8 Hours
Duração
Oporto
Localização

Discover Oporto in its old houses, in its markets and old shops where tradition prevails, in its coffee houses that tell us tales and invite us to stay, in its book stores that remain alive with the turn of the centuries, see Oporto as a local in our Tour Oporto 8 Hours.

Cost of this Private Tour

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PLACE OF DEPARTUREHotel / Apartment, Oporto
TIME OF DEPARTURE9:00 AM
RETURN TIMEApproximately 6:00 PM in the afternoon
INCLUDED
Exclusive Driver/GuideBottled Watters
Visit and Tasting in a CellarFree Wifi
NOT INCLUDED
Lunch
Entrance Fees

The city of Oporto, located on the northern bank of the Douro river, facing Gaia´s peer where the world famous Port wine is aged, is the second largest city in Portugal. Its ancient roots are preserved with pride despite time. With a prosperous commercial activity, here we can find both the traditional and the modern city almost simultaneously. From its old neighborhoods, with its narrow cobled streets and alleys, its typical houses, to the  the fascinating Ribeira peer  full of bars and restaurants, you will be enchanted by the warmth of the local inhabitants.

 

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Casa da Musica

Our  Oporto tour 8 hours, will begin from your hotel for a panoramic visit to the “Boavista” neighborhood where the daring architecture of “Casa da Musica” does not go unnoticed, built in 2005 a building of angular construction, disconcerting and daring, not consensual for the most “classic” of Oporto citizens. In Castelo do Queijo this defensive fortress. that the statue of D. João VI watches closely, then we will then pass by Matosinhos, one of the great fishing centers in the North of Portugal and Foz a place of election to live in Oporto.
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Clerigos Tower and Lello Bookstore

We will continue towards the center of the city, making a visit the Cordoaria Garden, the Victoria District (last Jewish quarter), the Clerigos Tower that its watching us from the top of its 76 meters, and more than 200 steps with a fantastic view over the city and the river, its 49 bells that form a big chime that can frighten you when they start playing, but it will be worth visiting.

The fantastic Lello Bookstore (considered by CNN to be the most beautiful in the world) where JK Rowling who was married to a Portuguese and lived in the city, was inspired to write Harry Potter, being its staircase the main attraction, people from all over the world come to visit the bookstore searching for books, and also to understand the universe that inspired the creator of the history of the world’s best known magician, very close to Carmo Church and Carmelites and the Paris Galleries where the city comes alive every night.

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Oporto Center

The Oporto,  “Baixa do Porto” around the renowned “Avenida dos Aliados”, city´s focal point, where everything happens, from the festivities to the strikes, at one end the beautiful Oporto City Hall and the other end the “Praça da Liberdade”, where a statue of a Pedro IV Brazil emperor of Brazil Portuguese king great defender of the liberalism movement, shows his gratitude to this city.
Visit São Bento station, where the 20 thousand tiles of the Portuguese artist Jorge Colaço will take us on a journey through Portuguese History and the Douro and Minho traditions, a true open book that awaits us to show us the true experiences of this beautiful city.
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Oporto Cathedral

Then our Oporto Tour 8 hours  will take us to the Cathedral where we find vestiges of its first Romanesque architecture style, a fortress church with two towers and the fantastic rosacea on the main facade.
Going down the Merchants street (oldest of Porto), towards the riverside area we will visit the San Francisco Church built in the 12th century in a Romanesque architecture later transformed into Gothic and later Baroque, three naves full of golden carvings, in which is estimated to have been used over 300 kilos of gold, the Jesse Tree is another of it´s great attractions, a polychrome wood sculpture considered one of the best in the world. In the Bolsa Palace, built in the 19th century in a neoclassical style and classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the “Patio das Naçoes” or the Arab Hall is the main attraction, with decorative stucco with marquetry floors and inlaid coats and heraldic representations and lovely sculptures.
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Majestic Cafe

The street of Santa Catarina, the city busiest street, full of national and international shops, one of the biggest attractions being Majestic Cafe, a luxurious cafe that tells the history of the city of the twenties, its political intrigues and the debate of ideas, the Oporto of “Belle Epoque”, frequented by many writers and artists..
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Gaia - Wine Cellars

Crossing D. Luiz I Bridge, we will arrive at Gaia, where a boat trip of approximately 50 minutes can be a great option, a different way of seeing Oporto.
Now the most awaited visit, the visit to a Wine Cellar, where the famous port wine is being aged, so that it can be taken and tasted all over the world.
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Serra do Pilar Monastery

Our Tour Oporto 8 Hours could never end, without visiting the one that is considered by many the best Oporto  view through the Serra do Pilar Monastery , World Heritage by the Unesco, its construction started t in 1538, with an unusual shape, circular plant, a replica of the church of Santa Maria Redonda in Rome, 100 steps will take you to the dome, which surrounds the church.
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Return to your accommodation

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Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 3 reviews
16 August, 2017

“lively and knowledgeable guide”

We had a 5 hour customized private tour and made changes as we went. The guide was very friendly and loved his country.

2 November, 2017

We [my wife, daughter and me] had a great two weeks in Portugal, thanks mainly to Hugo for five customized day trips.
The tour guides [Joaquim, Gustav, Pedro and Diego] were so good and offered wonderful perspectives different from the usual wiki stuff. Some of the stuff really got us thinking even!
The best part is that they are ever so accommodating and I was never pushed or even mildly suggested to quicken my pace.
Great team to be with if you are looking for the perfect set of tour guides.
Jimmy

5 January, 2018

We booked Walkborder Tours 6 months before our arrival to Portugal. Hugo helped customize a 2 week tour for our family (2 adults & 3 teenagers). We were met at the airport and our tour began with “Rodrigo” who spoke excellent English. He was friendly, funny and provided our family of 5 with more information than one could read in a history book. We hit all the major sites plus Rodrigo provided us with a few hidden gems. During our 2 week period we travelled over 1500 kms in a comfortable, air-conditioned Mercedes van. I would highly recommend all to book this outstanding company for a true view of Portugal’s highlights and much, much more. We are now considering Spain and will definitely book Walkborder Tours (and Rodrigo of course!) to provide us with many more life time memories. A big thank you to Walkborder Tours who made our trip effortless, comfortable, worry free, FUN and MEMORABLE!! 🙂

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