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Delve into the rich history of Porto alongside a professional guide on this immersive 4-hour Porto walking tour. Experience northern Portugal’s historic city of Porto, known for its curved streets and blend of Moorish and Roman influences. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed historic city center, explore Porto Cathedral and Baroque churches, and learn how grapes traveled the Douro River to the coast where winemakers make famous Port (fortified wine).

Highlights

  • 3.5-hour Porto walking tour, led by an expert local guide
  • See top Porto attractions in the city’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed historic center
  • Learn about Porto’s Roman roots and hear about the Moorish and Castilian invasions
  • Pose for photos in front of Porto Cathedral and then stroll along Aliados Avenue to see the monument to King Peter IV
  • Admire the eye-catching Ponte de Dom Luis I – Porto’s iconic iron bridge

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What You Can Expect

Porto Walking Tour

Sightsee around Porto on your historical walking tour!

After meeting your expert local guide in Porto's Sé neighborhood, begin your 4-hour Porto walking tour. First, enter the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Porto’s center. Learn the origins of Porto from your guide, which was first a Roman outpost, later came under Moorish rule and was mostly decimated in the 19th century by the French.

Next, observe old Romanesque walls and the Porto Cathedral. Then, see classic Baroque architecture as you stroll by the Church of Santa Clara, nearby let your eyes soak up vibrant colors of Moorish tiles that decorate building walls.

Continue along Aliados Avenue to Liberdade Square and listen to the chirp of locals. Arrive at the monument to King Peter IV of Portugal, built to honor the king also known as “The Liberator” and first ruler of Brazil.

After enjoying the historic city center, move on to Ponte de Dom Luis I, a modern double-decker bridge designed by Gustave Eiffel’s protege who gave it an Eiffel touch. Gaze out over the Duoro and view the traditional wooden rabelo boats that once were used to transport grapes to the cellars. Promenade along Cais de Gaia, lined with cellars and learn about how Port (fortified wine) is made.

Finish your Porto walking tour in Ribeira Square where your friendly guide will bid you ado.

Customer Reviews

Donald P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great way to start my visit to Porto/

Sarah J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this tour which was led by our guide, Renato. Renato was very friendly, enthusiastic and had an amazing wealth of knowledge. It was great to wander the streets of amazing Porto and learn about its history, culture and sights. The tour was very relaxed and informative. Renato was very generous with his knowledge and time and even took the time out to show us on the map where we had walked and to give us some additional recommendations for restaurants etc. Would highly recommend this tour.

Diane L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Loved this tour with Sara. Nice walking pace with a wonderful history lesson. Sara is a wealth of information about Porto.

Debra G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

I loved this tour. The guide was knowledgeable and I was with a small group of people who could walk. The views were incredible and the little café where we stopped for a break served the absolute best cappuccino. The only drawback was that the tour broke up outside the tour office and I had to find my way back to my hotel.

Bogdan O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Day trips recommended for families with older children. City tour was well run and exciting. Porto is clean, the residents are extremely friendly. Greetings to all

Bogdan

Victoria B United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Good overview of the town
A relaxed stroll with time for coffe / closure exploration if needed
Lovely knowledgable guide

Christopher M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

I highly recommend this interesting walking tour of Porto. Such a pleasant way to get to know the city with a very knowledgeable, friendly and patient guide. The included coffee and pastry in the middle of the tour as well as a shot of port at the end were all much appreciated!

Marilyne G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

The guide was really nice and knowledgeable

Lonnie L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Our Porto walking tour with Virginia was most enjoyable! She is indeed, a great guide....very professional, informative, knowledgeable, and fun! We did persevere through the cold rain and wind, and Virginia made the best of the uncontrollable situation. We have gone on numerous city walking tours in other countries and can say that Virginia was one of the top guides we have been with. It seemed almost like meeting a new friend after just moving to a new city....rather than meeting a travel guide just giving out details of facts, dates, etc as part of their work day. Virginia was engaging throughout the tour, answered all of our questions, and did it in her own unique style making for a most relaxing day while learning more about your great city. Adding her own comments and experiences made the story of Porto even more interesting. Thanks for offering this outstanding service to help visitors learn more about a wonderful historic city with lots of charm.

Dianne R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Great! We had a wonderfull tour of Porto that took us to some amazing places off the normal tourist track as well as the highlights. Our guide was incredibly knowledgable and tailored his conversation and tour to our interests. I would highly recommend this tour.

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