The Best of Porto: Highlights & Hidden Gems

The Best of Porto: Highlights & Hidden Gems

Spoken in: English, Português, Français, Español


( 50 reviews ) star City tour Porto 1 - 8 watch_later 3 hours
  • See the main highlights with a local touch
  • Discover hidden gems & local spots
  • Visit Porto’s landmark
  • Enjoy a tasty local treat
  • Privately guided by your favorite local
  • Receive personalized recommendations

You will meet here: Praça de Gomes Teixeira

What you can expect

Within the city of Porto there are highlights worth seeing and hidden gems ready to be discovered, and thanks to the help of a friendly local, now you can enjoy the best the city has to offer. Start discovering Porto in a magical way, meet your favorite local by the Lion’s fountain, also known as the ‘Gryffindor fountain’ by the Harry Potter fans. Porto was an amazing source of inspiration for J.K. Rowling and this fountain is one of those places. Find the magical resemblance with the help of a friendly local!

While you stroll the streets of Porto, this private experience will help you uncover hidden gems along the way. And on your way to the Carlos Alberto square, you’ll come across two churches but it’s what’s in the middle of these architectonic gems is a little cute surprise on itself. Check out the world’s narrowest house which is totally hospitable and hear the amazing story behind it. Once at the square, your favorite local will point out where the local hotspots are and what to do here with personalized recommendations. Friendly recommendation: there is a secret bar you should check out at night!

Ready for a one-of-a-kind highlight? Visit the Bank of materials, a unique tile vault that contains all the tiles you can spot around the city. Here you can appreciate more up close these local masterpieces and hear all about the ‘azulejos’ and why they decorate the city of Porto. After the tiles, it’s time for a quick bite! Try the signature dish of a local bakery, the delicious ‘empanada de Vitela’ and get ready to visit the landmark of Porto.

Clerigos Tower is a must-see and not just because of the bell tower but everything surrounding this place is beautiful. See the city walls, a cute garden with olive trees and spot the old city’s prison. In this area you can also find more magical inspiration when you discover the ‘Lello bookstore’ and to be part of a local offering, take a look at the wax shop right in front the church. You’ll be surprised of this local tradition!

Move over to the ‘heart of the city’ in Avenida dos Aliados and surround yourself with beautiful baroque buildings & other architectural styles where even a Mcdonald's is featured in an Art Deco building. Another beautiful highlight in Porto that you cannot miss is the Sao Bento station. See the history of the city through its tiles and hear from a friendly local the best recommendations to move around the city. And of course, don’t miss out the opportunity to go to the Dom Luis Bridge. Enjoy the view over the city and the riverside and spot both ends of the city.

Finish off at Porto’s cathedral and keep exploring with the help of the personalized recommendations your new local friend will give you throughout the tour. See the best of Porto and discover its hidden gems, pick your favorite local and let them create a unique tour based on your interests.


This is the plan

Meeting point
The Lions Fountain at Gomes Teixeira square
First stop
Find out why and how the Carmo and Carmelite Church are being divided
Second stop
Hear all about the hidden bar near Alberto's Square
Third stop
Stop at the Bank of Materials, a real hidden gem where true treasures of Porto are stored
Fourth stop
Try the signature treat of a local bakery
Fifth stop
Visit Porto's landmark: Clerigos tower
Sixth stop
Admire the remains of the city walls and gates
Seventh stop
Walk over the Aliados Square
Eight stop
Find out about Porto's history in Sao Bento Station
Ninth stop
Enjoy the stunning view from the Dom Luis I bridge
End of the tour
Let your friendly local tell you all about the Cathedral of Porto!

Feel free to personalize this offer with the host of your choice

City tour details

Type
Private City tour
Mode of transport
Walking tour
Duration
3 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 8 persons
Meeting point
Praça de Gomes Teixeira
Guest pick-up
no
Confirmation
instant confirmation
Cancellation
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
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about Withlocals Originals

  • Experience the heart
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  • With the host of
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  • Private. Affordable.
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How it works:

  1. 1 Choose the theme of your tour.
  2. 2 Pick your favorite local as your private guide.
  3. 3 Let your guide personalize anything you like.

Done

Now you can enjoy the true heart of the city in the most personal and unique way.