This 9-day itinerary combines the culture and cuisine of Portugal's two largest cities with the rural countryside and golden beaches of the Algarve. Immerse yourself in Porto's thriving gastronomy scene with a food tour and cooking class, then head into the vineyards of the Douro Valley for a day of wine tasting and river cruising. Transfer south to Lisbon to tour the capital's streets by tuk-tuk, then continue to the Algarve to hike coastal trails and explore hidden beaches by catamaran.
Privately Guided Visit of Porto, Porto
This walking tour was very good and our guide was informative and friendly.
A nice tour of Porto with Perdro. A very knowledgeable young man, he made the tour fun and interesting. He also suggested and took us to... Read more
Celia was very good guide. Would recommend her again.
Manuel has great local knowledge, this walking tour with the things he pointed out made the experience so much better than us aimlessly walking around.
Pedro did a superb job showing us the splendors of Porto. We enjoyed his guided tour and the fun facts he expanded on related to some... Read more
- Delve into Porto's rich history with knowledgeable and engaging local guides
- Explore the city's trendiest and most cultural areas, including Boavista Avenue and Foz
- Admire renowned Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque, and neoclassical monuments in the UNESCO World Heritage city center
- Visit the stunning Porto Cathedral and its superb silver altarpiece
- Enjoy breathtaking views of the Douro River, Ribeira Plaza, and the Dom Luís I Bridge
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What you'll do
Embark on a memorable journey through the historic city of Porto with a knowledgeable and engaging private local guide. This walking tour is tailored to your interests, ensuring that you get the most out of your time in this fascinating city. The tour will take approximately four hours, providing ample time to explore Porto's rich history, vibrant culture, and stunning architecture.
Your adventure begins in the trendiest and most cultural area of Porto, where you'll learn about the city's heroes, battles, and the reason it's called Invicta (the Unbeaten City). Stroll along Boavista Avenue, one of the city's most important streets, and explore Foz, home to some of the most revered museums and modern local treasures.
Next, you'll head to the city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to admire an array of Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque, and neoclassical monuments and sites. Highlights include the São Bento Railway Station, Clerigos Tower, Church of St. Francis, Lello Bookshop, Sta. Catarina Street, Majestic Café, and Bolhão Market.
After visiting the imposing Porto Cathedral with its superb silver altarpiece, your guide will lead you to the banks of the immense Douro River. Here, you can soak in the breathtaking views of Ribeira Plaza and the iconic Dom Luís I Bridge, the perfect spots to capture some unforgettable photos.
Throughout the tour, your guide will share fascinating insights and stories about Porto's history and culture, as well as point out hidden gems and recommend additional sites and restaurants to visit during your stay. Feel free to ask questions and engage with your friendly guide, who is dedicated to ensuring your experience is enjoyable. Their expertise and willingness to assist will make your tour even more memorable.
As your tour comes to an end, you'll depart with a wealth of knowledge and a deep appreciation for the incredible city of Porto.
- English-speaking local guide
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