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Porto Walking Tour

On this walking tour with a maximum of 12 people, exclusively, through the streets of the historic center of Porto (classified as World Heritage by UNESCO since 1996), we invite you to discover this beautiful city “perched” on the river made of old houses that seem to pile up on each other and extending the “river to the sea”. Enjoy the ancient palaces, old churches, the most emblematic neighborhoods, people of Porto and the most picturesque corners of the city has to offer. Embellishing all this, we have the emblematic iron bridge designed by Teófilo Seyrig (apprentice of Gustave Eiffel), the cellars of Port Wine and the characteristic Rabelo boats lined up along the pier, preserving the memory of the old days, when they were used to transport the wine barrels.

The Best of Porto walk offer you a complete view of Porto. We invite you to join us in this walk to explore the city, the oldest neighborhoods and major sites while you receive the best orientation, information, historical and fascinating stories, best photo spots and superb service from your local guide.

What’s included:

  • Guide expert with First Aid course;
  • Liability Insurance and Personal Accident
  • Water + a glass of Port wine
  • Tours in English, is also possible in Portuguese, Spanish and French
  • Taxes (IVA 23%)
  • Minimum number of participants: 2
  • Maximum participants: 12

Important information:

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • When: Tuesdays and Saturdays
  • Time: 9.30 am
  • Meeting Point: Sé (Cathedral, in front of the Official Tourism Office)

Price per person:

From 2 to 12 participants: 18€ / per person

1

Porto Cathedral

The Porto Cathedral is located in the heart of the historic area and is one of the oldest monuments in Portugal.
2

D. Luis Bridge

This bridge of metal structure was built between 1881 and 1888 linking both cities, Porto and Gaia.
3

S. Bento 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.
4

Bolhão Market

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.
5

Majestic Café

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.
6

Aliados Avenue

This is the main avenue in the city center. The buildings surrounding this avenue are very exquisite. The avenue gathers tons of people for great national and local celebrations.
7

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.
8

Clérigos Tower

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.
10

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.