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Half-Day Historical Porto Tour

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    This City Tour begins at Pena Ventosa, known as the birthplace of Porto, with a visit to the Cathedral, built in the 12th century. After that visit São Bento Railway Station, inaugurated in 1916. The main characteristic is the interior of the station, covered by tiles that represent important moments of Portugal history and culture.

    The tour continues with a visit to one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world, known as Lello Bookstore; beyond being one of the most beautiful, the bookstore is also famous because of the Harry Potter books! The author inspire herself on the stairs and the architecture of the bookstore to write the books.

    After visit this wonderful bookstore, the tour provides you with lots of information about many streets and places in the historic center, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will learn more about important places such as Santa Catarina Batalha Square, Street, the gorgeous Majestic Café, the Bolhão Market, and Aliados Avenue.

    At the end of your tour, you'll visit  a wine cellar and get to know more about the process of this famous wine. You will have the chance to learn more about how this national drink is produced, bottled, sold, and tasted, then enjoy a tasting of your own.

    The half-day tour ends with the drop off around 1pm (for the morning tour) or at 6:00pm (afternoon tour).
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    Departure Point
    Porto, Porto, Porto District, Northern Portugal

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Duration
    4h
    Inclusions
    • Porto Wine Cellar- Visit and Tasting
    • Local guide
    • Hotel pick up
    Exclusions
    • Hotel drop off (or tour with options)
    • Gratuities
    • Monument entrance fees
    • Food and drinks
    • Personal expenses
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • The cruise is under the responsibility of the cruise operator (subject to weather and navigation conditions)
    • Usually our tours run in one language but there are cases of one extras language or more.
    • Tours run in small groups between 8 and 30 people
    • Duration: the hours of duration are approximate hours, The Tour is subject to local traffic, visit schedules, etc
    • Pick up: Free of charge in central Oporto and Vila Nova de Gaia hotels. For private and other types of accommodation the meeting point is at LIVING TOURS PORTO (Rua Mouzinho da Silveira, 352/354 Porto) - next to São Bento train station, Porto
    • Reservation is mandatory and requires an email request/confirmation. Bookings must be confirmed at least 48 hours befor the date of the service. Cancellations within 48 hours or less will be fully charged.
    • All tours depart from Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia
    • The services included in the tours/wine estate visits, restaurants, etc) are subject to 3rd party availability and may change without prior notice
    • When you book a tour with opcional/extra activities the transportation in between and/or return to the hotel is not included.
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Wonderful few hours exploring the city of Porto. Suzanna was the best; we could tell how much she loved her city. She truly took pride in all her home had to offer. She tailored the time to what we were most interested in and even...More

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    LivingTours, Gestor de Front Office at Living Tours Portugal, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

    Good afternoon from Living Tours, Dear Mrs. Laura, Thank you very much for your kind words about Susana, we will share it with her. We are very happy to know that you have enjoyed. Warmest regards Living Tours Team

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Very interesting tour with lots of information. We thanks our tour guide who got for us the fast track tickets for a visit to Lello library which is beautiful. The visit to the winery with the ample information about the Oporto wine and the tasting...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Fernando S
    LivingTours, Gestor de Front Office at Living Tours Portugal, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

    Good afternoon from Living Tours, Dear Mr. Fernando, Thank you very much for sharing your experience about our Porto City Tour. We are very pleased to knoe that you have enjoyed our service. Warmest Regards Living Tours Team

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Excellent tour of Porto, with a fun lunch. We enjoyed it very much. Our guide was a delight, and experienced. We were picked up on time as instructed. Our tour bus was clean and comfortable. We would recommend this trip.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank FarAway176077
    LivingTours, Gestor de Front Office at Living Tours Portugal, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

    Good afternoon from Living Tours, Thank you very much for sharing your feedback, we have really apreciated your kind words. Best Regards Living Tours Team

    Reviewed 24 July 2019

    A messy start when asked to be at a pick up point by 8:20 am for a 8:30 pick up and not picked up till 8:50 am. The guide was pleasant and informative giving a factual explanation of the rail station Sao Bento,30 mins then...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Skildar
    LivingTours, Gestor de Front Office at Living Tours Portugal, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2019

    Good afternoon from Living Tours, We would like to thank you your time sharing your feedback with us. We are very sorry to know that the tour didn´t quite go trought you expectation, we will take into account your opinion. Best regards Living Tours Team

    Reviewed 22 June 2019

    Huge kudos to our guide, Francisco Martins. We purchased our tour through a 3rd party vendor who presented it as a private tour that included in lunch, and neglected to tell us we needed to be at the meeting site 30 minutes before the departure...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Pam J
    LivingTours, Gestor de Front Office at Living Tours Portugal, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2019

    Good afternoon from Licing Tours, Dear Mrs. Pam, Thank you very much for your great review about our tour and about our guide Francisco. It´s a pleasure for us to know that Francisco was so profissional regarding the situations above. We will share your feedback...More

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    11 February 2019|
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    Response from 231vivienf | Reviewed this property |
    I do not know but it’s possible. Our guide picked us up from our hotel and seemed flexible and willing. Just ask!
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    Response from Dirk G | Reviewed this property |
    It is a 5-minute walk to the meeting point. But they come to pick you up at the hotel if this is in the center. Contact Living Tours via mail porto@livingtours.pt The Porto city tour is recommended, € 40.00 pp a 4-hour tour... More
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