All year round
6 / 10
4 Hours

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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Porto Full-Day City Tour or Shore Excursion using Van

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.

Bookings here

PICK UP/DROP OFF At your hotel, lodging or Cruise Ship Terminal
START AT / END 9am to 5pm (approx.)
Pick up/drop off at your hotel or Cruise Ship Terminal

Professional Guide

Visit and wine tasting at a Port Wine Cellar

Gratuities and personal expenses

Any service that is not clearly specified in the inclusions


Detailed itinerary

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.


End of the Tour

viewpoint of serra do pilar over de porto
art in tiles at sao bento train station, porto
the typical houses in porto downtown
the tradicional old tram in porto
tradicional groceries shop at porto downtown
view of the clerigos tower
the city of porto from vitória viewpoint
a seagull and porto downtown

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 18 reviews

This was an excellent tour to get acquainted with Porto. Norberto knew his stuff and was an excellent guide!


Norbert was very accommodating and very knowledgeable. Very interesting tour Highly recommend Norbert as a guide if u r in Porto.


Norberto is not only a great tour guide; he is very much at home in this city. He knows all the in’s and out’s of Porto. He does his work with a passion and is a pleasure to be with.


I did a private 8 hour tour of Porto with Norberto. It was excellent and so informative. He was right on time in a newer , very clean van. We saw every major site and he explained them in detail with a fantastic knowledge of the history. He also organized a port wine tour and was overall a pleasure to spend the day with. I recommend for any tour near Porto.


Norberto brinda un excelente servicio!

Hicimos tres recorridos con Ennetours: Guimaraes y Braga, Aveiro, Costa Nova y Coimbra y el centro de Oporto. Los tres fueron excelentes gracias a la compañía de Norberto, quien además de guía, tiene mucha experiencia de mundo, pues ha viajado por toda África y toda Asia. Nos llevó siempre a restaurantes asequibles donde comió con nosotros (a diferencia de otros guías que se apartan a la hora de comer). Además cuidó de mi mamá, que es una persona mayor, para que no tuviera problemas en el recorrido.
Como todos los buenos guías, pasamos de los lugares más afamados a los sitios secretos que solamente él parecía conocer. Realmente excelente (y pregúntenle por los tours que hace a Marruecos).


Great full day tour of Porto!

I did a full 8 hour tour of Porto being my first time there. Norberto was awesome from being right on time in a nice clean van to hitting all the sites I wanted. He added excellent explanations and history around each site and pointed out things no tourist would ever notice
Also arranged a nice port wine tour. I highly recommend.


Quality time!
Norberto is an excellent guide. He showed me different sides of Porto and we had fun sharing our travel experiences. He even took me to some off beaten path place to taste Porto and as an added bonus the lady in the wine shop was super sweet. I’d recommend Norberto to anyone I know!


wunderbare Tour durch Porto und das Dourotal!

Wir hatten mit Norberto eine Stadttour durch Porto, die uns die Stadt in ihrer Ursprünglichkeit gezeigt hat und wir waren sofort begeistert. Norberto ist ein wunderbarer Führer, der alle Details und Hintergründe kennt. Wir haben dadurch einen super Überblick über die Stadt gewonnen. Außerdem war die Kontaktaufnahme und auch die gesamte Kommunikation einfach und unkompliziert.
Wir hatten außerdem noch eine Tagestour ins Dourotal gebucht. Und auch diese Tour war wahnsinnig schön. Wir haben so viele Dinge gesehen und die Zeit verflog im Nu. Und dann noch das ausgezeichnete Essen!!!! Und erst der Portwein-Aperitif am Aussichtspunkt!
Wir können Ennetours nur empfehlen und freuen uns sehr auf ein Wiedersehen. Herzlichen Dank Norberto für die tolle Zeit!!


3 Touren in und um Porto

Unsere 1. Tour, Abholung vom Flughafen, hat super geklappt.
Am nächsten Morgen unsere 2. Tour, 4-stündige Stadtführung. Katharina und Norberto haben uns abgeholt und wir haben die Stadt auch abseits von Touristenpfaden erkundet. Wir haben viel über das Land, die Stadt, die Geschichte, das Essen, Geheimtipps erfahren und die beiden machten die Tour spannend, kurzweilig und individuell.
Die 3. Tour führte uns einen ganzen Tag ins Douro Tal mit seinen wunderbaren Aussichten und Weinen. Norberto liebt seine Heimat und weiss einfach viel über Tradition und Geschichte. Das Mittagessen in einem portugiesischem Lokal war hervorragend.
Die beiden haben uns in unserem Urlaub immer wieder mit Ratschlägen versorgt, zB wo man in der Umgebung typisch portugiesische Restaurants findet usw..
Wir können Ennetours 100 % weiterempfehlen!
Liebe Katharina und Norberto, wir haben uns mit euch sehr wohlgefühlt und wir danken euch für eure große Mühe und tolle Stunden in und um Porto.


In Porto hatten wir eine super schöne Tour durch die Stadt und deren Geschichte. Norberto und Katharina kannten alle schönen Aussichtspunkte der Stadt, bei denen man einen atemberaubenden Blick auf Porto werfen konnte. Außerdem wussten unsere Guides viel über die Stadt und die Geschichte, die mit der Porto verbunden ist und konnten mich und meine Freundin so immer mit ihren Wissen fesseln und gestalteten so eine spannende Tour durch Porto.
Auch der Ort des Restaurants war gut gewählt und zu einem traditionellen portugiesischen Festessen gab es einen unvergesslichen Ausblick auf den Fluss, auf Porto und die Nachbarstadt.
Neben ihren breitgefächerten Wissen sind die beiden auch menschlich wunderbare Persönlichkeiten und es war mir eine Ehre und Freude mit den beiden Bekanntschaft gemacht zu haben.
Nochmals vielen Dank für die tolle Tour!!
Liebe Grüße Magda : )


An amazing Trip!
Together with my best friend we had two tours with Norberto. The first one was in Porto. He showed us of course the big, touristic spots like the Church of Saint Ildefonso or train station Porto São Bento, but he also knew those secret and beautiful places, remote form the masses, where you can enjoy this great city the most having an amazing view on the Ponte Dom Luís I while eating Francesinha. Norberto knows absolutely everything about the city and Portugal itself and could answer us every question we asked. He also told us so many things we wouldn´t even recognized otherwise!
Our second tour was through the Douro Valley. We made a picnic on a hill where we had breath-taking view. The trip took several hours including long time periods sitting in the bus, but it was neither boring nor exhausting. Noberto showed us many spots all over the valley where we could enjoy the moment or take some pictures. We also took part in a wine tour at Sandeman´s (tasting some very delicous Port wines) which was very interesting.
All in all it was a great time in Porto and we both enjoyed the tours a lot! I really can recommend Ennetours as Norberto and Katharina are both very lovely and friendly people who really want you to enjoy your trip the most!


Porto is a really beatiful city and this tour was perfect for exploring it! It was a very relaxed tour without the chaos the comes with a big group of tourists. The guide could tell you everything about the towns history and knows exactly where to take you and where the most beautiful spots are. I can really recommend you to take this tour if you visit Porto!!


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