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Porto: Electric Tuk-Tuk City Tour and Douro River Cruise

1. Porto: Electric Tuk-Tuk City Tour and Douro River Cruise

Embark on an electric tuk-tuk tour of Porto and discover the city's top sights. Ride your tuk-tuk past Porto Cathedral in the city's historic center and down Aliados Avenue, and see Porto from the Douro river on a relaxing cruise. Begin your electric tuk-tuk tour in the historic city center. As you ride through the city, admire the exterior of some of Porto's most iconic landmarks, including the Sao Bento Train Station, Porto Cathedral, and the Clerigos Tower. Continue down Aliados Avenue and past Lello Bookshop to reach the banks of the Douro river. After admiring the beautiful river, finish your tour with a ride through the Stock Market Palace, passing by Miragaia on your way. Complete your tour of Porto with a Douro river cruise. Drift down the Douro under 6 of the city's bridges and see the stunning city of Porto from the water.

Porto: Historic City Center Walking Tour

2. Porto: Historic City Center Walking Tour

Get a better appreciation of the beauty of Porto on a guided tour of the historic city center. Admire the typical architecture of the city as you discover its main sites. Meet your guide in front of the magnificent cathedral, and then stroll to São Bento Train Station to look at its artistic murals. Marvel at one of the most beautiful bookshops in the world at the Livraria Lello, and see the remains of the medieval city walls. Encounter lovely houses with amazing azulejo tiles, along with artistic shops full of local crafts and 19th-century gardens of fragrant flowers. Walk beside the River Douro and discover charming areas, such as Pena Ventosa and Vitória Hill.

Porto: Private Tuk Tuk Tour with River Cruise & Wine Tasting

3. Porto: Private Tuk Tuk Tour with River Cruise & Wine Tasting

Explore the picturesque and historic city of Porto on a private 100% electric tuk-tuk tour. You can admire attractions such as the Avenida dos Aliados and the neighborhoods of Santa Catarina and Batalha. 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. By the end of the tour, you will be given tickets for the famous Six Bridges Douro River Cruise and for a Guided Visit to Burmester Port Wine Cellar Tour with 2 tastings of Port. This ticket gives you access to the cellars of Caves Burmester, where top-quality port wines are produced. You can also sample some of the goods, including white and dry 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 cruise as you drift down the Douro under 6 of the city’s bridges.

Porto: City Highlights 3-Hour Guided Electric Bike Tour

4. 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: Guided Walking Tour and Lello Bookshop

5. Porto: Guided Walking Tour and Lello Bookshop

Learn about the history of Porto as you walk along its medieval streets on a 3-hour guided tour. Discover its most important buildings, visiting monuments dating from the 12th to the 19th century. Admire the Cathedral, Clérigos Church, the São Bento railway station, Aliados Avenue, the Bolhão Market, the Carmo and Carmelitas church, the Lello bookshop and others. See the wooden rabelo boats that have been used for centuries to transport people and goods along the Douro River. Marvel at the interior of the Lello bookshop, often called the most beautiful library in the world.

Porto: Historical Center Walking Tour

6. 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: Hop-on Hop-off Bus with Cruise & Wine Cellar Options

7. Porto: Hop-on Hop-off Bus with Cruise & Wine Cellar Options

Explore the districts of Porto at your own pace with a 24-hour or 48-hour hop-on hop-off bus ticket. Learn about the sights you see with an included audio guide. Upgrade to include an optional river cruise ticket and/or a visit to port wine cellars. Visit the perfect combination of historic landscapes, River Douro, and learn the highlights of the port wine tradition. With this ticket, you can visit the cities of Porto, Gaia, and Matosinhos via sightseeing buses or a heritage sightseeing cruise. Also, learn about the historical and cultural significance of producing port wine along with a free wine tasting if you choose the optional upgrade to wine cellars. 

Porto: Harry Potter’s Inspiration Tour

8. Porto: Harry Potter’s Inspiration Tour

Alohomora! Open the doors of this magical experience for the whole family. Explore the city of Porto through its charming spots that helped inspire the creation of the magical world of Harry Potter. Discover the story behind J.K Rowling and her time at Porto and reveal secret stories with the help of a friendly local. After meeting and admiring the tiles at Sao Bento Metro Station, you will visit the very cafe where the legend of Harry Potter was created. Following this you will peel into the shop where Hogwarts uniforms are sold, before visiting the Lion's Fountain to see the Gryffindor house insignia. You will then visit Lello's magical bookstore, before taking a break and enjoying a Portuguese eclair. Following the break you will hear the story of the Clerigos Tower, before the tour wraps up detailing the stories from the Prison of Azkaban.

Best of Porto Guided Tour with Lunch, Cruise & Wine Tasting

9. Best of Porto Guided Tour with Lunch, Cruise & Wine Tasting

Start your full-day program with a Porto city tour. Enjoy a walk through the historic center, visiting the Cathedral and the São Bento Railway Station. Take in all the major landmarks and monuments. Finish with a visit to a well-known wine cellar for a tour and a wine tasting. The morning tour ends in Porto Ribeira. You’ll receive vouchers for lunch in a traditional restaurant near the river and the 6 Bridges Cruise. The 50-minute cruise takes you along the river to see the 6 bridges that connect Porto and Gaia.

Porto: 3-Hour Walking City Tour & Lello Bookstore Visit

10. Porto: 3-Hour Walking City Tour & Lello Bookstore Visit

Join a tour with a private and tailored experience in the ancient city of Porto. Visit São Bento Train Station, the Cathedral, the medieval neighborhood, the most important point views, Clérigos Tower, and the historical Lello Bookstore. In 3 hours, listen to your guide as they explain the historical intricacies of Porto and its origins. Allow them to guide you through the city, walled in from the 12th to the 18th century, and elucidate upon the many stories from Roman rule to contemporary times. Finish off your tour with a visit to the third most beautiful bookstore in the world, the historical Lello Bookstore. Don't hesitate to ask your guide for local tips on restaurants, gardens, public transportation, maps, and more.

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What people are saying about São Bento Station

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 766 reviews

Incredible experience. Great way to see the city and so fun! The bikes were easy to use and nice to not actually have to cycle up those hills! Our guide Gilles was very knowledgeable, personable, patient and great to spend the day with. Absolute beauty. He made the experience even better than it already was. I would give 6 stars if possible. Definitely something you should try!!

Fantastic way to see the city. Was unsure how good the bikes would be on the hills but it was a breeze. Great local tour guide who was very knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend.

It was a great experience, Tiago is a great tour guy with excellent English, nice style, great sense of humour and deep knowledge of the city. Enjoyed evety minute!

We liked a lot the guide Rosa and she gave us valuabale explanations.

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