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Porto: City Highlights 3-Hour Guided Electric Bike Tour

1. Porto: City Highlights 3-Hour Guided Electric Bike Tour

Explore the ancient city of Porto with the convenience of an e-bike to climb the hills on this guided tour. The many old houses of the city of Proto seem to perch over the Douro River, huddled together from the quay to the sea. Discover the old palaces, the churches, the emblematic neighborhoods, the people, and all the picturesque corners that the city has to offer. Porto is Portugal's second-largest city with many highlights to explore. The historic core of the city was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. On your tour, see the Cordoaria Garden, the Clérgios Tower, Gomes Teixeira Square, the Lello Bookstore, Aliados Avenue, the Porto Cathedral, and the Dom Luís Bridge. 

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: Magical Christmas Tour

3. Porto: Magical Christmas Tour

See how the city of Porto celebrates Christmas on this tour of the best festive locations and Christmas markets in town. Start the festivities at the meeting point in the heart of the city where you will meet your fun and knowledgeable guide. After a short meet and greet, set off on your adventure through Porto during its most decorative time of the year. Witness some of the city's most important sights and beautifully decorated locations as you follow your professional local guide around the city. Listen to festive anecdotes and discover facts such as who invented the Christmas tree. Learn more about Portugal's Christmas traditions and visit a traditional Christmas market. At the market, sample some of Portugal's most renowned festive delicacies or sip on a glass of mulled wine as you soak up Porto's charming festive atmosphere.

Porto: Old Town Self-Guided Discovery Tour

4. Porto: Old Town Self-Guided Discovery Tour

Avoid tiresome group tours and inject some fun into your holiday with this self-guided discovery tour of Porto. All the information you need to complete the tour will be sent to you via email. Simply download your map for the day then hit the quaint streets of Porto’s Old Town where adventure awaits. Begin your challenge in front of the war memorial on Praça de Carlos Alberto. From here on out, the tour is in your hands. Wander around the city streets visiting some of the most iconic sights as you solve 17 cryptic riddles taking you from one landmark to the next. If you get stuck, ask for a hint or skip to the next one. As you explore, discover secret spots that even Porto's locals don’t know about, unlock tips and recommendations to enhance your stay, and see the sights of the city from a new perspective. Some of the tour’s highlights include the Clérigos Tower, Porto Cathedral, and the colorful Cais da Ribeira.

Porto : The Best of Porto Walking Tour

5. Porto : The Best of Porto Walking Tour

See Porto from a new perspective, learning about its history, architecture, and culture from a local guide. Discover Porto, also known as Oporto, one of the largest cities in Portugal. Learn about its long history, while admiring its quaint streets, historic palaces, ancient cathedrals, and architecturally stunning buildings. Visit some of Porto's most popular attractions, such as the bell tower of the Clérigos Church, one of the most noticeable sights in the city, whose construction began in 1732. Gaze at the Dom Luís I Bridge, while learning about its history, from its construction in the 1880s to facts about its creators. Be led through the city by a knowledgable guide, learning how the city of Porto got its name, and why the city is nicknamed "Invicta".

Porto: Private 8-Hour City Highlights Tour

6. Porto: Private 8-Hour City Highlights Tour

After being collected from your Porto accommodation, you will travel with your guide to the House of Music, which was inaugurated in 2005. From there you will travel to Clerigos Tower, which offers some of the best views over the city. Its doors opened on January 13, 1906, and haven't closed for 112 years. Following the tower, you will travel to the Lello Bookstore, which continues to satisfy everyone from literature lovers, to architecture students, to Harry Potter fans. You will next travel to Porto's historical center and Sao Bento Train Station. There you will discover the Porto Baixa (downtown), which is laid out around the Avenida dos Aliados (Avenue of the Allies), the city's focal point. This is where everything happens, and it is on this thoroughfare that you will find the imposing Oporto Municipal Council building. Afterwards, you will discover the Cathedral of Oporto, which is a church of Roman-Gothic structure. The next stage of your tour will lead you to "Palacio da Bolsa" and the San Francisco Church. The Palácio da Bolsa was built in the 19th century in a Neo-classical style, and has since been classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The Church of San Francisco was built in the 12th century, and was initially of Romanesque architecture before being transformed into Gothic style, then later into that of Baroque. The Cathedral of Oporto (or Porto Cathedral) is a church with a Roman-Gothic structure which began being built in the 12th century, later receiving several renovations in the 17th and 18th centuries. Inside it stands the medieval rosacea of the 12th century, and from outside you can enjoy the lateral galilee, a work of Nicolau Nasoni in 1736 which is decorated with tiles. Crossing the D. Luis Bridge, you will arrive in Gaia (the city on the opposing river bank). This is the spot where Port wine has been aged in hundreds of different cellars, and whilst there you will be able to visit one of those cellars. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be returned to your accommodation in Porto.

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What people are saying about Porto Cathedral

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 43 reviews

This was one of the best activities we did on our trip. It was fun and a great way to see the city. Being close to the ground and active made bicycle trip go by very quickly.

The tour very well with Rafaela, however the bookstore is a hoax, many people impossible to see anything or enjoy the visit.

Had a great experience with Taissa as our guide. She was very knowledgeable and we saw all the top sites. Highly recommend

Great way to quickly see some great sights and learn about them. Really helped me with greeting around the city.

Fantastic guide that was helpful and knowledgeable.