1. Portugal
  2. Porto District
  3. Porto
  4. River Douro

Porto: 3-Hour Guided City Highlights Walking Tour

Product ID: 30258
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Get an insider's view of Porto on a 3-hour guided walking tour of its main attractions. Discover the city’s history, culture, and traditions as you visit historic neighborhoods and narrow streets and admire fantastic views of the city and Douro River.
About this activity
Duration: 2 - 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Marvel at the fantastic views of the Crystal Palace Gardens
  • Walk along the famous Aliados Avenue
  • Catch a glimpse of the Douro River from Louis I Bridge
  • Descend down the narrow streets and staircases of the Miragaia neighborhood
  • Learn about Porto's founding and formation
Full description
Experience a walking tour through the streets of the historical center of Porto, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover the city through its neighborhoods, buildings, and streets on a 3-hour guided trip.

Enjoy old palaces, charming churches, and lively neighborhoods. See the famous iron bridge, engineered by Teófilo Seyrig, the Port wine cellars, and the characteristic Rabelo boats lined up along the quay which preserve the memory of old times when they used to transport the wine casks.

Your guide will explain how, in the 12th century, the city grew around the construction of the cathedral, and has survived several Moorish and Castilian invasions as well as the French military invasions in the 19th century.

Along the way, stroll along Aliados Avenue to the place that served as a backdrop to the first proclamation of the Republic of Portugal.
Includes
  • 3-hour walking tour
  • Tour guide
  • Water
  • Local taxes and fees
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet at the Vímara Peres Statue.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• Booking in advance is mandatory.
• For groups of more than 15 participants, please call or send an email.
• Tours may be rescheduled at any time based on availability. The local partner reserves the right to cancel the tour due to severe weather. In this case, it is possible to reschedule on the same day, pending availability.
• This tour operates in the rain so please check the weather conditions and dress accordingly. The local partner will provide ponchos.
• Due to the nature of this tour and the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication.
• A minimum number of 2 people applies. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 315 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Walking history tour of Porto

A great introduction to Porto with information on the highlights of the city, our guide Valter was fun to be with, knowledgable & showed us parts of the city we would not have seen without him.He also gave us good recommendations for restaurants & places to go not on the usual tourist path, would definitely recommend this tour to others.

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October 6, 2019

We’ve visited Porto for the first time, thus I’ve decided to begin with a guided 3 hrs guided walking tour for (4 people). The meeting point was by the Cathedral, Se. There we met Philipa, and she was absolutely amazing, knowing, very sociable and kind, she gave us more than we expected, and we stayed with the feeling that she could have giving us much more if we just had more time with her. I recommend taking this tour even if you stay a week in Porto. It is a great experience to begin with!

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September 29, 2019

that this moment is a very individualized space for discovery. our guide is an excellent connoisseur of Porto and he loves this city. He made us discover for 3 hours the multiple facets and it was exciting. He knows this city perfectly, he loves it and he knows how to share his privileged link with this city.

September 2, 2019

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Bluedragon City Tours

Product ID: 30258