Tree Tour options available: the Porto Half-Day Historical Walking Tour and the Porto Private City Tour or Shore Excursion Tour (using Van)
Porto Half-Day Historical Walking Tour
This half-day tour covers the main downtown highlights. Porto city is a museum itself. Every square, every street, every corner, have or lead you to something old, historical and beautiful!
Although hilly, the narrow alleyways of Porto are better on foot, and we’ll walk mostly descending which makes it way easier.
To fully understand the city, it’s past and even the beginning of Portugal as a country, taking a walk through the medieval quarter is the best way to know the ancient Porto.
Along the way, besides appreciating the unique mixture between a cosmopolitan and medieval city, we’ll visit some hidden gems such the most impressive completely-fully-covered-in-gold church of Porto!
Main landmarks to pass through are São Bento Train Station, Cathedral, Medieval Town, Allies Square, Clérigos Tower and Lello Bookshop, Luis I bridge Ribeira, the Unesco Heritage Site (where the tour ends).
Let me show you around. Let me share with you some inside stories and show you the simple beauty of Porto. I’ll make sure that you’ll leave with the will to return!
This tour takes between 3h and 3.5 hours.
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After picking you up from your hotel, lodging or Leixões Cruise Ship Terminal, we’ll have a full day covering all: modern and ancient Porto, the neighbor city of Gaia to appreciate the views over Porto, the Port Wine cellars and Foz district.
We’ll explore the Old Quarter, including Cathedral and the medieval city, São Bento Train Station and get to know the meaning of the magnificent hand-painted tile panels and Ribeira, which is the heart of the Unesco Heritage.
Uptown, other highlights of our tour are the Allies Square and the City Hall, the Clérigos Tower, Lello Bookshop, Churches of Carmo and Carmelitas, the Jewish Corner and to the amazing viewpoint of Victoria.
Gaia offers a beautiful riverside and stunning views over Porto. We’ll be dazzled by Serra do Pilar belvedere, for the most spectacular viewpoint over Porto and Luis I bridge. At the Port Wine Cellars, you will have a great experience on a private visit including Port Wine tastings.
For lunch, I will suggest a little place called Afurada, a small fishing village where you can have excellent options of fish or meat with a truly local environment.
A relaxed drive along the shore towards Foz district stopping at the lighthouse at the mouth of Douro river, drive through Brasil Avenue and passing the “Cheese Castle”, will complete your beautiful day.
|PICK UP/DROP OFF||At your hotel, lodging or Cruise Ship Terminal|
|START AT / END||9am to 5pm (approx.)|
Visit and wine tasting at a Port Wine Cellar
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For the Porto Walking Tour – Half-Day
You can choose to do the walking tour in the morning or in the afternoon.
Our walk will pass through:
- São Bento Train Station and the huge hand-painted tile panels (with a full historical explanation about the meaning of the events there represented);
- Medieval city passing through the oldest street in Porto!
- Cathedral of Porto;
- Medieval ruins;
- Vitória viewpoint and Jewish corner;
- Allies Square and City Hall;
- Passing through Clérigos Tower and Lello Bookshop;
- The churches of Carmo and Carmelitas;
- Statue of Pedro IV;
- Lower deck of Luis I bridge;
- Memorial of the French invasions;
- Ribeira, the Unesco Heritage Site (where the tour ends)
End of the tour at the riverside.
For the Porto Private City Tour or Shore Excursion using Van:
Pick up can be at Leixões Cruise Ship Terminal, or at your hotel or lodging in Porto. Tour can be customized.
The highlights of our tour are:
- São Bento Train Station and the huge hand-painted tile panels;
- Serra do Pilar belvedere: the most spectacular viewpoint over Porto;
- Ribeira, the Unesco heritage riverside neighborhood;
- Luis I bridge;
- Cathedral of Porto – passing through the Old Quarter and the oldest street in Porto!
- Allies Square and City Hall;
- The Jewish corner;
- Carmo and Carmelitas churches;
- Lello Bookshop;
- Port wine Cellars;
- Afurada village;
- Clérigos Tower;
- Foz District.
Return to your Cruise, Hotel or Lodging.