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.
VALUE OF THIS PRIVATE TOUR
|PLACE OF DEPARTURE||Hotel / Apartment, Oporto|
|TIME OF DEPARTURE||9:00 AM|
|RETURN TIME||Approximately 6:00 PM in the afternoon|
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.
Casa da Musica
Clerigos Tower and Lello Bookstore
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.
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.
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.
Gaia - Wine Cellars
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.