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Porto: Delicious Food and Wine Walking Tour

1. Porto: Delicious Food and Wine Walking Tour

Gain insight into the city of Porto and its people by learning about the essential ingredients of its cultural heritage. On this guided food tour, be guided through the streets of Porto's Old Town and discover the city’s exceptionally rich and varied cuisine that's full of history and renowned for its quality. This walking tour features a selection of the wide array of culinary delights to be found in Porto. Discover the history of Porto’s gastronomy, traditional dishes, and enjoy plenty of local tastings. Enjoy the flavors of Portuguese cuisine, like the Bifana (a spicy pork sandwich), Port wine, coffee, Bolinhos de Bacalhau (codfish) and delicious Portuguese pastry. On this journey, absorb the smells and flavors of Porto and discover the city through a culinary perspective.

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Porto City Full Day Minibus Tour, Lunch & Wine Tasting

2. Porto City Full Day Minibus Tour, Lunch & Wine Tasting

This guided tour of the city of Porto begins in the historic center, where you’ll have the opportunity to visit the Cathedral, the São Bento train station, known for its beautiful tiles representing important moments in the history of Portugal, and stop at the Lello bookstore. During the full-day tour you’ll learn about the streets, squares, and sites in the historic center, including the Praça da Batalha, Santa Catarina Street, Majestic Coffee House, Bolhão Market, and Aliados Avenue. Later in the morning you’ll visit a port wine cellar, learn how the wine is made, see some of the rarest bottles that currently exist, and enjoy a port wine tasting. Stop for lunch a restaurant in Ribeira, and take in the magnificent views while dining. In the afternoon you’ll see the city from a different perspective on a 1-hour cruise, and you’ll also have a chance to see all of the bridges that connect Porto to Vila Nova de Gaia. Lastly, you’ll see Boavista, Serralves, and Foz as you travel to Castelo do Queijo, where you’ll take a break, have a snack or drink, or just enjoy the magnificent views of the sea.

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Porto Half-Day Historical Tour & Port Wine Tasting

3. Porto Half-Day Historical Tour & Port Wine Tasting

Explore Porto on a half-day city tour that emphasizes the history of the area. Begin at Pena Ventosa, the birthplace of the city of Porto. Visit the cathedral, built in the 12th century, before continuing to the S. Bento train station. This station is known for its tiles representing important moments of Portugal's history and culture. Next, see the Clérigos Church. Clérigos, built by the famous architect Nasoni, is known for its Classic Renaissance style. As for the Lello, it has a Neo-Gothic facade and remarkable plaster interior. During the tour, you will be given important information regarding several streets and places in the historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn about Batalha Square, Santa Catarina Street, the Majestic Café, the Bolhão Market, and Aliados Avenue. Then continue to visit a few neighborhoods located by the water before heading to a Port wine cellar in Gaia. Learn how this national drink is produced, bottled, sold, and tasted, then enjoy a tasting of your own.

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Porto: Full-Day All-Inclusive Private City Sightseeing Tour

4. Porto: Full-Day All-Inclusive Private City Sightseeing Tour

This guided tour of the city of Porto begins in the historic center, where you will have the opportunity to visit the Cathedral, the São Bento train station, known for it's beautiful tiles representing important moments in the history of Portugal. During the full-day tour you will learn about the streets, squares, and sites in the historic center, including the Praça da Batalha, Santa Catarina Street, Majestic Coffee House, Bolhão Market, and Aliados Avenue. Later in the morning you will visit a port wine cellar. Learn how the wine is made, see some of the rarest bottles that currently exist, and enjoy a port wine tasting. Stop for lunch a restaurant in Ribeira and take in the magnificent views while dining. In the afternoon, see the city from a different perspective on a 1-hour cruise, and have a chance to see all of the bridges that connect Porto to Vila Nova de Gaia. Lastly, see Boavista, Serralves, and Foz as you travel to Castelo do Queijo, where you will take a break, have a snack or drink, or just enjoy the magnificent views of the sea.

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Porto: Full-Day Private Tuk Tuk Tour

5. Porto: Full-Day Private Tuk Tuk Tour

Make the most of your time in Porto by exploring it on 3 wheels. This full-day tour mixes riding with some walking to take you to some of the most beautiful sites in and around this Portuguese city. The day starts with a visit to the Sé do Porto, a cathedral that dates back to the city's medieval origins. Admire the cathedral from the outside before venturing into the surrounding Sé district – the oldest in the city – which remains faithful to Porto's traditions and customs. Continue to the São Bento train station, one of the most beautiful in Europe, to appreciate the approximately 20,000 hand-painted tiles lining its interior. Next, pass the commercial Bolhão area, home to a traditional market with local products, shops of all kinds, and the busiest street in town, Rua de Santa Catarina. Here, the guide will point out Café Majestic – the most luxurious café in Porto. Photograph the emblematic Liberdade Square, the Avenida dos Aliados and the Carmo and Carmelite churches. Then, cross the Praça dos Leões to make a brief stop at the Lello bookstore. Built in 1906, this shop is a must-see and is considered one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world. Reach new heights at the Torre dos Clérigos, an 18th-century tower offering 360-degree views of the city center and surroundings. Explore the verdant Cordoaria garden before breaking for a typical Portuguese lunch. After the break, head to the Palácio de Cristal Gardens, a botanical garden with unique views of the Douro River. Explore the narrow alleys of the iconic Miragaia and Vitória neighborhoods before proceeding to the Praça do Infante, home to the Palácio da Bolsa, São Francisco church, and the old Ferreira Borges market. Photograph the buildings in the Ribeira neighborhood before crossing the Dom Luis I bridge to enjoy a glass of Port wine with a view at the Serra do Pilar monastery. Continue along the Douro to the Atlantic ocean to see surfers and fishermen enjoying the waves near the Parque da Cidade.

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Porto: History of the City Walking Tour

6. Porto: History of the City Walking Tour

After being picked up by car from your hotel, you will head downtown to begin the tour in one of the main commercial streets of Porto, Santa Catarina Street. On this street you can appreciate the tiles of a beautiful church, as well as the old market known as Bolhão where the local sellers sell their fresh products. Following that you will visit one of the most beautiful cafes in the world, which was built during a time of French influence in Porto. You will visit the local area Sé, where Porto was born, before viewing the Cathedral of Porto. On the other side of this area you will be able to see the beautiful tiles of the St. Bento Train Station. You will soon near the oldest neighborhood of Porto, where you can appreciate the traditional Porto life, complete with clothes drying on the balconies. From Aliados Square you will visit some buildings and landmarks, such as the Baroque-style ex-libris tower of Porto, and the Lello Bookstore where the author of Harry Potter inspired herself to write her first book. As you finally reach the famous Flowers Street, you will go down to the riverside where you will visit the Mesericordia Church, the Bolsa Palace, and the St. Francisco Church, which is covered by golden carvings. Your tour will later conclude by the riverside, where you will learn about the bridges of Porto and the Porto wine cellars, located in the riverside of Gaia.

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Half-Day Porto Walking Tour with Typical Snack

7. Half-Day Porto Walking Tour with Typical Snack

Get to know Porto with a half-day walking tour. Visit the most emblematic places of the city center, as well as other lesser-known but authentic and defining sites. After meeting in Praça dos Leões, visit the Bank of Tiles. You'll also get to check out the nearby Carmelitas and Carmo churches. Continue toward Lello Bookshop, one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world, stopping at Clérigos Tower. Walk along Aliados Avenue, pausing on Santa Catarina Street for a visit to see where pastéis de nata (a Portuguese egg tart pastry) is made. Next is the S. Bento Railway Station, with its architectural richness and panel of tiles. See the Porto Sé Cathedral, then head down typical Porto streets toward the Ribeira of Porto. Along the way you will see the Rua de Baixo tower, a building that is possibly the oldest in the city. Walk through the daily Ribeira Market, before making your way to the Church of São Francisco, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Afterward, head into a typical restaurant to sample a traditional petisco (a snack from Porto).

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What people are saying about Rua Santa Catarina

Very rewarding visit, Vania is passionate and succeeds in transmitting her passion and knowledge of Porto to us. We loved this visit accompanied by Vania, we will do it again with pleasure! The food tour is very interesting, you learn a lot of things and taste a lot of food! Our guide took the time to explain all the details of the gastronomy to us, a real authentic visit, to be repeated !! Thanks Vania!

Diana was a wonderful tour guide! We really enjoyed all the food, and found we had just enough time at each venue. The drinks provided in each venue also complemented each dish well, and the port tasting at the end was the perfect way to end things. The walking isnt too intense so although we booked it as a young couple it would be suitable for families or older people too.

Knowledgeable, friendly and entertaining tourisa. Our lovely guide Teresa made sure our food experience in Porto was second to none. After the tour we got lots of tips and recommendations from Teresa to explore ourselves. Extra nice, considered and friendly: lots of vegetarian tips and options. Thanks a mill @Teresa, we will recommend you❤️.

Léa was an absolutely fabulous guide. We were impressed with his historical knowledge and anecdotes about the city, as well as his communicative sympathy. The food and wine were delicious and of high quality. It was a great experience that we highly recommend!

our guide, carolina, was great! such a fun tour and i loved all the stops.