Sightseeing, Attractions, Around porto

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CITY TOURS in porto

YELLOW BUS (sightseeing by bus) - Hop on hop off

Tickets: 12 EUR/day/adult, 6 EUR/day/child, 15 EUR/2 days/adult, 7,5 EUR/2days/child


Historical Porto: October-June 9:30-17:30, June-September 9:20-18:40

Porto Bridges: October June 10:30-16:30, July-September 10:00-16:00

Porto Castles: October June 10:00-17:00, July-September 9:30-18:30

Frequency: 40-60 minutes


Historical Porto: Infante D. Henrique - Camara Municipal do Porto - Casa Musica - Castelo da Foz

Porto Bridges: Infante D. Henrique - El Corte Inglés - Freixo

Porto Castles: Palacio da Bolsa - Castelo da Foz - Castelo do Queijo - Parque da Cidade - Parca da Republica


TURISTIC PORTO TRAM (sightseeing by century-old tram Nr. 203, 222)

Tickets: 15 EUR/day/adult, 7,5 EUR/day/child

The ticket allows a visit to the  Tramcar  Museum.

Schedule: November-February 9:30-17:30, March-October 9:30-19:30

Frequency: 60 minutes

Stops: Infante - Alfandega - Massarelos - Entre Quintas - Restauracao - Viriato - Praca Liberdade - Batalha - Batalha/Guindais - Santa Catarina - Praca D. Joao I - Aliados - Guilherme G. Fernandes - Carmo - Hospital Santo Antonio

Language: English, Portugese, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Dutch and Japanese


BARCADUORO (sightseeing by boat)

Tickets: 10 EUR/adult, free for children up to 11 years

Fullday tour Douro - Régua - Porto (March-November): 55 EUR/adult, 27,5 EUR/child

Schedule: non-stop

Duration: 55 minutes

Starting: Vila Nova de Gaia


VIA D'OURO (sightseeing by boat)

Tickets: 10 EUR/adult, free for children

Cruise + dinner (19:30): 65 EUR/adult, 32,5 EUR/child

Schedule: 10:00-18:30

Starting: Estiva Wharf


DUOROAZUL (sightseeing by boat)


Cruise + lunch (12:00): 45 EUR/adult, 22,5 EUR/child

Schedule: March-December

Starting: Vila Nova de Gaia

Fullday tours: 

Porto - Régua - Porto: 56-65 EUR/person

Porto Pinhao - Porto: 65-69 EUR/person



Price: 60 EUR/person



Themes: Histocic Center, Gold and Filigrie, Porto Ecotour, 6 Bridges etc.



10 minutes (Zona Historica): 4 persons: 65 EUR/pax, 5 persons: 53 EUR/pax,

6 persons: 45 EUR/pax

20 minutes (Zona Historica + Praias): 4 persons: 115 EUR/person, 5 persons: 99 EUR/person, 6 persons: 89 EUR/person


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Opening hours: 

Church: November-March 8:45-12:30 and 14:30-18:00, April-October 8:45-19:00

Cloisters: November-March 9:00-12:15 and 14:30-17:15, April-October 9:00-18:00

Tickets: 3 EUR/person

Getting there: Metro: Linha Amarela D (S Bento), Funicular dos Guindais or Bus 15

The Porto Cathedral located in the historical centre of the city of Porto, is one of the city's oldest monuments and one of the most important Romanesque monuments in Portugal.



Opening hours: April-October 9:00-17.00, November-March 9:00-13:00 and 14:00-18:00

Tickets: 5,5 EUR/adult, 3 EUR/child

Getting there: Bus 1

The Palácio da Bolsa (Stock Exchange Palace) is a historical building in Oporto, designated World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The Porto Commercial Association started building the Palacio da Bolsa, its seat and property in 1842. Throughout three generation, many masters and craftsmen worked towards the building of this 19th century architectural jewel in neoclassical style. The highlight of the Palace is the Arab Room decorated in the exotic Moorish Revival style, fashionable in the 19th century, and is used as reception hall for personalities and heads of state visiting Porto.



Opening hours: November-February 9:00-17:00, March-April and September-October 9:00-18:00, May-August 9:00-19:00

Tickets: 3,5 EUR/person

Getting there: Bus 1

The Church of Saint Francis is the most prominent Gothic monument in Oporto, being also noted for its outstanding Baroque inner decoration. It is located in the historic centre of the city, declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO. What from outside looks like an ordinary 14th century Gothic and Baroque construction, has the most extraordinary church interior in Oporto and unquestionably one of the most fabulously opulent in all of Europe.


TORRE DOS CLÉRIGOS (panorama view for Porto, 225 steps)

Opening hours: November-March 10:00-12:00 and 14:00-17.00, April-October 9:30-13:00 and 14:00-19.00

(last admission 30 minutes before closing)

Tickets: 2 EUR

Getting there: Bus 15

The Clérigos Church is a Baroque church in Oporto. Its tall bell tower, the Torre dos Clérigos (76 meters, 240 steps), can be seen from various points of the city and is one of its most characteristic symbols.





Opening hours: March-October 10:00-12:30 and 14:00-18:00, November-February 9:30-12:30 and 14:00-17:30

Tickets (with wine tasting): 4 EUR/person

Getting there: Bus 900, 901, 906

Located on the riverbank of Vila Nova de Gaia, The House of Sandeman building boasts one of the best views of Porto, a city declared as World Heritage by UNESCO. This handsome building is believed to be the work of the architect Joaquim da Costa Lima Sampaio, who also designed the city’s Royal Palace and may have been built as early as 1797. Sandeman took possession of this majestic building in 1811.



Opening hours: July-August, Monday-Saturday 10:00-18:00, September-June, Monday-Friday 10:00-18:00

Free entrance with tasting (2 wines and olive oil)

Getting there: Bus 900, 901, 906

During the tour the visitor will be given the opportunity to learn about the fascinating history of Port wine, as well as that of the House of Taylor Fladgate - now in its fourth century - making it one of the oldest Port companies. Upon completing the tour, which is free of charge, guests are invited to taste two Port wines in the elegant Library Room. Visitors can also taste the aromatic Olive oil from Quinta de Vargellas, one of the world’s great classic vineyards. Afterwards, relax on the terrace, which has magnificent views over the city of Oporto.


RAMOS PINTO (cellars, library, guided tours)

Opening hours: June-September, Monday-Saturday 10:00-18:00, October-May, Monday-Friday 9:00-13:00 and 14:00-17:00

Free entrance with wine tasting

Getting there: Bus 900, 901, 906

CÁLEM PORTO (cellars, museum, guided tours)

Opening hours: November-April 10:00-18:00, May-October 10:00-19:00

Getting there: Bus 900, 901, 906


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Getting there: Train "Oporto - Braga Line" from Estacao do Sao Bento to Braga - 1 hour 15 minutes - 4,5 EUR/adult return, 2,2 EUR/child return



Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10:00-12:15 and 14:00-17:30

Tickets: 2 EUR/adult, free for children

Getting there: walking from the train station

The Biscainhos Palace exhibits the collections of Decorative arts, integrating areas in which the atmosphere of the 18th century Northern Manor House is recreated. In the collection there is furniture, ceramics, European and Oriental porcelain, European Glass, European and Portuguese watches and clocks. The magnificent gardens, decorated in a remarkably interesting style, were built at three levels, surrounded by a wall with butresses and sentries, like a 16th century fortress.



Opening hours: 7:30-20:00

Free entrance.

Getting there: Taxi from Braga (5 km) and Funicular: 0,6 EUR/person

Bom Jesus do Monte is a Portuguese sanctuary in the surroundings of the city of Braga. The Sanctuary is a notable example of pilgrimage site with a monumental, Baroque stairway that climbs 116 metres.


Getting there: Train "Lisbon Line" from Estacao do Sao Bento to Coimbra - 1 hour -  21 EUR/adult return, 10,5 EUR/child return



Opening hours: November-April, Monday-Friday 9:30-17:00, Saturday-Sunday 10:30-16:30, May-October 9:00-19:30

(last admission 30 minutes before closing)


Paco das Escolas (Sala dos Capelos + Biblioteca Joanina + Prisao Académica prison): 7 EUR/adult, free for children up to 11 years

Only the Biblioteca Joanina or Sala dos Capelos: 5 EUR/adult, free for children up to 11 years

Acadamic Prison: 2 EUR/adult, free for children up to 11 years

St Michael Chapel: 3 EUR/adult, free for children up to 11 years

Universidade and Museu da Ciencia (Science Museum): 9 EUR/adult, free for children up to 11 years

Getting there: taxi from the train station

The University of Coimbra is one of the oldest universities in continuous operation in Europe and the world, the oldest university of Portugal, and one of its largest higher education and research institutions. The complex includes the library, known as Biblioteca Joanha; the ancient Colleges; the Botanical Gardens; the Machado de Castro National Museum and the Church of St. John of Almedina; the New Cathedral and the College of Jesus; the Church of the Holy Cross, the Manga and Sereia Gardens.

AVEIRO (fishing village and fish market)

Getting there: Train "Aveiro Line" from Estacao do Sao Bento to Aveiro - 1 hour - 4,3 EUR/adult return, 2,2 EUR/child return


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