Porto: Old Town & City Highlights Walking Tours
Built upon the sloping banks of the Douro, Porto is defined by its Baroque churches, steep winding streets, elegant gardens, and lively markets. Its most recognisable trademark, however, is its unique port production: a robust sweet wine with fruity, chocolatey, and nutty notes. With the help of our Porto city guides, we'll give you the opportunity to discover the city's best churches, markets, gardens, wineries, and so much more.
Start your Porto exploration by taking a guided Old Town tour through the rustic streets of Ribeiro. By gaining insight into the city's roots, you'll gain an understanding of what the city is all about. Beginning at Praça do Infante D. Henrique, the Old Town Square, we head towards Sé do Porto, the city's romantic Romanesque cathedral, stopping to take pictures at viewpoints along the way. After passing some pretty churches and mansions, we cross the Ponte de D. Luís, the city's postcard-famous bridge, to the Douro's south bank, where we will rest at the Jardim do Morro and enjoy unbeatable views of Ribeira and the river. Arriving back in Ribeiro, we ride the funicular to the upper city, where we will find astounding architectural highlights, including the Igreja Santa Clara, Igreja de São Francisco, and the mediaeval castle ruins. The tour ends outside the Palacio da Bolsa, a splendid 19th-century palace built along the riverfront to impress foreigners arriving in the city by boat.
After getting a sense of Porto's history and beauty, we'll show you the rest of the city's cultural attractions with our Highlights guided tour. Be ready to discover the most bustling markets, the coolest hangout spots, and more must-see landmarks that weren't revealed on our Old Town tour. The tour starts at one of Porto's top exhibition and nightclub venues, Mercado Ferreira Borges, and continues to the iconic Torre dos Clérigos. Next, we check out the student scene at Universidade do Porto before stopping to admire the masterful tiled facade of Igreja do Carmo which stands out as one of the city's most beautiful buildings.
Remember, you haven't truly explored Porto until you've experienced our Free evening tour. We take you on a guided walk through Porto's most trendy neighbourhood, Cedofeita, to see the city's churches, palaces, and streets under the moonlight.
Don't forget to use the free Vox City app (included in your ticket) to discover more of Porto and its incredible sights.
Our joining points:
⚬ Praça Infante D. Henrique
⚬ Sé Porto
⚬ Jardim do Morro
⚬ Monumento ao Duque da Ribeira
⚬ Mercado Ferreira Borges
⚬ Torre dos Clérigos
⚬ Capela das Almas
⚬ Vimara Peres
⚬ Rua das Flores
⚬ Rua galeria de Paris
Also, enjoy our self-guided routes:
⚬ Gaia & Wine
⚬ Parks & Viewpoints
What you get:
✔️Old Town and City Highlights Walking Tours
✔️3 FREE self-guided walking tours in the Vox City app
✔️ Live commentary in English
✔️ Multilingual audio commentary in English, French, Spanish, Italian, German
What you don’t get:
✖️ Mobile Device
✖️ Entry to Attractions
✖️ Public Transportation Tickets
⚬ The Vox City App is included in your ticket, use it to track your guide and book your spot on the tours
⚬ Guided tours depart at 10h00 & 12h30 at the main meeting point R. de Alexandre Herculano 251, 4000-053 Porto, Portugal
⚬ Using the Vox City App, discover the rest of Porto with our 5 self-guided routes included in the price
⚬ All passes are valid for 12 months from your selected travel date. If your plans change and you’re unable to participate on your chosen date, simply use your voucher at another time
⚬ Tours operate daily
Using your own mobile phone as your guiding and listening device, our experiences are completely contactless and naturally adhere to social distancing guidelines.