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Porto: Private Tour with Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

1. Porto: Private Tour with Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

See Porto at its best from the eyes of a local in just 3 hours. Check out prime landmarks like the Sao Bento Train Station, Clerigos Tower, Rua das Flores and hear unique insights that only a local would know. Uncover hidden gems and city secrets along the way that will show you an authentic side of the city with the help of a knowledgeable local guide. Fully experience the local flare with an included local treat to make your city tour a complete experience.

From Lisbon: Porto Highlights Day Trip

2. From Lisbon: Porto Highlights Day Trip

You will start your tour in the Ribera del Duero area. A charming start in the most beautiful natural area of the city. You will be able to admire the beautiful bridges that cross the river and also discover the charm of its people. In this way, you will find yourself breathing the authentic essence of the city. In fact, this area of the town is a World Heritage Site, with the Largo do Terreiro as the highlight. There you will find the Chapel of Nossa Senhora de Ó, which dates back to the 17th century, having been deeply remodeled in the 19th century. Just in front, you will see the famous Fuente Taurina, which is a kind of entrance to the restaurant area. A multitude of restaurants await you to taste the rich gastronomy of the city with incredible views of the Duero. Going up from the Ribeira, you will reach the most famous bridge of Porto: the bridge of Don Luis I. After crossing the Don Luis I bridge, you will arrive at the area of the Church and the Clérigos Tower. These are the greatest exponents of baroque art in the city. In addition, the almost 80 meters high tower also allows it to be a monument seen from any point. You should know that the Clérigos Tower is the largest religious construction in Portugal. It dates back to the 18th century, and its marble and granite facade will leave you speechless. Its origins date back to the Brotherhood of the Poor Clerics, who made the Church of the Clerics their home after financing the construction of the tower. By the way, we must not forget that the temple keeps inside treasures of incalculable value, protected by a rococo style facade that you will love. Following the ascent through the streets of the city you will reach its highest part, where the Cathedral of Oporto, also known as Sé do Porto, is located. A majestic temple built throughout the twelfth century whose facade leaves a sensational mix of styles. Thus, you can see samples of Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque. You will learn about the history of the temple and the main elements kept inside. In addition, you will also pass by the San Bento railroad station. One of the most striking of Portugal, decorated with tiles that leave in sight sensational images of the country's history. It is another must-see in Porto. Before ending the guided tour, you will cross to the other side of the river to contemplate the historical part of the city, where the Vinho do Porto Caves are located. As you know, Porto is a land of worship to good wine, so you will not miss a single detail of this delicious product. After the guided tour, you will have free time to continue exploring the city at your own pace and recharge your batteries in one of its famous restaurants. In this sense, you will have no problem finding the greatest temples to the city's food, as our guides will give you the best recommendations.

From Porto: Private Douro Valley Tour and Boat Cruise

3. From Porto: Private Douro Valley Tour and Boat Cruise

Explore the scenic Douro Valley, the home of port wine characterized by its winding valleys and terraced hillsides, by car and boat. Travel off the beaten path and at your own pace. Discover local eateries, wineries and hidden gems with your expert guide on this personal, private tour. Starting in Porto, your guide will pick you up from your hotel in an air conditioned car. From here, you’ll wind out of the city, following the path of the Douro river into the valley’s enchanting landscape. As the roads get increasingly scenic, you’ll be able to stop at any time to take photographs, admire the views and explore hidden gems recommended by your guide. Following this, you’ll take a relaxing boat cruise further along the river. The tour will stop at historic wineries for port tastings and at eateries where you can savor delicious local food. After a day spent sampling the rich sights and flavors of the Douro region, your guide will drive you back to your hotel in Porto.

Porto: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

4. Porto: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Listen or read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. Start your tour in the imposing Liberty Square with the unique statue of King Peter! Learn about the Church of Clérigos which is considered a masterpiece. Learn about the Livraria Lello with its rare architecture, reminiscent of a Harry Potter movie and relax in the peaceful Cordoaria Garden. Igreja da Misericórdia will leave you speechless. Visit the Palácio da Bolsa with its unique aesthetics and neoclassical appearance will enchant you. Next, the Igreja de São Francisco awaits you, don't forget to take pictures as its interior and exterior are of unique beauty! Ribeira Square the historic square of Porto will be your next step. Admire Alminhas da Ponte with its tragic history. The icing on the cake of this unique tour will be the Dom Luis I bridge(where the tour ends) the symbol of the whole of Porto !!!

Porto: Old Town Exploration Game

5. Porto: Old Town Exploration Game

Follow clues to discover hidden secrets and amazing spots in the city of Porto. Walk on the Old Town's iconic cobbled-stone streets and enjoy amazing views of the city while you solve challenges. Play the game by solving each piece of the puzzle on your smartphone, guess the answer to unlock the story of each secret place. Untangle the past and learn about Porto's history and its nickname as the Invincible City. Explore the city and be given exact directions so you won't need a map, GPS, or guide. Play offline as you don't need an internet connection to play the game. Enjoy as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or split into smaller teams and compete against each other. Go at your own pace as there is no time limit, the game however can be completed in just over 1 hour. Play without a guide, just download the app, go to the starting point, and begin the adventure.

Porto: City Discovery Game - The Hidden Gems of Porto

6. Porto: City Discovery Game - The Hidden Gems of Porto

Go on an interactive city discovery experience across Porto at your own pace, off-the-beaten-track, and take breaks as you wish. All the information you need for your adventure will be sent in an email. Your challenge starts on Praça de Carlos Alberto and the game ends near Praça de Lisboa. You will need to solve 14 riddles from a web application in your phone’s browser. Each riddle takes you from one hidden location to the next. You will unlock local recommendations and fun facts, as well as the history of the city. Discover spots in Porto that most locals don’t even know about. See popular sights from a different angle, literally. Find charming streets, local galleries and cafes, curious statues, and wicked art. There are a few rules for the games and you will be reminded of them before playing. Every riddle is made up of cryptic directions and a question. To answer the question, you can try as many answers as you like with no penalty for doing so. If you are stuck, you can ask for a hint. This does lead to 10 minutes of penalty time, increasing your overall completion time. If you are really lost, you may skip a riddle. But why would you? It’s less fun and adds 20 minutes of penalty time. There’s no time limit to completing the game.

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4.4 / 5

based on 1,209 reviews

If you are going to Porto, this trip to the Douro Valley is an absolute must- and this is the company you should book it with. Gustavo was absolutely amazing! He reached out the night before to confirm pick up location, and was there to help with any questions we had, making the start to our day very easy. He tailor makes the itinerary to you and your wants, and he took us to the most beautiful and secluded spots, allowing us to avoid big crowds and enjoy our peaceful day in privacy. He is so knowledgeable about everything and anything and we learned so much. But my favorite was how friendly and outgoing he is. The trip felt like we were spending it with a long time friend, not someone we met that morning. I only have great things to say about the Douro Valley, this company, and especially Gustavo. You will be so thankful you booked- it was a highlight of our week in Portugal!! Thank you Gustavo!!!

Gustavo Rossi exceeded all our expectations. His knowledge of the Douro Valley and his connections to the local producers was expansive. Everywhere we went, we were greeted like family and enjoyed VIP treatment. We definitively got his premium service. We highly recommend him. He is worth the price and will use his services in the future.

Our locsl guide (Rosa) was excellent! Very knowledgable and thorough. I would highly recommend this tour.

Easy to book. Great way to see the city would highly recommend. We esp I ally enjoyed the Banco Material.

Really good tour, saw so many things wouldn’t have found by ourselves