Located close to the estuary of the Douro River in northern Portugal, Porto is one of the oldest European centers. Its settlement dates to the Roman Empire where it was a prominent outpost named Portus Cale – a name that has been referred to as the origin of the name "Portugal". Today the city of Porto shares its modern day name with its world famous commodity, Port Wine. Upon visiting the city you can still see the flat boat barges filled with wine barrels transported down river to the cellars for the ageing of the precious nectar. River cruises are often available and the city is easy to enjoy on foot.
You will get to see and feel:
Your private Porto walking tour starts uptown in Clérigos Tower which offers unrivalled views over Porto from its 76m-high tower. From here you’ll even get a chance to see the world-famous Lello bookstore and hear how its connection to Harry Potter has made it one of the most popular bookstores on the planet today.
Then you will walk downhill to visit monuments and neighborhoods, including St. Bento Train Station; observe the astounding azulejos (hand-painted tiles) in its main hall covered in tiles. From here we will also visit the Majestic and the incredible Bulhão Market where you will immerse on the real Porto. This lovely market place is where farmers initially came to sell their fruit and vegetables.
We will stop for lunch facing the city, enabling you time to enjoy the magnificent view towards the north bank of Douro river.
Then we will journey to the Cathedral ending close to the river in Ribeira, where everybody enjoys their Port Wine. We will walk on the very popular Ribeira, explore the neighbourhood and take in the stunning views by the riverside on the Douro River or wind down your afternoon with some drinks on our Port Wine Cellar for a tasting tour.
One thing’s for sure; most of the things that you can do in Porto can be expressed and found on a good sip of a Vintage Port. This is only a sample of things to do in Porto…
This itinerary includes:
Private Tour, Transportation on luxury Mercedes sedan or Minivan from and to your hotel, Driver, Local Guide, Visit to winery and wine and food tastings, Monument entrances and visits, City Tours, Lunch on Porto, Personal accident insurance, Taxes.
This itinerary DOESN’T include:
Other personal expenses.
Terms and Conditions
Many of The Best Portugal animation activities are conducted on open air. Thus, while always be mindful of weather conditions. We have to bear in mind that sometimes unpredictable weather phenomena do occur during a tour. In such cases The Best Portugal won´t be held responsible for that and those reasons will never be considered as reasonable for any refund.
Tours will leave according to times stated on itineraries and will not wait for “latecomers”. We accept no responsibility for passengers failing to be at designated pick up points at designated times, no refund is provided for passengers failing to meet our tour at designated times.
We reserve the right to alter any part of the itinerary due to the fact that they are subject to supplier availability at the time of booking. Should it be necessary to alter an itinerary, a supplier of equal value and quality shall be chosen. The client shall be notified in writing of any changes made to an itinerary.
We reserve the right to use alternate vehicles and operators.
Tour arrangements are intended for persons of reasonably good health and without physical disabilities which would create a hazard either for the passenger or other passengers. The Best Portugal, reserves the right to decline to accept or retain any person as a tour participant should such person’s health or mental condition impede the operation of the tour.
Smoking is not permitted on our vehicles or inside winery buildings.
We accept no responsibility for lost or stolen property.