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Porto: Guided 3-Hour Best of Tour by Segway

1. Porto: Guided 3-Hour Best of Tour by Segway

Explore Porto from the vantage point of a self-balancing Segway on this tour, and glide along historic streets to see the city’s main attractions. After a brief training session on the self-balancing vehicles, follow your guide and head towards the Miragaia neighborhood; location of Porto’s ancient walls. As you tour, your guide will describe Porto’s origin as a pre-Roman settlement, talk about Roman times, and how Portugal was reconquered from the Moors in 868, restoring the city of Portucale. See attractions such as Clérigos Tower, the bell tower of the Baroque Igreja dos Clérigos (Church of the Clergymen); once Portugal’s tallest structure. See the metal span of Dom Luis Bridge over the River Douro, and admire the magnificent Romanesque Cathedral (Sé do Porto), towering over the city’s historical center point.

From Lisbon: Porto Full-Day Private Tour

2. From Lisbon: Porto Full-Day Private Tour

You will be picked up from your Lisbon hotel at 08:00 AM and taken to Porto by a private vehicle. Along the way, you can discuss the day’s itinerary with your guide, and then relax for the 3-hour journey north. On arrival in Porto, you’ll embark on a panoramic tour of the city in your vehicle. See top sights such as Porto Se Cathedral, Avenida dos Aliados and Torre & Igreja dos Clerigos - the city’s architectural symbol. Delve into Porto’s history as you pass Liberdade Square and Ponte de Dom Luis I, structures integral to understanding Porto’s past. Then, disembark to stretch your legs during a walking tour of the Ribeira District, a historic quarter bordering the River Douro. Absorb the ambience that emanates from a myriad of bars and weave your way through ornate squares and winding cobbled streets. The next stop is a Port wine cellar, where you’ll take a guided tour and learn a little about the wine’s production process. For an additional fee, taste a selection of the city’s finest Port wines before heading back to Lisbon.

Porto: Half-Day City Tour with Wine Tasting

3. Porto: Half-Day City Tour with Wine Tasting

On this half-day tour of Oporto you will see all the historical monuments of the city and enjoy the taste of excellent wines as well as the warm and genuine character of the people of the city. You will have the opportunity to see the historical cafe Majestic, Clérigos Church & Tower, Lello's Bookshop, Aliados Avenue, Sé Cathedral of Oporto, S. Bento train station, Bolhão market, the Oporto Ribeira district and visit a port wine cellar with wine tasting.

Porto: Night Tour with Traditional Dinner and Fado Show

4. Porto: Night Tour with Traditional Dinner and Fado Show

After being picked up at your hotel, start the tour by discovering Porto seaside during the summer, or the amazing views from Serra do Pilar during winter. Learn about the history and interesting stories of the city from your guide. Then, visit a traditional Portuguese restaurant in the heart of one of the most traditional neighbourhoods. Enjoy a delicious dinner followed by a Fado performance. Traditional Fado music is characterized by the lamenting expression of saudade to the sound of a guitar.  Before being taken back to your hotel, enjoy seeing some of the sights, streets, and landmarks of Porto by night.

Half-Day Porto Walking Tour with Typical Snack

5. Half-Day Porto Walking Tour with Typical Snack

Get to know Porto with a half-day walking tour. Visit the most emblematic places of the city center, as well as other lesser-known but authentic and defining sites. After meeting in Praça dos Leões, visit the Bank of Tiles. You'll also get to check out the nearby Carmelitas and Carmo churches. Continue toward Lello Bookshop, one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world, stopping at Clérigos Tower. Walk along Aliados Avenue, pausing on Santa Catarina Street for a visit to see where pastéis de nata (a Portuguese egg tart pastry) is made. Next is the S. Bento Railway Station, with its architectural richness and panel of tiles. See the Porto Sé Cathedral, then head down typical Porto streets toward the Ribeira of Porto. Along the way you will see the Rua de Baixo tower, a building that is possibly the oldest in the city. Walk through the daily Ribeira Market, before making your way to the Church of São Francisco, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Afterward, head into a typical restaurant to sample a traditional petisco (a snack from Porto).

Porto: Full-Day Private Tuk Tuk Tour

6. 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 typical Portuguese 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.

Porto: Porto's Roots Walking Tour

7. Porto: Porto's Roots Walking Tour

Take a guided walking tour through Porto and discover highlights of the city. Learn its history, see highlights like the Clérigos Tower and Lello Bookshop, and enjoy a relaxing coffee. Start the tour at Porto's Cathedral, where the city was born. Discover its medieval history and walk through narrow streets and charming alleys. Everything leads to the Douro river: Learn about the bridges and Porto wine from your local guide’s vast knowledge. Next, enjoy a stop at a local pastry shop to take a break from all the hills, and relax while enjoying a coffee. The walk continues with amazing views over the city. You’ll also learn why Porto is called the Invicta city and where alheira comes from. Discover sights like the Clérigos Tower and the Lello Bookshop and why are they so important to the city. The tour ends with a bang at the famous São Bento Train Station. Admire the beautiful tiles and learn their meaning.

Porto: Magical Christmas Tour

8. Porto: Magical Christmas Tour

See how the city of Porto celebrates Christmas on this tour of the best festive locations and Christmas markets in town. Start the festivities at the meeting point in the heart of the city where you will meet your fun and knowledgeable guide. After a short meet and greet, set off on your adventure through Porto during its most decorative time of the year. Witness some of the city's most important sights and beautifully decorated locations as you follow your professional local guide around the city. Listen to festive anecdotes and discover facts such as who invented the Christmas tree. Learn more about Portugal's Christmas traditions and visit a traditional Christmas market. At the market, sample some of Portugal's most renowned festive delicacies or sip on a glass of mulled wine as you soak up Porto's charming festive atmosphere.

Porto Combo: Porto City by Day & Panoramic View Fado Dinner

9. Porto Combo: Porto City by Day & Panoramic View Fado Dinner

Experience the dynamic differences of beautiful Porto from day to night on this tour that has a morning part and an afternoon session. Visit the city's highlights, including Sao Bento Station, and the Porto Cathedral. Try Porto wine and enjoy a traditional dinner. Your guide will pick you up at your hotel for both the morning and afternoon parts of the tour. You will visit Porto's main monuments and learn more about its rich history on this tour. You'll get to see: • Grand architecture on Avenida dos Aliados, the Avenue of Allies, representing the Anglo-Portuguese treaty, the oldest alliance in the world that is still in effect • The 249-foot tall Clèrigos Tower and Church • One of the top bookstores in the world: Livraria Lello • One of the city's oldest monuments: Sé Cathedral of Porto • The Unesco World Heritage site: Sao Bento Station To end the daytime portion of your tour, you'll visit a wine cellar and have a chance to try the famous port wine. After this portion of your tour, you'll be dropped off at your hotel for a few hours before the dinner portion of the tour begins. This is a perfect opportunity to take a short nap after your busy city tour and freshen up for dinner. At 8 PM your guide will pick you up from your hotel for dinner. See panoramic views of this dynamic and beautiful city after dark. Enjoy a traditional Portuguese dinner, accompanied by soulful Fado music. Fado music is melancholic and the songs are often very nostalgic. They reflect the deep feelings of Portuguese culture, history, and soul.

Porto : The Best of Porto Walking Tour

10. Porto : The Best of Porto Walking Tour

See Porto from a new perspective, learning about its history, architecture, and culture from a local guide. Discover Porto, also known as Oporto, one of the largest cities in Portugal. Learn about its long history, while admiring its quaint streets, historic palaces, ancient cathedrals, and architecturally stunning buildings. Visit some of Porto's most popular attractions, such as the bell tower of the Clérigos Church, one of the most noticeable sights in the city, whose construction began in 1732. Gaze at the Dom Luís I Bridge, while learning about its history, from its construction in the 1880s to facts about its creators. Be led through the city by a knowledgable guide, learning how the city of Porto got its name, and why the city is nicknamed "Invicta".

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What people are saying about Porto Cathedral

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 49 reviews

Eduarda was a great guide. She took time to make sure we were safe. Was very knowledgeable about the points of interest. The tour was extensive and interesting with many great photo opportunities. She spoke very good English and also provided useful recommendations for places to visit and eat.

A fantastic way to see Porto and a relief from the heat that beats walking. our first time and was really easy to learn. Sofia was an amazing guide, super knowledgeable patient and friendly. 10 out of 10

Lucas was brilliant and very patient with us as we mastered the segways. Well worth the money to see Porto this way.

Very knowledgeable guide. Good intro to city center and some of primary sights.

A great experience to share. we recommend it to you.