Guided Walking Tour in Porto
Explore the historical wonders of Porto on a 1.5-hour walking tour through its timeless streets. Begin by tracing the Fernandine Walls’ sturdy outline, then delve into the opulent Palácio da Bolsa before crossing the iconic Ponte de Dom Luís I for a panoramic view. Marvel at the grandeur of Edifício da Reitoria, find solace in the Monument Church of St. Francis, and trace the footsteps of explorers at Casa do Infante. Admire the golden splendor of Igreja de São Francisco before concluding in the picturesque district of Miragaia, where Porto’s essence thrives amidst charming alleys and the gentle river breeze. Join us to uncover the heart and heritage of this captivating city.
Price / 29 USD
You can pay online
Monday to Friday
1 hour 30 minutes
Included / excluded
1.5-hour guided walking tour
Food and drinks
Explore on an enchanting 1.5-hour walking tour through the captivating streets of Porto, Portugal. Our journey begins at the imposing Fernandine Walls of Porto, where the city’s rich history comes alive. These ancient fortifications stand as silent witnesses to centuries of triumphs and tribulations, offering a glimpse into Porto’s resilient past.
As we move forward, we find ourselves in the heart of the city’s cultural tapestry – Palácio da Bolsa. This opulent neoclassical masterpiece has witnessed countless events and gatherings, reflecting the elegance of Porto’s merchant history. Venture inside to be amazed by its stunning Arab Room, where Moorish influences intertwine with local creativity.
Crossing the iconic Ponte de Dom Luís I, we’ll pause to savor the breathtaking panorama that unfolds before us. This double-deck iron bridge gracefully spans the Douro River, connecting Porto with the picturesque Vila Nova de Gaia. With each step, history and innovation intertwine, creating a seamless blend of old and new.
Our route takes us to the Edifício da Reitoria da Universidade do Porto, a bastion of knowledge and academic excellence. The grand façade speaks to Porto’s commitment to education, where past and present students have contributed to the city’s cultural and intellectual fabric.
Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the Monument Church of St. Francis, a place where the echoes of devotion resonate through intricate wood carvings and golden Baroque details. This sanctuary transcends time, offering a sanctuary for reflection amidst the bustling urban landscape.
Continuing our journey, we arrive at Casa do Infante, a modest yet historically significant building where Prince Henry the Navigator is believed to have been born. This unassuming gem carries within its walls the weight of explorations that shaped the course of history, inviting us to contemplate the footsteps of those who once roamed these very streets.
The awe-inspiring Igreja de São Francisco awaits, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture hiding an astonishing surprise within. As we step inside, prepare to be humbled by the sumptuous Baroque interior, adorned in intricate gold leaf ornamentation, a testament to the city’s devotion and creative spirit.
Our walking tour concludes in the charming district of Miragaia, a place where the essence of Porto truly comes to life. Cobblestone streets, colorful facades, and the gentle lapping of the river paint an idyllic picture of Portuguese life. Take a moment to soak in the atmosphere, and perhaps indulge in a delightful local treat to round off our unforgettable journey.
Meet your guide at Largo Amor de Perdição, in Portuguese Centre of Photography.
This tour will take place rain or shine.