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

Porto Sightseeing Tour at Night with Fado Performance

Experience Porto at its most romantic hour, night, during this evening driving tour of the city followed by dinner and a Fado show. This tour will show you the many beautiful sides of Porto at night. Start with a driving tour in a comfortable van with panoramic windows to see the cobblestone streets, floodlit Douro River, and many other stunning sites. Then, head to an authentic local restaurant for a memorable meal and traditional 2-hour Fado show, Portugal’s signature melancholic music of longing. 

Highlights

  • 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

Your evening Porto tour begins by meeting your driver and guide in central Porto at dusk, the most romantic time of day. Settle into your comfortable van and gaze out its panoramic windows as the city unfolds before you. Enjoy a visual overview of Porto’s best points of interest on your leisurely evening drive. 

Listen to informative commentary from your in-the-know guide as you drive past Porto’s iconic landmarks and majestic Douro River glistening from the city lights. Drive along one of the city’s most picturesque streets, Avenida dos Aliados, and admire the stately architecture and grand Liberdade Square. Admire the glowing Baroque bell tower of Clérigos Church and the Romanesque architecture of Porto’s cathedral. Cruise by the rococo São Bento train station and on through the lively Ribeirinha port district, filled with bustling restaurants and riverfront views.

But your night doesn’t end there. Next, head to an intimate local restaurants filled with visitors and locals alike for an unforgettable dining experience. Savor authentic Portuguese dishes amid traditional décor and soft lighting. Enjoy a first dish, a main of meat or fish and dessert. The meal will be accompanied by wine, beer or juice.

During your meal, enjoy the dark romance of Fado. Fado is Portugal’s own singing style, and is a beautiful folk expression of longing that people once performed outside in Porto’s alleys. Listen to a soloist (the fadista) and a classical acoustic guitar during this 2-hour performance. It’s no surprise Fado is on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List.

Customer Reviews

Jeff Todd R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

What a fantastic night tour of Porto and an enjoyable and delicious dinner/Fado show. Our guide Yorick was very knowledgeable and personable. I would strongly recommend this non touristy, intimate show and evening out. Well worth the price for the quality of the meal and individual service. They will also pick you up at your house which is a real plus.

Vijay M

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.

William W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Great trip. Loved the narrow streets

Lauren K

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

Jaime T

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!

Susanna M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

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

Camilla F

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.

Anonymous

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!

Jan S

4 star rating: Recommended November 2014

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

john t

4 star rating: Recommended November 2014

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

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