Make your own way to the meeting point in central Porto in time for a 10am or 2pm departure (depending on option selected). Accompanied by your private guide, Francisca, a local architect and writer, set out to discover the rich history and heritage of Portugal’s second city.
Visit the historic São Bento Railway Station, renowned for its beautiful tilework, depicting the history of Portugal, then stroll along Santa Catarina Commercial Street, the city’s main shopping boulevard. Along the way, stop to admire the grand façade of the Palladium Galeries; peek into handicrafts boutiques and souvenir shops; sample traditional pastries from a local bakery; and enjoy a coffee (own expense) at the Majestic Café, famous as the spot where J. K. Rowling began writing her Harry Potter books.
Continue to the lively Bolhão Market to soak up the atmosphere, then admire architectural highlights such as the Casa da Música, and take a stroll around Agramonte Cemetery.
Your tour ends at the Cristal Palace Gardens around 1pm.
Please note: This is a private tour and can be customized to suit your preferences.