Essential Porto Walking Tour
Visit the most iconic and photographed places in the city of Porto, including one of the most recognized bookstores in the world, the Nasoni tower, the Cathedral and the Monastery of Serra do Pilar during a pleasant 3-hour walk.
- Discover the city’s main landmarks
- Go on a guided tour led by an art historian
- Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
Meet your guide at the Praça Gomes Teixeira, also known as the Lion’s Square, and go for a walk through the historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
For those who don’t have much time but want to see Porto’s essential sites, you can see the main landmarks of the city on a quicker route. Get to know the city’s history and how it developed with the arrival of the Romans. Learn more about the Moorish and Castilian invasions and the more recent one in the 19th century by Napoleon’s troops.
Visit the Lello & Irmão bookstore, frequented by J.K Rowling, and the Clerics Tower. If you decide to climb the 240 steps, you will be rewarded with a magnificent view of the city. Shortly after, arrive at S. Bento Railway station built on the site of a former Benedictine convent inside the walled city. This is also one of the landmarks of the city and one of the most well-known stations in the world.
Visit the Cathedral and the convent of Santa Clara and learn about its history. The tour continues on to Vila Nova de Gaia by the upper deck of the Luís I bridge. Visit the Mosteiro da Serra do Pilar and its round-shaped church, the only one of its kind in the country. En route you will find numerous other attractions, which will be explained by your tour guide.
This tour takes about 3 hours and ends along the river near the House of Sandeman.