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Rua Santa Catarina Tours

Rua Santa Catarina
The buzzing heart of Porto, running from Praça do Marquês de Pombal in the north to Praça da Batalha in the south, Rua Santa Catarina is Porto’s principal shopping street. The pedestrianized thoroughfare stretches for some 1.5km and is lined with beautiful Art Nouveau buildings, plus a huge selection of shops, restaurants, patisseries and cafés. This is the spot to find big name brands like Nike, Bellissima and Prof, while the Via Catarina shopping mall offers international stores like H&M and Zara, as well as a sizable food court.

Rua Santa Catarina is also home to the magnificent Capela das Almas, a striking blue chapel decorated with ornate azulejo tilework; the famous Café Majestic, renowned for its opulent Belle-Epoque style décor; and the lively Mercado de Bolao, Porto’s largest open-air market, where stalls are laden with fresh produce, fragrant spices and exquisite handicrafts.

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Rua Santa Catarina runs from Praça do Marquês de Pombal to Praça da Batalha in central Porto.
Address: Rua Santa Catarina, Porto 4000-447, Portugal
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Porto: 3-Hour Food and Wine Tasting Tour - Guided Experience

Porto: 3-Hour Food and Wine Tasting Tour - Guided Experience

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Savor foods at Porto’s beloved cafés and markets during this food and wine tasting tour. Try regional delights, from sweet custard tarts to savory classics like a ‘bolinho de bacalhau’ codfish. Taste northern Portugal’s world-renowned export of Port and learn its history and cultural impact. With interesting gastronomy facts from your local guide, this food and wine tasting tour in Porto will keep your appetite sated.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$75.06
Price varies by group size
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$75.06
Price varies by group size
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Porto Food & Wine Small Group Tour with a Sommelier

Porto Food & Wine Small Group Tour with a Sommelier

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The best way to understand the culture of a country is to dive deep into its food and wine heritage. In Portugal, you will find hundreds of lesser-known grape varieties that grow nowhere else in the world. On this exciting food and wine tour, you can sample Portugal’s wide variety of wines by the hands of our certified Sommelier while tasting its amazing food as well! Meet your guide, a professional Sommelier that will show you the beauty of the city and the secrets of its food and wines. Walk-through Porto’s beautiful cobbled streets dating back to Roman times while trying outstanding local wines and regional specialties. This food and wine walking tour is reserved for a maximum of 6 guests only. Ensuring new safety standards and promoting a personalized atmosphere.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$92.87
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$92.87
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Private Food/Wine Tour Porto

Private Food/Wine Tour Porto

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Explore northern Portugal’s rich gastronomic history on a food tour around the Bolhão Market in Porto. Taste several regional specialties as you explore the various tascas—taverns—and food spots. Sample 10 traditional snacks including cheese, smoked sausages and learn about each dish from your informative guide.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$136.20
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$136.20
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Private Tour: Porto City and Wine Tasting

Private Tour: Porto City and Wine Tasting

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Indulge in the sights and wines of Porto on this 6-hour private tour. No trip to Porto is complete without sampling its famous port wines, which is why on this tour you’ll taste a variety of types of world-class local wines from Porto and the neighboring Douro Valley. Let your knowledgeable guide, as well as the local winemakers tell you about the history and culture of Porto’s wine. You’ll also hit the city’s main sites. Like the Arrábida Bridge, Sé Cathedral, Bolhão Market, Clérigos Church and Tower, Lello Bookshop and São Bento Train Station.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$74.76
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$74.76
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MagicTrain Tour and Port Wine Cellar Visit & Tasting

MagicTrain Tour and Port Wine Cellar Visit & Tasting

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This is the ideal way to see Porto’s highlights, and learn about its wonderful wine at the same time. With regular departures throughout the day, you can be flexible, and pick a time that works for you. Listen to audio guides while on the train, and learn about the historic sites you pass, such as São João National Theatre. You’ll see multiple city hotspots, and then go for a winery tour with two Port tastings included.
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  • 1 hour 40 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$13.35
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$13.35

Learn Photography While Visiting Porto

Learn Photography While Visiting Porto

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This tour/workshop will take you through the most famous streets and views of Porto. It is ideal for all who want to learn photography, while visiting the city. This activity is suited not only for beginners, who seek to learn more about photography and improve their work, but also for more experienced photographers looking for someone to guide them through the best views and streets of Porto. If you are a beginner I will teach you how to manually control your camera and provide you the necessary basics to get great compositions and develop your own style. We can also discuss some post-production techniques. In the end, I'm sure you will have your card full of images that will make you proud. If you are an experienced photographer, we can discuss more advanced techniques and share our way to approach photography. I will do my best to make sure you get the photos you have always dreamed of Porto. Along the route we are going to photograph everything we find interesting.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$40.65
Price varies by group size
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$40.65
Price varies by group size
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Cruise Shore Excursion - Private Tuk Tuk Tour to the Historic Center

Cruise Shore Excursion - Private Tuk Tuk Tour to the Historic Center

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Do you stop in Porto? This tour is made for you, we will pick you up from the cruise pier and from there we will proceed to the historic center, an informative and relaxed tour with brief stops at the main points and monuments. You will enjoy every minute spent on land!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$73.05
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$73.05
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Magictrain and 6 bridges cruise

Magictrain and 6 bridges cruise

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Climb aboard the fun Magic Train for a 2-hour Port wine tasting tour of Porto. Visit one of the oldest wine cellars in Portugal, stop for 2 Port wine tastings, and marvel at the Romanesque monuments of the historic center, including S. Bento, Aliados, St. Catarina, Cathedral and more. During the all tour you'll have audio guided tour and see the city from a very interesting perspective.
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  • 1 hour 40 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$29.36
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$29.36

All Day / Half Day Private Sidecar Tour

All Day / Half Day Private Sidecar Tour

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Experience Porto in a unique way on this private tour. Hop in a sidecar to discover key landmarks like the Sao Bento station, Ribeira neighborhood, Dom Luis I Bridge, the port wine cellars, and more. Choose from the half- or full-day options to see as much or as little that you would like. This tour is packed with historical facts and photo opportunities for the ultimate Porto experience.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$204.30
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$204.30
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Porto Private City Tour (Half Day)

Porto Private City Tour (Half Day)

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Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Porto that includes a walking tour in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed historic center. Start by driving past the Casa da Música concert hall and down Avenida da Boavista to Foz, the seaside district of Porto. Return to the historic center for a walking tour with your guide who points out the location of important port wine cellars along with landmarks such as Aliados Avenue, Majestic Cafe, Dom Luís I Bridge and Ribeira Square. Upgrade to include lunch and a river cruise.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$201.62
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$201.62
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GoCar GPS Guided Tours - The world’s first-ever Storytelling car.

GoCar GPS Guided Tours - The world’s first-ever Storytelling car.

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Explore Porto in a unique and exciting way – by GoCar! Easy and fun to drive, the GoCar is guided by GPS (Global Positioning System), which means that the car always knows where you are, even if you don't. As you drive, the GPS will tell you where to turn and what you're passing, and it waits patiently if you want to stop. If you turn your car off, the tour picks up where it left off as soon as you turn it back on. With a selection of itineraries and tour lengths to choose from, you can discover Porto on your own schedule! From 1h to 7h. GOCAR RENTAL OPTIONS **1h City Center **2h City Center + Porto Wine Lodges + Lapa **3h City Center + Foz **4h Historic Downtown + City Center + Foz + Porto Wine Lodges + City Park Matosinhos **7h All Day Experience Note: Must be 21 years or older to rent. Must possess a major credit card and valid driver’s license (international license is not necessary). GoCars do not accommodate car seats for children.
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  • 1 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$21.67
Price varies by group size
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$21.67
Price varies by group size
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Porto Private Tour - Full Day (up to 3 People)

Porto Private Tour - Full Day (up to 3 People)

This private tour is conducted with a natural driver guide from Porto, who knows the most beautiful corners of the city. In this tour you will get to know the true soul of Porto. Get on board...
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$201.62
per group
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$201.62
per group

The best of Porto in Tour

The best of Porto in Tour

To enjoy the city through the eyes of a Porto citizen! Come and see the essentials in Porto. Do not miss the opportunity to discover this amazing city and pass by its people, its smells, history, wine and of course, feel its charm. As a citizen of Porto, I will try to show you all this from my eyes, assuring you a relaxed day in the hope that at the end of the day, definitely. . . I will win new friends!
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  • 5 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$341.31
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$341.31
per group

Private 4-hour city tour of Porto with driver and guide w/ Hotel pick up

Private 4-hour city tour of Porto with driver and guide w/ Hotel pick up

This is the perfect tour for travelers with limited time in Porto. Enjoy a private 4-hour tour of Porto, with a full itinerary planned out for you. A private tour means you’ll have your guide’s undivided attention and will be able to ask questions along the way. Highlights include seeing Praça de Batalha, Rua Santa Catarina, Cafe Majestic, Bolhao Market, and much more.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$336.79
Price varies by group size
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$336.79
Price varies by group size
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Porto Christmas Lights Segway Tour - Guided Experience

Porto Christmas Lights Segway Tour - Guided Experience

This Christmas Lights Segway Tour is the perfect experience for those who want to explore the city in this charming season. This guided experience of 2-Hours will take place at the city center, with a modern and extremely intuitive Segway. The tour starts with a practical Segway lesson where your local guide will tell you about safety rules. You will also have the opportunity to practice before the tour start. After you’ll be able to stroll through some incredible night views with everything lit up. The main streets and sights of Porto city center have different decorations every year, and this year (like the others) will not disappoint! Red and white decorations everywhere, Santa's reindeer from the sky and the largest Christmas tree on Avenida dos Aliados are just some of the surprises that we can reveal. Invite your family and friends! Children are also welcome! Make sure you bring your Holiday sweater and don't forget the gloves for the ride!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$57.25
Price varies by group size
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$57.25
Price varies by group size
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Porto Walking Tour

Porto Walking Tour

Come and visit the beautiful city of Porto, the second largest in the country and named after Portugal, known not for the world-renowned port wine but also for the hospitality of it's inhabitants and for it's good gastronomy. On a tour around the historic center of the city, you will get to know the most emblematic places: Clérigos Tower, Lello Library, Majestic café, S. Bento Train Station, The Main Cathedral, the beautiful views of the city at Serra do Pilar, the river side fro the both sides of Douro River and S. Francisco Church.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$201.62
per group
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$201.62
per group

Porto Treasure Hunters - Food and City Experience

Porto Treasure Hunters - Food and City Experience

This is not a gourmet tour, this a true local experience. You will taste here the true wonderful portuguese couisine. Come hungry, we will visit old family owned "Tascas" (means little Restaurant), and yes and you can even train your portuguese =) in these traditional venues. While we walk and discovery hidden gems in the city.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$52.00
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$52.00

Porto Full-Day Private Shopping Tour

Porto Full-Day Private Shopping Tour

A road map to your as it passes by the best shops worldwide designers to traditional Portuguese boutiques.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.67
Price varies by group size
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$60.67
Price varies by group size
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Porto & The North Side of Portugal Private Luxury Tours

Porto & The North Side of Portugal Private Luxury Tours

A perfect way to visit the north side of Portugal . Enjoy a great combination of the best natural sights, historical places and typical gastronomy with our local knowledge and guiding experience.Visit the beautiful city of Porto , located along the Douro river in Northern Portugal, one of the oldest European centres, and its historical core was proclaimed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The western part of its urban area extends to the coastline of the Atlantic Ocean. Its settlement dates back many centuries, when it was an outpost of the Roman Empire. Its combined Celtic-Latin name, Portus Cale, has been referred to as the origin of the name "Portugal". One of Portugal's internationally famous exports, port wine, and the vineyards of Douro Valley. Visit The North Side of Portugal, Roman Legacy Villages.
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$557.19
Price varies by group size
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$557.19
Price varies by group size
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Porto Private Walking Tour

Porto Private Walking Tour

Drive around Portugal’s second largest city and admire its beauty on this half-day private city tour. Explore the city that is famous for its port wine and see key landmarks like the Se Cathedral, the Sao Bento train station, Boavista Square, take in the views of the city from the Serra do Pilar Monastery, and much more. End the tour with wine and food tastings overlooking the Douro River.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$134.41
per group
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$134.41
per group

Porto Private Tour from Lisbon

Porto Private Tour from Lisbon

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This full day private tour will allow you to get to know the main sights and monuments of the city of Porto, the second largest city in the country, located in northern Portugal. With a unique situation at the mouth of the Douro River and a set of great architectural value, the historic center of Porto has been classified as a World Heritage Site since 1996 by UNESCO. Departing from Lisbon we will take the A1 motorway to Porto, a trip that will last about 3 hours. In Porto we will visit the whole historical area of the city, namely Avenida dos Aliados, São Bento station, Ribeira, S. Francisco Church, etc., as well as the mouth of the Douro River, with its famous beaches, to the emblematic Lello bookstore and the famous D. Luís bridge. At the end of the afternoon, with the tour finished, we will return to Lisbon on the same route, which will last approximately 3 hours.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$309.55
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$309.55
Price varies by group size

Private Tour: Porto Highlights & Must-Sees

Private Tour: Porto Highlights & Must-Sees

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If you're wondering how to see the best of Porto in just one day, this tour is what you need. Go to the must-sees of the city and cover more ground on this extended experience. See the essentials and learn what makes Porto such a fascinating place, from food to hidden gems, streets, and landmarks. Get to know Porto and its main spots on a 4.5-hour walking tour that will give you a more in-depth insight of the city. Check out the beautifully tiled exteriors of Congregados Church, and Almas Chapel, as well as the interior decoration of São Bento station. Enjoy the view from Porto Cathedral and the Episcopal Palace, and the natural beauty of the Cordoaria's Garden. Embrace the local Portuguese culture as you stroll through Avenida dos Aliados and Galerias, and get more personal recommendations of things to do in Porto.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$103.33
Price varies by group size
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$103.33
Price varies by group size
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Oporto Walking Tour

Oporto Walking Tour

Feel the essence of Porto on this walking tour that will give you the opportunity to explore the historical center accompanied by an expert guide. Discover the city's charm in every corner, capture the details of the most important buildings and places as you pass by and get to know the history behind must-see sites, such as the unique São Bento train station, the Lello Bookshop, the Clerigos Tower and the Ribeira neighborhood.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$31.51
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$31.51
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Weekend like a Local in the North of Portugal

Weekend like a Local in the North of Portugal

Enjoy this amazing private tour during three days with a comfortable car and with A/C. On the first day we will take our dinner and we can get a walk to see the Porto night life. I will introduce On the second day I show you the city of Porto and its main landmarks from the roman times, the Muslims heritage, the different architecture styles designed in the buildings from the different seasons. We will walk on the main commercial streets of Porto, we will visit the old neighbors and we will enjoy the great environment of the city where we can see the typical behavior of the locals drying their clothes in the balconies, the restaurants selling the famous Francesinha and the streets singers doing the party in our beautiful streets. Then we will visit other two great cities in Portugal. Aveiro it's our Portuguese Veneza with its beautiful water channels and the Fish Market where we can visit several different restaurants. Braga belong to the north region of Portugal known as Minho.
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  • 3 days
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$1,478.45
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$1,478.45
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