Tour Full Day Porto - from Lisbon (12 Hours)

Cultural & Theme Tours in Lisbon

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Porto was voted the best European city to visit in 2019 - and the second in the world. Porto largest Portuguese city with 240 thousand habitant, awarded several times as the European destination of the year. The city of Porto next to the Douro River is full of historical monuments the Clérigos Tower, Porto Cathedral or the Lelo Bookstore. The historical center of the City of Porto is a Cultural Heritage of Humanity In this tour we can also visit the old downtown, with narrow streets that hide small taverns where the typical northern gastronomy stands out with the famous Francesinha, most famous dish. The view of Porto is also a must for the famous Port Wine cellars,. We recommend a boat trip along the river Douro and a wine tasting in the Port wine cellars (not included in the tour price). It is on this boat trip that you will go along the famous 6 bridges that connect Porto to the city of Gaia where the Luis I Bridge stands out for its extraordinary architecture.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Torre dos Clerigos, Porto, Porto District, Northern PortugalWe go to visit Torre dos Clérigos, with a view of 360 degrees of Porto Duration: 1 hourStop At: The Douro River, Northern PortugalWe walk near by the Douro River, at Old Town, and cross the Ponte Luis I to Vila Nova de GaiaDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Livraria Lello, Porto, Porto District, Northern PortugalWe visit the 3 most beautiful book store in World, where the writer of the book Harry Potter was inspired for several scenes of the film, as for example the stairs Duration: 1 hourStop At: Sao Bento Railway Station, Porto, Porto District, Northern PortugalIt was built at the beginning of the century. XX in the precise place where the Convent of S. Bento de Avé-Maria existed.The main lobby of the station is clad in historic themed tiles. Covering a surface of about 551 square meters, they represent, mainly, scenes passed in the North of the country, being portrayed, among other aspects, the Tournament of Arcs of Valdevez (panel Battle of Arcs of Valdevez), the presentation of Egas Moniz with the sons to King Afonso VII of Leon and Castile in the 12th century, the entrance of Dom Joao I and D. Filipa de Lencastre in Porto (entrance panel of John I in Porto), in 1387, the Conquest of Ceuta in 1415 , and traditional country life (Vistas and Rural Scenes), the tiles feature a typical New Art style, using very light colors, known as pastel colors.In addition to the tiles, it has a strong French influence, especially in the side towers, with a typical style of the Fontainebleau School, oscillating between the Renaissance architecture and the Belle Époque.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Ponte de Dom Luis I, Porto, Porto District, Northern PortugalThe Bridge of D. Luís I or Ponte Luiz I, is a bridge in metallic structure with two boards, built between the years 1881 and 1888, connecting the cities of Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia, separated by the river Douro.The bridge was inaugurated in 1886 (upper board) and 1888 (lower board) Gustave Eiffel, signs as sole responsible the new and grand Luis I Bridge.Length: total 385.25 m. Bow: measures 172 m of rope and 45 m of arrow.Duration: 20 minutes

What’s included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Local taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entry/Admission - The Douro River

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Torre dos Clerigos
  • Entry/Admission - Livraria Lello