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Porto: 2-Hour City Highlights Guided Segway Tour

1. Porto: 2-Hour City Highlights Guided Segway Tour

In two hours, stroll through the highlights of the historic center of Porto, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Get to know the charming city as you meander through its streets and hear stories about Porto from your guide.  Start your tour with a brief, but informative training on how to ride your Segway. Notice its modern and intuitive nature as you learn about safety rules. Afterward set off to discover the old palaces, churches, emblematic neighborhoods, the people of Porto, and the most picturesque corners that the city has to offer.

Porto: Guided Walking Tour and Lello Bookshop

2. 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.

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.

Porto Private Walking Tour with Fast Track to Lello

4. Porto Private Walking Tour with Fast Track to Lello

Get to know the history of Porto with a guided visit to S. Bento train station decorated with magnificent tiles from the region. Discover Av. dos Aliados and the city council with the statue of D. Pedro IV. Head to the Baroque Clérigos Church and relax for a while in the garden of the olive trees. Discover Lello and how it inspired J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter with a fast entrance, avoiding the big lines. At Cordoaria garden enjoy the sculptures and the beautiful trees. Have a coffee at Piolho, a traditional café known by the university students. Take a walk at Rua das Flores where you can see street art and local artisans and head to Ribeira, where you can enjoy the views of the port wine cellars and walk in the narrow and twisting streets.

Porto: Guided Walking Tour with Private Option

5. Porto: Guided Walking Tour with Private Option

Start by knowing the history behind Torre dos Clérigos and the importance that religion has and had in the country before realizing why "Livraria Lello & Irmão" is so famous and appealing. Be surprised by local cafes and unusual gardens that have left their mark on the people's memories, and are still one of their favorite places today. Learn about the dictatorship and economic crises that ravaged the country in the 20th century in front of the former prison and the terrifying statue of justice. Be amazed at how our country was able to turn around, being today considered an example of social rehabilitation and sustainable tourist destination, admiring the city through the best viewpoints. Visit the train station with more than 20 thousand tiles before heading to the surroundings of the Cathedral and the most typical neighborhood of the city of Porto, where we will end our journey by the river in the famous "Ribeira"

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What people are saying about The Convent of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 315 reviews

This was such a wonderful, informative tour. I really enjoyed hearing about the history of Porto and getting to know the neighborhood better. Also, the skip the line tickets for Lello were well worth it as the queue was massive and we just went straight in

Ricardo was one of the most well-informed guides I have ever had the pleasure of touring with. He knows his history, and even though I signed up to cut the line at the Llello Bookstore, I enjoyed the tour way more than the bookstore!

Ricardo was excellent. As a history teacher, his level of detail and ability to explain all of the history while pointing out the sites was perfect. A stop at the bookshop was fantastic. We’ll worth it!

Great tour by an experienced tour guide full of knowledge who made everyone feel comfortable

Great fun and brilliant guide. Fabous way to see.the city when have limited time