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All our tours are private and designed for you according to your taste and curiosity, here we present some suggestions of what your day can be.

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1/2 Day
Availability : All year available
Hotel/Apartment, Oporto
Hotel/Apartment, Oporto
Min Age : All Ages
Max People : 8
Tour Details

You don’t have plenty of time, but you wanna understand Oporto ?

Then our Half Day Oporto Tour is perfect for you, we want you above all to understand the city and the importance of it in the history of Portugal

Departure & Return Location

Hotel/Apartment, Oporto

Departure Time

9:00 AM Or 14:00

Price Includes

  • Exclusive Driver/Guide
  • Visit and tasting in wine Cellar
  • Bottled Water
  • Free Wifi
  • Personal accidents insurance
  • All Taxes
  • Comfortable Vehicle

Price Excludes

  • Entrance Fees
  • Lunch
What to Expect

Porto or Oporto is the Capital of the North of Portugal like the locals say, the Invicta City, a city that gave the name to Portugal  known worldwide for its Wine the Port wine and all its historical center cataloged by Unesco. Located in an area of ​​Mediterranean climate, with a very strong influence of the Atlantic climate, and therefore is cooler and rainy than the other Mediterranean zones.

The most famous dish are the “Tripas” of Oporto, historical dish that dates back to the height of the Portuguese discoveries, ( guts ) can be found in many of the restaurants in the city.

“Bacalhau à Gomes de Sá”  a famous way of Cod Fish is another typical dish, from Oporto and very popular allover Portugal, as well as Francesinha, a a giant sandwich with various types of meat, melted cheese and a spicy sauce.

  • Mosteiro Serra do Pilar
  • Gaia - Port Wine Cellars
  • Aliados Avenue
  • Oporto Cathedral
  • Lello Book Store
  • Clerigos Tower
Itinerary

Step 1Oporto DownTown - Aliados Avenue

We start our Oporto Tour by visiting downtown, the “Aliados” avenue with its imposing architecture and central character make it the real Oporto “living room” the place par excellence where everything happens, where the people of Porto concentrate to celebrate there special moments.

Granite constructions,very wide and central avenue completely cobbled by granite cobblestones, where statues come alive and where the Mirror of Water deserves prominence in its north top the building of the Town Hall shows the importance of it.

Step 2Tower and Church of the Clergymen

The Tower and Church of the Clergymen, this beautiful Baroque monument has one of the best Oporto views, more than 75m high, after climbing 225 steps and reaching the top of the tower, the view over the city is absolutely stunning, marking the city’s urban configuration, located on an uneven street, built by Nicolau Nasoni, that create this lovely landmark building.

Step 3Lello Bookstore

Considered one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world Lello Bookstore had been second home of many literary men and arts inspiring writers and artists, including J. Rowling ( Harry Potter author ), she lived in Oporto, and it was on the famous wooden staircases of Lello that she was inspired to create the Hogwarts stairs.
 
Definitively one of the most iconic places in the city, no doubts one of the most famous bookstores in the world, founded in 1906 by the Lello brothers, the same day when they opened doors, numerous visitors came to it, curious to see the beautiful work of neo-Gothic style that resulted from the work of the architect Francisco Xavier Esteves.

Step 4Dom Luis I Bridge

Designed by the Belgian engineer Teófilo Seyrig, one of the disciples of the French architect Gustave Eiffel, the structure is 395 meters long and eight wide, The iconic iron arch of the D. Luís I Bridge is considered the largest wrought iron arch in the world.

When it was inaugurated, the bridge weighed 3,045 tons, was initially illuminated by 40 gas lamps, 24 on the upper board, eight on the bottom and eight on the meetings.

Legend has it that the initial name of the bridge was “Ponte Luiz I” because King D. Luis I was not at the inauguration and the population decided to withdraw the “Dom”.

Step 5Serra do Pilar Monastery

Classified as a National Monument, is highlighted by the circular plan, covered by an imposing hemispherical vault, surrounded by a balcony and crowned by a lantern. In the interior, the work in gold and white carving stands out, with Its beautiful cloister, with circular vault with central rib supported on 36 Ionic columns.

This Mannerist monastery is a unique example in Portugal, since the church and the cloister are of circular plan, this model coming from the civil architecture, its geographical location was crucial in 1809, when the invasions by the Napoleonic troops and in 1832-33 as military base during the liberal struggles. Elevated to the category of fortress has since been converted into barracks of artillery.

From the border terrace you can enjoy excellent views over the River Douro, the oldest part of the city and the roofs of the Port Wine Cellars.

Step 7Wine Cellars - Gaia

According to our time and curiosities, our half-day tour in Oporto will end at a Port Wine Cellar (in Gaia) where, in addition to getting to know the whole process and the diverse types of Port wine , let’s prove this fantastic “nectar”

Step 8Return to the Hotel

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