The Best of Porto: 3-Hour Guided Walking Tour

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Get to know the history and culture of Porto on this Walking Tour!! This experience introduces you to the essential sights and locations in Porto. Explore the city’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed historic center, seeing Baroque churches and the incredible Porto Cathedral. Hear of Moorish invasions and see some of the city’s more modern highlights, like the wine cellars where its famous Port (fortified wine) is aged, and its iconic iron bridge – Ponte de Dom Luis I. We will take you to discover this city that perches over the river and it´s composed of old houses that seem to huddle each other, with a unique charm and character. Just need to choose from the morning or afternoon schedule and inform us about your preferred language. Don't forget to bring your camera, we guarantee amazing views and great moments. Public and private tours available every day. Join us!

Itinerary Details

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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