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Porto: City Highlights 3-Hour Guided Electric Bike Tour

1. Porto: City Highlights 3-Hour Guided Electric Bike Tour

Explore the ancient city of Porto with the convenience of an e-bike to climb the hills on this guided tour. The many old houses of the city of Proto seem to perch over the Douro River, huddled together from the quay to the sea. Discover the old palaces, the churches, the emblematic neighborhoods, the people, and all the picturesque corners that the city has to offer. Porto is Portugal's second-largest city with many highlights to explore. The historic core of the city was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. On your tour, see the Cordoaria Garden, the Clérgios Tower, Gomes Teixeira Square, the Lello Bookstore, Aliados Avenue, the Porto Cathedral, and the Dom Luís Bridge. 

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Porto: Hop-on Hop-off Bus with Cruise & Wine Cellar Options

2. Porto: Hop-on Hop-off Bus with Cruise & Wine Cellar Options

Explore the district of Porto, on your own time. Using a 24 or 48-hour hop-on hop-off bus ticket, a river cruise ticket and enjoy a visit to a port wine cellars (optional). Visit the perfect combination of historic landscapes, river Douro and learn the highlights of the port wine tradition. With this incredible price you can visit the cities of Porto, Gaia and Matosinhos via sightseeing buses, taking a heritage sightseeing cruise. Also, learn about the cultural significance of producing port wine from a cellar (optional).  Special Time-tables: One day prior to St. John's Day: from 8:30 AM until 1:30 PM St. John's Day: from 2:00 PM Christmas Eve: from 8:30 AM until 1:30 PM Christmas Day: from 2:00 PM New Years Eve: from 8:30 AM until 1:30 PM New Years Day: from 2:00 PM

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Porto: 2-Hour City Highlights Guided Segway Tour

3. Porto: 2-Hour City Highlights Guided Segway Tour

In two hours, stroll through the highlights of the historic center of Porto, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Get to know the charming city as you meander through its streets and hear stories about Porto from your guide.  Start your tour with a brief, but informative training on how to ride your Segway. Notice its modern and intuitive nature as you learn about safety rules. Afterward set off to discover the old palaces, churches, emblematic neighborhoods, the people of Porto, and the most picturesque corners that the city has to offer.

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Porto: Guided Walking Tour and Lello Bookshop

4. Porto: Guided Walking Tour and Lello Bookshop

Learn about the history of Porto as you walk along its medieval streets on a 3-hour guided tour. Discover its most important buildings, visiting monuments dating from the 12th to the 19th century. Admire the Cathedral, Clérigos Church, the São Bento railway station, Aliados Avenue, the Bolhão Market, the Carmo and Carmelitas church, the Lello bookshop and others. See the wooden rabelo boats that have been used for centuries to transport people and goods along the Douro River. Marvel at the interior of the Lello bookshop, often called the most beautiful library in the world.

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Porto: Historical Center Walking Tour

5. Porto: Historical Center Walking Tour

Meet your local guide and discover the neighborhood of Sé. Get lost in the small alleys and narrow streets of the medieval part of the city. After that, make your way to the most beautiful train station in the country. On the way, discover where the city's nightlife takes place. Next, marvel at some beautiful art nouveau buildings until you reach the famous Lello Bookshop. Discover one of the oldest bookstores in Portugal rated among the top bookstores in the world. After that, pass by Clérigos Tower. This church can be seen from various points of the city and is one of its most characteristic symbols. Finally, get an astonishing panoramic view of the downtown, the river and Vila Nova de Gaia. At the end of the tour, hang out in a very friendly space with your group and enjoy a little surprise.

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Porto and Gaia City Tour by Replica Vintage Ford Model T

6. Porto and Gaia City Tour by Replica Vintage Ford Model T

Meet your guide at one of several pickup points in central Porto. Embark on a 90-minute tour of Porto and Gaia in an electrical replica of a vintage Ford T car.  Learn about the history of Porto as well as local legends and anecdotes. Explore the historic center of Porto and the city of Gaia across the River Douro. Enjoy some stops for photos at locations including São Bento Train Station, Porto Cathedral, Palacio de Bolsa, Clérigos Church, Rivoli Theater, and Serra do Pilar Monastery.

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Porto: Harry Potter’s Inspiration Tour

7. Porto: Harry Potter’s Inspiration Tour

Alohomora! Open the doors of this magical experience for the whole family. Explore the city of Porto through its charming spots that helped inspire the creation of the magical world of Harry Potter. Discover the story behind J.K Rowling and her time at Porto and reveal secret stories with the help of a friendly local. After meeting and admiring the tiles at Sao Bento Metro Station, you will visit the very cafe where the legend of Harry Potter was created. Following this you will peel into the shop where Hogwarts uniforms are sold, before visiting the Lion's Fountain to see the Gryffindor house insignia. You will then visit Lello's magical bookstore, before taking a break and enjoying a Portuguese eclair. Following the break you will hear the story of the Clerigos Tower, before the tour wraps up detailing the stories from the Prison of Azkaban.

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Secret Sites of Porto 3-Hour Walking Tour

8. Secret Sites of Porto 3-Hour Walking Tour

Get beneath the skin of Porto, Potugal’s impressive 2nd city, on a half-day walking tour that takes in the most emblematic monuments of the city center, and discovers lesser known attractions. Meet your local guide on Praça dos Leões to see the Bank of Tiles. Then, go to the stunning Igreja do Carmo (Carmelitas Church), part of a 17th-century convent with a classical façade. Stop at the Lello Bookshop, one of the most beautiful book stores in the world, before walking to the Torre dos Clérigos bell tower of the Igreja dos Clérigos. Here, you will also find an Oriental grocery store popular with locals. Get breathtaking city views from the Vitória mirador. Continue along Avenida dos Aliados towards Liberdade Square. On Avenida Santa Catarina, pause to taste a typical Portuguese custard tart in a local coffee shop. Savor the aromas of Bolhão Market, where Porto residents stock up on fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers. Next, wander over to the São Bento Railway Station, where the mosaic walls depict scenes from Portuguese history. Admire views of the Douro River and Sé Cathedral.

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Porto: 3-Hour Walking City Tour & Lello Bookstore Visit

9. Porto: 3-Hour Walking City Tour & Lello Bookstore Visit

Join a tour with a private and tailored experience in the ancient city of Porto. Visit São Bento Train Station, the Cathedral, the medieval neighborhood, the most important point views, Clérigos Tower, and the historical Lello Bookstore. In 3 hours, listen to your guide as they explain the historical intricacies of Porto and its origins. Allow them to guide you through the city, walled in from the 12th to the 18th century, and elucidate upon the many stories from Roman rule to contemporary times. Finish off your tour with a visit to the third most beautiful bookstore in the world, the historical Lello Bookstore. Don't hesitate to ask your guide for local tips on restaurants, gardens, public transportation, maps, and more.

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Porto City Full Day Minibus Tour, Lunch & Wine Tasting

10. 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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What people are saying about São Bento Station

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 893 reviews

Diane gave us an entertaining and informative tour, explaining the main points of Portuguese history in a very engaging yet concise way, and taking us to the important places. Highly recommended!

Parfaite activité, cela permet de voir les meilleurs endroits de la ville de manière ludique rapide avec des explications sur l’histoire de Porto. La parfaite activité à faire !

E-bike appears to be the best transport for touring in such hilly city. I loved to see how much our guide Diogo loved his city and shared that love with us.

It was wonderful. I appreciated the enthusiasm and just truly enjoyed myself. For sure, we will visit Porto again.

Absolutely loved it !! Ana our tour guide was great and knowledgeable making the trip even more enjoyable.