Half-Day Historical Porto Tour

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Tour Details

Overview

Discover one of the most beautiful cities in Portugal, and one of the oldest of Europe. Porto is recognized by the unique historical center, churches, monuments, places, gastronomy, landscapes, and obviously the famous Port Wine. Travel through centuries of history and tradition and enjoy a half-day guided mini bus tour though this memorable city, visiting the remarkable historical centre. See the most important monuments and in the end visit a wine cellar where you will be able to taste Port Wine.

Highlights

  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Led by a local guide

Know More about this tour

This City Tour begins at Pena Ventosa, known as the birthplace of Porto, with a visit to the Cathedral, built in the 12th century. After that visit São Bento Railway Station, inaugurated in 1916. The main characteristic is the interior of the station, covered by tiles that represent important moments of Portugal history and culture.
The tour continues with a visit to one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world, known as Lello Bookstore; beyond being one of the most beautiful, the bookstore is also famous because of the Harry Potter books! The author inspire herself on the stairs and the architecture of the bookstore to write the books.

After visit this wonderful bookstore, the tour provides you with lots of information about many streets and places in the historic center, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will learn more about important places such as Santa Catarina Batalha Square, Street, the gorgeous Majestic Café, the Bolhão Market, and Aliados Avenue.
At the end of your tour, you'll visit  a wine cellar and get to know more about the process of this famous wine. You will have the chance to learn more about how this national drink is produced, bottled, sold, and tasted, then enjoy a tasting of your own.

The half-day tour ends with the drop off around 1pm (for the morning tour) or at 6:00pm (afternoon tour).

Inclusions for Half-Day Historical Porto Tour

  • Porto Wine Cellar- Visit and Tasting
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup
  • Transfers

Exclusions for Half-Day Historical Porto Tour

  • Gratuities
  • Entrance for free in Clérigos Church and Tower
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

The cruise is under the responsibility of the cruise operator (subject to weather and navigation conditions)

Usually our tours run in one language but there are cases of one extras language or more.

Tours run in samll groups between 8 and 30 people

Duration: the hours of duration are approximate hours, The Tour is subject to local traffic, visit schedules, etc

Pick up: Free of charge in central Oporto and Vila Nova de Gaia hotels. For private and other types of accommodation the meeting point is at LIVING TOURS PORTO (Rua Mouzinho da Silveira, 352/354 Porto) - next to São Bento train station, Porto

Reservation is mandatory and requires na emai request/confirmation. Bookings must be confirmed at least 48 hours befor the date of the servisse. Cancellations within 48 hours or less will be fully charged.

All tours depart from Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia

The services included in the tours/wine estate visits, restaurants, etc) are subject to 3rd party availability and may change without prior notice. 

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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8 reviews by the users

  • Great tour with just a small group people. Knowledgeable guide and worked around the crowds..when we found lots of coaches at the Cathedral we went and viewed the Station wgich was stunning, then returned to Cathedral where the crowds dissapated . Port tour and tastings interesting and the treat was we ended at that famous Bookshop!!

  • excellent . good tour guide

  • We were the only English speaking people on the trip. Our guide did a good job of accommodating the situation. Unfortunately, the pick up instructions was confusing, and our guide jumped off the bus, with others, and forgot that we were still on the bus. The itinerary could be much improved. Clients need to be informed about any difficult walking sites.

  • Guide very knowledgable but had bilingual group scheduled as English only so each description took twice as long therefore lots of downtime between. We did not see or go by some places listed on the itinerary. The port wine tour was excellent @ Grahams.

  • Our guide/driver, Bernardo Bernie, just drove us by the sites. We wouldn't have gone down to appreciate the different spots and take pictures if we hadn't asked him to stop. We almost didn't see Sao Bento Railway Station, we weren't able to go to Lello Bookstore, and we didn't stop at Clerigos Tower and Church. We felt a bit short-changed. The redeeming aspect of the tour is the wine tasting at Graham's and Duoro River cruise.

  • This was a great tour for helping us get acquainted with Porto at the very beginning of our visit.

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