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Porto: Guided City Tour by Tuk-Tuk and Douro River Cruise

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

Embark on an electric tuk-tuk tour of Porto and discover the city's top sights. Choose between a private or shared tour and ride your tuk-tuk past Porto Cathedral in the city's historic center and down Aliados Avenue. Then, 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. After the 50-minute tuk-tuk ride, you can enjoy a ride on a rabelo, a traditional boat that will take you on a cruise on the Douro River. See the six bridges of Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia on a 55-minute cruise.

Porto: City Highlights 3-Hour Guided Electric Bike Tour

2. Porto: City Highlights 3-Hour Guided Electric Bike Tour

Explore the charming city of Porto with the assistance of an e-bike on this guided tour. Discover its rich history, stunning architecture, and lively culture as you effortlessly explore its diverse neighborhoods. From panoramic views to charming streets, our tour provides a unique and enjoyable way to experience the essence of Porto. 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: Historical Center Walking Tour

3. Porto: Historical Center Walking Tour

Explore the historical center of Porto on a guided walking tour. Visit the Sé neighborhood, wander down narrow alleys, and see the area's highlights. Opt to end your tour with a picnic in the scenic Virtudes Gardens. 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 with your group and enjoy a little surprise. If you choose to have a picnic in the beautiful Virtudes Gardens, you'll also enjoy a picnic box with bread, cheese, hams, fruit, 1 bottle of wine, Portuguese pastries, and a traditional Portuguese picnic blanket.

Porto: Hop-on Hop-off Bus with Optional Cruise & Wine Cellar

4. Porto: Hop-on Hop-off Bus with Optional Cruise & Wine Cellar

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. 

From Lisbon: Day Trip to Porto, Óbidos, and Nazaré

5. From Lisbon: Day Trip to Porto, Óbidos, and Nazaré

Discover three amazing Portuguese cities: Porto, Nazaré, and Óbidos with a bus sightseeing tour from Lisbon. Immerse yourself in the rich heritage of Portugal and feel inspired by the architecture, history, and culture of these beautiful cities. Get comfortable in an air-conditioned vehicle as you start your journey toward the town of Óbidos, where we will start with a guided tour accompanied by a local guide. Completely surrounded by ancient walls and preserving all its medieval charm, Óbidos is one of the most famous and visited places in Portugal, and a must-see in the surroundings of Lisbon. The narrow cobbled streets that can be seen in Óbidos will immediately transport you to a medieval atmosphere. These streets are home to perfectly preserved old houses, historic buildings, and important monuments. Dominating the historic center in the highest part of the village, visit the Castle of Óbidos, which is declared one of the 7 wonders of Portugal. Start at the village main gate, and discover the amazing narrow streets outside of the beaten track. Visit the secret Jewish neighborhood and its white-painted houses with some great spots to take pictures. Walk along Rua Dereita, the most famous street, full of stores and traditional restaurants, and get to the castle of Óbidos. It was built in the 12th-century, although it has Roman constructions in its beginnings. It can be said that it is one of the best preserved and largest fortresses of the country, being listed as one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal. From there, you will clearly see the great wall of Óbidos, another of the town’s great symbols. Continue the trip heading to possibly the most famous fishing town in Portugal, Nazaré, where you will visit the Forte de Sao Miguel. This site has become world-famous for the giant wave that hits its coast every winter and attracts lots of surfers from all over the world. Then, walk through O Sitio, where the famous streets present a collection of religious buildings and are a hugely popular site for pilgrims from all around the globe. Hike your way up to the summit, where you'll find medieval fortifications, 17th-century churches, and modern shrines. Wander the courtyards and plazas surrounded by ornate structures, basilicas, and statues. Next, head to Oporto, the last stop of the day. First you will have 1h to have a typical Portuguese lunch on your own to regain energy, and then, the visit will start. A vibrant 1.5-hour walking tour, where you will admire the stunning Old Town on the picturesque Douro River, complete with six bridges, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Igreja Carmen, Estação São Bento, Igreja São Francisco and Ponte Don Luis. At the end of your tour, you will return to the center of Lisbon and your guide will recommend things to do during the rest of your stay.

Porto: Guided Walking Tour and Lello Bookshop

6. 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: Historic City Center Walking Tour

7. 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 incredible tiles. Discover the historical neighborhood and its mazes of narrow streets. Pass through 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 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: Porto & Vila Nova de Gaia Private Tour by Vintage Car

8. Porto: Porto & Vila Nova de Gaia Private Tour by Vintage Car

Embark on a unique and enchanting journey through the historic heart of Porto with our exclusive "Vintage Tour." During 1h30min, explore the hidden treasures of the historic center, marvel at the beauty of Cais de Gaia, and take in breathtaking panoramic views at Serra do Pilar. Detailed Exploration of the Historic Center: Begin your journey immersed in the unique atmosphere of Porto's historic center. Wander through narrow streets that tell ancient stories, revealing charming architecture and well-kept secrets. At every turn, discover authentic shops, traditional restaurants, and cozy cafes, creating an experience rich in culture and tradition. Cais de Gaia: Navigate the Douro River to the iconic Cais de Gaia. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere along the riverbank, where history and modernity converge. Capture memorable photographs as the sun sets, creating a unique palette of colors on the horizon. Ascent to Serra do Pilar: The highlight of the journey is the ascent to the majestic Serra do Pilar. Let yourself be captivated by the stunning landscape unfolding before you. The panoramic views of Porto, the Douro River, and beyond are simply magnificent. It's the perfect moment for contemplation and appreciation of the unique beauty of this city. Replica of Ford T 1920: Enhance your journey by traveling in an authentic replica of the Ford T 1920. This iconic piece of automotive history adds a touch of vintage charm to your experience, providing a journey through time as you absorb the unique atmosphere of Porto's streets. Private Multilingual Guide: Accompanying you throughout the journey, our private multilingual guide is ready to transform your experience into a true cultural immersion. Share fascinating stories, local curiosities, and receive personalized recommendations. Your guide is available to answer all your questions and ensure that each moment is meaningful. Small Groups and Intimacy: We value the personal experience, limiting the group size to ensure that each participant fully enjoys each stop without overcrowding. This allows for a deeper connection with the places visited, making your experience authentic and unforgettable. This is more than just a sightseeing tour; it's an authentic immersion into the soul of Porto, where each historical detail blends with stunning views and vintage charm. Book now to experience a journey that will remain vivid in your memory for a long time. The magic of Porto awaits you.

Porto: 3-Hour Food Tour

9. Porto: 3-Hour Food Tour

Experience the rhythm of Porto as you explore the city's local eateries and markets on this authentic Porto food tour. Start your morning with a visit to a traditional cafe to have breakfast as the Portuguese do. Afterward, see old shops, taste their fresh products, and visit a charming market to eat Iberian ham, sardines, cheese, and wine from the Northern region of the country. Continue your culinary adventure with a local lunch and have the most typical, yet delicious dish of Porto with drinks included at a bar or restaurant loved by the inhabitants of Porto. This tour takes approximately three hours and visits five different spots, one of which where you'll have the chance to try a succulent green wine. All establishments visited are local and traditional businesses. See iconic places like Liberdade Square and the Mercado do Bolhão along the way.

Porto: Harry Potter and City of Porto Guided Walking Tour

10. Porto: Harry Potter and City of Porto Guided Walking Tour

Your magical experience starts at the beautiful train station of São Bento, to discover why train stations are so important for J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter. In the most beautiful café J.K. Rowling ever wrote, the Majestic, find out about her own adventures and inspirations. In the Atlantic Palace, meet historical heroes from Porto. In the Liberty Square explore the mythical origins the fantastic beast of Porto, the Dragon. At the Justice Palace, unveil the man behind the inspiration for the founder of House Slytherin. At the University of Porto, discover the Horcruxes that keep the Portuguese soul immortal through the centuries. And at the world’s most beautiful bookshop, Livraria Lello, unveil the spells behind magical numbers and inspirations.

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Sophia was really nice and helpful throughout the session, and also have us recommendations about Portugal as well as the history of pastel de Nata. The port wine was a great addition. We’ll be making our own pastel de nata at home

Maria was really very kind, she is a good guide that help us to introduce at the city. Smiling and kindly, a very good guide. Thank you

I would recommend this Fado performance very highly! Absolutely charming and wonderful. The musicians and singer are world class.

Porto is an amazing place to visit and getting around on the electric bike is the very best way to enjoy it.

Beautiful music in a nice setting. We really enjoyed it