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Porto: GPS Self-Guided GoCar City Exploration

1. Porto: GPS Self-Guided GoCar City Exploration

Be prepared not just for an unforgettable tour through Porto’s historical center, with beautiful buildings adorned with tiles, cobbled streets, and a landscape that has a vintage and romantic charm to it, but also to take a tour to Gaia and sample the delicious port at historic wine lodges, some of which date back hundreds of years. The GoCar will guide you through many spots of breathtaking beauty and historical interest. Visit the Ponte De Dom Luís I, the São Bento Train Station, and the Monastery of Serra do Pilar - where you will discover why Porto is often called 'The Venice of Portugal' and why both cities are a unique destination to spend quality time and enjoy the holidays with your family. All along this tour you'll go to many great spots to stop and take photos, eat, drink, relax and truly experience Porto and its neighboring cities.

Porto: Old Town & City Highlights Walking Tours

2. Porto: Old Town & City Highlights Walking Tours

Discover Porto, Portugal's second-largest city, on our epic walking tour of the City and the Old Town. With the help of our city guides, you'll have the opportunity to discover the city's best churches, markets, wineries, and so much more. In the Old Town you will get a sense of Porto's history and beauty tour. Be ready to discover the most bustling markets, the coolest hangout spots, and more must-see landmarks of modern Porto. Enjoy our delightful walking tour around Porto's stunning neighbourhoods and join for free our Nightlife Walking Tour through the Cedofeita quarter, departing every evening. Don't forget to use the free Vox City app (included in your ticket) to discover more of Porto and its incredible sights. Old Town and City Highlights walking tour includes: Porto Cathedral Torre do Barredo Paco Episcopal do Porto Casa do Infante Igreja de Sao Francisco Casa da Rua Dom Hugo Ponte Dom Luis I Jardim do Morro Igreja de Santa Clara Santo Ildefonso Church Vimara Peres Mercado Ferreira Borges Miradouro da Vitoria Torre dos Clerigos Igreja do Carmo Livraria Lello Praca da Libertade Cafè Majestic Batalha Rua da Bainharia Universidade do Porto Porto Nightlife includes: Sao Bento Station Palacete de Belmonte Rua das Flores Rua Afonso Martins Alho Camara Municipal Rua Galeria de Paris Igreja dos Clerigos Our 3 self-guided route's main sights: Alfandega Nova Jardins do Palacio de Cristal Farolim de Felgueiras Parque Serralves ...and many more!

Porto: Scavenger Hunt and City Highlights Walking Tour

3. Porto: Scavenger Hunt and City Highlights Walking Tour

Get to know Porto at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour. You'll explore the city on foot and get points for solving different types of tasks: Find sights: You will use hints to find the best sights and hidden gems throughout the city. The map function in the app will help you get there. Solve questions: Once you’ve arrived at the place you’re looking for, you’ll be asked questions about the sight. Most of the time, the answers are hidden in signs, pictures, etc. A great and fun way to learn new things about the city. Have fun: During the adventure you can also expect exciting photo tasks that require a lot of creativity. If you master the snapshots, you will be rewarded with points. Along the way, you’ll reach amazing places like the “Lello Bookshop”, “Clérigos Tower”, “São Bento Station” and many more! After you book the game, you’ll get a game code via email with instructions on how to play. Head to the “Jardim da Cordoaria” and use the code to unlock the game in the app. The tour ends at the “Porto Ribeira”. The experience is not limited in time. You can explore the city at your own pace and take breaks. Just download the Explorial-App, go to the starting point, and you’re ready to start with the game. The tour lasts on average about 1-2 hours.

Porto Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Tour

4. 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. 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. 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. Igreja da Misericórdia will leave you speechless. Visit the Palácio da Bolsa with its unique aesthetics and neoclassical appearance will enchant you. Next, the Igreja de São Francisco awaits you, don't forget to take pictures as its interior and exterior are of unique beauty! Ribeira Square the historic square of Porto will be your next step. Admire Alminhas da Ponte with its tragic history. The icing on the cake of this unique tour will be the Dom Luis I bridge the symbol of the whole of Porto !!!

Self-Guided Bike to Surf"N"Food Pack

5. Self-Guided Bike to Surf"N"Food Pack

Escape from the city for an energetic adventure of biking and surfing all day while cycling on your way along the Douro River, golden beaches, and the wooded parks of Porto. Depart and ride your rented bike in a self-guided tour to explore interesting places such as the Arrábida bridge, Foz breakwater, cross the river in a small boat, cross the nature park of the Douro estuary and walk through the best beaches in the Porto area. Exchange your bike for a surfboard and catch your waves in the Atlantic in a surf session with a lot of adrenaline.Enjoy an incredible surf session including all the equipment you need, board, suit, and instructor of course. To recover, have a light but substantial meal waiting for you in a cozy restaurant and off the beaten tourism paths. Menu (Option 1 only): Sandwich or Salad, Lemonade, or Beer. The bikes are comfortable and easy to use. A helmet and padlock for your safety are included. You can also count on the knowledge and experience of the team, who will provide a map with recommendation.

Porto: Self-Guided Bike and Boat Tour with Port Wine Tasting

6. Porto: Self-Guided Bike and Boat Tour with Port Wine Tasting

Escape the hustle and bustle of Porto city center and discover the beauty of the Douro Valley by bike and boat. Collect your bike and chosen pack to cycle towards the city of Gaia over the Dom Luis I Bridge. Use the provided map to locate recommended best places to visit and stop for a drink. Board a typical rabelo boat and sail under some of the bridges that connect the 2 cities of Porto and Gaia. Arrive in the fishing village of Afurada, famous for its restaurants, and enjoy some regional snacks off the usual tourist trail. Then, cycle along the bike paths of the Natural Reserve of the Douro Estuary and discover some of the beautiful beaches of Gaia. Return towards the starting point and visit a port wine cellar to taste some of the local wines.

Porto: Old Town Exploration Game

7. Porto: Old Town Exploration Game

Follow clues to discover hidden secrets and amazing spots in the city of Porto. Walk on the Old Town's iconic cobbled-stone streets and enjoy amazing views of the city while you solve challenges. Play the game by solving each piece of the puzzle on your smartphone, guess the answer to unlock the story of each secret place. Untangle the past and learn about Porto's history and its nickname as the Invincible City. Explore the city and be given exact directions so you won't need a map, GPS, or guide. Play offline as you don't need an internet connection to play the game. Enjoy as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or split into smaller teams and compete against each other. Go at your own pace as there is no time limit, the game however can be completed in just over 1 hour. Play without a guide, just download the app, go to the starting point, and begin the adventure.

Porto by the Ocean: City Exploration Game

8. Porto by the Ocean: City Exploration Game

Start your game at the Arrábida Bridge over the Douro River, between Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia and watch the story unfold from the comfort of the app downloaded on your phone. Enjoy the game offline to save your data. Explore the city and 2 to 2.5 hours of game play at your own pace using the pause option. Resume at anytime from the location that you paused. Experience the game on your own, in a large group, or in several competing groups. Finish the game at the statue Homenagem a Luis de Camões and feel the thrill of having completed the game and the city tour in one.

Porto: Romantic City Exploration Game

9. Porto: Romantic City Exploration Game

Discover through a city exploration game one of the oldest European centers proclaimed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Porto is known for its heritage, which combines ancient churches and monuments. Follow the clues and puzzles and visit the Fonte dos Leões, the Parque das Virtudes and the Armazém. The city game will take you around 2 hours to complete. Explore at your own pace and pause the game and resume anytime. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. You will finish at the Ponte da Arrabida, over the Douro River. After your booking, you will receive an email on how to download the game to your phone. You can play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game.

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What people are saying about Porto

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 34 reviews

The tour and game were awesome to play win our group of 4 friends. Some of us already knew Porto, but we all had good fun learning new facts about the city and its history. We will come back for more of Porto’s secrets and fantastic foods and drinks. Highly recommended.

A one-of-a-kind way to discover the ancient city centre. In Porto, my wife and I went on two guided tours as well as a self-guided tour. The tour guide was friendly and informative. We believe that, given the low cost, it is the best activity for discovering the city.

Although I already know Porto, I took the opportunity to explore Porto with my little family that lives in France and they showed me this app. I love and recommend!

Explorial showed us how special is Porto. I recommend the experience, perfect to visit this historic city.

I had a great time with my friends, the app is very easy to use.