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  • Location:Porto, Portugal
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Porto Sightseeing Tour at Night with Fado Performance

Take a guided drive through Porto at night, and then enjoy dinner and a Fado show in a traditional Porto restaurant. See Porto’s avenues, churches and Douro River floodlit under the stars before completing your night out with a typical Portuguese meal and a two-hour performance of Fado, the emotionally charged music that captures the spirit of Portugal.


  • Night sightseeing tour and Fado performance in Porto
  • Tour Porto's illuminated sights on board an air-conditioned coach
  • Take a scenic drive along Porto's famous avenues and the Ribeirinha port area
  • Learn about the sights you see from your guide's onboard commentary
  • Enjoy a traditional 3-course Portuguese dinner and drinks
  • Listen to a two-hour performance of the music of Fado

What You Can Expect

Porto Sightseeing Tour at Night with Fado Performance

Porto Sightseeing Tour at Night with Fado Performance

During your nighttime tour of Porto, listen as commentary from your guide highlights the city’s monuments and landmarks, lit up for the evening with floodlights. You’ll drive along famous Avenida dos Aliados, with its monumental architecture and grand open plazas like Liberdade Square.

Porto is renowned for its historic churches, and you’ll see them in a different light on this nighttime tour. Admire the lit-up bell tower of Clérigos Church, one of Porto’s signature landmarks, its Baroque scrolls and campanile visible across the city. You’ll also drive past the Romanesque architecture of Porto’s cathedral, one of the city’s oldest buildings and flanked by two square towers.

See more recent landmarks like the grand São Bento train station – visit during the day to admire its blue-and-white azulejo tile panels depicting scenes from Portugal’s past. You’ll also take a drive through Porto’s scenic Ribeirinha, a port area known for its restaurants, nightlife and views of the city’s lamplit bridges and riverside.

Continue your Porto night out with dinner in the intimate surroundings of a typical Portuguese restaurant, O Fado, with tiled walls and soft lantern lighting. You’ll be served a traditional meal consisting of a starter, meat or fish main course, and dessert, accompanied by wine, beer or juice.

While dining, sit back and relax as the poignant songs of Portuguese Fado wash over you. The two-hour Fado show introduces you to Portugal’s unforgettably moving music, sung by a soloist (the fadista) and accompanied by classical acoustic guitar. Like folk music paired with the blues, Fado’s lyrics speak of homesick sailors and lovelorn couples – no wonder this music form has been added to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Every minute of the tour was worth.Excellent dinner and fado performance.Would love to come back and do the tour again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Great trip. Loved the narrow streets

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Great tour, lovely guide Paula really interesting facts about Porto and the Fado restaurant was well worth the money, good food and great performances

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Our guide Joao brought a child seat for my 3 year old. Now talk about service. 1st sight of the night was the view of the sunset over Porto, breath taking view. Than off for dinner with traditional Fado Performance. Food and drinks were authentic!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Incredible tour guide and an unforgettable experience! A wonderful evening!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

A really good evening. We were lucky enough to have the fabulous guide, Sebastian, to ourselves and he really knew his stuff. He was very passionate about Porto and answered all our questions. The view from the monastery was incredible, worth the money alone. The restaurant was lovely - busy but with a mix a tourists and locals, typically Portuguese and the food was delicious. We had beef, 2 generous pieces each with a yummy port sauce and a traditional Portuguese almond tart for pudding - well worth the calories! The music was good also, the third singer was incredible and the guitarists were excellent. They also waited for us to have our food before the performers began their set which was a nice touch. Overall an excellent choice for our last night in a city that we fell in love with.



5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

This was a beautiful way to spend our first night in Porto! We started with a panoramic view of the city, which was great as the driver/host timed it perfectly and we saw the sunset over Porto from one of Gaia's nearby viewpoint. In the restaurant, the food was yummy and portions were definitely big! The 3 singers were great, all with their own style. I hadn't hear a live Fado performance before and I really enjoyed it. Recommended to anyone looking for a nice dinner out and knowing more about Portuguese culture!

4 star rating: Recommended November 2014

The highlight is the FADO performance. The tour of Porto was a bit rushed.

4 star rating: Recommended November 2014

Enjoyable tour with informative guide. Fado entertainment and meal both good. restaurant friendly and welcoming ; so good value.

4 star rating: Recommended January 2013

The panoramic tour, dinner and Fado performance was very nice. The hotel pick-up and drop-off a true plus! We were thoroughly pleased with the professionalism and friendliness of Living Tours Portugal Sightseeing Tour Company, especially our tour guide AND driver - Paula!

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