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Walking Tour of the Douro River (Small-groups)

Oporto is beautiful and on the banks of the Douro is captivating and fascinating, as will be the stories that our guides will tell you and the places that you will know from their hand.

In this tour by the Rivera of the Douro we will show you how Porto and Portugal became, thanks to its explorers, a naval and colonial empire, how its isolated location at the end of Europe with only two borders (Spain and the Atlantic Ocean) will force it to seek fortune beyond the known world, revolutionizing from then on, trade, navigation and naval engineering among other great feats.

Although Portugal conquered and discovered with its ships and explorers beyond the seas, it conquered the palates with sardines and codfish, all washed down with wine, not only port wine but also vinho verde. In our tours there is always a place for gastronomy, man does not live by history alone. And if we talk about wine, we talk about Gaia, its neighbouring city from where you can better contemplate Oporto.

We will talk about the dawn of an empire but also of its decline, how it rises from its ashes and the first attempts of modernization of a country that advanced at a different pace from the rest of Europe. Of their eternal allies the English and their mythical club.

They also had to do with the French, with a very particular one that many of you already know, Eiffel, yes, the one with the tower, left a mark in the form of a bridge in the city and its history is more than interesting.

Not only that, we will talk about floods, cork, graffiti ... its reputation as an undefeated city, (SPOILER ALERT), it was not.

Our tour goes through walls, emblematic neighbourhoods, viewpoints, bridges, stories, a thousand stories, sad and happy, heroic and cowardly, admirable and despicable.

What's included?

English or Spanish-speaking guide

Exclusions

Food or drink.
Gratuities.
Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Please note

Departure time: 13:00 pm
Duration: +/-1,5 hours

Price: 21€ 17,9€ adults | 16€ 14,9€ students | children (1-8) free

Small groups.

Languages: Spanish and English.

Please note: The tour involves some walking

With less than 4 participants, the tour could be cancelled

Special prices per big groups, ask us by email.

Please for special requests email us at booking@oportoguias.com or click here

THIS TOUR IS NOT WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE.

Did you want more?

You can join us on other tours  and activities to complete your visit and make Porto the city of your dreams, as it is, without a doubt, for us.

**IT IS RECOMMENDED TO CHECK THE WEATHER FORECAST AS IT MAY BE RAINY, AN UMBRELLA OR RAINCOAT WOULD BE ADVISABLE OR SUNNY AND HOT AND WE RECOMMEND A HAT AND WATER.

What do I need to bring?

Confortable shoes and clothes
Camera
Bring some good vibes

Cancellation policy

  • We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 1 day or less before the event

Experience type

Day tour / activity

Booking in advance

Cut off: 1 day

Duration

1 hour and 30 minutes

Difficulty

Easy

Categories

Arts / Culture | City Tours | Cultural And Theme Tours | Sightseeing | Walking Tour | Couples | Eco Friendly | Family Friendly | Group Friendly | Outdoor | Youth

Live tour guide

English | Spanish

Roman wall and Fernandine wall
Viewpoint of the Virtues
Palace of the Stock Exchange
Luis I bridge
Ribeira and Barredo neighborhoods
The old English club
Ferreiras market
Church of San Franciscon

You can start this experience at the following places.

Portuguese Centre of Photography


Largo Amor de Perdição, 4050-008 Porto, PT

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