Guided tour

Porto: Historical Center Walking Tour

4.9 / 5

64 reviews

Activity provider: PortoLocals

Porto: Historical Center Walking Tour

Activity provider: PortoLocals
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From US$ 15.27 per person

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Learn all about the history of the city and its monuments. Discover medieval buildings, the Clérigos Tower, and one of the world's most beautiful bookshops.

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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Get to know the most emblematic sites and monuments of Porto
  • Discover the narrow and medieval streets
  • Finish your fantastic tour with a toast of Porto wine and an olive oil tasting
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Tour guide
  • Porto wine
  • Bread, olives and homemade olive oil
  • Picnic (if option selected)
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with low level of fitness
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet your guide near the Statue of Vímara Peres. They will be wearing a black t-shirt, brown cap and a red backpack.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • You must be willing to walk to explore the city.
  • Prepare yourself for weather conditions and bring comfortable clothes and shoes.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 64 reviews

Review summary

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  • Value for money
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Tiago is very knowledgeable about Porto and Portugal and he is generous with his knowledge. The meeting point guidance indicates that the guide will be wearing blue or carrying a blue umbrella. Apparently, that’s out of date. It would be useful to update the info because there are a lot of tours coming and going from the meeting point.

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May 9, 2022

Overall we enjoyed this walking tour of the historical center. Our guide Tiago was very knowledgeable and friendly, and it was interactive as well. We did not go to every site that is on the list - for example we did not go to the train station, but overall we enjoyed hearing about the history or Portugal and the culture.

April 23, 2022

Only one word: Diana!!! A guide with spirit, imagination and an absolute fantastic storyteller. The tour was finished before you know it. Much too see, a lot to tell. And everything professional but in a good way. A recommendation for everybody; the perfect way to see and hear about Porto!!!

October 17, 2021

Product ID: 399897