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Porto: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, River Cruise, & Port Cellar Tour

1. Porto: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, River Cruise, & Port Cellar Tour

Explore the picturesque and historic city of Porto at your leisure with a ticket that gives you access to 2 sightseeing bus tours. Hop on and hop off in areas like Santa Catarina and Batalha. Sample wines at the Calém Wine Cellars and sail on the Douro River on a cruise. Located in the north of Portugal, the city of Porto has a rich history that dates to the Roman occupation of Iberia. This is a notable port city, situated on the estuary of the Douro River, where the river meets the Atlantic Ocean. You can also hop off the bus in the city’s oldest district, Ribeira, to enjoy a traditional Portuguese lunch in a quaint café nestled along the city’s medieval walls and discover Porto’s famous wines. Your ticket gives you access to the cellars of Cales Calém, where top quality port wines have been produced since 1859. You can also sample some of the goods, including white, dry and ruby ports. Once you have seen Porto on dry land, you can take the Douro River Cruise to see it from the water. This is included as part of your tour package and gives you a chance to admire the city from a comfortable river cruiser as you drift down the Douro under 6 of the city’s bridges. Bus routes: Porto Histórico:1 - Estação de S.Bento2 - Sé Catedral3 - Praça da Batalha4 - Cais de Gaia / Caves Cálem5 - Porto viewpoint / Yeatman / Caves Cálem6 - Lg. dos Aviadores / Boeira Garden7 - El Corte Inglês8 - Câmara Municipal do Porto9 - Jardim do Morro10 - Alfândega / Caves Cálem11 - Cordoaria / Clérigos12 - Igreja do Carmo13 - Ribeira / Cruzeiro 6 pontes / Palácio da Bolsa / Caves Cálem Porto dos Castelos:1 - Estação de S.Bento2 - Sé Catedral3 - Praça da Batalha4 - Praça da República5 - Pavilhão Rosa Mota – Suspensa6 - Casa da Música7 - Av. Boavista (Hotéis)8 - Fundação de Serralves9 - Parque da Cidade10 - Castelo do Queijo / Sea Life Porto11 - Anémona12 - Matosinhos Restaurantes13 - Posto Turismo / Terminal Cruzeiros14 - Praias Matosinhos15 - Anémona16 - Castelo do Queijo / Sea Life17 - Passeio Alegre18 - Fluvial19 - Museu do Elétrico20 - Ribeira / Cruzeiro 6 pontes / Palácio Bolsa / Caves Cálem

Porto: Delicious Food and Wine Walking Tour

2. Porto: Delicious Food and Wine Walking Tour

Gain insight into the city of Porto and its people by learning about the essential ingredients of its cultural heritage. On this guided tour, be guided through the streets of Porto's Old Town and discover the city’s rich and varied cuisine that's full of history and renowned for its quality. This walking tour features a selection of the wide array of culinary delights to be found in Porto. Discover the history of Porto’s gastronomy, traditional dishes, and enjoy plenty of local tastings. Enjoy the flavors of Portuguese cuisine, like the Bifana (a spicy pork sandwich), Port wine, coffee, Bolinhos de Bacalhau (codfish) and delicious Portuguese pastry. On this journey, absorb the smells and flavors of Porto and discover the city through a culinary perspective.

Porto Half-Day Historical Tour & Port Wine Tasting

3. 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 City Full Day Minibus Tour, Lunch & Wine Tasting

4. Porto City Full Day Minibus Tour, Lunch & Wine Tasting

This guided tour of the city of Porto begins in the historic center, where you’ll have the opportunity to visit the Cathedral, the São Bento train station, known for its beautiful tiles representing important moments in the history of Portugal, and stop at the Lello bookstore. During the full-day tour you’ll learn about the streets, squares, and sites in the historic center, including the Praça da Batalha, Santa Catarina Street, Majestic Coffee House, Bolhão Market, and Aliados Avenue. Later in the morning you’ll visit a port wine cellar, learn how the wine is made, see some of the rarest bottles that currently exist, and enjoy a port wine tasting. Stop for lunch a restaurant in Ribeira, and take in the magnificent views while dining. In the afternoon you’ll see the city from a different perspective on a 1-hour cruise, and you’ll also have a chance to see all of the bridges that connect Porto to Vila Nova de Gaia. Lastly, you’ll see Boavista, Serralves, and Foz as you travel to Castelo do Queijo, where you’ll take a break, have a snack or drink, or just enjoy the magnificent views of the sea.

Porto: Full-Day Private Tuk Tuk Tour

5. 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: Full-Day All-Inclusive Private City Sightseeing Tour

6. Porto: Full-Day All-Inclusive Private City Sightseeing Tour

This guided tour of the city of Porto begins in the historic center, where you will have the opportunity to visit the Cathedral, the São Bento train station, known for it's beautiful tiles representing important moments in the history of Portugal. During the full-day tour you will learn about the streets, squares, and sites in the historic center, including the Praça da Batalha, Santa Catarina Street, Majestic Coffee House, Bolhão Market, and Aliados Avenue. Later in the morning you will visit a port wine cellar. Learn how the wine is made, see some of the rarest bottles that currently exist, and enjoy a port wine tasting. Stop for lunch a restaurant in Ribeira and take in the magnificent views while dining. In the afternoon, see the city from a different perspective on a 1-hour cruise, and have a chance to see all of the bridges that connect Porto to Vila Nova de Gaia. Lastly, see Boavista, Serralves, and Foz as you travel to Castelo do Queijo, where you will take a break, have a snack or drink, or just enjoy the magnificent views of the sea.

Half-Day Porto Walking Tour with Typical Snack

7. 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 Highlights Guided Walking Tour & Rua das Flores

8. Porto: City Highlights Guided Walking Tour & Rua das Flores

See the most iconic monuments of Porto in just 2 hours and a half, walking, because this city should be "unveiled" by foot. The tour will start in Santa Catarina Street, the iconic shopping street of Porto, and along the way, you will discover a legend responsible for a street name, one theatre that was rebuilt after a huge fire, a cathedral that hides some symbols in plain sight, a breathtaking view from the river Douro, the smallest house from Porto, a train station rumoured to be hunted by a nun.... and much more.

Porto: History of the City Walking Tour

9. Porto: History of the City Walking Tour

After being picked up by car from your hotel, you will head downtown to begin the tour in one of the main commercial streets of Porto, Santa Catarina Street. On this street you can appreciate the tiles of a beautiful church, as well as the old market known as Bolhão where the local sellers sell their fresh products. Following that you will visit one of the most beautiful cafes in the world, which was built during a time of French influence in Porto. You will visit the local area Sé, where Porto was born, before viewing the Cathedral of Porto. On the other side of this area you will be able to see the beautiful tiles of the St. Bento Train Station. You will soon near the oldest neighborhood of Porto, where you can appreciate the traditional Porto life, complete with clothes drying on the balconies. From Aliados Square you will visit some buildings and landmarks, such as the Baroque-style ex-libris tower of Porto, and the Lello Bookstore where the author of Harry Potter inspired herself to write her first book. As you finally reach the famous Flowers Street, you will go down to the riverside where you will visit the Mesericordia Church, the Bolsa Palace, and the St. Francisco Church, which is covered by golden carvings. Your tour will later conclude by the riverside, where you will learn about the bridges of Porto and the Porto wine cellars, located in the riverside of Gaia.

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What people are saying about Rua Santa Catarina

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 2,923 reviews

The bud tour is helpful to get an overview of Porto. Because of the tour, w went back to Fox for dinner and sunset walk on the beach. The six bridges cruise was great. I got off on the Gaia side, reserved 2 port tastings, explored the street markets, then did the tastings. Afterwards, I climbed to a high point to watch the sunset, walked the Luis bridge back to Douro side.

as the other reviewers already mentioned, it is a very food and drink heavy walking tour. we walked what felt like 50m between the first stops. nevertheless we had a great guide and very good food from local shops. also a very small group (8pax)!

You can see a lot of the beautiful city by bus. Enjoy the picturesque coast from the boat, a dream. The wine tasting was super delicious.

The bus tour provides an overview of the city. The visit of the cellar is very interesting with tasting.

Great combo offer to get to know the city and get a first great overview