Memory route

Highlights of Porto

Highlights of Porto

This route is undoubtedly the most popular and best-selling! A special tour through the historic center of Porto, through the narrow streets of the old neighborhoods, such as Sé, Miragaia, or Vitória. We will make brief pauses, for example, to visit and get to know the magnificent tile panels in the entrance hall of the S. Bento Station (by Jorge Colaço, a painter from Oporto). This station is considered by some historians to be one of the most beautiful in the world. The electric E-Mehari will take us up and down the city center, passing by the famous shopping street, Rua de Santa Catarina, Mercado do Bolhão, Café Majestic, up to the Batalha square, where we will take a glimpse of the fantastic building of the National Theater of S. João. We move south, to a mandatory stop at the viewpoint of the Serra do Pilar in Vila Nova de Gaia. We may observe and photograph a stunning landscape over the banks of the Douro River and the Luiz I Bridge. We will take time to enjoy the beautiful and romantic right bank of the river to the mouth of the Douro. We will arrive at Foz do Douro, a place that only in the late nineteenth century became part of the municipality of Porto. A bathing area of excellence, much appreciated by the Porto aristocracy. Here we will find the beautiful Jardim do Passeio Alegre and the oldest district of the western part of the city, Foz Velha. This beautiful garden near the mouth of the Douro River was designed by the German landscape gardener Emílio David, author of the well-known gardens of the Crystal Palace and Cordoaria. (Photographs by Ricardo Almeida and Gil Mendonça)

Amazing Views

During the tour, we will take a few breaks at some viewpoints in and around the city with wonderful views.

Weather Conditions

Due to inclement weather, we may need to reschedule or cancel the tour for the safety of all passengers and the guide.

Local Guide

Our tour guide is extremely enthusiastic about the city's history and famous landmarks. Along with sharing historical facts, you can also expect to receive recommendations on local dining, must-see attractions, and shopping spots.

Pick up & Drop off

The Pickup & Drop off at the hotel is included.

Trip Itinerary

10:00 AM - Pickup
The tour may begin with a pick-up from the hotel where the customer is staying, by contacting the local guide in advance.
10:15 AM - Sé do Porto
The place where the Cathedral is located is special, it is in the oldest part of the city, the Pena Ventosa Hill. The construction of this building began in the 12th century.
10:20 AM - Estação de São Bento
The São Bento station is considered one of the most beautiful stations in the world, and inside you will be dazzled by the 20,000 tiles painted by Jorge Colaço.
10:30 AM - Mercado do Bolhão
The Bolhão Market is an iconic building of the city, worth a visit, it was recently remodeled, dating back to 1914.
10:45 AM - Rua de Santa Catarina
On the way, we pass Santa Catarina Street, the main traditional shopping street of the city.
11:00 AM - Miradouro da Serra do Pilar
We cross the bridge to Gaia to see the view over the two banks of the Douro River. One of the highlights of the tour!
11:10 AM - Praça Infante D. Henrique
In this beautiful square in the historic center we find three must-see buildings, the Stock Exhange Palace (Palácio da Bolsa), the Ferreira Borges Market, and in the corner there is the S. Francisco Church.
11:15 AM - Ponte da Arrábida (1963)
This bridge was built in 1963, designed by the engineer Edgar Cardoso, and won the award for the bridge with the longest arch built in concrete in the world.
11:30 AM - Foz do Douro
We arrived at the mouth of the Douro River and the beach. We will take a short break to observe the unique landscape of this emblematic neighborhood of Porto.
12:00 PM - Drop off
Return to the meeting point.

Tour Pricing

Child
Age 6-12 with valid ID
18€/person
  • Minimum booking for 2 people
  • Sightseeing
  • (VAT 6% Included)
Adult
13-99 years
35€/person
  • Minimum booking for 2 people
  • Sightseeing
  • A glass of Port Wine
  • (VAT 6% included)

Reviews

The best city tour we’ve ever had. Riccardo was super knowledgeable and friendly. We really enjoyed our time with him. Highly recommended tour for anyone visiting Porto.
Goli
June 2023
Ricardo est un guide parfait Très sympathique et très cultivé Nous avons adoré partager ces 2 heures avec lui pour découvrir Porto pour la 1 ère fois à bord de sa méhari bleue électrique superbe ♥️
Annie
June 2023
We loved spending two hours w Ricardo in his fun little EV w open top. He was the most welcoming host to his hometown. We got a great overview of Porto as well as near by Foz. He evev treated us to some lovely Port wine. Very thoughtful, friendly and upbeat. We highly recommend this experience !! What a wonderful introduction to this lovely city. Hope to come back again in the future.
Sharon
July 2023

35€/person

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