in Porto, it was time to pack and showcase the beautiful city of Amarante, with focus on its local confectionary, in a delicious afternoon. And then, the magnificent Douro Valley. A new horizon, and a new experience, as our guests were surprised by a jeep tour along the Douro river and were able to explore the vineyards. And as gastronomy & wine are one of the main assets of the region, nothing but the best is expected for tonight!
Waking up in the Douro Valley is always an amazing experience, but sadly it was time to pack again, not before visiting another farm, a Quinta, wich has revealed all about wine production and grape varieties of Port Wine. Then we had a farewell typical Douro gastronomic and wine experience.
It is time now to discover another great place, this time in Minho - Braga!
It is the last day of this memorable Fam Trip and its time for departure. But before hitting the airport, it is time to explore Braga highlights, which includes an inspection to the (future) new Congress Centre, openinging very soon in the capital of Minho! And to finish off, a delicious lunch to make sure our guests will be definitely returning to Porto.
It was a massive pleasure to have this group around these days! We hope to do business with you soon!