Porto is a city laying on the northern bank of the Douro river and extends all the way to its mouth by the Atlantic ocean. Here starts our tour, by the sea, at Matosinhos beach.
Next we head to the most famous monument, the Clérigos Tower, in the city center, right next door to one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world, the Lello’s Bookstore, an inspiration for the adventures of Harry Potter.
We will cross the great avenue of the Allies (avenida dos Aliados) and then enter the extravagant, lively and colorful Bolhao Market where you can buy almost anything, followed by Santa Catarina, the famous pedestrial street, where you’ll find the Majestic, one of the most beautiful Art Nouveau style Cafes in the world.
Other must-see points of the tour are St. Bento Station, with its fabulous tiles showing passages of the history of Portugal and the Port Wine cellars in Gaia, holding the secrets of the world-famous wine.
This single-day tour is always supported by the comfort of our Mercedes-Benz vehicles, driven by our certified professional driver-guides.
| Total Cost in €: Euros|
|2People x 75€: 150€|
|3People x 54€: 162€|
|4People x 43€: 172€|
|5People x 36€: 180€|
|6People x 31€: 186€|
|7People x 28€: 196€|
|8People x 27€: 216€|
|9 or more passengers please contact us.|
Up to 4 hours
Place designated by you (Porto area)
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, travelling 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 Clérigos Tower.
Here we can photograph the symbol of this city: the Clérigos Tower. 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’s 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 marvellous exterior facades decorated with blue and white tiles.
“Avenida dos Aliados” is the famous and largest avenue in Porto where we see dazzling architectural examples of granite buildings decorated with domes and sculptures that are the envy of other big European capitals. This is the center of the city where Porto’s imposing City Hall, built at the beginning of the 20th century, is located. Next, we will visit the city’s major market place “Bolhão market” known for the extravagant way that the vendors have of selling by crying out their daily fresh products: flowers, vegetables, fish, etc. From here we head on to “Rua de Santa Catarina”, the shopping district of the city. This street is aligned with magnificent shops whose windows are more than appealing to the eye of the visitor. It is also here that we will find the famous Majestic Café, a meeting place for Porto’s high society, intellectuals and bohemian artists. The Majestic is considered the most beautiful coffee in Portugal and one of the most enchanting in the world, entrenched with the glamour of the “Belle Époque” time period.
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 Porto Cathedral 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
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 (if it’s outside of Porto, there will be an added surcharge of 1,25 euros per kilometer).
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.