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The Best of Porto Walk - Private Tour

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Get to know the history of Porto on this walking tour with an expert local guide! Explore the city’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed historic center, seeing Baroque churches and the incredible Porto Cathedral. Hear of Moorish invasions and see some of the city’s more modern highlights, like the wine cellars where its famous Port (fortified wine) is aged, and its iconic iron bridge – Ponte de Dom Luis I.
Highlights
  • Explore the UNESCO-listed city center of Porto on foot
  • Get insider tips on the best port wine cellars in town
  • Discover the influences of the ancient Romans and Moors on the city
  • Snap a few photos from the Ponte de Dom Luis I and Porto Cathedral
What to Expect
Meet your guide in Porto’s Sé neighborhood to begin your city walking tour. Delve into the rich history of Porto beginning with ancient Romans and ending with the Moors and the French. See how these cultures influenced the local architecture that still stands today in the historic center.
Stroll past Romanesque walls on your way to the Porto Cathedral and Baroque architecture by the Church of Santa Clara. And no visit to Portugal is complete without gazing upon the beautiful Moorish tiles that adorn many buildings in the area.
From the city center, proceed towards the Ponte de Dom Luis I and look out upon the Douro River and traditional Rabelo boats. These boats were used to transport the grapes to the wine cellars which are the next stop on the tour. Learn about the process of making fortified wine, passing storied shops and cafes before ending your tour at Ribeira Square.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the walking tour with Filipa, and it was a great experience. She took us to all of the main site in Porto, went into as much or as little detail as we were interested in, and offered suggestions for additional things to do...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Emily T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I took a private tour of Porto with Mariana. She was incredible! We loved the city, learning from Mariana about the history and culture, and enjoyed the nice walk. Mariana is extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and simply awesome to be with! Thanks

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Jason B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Theresa was an excellent guide and host. She did a great job balancing the history of the town with “fun facts” for the teens who after 5 days traveling were about saturated with new information. She followed up with an email giving great suggestions for...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My Husband and I are doing a 4 week trip around Europe and this is one of the best tours we have done. Teresa is excellent!! She is a local so has inside knowledge you wouldn’t get from any other tour guide but also about...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Thank you to our guide, Renato. We are a family of 7, 3 generations, ages 7-82 yo. He was very patient with our groups' extremes of ages. Renato is an amazing guide- so intelligent and knowledgeable about the local sites and history. Even better, we...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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