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The Best of Porto: 3-Hour Guided Walking Tour

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  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Delve into the rich history of Porto alongside a professional guide on this immersive 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).
  • 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 Clerigos Tower
  • Admire the eye-catching Ponte de Dom Luis I–Porto’s iconic iron bridge
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What's Included

  • Best Of Porto Walking Tour of 3-Hour, with Live Comentary.
  • Company Liability Insurance and Personal Injury Insurance
  • Each Tour is accompanied by one of our Storytellers.
  • General briefing is given before the activity.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Statue of Vímara Peres
    Calçada de Vandoma, 4000-013 Porto, Portugal

    Vímara Peres Statue.

End point

  • Ribeira
    Ribeira, Porto, Portugal

    Might suffer adjustments

What To Expect

After meeting your expert local guide in central Porto, begin your 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. After passing markets and shops, finish your Porto walking tour in Ribeira Square where your friendly guide will bid you adieu.

Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

The Porto Cathedral is located in the heart of the historic area and is one of the oldest monuments in Portugal.

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Ponte de Dom Luis I

This bridge of metal structure was built between 1881 and 1888 linking both cities, Porto and Gaia.

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • A small amount of walking is involved. We recommend comfortable shoes.
  • This tour operates in the rain so please check the weather conditions and dress accordantly. The company provides ponchos.
  • All customers with reservation must check in 15min prior to the tour start.
  • Minimum number of 2 people applies. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Traveler Tips


I recommend doing this tour when you first arrive so you know the spots you want to return and spend more time in.
I would recommend this tour as soon as you arrive in Porto so you can then decide your plans for the remainder of your stay.
After this first acquaintance with the City we can now organize specific visits to musea, restaurants, etc., which the duration of the tour doesn't allow for.
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Few days in Porto
Teresa_E, Jan 2023
Really good introduction to the city by Lucas - very knowledgeable and gave us some good tips that we used during our stay
Great guide
Andrea_F, Jan 2023
The guide, Joao. was incredibly enthusiastic about his city and it really gave us an appreciation for Porto.
Perfect Intro to Porto on Day One
Amy_N, Jan 2023
Teresa's explanations of Porto's history was engaging and her enthusiasm contagious, even on a cold and rainy day. Her English was unusually excellent - and it was nice to stop for a coffee / tea and custard treat to keep the conversation going when it seemed ideal to get out of the rain for a bit.
See it all in 2.5 hours
Conrad_H, Jan 2023
Lucas was a phenomenal guide and gave us the best tour we could have asked for. They shared a list of recommendations with us following the tour so you won’t forget all there is to do in Porto.
This 3 hr walking tour is...
MarilynMejia, Jan 2023
This 3 hr walking tour is and Amazing tour. You get to see the whole city walking! And our tour guide was amazing! Must do your!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great guide!! We really...
Stephanie_A, Dec 2022
Great guide!! We really liked sufia. Knowledgeable about all aspects of history and culture. Fun seeing the various parts of Porto on foot.
Joao is the best
Kannav_C, Dec 2022
Joao was our tour guide who is full of energy. He is born and brought up in Porto and filled with Knowledge. He showed us the famous places in Porto including few of the hidden gems. He is very proud of Porto that is wonderful and it was evident during the trip as well. Our trip that was meant for 3 hours extended for 4 hours and we were so happy after the walking tour. Next day we visited world’s most beautiful mcdonald’s in Porto, Livraria lello bookstore and finished our stay by having a breakfast in Majestic cafe. Feedback for tour operators: Finding Joao was difficult during the start of the tour because the tour operating company was unreachable and forgot to pass our names to Joao. It was some inconvenience.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Porto with a Friend (Sofia)
Gregory_S, Dec 2022
What an amazing tour. Sofia was very knowledgable of Porto and also didn't rush from one destination to the next. It felt like a friend sharing her love of the city without showing off how much she knew about dates, facts and figures.
Don't leave Porto without a walking tour with Teresa
Jorge_C, Nov 2022
Teresa was an absolute pleasure. This private tour is what my mom and I needed. We walked at our own pace and managed to see more than I could expect in 3 hours. I wish I could take Teresa with us on other tours around the world.
Getting to know Porto
Ajifolake_B, Nov 2022
This tour is a great way to get the highlights of the city. Our tour guide Philipe was fantastic, the 3 hours went so quickly you barely realize how much walking you are doing. One of my favorite highlights was the Sao Bento Rail station. The art work detail on the walls is absolutely amazing, I just loved the fact that it was still an active station that held is historical importance. Can't forget the Lello & Irmão Bookstore, which is believed inspired to have inspired the staircase In the Harry Potter movies.
Earnest tour guides with plenty to say
Kristi_T, Nov 2022
Joao was our tour guide, and he was actually filling in for the original guide who had to call out sick. Joao was extremely knowledgeable and was interested in keeping us engaged and comfortable. He was funny and full of little stories. Despite the poor weather hindering us in the end, he completed the tour to the best of his ability and I would have loved to do a tour with him in better weather.
The tour was thoughtfully...
Kelly_P, Nov 2022
The tour was thoughtfully planned and executed. Philip is a masterful guide, gifted storyteller, and insightful historian. Our kids and family learned about everything from JK Rowling’s stay in Porto; multicultural influences on Porto’s architecture, neighborhoods, and inventions; and delicious foods in this vibrant city. We are thankful Philip artfully navigated us through beautiful, one of a kind, Porto!
A great tour. Teresa was...
Colette_H, Nov 2022
A great tour. Teresa was able to tell us so much about Porto’s history, architecture and culture as well recommending great restaurants and bars to visit. The tour covered a lot but did not feel rushed. Would highly recommend this as a first tour to explore the city as way of planning the rest of a visit to Porto.
Great tour!
Nathalie_Z, Nov 2022
Great tour! Teresa was amazing and very knowledgeable about the area. We got some great shots of the places we saw. Totally recommend.
Our guide was energetic...
David_L, Nov 2022
Our guide was energetic and informative. The farmers market was a highlight. A coffee break in the middle was good to sit down together and chat.
Porto walking tour
Lisbeth_R, Nov 2022
The overall tour was fantastic, our guides knowledge was interesting and covered more than we expected.
Great tour
Mary_C, Oct 2022
I did this as a private tour and I would highly recommend it. Teresa was an excellent guide and we walked to all the main attractions and areas of Porto as well as providing me with the history, the culture , the art I for good tips on where to eat.
We loved our tour of...
Karen_M, Oct 2022
We loved our tour of Porto! Claudia was engaging and informative. She showed us all over the city and gave us great tips for enjoying all that Porto has to offer. Would recommend this tour to everyone.
Excellent introduction to a beautiful city
Jane_C, Oct 2022
We recommend doing this tour as soon as possible after arrival as it provides an excellent introduction to Porto. Teresa, our enthusiastic and knowledgeable local guide was passionate about 'her' city and gave us an informative overview of it's history and culture as we walked around many of the main sights. A coffee stop with our 1st taste of the delicious pastel de nada was a welcome bonus. Teresa followed up the tour with a useful email of recommendations of places to eat, drink and visit.
Porto
Deidra_S, Oct 2022
Visiting the train station, stopping for a traditional treat in Porto, Lemon water and the pastry. sorry I con't remember how to spell it.
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