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Porto: Torre dos Clerigos Entrance Ticket

1. Porto: Torre dos Clerigos Entrance Ticket

Experience one of Porto’s most iconic attractions at your own pace with an entrance ticket to the Torre dos Clérigos. Adjoining the baroque Igreja dos Clérigos, the Torre dos Clérigos, can be seen from various points in the city and is one of its most emblematic symbols. Built for the Clérigos Brotherhood by Nicolau Nasoni, an Italian architect and painter responsible for a large body of work in the north of Portugal during the 18th century, construction of the church began in 1732 and was finished around 1750. The monumental divided stairway in front of the church was completed in the 1750s. The main façade is heavily decorated with baroque motifs. Climb the monumental Bell Tower of the church for panoramic views across the entire city, and an up-close view of its most symbolic attraction. Then, go to the exhibition space in the Clerigos Building to admire the Irmandade dos Clérigos Collection and Christus Collection, where you can see pieces from the 18th and 19th centuries, including furniture, paintings and vestments.

Porto: City Highlights 3-Hour Guided Electric Bike Tour

2. Porto: City Highlights 3-Hour Guided Electric Bike Tour

Explore the ancient city of Porto with the convenience of an e-bike on this guided tour. Pass by the Clérgios Tower, Gomes Teixeira Square, and more while hearing about the history of the city. You will discover the old palaces, the churches, the emblematic neighborhoods, the people, and all the picturesque corners that the city has to offer. The historic core of the city was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. On your tour, see the Cordoaria Garden, the Clérgios Tower, Gomes Teixeira Square, the Lello Bookstore, Aliados Avenue, the Porto Cathedral, and the Dom Luís Bridge. 

Porto: Guided Historical Center Tuk Tuk Tour

3. Porto: Guided Historical Center Tuk Tuk Tour

Take a unique exploration of Porto, in which you will be taken to discover a different and charming side of the city. See the Douro River from several fantastic viewpoints in Porto and Gaia, as you get to know the city in a relaxed style. Ride through various places in your charming tuk-tuk, as you hear of stories that this city has to tell in every corner that makes Porto and its people unique. Enjoy the ride with a glass full of Port - a fortified wine that originates from this area. Porto has in the past been nominated 3 times and elected 3 times as the best European destination. The experience offers a unique way to get to know Porto as nobody else will. Discover every nook and cranny, and marvel at the brilliance and splendor of a city that is full of character and passion. Opt to take the tour in the daytime, in the evening, or at sunset, by selecting the relevant option when you book. For the sunset tour, experience the city in a beautiful light - the perfect moment for a glass of Porto with the most astonishing views over the old town. Pick the night option and enjoy a tour of Porto in the evening with fewer people around and less traffic. Alternatively, if you are a cruise ship passenger, choose the 'shore excursion' option to begin the tour at the main gate of Leixões Port. Start the tour by the sea and get to know the historical center of the city, passing first by the Douro river bank.

Porto: 2-Hour City Highlights Guided Segway Tour

4. Porto: 2-Hour City Highlights Guided Segway Tour

Stroll through the highlights of the historic center of Porto, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Get to know the charming city as you meander through its streets and hear stories about Porto from your guide. Start your tour with a brief, but informative training on how to ride your Segway. Notice its modern and intuitive nature as you learn about safety rules. Set off to discover the old palaces, churches, emblematic neighborhoods, the people of Porto, and the most picturesque corners that the city has to offer. Feel the wind in your hair as you enjoy well-maintained streets and paths.

Porto: Historical Center Walking Tour

5. Porto: Historical Center Walking Tour

Meet your local guide and discover the neighborhood of Sé. Get lost in the small alleys and narrow streets of the medieval part of the city. After that, make your way to the most beautiful train station in the country. On the way, discover where the city's nightlife takes place. Next, marvel at some beautiful art nouveau buildings until you reach the famous Lello Bookshop. Discover one of the oldest bookstores in Portugal rated among the top bookstores in the world. After that, pass by Clérigos Tower. This church can be seen from various points of the city and is one of its most characteristic symbols. Finally, get an astonishing panoramic view of the downtown, the river and Vila Nova de Gaia. At the end of the tour, hang out in a very friendly space with your group and enjoy a little surprise. Depending on your preferred tour option you may also choose to conclude your tour with a picnic in the beautiful Virtudes Gardens.

Half Day - Private TukTuk Tour

6. Half Day - Private TukTuk Tour

Discover the city of Porto and all its charm with this half-day guided tour traveling around the city in a private tuk-tuk. Get your bearings and see a range of historical and cultural landmarks around Porto, such as the Porto Cathedral, Clérigos Tower, and Stock Exchange Palace. Travel across the river on the iconic Dom Luis I Bridge for views back to Porto from Vila Nova de Gaia. Your experience will commence in front of the Vimara Peres Statue, next to the Porto Cathedral. From here, you'll travel to discover two of the main historical neighborhoods, Sé and Vitória. Whilst here, you will take in its multitude of iconic monuments, such as Lion's Square, Clérigos Church and Tower, Lello Bookshop, Stock Exchange Palace, Ferreira Borges Market, Old Customhouse, Luis I Bridge, Arrábida Bridge, St. Francis Church, Serra do Pilar Monastery, Aliados Avenue, Fishing village, and the S. Bento Train Station. Your last stop of the tour will be at the Serra do Pilar viewpoint where you can enjoy an amazing glass of Porto Wine with a postcard view.

Porto: Private Tuk-Tuk Tour, River Cruise, and Wine Tasting

7. Porto: Private Tuk-Tuk Tour, River Cruise, and Wine Tasting

Explore the picturesque and historic city of Porto in an eco-friendly way on a private, electric tuk-tuk tour. Get an open ticket for a cruise on the Douro River that can be used a whatever time you wish. Tour a Porto winery and enjoy a tasting of two local port wines.  Head to the centrally-located meeting point which is close to the São Bento Train Station. Hop aboard a cozy electric tuk-tuk and cruise through the streets of Porto. Admire attractions such as the Avenida dos Aliados and the neighborhoods of Santa Catarina and Batalha. After a 50 minute ride, finish the tour at the starting point and receive a ticket to float down the Douro Rive on a rabelo, a classic, traditional Portuguese wooden cargo boat. View the six bridges of Porto, the iconic wine cellars, and fishing areas on a 55-minute cruise.  Take the boat trip, which starts at the Ribeira quay, on the same day as the tuk-tuk tour or at any other time within the next 30 days. In addition to the Tuk-Tuk tour and the cruise, a visit to a winery in Porto is included. This winery tour includes a tasting of two Port wines.

Douro River, Porto: Exclusive Sailboat cruise

8. Douro River, Porto: Exclusive Sailboat cruise

Embark on a private sailboat tour along the riverside of Porto and Gaia. Pass some of the most appreciated attractions in the cities of Porto and Gaia, such as the Dom Luis Bridge, Crystal Palace Gardens, Porto Cathedral, and Clérigos Tower. Starting at the Douro Marina, meet your certified crew and savor a sparkling or Porto wine as a welcome drink before sailing calmly between the Dom Luis Bridge and the mouth of the Douro River. Simply sit back, relax, and listen to music while admiring the sights from the water.

Secret Sites of Porto 3-Hour Walking Tour

9. Secret Sites of Porto 3-Hour Walking Tour

Get beneath the skin of Porto, Potugal’s impressive 2nd city, on a half-day walking tour that takes in the most emblematic monuments of the city center, and discovers lesser known attractions. Meet your local guide on Praça dos Leões to see the Bank of Tiles. Then, go to the stunning Igreja do Carmo (Carmelitas Church), part of a 17th-century convent with a classical façade. Stop at the Lello Bookshop, one of the most beautiful book stores in the world, before walking to the Torre dos Clérigos bell tower of the Igreja dos Clérigos. Here, you will also find an Oriental grocery store popular with locals. Get breathtaking city views from the Vitória mirador. Continue along Avenida dos Aliados towards Liberdade Square. On Avenida Santa Catarina, pause to taste a typical Portuguese custard tart in a local coffee shop. Savor the aromas of Bolhão Market, where Porto residents stock up on fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers. Next, wander over to the São Bento Railway Station, where the mosaic walls depict scenes from Portuguese history. Admire views of the Douro River and Sé Cathedral.

Porto: Full-Day Private Tuk Tuk Tour

10. Porto: Full-Day Private Tuk Tuk Tour

Make the most of your time in Porto by exploring it on 3 wheels. This full-day tour mixes riding with some walking to take you to some of the most beautiful sites in and around this Portuguese city. The day starts with a visit to the Sé do Porto, a cathedral that dates back to the city's medieval origins. Admire the cathedral from the outside before venturing into the surrounding Sé district – the oldest in the city – which remains faithful to Porto's traditions and customs. Continue to the São Bento train station, one of the most beautiful in Europe, to appreciate the approximately 20,000 hand-painted tiles lining its interior. Next, pass the commercial Bolhão area, home to a traditional market with local products, shops of all kinds, and the busiest street in town, Rua de Santa Catarina. Here, the guide will point out Café Majestic – the most luxurious café in Porto. Photograph the emblematic Liberdade Square, the Avenida dos Aliados and the Carmo and Carmelite churches. Then, cross the Praça dos Leões to make a brief stop at the Lello bookstore. Built in 1906, this shop is a must-see and is considered one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world. Reach new heights at the Torre dos Clérigos, an 18th-century tower offering 360-degree views of the city center and surroundings. Explore the verdant Cordoaria garden before breaking for a tasty lunch. After the break, head to the Palácio de Cristal Gardens, a botanical garden with unique views of the Douro River. Explore the narrow alleys of the iconic Miragaia and Vitória neighborhoods before proceeding to the Praça do Infante, home to the Palácio da Bolsa, São Francisco church, and the old Ferreira Borges market. Photograph the buildings in the Ribeira neighborhood before crossing the Dom Luis I bridge to enjoy a glass of Port wine with a view at the Serra do Pilar monastery. Continue along the Douro to the Atlantic ocean to see surfers and fishermen enjoying the waves near the Parque da Cidade.

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What people are saying about Clérigos Tower

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4.6 / 5

based on 2,610 reviews

This boat experience was absolutely amazing. Ricardo is an incredible guide showing us some of the most beautiful scenes of Porto. We were offered wine and snacks which was a bonus. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone.

had a wonderful tour guide that was knowledgeable and fun! only downside is that I am still waiting on someone to contact me regarding a reimbursement of one of my tickets since we had someone get sick

Knowledgeable, wonderful history, lovely guide. Made the visit the best! Well planned agenda and tour.

great experience with knowledgeable and interesting staff, highly recommended!!

Excellent. Go early though as it is tight quarters in the stairs!