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Porto: Torre dos Clerigos Entrance Ticket

1. Porto: Torre dos Clerigos Entrance Ticket

Experience one of Porto’s most iconic attractions at your own pace with an entrance ticket to the Torre dos Clérigos. Adjoining the baroque Igreja dos Clérigos, the Torre dos Clérigos, can be seen from various points in the city and is one of its most emblematic symbols. Built for the Clérigos Brotherhood by Nicolau Nasoni, an Italian architect and painter responsible for a large body of work in the north of Portugal during the 18th century, construction of the church began in 1732 and was finished around 1750. The monumental divided stairway in front of the church was completed in the 1750s. The main façade is heavily decorated with baroque motifs. Climb the monumental Bell Tower of the church for panoramic views across the entire city, and an up-close view of its most symbolic attraction. Then, go to the exhibition space in the Clerigos Building to admire the Irmandade dos Clérigos Collection and Christus Collection, where you can see pieces from the 18th and 19th centuries, including furniture, paintings and vestments.

Porto: Guided Historical Center Tuk Tuk Tour

2. Porto: Guided Historical Center Tuk Tuk Tour

Take a unique exploration of Porto, in which you will be taken to discover a different and charming side of the city. See the Douro River from several fantastic viewpoints in Porto and Gaia, as you get to know the city in a relaxed style. Ride through various places in your charming tuk-tuk, as you hear of stories that this city has to tell in every corner that makes Porto and its people unique. Enjoy the ride with a glass full of Port - a fortified wine that originates from this area. Porto has in the past been nominated 3 times and elected 3 times as the best European destination. The experience offers a unique way to get to know Porto as nobody else will. Discover every nook and cranny, and marvel at the brilliance and splendor of a city that is full of character and passion. Opt to take the tour in the daytime, in the evening, or at sunset, by selecting the relevant option when you book. For the sunset tour, experience the city in a beautiful light - the perfect moment for a glass of Porto with the most astonishing views over the old town. Pick the night option and enjoy a tour of Porto in the evening with fewer people around and less traffic. Alternatively, if you are a cruise ship passenger, choose the 'shore excursion' option to begin the tour at the main gate of Leixões Port. Start the tour by the sea and get to know the historical center of the city, passing first by the Douro river bank.

Porto: City Highlights 3-Hour Guided Electric Bike Tour

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

Explore the ancient city of Porto with the convenience of an e-bike on this guided tour. Pass by the Clérgios Tower, Gomes Teixeira Square, and more while hearing about the history of the city. You will discover the old palaces, the churches, the emblematic neighborhoods, the people, and all the picturesque corners that the city has to offer. 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. 

Porto: 2-Hour City Highlights Guided Segway Tour

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

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. 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. Feel the wind in your hair as you enjoy well-maintained streets and paths.

Porto: Historical Center Walking Tour

5. 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. Depending on your preferred tour option you may also choose to conclude your tour with a picnic in the beautiful Virtudes Gardens.

Porto: Private Charming Sailboat Tour on the Douro River

6. Porto: Private Charming Sailboat Tour on the Douro River

Embark on a private sailboat tour along the riverside of Porto and Gaia. Pass some of the most appreciated attractions in the cities of Porto and Gaia, such as the Dom Luis Bridge, Crystal Palace Gardens, Porto Cathedral, and Clérigos Tower. Starting at the Douro Marina, meet your certified crew and savor a sparkling or Porto wine as a welcome drink before sailing calmly between the Dom Luis Bridge and the mouth of the Douro River. Simply sit back, relax, and listen to music while admiring the sights from the water.

Secret Sites of Porto 3-Hour Walking Tour

7. Secret Sites of Porto 3-Hour Walking Tour

Get beneath the skin of Porto, Potugal’s impressive 2nd city, on a half-day walking tour that takes in the most emblematic monuments of the city center, and discovers lesser known attractions. Meet your local guide on Praça dos Leões to see the Bank of Tiles. Then, go to the stunning Igreja do Carmo (Carmelitas Church), part of a 17th-century convent with a classical façade. Stop at the Lello Bookshop, one of the most beautiful book stores in the world, before walking to the Torre dos Clérigos bell tower of the Igreja dos Clérigos. Here, you will also find an Oriental grocery store popular with locals. Get breathtaking city views from the Vitória mirador. Continue along Avenida dos Aliados towards Liberdade Square. On Avenida Santa Catarina, pause to taste a typical Portuguese custard tart in a local coffee shop. Savor the aromas of Bolhão Market, where Porto residents stock up on fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers. Next, wander over to the São Bento Railway Station, where the mosaic walls depict scenes from Portuguese history. Admire views of the Douro River and Sé Cathedral.

From Lisbon: Porto Highlights Day Trip

8. From Lisbon: Porto Highlights Day Trip

You will start your tour in the Ribera del Duero area. A charming start in the most beautiful natural area of the city. You will be able to admire the beautiful bridges that cross the river and also discover the charm of its people. In this way, you will find yourself breathing the authentic essence of the city. In fact, this area of the town is a World Heritage Site, with the Largo do Terreiro as the highlight. There you will find the Chapel of Nossa Senhora de Ó, which dates back to the 17th century, having been deeply remodeled in the 19th century. Just in front, you will see the famous Fuente Taurina, which is a kind of entrance to the restaurant area. A multitude of restaurants await you to taste the rich gastronomy of the city with incredible views of the Duero. Going up from the Ribeira, you will reach the most famous bridge of Porto: the bridge of Don Luis I. After crossing the Don Luis I bridge, you will arrive at the area of the Church and the Clérigos Tower. These are the greatest exponents of baroque art in the city. In addition, the almost 80 meters high tower also allows it to be a monument seen from any point. You should know that the Clérigos Tower is the largest religious construction in Portugal. It dates back to the 18th century, and its marble and granite facade will leave you speechless. Its origins date back to the Brotherhood of the Poor Clerics, who made the Church of the Clerics their home after financing the construction of the tower. By the way, we must not forget that the temple keeps inside treasures of incalculable value, protected by a rococo style facade that you will love. Following the ascent through the streets of the city you will reach its highest part, where the Cathedral of Oporto, also known as Sé do Porto, is located. A majestic temple built throughout the twelfth century whose facade leaves a sensational mix of styles. Thus, you can see samples of Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque. You will learn about the history of the temple and the main elements kept inside. In addition, you will also pass by the San Bento railroad station. One of the most striking of Portugal, decorated with tiles that leave in sight sensational images of the country's history. It is another must-see in Porto. Before ending the guided tour, you will cross to the other side of the river to contemplate the historical part of the city, where the Vinho do Porto Caves are located. As you know, Porto is a land of worship to good wine, so you will not miss a single detail of this delicious product. After the guided tour, you will have free time to continue exploring the city at your own pace and recharge your batteries in one of its famous restaurants. In this sense, you will have no problem finding the greatest temples to the city's food, as our guides will give you the best recommendations.

Half Day - Private TukTuk Tour

9. Half Day - Private TukTuk Tour

Discover the city of Porto and all its charm with this half-day guided tour traveling around the city in a private tuk-tuk. Get your bearings and see a range of historical and cultural landmarks around Porto, such as the Porto Cathedral, Clérigos Tower, and Stock Exchange Palace. Travel across the river on the iconic Dom Luis I Bridge for views back to Porto from Vila Nova de Gaia. Your experience will commence in front of the Vimara Peres Statue, next to the Porto Cathedral. From here, you'll travel to discover two of the main historical neighborhoods, Sé and Vitória. Whilst here, you will take in its multitude of iconic monuments, such as Lion's Square, Clérigos Church and Tower, Lello Bookshop, Stock Exchange Palace, Ferreira Borges Market, Old Customhouse, Luis I Bridge, Arrábida Bridge, St. Francis Church, Serra do Pilar Monastery, Aliados Avenue, Fishing village, and the S. Bento Train Station. Your last stop of the tour will be at the Serra do Pilar viewpoint where you can enjoy an amazing glass of Porto Wine with a postcard view.

Porto: 2-Hour Guided Sunset Segway Tour

10. 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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What people are saying about Clérigos Tower

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4.6 / 5

based on 2,610 reviews

This boat experience was absolutely amazing. Ricardo is an incredible guide showing us some of the most beautiful scenes of Porto. We were offered wine and snacks which was a bonus. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone.

had a wonderful tour guide that was knowledgeable and fun! only downside is that I am still waiting on someone to contact me regarding a reimbursement of one of my tickets since we had someone get sick

Knowledgeable, wonderful history, lovely guide. Made the visit the best! Well planned agenda and tour.

great experience with knowledgeable and interesting staff, highly recommended!!

Excellent. Go early though as it is tight quarters in the stairs!