Porto is a city with many charms. On this half day tour you'll get the chance to discover its most interesting corners, learn about its history, and see the most important monuments of the city.

Settled on the northern bank of the Douro River, this location has always been appealing to the different people that passed by the Peninsula, thru ought the centuries, from the Romans, to the Moors and finally, the Christians. Because of its strategic location, Porto has always been a trade city, being its harbour the most important center for a long period of time. It shaped the city's landscape, traditions and people, details that you can still recognize if you wander around the old quarters.

Our driver / guide will explain to you the history of the city and show you the old quarters full of charm and traditions and also the trendiest neighborhoods like Boavista and Foz, where you can admire a different side of the city and the modern buildings that were made in the last century and are already landmarks too.

The tour wouldn't be complete without our driver taking you to the south bank of the river, so that you can admire the beautiful landscape of the city, take the "postcard picture" of Porto and visit a Port Wine cellar, where you'll have the opportunity to learn more about this famous wine, with a tasting included.

The historical city center of Porto is an UNESCO World Heritage Site, since 1996.

 

Tour Highlights

Unesco World Heritage Site

Amazing churches and monuments

Magnificent architectural treasures

Main Attractions

S. Bento Tran Station (beautiful portuguese tiles - Azulejos)
Cathedral
Livraria Lello (the 3rd most beautiful in the world and inspiration for Harry Potter Stories)
Clerigos Tower and church
Commercial area of Santa Catarina Street (including the Café Majestic)
Riverside landscape and the mouth of the Douro River
Contemporary architecture
Coastal area

About this tour

Duration: Up to 4 hours, usually between 9:00 am to 1:00 am or 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. However the schedule can be adapted according to your needs.

Private: Our tours are always private (just you and our guide/driver) in the language that you've chosen (English, French, Portuguese or Spanish).

Tailor made: The tour will be adjusted and scheduled according to your specific interests and needs.

Pick you up and Drop off on the agreed spot: Our driver will pick you up at any agreed previously spot, like your hotel, airport, cruise terminal or another meeting point.

Our Guarantee: Our driver/guide will drive you during your tour, sharing stories and curiosities about the places you’ll visit as well as its historical context. Since our driver is also the guide, it’s possible that the guide won’t always join you on your visits inside of monuments. Find out why.

If you wish to have a guide with you full time, we recommend you to hire the services of a local licensed guide. Please contact us for a quotation and more information.

The price includes:

Visit to a Port Wine Cellar, with tastings

Private and exclusive Driver / Guide

Modern and Comfortable luxury Mercedes vehicle

Pick-up and Drop-off at a designated spot

Free wifi and bottled water

Surprises along the tour

24h/7 Customer Service Assistance

The price does not include:

Entrances in Lello Bookshop and Clérigos Tower

Entrances and activities not mentioned in the program

Lunch

Personal expenses

Gratuities