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Lisbon Porto – Private Full Day Amazing Excursion

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Duration

8 Hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8 people

Languages

English, Español, Português, Русский

Overview


Excursion from Lisbon to Porto. Spend a day in the 2nd Portuguese Capital on this fantastic tour. With pick-up in Lisbon, Cascais or Estoril. Travel in a private vehicle and enjoy the services of a private guide / driver. Taste Port Wine and more.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Spend the day in the second Main City of Lisbon, Porto.
  • See all the main monuments in Porto, including the Porto Cathedral.
  • Discover the typical rabelo boats along the Douro River.
  • Taste local wine, Port Wine.
  • Discover the maritime history of Portugal in the Northern Capital.
  • Admire the Gothic facade of the Church of São Francisco.

Itinerary

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Porto
Porto

You will be picked up from your Lisbon hotel at 08:00 AM and taken to Porto by a private vehicle. Along the way, you can discuss the day’s itinerary with your guide, and then relax for the 3-hour journey north. On arrival in Porto, you’ll embark on a panoramic tour of the city in your vehicle.

Luís I Bridge
Luís I Bridge

The double-decker Dom Luis I bridge is an icon of the city of Porto. It spans the River Douro linking the Port wine houses of Vila Nova de Gaia with the bustling downtown Ribeira district of Porto. Construction took place between 1881 and 1886 with the bridge being built adjacent to an existing bridge which it replaced. The granite pillars of the original bridge are still in place, standing on the Ribeira like a pair of gate posts.

Igreja do Carmo
Igreja do Carmo

Located in downtown Porto, the Carmo and Carmelitas churches look like the biggest church in the city. In fact, they are two churches separated by one of the world’s narrowest houses. This house was built to make all contact between the nuns and the monks impossible. If you look closely, you’ll find Carmo Church (on the right) and Carmelitas Church (on the left).

Livraria Lello
Livraria Lello

Livraria Lello & Irmão is a bookshop in the heart of Porto housed in a neo-gothic building from 1906, so exquisitely decorated covered in wood panelling that it will transport you to the nineteenth century.

The bookstore has two floors with shelves packed with books of all shapes and sizes covering every wall and touching the ceiling. An elegant wooden and red velvet staircase stands in the middle of the library connecting both floors, while the stained-glass window at the top fills the shop with natural light bringing the room to life.

Clérigos Tower
Clérigos Tower

Clérigos Tower (Torre dos Clérigos in Portuguese) is the tallest campanile in Portugal. It stands 249 ft (76 meters) tall and climbing its 200 steps will give you a privileged view over the city and the river.

When you climb up you’ll come across 49 bells which form a large carillon and that can give you quite a fright if you’re in the bell tower when they ring. You’ll see that the effort of climbing all those steps will have been worthwhile once you reach the top and look out from the tower’s observation deck over Porto. This is also a great place to take photos.

São Bento Train Station
São Bento Train Station

São Bento Railway Station in Porto was opened to the public in 1916 on the site of a former Benedictine monastery. The structure emanates the city’s typical melancholy and nostalgic air.

Although the train station is striking from outside, the real beauty lies inside. The main hall is breathtaking with over 20,000 tiles that reflect the history of Portugal.

Porto Cathedral
Porto Cathedral

The Porto Cathedral (Sé do Porto in Portuguese) is the most important religious edifice in the city and has been declared a National Monument. It is situated in the upper part of Porto.
The construction of the Cathedral began during the twelfth century, but it was rebuilt and renovated numerous times throughout the centuries. This explains why the Cathedral is a mix of architectural styles. The temple is predominantly Baroque in style, although its façade and the nave are Romanesque and its cloister and one of the chapels are Gothic in style.

Port wine cellar
Port wine cellar

The next stop is a Port wine cellar, where you’ll take a guided tour and learn a little about the wine’s production process. For an additional fee, taste a selection of the city’s finest Port wines before heading back to Lisbon.

Douro River
Douro River

Rio Douro translates from Portuguese as the river of gold. With a name like that, we should all join in. It is said the Douro river was given its name because of the golden shimmer of the sun on the water. They were spot on!

Included/Excluded

  • Pick-up and return to the hotel in Lisbon.
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Personal and accident insurance.
  • Free time to explore each stop.
  • Lunch.
  • Entrance tickets.

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Hexthorpe

28/07/2020

"Best driver

Igor, our driver was hired to drive us from Lisbon to Porto. He turned out to be far more than that. His English was excellent and and he had a very good knowledge of Portugal and its history Igor also gave us names of several restaurants. All of which were very good! I cannot recommend him highly enough! He is an excellent driver and guide!"

Karen B

28/07/2020

"Antonio was great on our tour to Porto!

Antonio was wonderful all day! And it was a long day. He picked us up at our airbnb (6 of us) and drove us to Porto, toured us around, drove us back to Lisbon and was cheerful the entire time!He shared a lot of great information about the history of Portugal, the culture, the food, the wine, the education system...we learned SO much! I would highly recommend Go2Lisbon AND Antonio! Thanks for making my birthday memorable!"

San Diego

28/07/2020

"Priceless experience

We did the Lisbon to Porto Private Full Day tour. With a very limited amount of time left on our vacation, this was totally worth it. With almost a 3 hour drive between the two cities, we wanted to capitalize on our day in Porto. Our tour guide Antonio provided us with profound history and culture of Portugal. He was completely fluent in English and Spanish. The tour was very thoughtfully put together, and we were able to cover a significant amount of the city, in a short amount of time. Conveniently, with private tours you are able to customize the experience to your interests. We traveled with our 11 year old son, and even he was engaged in the cites visited. No regrets at all. Be sure to communicate your desires and interests in the beginning as well as throughout the course of the tour so you can maximize your experience."
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