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Porto: Guided Walking Tour and Lello Bookshop

1. Porto: Guided Walking Tour and Lello Bookshop

Learn about the history of Porto as you walk along its medieval streets on a 3-hour guided tour. Discover its most important buildings, visiting monuments dating from the 12th to the 19th century. Admire the Cathedral, Clérigos Church, the São Bento railway station, Aliados Avenue, the Bolhão Market, the Carmo and Carmelitas church, the Lello bookshop and others. See the wooden rabelo boats that have been used for centuries to transport people and goods along the Douro River. Marvel at the interior of the Lello bookshop, often called the most beautiful library in the world.

Porto: 3-Hour Walking City Tour & Lello Bookstore Visit

2. Porto: 3-Hour Walking City Tour & Lello Bookstore Visit

Join a tour with a private and tailored experience in the ancient city of Porto. Visit São Bento Train Station, the Cathedral, the medieval neighborhood, the most important point views, Clérigos Tower, and the historical Lello Bookstore. In 3 hours, listen to your guide as they explain the historical intricacies of Porto and its origins. Allow them to guide you through the city, walled in from the 12th to the 18th century, and elucidate upon the many stories from Roman rule to contemporary times. Finish off your tour with a visit to the third most beautiful bookstore in the world, the historical Lello Bookstore. Don't hesitate to ask your guide for local tips on restaurants, gardens, public transportation, maps, and more.

Porto: Private Tour with Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

3. Porto: Private Tour with Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

See Porto at its best from the eyes of a local in just 3 hours. Check out prime landmarks like the Sao Bento Train Station, Clerigos Tower, Rua das Flores and hear unique insights that only a local would know. Uncover hidden gems and city secrets along the way that will show you an authentic side of the city with the help of a knowledgeable local guide. Fully experience the local flare with an included local treat to make your city tour a complete experience.

Secret Sites of Porto 3-Hour Walking Tour

4. Secret Sites of Porto 3-Hour Walking Tour

Get beneath the skin of Porto, Potugal’s impressive 2nd city, on a half-day walking tour that takes in the most emblematic monuments of the city center, and discovers lesser known attractions. Meet your local guide on Praça dos Leões to see the Bank of Tiles. Then, go to the stunning Igreja do Carmo (Carmelitas Church), part of a 17th-century convent with a classical façade. Stop at the Lello Bookshop, one of the most beautiful book stores in the world, before walking to the Torre dos Clérigos bell tower of the Igreja dos Clérigos. Here, you will also find an Oriental grocery store popular with locals. Get breathtaking city views from the Vitória mirador. Continue along Avenida dos Aliados towards Liberdade Square. On Avenida Santa Catarina, pause to taste a typical Portuguese custard tart in a local coffee shop. Savor the aromas of Bolhão Market, where Porto residents stock up on fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers. Next, wander over to the São Bento Railway Station, where the mosaic walls depict scenes from Portuguese history. Admire views of the Douro River and Sé Cathedral.

Porto Half-Day Historical Tour & Port Wine Tasting

5. Porto Half-Day Historical Tour & Port Wine Tasting

Explore Porto on a half-day city tour that emphasizes the history of the area. Begin at Pena Ventosa, the birthplace of the city of Porto. Visit the cathedral, built in the 12th century, before continuing to the S. Bento train station. This station is known for its tiles representing important moments of Portugal's history and culture. Next, see the Clérigos Church. Clérigos, built by the famous architect Nasoni, is known for its Classic Renaissance style. As for the Lello, it has a Neo-Gothic facade and remarkable plaster interior. During the tour, you will be given important information regarding several streets and places in the historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn about Batalha Square, Santa Catarina Street, the Majestic Café, the Bolhão Market, and Aliados Avenue. Then continue to visit a few neighborhoods located by the water before heading to a Port wine cellar in Gaia. Learn how this national drink is produced, bottled, sold, and tasted, then enjoy a tasting of your own.

Porto: Private Boat Tour

6. Porto: Private Boat Tour

Departing from the convenient meeting point in Douro Marina, you will begin your trip sailing by the beautiful cityscape of Porto. Throughout the trip you will have the chance to see remarkable places such as Ponte da Arrábida, the old market (Alfandega), the Porto wine cellars, and the beautiful Ponte Luiz I. Turning back at Luiz I bridge, you will sail until you reach the entrance of the Douro River for an open sea experience, which includes a lovely view of Foz do Douro and the new cruise terminal. If you wish to, you can also stop close to the Douro Ecological Reserve to enjoy the peace and quiet of this fantastic area.

Porto Full-Day Tour

7. Porto Full-Day Tour

Porto is a vibrant city of picturesque streets, beautiful buildings, honest smiles and romantic aura with a mix of monuments by leading world architects from the past and the present. Porto is Portugal's second largest metropolis, and one of Europe's most charismatic cities. Porto is also one of the last undiscovered European metropolises, but that is about to change. Porto is an ancient port steeped in history and tradition. It is a highly atmospheric place that has become known for its monuments by renowned architects (Gustave Eiffel's Dona Maria Bridge, Nicolau Nasoni's Clerigos Tower, Rem Koolhaas' Casa da Musica and Siza Vieira's Serralves Museum), but just when you think you don't know much about this city, think again. This is the city that originated and named Port wine, and gave birth to one of world history's most legendary figures, Prince Henry the Navigator (the fictional character from Harry Potter). These are just a few curious facts about this intriguing and majestic city, and if you want to find out more, go on exploring the city on a full-day that will leave your mind fascinated.

Porto: Full-Day Private Tuk Tuk Tour

8. Porto: Full-Day Private Tuk Tuk Tour

Make the most of your time in Porto by exploring it on 3 wheels. This full-day tour mixes riding with some walking to take you to some of the most beautiful sites in and around this Portuguese city. The day starts with a visit to the Sé do Porto, a cathedral that dates back to the city's medieval origins. Admire the cathedral from the outside before venturing into the surrounding Sé district – the oldest in the city – which remains faithful to Porto's traditions and customs. Continue to the São Bento train station, one of the most beautiful in Europe, to appreciate the approximately 20,000 hand-painted tiles lining its interior. Next, pass the commercial Bolhão area, home to a traditional market with local products, shops of all kinds, and the busiest street in town, Rua de Santa Catarina. Here, the guide will point out Café Majestic – the most luxurious café in Porto. Photograph the emblematic Liberdade Square, the Avenida dos Aliados and the Carmo and Carmelite churches. Then, cross the Praça dos Leões to make a brief stop at the Lello bookstore. Built in 1906, this shop is a must-see and is considered one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world. Reach new heights at the Torre dos Clérigos, an 18th-century tower offering 360-degree views of the city center and surroundings. Explore the verdant Cordoaria garden before breaking for a typical Portuguese lunch. After the break, head to the Palácio de Cristal Gardens, a botanical garden with unique views of the Douro River. Explore the narrow alleys of the iconic Miragaia and Vitória neighborhoods before proceeding to the Praça do Infante, home to the Palácio da Bolsa, São Francisco church, and the old Ferreira Borges market. Photograph the buildings in the Ribeira neighborhood before crossing the Dom Luis I bridge to enjoy a glass of Port wine with a view at the Serra do Pilar monastery. Continue along the Douro to the Atlantic ocean to see surfers and fishermen enjoying the waves near the Parque da Cidade.

Porto: Porto's Roots Walking Tour

9. Porto: Porto's Roots Walking Tour

Take a guided walking tour through Porto and discover highlights of the city. Learn its history, see highlights like the Clérigos Tower and Lello Bookshop, and enjoy a relaxing coffee. Start the tour at Porto's Cathedral, where the city was born. Discover its medieval history and walk through narrow streets and charming alleys. Everything leads to the Douro river: Learn about the bridges and Porto wine from your local guide’s vast knowledge. Next, enjoy a stop at a local pastry shop to take a break from all the hills, and relax while enjoying a coffee. The walk continues with amazing views over the city. You’ll also learn why Porto is called the Invicta city and where alheira comes from. Discover sights like the Clérigos Tower and the Lello Bookshop and why are they so important to the city. The tour ends with a bang at the famous São Bento Train Station. Admire the beautiful tiles and learn their meaning.

Porto: Private Half-Day as a Local Experience

10. Porto: Private Half-Day as a Local Experience

Your experience begins as your driver picks you up in a modern and comfortable vehicle with a capacity for 4 people. From there, start your tour of up to 5 hours through the Boavista area with a stop in Foz to enjoy beautiful views of the sea and river. Whilst there, choose to spend your first break out on a terrace. Set your own pace with a visit to the Ribeira area, where you can visit a beautiful port wine cellar. Following that, your tour continues to the Monastery of Serra do Pilar where you can enjoy magnificent views over the historic area of the city. Later, pass by the beautiful Avenida dos Aliados, crossing the famous Torre dos Clérigos area on the way. Throughout the day you are free to take breaks wherever you want, but your guides propose a mandatory break in the beautiful Gardens of the Crystal Palace. Following your amazing half-day out, your driver will take you back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Clérigos Church

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 56 reviews

Ricardo our guide was very knowledgeable, friendly and informative. He made the tour worthwhile as we learned a lot about the history of Porto. The tour was easy paced and allowed us time to take pictures or spend more time at the locations. He covers most of the major sites in our walking tour so it was a great way to experience the city. We also had skip the line for Lello bookshop which was also a highlight of the tour. If possible don’t skip this! Highly recommend the tour. Only suggestion we have is about the meeting location. It was not clear what they meant by pillory. There is actually a pillar in front of the cathedral. Would be helpful if they carry a flag or a sign to make it easier to spot them.

We had A very good time with our privat guide Paulo. The city of Porto is more than beautifull with this man as your guide. Lot of information, safe driver and we finnished with tasting wonderfull Portwine

L'équipe connaît très bien l'histoire du Portugal, très instructif et agréable

Great activity for a bachelorette weekend and very easy booking process!

We liked a lot the guide Rosa and she gave us valuabale explanations.