MG European Event of the Year 2017
3rd – 6th August 2017
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Please do reserve the dates 3rd to 6th August 2017, or more days if you may feel challenged to find more about PORTO and North of Portugal.
We’ll try to help…
Portugal was born 900 years ago (more !) host the first capital in the north of the country.
Why PORTO has been chosen as the base for the EEOTY2017 ?
The sunny days, the living culture, gastronomy of excellency fantastic table wines and, of course the Port Wine, medieval streets and monuments, the cathedral, means SÉ and RIBEIRA ( world heritage by UNESCO) , modernity well represented by the CASA DA MÚSICA and the CRUISE TERMINAL at Leixões harbour.
Accommodation at two five star hotels , side by side, at the modern region of the town, just at less than 4,5 klm from the City Park and the Atlantic ocean, where you may relax biking or jogging. Also less than 10 minutes driving to the old part of town to visit symbolic places like LIVRARIA LELLO one of the 5 more beautiful bookshops of the world, the CAFÉ MAGESTIC, or even walking through the renovated RUA DAS FLORES finishing the trip at RIBEIRA for a glass of wine or a typical Portuguese “tapas” facing the Port Wine cellars on the other bank of river Douro.
Well, let’s talk about the program we have planned for you.
First we’ll have a desk assistance in both hotels upon your arrival.
Reception of participants officially starts on 3rd August 2017 at EXPONOR CONGRESS CENTER which stays at nord surroundings of the town. Here we’ll have the Welcome Desk, and a drink to start the Event with the briefing for details and answer your questions regarding following days. Dinning will take place at same premises and you will drive back to the hotels.
Those participants who need to park trailers or trucks can do it at EXPONOR specific reserved place.
The next day it will be a full day out of town, friday 4th of August, going up to the Douro Valley, also a world heritage by UNESCO, watching the vineyards, either by boat and return by train with lunch on board, either driving your MG through the national roads, including part of the famous EN222 with lunch at a wine farm, and both options at your choice.
Evening free to allow you to enjoy Porto by night, relaxing or a little more “shaking” at Porto area of “la movida” at GALERIA DE PARIS-CLÉRIGOS.
On saturday the 5th of August we have prepared several trips around Porto driving your MG and giving you the opportunity to get acquainted with the country side, the Portuguese hospitality and gastronomy, trips assisted by our volunteers (lunch included).
But… we want you back soon in town for a Port Wine Cellars guided visit and be ready for the Gala Dinner…
The Gala Dinner will take place at EXPONOR CONGRESS HALL, with live music, the usual announcements by the MGCC(Uk), officials from the EEOTY2018, and invited people to do it.
Relax… we’ll pick you up at hotels by bus to EXPONOR and back, safely.
Then it comes the farewell time on Sunday morning the 6th August, you will drive your MG to the City Park of town, parking there and enjoy this beautiful park, the biggest urban park in the country with 83 hectares (205 acres) and 10 klm walking ways, several lakes and connected with the ocean side. We’ll have light snacks there, and we say goodbye to see you at EEOTY 2018, you guess where!
Your host Club,
PORTO MG CLUBE
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