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The Best of Porto: 3-Hour Guided Walking Tour

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The Best of Porto: 3-Hour Guided Walking Tour

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 3 more
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Overview

Delve into the rich history of Porto alongside a professional guide on this immersive Porto walking tour. Experience northern Portugal’s historic city of Porto, known for its curved streets and blend of Moorish and Roman influences. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed historic city center, explore Porto Cathedral and baroque churches, and learn how grapes traveled the Douro River to the coast where winemakers make famous Port (fortified wine).
  • See top Porto attractions in the city’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed historic center
  • Learn about Porto’s Roman roots and hear about the Moorish and Castilian invasions
  • Pose for photos in front of Porto Cathedral and Clerigos Tower
  • Admire the eye-catching Ponte de Dom Luis I–Porto’s iconic iron bridge
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Best Of Porto Walking Tour of 3-Hour, with Live Comentary.
Company Liability Insurance and Personal Injury Insurance
Each Tour is accompanied by one of our Storytellers.
General briefing is given before the activity.
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and beverages
Gratuities
Entrance fees
Statue of Vímara Peres , Calçada de Vandoma, 4000-013 Porto, Portugal

Vímara Peres Statue.

This activity will end right where it started.
After meeting your expert local guide in central Porto, begin your Porto walking tour. First, enter the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Porto’s center. Learn the origins of Porto from your guide, which was first a Roman outpost, later came under Moorish rule and was mostly decimated in the 19th century by the French.

Next, observe old Romanesque walls and the Porto Cathedral. Then, see classic Baroque architecture as you stroll by the Church of Santa Clara, nearby let your eyes soak up vibrant colors of Moorish tiles that decorate building walls.

Continue along Aliados Avenue to Liberdade Square and listen to the chirp of locals. Arrive at the monument to King Peter IV of Portugal, built to honor the king also known as “The Liberator” and first ruler of Brazil.

After enjoying the historic city center, move on to Ponte de Dom Luis I, a modern double-decker bridge designed by Gustave Eiffel’s protege who gave it an Eiffel touch. Gaze out over the Duoro and view the traditional wooden rabelo boats that once were used to transport grapes to the cellars. Promenade along Cais de Gaia, lined with cellars and learn about how Port (fortified wine) is made. After passing markets and shops, finish your Porto walking tour in Ribeira Square where your friendly guide will bid you adieu.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
The Porto Cathedral is located in the heart of the historic area and is one of the oldest monuments in Portugal.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Ponte de Dom Luis I
This bridge of metal structure was built between 1881 and 1888 linking both cities, Porto and Gaia.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Sao Bento Railway Station
The station connects the Minho and Douro Valley railway lines. The building has french arquitecture traces which was designed by the portuguese architect José Marques da Silva and officially inaugurated on October 5th, 1916. This site is very well-known for its tile panels.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Mercado do Bolhao
The market is one of the most emblematic markets in the city. It is a typical neoclassical building. The Bolhão market offers fresh local products. The market is organized by product areas which includes fish, meat, vegetables, fruits and flowers. Outside the building, there are a variety of coffee and clothes shops.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Cafe Majestic
This historic coffee shop can be found in Santa Catarina street. This place resembles the Belle Epoque-era with carved wood, mirrors and chandellers. In 2011, this beautiful coffee shop was considered the sixth most beautiful coffee in the world.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Livraria Lello
Lello & Irmão Bookstore - This bookstore has been considered as one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world by several personalities and entities. The stairways served as inspiration for the Hogwarts’ stairways in the Harry Potter books, since JK Rowling lived in Porto.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Torre dos Clerigos
The church and tower are great architectural examples of the 18th century. The tower is the trademark of the city. It was designed by the architect Nicolau Nasoni, both buildings have a Baroque style and since 1910 they are part of the National Monuments.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Ribeira Square
Ribeira Neighborhood - Ribeira is one of the oldest areas of the city. Located along the river, it integrates the list of UNESCO sites. This is a very popular area full of restaurants and bars.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • A small amount of walking is involved. We recommend comfortable shoes.
  • This tour operates in the rain so please check the weather conditions and dress accordantly. The company provides ponchos.
  • All customers with reservation must check in 15min prior to the tour start.
  • Minimum number of 2 people applies. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Bluedragon
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during The Best of Porto: 3-Hour Guided Walking Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by The Best of Porto: 3-Hour Guided Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during The Best of Porto: 3-Hour Guided Walking Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by The Best of Porto: 3-Hour Guided Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during The Best of Porto: 3-Hour Guided Walking Tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by The Best of Porto: 3-Hour Guided Walking Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during The Best of Porto: 3-Hour Guided Walking Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by The Best of Porto: 3-Hour Guided Walking Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "I recommend doing this tour when you first arrive so you know the spots you want to return and spend more time in." See review
  • "I would recommend this tour as soon as you arrive in Porto so you can then decide your plans for the remainder of your stay." See review
  • "After this first acquaintance with the City we can now organize specific visits to musea, restaurants, etc., which the duration of the tour doesn't allow for." See review

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star-5
wonderful
Chris_B
, Oct 2021
Our tour guide was wonderful, with amazing English and very knowledgeable. It also threw in a free coffee stop which was always a bonus. Would recommend this tour to anyone
star-5
Porto walking tour - excellent
Randy_T
, Oct 2021
Our tour was to be a private tour, but the guide was sick. So the tour company called us before hand and asked if we wanted to re-book or join another tour with others. We joined a tour with others. It was great. Theresa was knowlegeable and friendly. Gave us recommendations of other things we can do, where to eat, etc.
star-5
The Best of Porto Walking Tour
Tatyana_P
, Oct 2021
We had a good time following Teresa around Porto and listening to the history of a city she grew up in. In addition, she was kind enough to provide her recommendation for her (and now ours) favorite places.
star-5
Interesting & fun few hours
Christina
, Sep 2021
Teresa was very knowledgeable and full of interesting facts only a true local could know. She adjusted the tour very unique for us. We absolutely loved it.
star-5
Highly recommend this private walking tour a Porto
Tracy_L
, Sep 2021
We highly recommend this 3 hour walking tour. Our private guide Teresa was wonderful. We especially enjoyed her perspective on Porto and Portugal overall.
star-4
Happy morning
Susan_F
, Sep 2021
We needed to shelter from the rain and had a lovely chat with Carolina about Porto and life in Portugal. Most informative.
star-5
Super fun experience
Stephanie
, Aug 2021
Our guide is very knowledgeable of the history and took us to different hidden treasures. Highly recommend!!
star-5
a historical stroll
Peter_E
, Aug 2021
Do not miss this leisurely walk through Porto - our guide Mariana - terrific! She pointed out so many points of interest and historical information that you would miss if you walked without a tour guide. she also gave us tips on times to visit the busiest of places. make sure you wear comfortable shoes to navigate the cobblestones and hills.
star-4
Good walking tour
Andrew_W
, Jun 2021
Tour guide was knowledgeable and very personable. My wife and I accidentally did most of the tour on our own by walking around. I did enjoy the context she gave about history through various parts of the city. 4/5 stars, tour did not wow me but was still very good. Would recommend this tour on your first day in the city.
star-5
Relaxed walking tour
Corrine
, Jun 2021
Very enjoyable walking tour with Jenny who guided us through the lovely sites and streets of Porto. She gave us a good balance of local and historical information. A great afternoon on our first day!

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