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Ribeira Tours

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Ribeira
Set on the banks of the River Douro, Ribeira is Porto’s oldest quarter. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the district’s maze of alleyways and pastel-colored houses rises up on a hill above the bay. The Ribeira’s modern waterfront—lined with restaurants, bars, and cafés—is a popular leisure hub and nightlife destination. 

The Basics
Porto’s Ribeira is best explored on foot. Visitors can stroll down Cais da Ribeira, the district’s main street, toward Ribeira Square (Praca da Ribeira), a picturesque plaza dominated by two large fountains. Explore on a walking tour with a local guide to learn about the neighborhood’s history and visit popular landmarks such as Ponte de Dom Luis bridge and Elevador da Ribeira. For a more intimate experience, opt for a small-group or private tour. Visit on a full-day tour of Porto to see the Ribeira District and other city highlights such as Arrabida bridge and the Porto Se Cathedral. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Ribeira is a must-see for first time visitors to Porto.
  • Wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking over uneven surfaces.
  • Come hungry; the neighborhood houses some of Porto’s best tascas (traditional restaurants) with spectacular river views.
How to Get There
Ribeira is located in Porto’s southeast section, roughly 10 minutes by road from the city center. The district is easily accessible on foot or by bus. 

When to Get There
Ribeira is lively throughout the day and into the evening. For a special treat, visit at dusk and dine along the Douro River as the port wine cellars of Vila Nova de Gaia begin to light up across the water. Visit in spring or fall for fewer crowds, warm weather, and lower prices. 

Cruising the Douro
Since Ribeira ranks among Porto’s most photogenic neighborhoods, you’ll definitely want to see it (and snap some pictures) from the water. Short river cruises depart from Ribeira Quay and pass beneath Porto’s six bridges.
Address: Porto, Portugal
Admission: Free
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Porto's Ancient Ribeira Tour

Porto's Ancient Ribeira Tour

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The UNESCO–listed Ribeira neighborhood is the oldest part of Porto, with historic treasures dating back to the early 12th century. On this morning or afternoon walking tour, leave the map behind and follow your guide through Ribeira. Discover hidden squares where colorful houses stack up side by side, and sample traditional port in a Porto wine cellar.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$62.96
Price varies by group size
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US$62.96
Price varies by group size
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Porto City Half-Day Private Tour

Porto City Half-Day Private Tour

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If you’re visiting Porto for the first time, get an intimate glimpse into Portugal’s second city during a private half-day tour—the ideal choice for visitors with limited time. A private guide ensures you receive personalized attention and tailored recommendations, while air-conditioned transport allows you to zip between highlights such as Torre & Igreja dos Clerigos and the Ribeira District with ease. Hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$120.81
Price varies by group size
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US$120.81
Price varies by group size
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Oporto Six Bridges Cruise

Oporto Six Bridges Cruise

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Experience all of Porto’s bridges on this 50-minute cruise of Porto’s six bridges. Coast down the peaceful waters of the Douro River by boat as you see Porto to one side and Gaia to the other, and all of Porto’s stunning bridges connecting the two cities. You’ll quickly notice that no two bridges are alike, each with their own architecture and personality, making for stunning photo backdrops. As you sail the UNESCO river, you’ll see why this is one of the most unique ways to experience Northern Portugal.
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  • 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$18.12
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US$18.12
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Porto Food & Wine Small Group Tour with a Sommelier

Porto Food & Wine Small Group Tour with a Sommelier

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The best way to understand the culture of a country is to dive deep into its food and wine heritage. In Portugal, you will find hundreds of lesser-known grape varieties that grow nowhere else in the world. On this exciting food and wine tour, you can sample Portugal’s wide variety of wines by the hands of our certified Sommelier while tasting its amazing food as well! Meet your guide, a professional Sommelier that will show you the beauty of the city and the secrets of its food and wines. Walk-through Porto’s beautiful cobbled streets dating back to Roman times while trying outstanding local wines and regional specialties. This food and wine walking tour is reserved for a maximum of 6 guests only. Ensuring new safety standards and promoting a personalized atmosphere.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$90.61
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US$90.61
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Sailboat cruise for 2 people on the Douro River

Sailboat cruise for 2 people on the Douro River

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You will have the oportunity of be in a exclusive tour on a sailboat in the context of the beautiful Porto city
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$241.63
per group
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US$241.63
per group
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Porto Sightseeing - Hop On Hop Off Bus Experience

Porto Sightseeing - Hop On Hop Off Bus Experience

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Discover Porto's landmarks on a hop-on hop-off bus tour with Porto Sightseeing. An audio guide provides informative commentary developed by a historian, so you’ll learn all about the city and its World Heritage–listed historical center. Disembark to explore and then climb aboard at any stop, with buses departing every 30 minutes.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$21.75
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US$21.75
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Self-guided Discovery Walk in Porto's Old Town: alleys, views and tales

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Self-guided Discovery Walk in Porto's Old Town: alleys, views and tales

What’s so magical about Porto? Discover and experience the answer yourself. On this self-guided and playful walk you follow in the footsteps of our co-founders, Kristina and Wendy, who fell in love with the city too. You’ll connect with Porto’s Old Town by solving location-specific riddles and unlocking curious local stories - and delicious food and drink recommendations as well. Let’s make some wonderful memories! During this experience you will: -Explore Porto during this interactive and fun discovery walk -Keep a comfortable distance from other people throughout the experience -Learn about the history and local stories of Porto’s Old Town in a playful way -Solve location-based riddles to unlock directions to your next stop along the route -See popular sights from a different angle and discover hidden local spots
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$16.96
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US$28.28
US$11.32 savings
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US$16.96
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US$28.28
US$11.32 savings

Magictrain and 6 bridges cruise

Magictrain and 6 bridges cruise

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Climb aboard the fun Magic Train for a 2-hour Port wine tasting tour of Porto. Visit one of the oldest wine cellars in Portugal, stop for 2 Port wine tastings, and marvel at the Romanesque monuments of the historic center, including S. Bento, Aliados, St. Catarina, Cathedral and more. During the all tour you'll have audio guided tour and see the city from a very interesting perspective.
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  • 1 hour 40 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$28.65
From
US$28.65

Private Tour: Porto Day Trip

Private Tour: Porto Day Trip

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Embrace the captivating culture and intriguing history during a full-day private tour in Porto. Alongside your personal guide, explore Porto and neighboring Vila Nova de Gaia, south of the Douro River, where you will visit a Port wine cellar for wine tasting (included until 31st December 2017 only). Learning about Port wine’s history and cultural significance. During the second half of the tour visit more must-see attractions such as the Ribeira district and the elegant Livraria Lello bookshop where JK Rowling found inspiration for Harry Potter’s library at Hogwarts. Want to take your tour to the next level? Upgrade for a cruise down the Douro river on a classic Portuguese boat.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$362.44
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US$362.44
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Porto city full-day private tour

Porto city full-day private tour

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Discover the magic and charm of Porto with this guided, full-day tour. Visit popular landmarks and cultural highlights including Porto Se Cathedral, Torre & Igreja dos Clérigos, Avenida dos Aliados, and more. Stop for a traditional Port wine tasting in a local wine cellar before enjoying an afternoon cruise.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$181.22
Price varies by group size
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US$181.22
Price varies by group size
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Porto Private Tour from Lisbon

Porto Private Tour from Lisbon

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This full day private tour will allow you to get to know the main sights and monuments of the city of Porto, the second largest city in the country, located in northern Portugal. With a unique situation at the mouth of the Douro River and a set of great architectural value, the historic center of Porto has been classified as a World Heritage Site since 1996 by UNESCO. Departing from Lisbon we will take the A1 motorway to Porto, a trip that will last about 3 hours. In Porto we will visit the whole historical area of the city, namely Avenida dos Aliados, São Bento station, Ribeira, S. Francisco Church, etc., as well as the mouth of the Douro River, with its famous beaches, to the emblematic Lello bookstore and the famous D. Luís bridge. At the end of the afternoon, with the tour finished, we will return to Lisbon on the same route, which will last approximately 3 hours.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$302.04
Price varies by group size
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US$302.04
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Old town Porto - Iconic buildings and stories.

Old town Porto - Iconic buildings and stories.

This tour starts near the emblematic Clérigos tower, we will proceed to Cordoaria and Rectory of Porto’s University, as well as the old town prison, nowadays the Portuguese Centre of Photography. Walking down to the finance centre of Porto, we will arrive at Avenida dos Aliados, where several Portuguese and International banks headquarters are located, using some of the most beautiful buildings in the city, and of course, the quintessential town hall. We cannot miss the remarkable São Bento Train Station. We will cross the Luís I bridge, to relax, and have a cup of Portuguese delicious coffee, while admiring one of the best views of the entire city. On this margin of the river, in Vila Nova de Gaia, we will also see the monastery in Serra do Pilar. Back in Porto we will go to the oldest cathedral in the country, the most magnificent of it’s kind, and walk down to the other margin of the Douro River, at Ribeira, once the most important maritime trade market in Portugal.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$30.20
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US$30.20

Oporto Walking Tour

Oporto Walking Tour

Feel the essence of Porto on this walking tour that will give you the opportunity to explore the historical center accompanied by an expert guide. Discover the city's charm in every corner, capture the details of the most important buildings and places as you pass by and get to know the history behind must-see sites, such as the unique São Bento train station, the Lello Bookshop, the Clerigos Tower and the Ribeira neighborhood.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$30.75
From
US$30.75
Taking safety measures

Private Porto Tour with Porto Wine Tasting and Boat Trip in Douro River

Private Porto Tour with Porto Wine Tasting and Boat Trip in Douro River

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Discover the best that Porto has to offer on this comprehensive private tour. Spend the day exploring the historic streets for landmarks such as the Dom Luis I Bridge, the Sao Bento train station, and the cathedral. Sample some of the city’s famous port wine in the cellars and enjoy a relaxing 50-minute ride along the Douro River in a traditional Rabelo boat.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$221.31
Price varies by group size
From
US$221.31
Price varies by group size

Portos Downtown Walking Tour

Portos Downtown Walking Tour

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Discover the rich history of Porto on this informative walking tour with a local guide. Sightseeing as you walk, admiring Porto’s grand façades and Baroque architecture. With a knowledgeable local guide by your side to explain this sights, this is a great opportunity for first-time visitors to immerse themselves in Porto’s urban landscape. You’ll hit the UNESCO Old Town district, admire views of the Douro River, and see many other notable landmarks like Avenida dos Aliados, Bookstore Lello, Church and Tower of Clérigos, S. Bento Train Station, Old Market Ferreira Borges, Majestic Café and the Market of Bolhão.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$32.79
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US$32.79

Porto City Tour Full Day with Lunch and Six Bridges Cruise - Private basis

Porto City Tour Full Day with Lunch and Six Bridges Cruise - Private basis

Discover Porto's historical center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on a day tour that introduces you to the important landmarks and sights of the old town and newer districts. You'll also visit a wine cellar, take a cruise, have lunch near the river, and enjoy a tour through Foz and Boavista.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$259.75
Price varies by group size
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US$259.75
Price varies by group size
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Porto, Portugal - Private Tour

Porto, Portugal - Private Tour

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Enjoy a personalized tour of Porto, traveling with your driver / guide in a private vehicle. Named several times as a destination of choice in Europe, the city of Porto is designated as "an open air museum". Usually those who visit always try to come back later. Highlight for the historically well-restored city center, with several free tourist attractions, as well as beaches and typical northern cuisine. The maximum group size is 8 people.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$196.72
Price varies by group size
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US$196.72
Price varies by group size

3-Hour Guided Walking Tour of Porto

3-Hour Guided Walking Tour of Porto

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When exploring a new city on your own, you can miss out on quite a bit. This Porto walking tour is led by a guide who knows the best ways to get around the city to see the most in less time without missing a beat. See main highlights as well as lesser-known areas as your guide tells you about Porto’s history and culture.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$30.20
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US$30.20
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The Best of Porto Walking Tour

The Best of Porto Walking Tour

The Jewish Heritage in Porto Walking Tour is the best way of getting to know the Portuguese Jewish history: A perfect balance between getting to know the story of the rise and fall of the Jewish community, since the medieval ages until now, and, at the same time, visiting the most important monuments in the city. When did the first Jews arrive in Porto? Has Porto Jewish quarters? When expulsion of Jews from Portugal started? How big is the Jewish community of Porto? Is Portugal the safest country for Jewish citizens? Get ready to experience Porto from a different perspective. A local charismatic guide will reveal interesting facts about the Jewish heritage in Porto.
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  • 3 hours
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US$523.26
per group
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US$523.26
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Porto and Minho Tour in One Day

Porto and Minho Tour in One Day

Enjoy this great tour in the north of Portugal where you can know more about Porto, Braga and Guimarães. In this tour you get an overview about the main landscapes and the great highlights of these main cities. In Porto we will start with a walking tour in downtown where we have the opportunity to see so great museums like Souls Chapel, Bolhão Market, Majestic Cafe, Cathedral and St Bento station. In Braga we will see the roman trace elements and we will see some medieval places of the city, like the wall of the city, the new door arch and the St Barbara garden. In Guimarães we will know the castle and we will walking through the city.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$655.72
per group
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US$655.72
per group

PORTO CITY TOUR - River Cruise, Wine Cellars

PORTO CITY TOUR - River Cruise, Wine Cellars

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Passionate local guide that will present to you the city where he was born and lives. We are not a big enterprise that sees you as a costumer. We are storytellers and friends that that you will get from Porto. See the reviews on Trip Advisor of Super Tours (Porto, Portugal)!
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$92.94
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US$92.94

Porto - Living Like a Local

Porto - Living Like a Local

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Following a late afternoon pick-up from your hotel in Porto, meet your private guide and take a seat on-board a comfortable vehicle and get to know another face of the great city of Porto.  This experience will provide you an exclusive and private journey, the best local gastronomic places that the city have and completely out of the loop.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$237.29
Price varies by group size
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US$237.29
Price varies by group size

Historical City Center Porto Tour 1

Historical City Center Porto Tour 1

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I'm totally fascinated for the particularities of Porto City and I'm going to share all what I know with my customers. Beautiful views, medieval architecture, History, city secrets, all into this tour. Come with me!
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$28.86
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US$28.86

Full Day to Porto from Lisbon - Private Tour

Full Day to Porto from Lisbon - Private Tour

THIS IS AN ARCHITECTURAL, HISTORIC AND GASTRONOMIC EXPERIENCE FOR THOSE WHO WANT A TASTE OF PORTO
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$568.83
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US$568.83
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