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  • Address: Porto, Portugal
  • Admission: Free

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Ribeira District Tours

Many of Europe’s great cities have an "old quarter," the original part of town from which centuries of cosmopolitan evolution spread outward. In Porto, the old town is known as The Ribeira, as it looks out onto the River Douro. In days past, it was once the major entrepot for international shipments, but its modern waterfront is now lined with restaurants, bars and cafes, making it a popular leisure hub and nightlife destination. The main drag, Cais da Ribeira, leads to Praca da Ribeira, a square dominated by two large fountains (one is bronze cubist monument and popular with pigeons) and populated with revelers going between its myriad bars and restaurants.

If you are able to, visit Porto and the Ribeira on June 23 for the annual Festa de Sao Joao (Festival of St. John). While this festival is in memory of St. John, its celebration includes a peculiar tradition - hitting people in the head with plastic hammers. What this practice has to do with the patron saint of lovers is anyone’s guess, but the city turns into a raucous party of drinking, dancing and live music.

The Ribeira is also notable for its 14th century stone wall and the Barredo District, a still-occupied neighborhood that has remained the same for centuries.

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Porto and the Ribeira once formed an important harbor port, but now the Rua de Sao Joao’s only traffic are boats mooring to take on tourists going on river cruises. Around the Ribeira is a warren of streets packed with colorful old houses now serving as galleries, boutiques and classy restaurants.

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Private Porto from Lisbon, Lisbon, null
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Private Porto from Lisbon

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This 12-hour tour departs from Lisbon. Forged by some of history's leading architects, Porto's majestically adorned valleys combine Latin charisma, Baroque ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $175.23
Porto's Ancient Ribeira Walking Tour, Porto, Private Day Trips
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Porto's Ancient Ribeira Walking Tour

The Ancient Ribeira Tour experience is a visit to the oldest part of town, from when Porto expanded in the early 12th century. Let us help ...  Read more

Location: Porto, Portugal
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $42.55
Half-Day Porto Small-Group City Tour with Wine Tasting, Porto, Walking Tours
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Half-Day Porto Small-Group City Tour with Wine Tasting

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During this 4-hour tour, dive into the history of Porto's people and buildings. With your professional guide, discover the hidden streets and paths of the ...  Read more

Location: Porto, Portugal
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $43.81
Panoramic Porto Tour, Porto, City Tours
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Panoramic Porto Tour

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Porto is rich with well preserved treasures, including monuments in the Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque and Neo-classical style. See the major sights such as ...  Read more

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

From USD $43.81
Porto City Center: Best of Porto from Braga, Braga, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Porto City Center: Best of Porto from Braga

We set off on our trip to the Porto Cathedral, the largest church in the city. Right next to it, you can cross the D. Luís Bridge and take a magnificent ...  Read more

Location: Braga, Portugal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $91.37
Private Tour: Porto Day Trip, Porto, Day Trips
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Private Tour: Porto Day Trip

Soak up Porto’s fascinating history and rich culture on a full-day private tour that includes port tasting. Accompanied by your own private guide, tour Porto ...  Read more

Location: Porto, Portugal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $42.24
Full-Day Heart and Soul of Porto Tour, Porto, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Full-Day Heart and Soul of Porto Tour

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Enjoy a day visiting the secret places and the most emblematic spots of the city of Porto. Let yourself be enchanted by the exclusivity of a circuit along the ...  Read more

Location: Porto, Portugal
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $123.91
Porto in the Evening by Sidecar, Porto, Vespa, Scooter & Moped Tours
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Porto in the Evening by Sidecar

Discover the best views over this city full of life and light and be charmed by the renewed nightlife of Porto. Meet the most exciting places to visit and ...  Read more

Location: Porto, Portugal
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $68.84
Experience Porto, Porto, Cultural Tours
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Experience Porto

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Take a few hours to know Porto, a city planted by the river. Stroll through the medieval streets and discover the most interesting buildings in the city, ...  Read more

Location: Porto, Portugal
Duration: 2.30 to 3 hrs

From USD $31.29
Porto Full Day Tour, Lisbon, City Tours
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Porto Full Day Tour

Porto is synonymous with great food, world known winery, and authentic charm. Even though it can be considered a small city, it doesn’t go unnoticed, as those ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $97.00

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