Discover Porto City Tour

Discover Porto City Tour

On this day trip you venture to Portugal´s second largest city. Discover its beautiful monuments and historic buildings. Porto city offers a harmonious synthesis of ancient and timeless attractions, hidden places and historical points.

During this tour you will drive to the south along the coast to Porto. On your way there you will pass the the fishermen s villages Póvoa de Varzim and the Vila do Conde. 

You will get to know Porto´s historical center and you will also visit the city on the opposite bank of the river, Vila Nova de Gaia. Here, where the famous Port wine is elaborated and matured, you can taste a port wine and enjoy the spectacular view on the city. Feel the Douro river  and the magnificent views on the riverbanks on a ´Rabelo´ boat cruise under the six bridges of Porto!

Itinerary
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Pass By: Praia Redonda, Av. dos Banhos, Povoa de Varzim 4490-407 Portugal

You will follow your way driving along the beaches of Póvoa de Varzim and see the tiny fishermen´s cottages along the way.

Pass By: Cego do Maio, Passeio Alegre, Povoa de Varzim 4490-428 Portugal

Emblematic square in honor of a fellow countryman due to his great achievements.
Located on the Póvoa do Varzim waterfront in front of the prestigious Casino.

Stop At: Muro de Azulejos, Avenida dos Banhos Junto Ao Porto De Pesca, Povoa de Varzim 4495-019 Portugal

This typical blue tiles tell the stories of the fishermen fishing at the atlantic ocean. Nowadays the harbour of Póvoa de Varzim is still one of the most important fishers harbours in the north of Portugal.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Porto de Pesca, Póvoa de Varzim, Cais da, Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal

The Fishing Port is located in the coastal area that served as the starting point for fishing activity, marking the cultural essence of Póvoa de Varzim.

Pass By: Fortaleza da Povoa de Varzim, Rua Tenente Veiga Leal 40, Povoa de Varzim 4490-586 Portugal

The majestic fortress originally had the function of defending the coastal area.
During the trip, you will observe its charm and beauty.

Pass By: Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Lapa, 4490-154 Povoa de Varzim, Portugal

This church has a lighthouse at the front. In the old days this lighthouse guided the fisher boats.

Pass By: Caxinas, 4480-793 Vila do Conde, Portugal

One of the biggest traditional fishermen´s community in the north of Portugal. With small houses facing the beautiful beach and the ocean.

Pass By: Mural Homenagem às Mulheres da Seca do Bacalhau, R. Nossa Sra. das Neves 500, 4480 Vila do Conde, Portugal

At this place the traditional salted and dried codfish was produced. The field with the ancient equipment is still there!

Stop At: Nau Quinhentista, Largo da Alfandega Vila do Conde, Vila do Conde 4480-702 Portugal

A replica of an old Nau (=ship) as used in the Portuguese discovery-times.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Capela de Nossa Senhora do Socorro, 4480-754 Vila do Conde, Portugal

A small chapel at the top of a hill with a shape of a mosque. We will enjoy the view for the Ave river and appreciate the magnificent blue tiles inside of the chapel.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Igreja Matriz de Vila do Conde, Rua da Igreja, Vila do Conde 4480-754 Portugal

An old roman church in the middle of the city center.

Pass By: Santa Clara Aqueduct, Vila do Conde 4480-754 Portugal

Founded at the beginning of the 14th century to provide water to the monastery.

Stop At: Igreja e Mosteiro de Santa Clara, 4480-754 Vila do Conde, Portugal

Here we will enjoy the view on the village and the Ave River.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Port of Leixoes, Avenida da Liberdade, Leca da Palmeira 4450-718 Portugal

The Port of Leixões is one of the most important port infrastructure in the Country.

Stop At: 4150 Foz do Douro, Portugal

Foz do Douro where the Douro river meets the Atlantic ocean. A beautiful place with a spectacular view on the river and the ocean.


Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Igreja do Carmo, Rua Carmo, Porto 4050-164 Portugal

The Carmo and Carmelitas churches look like the biggest church in the city. In fact, they are two churches separated by one of the world’s narrowest house. This baroque church has a famous tiled side facade.

Pass By: A Casa Escondida, R. do Carmo, Porto 4050-064 Portugal

Arriving to the Historical center of Porto, the first stop is in ´The hidden house´, it is situated between two churches. This house was built to make all contact between the nuns and the monks impossible.

Stop At: Igreja dos Carmelitas, Praca de Gomes Teixeira 5, Porto 4050-456 Portugal

The Carmo and Carmelitas churches look like the biggest church in the city. In fact, they are two churches separated by one of the world’s narrowest house.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Livraria Lello, Rua das Carmelitas 144 Vitória, Porto 4050-161 Portugal

We will walk along the streets, passing ´Livraria Lello´, one of the oldest bookshops in Portugal and recognized as “one of the most beautiful bookshops in the world” by the magazine ´The Guardian´, and the travel guide Lonely Planet.

Pass By: Torre dos Clerigos, Rua Sao Filipe Neri, Porto 4050-546 Portugal

This is a Baroque church is the highest Point in Porto, that can be seen from various points of the city and is one of its most characteristic symbols.

Stop At: Avenida dos Aliados, Av. dos Aliados, 4000 Porto, Portugal

The main square of the city with its impressive characteristic builings. Here we have a great view at the city hall and the statue of ´D. Pedro IV´.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Sao Bento Railway Station, Praca Almeida Garrett, Porto 4000-069 Portugal

´São Bento´ train station. A 20th-century building known for the massive symmetrical facade and the tile-adorned vestibule with approximately 20,000 ´azulejos´ tiles.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), S/N0 Terreiro Se 3 Centro Histórico, Porto 4050-573 Portugal

The Sé, is an historic landmark in the old centre, where the city was born. The neighborhood ´Morro da Sé´ is the oldest district in Porto. The ´Sé Cathedral´ is one of the city's oldest monuments.

Pass By: Ponte de Dom Luis I, Pte. Luiz I, Porto Portugal

We will cross the Douro river by the upper deck of ´Dom Luís I´ Bridge to ´Vila nova de Gaia´.The double-deck metal arch bridge from the 19th-century is one of the city´s most characteristic symbols. From here you will have amazing views to Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia.

Stop At: Vila Nova de Gaia, Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto District, Northern Portugal

We will arrive in Vila Nova de Gaia at lunchtime.
You will have free time to lunch and enjoy the boulevard on the riverside with the beautiful view on the city of Porto.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Cais De Gaia, Av. de Ramos Pinto, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-261 Portugal

After lunch you will embark on a typical flat-bottom-boat the ´barco Rabelo´ for a trip on the river Douro.

Duration: 55 minutes

Stop At: Espaco Porto Cruz, Largo Miguel Bombarda 222, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-222 Portugal

Your tour ends in the best way, with a Port wine tasting and a spectacular view on the city of Porto.


Duration: 30 minutes



Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Minimum age is 12 years"
"A minimum of 2 people per booking is required"
"A maximum of 6 people per booking"
"Minimum drinking age is 18 years"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"



Hora de Inicio: 09:00 AM
Duración: 7 To 8 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: Traveler pickup is offered
We will wait for you at the reception of your hotel.


Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Incluye

  • Bottled water and softdrinks
  • Snacks (Candybars)
  • Wine tasting
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Espaco Porto Cruz
  • Entry/Admission - Cais De Gaia

No Incluye

  • Entrance fees, unless specified
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Lunch

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