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Porto PRIVATE Tour from Lisbon | The Most Charming City in Portugal

Porto PRIVATE Tour from Lisbon | The Most Charming City in Portugal
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Duration:
12h
Hotel pickup offered
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
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  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Livraria Lello
  • Entry/Admission - Igreja do Carmo
  • Entry/Admission - Torre dos Clérigos
  • Entry/Admission - Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Duration
12h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We pick our clients from any hotel or AirBnB located within the Lisbon/Sintra/Cascais/Estoril area
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Livraria Lello
  • Entry/Admission - Igreja do Carmo
  • Entry/Admission - Torre dos Clérigos
  • Entry/Admission - Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We pick our clients from any hotel or AirBnB located within the Lisbon/Sintra/Cascais/Estoril area
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
12h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Sao Bento Railway Station
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 2
    Livraria Lello
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 3
    Igreja dos Carmelitas
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 4
    Igreja do Carmo
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 5
    Torre dos Clerigos
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 6
    Ribeira Square
    Stop: 90 minutes
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  • 7
    Casa Kopke
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 8
    Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 9
    Jardim do Morro
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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ChHover
Denver, CO45 contributions
David Monteiro, @WhatToDoInPortugal, is the best, and it shows in everything he does. We enjoyed our tour of the Algarve with him two days earlier so much, we signed-up with him for a day trip to Porto. We could have taken a train and gone on our own, and we would have wasted a lot of time and missed a lot of the major sites. With David, you don't worry about any of that. David himself stands out, he is everything you would wish for in a tour guide. It's like having a family member in Portugal who has offered to show you around. He is native Portuguese who speaks flawless English with an American accent. I joked that if he told me he was from California, I would not doubt the claim! The detailed knowledge he has of Porto is extraordinary. He knows the restaurants and their price points in the area you're likely to stop for lunch (how fancy you want to eat is up to you), and personally knows the owners of the cafe we ate in, overlooking the Douro from near the most famous of 7 bridges. He is an excellent driver, the van is comfortable and spotless, he even has a mobile wifi hotspot device onboard. He is willing to stay at a location as long as you want to stay, then backed that by waiting patiently while we stopped for 45 minutes to listen to a public concert put on by the Porto Symphony Orchestra. I never saw him glance at his watch or appear to be the least bit impatient to get moving to the next location. Need a restroom break (you might, it's a 200-mile trip from Lisbon to Porto)? Just ask, he knows the locations of 30 or so restrooms along the route, you're never more than 10 minutes away from one. It's details like that that make or break a day trip, and he excels at it. The second thing that stands out is Porto itself. The city was better and more interesting than I thought it would be. Once you get there, this becomes a walking tour of the city's major sites. It was a little hilly, and there are some steps involved, but I did not regard any of it as strenuous. David knew details of the various Port wine brands and their tasting rooms, and we enjoyed a very nice tasting in a room overlooking the Douro. This tour is money well-spent.
Written April 1, 2022
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david_monteiro6
Dear Chris, Thank you for yet another great review of my tours. I guess you described everything perfectly and I wouldn't change a word. Also, thank you for the 6 stars. It compensates the 4 out of 5 I got from someone else 🙄 Best regards, David Monteiro
Written April 3, 2022
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Jane Valentine
Crete, Greece6 contributions
Our tour guide David Monteiro, owner of What to do in Portugal was GREAT! ! He exceeds the Excellent Rating! David is professional, knowledgeable and great to talk to. I had been in contact with David for a couple of weeks before we arrived in Portugal. He went out of his way to help plan our trip to Portugal. By the time we arrived in Portugal I felt like I had known David for years.
Our day in Porto was great! David showed us all the highlights and giving us the history. David was always making sure that we were enjoying our day and doing everything we wanted. David's wife Michelle joined us that day. I felt like we were family spending the day in Porto. We were talking, laughing and having the Best Time! We especially enjoyed our Port Wine tasting at Kopke. The 3 hour drive back to Lisbon went by fast with all of us talking and laughing. David and Michelle made our day in Porto memorable. I HIGHLY recommend a tour with David and his company. You will not be disappointed! On a side note....David is a very conscientious and safe driver, his car and van are very comfortable and clean with Wifi, water and umbrellas. David thinks of everything to make sure you are comfortable. We look forward to future tours with David on our next trip to Portugal. Thank You, David and Michelle for going above and beyond! The memories you have given us are priceless!! Until the next time....
Written March 25, 2020
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Dear Jane, Thank you very much for your review of our Porto tour. Me and Michelle had a great time with you and Rick showing you around one of our favorite cities in Portugal. The wine tasting is usually one of the highlights of the day and we are glad you enjoyed it. We will always go above and beyond for our clients and even more for clients like you and Rick. You truly made our days special and amazing. Will definitely see you again in Portugal in the future. Not even giving you an option on this one :D Best Regards, David Monteiro and Michelle
Written March 25, 2020
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Jae
New York City, NY4 contributions
Friends
Great choice! David was professional, kind, knowledgeable, accommodating, and engaging. He don’t give a “cookie cutter” tour. He asked us our preferences to personalize the experience. Porto is a beautiful place - perfect for all travelers! Lots to do!
Written September 4, 2021
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david_monteiro6
Dear Jannelle, Thank you for your raving review of my tour. To be honest, after that great review I wasn't expecting a 4 out of 5, especially with the day we had and with all the options I gave you + 2 and a half hours extra you got for free and a drop off at a different location. Hope that next time I deserve a 5 as I did everything I could to make it a 10 but apparently it wasn't enough for you. Best Regards, David Monteiro
Written September 5, 2021
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Lesley C
Perth112 contributions
Solo
Was not sure what Portugal had to offer but I was pleasantly surprised and zi can highly recommend a visit to this enchanting Country. There is so much to see and Porto is definitely not to be missed especially the railway station with all the blue and white tiles telling the history.
Written January 2, 2020
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Dear Lesley, Thank you for your review. The railway station is indeed a highlight of the beautiful city of Porto but there is a lot more to see there. Hope to see you in the future. Best Regards, David Monteiro
Written January 2, 2020
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Ana M
Princeton, NJ45 contributions
Our tour guide David Monteiro, owner of What to do Portugal, exceeded all our expectations. He contacted us a few days before to ask what time we wanted to start, arrived promptly at our Lisbon hotel in a very comfortable car. I tend to get car sick, so I sat in front with David and my husband sat in back seat. David is quite knowledgeable and a great conversationalist. We chatted the entire 3-hr drive into Porto planning our day and getting to hear about Portugal’s history, and getting acquainted. We stopped at Manteigaria for coffee and pasteis de nata (David’s treat) shortly after arriving in Porto. Porto is so charming, every site was beautiful. David showed us all the highlights (various churches, Sao Bento train station, Ribeira waterfront, Lello bookstore, rode the funicular, Clerigos tower, had a shot of Ginga cherry liquor) and then took us to one of his favorite fish restaurants Restaurante Tito for lunch, it was one of our best meals in Portugal. In the afternoon, we had a delicious Duoro Valley/port wine tasting at Kopke. The ride home we talked the whole time. David got us back to Lisbon safely in time for our fado reservation, he was very conscientious about our schedule. David made the day so memorable, will definitely reach out to him for more tours on our next visit.
Written November 24, 2019
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Dear Ana, Thank you very much for your great review. It was a great day and I was lucky to have you as my co-pilot for a nice 3 hour chat each way. I'm glad you enjoyed all the highlights of Porto and the restaurant I took you to. We had to fit all the beautiful places in a tight schedule but at the end we made it back on time for your Fado reservation. Hope you enjoyed that too. See you soon! Best Regards, David Monteiro
Written November 25, 2019
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lsnead1
Rockville, MD1 contribution
Couples
Touring Portugal with David and Michelle truly exceeded our expectations. “What to do in Portugal” is an extremely Client Focused tour company. They treat you like they would want to be treated.
Our wonderful experience started when David and Michelle met us at the airport. During our week in Portugal, we spent two days with both David and Michelle. One full day visiting Porto and another full day visiting Obidos, Nazare, Batalha and Fatima. Another day, we toured Sintra, Cascais, Belem and Lisbon with Michelle. And our last tour was the Knights of Templar with David. During the long rides and time spent at restaurants, we really got to know each other. When we said goodbye at the airport, we had in fact become “like family”.
David’s and Michelle’s knowledge of their country’s history, geography, culture and food is excellent. Their English is perfect. They are flexible and willing to work with your requests, they suggest changes to make for a better experience and will modify the itinerary when necessary. Their vehicles, with Wi-Fi and bottles of water, are comfortable and spotless.
When visiting Portugal, spend your time touring with David and Michelle. The list of personal touches is endless and make each day memorable !
Written September 22, 2019
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Dear Deborah and Leon, Thank you very much for your review. We can't thank you enough for your kindness and happiness during our 6 days together. You really made a big difference in our lives. As you said, we feel we are now "like family" so we hope to see you again in the future to do our Southern Portugal and Spain tour. Best Regards, David and Michelle
Written September 23, 2019
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Nishqa
Toronto, Canada13 contributions
Family
My family and I have been on several vacations with lots of great tour companies! However, David Monteiro at “What to do in portugal” has by far been the absolute BEST! Right from the beginning, you could see how passionate and excited he was – he was willing to work with us on creating a flexible schedule that best fit our needs! David’s service, driving and professionalism was outstanding!!!! David made sure we saw the best places in Portugal, tried great local restaurants and was extremely punctual. We did a private tour of Porto, Sintra, Fatima, Lisbon and Obidos. David was able to accommodate all of our requests and interests. David is a very safe driver and has a great car for small/large groups – always very clean! I would highly recommend David and his tour services – it will change the entire dynamic of your time in Portugal. We were lucky to have David as our tour guide and experience Portugal in the best way possible! This review doesn’t come close to the AMAZING experience we had – it is easy for anyone to see how passionate David is about his work, clients and Portugal – thank you David for making our Portugal trip unforgettable!
Written April 4, 2018
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Thank you very much for your review Nishqa! It was a great pleasure having you and your family with me for all these tours. I am honoured to read your review. You guys treated me so well! We will definitly see each other soon! Best Regards, David
Written April 5, 2018
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Anthony
Lisbon, Portugal60 contributions
What an eye-opener! 5 days with David touring not just the city of Porto (I'd have to admit Porto is a delightful city!) and the Douro Valley and its wineries (hiccup! followed by a nap), and a cruise up the river, but other side-trips and stops along the way up and back from Lisbon, and all with David's wonderful informative commentary at every step.

In my previous review I waxed lyrical about how wonderful David's tours are, but it's true, we've done several day-trips now, and this 5 day Porto trip, and a 5-day Algarve trip (guess TA will make me wait another 3 months before I can add another review for that! :-( ). But it's all true, David is like an old friend who welcomes curious travellers to his home country, and shows them what it's all about, like we've been friends for years.

Thank you, David, you're worth every €!
Written August 6, 2021
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Dear Anthony, Once again, thank you for your great review of my work. It was an absolute pleasure taking you and Jon around the North of Portugal and then the Silver Coast down to Lisbon. Also thank you for being the 100th review on my TA page and I hope it won't be your last one here! Best Regards, David Monteiro
Written August 7, 2021
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Sandra
1 contribution
I highly recommend a tour with David and his company! David was sincerely interested in tailoring the day to what what I wanted to do and see; and I really appreciated this. I got to enjoy the city of Porto and see what most intrigued me while learning some history along the way (Yahoo Henry the Navigator!). Everything about the day was easy and comfortable - fast transaction beforehand about meeting, comfortable and clean car with WiFi/water, continued checking in to make sure I was seeing what I wanted. David included Fatima during my Porto day as we had some extra time, but he didn't have to do this, yet I was really happy he did! David genuinely cared about my experience and takes great pride in his company, and best of all, he is a wonderful and very well-traveled conversationalist with a kind and caring manner. Thank you, David, and hope to see you and your family in my homeland of the US sometime! I hope others will be smart and sign up for a fun tour or tours with you. I'm sure they won't be disappointed!
Written October 27, 2019
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Dear Sandra, Thank you very much for your review of our tour to Porto. First of all, sorry that your friend couldn't join us on our journey but I am sure she regrets that decision after seeing your pictures :) Since we were just 2, we managed to see a lot in a very short time, so I decided to take you to Fátima too, which is on the way back to Lisbon because I knew you wanted to go there but had no time to do it any other day. Hope to see you again soon, either here or in the US. Best Regards, David Monteiro
Written October 28, 2019
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Maps577312
1 contribution
Couples
It was a great experience, Porto is a Beautiful place to visit . our guide David was great. Friendly , pleasant and very knowledgeable. We had a great time and we will use him again in the future.Make sure not to make a mistake on booking choose the best David, “what to do in Lisbon.
Written October 27, 2019
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Dear Mrs. Daisy, Thank you for your kind review. It was a pleasure spending the day with you, your family and your lovely dog! A first on my tours. See you soon. Best Regards, David Monteiro
Written October 27, 2019
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rpf60
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Simply Amazing!
This tour was amazing in all aspects. David is the owner/operator and couldn’t have been better. David is super kno
drm1girl
drm1girl
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One of the best things we did!
This was amazing!!!! We had an awesome day, saw beautiful scenery, took an amazing cave boat tour, ate great food,
Lori A
Lori A
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Awesome Algarve Adventure
What an amazing tour to Algarve with David Monteiro from tour company What To Do in Portugal! David was the absolu
Janna C
Janna C
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David is the best tour guide ever! Highly Recommend!
If you've gotten this far and are reading this review look no further because you have found the best tour guide th
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BEST TOUR COMPANY HANDS DOWN
We did 3 tours with David, Sintra with a tour of the coast near lisbon and Lisbon. Algarve all day from Lisbon and
Aphill4242
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Great way to experience the Algarve!
We had a great day with David showing us around the Algarve. Highly recommend taking his recommendation on the loca
KateNY_12
KateNY_12
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Perfect way to see a lot of Porturgal!
We just had a wonderful tour of Sintra, Cascais and some of Lisbon with David Monteiro, highly fun even though it p
James W
James W
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A real learning experience
A good guide can make or break a day trip. Our guide Pedro really made our day! We knew nothing about the Templar K
carphman
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Wonderful day in Algarve
What an amazing trip. We are only in Portugal for a short time and David made the best use of our time with showing
timcG1480GY
timcG1480GY
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An amazing trip to the Algarve
David went out of his way to make this an amazing experience. We had to arrange a Covid test to fly home to the US
376maib
376maib
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Best Day Trip to the Algarve
I initially booked this tour with David for two but added 2 more at the last minute. David was super flexible, pat
jpham2021
jpham2021
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Excellent!
David was an awesome guide and super attentive. We forgot to bring wine to the beach and he walked up and down 10,
Chris O
Chris O
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Six Stars, Superb Day Trip
David Monteiro, @WhatToDoInPortugal, is the best, and it shows in everything he does. We enjoyed this tour so much,
Beliz D
Beliz D
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GREAT Perfect trip He was great, very kind he knows everthing and very helpful …
He was a great guide It was a plesure for us to be with him He was very helpful and very knowledgable He is very i
kris10eleven
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Wonderful sights/ Excellent Tour Guide
WOW! This excursion was fantastic, but mostly because of my guide David! As someone who has traveled to all 7 cont
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