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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

Jason B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

outstanding!

Carol W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

I loved my walking tour with Renato of Blue Dragon tours. It was a bargain, esp. considering it included a stop for coffee and pastry, a nice little taste of port and a bottle of water! 3 - 1/2 hours, plus, and a very small group. The pace was great, and I loved that it included Renato's recommendations for dining, drinking, etc. Renato was knowledgeable and congenial. It was so great to have a tour that was limited in size.

ERNESTO R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Very good tour. Vera our guide was excellent describing each place we visited plus talking about the history of the city. The only very minor negative on her side was that it was a fast pace walking tour. On the Viator side, they should provide better meeting location add with more points of references. Our taxi driver did not know where the place was and to get there we had to ask 5 or 6 different places to find it. Then it was more than one group in the same place so we had to ask many different people who was Viator guide, very frustating a way to star a tour.

Deborah K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This was a great introduction to Porto and our guide gave us a lot of local knowledge. The walking was enjoyable as too was the treat at the end of the tour. We visited places we may not have found on our own.

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

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