Private The Best of Porto: Highlights & Hidden Gems

Cultural & Theme Tours in Porto

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Explore Porto through its beautiful highlights & landmarks and discover hidden gems along the way. See the best the city has to offer with the help of a friendly local, enjoy a tasty treat and receive local recommendations to continue to discover the beauty of Porto & its local atmosphere.
Within the city of Porto there are highlights worth seeing and hidden gems ready to be discovered, and thanks to the help of a friendly local, now you can enjoy the best the city has to offer. Start discovering Porto in a magical way, meet your favorite local by the Lion’s fountain, also known as the ‘Gryffindor fountain’ by the Harry Potter fans. Porto was an amazing source of inspiration for J.K. Rowling and this fountain is one of those places. Find the magical resemblance with the help of a friendly local!  While you stroll the streets of Porto, this private experience will help you uncover hidden gems along the way. And on your way to the Carlos Alberto square, you’ll come across two churches but it’s what’s in the middle of these architectonic gems is a little cute surprise on itself. Check out the world’s narrowest house which is totally hospitable and hear the amazing story behind it. Once at the square, your favorite local will point out where the local hotspots are and what to do here with personalized recommendations. Friendly recommendation: there is a secret bar you should check out at night! Ready for a one-of-a-kind highlight? Visit the Bank of materials, a unique tile vault that contains all the tiles you can spot around the city. Here you can appreciate more up close these local masterpieces and hear all about the ‘azulejos’ and why they decorate the city of Porto. After the tiles, it’s time for a quick bite! Try the signature dish of a local bakery, the delicious ‘empanada de Vitela’ and get ready to visit the landmark of Porto.  Clerigos Tower is a must-see and not just because of the bell tower but everything surrounding this place is beautiful. See the city walls, a cute garden with olive trees and spot the old city’s prison. In this area you can also find more magical inspiration when you discover the ‘Lello bookstore’ and to be part of a local offering, take a look at the wax shop right in front the church. You’ll be surprised of this local tradition!  Move over to the ‘heart of the city’ in Avenida dos Aliados and surround yourself with beautiful baroque buildings & other architectural styles where even a Mcdonald's is featured in an Art Deco building. Another beautiful highlight in Porto that you cannot miss is the Sao Bento station. See the history of the city through its tiles and hear from a friendly local the best recommendations to move around the city. And of course, don’t miss out the opportunity to go to the Dom Luis Bridge. Enjoy the view over the city and the riverside and spot both ends of the city.

What’s included

  • Private guide
  • Veal pastry tasting

What’s not included

  • hotel pickup
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