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Porto: City Highlights 3-Hour Guided Electric Bike Tour

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

Explore the ancient city of Porto with the convenience of an e-bike to climb the hills on this guided tour. The many old houses of the city of Proto seem to perch over the Douro River, huddled together from the quay to the sea. Discover the old palaces, the churches, the emblematic neighborhoods, the people, and all the picturesque corners that the city has to offer. Porto is Portugal's second-largest city with many highlights to explore. 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: 2-Hour City Highlights Guided Segway Tour

2. 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: City Tour, 6 Bridges Cruise and Wine Tasting

3. Porto: City Tour, 6 Bridges Cruise and Wine Tasting

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel, and then embark on a full-day sightseeing tour of Porto by land and water.  Located at the mouth of the Douro River, the capital of the Northern Region of Portugal is home to an exceptional architectural heritage and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. Marvel at the monuments and historical buildings, such as the imposing cathedral and Tower of Clerics. Go to the stunning square of Cais da Ribeira for breathtaking views of the pastel-colored houses of the riverfront promenade.  Look across the river to the opposite bank, where the city of Vila Nova de Gaia offers superb views of the legendary port wine cellars. Taste different varieties of wine in one of the cellars where it is blended and aged.  Then, cruise aboard one of the traditional flat-bottomed rabelo boats, and journey past 6 bridges on board a mode of transport that used to carry wine from the Douro Valley. Learn more about the historic bridges that connect Porto and its twin city of Vila Nova de Gaia.

Porto: Guimarães & Braga Tour with Entry Tickets and Lunch

4. Porto: Guimarães & Braga Tour with Entry Tickets and Lunch

The tour starts with a visit to the birthplace of the Portuguese nation – the city of Guimarães. This was the first city of Portugal chosen by the first king, Afonso Henriques. Known as the cradle of Portugal, Guimarães has preserved a medieval atmosphere at its core and is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your first stop takes place in the northern part of the city with a visit to the imposing 10th century castle and the majestic Dukes of Bragança Palace. Afterward the historical Santa Maria Road leads you to the charming square in the heart of the old town, Largo da Oliveira. After a relaxing lunch break in Guimarães that will certainly allow you to enjoy the pleasures of the cuisine of the north of Portugal, it will be time to continue towards Braga, the oldest religious capital of Portugal. Known to the Romans as Bracara Augusta, for centuries Braga has been and archiepiscopal seat and pilgrimage site. Your first stop is Sé, the 12th century cathedral built by Henri de Bourgogne and Dona Teresa. Then you will head to Bom Jesus Sanctuary, a hilltop pilgrimage site. The 581 steps that the pilgrims climb up to the top of Bom Jesus are one of the most glorious stairways in Portugal. After a visit to these landmarks of faith in the country you head back to Porto.

Porto: 3-Hour Guided City Highlights Walking Tour

5. Porto: 3-Hour Guided City Highlights Walking Tour

Experience a walking tour through the streets of the historical center of Porto, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover the city through its neighborhoods, buildings, and streets on a 3-hour guided trip. Enjoy old palaces, charming churches, and lively neighborhoods. See the famous iron bridge, engineered by Teófilo Seyrig, the Port wine cellars, and the characteristic Rabelo boats lined up along the quay which preserve the memory of old times when they used to transport the wine casks. Your guide will explain how, in the 12th century, the city grew around the construction of the cathedral, and has survived several Moorish and Castilian invasions as well as the French military invasions in the 19th century. Along the way, stroll along Aliados Avenue to the place that served as a backdrop to the first proclamation of the Republic of Portugal.

Braga and Guimarães Private Tour from Porto

6. Braga and Guimarães Private Tour from Porto

Take an amazing tour through the history of Portugal on a private tour of Braga and Guimarães, with round-trip transportation from Porto. Benefit from pickup at your accommodation, and then travel in air-conditioned comfort to one of the oldest cities, known as Bracara Augusta during the Roman Empire when it was the capital of the province of Gallaecia. See landmark monuments, such as the Sé Cathedral and sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte. Marvel at the grandeur of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Sameiro as you make your way to the medieval city of Guimarães, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its exceptionally well-preserved medieval architecture. Walk the streets of the historic center to see sights such as the Palace of the Dukes of Braganza and Guimarães Castle, built in the 10th century as a defense against the Moors. See the medieval Church of São Miguel do Castelo before getting dropped off at your accommodation in Porto.

Porto: Braga & Guimarães FD Tour

7. Porto: Braga & Guimarães FD Tour

You will be picked you up at your hotel in the morning and follow in a air-conditioned minivan towards "Bracara Augusta" (Braga). In Braga will begin the visit to the sanctuary of Bom Jesus where you will get there in a water-powered funicular built in 1882. From the top of the hill you will sight the entire city to where you will continue soon after. Reaching the center of Braga, still on the outside of the old medieval wall where you will visit the church of Congregados and then continue towards its most imposing monument, the Sé cathedral (optional visit) built in Romanesque style with finishing in Gothic style. Braga being the city of the archbishops its cathedral is indeed one of the most spectacular. Still you will remain some churches to visit, so the old castle tower or a the new avenue designed in the early twentieth century where the famous Teatro Circo is. You will end the visit at the prestigious Astoria Café, one of the most beautiful and old of the city. Here you can glimpse part of the old Wall. Towards Guimarães, its time to have some lunch! After tasting the local delicacies, it is time to visit Guimarães. In this walking tour through the historic center, you first visit the castle, but first a brief visit to the Romanesque church of St. Miguel, where was baptized the first king. A little further down you'll visit the Palace of the Dukes of Bragança (optional visit), an imposing building built in the fifteenth century to house the Royal family. In this museum space you can see much of the furniture, weapons or tapestries and crockery sources as diverse as the number of sites visited in the maritime expeditions. But there's still so much more to discover in your way to the historical center in the lower part of town. Get to know the beautiful narrow streets heading to Padrão do Salado and to the Nossa Senhora da Oliveira Church then to immediately descend into the outskirts of the ancient city where the weekly fair happens, today Toural Square to sample the sweets, convent specialties in a typical pastry shop if you feel like indulge in the traditional pastry.

Porto Half-Day Historical Tour & Port Wine Tasting

8. Porto Half-Day Historical Tour & Port Wine Tasting

Explore Porto on a half-day city tour that emphasizes the history of the area. Begin at Pena Ventosa, the birthplace of the city of Porto. Visit the cathedral, built in the 12th century, before continuing to the S. Bento train station. This station is known for its tiles representing important moments of Portugal's history and culture. Next, see the Clérigos Church. Clérigos, built by the famous architect Nasoni, is known for its Classic Renaissance style. As for the Lello, it has a Neo-Gothic facade and remarkable plaster interior. During the tour, you will be given important information regarding several streets and places in the historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn about Batalha Square, Santa Catarina Street, the Majestic Café, the Bolhão Market, and Aliados Avenue. Then continue to visit a few neighborhoods located by the water before heading to a Port wine cellar in Gaia. Learn how this national drink is produced, bottled, sold, and tasted, then enjoy a tasting of your own.

Porto: Porto's Roots Walking Tour

9. 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.

From Lisbon: Discover Porto

10. From Lisbon: Discover Porto

Porto, the city that gave Portugal its name, is known worldwide for its wine, bridges, and contemporary and ancient architecture. Its historical center, classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, is a can’t-miss attraction. Spend a full day exploring the amazing monuments and landscapes of Porto on this guided cultural and heritage tour from Lisbon.   Start at Igreja e Clérigos Tower, built in the 18th century, a remarkable architectural complex. Visit the Lello bookstore, which has been recognized as one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world—its stunning dark wood and red velvet interior will amaze you. Head to the beautiful Sao Bento Railway Station to admire its 20,000 azulejo tiles. Visit the Porto Cathedral, a Roman Catholic church that is one of the oldest in the city.   Take lunch at Ribiera in the historic center of the city before visiting a wine cellar where the famous Port wine is made. Finally, enjoy a boat trip to see the 7 bridges that cross the water. After a day well spent, you’ll be returned to your hotel in Lisbon.

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Two thumbs up for this tour! Our guide Bea was excelent and she knew a lot about the monuments and answered all of our questions. We visited parts of Porto that otherwise would have not seen. The day was preatty hectic with a lot of people all around making it a little difficult to manage the segway from place to place, but Bea handled it superbly giving us instructions and taking care of the group. Do recommend it!

Wonderful well balanced tour to see both cities. Comfortable mini van and small group made the experience feel relaxed. The guide Rodrigo provided a lot of interesting information and have some time to explore on our own as well.

This was a great way to see the city. It is so hilly that the ebikes allowed us to see so much more. Our guide Katelijn was great. She was very knowledgeable and helpful to everyone. You could tell she really loves her job.

The two cities- Braga and Guimares are worth visiting. Our tour guide, João has a sense of humor which made the trip more enjoyable. Would surely recommend this activity!

It was amazing. Our tour guide Sophia was extremely knowledgeable and rode us through the city like a champ. Highly recommend this tour.