Gala Dinner @ Fundação Dr. António Cupertino Miranda
Given that we are celebrating our 10th Anniversary, we decided to prepare something truly special just for you. The semi-formal Gala Dinner will not be taking place on Sunday, as it usually does, but on Saturday, the 19th, at Fundação Dr. António Cupertino de Miranda. The Foundation was set up in 1964 and it is a private, independently financed institution, whose aims are both cultural and educational. In 1996 The Museum Paper Money was inaugurated and it is now the main attraction of this institution. Many important people have been at the Foundation’s Restaurant, such as the Royal Prince of Japan, many former governors like Jorge Sampaio and António Cavaco Silva; José Mourinho, currently Chelsea Football Club’s coach is a regular costumer.
It will be a great opportunity to gather around with new friends, make future contacts and enjoy a wonderful meal. Ranging from exquisite gastronomy to traditional music, get ready for the several surprises we have prepared for you this night! Come and enjoy this unforgettable moment!
Friday evening’s cultural program will cover five optional choices (participants will have to choose one from the five possibilities). However, there is a limited number of participants in each one. All participants will have vacancies available.
For now we can only reveal three of them.
Option A) SIGHTSEEING TOUR – HISTORICAL PORTO
Due to last year’s success we decided to include once again a Sightseeing Tour in our Cultural Program, this time regarding Historical (Vintage) Porto. It will begin at Torre dos Clérigos, heading towards the Douro River mouth and including tour across some of the most beautiful Oporto’s gardens, museums and main squares and the city of Gaia.
Option B) WORLD OF DISCOVERIES – INTERATIVE MUSEUM AND THEMATIC PARK
The “WORLD OF DISCOVERIES”, unique in the country, is an interactive museum and thematic park that was inaugurated last year. It reenacts the Portuguese navigators’ odyssey throughout the immense and unknown world. It is a one of a kind opportunity that you won’t want to miss.
Option C) DOURO RIVER BY RABELO BOATS and PORTO WINE CELLARS
Rabelo boats are traditional boats that still today transport wine barrels through the Douro River. As you travel around the river in these boats, you will have the opportunity of sight the Oporto city and Vila Nova de Gaia in a privileged perspective. You will also visit the Port Wine Cellars which provides you an unforgettable experience about the port wine, its history and tradition.
Options D) and E) will be revealed soon.