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Porto: Porto & Vila Nova de Gaia Private Tour by Vintage Car

1. Porto: Porto & Vila Nova de Gaia Private Tour by Vintage Car

Embark on a unique and enchanting journey through the historic heart of Porto with our exclusive "Vintage Tour." During 1h30min, explore the hidden treasures of the historic center, marvel at the beauty of Cais de Gaia, and take in breathtaking panoramic views at Serra do Pilar. Detailed Exploration of the Historic Center: Begin your journey immersed in the unique atmosphere of Porto's historic center. Wander through narrow streets that tell ancient stories, revealing charming architecture and well-kept secrets. At every turn, discover authentic shops, traditional restaurants, and cozy cafes, creating an experience rich in culture and tradition. Cais de Gaia: Navigate the Douro River to the iconic Cais de Gaia. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere along the riverbank, where history and modernity converge. Capture memorable photographs as the sun sets, creating a unique palette of colors on the horizon. Ascent to Serra do Pilar: The highlight of the journey is the ascent to the majestic Serra do Pilar. Let yourself be captivated by the stunning landscape unfolding before you. The panoramic views of Porto, the Douro River, and beyond are simply magnificent. It's the perfect moment for contemplation and appreciation of the unique beauty of this city. Replica of Ford T 1920: Enhance your journey by traveling in an authentic replica of the Ford T 1920. This iconic piece of automotive history adds a touch of vintage charm to your experience, providing a journey through time as you absorb the unique atmosphere of Porto's streets. Private Multilingual Guide: Accompanying you throughout the journey, our private multilingual guide is ready to transform your experience into a true cultural immersion. Share fascinating stories, local curiosities, and receive personalized recommendations. Your guide is available to answer all your questions and ensure that each moment is meaningful. Small Groups and Intimacy: We value the personal experience, limiting the group size to ensure that each participant fully enjoys each stop without overcrowding. This allows for a deeper connection with the places visited, making your experience authentic and unforgettable. This is more than just a sightseeing tour; it's an authentic immersion into the soul of Porto, where each historical detail blends with stunning views and vintage charm. Book now to experience a journey that will remain vivid in your memory for a long time. The magic of Porto awaits you.

Porto: Harry Potter and City of Porto Guided Walking Tour

2. Porto: Harry Potter and City of Porto Guided Walking Tour

Your magical experience starts at the beautiful train station of São Bento, to discover why train stations are so important for J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter. In the most beautiful café J.K. Rowling ever wrote, the Majestic, find out about her own adventures and inspirations. In the Atlantic Palace, meet historical heroes from Porto. In the Liberty Square explore the mythical origins the fantastic beast of Porto, the Dragon. At the Justice Palace, unveil the man behind the inspiration for the founder of House Slytherin. At the University of Porto, discover the Horcruxes that keep the Portuguese soul immortal through the centuries. And at the world’s most beautiful bookshop, Livraria Lello, unveil the spells behind magical numbers and inspirations.

Porto: Private Sightseeing Tour by Electric Tuk Tuk

3. Porto: Private Sightseeing Tour by Electric Tuk Tuk

Seeing Porto on a private Tuk Tuk is a one-of-a-kind experience. Due to their electric motor, the tuk-tuks are entirely silent, which will allow you to hear your guide on busy roads. Porto is an incredible city, but its hills are not for the faint of heart, instead of going up and down the hills on foot, why not grab a tuk-tuk and get an overview of this gorgeous city without breaking a sweat? Comfort, ease, and information! Let's Discover Porto!

Porto Half-Day Historical Tour & Port Wine Tasting

4. Porto Half-Day Historical Tour & Port Wine Tasting

Explore Porto on a half-day city tour that emphasizes the history of the area. Begin at Pena Ventosa, the birthplace of the city of Porto. Visit the cathedral, built in the 12th century, before continuing to the S. Bento train station. This station is known for its tiles representing important moments of Portugal's history and culture. Next, see the Clérigos Church. Clérigos, built by the famous architect Nasoni, is known for its Classic Renaissance style. As for the Lello, it has a Neo-Gothic facade and remarkable plaster interior. During the tour, you will be given important information regarding several streets and places in the historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn about Batalha Square, Santa Catarina Street, the Majestic Café, the Bolhão Market, and Aliados Avenue. Then continue to visit a few neighborhoods located by the water before heading to a Port wine cellar in Gaia. Learn how this national drink is produced, bottled, sold, and tasted, then enjoy a tasting of your own.

From Leixões: Private Porto Historic Center Tuk Tuk Tour

5. From Leixões: Private Porto Historic Center Tuk Tuk Tour

Discover the historic center of Porto and the surrounding area on a private tuk tuk tour from Matosinhos. Walk through Cordoaria's Garden, see the tallest granitic tower in the city, and admire the architecture of churches. Celebrate your trip with a glass of Porto wine by the Douro River. Starting your trip in Matosinhos at Leixões Port, a fishing area with golden sand beaches where you can regularly find local surfers. Spot the largest urban park in the country, Parque da Cidade before continuing along the coast to Foz. Ride along the right side of the Douro riverbank, passing under the Arrábida Bridge towards the center of Porto. Once at the city center, stop at the Cordoaria’s Garden, one of the green spaces in town, located behind Porto University. In the proximity of the garden, see the Portuguese Center of Photography, the Justice Palace, and the Santo António Hospital, then head to the Torre dos Clérigos, built in the 18th century. Climb 225 steps to take in a 360-degree perspective of the city center and surroundings. Next, make a brief stop at Livraria Lello. Built in 1906, it's a mandatory stopping point for anyone visiting Porto. Cross the Praça dos Leões, see the beautiful Carmo and Carmelitas Churches, then continue along the narrow alleys of the oldest and most iconic neighborhoods, Miragaia and Vitória. Head to the city center and pass by the most emblematic square in Porto, Praça da Liberdade, flanked by Avenida dos Aliados. Visit the most commercial area of Porto, the Bolhão area, and discover a traditional market with local products and shops of all types and for all tastes. Arrive at the busiest street in town, Rua de Santa Catarina, where you’ll find the most luxurious café in Porto, Café Majestic. Stop at the Sé do Porto Cathedral, a 12th-century building with a mix of architectural styles, dating back to the city's origins. At Sé do Porto Cathedral, see some of the historic Sé neighborhood that surrounds the cathedral. This area is the oldest in the city and remains faithful to Porto's traditions and customs. Next, visit São Bento Train Station, one of the most beautiful in Europe. Here you can appreciate the approximately 20,000 hand-painted tiles that line the interior and illustrate part of the history of Portugal. Passing by Praça do Infante, which houses the Palácio da Bolsa, the São Francisco Church, and the old Ferreira Borges Market, land in Ribeira, the last neighborhood of the 4 oldest in Porto that you’ll visit. Cross the Dom Luis I Bridge to make a brief stop at the Serra do Pilar Monastery. Round off your adventure by enjoying a glass of Port wine as you contemplate the Douro River and the City of Porto on the other bank. Experience one of the most beautiful views in Portugal before returning back to Matosinhos to end the tour.

Porto: Full-Day Private Tuk Tuk Tour

6. 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 tasty 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.

Porto City Private Tour Half-Day Minivan

7. Porto City Private Tour Half-Day Minivan

After collecting at your hotel or accomodation, let's start our half-day private tour at the City Hall in Avenida dos Aliados, the place of excellence, where the people of Porto gather to celebrate special moments. Admire the famous Lello Bookstore with its magnificent staircase that connects it to the upper floor. The architecture of this bookstore inspired the Hogwarts staircase in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter book series. In the same area, you will see the Clérigos Tower with a panoramic view of the city and the Douro River, which makes the 240 steps climb worth the effort. Your local guide will lead you through the historic center of the city and introduce you to its highlights. Learn about the history of famous monuments like the S. Bento Railway Station, which has twenty thousand hand-painted tiles illustrating events in Portuguese history. Discover the commercial area of Santa Catarina, Majestic Café, and Mercado do Bolhão.  Next, find the essence of the river as you reach Ribeira, with the typical Rabelo boats and the well-known Port wine cellars. Above the river, find the unique D. Luis Bridge, 395 meters long and 8 meters wide. Its arch is considered the largest iron arch. Cross the bridge and see Vila Nova de Gaia where all the cellars are located. Lastly on this tour, visit one of the traditional ones and taste the wonderful and world famous Port wine.

The Significant Stroll - Small Groups (6 pax max)

8. The Significant Stroll - Small Groups (6 pax max)

Buckle up: you are about to get to know a very old town which is older than the country itself. And the best way to explore this city is by walking. The old town of Porto can be a true maze for beginners, and that's why want to guide you to that you can feel the vibe of the old charming districts. This is the true definition of “slow travel”. We will start this tour right in front of one of the many landmarks of this city: the "Lion's Square" ("Praça dos Leões", officially named Praça de Gomes Teixeira). From here we're going to the most visited house in Porto the Lello/”Harry Potter” bookshop. I will explain why almost everybody falls in love with this fabulous building and why it is the most Instagram-able hotpot ointhe city. From here we’ll walk through other city landmarks (São Bento station, the Twin Churches, the Cathedral, etc.), the numerous quiet side lanes, lookout spots, and peek into small streets smelling like cod or tripes – yes you read it well!), find out more about local cafes and shops attended by the locals – to sum it up: I want you to enjoy the city through the eyes of a Portuense (Porto local). We’ll end the tour in one of the most popular districts of the city with its café terraces and picturesque corners: the Ribeira. Here we’ll have the chance to contemplate the iconic Louis bridge.

Porto: Private 8-Hour City Highlights Tour

9. 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.

Porto and Douro Valley 3-Day Tour from Lisbon

10. Porto and Douro Valley 3-Day Tour from Lisbon

Escape the hustle and bustle of Lisbon for a 3-day tour of the Douro Valley, stopping in the northern city of Porto for a city tour and wine tasting. Then, spend the night in one of Portugal’s most scenic areas and cruise down the Douro River. Day 1: Porto City Tour Start the day with a stop at Coimbra to visit one of the oldest Universities in the world—a magnificent view of the Serra das Minas before exploring the majestic city of Porto. First, see the hill of the old cathedral and the outer medieval Fernandina walls (Muralha Fernandina), completed during the reign of King Fernando. Next, visit the Majestic Café, a Belle-Époque café with ornately carved wood interiors. Finally, travel down Rua Santa Catarina to Bolhão Market to see gorgeous mounds of fruit and vegetables. Continue to Aliados Square (Praça da Liberdade) to look at the statue of King Peter IV and the beautiful tiles of S. Bento Station. Next, pass beautiful churches and the Torre dos Clérigos, the bell tower of the Baroque Clérigos Church. Next, discover the famous Lello bookshop, the Palácio da Bolsa (Stock Exchange), and the Church of S. Francisco en route to the pleasant riverside neighborhoods of Ribeira and Miragaia. Finally, end the day with a wine tasting at the Burmester wine cellars before transferring to Peso da Régua in the Douro Valley for your overnight stay. Day 2: Douro River Cruise Enjoy a relaxing 1-hour cruise down the Douro River and experience the idyllic landscapes in complete tranquility; then, enjoy some free time to relax and explore the Douro Valley on your own. Day 3: Return to Lisbon Return to Lisbon via the historic city of Lamego and discover its Roman origins and medieval sights, such as the 5th-century Lamego Castle and the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption.

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based on 198 reviews

Had an absolute blast touring the beautiful city with Vini on his creative Harry Potter Tour! If you're a Potter fan or just interested in the city and literature, this is a great tour to take. Vini is knowledgeable, funny, and invested in each of us on our journey in Portu. I took this tour on New Year's Eve and what a great way to meet wonderful people to close out 2023. Vini took us around the city, providing a historical backdrop for JK Rowling, her time in the city, and the correlations between the books, characters, and Portu. I never really knew about JK Rowling's investment or time in Portugal, so it was utterly magical getting to know a little bit more about some of my favorite characters. With Portu being on the smaller side, it's an easily walkable tour for almost everyone (Portu is hilly) and you get to see a lot of the historic area.

Our guide was simply incredible. Excellent job at creating the magic as we learned about historical Portugal and its relevance to the wonderful world of Harry Potter. Vin made my 9 year old feel like an adult, including her in every bit. It was such a wonderful tour, I’d do it again!

Schedule respected, guide speaking perfect French. The circuit allows you to see most of the main monuments with a photo stop. I recommend

Very good, our charming guide Thiago made it very enjoyable for us by explaining everything. I would definitely repeat

Discovery of the city from an original perspective. Vini is a great guide. I wholeheartedly recommend it.