Private Porto Secrets Walking Tour

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Private Porto Secrets Walking Tour
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Discover the best secrets of Porto during this private 3 to 4 hour walking tour of the city. Follow a professional, licensed guide to the city’s famous monuments including the Cathedral's Treasure Museum (optional), Ribeira Square, and the Stock Exchange Palace (Palácio da Bolsa -optional). Stop for lunch at a traditional Portuguese restaurant, climb Clerics Tower, and see the place where the famous Prince Henry “The Navigator” was born. This tour includes the option of free Port Wine tastings with the "6 Bridges" cruise on the Douro river.
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In Brief

Location:
Porto, Portugal
Country:
Portugal
Duration:
3 to 4 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Family friendly
Choice of morning or afternoon departure
Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
Led by a local guide
Overview
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Itinerary
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Stop At: Liberdade Square, Avenida dos Aliados Baixa, Porto 4000-322 Portugal

Learn secrets about this square, its beautiful surrounding buildings and Portugal's Dictator: Salazar.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Porto City Hall, R. Clube dos Fenianos 5, Porto 4000-172 Portugal

Admire its beautiful decoration and learn to interprete its beautiful architecture.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), Terreiro Se, Porto 4050-573 Portugal

Learn some more secrets about the temple's construction and admire its beautiful decoration.


Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Ribeira Square, Praca Ribeira 1, Porto 4050-513 Portugal

Learn about this ancient place in the city, what it was first and who started its construction. Also, look at the oposite riverside (Gaia city), and learn about the secret to transform the table wine in fine wine (Port Wine) and why all the wine cellars are located there!

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Ponte de Dom Luis I, Porto Portugal

This bridge is one of the best works of its architect - the same who create the Eiffel Tower in Paris, but there is a secret in the life of Gustave Eiffel which made him come to live in Porto... learn which secret was!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Palacio da Bolsa, Rua Ferreira Borges S/N, Porto 4050-253 Portugal

Enjoy a private visit with your own guide to this imposing Stock Exchange building to learn about the lost Portuguese Empire and discover the secrets which lead to the Portuguese Maritime Adventure...

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Torre dos Clerigos, Rua Sao Filipe Neri, Porto 4050-546 Portugal

Learn about the last secret of this tour in this tower and the only one your guide cannot tell you, because absolutely no one knows it!

Duration: 15 minutes

Inclusions

  • Local official guide
  • Skip the long lines
  • Free wine tasting if taking a 50 min. river cruise

Exclusions

  • Entrance fees (9.50€ p.p. = Cathedral + Cathedral's Treasure Museum+Stock Exchange private visit)
  • Food and drinks
  • River cruise (optional )- 10€ p.p.
  • Entry/Admission - Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
  • Entry/Admission - Palacio da Bolsa

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Departure Point

Praça General Humberto Delgado, Praça Gen. Humberto Delgado, 4000 Porto, Portugal

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Not recommended for child aged 5 and under
  • A maximum of 8 people per tour (sharing the tour guide might occur in the case of different bookings for the same language)
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Minimum participants required per booking is 2
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.45 out of 5 based on the last 11 recent reviews

Ana Paula knows her her city and country! Her historical knowledge is extensive and detailed. She answered our questions comfortably and easily. We mostly wandered through and around the Jewish Quarter and Riberia Square and ended with a lovely River Cruise.
• Submitted 08 Oct 2018
Ana Paula is amazing. -- That day she was not feeling well, but she came at the rendez-vous with a bright smile. -- History creates stories -- Between Henry the navigator, The São Bento Railway Station, Sé do Porto Porto Cathedral and the Palácio da Bolsa Stock Exchange Palace, my friend and I, we had a great times even if that day, it was raining. --
• Submitted 14 Aug 2018
Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable. We learned so much about this history of Porto but also Portugal. This really is a trip to discover things off the beaten path. While our guide pointed out certain sights and explained about them, she left a visit to those places on us while showing us hidden gems of the city. We saw things I know we would have never found on our own. This tour was worth while and a highlight of our time in Porto.
• Submitted 24 Jan 2018
Bruno was amazing!!! he took us to various places and gave us a history lesson regarding each place. It was a lot of walking but it was well worth it. Thank you Bruno!
• Submitted 07 Nov 2017
The walking private tour was exactly what we needed! You can see monuments and museums from the deck of the bus, but you cannot see intricate details of small secretive places. Our guide Anna was knowledgable and passionate about the city she lives in. At our own pace we walked along the river, went into old quarters and breathed the unique atmosphere of the place. It was a great tour that exceeded our expectation.
• Submitted 17 Jul 2017
The tour didn't last quite as long as advertised but this ended up being ok with us since we saw and did everything we wanted to. Our guide was wonderful: friendly, helpful, very knowledgeable and we couldn't have asked for anything more. She was also very flexible and allowed us to choose our own way and see what interested us. She also gave us great tips on what to do/see/eat after we left her and for hte rest of our trip. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone travelling in Porto.
• Submitted 13 Feb 2017
Nice private tour with a guide passionate about the city and its offerings. Would recommend doing the optional boat ride along the river for some beautiful views. The tour was long but covered a lot of ground. Being just myself and my friend on the walking tour, it was adapted to our own pace too. Ana also kindly provided us with lots of stories as well as tips for good places to eat and drink. Thanks for a lovely day in the pretty city of Porto!
• Submitted 29 Nov 2016
Despite late start, it was a very enjoyable and value for money walking tour with a lot of touristy boxes ticked in the day.The restaurant chosen for lunch was excellent.
• Submitted 19 Aug 2016
The Private Porto Secrets tour was very enlightening! I compared what I learned with some colleagues who took a larger group tour and many things I learned were not even included in their tour! And I had pictures to prove it! I would HIGHLY recommend this tour! Ana, the tour guide, spends the extra time and effort with you!
• Submitted 10 Jul 2018
Learned lots!
• Submitted 05 Oct 2017
This was a disappointing tour due to the fact that we expected a private tour, and we were joined by another person who was not quite so fit to keep up with our party of six. We thought we were supposed to be having a break for lunch, which never happened until the end of our walk and we only had a short stop for coffee in a not very salubrious café. We would definitely not recommend this tour to others.
• Submitted 01 Jul 2017

In Brief

Location:
Porto, Portugal
Country:
Portugal
Duration:
3 to 4 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Family friendly
Choice of morning or afternoon departure
Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
Led by a local guide