Portugal owes its name to Porto, Portus Cale from the old latin “the beautiful port”. The city was part of the Condado Portucalense – the small county that became Portugal in early 12th century. Since then, Porto experienced exponential growth but also several attacks during the following centuries - however, it has always resisted the countless attempts of invasion - holding the title of Undefeated City among the Portuguese.
Today, Porto stands as one of the most cosmopolite and visited cities in Portugal. The vibrant look nearby the Douro river, makes you want to move definitively to the city! On this tour you will visit the historical center with walking passages on the most authentic streets and squares of the city on the upper areas, get in touch with the local merchants on typical stores and street sale, and even get to know the library that inspired the Harry Potter series. Descending the hills through the UNESCO (1996) cultural heritage site we will find the river and from there we will have a outstanding perspective for the city.
Adding to this, we will tour on the city range and the neaby cities of Matosinhos and Vila Nova de Gaia, to get a sight at the river meeting the Atlantic Ocean, and knowing some iconic spaces and buildings such as Casa da Música or Cristal Palace.
09:00am - Pick up / Clérigos Tower
10:00am - Aliados Sq.
10:30am - S. Bento railway station
11:00am - Sé Cathedral / Fortified walls
11:30am - Ribeira / Boat tour in Douro
01:00pm - Lunch
02:00pm - D. Luís bridge to V. N. de Gaia
03:00pm - Port Wine Cellar visit + Taste (Optional)
04:00pm - Casa da Música & Boavista (Van)
05:30pm - Matosinhos & Foz (Van)
06:30pm - Return to origin
End of our services
AC vehicle with professional driver/guide
Pick up/drop off at your accommodation (Braga or Porto)
Regional lunch with drinks
Entrances + Guided visit Clérigos Tower
Boat tour in Douro river (1h)
Port Wine Cellar + Premium taste (Optional)
Bottled water in the van
Wi-Fi in the van
Personal accident and liability insurance
Requires minimum of 2 participants
Cancellation by the client
Up to 48h before = 100% refund
Less than 48h = 30% refund
Cancellation by Portugal Autêntico
All times = 100% refund
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