Porto's True Soul Tour: Traditional Shops & Tastings


The Historian Footballer

Porto's True Soul Tour: Traditional Shops & Tastings

Spoken in: English, Espa√Īol

( 9 reviews ) star City tour Porto 1 - 6 watch_later 2 hours
  • Go to one of the oldest pharmacies in town
  • Visit a reputed watchmaking store
  • Try a delicious Port wine
  • Discover centenary grocery stores
  • 100% personalized experience just for you
  • Private tour: only you & your local host!

You will meet here: Trindade

What you can expect

What better way to see the real Porto than through its traditional shops? In there you can appreciate the history of these local businesses and the authentic craftsmanship behind its products.

Embark on a private tour throughout the centuries to discover the most ancient and typical stores of Porto. From a centenary grocery shop where you can find the best "bacalhau" (codfish) or a fine Port to a very old pharmacy and a well famous toy store in one of the busiest streets of Porto. You will also have the chance to explore a few other shops dedicated to linens, coffee, watchmaking, and chocolates.

Talk to the locals that own and operate this shops and see how proud they are of their work and culture. You'll see how their faces light up as they talk about what they do best!

Enjoy some tastings as you visit the stores. Get to try different products offered like a delicious Port wine and a coffee to keep you energized along the way!

Looking for any articles in specific? I can add or modify the stops to best fit your interests.

This is the plan

Meeting Point
Trindade metro station next to the station bar
Codfish and much more
Visit two very old grocery stores next to each other, one of them dedicated to "bacalhau" and the other with a hidden gem inside
Port Wine
Have the chance to taste a Port in a very special place
BFG Ferragens
Metal fittings and hardware with a touch of tradition since 1900
Variety Shop
Go to a store that has been selling wines, coffee, tea, spices and chocolates since 1926
Coffee Tasting
Taste and see all things about coffee
Pérola do Bolhão
Discover the most famous grocery store in Porto
Iconic Pharmacy
Explore one of the busiest streets in Porto where you'll find this hidden gem
See the best watch store in town
Armazém dos Linhos
Towels and linen made in Portugal
Bazar Paris
Toys for kids and grown-ups alike!
Sweet Stop
Get to know Porto's finest chocolate brand.

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City tour details

Private City tour
Mode of transport
Walking tour
2 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 6 persons
Meeting point
Guest pick-up
within 48 hours
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
alcoholic & non alcoholic drinks
Not included
Typical treat or souvenir of Porto


The Historian Footballer

9 reviews

I was born and raised in the wonderful city of Porto and even though I love travelling I never lived anywhere else in my life. I am 35 years old and I also love translating, which I do professionally since 2006, the year I graduated. I also love a good movie and different types of music, particularly from the 1960s and 70s. There is nothing better than a glass of good Portuguese wine with some jazz or Brazilian bossa nova (or even fado, depending on the mood).
As I said before, one of my biggest passions is football and the main city club, FC Porto. The first time I went to the stadium was with 10 years old and since then my interest kept growing.
As a translator, of course I read a lot, being my favoritte book The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde.
Look forward to meeting you and show you the wonders of Porto."

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