1. Portugal
  2. Porto District
  3. Porto
  4. Casa da Musica

Porto: Private 8-Hour City Highlights Tour

Product ID: 212379
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Porto is one of the most beautiful European cities. This private 8-hour tour will help you understand this lovely city through visits to some of its most important monuments.
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Duration: 8 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese

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You will be picked up from your accommodations in Porto.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Lello Library, one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world
  • See the Dona Maria Railway Bridge, designed by Gustave Eifel
  • Experience the Port wine cellars in Gaia
  • Enjoy views from the Clerigos Tower
  • Stop at the Majestic Cafe on the Santa Catarina pedestrian street
Full description
After being collected from your Porto accommodation, you will travel with your guide to the House of Music, which was inaugurated in 2005. From there you will travel to Clerigos Tower, which offers some of the best views over the city. Its doors opened on January 13, 1906, and haven't closed for 112 years. Following the tower, you will travel to the Lello Bookstore, which continues to satisfy everyone from literature lovers, to architecture students, to Harry Potter fans.

You will next travel to Porto's historical center and Sao Bento Train Station. There you will discover the Porto Baixa (downtown), which is laid out around the Avenida dos Aliados (Avenue of the Allies), the city's focal point. This is where everything happens, and it is on this thoroughfare that you will find the imposing Oporto Municipal Council building. Afterwards, you will discover the Cathedral of Oporto, which is a church of Roman-Gothic structure.

The next stage of your tour will lead you to "Palacio da Bolsa" and the San Francisco Church. The Palácio da Bolsa was built in the 19th century in a Neo-classical style, and has since been classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The Church of San Francisco was built in the 12th century, and was initially of Romanesque architecture before being transformed into Gothic style, then later into that of Baroque.

The Cathedral of Oporto (or Porto Cathedral) is a church with a Roman-Gothic structure which began being built in the 12th century, later receiving several renovations in the 17th and 18th centuries. Inside it stands the medieval rosacea of the 12th century, and from outside you can enjoy the lateral galilee, a work of Nicolau Nasoni in 1736 which is decorated with tiles.

Crossing the D. Luis Bridge, you will arrive in Gaia (the city on the opposing river bank). This is the spot where Port wine has been aged in hundreds of different cellars, and whilst there you will be able to visit one of those cellars. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be returned to your accommodation in Porto.
Includes
  • Exclusive driver/guide
  • Port wine cellar visit and wine tasting
  • Bottled water
  • WiFi
  • Personal accident insurance
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees

From US$ 177.62 per person

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Product ID: 212379