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“Our Factories” Tour: The Industrial Tourism

Half-Day Tour by Van: a visit to the Portuguese Industrial Tourism, a Tour to São João da Madeira Town. €65
Every day we dress differently, with different clothing and footwear, but have you ever thought about the whole work that is behind the production of all these goods? Portugal is a country well-known for its highly productive and manufacturing component, as ceramic, metallurgical products, textiles and shoes, goods which are exported all over the world. 
This tour is a good way to access to a different side of tourism in Portugal, the Industrial Tourism. With this Tour, you will have a direct contact with the daily duties of two different factories, from the initial design of the product, until the employees who manufacture. You will have the chance to observe the production line and to see the internal operation/procedure.
The group leaves from Porto towards to São João da Madeira, a city located more or less 30 minutes away of Porto.
During the Tour we will take you on an epic journey, visiting two of the following Factories and/or Institutions: Héliotextil, a company that creates, develops and produces labels, transfers, elastics, among other accessories; Cortadoria Nacional do Pêlo dedicated to the preparation of the leather used for hats; The Shoes factory Helsar, an ex-libris regarding the shoes making, exporting its footwear worldwide (it is well reputed for his handcrafted working allied to the modern design); Viarco, is the only pencil factory in Portugal, and probably one of the most versatile in the world; Everest Company, currently has 70 employees in the production of high quality of shoes; Fepsa, being nowadays  a world leader in the production of quality felt hats.
After visiting two of these institutions or factories, the group will go to the Welcome Centre and then takes the van to go back to Porto.
 

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São João da Madeira
3:30h
Mínimo 2 pax
65€
Our Factories Tour

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Tour: minimum 2 persons. (Contact us even if you are traveling alone!)

Available: Monday to Friday

Duration: Half-Day 9:00 to 13:00 or 14:30 to 18:30

Note: This tour is not available on the following days: 01/01; 12/02; 29/03; 25/04; 01/05; 10/06; 25/12; Does not take place during August

Pick-up: Hotel or another place in Porto

Drop-off: Tourism Point – Sé. Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/GvuxY89J2ev
 

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Tour conditions

Highlights:
- Welcome briefing by a specialized guide from the Industrial Tourism;
- A journey into the industrial process with visits to two different factories, a unique experience
 
Includes:
- Local Guide;
- Pick-up at your Hotel or another place with a 9 seat van;
- A visit to two different Factories with a specialized industrial tourism guide.
 
Price: 55€ (incl. VAT) per person, minimum 2 pax (Contact us even if you are traveling alone!)
 

what our customers say

Wonderful
The Other Side company is excellent. The tour we did through the Douro and wineries was wonderful. The guide who took us was Thiago, very very good. I recommend the tour of the company and the guide.

Claúdia S.

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Visit to Guimarães, Braga, Almarante and Rio D'Ouro
The moments provided by Diana from The Other Side team were excellent. Their knowledge of the region and their friendliness have conquered us and without a doubt we will repeat the experience when coming to Porto, as we will also indicate them to our friends.

Cesar L.

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Douro Valley unforgettable
We met the Douro Valley with the kind and caring Cátia. We made the trip to Pinhão, with a visit to two excellent wineries. It is highly recommended to include the one hour river boat ride, which is optional. The view is breathtaking.

Liana P

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what our customers say

  • Wonderful
    The Other Side company is excellent. The tour we did through the Douro and wineries was wonderful. The guide who took us was Thiago, very very good. I recommend the tour of the company and the guide.

    • Claúdia S.
    • Tripadvisor
  • Visit to Guimarães, Braga, Almarante and Rio D'Ouro
    The moments provided by Diana from The Other Side team were excellent. Their knowledge of the region and their friendliness have conquered us and without a doubt we will repeat the experience when coming to Porto, as we will also indicate them to our friends.

    • Cesar L.
    • Tripadvisor
  • Douro Valley unforgettable
    We met the Douro Valley with the kind and caring Cátia. We made the trip to Pinhão, with a visit to two excellent wineries. It is highly recommended to include the one hour river boat ride, which is optional. The view is breathtaking.

    • Liana P
    • Tripadvisor

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