Tours

PRIVATE PORTO

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Itinerary: PORTO | VILA NOVA DE GAIA

Meet your professional guide at your central Porto accommodation for a full-day private tour of Porto. Feel free to request specific tour preferences aboard your vehicle and your expert guide will happily tailor your trip accordingly.

Cruise along northern Portugal’s coast and pass Matosinhos, a charming coastal city, known widely for its flavourful seafood. As you approach Vila Nova de Gaia, the primary production centre of Port (fortified wine), enjoy views of the Douro River which is famous for being used to transport wine and grapes to the region’s numerous wine cellars.

Notice Porto’s six bridges, in particular the metal double decker bridge called Luís I Bridge, engineered by Gustave Eiffel’s protégé, Théophile Seyrig.

Afterwards, why not stroll into a Port wine cellar for a one-of-a-kind tasting? Take the opportunity to sip white, ruby and tawny varietals while you learn how each of these wines are enjoyed as aperitifs and digestives. After the tasting, enjoy lunch at local restaurant. Your guide can offer recommendations at your request.

Next, cross the bridge back to Porto to explore the city’s best attractions. Enjoy the ambiance of Ribeira, the most historic quarter of Porto, and its charming square which is designated World Heritage by UNESCO.

Then, we suggest you to climb up Clérigos Tower, to get a panoramic view of the historical centre of Porto. Resume your tour at Livraria Lello & Irmão, a remarkable Art Nouveau bookshop with a marvellous staircase at its centre. Observe the brilliant stain-glass ceilings as you hear how this library helped inspire J.K. Rowling to write Harry Potter.

Continue your Porto day trip at the 12th-century Porto Cathedral (Sé do Porto). Finally, visit São Bento Train Station and see its tile panels depicting some of the most historical scenes of Portugal.

As late afternoon approaches, the guide will be pleased to leave you wherever you wish in the city centre of Porto.

All the descriptions are suggestions for your Porto Private Day Trip. Please, take note that entrances, tastings and lunch are not included. Feel free to contact us, before the tour, in order to prepare the best day possible specially made for you.

Spoken Languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish and French

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