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Private Tour: Porto Day Trip provided by The Cooltours - Oporto

Private Tour: Porto Day Trip

Private Tour: Porto Day Trip
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from $370.09 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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Last updated: Jun 30, 2020
A note from Private Tour: Porto Day Trip
Establishment with "Clean and Safe" certificate) Vehicles are cleaned (vacuum, windows, dashboard, seats disinfected every day Reduction of the maximum allowed capacity according to current legislation and General Health directorate recommendations, allowing more distance between passengers
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Meet your professional guide at your central Porto hotel for a full-day private tour of Porto. Feel free to request specific tour preferences aboard your vehicle and your expert guide will happily tailor your trip accordingly. Cruise along northern Portugal’s coast and pass Matosinhos, a charming coastal city, known widely for its flavorful seafood. As you approach Vila Nova de Gaia, the primary production center of Port (fortified wine), enjoy views of the Douro River which is famous for transporting grapes to the region’s numerous wine cellars. Climb aboard a rabelo (if upgrade selected), a classic wine barrel cargo ship, and enjoy a splendid 1-hour ride along the tranquil Douro River. Notice Porto’s six bridges, in particular the metal double decker bridge called Ponte de Dom Luís I. Engineered by Gustave Eiffel’s protege, observe its striking similarity to Paris’ Eiffel tower. Hop off your rabelo and stroll into a Port wine cellar for a one-of-a-kind tasting (included until 31st December 2017 only). As you sip white, ruby and tawny varietals, learn how each of these wines are enjoyed as aperitifs and digestifs. After the tasting, enjoy lunch at local restaurant (own expense). Your guide can offer recommendations at your request. Next, cross the bridge back to Porto for an afternoon of the city’s best attractions. Climb up Clérigos Tower for some of Porto’s best vantage points. Then, resume your tour at Livraria Lello & Irmão, a remarkable Art Nouveau bookshop with a marvelous wooden staircase at its center. Observe the brilliant stain-glass ceilings as you hear how this library helped inspire J.K. Rowling to write Harry Potter. Continue your Porto day trip at the 12th-century Porto Cathedral (Sé do Porto). Then, visit São Bento Train Station and see its tile panels depicting historical scenes of Portugal. Finally, enjoy the ambiance of Ribeira, the most historic quarter of Porto, and its charming square which is designated World Heritage by UNESCO. As late afternoon approaches head back to your Porto hotel where your tour ends.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 12546PXOPRIVCITY
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Professional guide
Exclusions
Gratuities • Food and drinks, unless specified • Entry/Admission - Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) • Entry/Admission - Livraria Lello
Duration
8h
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Pick ups at hotels in Porto city center
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Professional guide
Exclusions
Gratuities • Food and drinks, unless specified • Entry/Admission - Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) • Entry/Admission - Livraria Lello
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Pick ups at hotels in Porto city center
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Additional information
Not wheelchair accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infant seats available
Most travelers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
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    Pass by
    Douro River
    Ponte de Dom Luis I
  • 2
    Sao Bento Railway Station
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Cais da Ribeira
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 4
    Livraria Lello
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
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FFCHOLIDAY
Bournemouth, UK164 contributions
Great Trip
Dec 2017 • Couples
We had a lovely day with Violeta who showed us around Porto and we saw so much in one day. There was just three of on us on the tour, another lady called Mary and it was like going out with friends for the day. Porto is a lovely City and I would highly recommend that you don't miss this tour while in Porto you will be looked after so well and come back with wonderful memories. The Lunch was first class. Thank you so much.
Written January 3, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi, Thank you very much for taking time to review us and our guide Violeta, we truly appreciate it!! It's always a pleasure to provide you wonderful experiences in our beloved city of Porto. Our job is to give you the best possible day and we are glad to read through your review and realize that you had a great day out with us. We hope that you continue visiting our country. Best regards, Bárbara Silva Communication Department
Written January 5, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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By: The Cooltours - Oporto
Philip W
Philip W
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Great tour. Would recommend.
Overall the tour was fantastic. Iza (our tour guide and driver) was very friendly and informative. The valley itsel
SophieK303
SophieK303
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Fantastic day out in the Douro Valley
Fantastic tour - there were six of us in total along with our guide Isa. Isa was very friendly, funny and knowledge
FrankZappa1958
FrankZappa1958
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Wonderful Douro 🇵🇹
Wonderful Douro Valley Tour with CoolTour Oporto: “our ♥️ Violeta“ - safe driver, competent knowledge, history and
C2173CTcharlottet
C2173CTcharlottet
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Douro Valley tour
Great day out of Porto! The tour had 6 people and started at a winery (1.5 hours from Porto) followed by a cruise,
saz242
saz242
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Wonderful tour with Pepe
Excellent trip to the Douro Valley with Pepe. He’s an excellent tour guide who is very knowledgeable, kind, and gre
293charleso
293charleso
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Great day out of Porto
We did this review on Thursday and were very impressed with how organised it was. Isa our tour guide for the day wa
stevehV3718RK
stevehV3718RK
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HIGHLY RECOMMEND
An AMAZING experience with Isa who, from pick up outside our Airbnb, was so friendly, welcoming, warm and full of p
SueW_in_Spain
SueW_in_Spain
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A Must Do when in Porto!
What a fabulous day we had exploring the Duoro Valley with some wine and port tasting, despite the rain! Beautiful
Katrusja1988
Katrusja1988
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Go for it, without a doubt!
We spent a whole month in Porto, and this trip was one of the best experiences during this time. Douro Valley itsel
CathBlanch
CathBlanch
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Great experience!
A great way to do a day trip during your stay in Porto! We saw amazing landscapes, tasted great wines and our guide
stingrach
stingrach
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Truly fantastic - if you have a spare day in Porto use it for this tour
This was one of the highlights of my trip, for sure. Porto, the city, is lovely and a great place to spend a weeken
MarLa E
MarLa E
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Best tour ever!
Violetta was our tour guide and she mad the experience incredible! We had a loooot of wine and port, delicious food
Douglas J
Douglas J
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Take this tour! If not, you will regret it.
Highlight of the trip to Porto. Violeta was our guide- from the beginning of the day to the end, she had creative e
JMcCarten
JMcCarten
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A brilliant day!
Such an awesome day with Violetta guiding us around the wine and port estates! She definitely makes the trip - supe
Texstone8889
Texstone8889
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Great tour
Violeta was a terrific guide. Very knowledgeable and funny. Highly recommend all parts of this tour.