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  2. Porto District
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From Porto: Barcelos Private Half-Day Tour

Product ID: 198265
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Learn about the important medieval legend of the small village of Barcelos as you take a private half-day tour through its streets. On this tour you will see many types of pottery, handicrafts, and local products that characterize the area.
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese

Pickup included

Your hotel in central Porto or Vila Nova de Gaia.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Explore the beautiful historic village of Barcelos
  • Discover how the rooster became a national symbol for Portugal
  • Enjoy the traditions of the village including pottery, handicrafts, and other local products
Full description
Discover the village of Barcelos, a place rich in beauty and natural sights, and known affectionately as the Rooster City. The town gets its name from a famous local legend. Your professional guide will tell you this story, as well as provide further interesting details about the history of the area. 

You'll be picked up at your hotel or accommodation in Porto or Vila Nova de Gaia, then driven to the village in a comfortable vehicle. On this private half-day tour, your guide will take you through the streets of the village and show you it's traditional products, including pottery, handicrafts, and other local products.

The pottery stores especially have become incredibly famous, and these are a great place to find the perfect gift to take home to friends. Your guide will tell you the legend of this city as you walk around, and show you how it has become the historical landmark of significance that it is today.

Your guide will drop you back at your hotel in Porto Vila or Vila Nova de Gaia.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Porto or Vila Nova de Gaia
  • Private transportation
  • Licensed and informative tour guide
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees to museums and monuments
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Please make sure you wear comfortable clothes and shoes