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Porto: Historical Center Walking Tour

1. 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 Virtue Gardens.

Porto: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Tour

2. Porto: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Tour

Reveal the top sights in Porto with an interactive smartphone app. Go through the city solving location-based riddles on this walking tour. Walk through the gardens and fountains in Porto Praca da Liberdade square and marvel at the arch of the Luís I bridge. Discover 10 of the most important attractions in the city as you walk. Uncover clues at each attraction to find your next destination. Employ your logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to finish the game. Start your tour in the imposing Liberty Square with the unique statue of King Peter! Learn about the Church of Clérigos which is considered a masterpiece. Learn about the Livraria Lello with its rare architecture, reminiscent of a Harry Potter movie, and relax in the peaceful Cordoaria Garden. See the Palácio da Bolsa with its unique aesthetics and neoclassical appearance. Next, the Igreja de São Francisco awaits you. Arrive at Ribeira Square, the historic meeting place in the city. Learn about Alminhas da Ponte and its tragic history. The icing on the cake of this unique tour will be the Dom Luis I bridge, the symbol of the city of Porto. Enjoy feeling the thrill of completing each riddle. Start or pause the tour whenever you want. View the city at your own pace. Learn interesting information and facts about the city. Snap pictures as you go. Solve a puzzle at the exterior of each attraction.

Porto: 3-Hour Guided City Highlights Walking Tour

3. 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.

Half-Day Porto Walking Tour with Typical Snack

4. 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 City Tour with Lunch, River Cruise & Port Tasting

5. Porto City Tour with Lunch, River Cruise & Port Tasting

After pick up from your hotel by an air-conditioned minivan, head to Porto's historical center where you will take a walking tour to see the most iconic and photographed sights in the city. This includes: one of the most recognized libraries of the world, the Nasoni Tower where you can climb 240 steps to the top of the spiral staircase and enjoy impressive views, and the Cathedral, one of the oldest monuments in the city. Then, at lunchtime, get the chance to enjoy the best traditional local cuisine. After, discover the city's magic from the water, on a 50 minute cruise. The tour is conducted in a Rabelo boat, a typically Portuguese boat found on the Douro River. The boats traditionally carried port wine casks from the vineyards at Alto Douro to Vila Nova de Gaia Porto, where the wine was stored and later sold or shipped to other countries. You can't leave Porto without tasting the nectar of the gods, so during your tour visit a typical old Port cellar to taste 4 ports. End your tour with a visit to the Mosteiro da Serra do Pilar. At the top of the monastery, take photos of the breathtaking views and the unique circular structure of the monastery — a one of a kind in Portugal.

Porto: Porto's Roots Walking Tour

6. 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: Guided Walking Tour with Private Option

7. Porto: Guided Walking Tour with Private Option

Start by knowing the history behind Torre dos Clérigos and the importance that religion has and had in the country before realizing why "Livraria Lello & Irmão" is so famous and appealing. Be surprised by local cafes and unusual gardens that have left their mark on the people's memories, and are still one of their favorite places today. Learn about the dictatorship and economic crises that ravaged the country in the 20th century in front of the former prison and the terrifying statue of justice. Be amazed at how our country was able to turn around, being today considered an example of social rehabilitation and sustainable tourist destination, admiring the city through the best viewpoints. Visit the train station with more than 20 thousand tiles before heading to the surroundings of the Cathedral and the most typical neighborhood of the city of Porto, where we will end our journey by the river in the famous "Ribeira"

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: Guided Walking Tour and Sightseeing Train Tour

9. Porto: Guided Walking Tour and Sightseeing Train Tour

Join your walking tour and listen as your tour guide introduces you to Porto's greatest landmarks. Admire many of the cities treasures, including Torre dos Clérigos, Sé do Porto and Igreja de São Francisco. Listen as your tour guide tells you about Porto's fascinating history, including it's iconic port-wine production and how it's historic centre is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Use the Vox City mobile app to track your tour guide in real-time. You can further use the app to enjoy complimentary self-guided walking tours and audio commentary. Hop on-board the train tour and add a sprinkle of magic to your stay! The open-air train ride will take you to see some more of Porto's famous landmarks, dotted around the vibrant city centre. Admire the glorious Romanesque Porto Cathedral, and the Ponte de D. Luís bridge; arguably the cities most recognised monument. During your ride, enjoy the spectacular multilingual audio commentary onboard.

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

Our guide Tiago was fantastic. Warm, approachable, super knowledgeable…. And his English was basically fluent which was helpful for us. We really enjoyed the tour. Lots of great historical context, a flavor for the culture of the city…. And a great way to burn off all the pastry calories!!!

It was a really interesting and fun tour even for me with ADHD I didn't get bored, and prepared us for the rest of our time in Porto.

We were able to visit the main points of the city with a very good Italian guide: Giulia! Experience that I highly recommend!

Wonderful guide. Very knowledgeable and entertaining.

Leisurely walk with tons of interesting information.