Seafront Route

Foz do Douro e Leça da Palmeira

Seafront Route

On this route, you will be enchanted by the right bank of the Douro River to the sea. Along the way, we will pass through some historical neighborhoods that border the river, from Miragaia, through Massarelos, to Lordelo do Ouro. 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. The route continues along the Atlantic avenues of Brazil and Montevideo to the city of Matosinhos, an important seaside resort area. Matosinhos is a modern city, known for the best fish and seafood restaurants in the region. We will take a short break near the beach and the Leixões Harbor. On the way back there will still be time to stop at a special belvedere, and have a beautiful panoramic view of the Douro River estuary, with the nature reserve and the left bank. ----------------------------------------------------------- Extension of the Seafront Route: If you wish we can extend this route to 3 hours, which will also include the beaches of Leça da Palmeira, the Lighthouse and Boa Nova Tea House. This unique building, built on the rocks by the Atlantic Ocean, was designed by the architect Álvaro Siza, awarded with the Pritzker Prize.


Passeio Alegre Garden, Foz Velha, S. João Batista Fort, "Anemona", Leixões harbor, Matosinhos beach. Optional: Boa Nova teahouse and lighthouse.

Weather Conditions

Due to inclement weather, the tour may need to be rescheduled or cancelled to prioritize the safety of passengers and the guide.

Local Guide

Our tour guide is very enthusiastic about the history and iconic sites of the city. You will not only learn about the historical facts but also receive recommendations on where to eat, what to visit, and where to shop locally.

Pickup & 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 - Praça D. Infante
At this square, you’ll find at list of two important highlights: StockExchange Palace (Palácio da Bolsa) and S. Francisco church.
10:45 AM - Foz do Douro district
Stroll into the narrow streets of this unique location at the mouth of the Douro river.
11:00 AM - Atlantic Avenues
Brasil and Montevideo avenues.
11:10 AM - Praça Cidade S. Salvador (Matosinhos)
At this square, you’ll see an amazing sculpture “She Shanges”, by the American artist Janet Echelman (2001).
11:15 AM - Matosinhos Beach
We will take a short break near the beach and the Leixões Harbor.
12:00 PM - Return to Porto
Return to the meeting point.

Tour Pricing

Age 5-12 with valid ID
  • Minimum booking for 2 people
  • Sightseeing
  • Foz do Douro district
  • Matosinhos beach
  • (VAT 6% included)
  • Minimum booking for 2 people
  • Sightseeing
  • Foz do Douro district
  • Matosinhos beach
  • A glass of Port Wine
  • (VAT 6% Included)


Excelente manera de iniciar la visita a Porto, Ricardo es súper amable y te lleva por los lugares emblemáticos de la ciudad, hermosas vistas, lugares nuevos y es una buena partida para decidir lo que se quiere visitar en la ciudad. Su automóvil es súper lindo.
June 2023
Ricardo nous a permit de découvrir la ville de Porto de façon personnalisée et très intéressante. Il a répondu à nos questions et nous a donné de très bonnes adresses. Ça a été très aidant pour notre premier contact avec cette belle ville et nous a permis de profiter pleinement de notre séjour.
June 2023
We had a lot of fun with Ricardo in his gorgeous limited edition Citroen convertible that attracted a lot of attention during the tour (several people took pictures along the way). We were glad to experience Porto with Ricardo first as we were able to cover a lot more of the city than would be possible on a walking tour. He is very knowledgeable about the history and culture of Porto, Portugal, and the Iberian Peninsula over the centuries. Thanks for all of your insights - it made Porto come alive for us.
May 2023


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