Why Northern Portugal?
Often unfairly overlooked by the crowds who travel to Lisbon and the South, the region of Northern Portugal is a real gem: from the Atlantic Coast with its famous surfing waves in the West, to the mountainous Peneda-Gerês National Park in the East, where time stood still and horses run free. From the beaches of the Minho River which forms the border with Spain in the North, to the vibrant city of Porto and the Douro River in the South. This small region is able to provide a wide range of possibilities, turning everyone's holiday into a memorable one. Activities are infinite: hiking, biking, kayaking, (kite-) surfing, SUP, horse-riding, yoga,...whatever makes you happy!
Aside from its wonderful nature, there is a tremendous amount of culture to be discovered: terraced villages with little ladies in black dresses, shepherds, deserted sites, cultural cities as Braga and Guimarães, the St. James Way to Santiago de Compostela,... And if you prefer to just relax, wine and dine: try the famous Port wine, or the unique Vinho Verde and enjoy it with a typical Francesinha, fresh fish or one of the amazing pastries.
Not sure where to start? Have a look at our sample itineraries and contact YŪGEN tours so we can create your special holiday together.
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YŪGEN was here
YŪGEN has enjoyed traveling in Northern Portugal herself, has spent time with the local partners, and is able to give you personalized advice and assistance out of own experience.
Locals know best
YŪGEN tours only works with local partners who have lived and worked in the region all their lives so we are sure to offer authentic and real experiences.
We can adapt or extend most tours and activities to your personal preferences. Our sample itineraries are meant as inspiration. Contact us to personalize your holiday.
Let us help you in finding the perfect accommodation and activities for you. We know the region, the possibilities and are more than happy to help you put together your perfect travel itinerary.
Our local partners eagerly contribute to the conservation and preservation of their natural and cultural wealth, as well as to the awareness and growth of local economy in rural communities
We offer unique accommodation such as rural houses which allow you to live like a local, mingle with the locals and feel the real ambience of the region, a well as authentic B&B's, hotels and camping options.
How does it work?
Let our sample itineraries inspire you. More options can be found under the tabs Prices and Options in each tour description.
Write us your specific wishes and preferences or request a Skype call at a time that is convenient for you.
We customize your holiday in accordance with your personal preferences and sent you an updated itinerary and quote.
Once you feel completely happy with the itinerary and you are ready to order, we sent you a link to our online paypage.