Historic Porto and Port wine lodges

 
 
half-day-tour-porto2.jpg Porto
half-day-tour-porto.jpg Taylor´s Port wine lodge
half-day-tour-porto1.jpg Talyor´s restaurant

Half Day (Duration: 5hrs. approx.)

Porto

Price from: 80.00 euros

 
A private tour to visit to the main sites of Porto: Palacio de la Bolsa, Se Cathedral... Then with you will cross over the bridge to visit a Porto wine lodge for a tour and tasting of port wines
 
Highlights
 
  • English Speaking Official Local Guide and Transportation in fully-equipped vehicle
  • Explore Porto, the second-largest city in Portugal
  • Taste Port wines, a Portuguese fortified wine produced with distilled grape spirits exclusively in the Douro.
 
 

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General Overview


Country: Portugal
Region: Northern Portugal
City: Porto
Duration: Half Day (Duration: 5hrs. approx.)
Type: Full Day Tour Private, Half Day Tour Private
Theme: Private Shore and Chauffeur Guided Excursions, Food, Wine Tours and Cultural Adventures
Group Size: 1 - 16 People
Price from: 80.00€
Transport: (More details)
 

Introduction

Porto is a fascinating and vibrant city that is rapidly becoming one of Western Europe´s most respected tourist destinations. The city boasts an extensive history, interesting tourist attractions and outstanding tourist facilities. There is a lot to see and do in Porto, and this diverse city will appeal to a wide range of visitors. Porto is a historic and varied city, from the warren of narrow streets that make up the ancient Ribeira district through to the grand plaza of the Trindade district. The region is famed for the production of Port, which is still stored and matured in the vast cellars that stretch along the banks of the Douro River

Whatever it is, it certainly has to do with its people, known to be generous and easy-going, as well as the River Douro and its heritage on both banks, with its bridges and monuments, the tiles, the flowering balconies and the shopping streets. 

S. Bento Station, with its atrium lined with tiles, is an ideal starting point. Just ahead is the Cathedral, not to be missed, whose precinct offers the first view of the river, the cascading houses and the opposite bank. From there you descend by steps and mediaeval streets to Ribeira, with its café terraces and picturesque corners. It´s worth staying a little to get a flavour of the atmosphere and take in the river with the D. Luís Bridge and the opposite bank, before going on a cruise under Porto´s six bridges. Once you´ve seen the outline of the cascading houses and church towers, you will want to see the gilt interior of the Church of S. Francisco. Nearby, you can see more tile-fronted churches and monuments, and visit the Palácio da Bolsa (former Stock Exchange palace). 

There´s still a visit to be made to the south bank of the river to go to a Port Wine lodge and taste some Port in its unique setting. From Ribeira, cross the D. Luís foot bridge and you´ll see them. One of the most beautiful views over Porto can be had from Gaia. And you can also take the chairlift, which follows this side of the river.

In terms of gastronomy, this side of the river is a good option, but Ribeira also teems with restaurants and café terraces, as does Foz, which also has beautiful views over the sea. Portugal´s cuisine is always a winner with tourists, but this is even more true in Porto and Northern Portugal. You can be sure of a good meal, accompanied by fine wines from the Douro or the fresh Vinho Verde typical of the region, in any restaurant, from the finest to the most popular.

Day by day itinerary

DAY 1:
PORTO - VILANOVA DE GAIA - PORTO

  • Your private English-Speaking Official Guide and Chauffeur will pick you up from your hotel or cruise ship port
  • Enjoy a visit to the main sites of Porto: Palacio de la Bolsa, Se Cathedral, etc...
  • Then with you will cross over the bridge to Vilanova de Gaia, where you will visit Taylor´s, one of the best Porto wine lodges.
  • We will reserve a table for your lunch at the Restaurant within Taylor´s wine lodge that has views of the Douro River and Porto city on the other side.
  • Your chauffeur & guide will take you to your Hotel or cruise ship and say the final goodbye.

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Prices and Dates

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From
80.00€
(Price per person)
 
 

Included

  • Transportation in fully-equipped vehicle which changes depending on group size (See Transportation section)
  • Private English-Speaking Chauffeur (NOTE: The chauffeur is not an official guide and can`t guide within monument this is why an official guide is included)
  • English-Speaking Official Guide for Half-day tour in Porto
  • Entrance fees to sites when with guide: Taylors winery tour, Bolsa, Catedral de Porto
  • Taylor´s Wine lodge tour and Tasting including 3 different Port wines (Chip Dry, Lbv, Tawny 10 year)
  • (LR) *Lunch Table Reservation in a recommended restaurant with fine cuisine (*Meal not included must order directly at the restaurant)
  •  Local Taxes

Excluded

  • Transfers not specified in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees not included
  • Beverages not specified in selected meals 
  • Meals not specified in itinerary 
  • Personal & Travel Insurance 
  • Tip and Gratuities to Chauffeur and Local guide

Pick up

  • Hotels or apartments within city limits
  • Airport
  • Train Station
  • Bus Station
  • Cruise Ship Port
  • Other locations on request at time of booking

Drop off

  • Hotels or apartments within city limits
  • Airport
  • Train Station
  • Bus Station
  • Cruise Ship Port
  • Other locations on request at time of booking

Cancellation policy

  • Up to 48 hrs before: Fully Refundable
  • Under 48 hrs : 100% Non-Refundable

Lodging

 

Transport

  • Mercedes Benz E Class Sedan Car (1 to 3 People)
  • Mercedes Benz V (4 to 7 People)
  • Minibus or Bus (8 to 16 People)

NOTE: Or similar type vehicles in the same class as mentioned above.

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