Mercado do Bolhão Walking tours

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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 Food Tour

2. Porto: 3-Hour Food Tour

Experience the rhythm of Porto as you explore the city's local eateries and markets on this authentic Porto food tour. Start your morning with a visit to a traditional cafe to have breakfast as the Portuguese do. Afterward, see old shops, taste their fresh products, and visit a charming market to eat Iberian ham, sardines, cheese, and wine from the Northern region of the country. Continue your culinary adventure with a local lunch and have the most typical, yet delicious dish of Porto with drinks included at a bar or restaurant loved by the inhabitants of Porto. This tour takes approximately three hours and visits five different spots, one of which where you'll have the chance to try a succulent green wine. All establishments visited are local and traditional businesses. See iconic places like Liberdade Square and the Mercado do Bolhão along the way.

Secret Sites of Porto 3-Hour Walking Tour

3. 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.

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The tour was excellent as was out guide. She explained much about the history of Porto as well as the various sites we visited along the way starting at the Cathedral and making our way down to the river and then back up into the center of town and ending at the bookstore. All in all it was a very good introduction to Porto and have us a good sense of the city as a start for our visit. I would recommend this tour to anyone new to the city as a way to get oriented.

Ricardo was an excellent tour guide. Gave us many great insights into the history of Porto along with lots of info on food and drink as well. Much appreciated and entertaining on a rainy day in Porto.

Great experience! Started with coffee and move to a host of wonderful food and drinks. Great group and fabulous guide. We are thrilled to have done this

Really great guide and a small group size. I liked that all the places were hidden and unassuming but delicious

Excellent and knowledgeable guide. Highly recommended.