“Old, very noble, always Loyal and Invicta city of Oporto”, this is known as the capital of work and culture, as monuments tell the past and testify as noble feats of the people. Elected Best European Destination 2012 by the European citizens, Porto, the “Cidade Invicta” (unvanquished city) is history, is architecture, culture, gastronomy, trade, encounters and discoveries. It is this distinct and unique character that gave Porto a World Heritage classification.
Aligned with the river Douro, rich in contrasts and well preserved treasures, an ancient city of the Port of immeasurable beauty. Visit the magic Lello Bookstore, as well as the Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque and Neo-Classical monuments, among which a Cathedral, a St. Benedict’s Station and a Tower of the Clergy.
This 1-day tour takes you to the most charismatic places and most important monuments of the city of Porto.
The starting point happens in one of the most amazing places in Porto. Founded in 1906, the Lello Bookstore was voted one of the most beautiful libraries in the world.
Then we meet one of the most emblematic monuments of Invicta: Clérigos Tower. Designed by Nasoni, it is one of the most striking representations of the Baroque style.
Next, we visit the famous São Bento train station. It was considered by “Travel + Leisure” magazine as one of the 16 most beautiful train stations in the world.
The following point is the imposing Cathedral of Porto. Cradle from which grew the city of Porto, the Cathedral is one of the oldest buildings in the city, dating back to the 12th century.
We visit then one of the oldest and most typical places in town – Ribeira – a place of contrasts and the perfect meeting point with the Douro river.
The day ends with a visit and taste in a Port wine cave.
- What Will You Do- Be picked up in your hotel in Porto at 09:00
- Visit the Douro Foz
- Visit the Douro riverside
- Visit the Clérigos tower
- Visit Praça Dos Leões
- Visit the famous Saint Bento Station, with the beautiful Portuguese tiles
- Get inside the Lello Bookstore, that inspired the creation of the Harry Potter series
- See the Cathedral of Porto
- See Vila Nova De Gaia
- Be dropped off in your hotel at 18:00
- What Is Included- Lunch
- Entrance to the Lello Bookstore
- Visit and taste the Port Wine Cellar
- 50 minute Cruise on the Douro river
- Guided tour