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Porto: City Highlights 3-Hour Guided Electric Bike Tour

1. Porto: City Highlights 3-Hour Guided Electric Bike Tour

Explore the ancient city of Porto with the convenience of an e-bike to climb the hills on this guided tour. The many old houses of the city of Proto seem to perch over the Douro River, huddled together from the quay to the sea. Discover the old palaces, the churches, the emblematic neighborhoods, the people, and all the picturesque corners that the city has to offer. Porto is Portugal's second-largest city with many highlights to explore. The historic core of the city was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. On your tour, see the Cordoaria Garden, the Clérgios Tower, Gomes Teixeira Square, the Lello Bookstore, Aliados Avenue, the Porto Cathedral, and the Dom Luís Bridge. 

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Porto: 2-Hour City Highlights Guided Segway Tour

2. Porto: 2-Hour City Highlights Guided Segway Tour

In two hours, stroll through the highlights of the historic center of Porto, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Get to know the charming city as you meander through its streets and hear stories about Porto from your guide.  Start your tour with a brief, but informative training on how to ride your Segway. Notice its modern and intuitive nature as you learn about safety rules. Afterward set off to discover the old palaces, churches, emblematic neighborhoods, the people of Porto, and the most picturesque corners that the city has to offer.

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Porto: Historical Center Walking Tour

3. Porto: Historical Center Walking Tour

Meet your local guide and discover the neighborhood of Sé. Get lost in the small alleys and narrow streets of the medieval part of the city. After that, make your way to the most beautiful train station in the country. On the way, discover where the city's nightlife takes place. Next, marvel at some beautiful art nouveau buildings until you reach the famous Lello Bookshop. Discover one of the oldest bookstores in Portugal rated among the top bookstores in the world. After that, pass by Clérigos Tower. This church can be seen from various points of the city and is one of its most characteristic symbols. Finally, get an astonishing panoramic view of the downtown, the river and Vila Nova de Gaia. At the end of the tour, hang out in a very friendly space with your group and enjoy a little surprise.

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Porto: Downtown Electric Bike Tour

4. Porto: Downtown Electric Bike Tour

Feel like a local and explore Porto’s top highlights, its different neighborhoods, and hidden spots on a guided tour riding an electric bike. Ride in class and comfort on an electric bike which is perfect for discovering hillier parts of the city, such as Clérigos and the Palácio de Cristal gardens. See and feel Porto differently as you cruise along iconic streets like Aliados Avenue towards areas such as Ribeira, Duoro, and Gaia. Along the way, visit many famous sights like São Bento Station, with its breathtaking blue interior, and discover architecture marvels like Luis I bridge and Porto Cathedral.

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Porto: Private Boat Tour

5. Porto: Private Boat Tour

Departing from the convenient meeting point in Douro Marina, you will begin your trip sailing by the beautiful cityscape of Porto. Throughout the trip you will have the chance to see remarkable places such as Ponte da Arrábida, the old market (Alfandega), the Porto wine cellars, and the beautiful Ponte Luiz I. Turning back at Luiz I bridge, you will sail until you reach the entrance of the Douro River for an open sea experience, which includes a lovely view of Foz do Douro and the new cruise terminal. If you wish to, you can also stop close to the Douro Ecological Reserve to enjoy the peace and quiet of this fantastic area.

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Porto Combo: Porto City by Day & Panoramic View Fado Dinner

6. Porto Combo: Porto City by Day & Panoramic View Fado Dinner

Experience the dynamic differences of beautiful Porto from day to night. Your guide will pick you up at your hotel for the morning (8:30-9:00 AM pickup) or the afternoon (1:30-2:00 PM pickup) tour. On this tour you will visit Porto's main monuments and learn more about its rich history. You'll get to see: • Grandiose architecture on Avenida dos Aliados, the Avenue of Allies, representing the Anglo-Portuguese treaty, the oldest alliance in the world that is still in effect • The 249-foot tall Clèrigos Tower and Church • One of the top bookstores in the world: Livraria Lello • One of the city's oldest monuments: Sé Cathedral of Porto • The Unesco World Heritage site: Sao Bento Station To end the daytime portion of your tour you'll visit a wine cellar and have a chance to try the famous port wine. After this portion of your tour you'll be dropped off at your hotel for a few hours before the dinner portion of the tour begins. This is a perfect opportunity to take a short nap after your busy city tour and freshen up for dinner. At 8 PM your guide will pick you up from your hotel for dinner. You'll have a chance to experience panoramic views of this dynamic and beautiful city after dark. Then you'll enjoy a traditional Portuguese dinner, accompanied by soulful Fado music. Fado music is melancholic and the songs are often very nostalgic. They reflect the deep feelings of Portuguese culture, history, and soul.

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Porto: 2-Hour Guided Sunset Segway Tour

7. Porto: 2-Hour Guided Sunset Segway Tour

Following a short safety instruction, you will get on your Segway to begin gliding effortlessly along the streets of Porto. This sunset tour is the perfect experience for those who want to do more with less time. For two hours, you’ll be able to comfortably pass along all the interesting points of the city. From the monuments to the main streets, you will be able to hear all the best stories about the beautiful city. This guided tour will start at 6:30PM, so you can be inspired by the colors of the sunset with all the highlighted points such as São Bento Cathedral, Clérigos Tower and the old streets of Cândido dos Reis and Galerias Paris street.

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Porto: Private Half-Day as a Local Experience

8. Porto: Private Half-Day as a Local Experience

Your experience begins as your driver picks you up in a modern and comfortable vehicle with a capacity for 4 people. From there, start your tour of up to 5 hours through the Boavista area with a stop in Foz to enjoy beautiful views of the sea and river. Whilst there, choose to spend your first break out on a terrace. Set your own pace with a visit to the Ribeira area, where you can visit a beautiful port wine cellar. Following that, your tour continues to the Monastery of Serra do Pilar where you can enjoy magnificent views over the historic area of the city. Later, pass by the beautiful Avenida dos Aliados, crossing the famous Torre dos Clérigos area on the way. Throughout the day you are free to take breaks wherever you want, but your guides propose a mandatory break in the beautiful Gardens of the Crystal Palace. Following your amazing half-day out, your driver will take you back to your hotel.

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Porto: Full-Day Private Tuk Tuk Tour

9. Porto: Full-Day Private Tuk Tuk Tour

Make the most of your time in Porto by exploring it on 3 wheels. This full-day tour mixes riding with some walking to take you to some of the most beautiful sites in and around this Portuguese city. The day starts with a visit to the Sé do Porto, a cathedral that dates back to the city's medieval origins. Admire the cathedral from the outside before venturing into the surrounding Sé district – the oldest in the city – which remains faithful to Porto's traditions and customs. Continue to the São Bento train station, one of the most beautiful in Europe, to appreciate the approximately 20,000 hand-painted tiles lining its interior. Next, pass the commercial Bolhão area, home to a traditional market with local products, shops of all kinds, and the busiest street in town, Rua de Santa Catarina. Here, the guide will point out Café Majestic – the most luxurious café in Porto. Photograph the emblematic Liberdade Square, the Avenida dos Aliados and the Carmo and Carmelite churches. Then, cross the Praça dos Leões to make a brief stop at the Lello bookstore. Built in 1906, this shop is a must-see and is considered one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world. Reach new heights at the Torre dos Clérigos, an 18th-century tower offering 360-degree views of the city center and surroundings. Explore the verdant Cordoaria garden before breaking for a typical Portuguese lunch. After the break, head to the Palácio de Cristal Gardens, a botanical garden with unique views of the Douro River. Explore the narrow alleys of the iconic Miragaia and Vitória neighborhoods before proceeding to the Praça do Infante, home to the Palácio da Bolsa, São Francisco church, and the old Ferreira Borges market. Photograph the buildings in the Ribeira neighborhood before crossing the Dom Luis I bridge to enjoy a glass of Port wine with a view at the Serra do Pilar monastery. Continue along the Douro to the Atlantic ocean to see surfers and fishermen enjoying the waves near the Parque da Cidade.

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Porto: Private 8-Hour City Highlights Tour

10. Porto: Private 8-Hour City Highlights Tour

After being collected from your Porto accommodation, you will travel with your guide to the House of Music, which was inaugurated in 2005. From there you will travel to Clerigos Tower, which offers some of the best views over the city. Its doors opened on January 13, 1906, and haven't closed for 112 years. Following the tower, you will travel to the Lello Bookstore, which continues to satisfy everyone from literature lovers, to architecture students, to Harry Potter fans. You will next travel to Porto's historical center and Sao Bento Train Station. There you will discover the Porto Baixa (downtown), which is laid out around the Avenida dos Aliados (Avenue of the Allies), the city's focal point. This is where everything happens, and it is on this thoroughfare that you will find the imposing Oporto Municipal Council building. Afterwards, you will discover the Cathedral of Oporto, which is a church of Roman-Gothic structure. The next stage of your tour will lead you to "Palacio da Bolsa" and the San Francisco Church. The Palácio da Bolsa was built in the 19th century in a Neo-classical style, and has since been classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The Church of San Francisco was built in the 12th century, and was initially of Romanesque architecture before being transformed into Gothic style, then later into that of Baroque. The Cathedral of Oporto (or Porto Cathedral) is a church with a Roman-Gothic structure which began being built in the 12th century, later receiving several renovations in the 17th and 18th centuries. Inside it stands the medieval rosacea of the 12th century, and from outside you can enjoy the lateral galilee, a work of Nicolau Nasoni in 1736 which is decorated with tiles. Crossing the D. Luis Bridge, you will arrive in Gaia (the city on the opposing river bank). This is the spot where Port wine has been aged in hundreds of different cellars, and whilst there you will be able to visit one of those cellars. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be returned to your accommodation in Porto.

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based on 23 reviews

We took the three hour electric bike tour with our 14 year old this morning. They were extremely good and patient in ensuring we got bikes that suited us even though it took a bit of time at the start. Our guide Luana (who spoke excellent English) was absolutely fab - she took a lot of care in terms of safety for us on the road and instructions on how to use the bikes as it was our first time on them. More importantly she answered our endless questions about Porto with great warmth & gave us many recommendations for places to eat, visit and things to do. Best of all Luana was friendly, knowledgeable, personable and enthusiastic about Porto. Highly recommended and a wonderfully way to get a good overview of the city as we covered a lot of ground in three hours. Thank you to Luana & staff at Blue Dragon Tour.

Diane gave us an entertaining and informative tour, explaining the main points of Portuguese history in a very engaging yet concise way, and taking us to the important places. Highly recommended!

Parfaite activité, cela permet de voir les meilleurs endroits de la ville de manière ludique rapide avec des explications sur l’histoire de Porto. La parfaite activité à faire !

E-bike appears to be the best transport for touring in such hilly city. I loved to see how much our guide Diogo loved his city and shared that love with us.

It was wonderful. I appreciated the enthusiasm and just truly enjoyed myself. For sure, we will visit Porto again.