Portugal owes its name to Porto, Portus Cale from the old latin “the beautiful port”. The city was part of the Condado Portucalense – the small county that became Portugal in the early XII. But Porto is much more than history. Today, stands as one of the most cosmopolite and visited cities in Portugal. The vibrant look nearby the Douro river, makes you want to move definitively to the city! On this tour you will visit the historical center with walking passages on the most iconic streets and squares of the city on the upper part of town, get in touch with the local merchants on typical stores and street sale, and even get to know the library that inspired the Harry Potter series. Adding to this, we will tour on the city range and the neaby cities of Matosinhos and Vila Nova de Gaia, to get a sight at the river meeting the Atlantic Ocean, and knowing some iconic spaces and buildings such as Casa da Música or Cristal Palace.
Hotel Pick up/Drop off
River cruise (60min)
Wine tasting (3 ports) and guided visit on premium cellar
Clérigos tower, Lello library, Bolhão market and Santa Catarina street. S. Bento railway station, and the central square of Aliados. Typical Lunch Palácio da Bolsa, Church of S. Francisco, walk by the Riverside. Discovering the old fortification walls. River cruise (6 bridges/50min) Port Wine tasting (2ports) in Sandeman cellar on Vila Nova de Gaia margin. Return to Porto thru a river walk on Gaia’s margin and cross D. Luís I bridge. Sightseeing by car on city range. Passing Douro’s river mouth, Matosinhos, City Park, Boavista avenue, Casa da Música and Palácio de Cristal.
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