5 reasons to choose Porto as DMC destination
Porto is not only a growing destination because of its great cultural events or its leisure options. It is also a fantastic destination for business and corporate travel.
Was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1996. It is the second largest city in Lisbon, located north of Portugal at the mouth of the Duero River. Internationally known for its friendly and generous treatment, its bridges, tiles, stately villas and that air of decay that is breathed in it. In the historic center of Porto is where the wine cellars are located, one of the factors that attract more international tourists and listed as World Heritage.
You only need 5 reasons to choose Porto for your incentive travel:
- Diversity of hotels: Thanks to the great popularity of the destination in recent years, Porto has had to adapt to the need of the market, creating new quality hotel infrastructure for all types of tourism. Large chains or small boutique hotels, all options can be found in this small city to accommodate your group.
Good air connections: The airport of Porto has been increasing its routes especially thanks to low cost companies, to reach more than 10 million passengers. An unthinkable figure only 10 years ago. The airport, which is located just 13km from the city center, consists of only one terminal that has been growing slowly, until it has 4 direct international tickets and flights to the 5 continents, a fact that has attracted many visitors .
Historical architecture: In Porto we can find architectural examples from very different times, from the Baroque to the contemporary era. From the House of Music to the Old Batalha Cinema. Buildings that leave no one indifferent to those who visit them.
Traditional Fado: In Porto we can find countless “houses” where you can enjoy the most authentic Fado, one of the Portuguese cultural expressions that has become more widely spread worldwide. In this city they are proud to say that in their city it is where in the middle ages the traditional guitar was created with which we can enjoy this popular music today and we can find both very traditional fado houses and other more alternatives.
- Wine City: The wines of Porto are produced in the Alto Duero area, in Portugal. They are wines characterized by their great aromatic intensity and sweetness, make visiting the wineries, located near the center of the city, a must-see.
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Activities for incentive groups
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Tour with dinner and fado show What better way to experience the night of Porto than with a dinner with traditional food listening to Fado de Fondo? The show consists of an hour of show with different singers and 2 guitarists, where your group of incentives in Porto can get to feel this sad and touching Portuguese music. The place where the show is held has a perfect acoustics where you can enjoy this centenary art. Dinner will consist of the most traditional dishes of Portuguese cuisine, where you can taste the typical cod, cooked in one of the hundreds of ways to cook it possible.
Boat trip crossing the six bridges
We will leave the longest bridge that crosses the city, the Arrábida bridge, aboard a rabelo, the traditional Portuguese ship used to transport the vats, making a route until we reach the Freixo bridge, the furthest from the city center. The group can enjoy the sunset aboard the rabelo, where a small tasting of traditional Portuguese wines will be added to the experience to enjoy even more the magical moment and the views of Vila Nova de Gaia.
Tile Painting Workshop
Tiles are everywhere in Porto, on facades of buildings, palaces, at train stations … they are rooted in the culture of the country since the 21st century, when Muslims invaded what we now call Portugal. This activity is ideal to create in groups and take out the artist that everyone has inside. The school provides all the material, including templates for the less ingenious. Each participant of the activity will be able to take home his or her work of art. Your incentive group in Porto will enjoy this day very much!
Go-kart route through the sierra
Nothing better to know a destination than to discover its rural areas outside the big cities. This incentive activity is a route of about 40km in kart through the mountain range of Buenos Aires that will allow you to get to know the popular culture of the region, passing through historic villages and traditional museums with the help of a professional guide for both the kart route and the second part of the activity A day that will make the most adventurous enjoy as children!
Portuguese cooking workshop
The activity can consist of a Portuguese meal or pastry, depending on the number of participants. The meal will consist of the preparation of an entree and a main dish and the pastry will consist of the preparation of the famous Lisbon cream cake. This activity is perfect for communication through the group, as well as the participation of all members when working with each other. During the course, the group will be accompanied by music and wine to enjoy the most authentic Portuguese flavors.