Porto City & Port Wine - private tour

 (33)

Tour Number

Activity Level

79820


Categories

Museums / Culture, Local Experience, First Time Visitor, City

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: Yes.
As Porto is an old city, most of the streets are cobblestone and not all venues are barrier free/wheelchair accessible. As well, some parts of the city are quite steep. The guest is welcome to all other venues.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), French (conversational), Portuguese (fluent)

Visit UNESCO heritage city of Porto, enjoy its beautiful setting and learn about its famous port wine!


Best european destination in 2012, 2014 and 2017, this tour is a comprehensive tour of the city, visiting all the sites that make it such a great destination including; the massive main square with City Hall at its top, the tile adorned St. Bento Train Station, the 12th century Sé Cathedral, Italian designed Clerigos Tower and Church, the third most beautiful bookstore in the world - Lello Bookstore, the 19th century Stock Exchange Palace, the busy Ribeira esplanade set on the famous Douro River where you can view the port wine cellars and traditional rabelo boats that were used to transport port wine as well as the expansive bridges that span the banks of Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia.

We will stop for a traditional Portuguese style lunch in either the busy Ribeira Square or in a nearby fishing village to enjoy the 'catch of the day' and the locals!

You will visit an award winning port wine cellar for a tour and explanation of the exclusive Portuguese wine with a tasting to complete the event!

Itinerary

Pick up at port or hotel.
Drive along the coastline, passing the trendy Foz district and Castelo de Queijo (Cheese Castle) to the UNESCO city center for a comprehensive tour of the all the sights.
Stop for a traditional Portuguese lunch.
Continue to Vila Nova de Gaia to visit a port wine cellar.
Return to ship or hotel.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 6 hours

The order of the sites may vary based on weather, holidays, traffic conditions, etc.

Transportation

My tours will be delivered in a comfortable private air conditioned Mercedes tour vehicle

What’s Included

Other: Professional guiding service.
Private transportation in modern spacious air conditioned Mercedes tour van.
All mandatory insurance required by the Tourism of Portugal Organization.
Freeway tolls.
Wi-Fi on board.
Complimentary bottled water.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

40 € - Lunch, entry fee to wine cellar and Lello bookstore.

What’s Extra

Other: Lunch.
Entrance fee to wine cellar and Lello bookstore (and any other monuments).

Restrictions

I have a tour company licensed under the nº 681/2015 by Tourism of Portugal.
I am not an official guide and will not be able to guide you inside of the historical monuments.

A Recent Review of this tour

Orquidea was a superb guide, intelligent, knowledgeable, and personable. If we had already seen a site or a site was difficult to access, she immediately offered an alternative. We take guides not only to see the sites but also to get a flavour of the city or country. Orquidea was informed, interesting, and charming. She also handled a Mercedes van well within the tight confines of old Porto - impressive! Recommend her highly and will employ her again for other tours.
Dann M M.

Read More Reviews For This Tour
  • Book this tour

    Currency
    Tour Price

    301 USD(for up to 4 people) (duration: 6 hours) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    79820


    Categories

    Museums / Culture, Local Experience, First Time Visitor, City

    Details

    Kid Friendly: No.

    Friendly: Yes.
    As Porto is an old city, most of the streets are cobblestone and not all venues are barrier free/wheelchair accessible. As well, some parts of the city are quite steep. The guest is welcome to all other venues.

    Maximum travelers: 4

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent), French (conversational), Portuguese (fluent)

  • Share This Tour
Private tour guide Orquídea

Contact this Guide

Questions about the tour? Not seeing exactly what you’re looking for? Contact this guide with questions, or to create a custom itinerary for you and your travel companions.

Message Orquídea B.

Web address (URL) of this page: http://www.toursbylocals.com/portocity-with-privateguide

Tours by Orquídea B.

See more of the tours offered by this guide.