Post-Conference Programmes

Why not stay a bit longer after the conference and enjoy what the region has to offer?

To make your decision easier, we arranged two Ciência Viva Journeys in the charming cities of Gaia and Guimarães on 18 June (Sunday). You will visit Ciência Viva Science Centres, museums, monuments and historical places, guided by their directors and staff. This will be an unique opportunity to enjoy a pleasant tour with added value to your work as museum professional and science communicator.

Port Wine Tastings 

   

The river Douro must be crossed to unveil the mysteries of one of Porto’s best secrets - Port Wine. In Gaia we will visit the wine cellars to raise our glasses at sunset while enjoying one of the best views over Porto.

Programme:

17:30 - Commented visit to the Graham’s Port Lodge Cellars and Museum in Gaia

19:00 - Port Wine Premium Tawny tasting

19:30 - Dinner with Portuguese tapas and wine at Vinum restaurant esplanade

21:04 - Sunset with view over Porto and the Douro River

Practical information:

Sunday 18 June (from 17:30 to 21:30)

Price: 50 Eur (Meal and Tasting included)

Language: English

Minimum number participants: 6

Maximum number of participants: 12

Booking until 16 June.

Payments at Information Desk (Alfândega Congress Centre) during the Conference.

Pre-Book here

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Ciência Viva Journey in Guimarães

   

Guimarães historic centre is classified as Unesco World Heritage. The city exudes in local pride but we can’t really blame it for that: Guimarães has witnessed the birth of one of Europe’s most ancient countries and it looks prettier than ever. Our journey starts in the future, at the Curtir Ciência Science Centre, with promises of intelligent homes and phone calls to the moon. We then head towards the past, to discover the stinky recipes used by the local leather tanners that made Guimarães stench from afar. And we go further back in time to walk along the same city walls as the first Portuguese king.

Programme

08:00 – Departure by train from São Bento Station
10:30 – Commented visit to Curtir Ciência – Science Centre
11:30 – Guided tour to the Historic Leather Area and City Centre
13:00 – Lunch with a selection of traditional dishes at the Historic Centre
14:30 – Commented visit to the Castle of Guimarães and Palace of the Dukes of Braganza
16:30 – Commented visit to The House of Memory
17:30 – Departure by train
19:05 – Arrival in Porto (São Bento Station)

Practical information:

Sunday 18 June (from 9:00 to 19:00)

Price: 75 Eur (lunch and transportation included)

Language: English

Minimum number participants: 6

Maximum number of participants: 25

Booking until 16 June.

Payments at Information Desk (Alfândega Congress Centre) during the Conference.

Pre-Book here

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Other pre and post conference tours may be organised on request.

Please, contact The House of Events (info@the.pt) for enquiries and assistance or visit the website www.visitporto.travel.