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Porto Highlights Small-Group Walking Tour

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    What to Expect
    Meet your guide morning or afternoon in at Gomes Teixeira Square, and take a stroll alongside the remains of the Roman-era walls of the city which have since been dismantled to improve some facilities. Among the history your guide will help you feel that you are part of Porto.

    After a briefing about the Celtic, Roman and Moorish occupation, and battles with the Castilians, Napoleon, and the civil war you will learn about the development of the structure of the city. Learn about the river which once ran through the valley, the monasteries, the three walls (one of which the remains were only recently discovered), and the Roman vestiges.  

    Visit the São Bento railway station and learn about its history, the site of a former Benedictine convent. This is also one of the landmarks of the city and one of the most beautiful train stations in the world.

    Back on the street you will stroll up to the Café Serrana, built by a very important architect in the city, the cathedral, and the Convent of Santa Clara for a visit behind the remains of the walls.

    The tour goes on to the Casa do Infante to see roman mosaic, pottery, coins, tiles, and an amazing model of the city as it was in the 15th century. Then walk along the river to the tour's end at Ribeira Square.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Praça de Gomes Teixeira, 4050 Porto, Portugal
    Duration
    3h
    Return Details
    Ribeira Square, Praça Ribeira, Porto, Portugal
    Inclusions
    • Local guide
    • Professional art historian guide
    Exclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • A maximum of 6 people per booking
    • This is a personalized tour so different interests and options can be discussed along the way
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will 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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    Joana, our guide did an excellent job taking us around Porto and explaining some of its history. There was four of us on the tour which made it much nicer than being in a big group. Her English was very good as was her knowledge of Porto. I recommend this tour. You can't
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    I didn't catch my tour guide's name unfortunately, but he was super-informative. He asked some background questions to see what I would be interested in learning about. He doesn't have a set agenda, but is totally willing to adapt to your interests, which was very nice. I
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    I booked this tour based on the reviews of the previous 4 users, who all got a tour with ' Ana ". unfortunately, we did not. Not to say that the young lady we had as a guide was not friendly - she was just very nervous and inexperienced as a guide. She did take us to some of
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    It was our first day in Porto and Ana Luisa give us a complete Tour. We have seen in 3 hours the most important pars of Porto. Ana Luisa has the gift to explane a lot about the history of the city. She is a very nice person and she give us tips for the next day.
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    We had a great small-group walking tour. Our guide was Ana Luisa and her enthusiasm and love and knowledge of Porto were terrific. We started at the top of the city and worked our way down - which in Porto was a very good thing. We saw some interesting back streets and views
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    About the operator
    By: Be My Guest in Porto
    133 reviews
    traveller123159
    Wales UK
    4835
    excellent value
    loads of information about culture and food, clear instructions and good facilities,knowledgeable and friendly in
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    Discover816045
    Matosinhos, Portugal
    30
    Quality experience
    I could not be happier with this experience. The quality of the food and cooking techniques were top notch. The
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    kellybcowden
    Nashville, Tennessee
    2410
    EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED IN THIS COMPANY
    LOOK ELSEWHERE!!!!!!! NOT RECOMMENDED!!!!!!!!! I made a reservation for a cooking class almost 2 months before my
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    mpalm08
    21
    Spectacular Cultural Experience!
    Our time spent with Nuno and his partner Joana was phenomenal! Not only did we love the dishes we cooked (meat,
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    Stephen R
    Wellington, Florida
    919333
    Excellent tour
    Joana, our guide did an excellent job taking us around Porto and explaining some of its history. There was four
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    Joann T
    Perth, Australia
    9720
    AMAZING experience
    Wow, what a wonderful experience. We met in Nuno’s home and made some delicious food. As we prepared the food
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    endbeauvais
    Spring Hill, Florida
    378
    Bad experience
    We were looking forward to learning more about Portuguese cuisine and and expected this to be a reputable company
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    RobinSmalley
    155
    A unique Porto experience
    As a tourist, having the opportunity to dine in a local’s home is really special. Nuno went out of his way to
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    SuperKatie
    Austin, Texas
    4935
    Delicious and fun cooking experience with friendly local family
    My husband and I cooked with Nuno (and his lovely family) at his apartment in Porto last week. It was a highlight
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    lovetravelLosAngels
    Los Angels
    5825
    Nuno was excellent
    Walking tour of major sites and cooking great experience. We shopped, cooked and ate at Nunos apartment
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    wmseto7878
    Chino Hills, California
    242
    Great tour!
    I didn't catch my tour guide's name unfortunately, but he was super-informative. He asked some background
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    Xiaofu Z
    10
    A real new insight
    A real new insight into Porto's street art culture and Porto's culture! I would never had such a point of view and
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    ShawaunnaM
    Charlotte, North Carolina
    62
    Great food! Great conversation! Great wine!
    Our last night in Porto we took this cooking class and it was nothing short of amazing! Our host tailored our
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    janicemartinkelowna
    84
    Great evening with Nuno
    We started our experience with a trip to the market to buy groceries for our meal. We wish we would have done this
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    louisrgiguere
    Montreal, Canada
    80
    New, very unexperienced guide
    I booked this tour based on the reviews of the previous 4 users, who all got a tour with ' Ana ". unfortunately,
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