1. Portugal
  2. Porto District
  3. Porto
  4. Vila Nova de Gaia

Riverside Tour of Porto

Product ID: 173076
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Take a 2.5-hour walk in Porto and explore some of its most beautiful neighbourhoods. Learn about the Portuguese Age of Discovery and explore why the city was given the UNESCO World Heritage status in 1996!
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Duration 2.5 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the Portuguese Age of Discovery and the creation of the Portuguese Navy
  • Discover why Porto is known as the "undefeated city"
  • Explore Gaia and the port wine cellars
Full description
This 2.5-hour walking tour starts in front of the statue of Bishop António Ferreira Gomes, opposite the Clérigos Tower. Explore some of the most beautiful neighborhoods along the Douro River on this scenic riverside tour of Porto!

Porto’s banks have seen the launch of the first expeditions into the Atlantic, which enabled the colonial expansion of Portugal and ensured economic prosperity for the city even in times of crisis. Porto’s explorers set up some of the earliest Portuguese trade routes and the city is also home to the first Portuguese Navy.

Even with their sights set on lands far away, the people of Porto didn’t take their eyes off what they had at home. Known as the "unbeaten city", Porto fought back against any king, bishop or emperor (to name just a few) who tried to invade their shores.

The Porto of today is famous for its scenic riverbanks and its delicious port wine – both of which are products of the resourcefulness, bravery and strength of this city. Just below the iconic Dom Luis I bridge lies Gaia which is littered with cellars where port wine is stored and aged. Learn how the area evolved into the most visited part of the riverbank.
Join this tour to explore the neighborhoods on either side of the famous Dom Luis Bridge and discover why the entire city was given UNESCO World Heritage status in 1996! Listen to stories of discovery and victorious battles as you take in the magnificent atmosphere of this fascinating city.
Includes
  • 2.5-hour walking tour
  • Tour guide

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Meeting point

Tour starts at the statue of Bishop António Ferreira Gomes, opposite the Clérigos Tower.

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Know before you go
• With regards to the length of the tour: the independent guides will have your best interests in mind. While the tour usually includes the sites and stories above and lasts 2.5 hours, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group.
• This tour is available daily in both Spanish and English
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Sandemans New Europe - Portugal

Product ID: 173076