This tour combines historic Porto and spiritual Compostela.
Our first destination is Porto, and we will start by the seaside, at Matosinhos beach and at the mouth of the Douro. We will drive upriver towards Porto’s most famous monument, the Clérigos Tower, in the historic center and then visit one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world, the Lello’s Bookstore, that inspired J.K. Rowling to write the adventures of Harry Potter. The next must-see spots in Porto are ST. Benedict Train Station, with its fabulous ceramic tiles covering important passages of Portugal’s history, and the Gaia Caves that keep all the secrets of the world-famous Porto Wine.
Next we visit the sumptuous and impressive Cathedral of Santiago of Compostela, one of the most important pilgrimage places in the world. Here you will see the medieval streets packed of pilgrims who have just arrived on foot or by bicycle. Free time to visit the city’s historic district, the 11th-century Cathedral and the tomb of Apostle Santiago Zebedee (Saint James of Compostela).
Let us drive you in the comfort of a Mercedes-Benz vehicle, with AC and WiFi, and be escorted by one of our certified professional driver-guides.
| Total Cost in €: Euros
|2People x 360€: 720€|
|3People x 247€: 741€|
|4People x 190€: 760€|
|5People x 156€: 780€|
|6People x 134€: 804€|
|7People x 119€: 833€|
|8People x 106€: 848€|
|9 or more passengers please contact us.|
Up to 10 hours
Place designated by you in accordance with Premiere Tours
Porto is one of the most beautiful European cities. We will start our visit with a panoramic view of the sea at the beach in Matosinhos, traveling along the coast until we reach the “Foz”, the mouth of the Douro River, passing through the old medieval city district of Miragaia and arriving at the Tower of Clerigos.
Here we can photograph the symbol of this city: the Tower of Clerigos. Built in 1754, the Tower is 75 meters high and at the time it was the tallest building in the city of Porto. Next we will visit the Lello Bookstore where writer JK Rowling found the inspiration for her best-selling book “Harry Potter”. It’s without a doubt one of the most outstanding bookstores in the world. Lello’s beauty is a great attraction for a vast number of tourists. We will stop for photographs at Carmo Church (Igreja do Carmo) noted for its marvelous exterior facades decorated with blue and white tiles.
The train station of São Bento is internationally renowned for its interior tiles that depict important events in the history of Portugal. Another stop on our tour is the Cathedral of Porto which began construction in the 12th century. It is one the city’s oldest monuments built in the Romanesque style architecture and its location, high above the city, is a perfect place to see the fantastic views of the Douro River and the bridges that join its margins
Here we can find the wine cellars of the famous Port wine. You have the option of a wine tasting visit to one of the cellars of the first demarcated wine regions in the world: the Port Wine Region.
Santiago of Compostela, the Galician city located in northeastern Spain, became the major center of pilgrimage in Europe after the mortal remains of the Apostle Santiago Zebedeu were found in the 9th century, supplanting Jerusalem. Here we will have time to visit the 11th century Cathedral and the tomb of the Apostle of Christ, Santiago. Walking tour of the historic area of the city.
A private tour with an accredited professional driver/guide, exclusively at your disposal, who will accompany you on visits to monuments and other places of interest whenever possible, (in certain areas of the city, car parking is not available or not allowed in which case the driver/guide will drop you off and schedule a time with you for pick-up, back at the same place of drop-off).
The start and ending of the tour will always be at a place designated by you, in accordance to the agreement previously established between you and Premiere Tours .
This tour is completely personalized. If you wish to change our suggestions of places to visit with others chosen by you, we will gladly do our best to accommodate your choices or options.