Book your holiday to Portugal's picture perfect "Porto" on Private Tour. Porto is the second biggest city in Portugal, and it's capital, while the Ribeira region has its own world cultural heritage spots of winding roads it also hosts churches that have been preserved from the Old-World periods.
The hilly city has the beautifully imposing Sao Jorge Castle, where you will see lovely panoramic views. The waterfront location is charming, but while Porto lacks in the same wow element of Lisbon, it is an attractive Riverside town full of a high-quality cuisine and culture.
The national Azulejo Museum with its century-old tiles holds the treasures of this city. On a private guided tour of Porto see the lovely wine filled bars and restaurants and experience local food at its best.
A lovely town for shopping on your guided private tour of Mercado Do Bolhao you can stroll around the lovely shops or have a drink and watch the world go by. Read More...
Lovely Towns for Shopping on Your Guided Private Tour Visit the Mercado Do Bolhao, Portugal
The Mercado Do Bolhao is a quirky marketplace and food heaven in Perto, on your guided private tour see how great this place is.
Bursting with restaurants serving healthy and alternative meals such as beef, seafood, vegetables, or some local dishes try everything here it's just lovely.
The little shops and markets are great here as you can stroll around at your leisure picking up little treasures and bargains.
Make sure you explore all the small windy cobblestoned alleyways as there are a lot of little treasures there and lovely local.
Porto Popular Things to See and Do
Episcopal Palace Porto
The construction work on Episcopal Palace started in 1842 and took about three decades to finish. The palace, as well as its cathedral, highlights the Neoclassical Architectural design. You will discover plenty of commemorations of Prince Henry the Navigator in Portugal in your Private Tour of Porto, but this palace is not any different. See the imposing statues of the Prince of Portugal at the time of the 1300s as well as 1400s.
National Soures Dos Reis Museum
One more remarkable artwork museum located in the Neoclassical Palácio das Carrancas. On your guided private tour see Portugal’s very first nationwide museum; converted into a museum for excellent and also ornamental arts in 1940. Some of its variety of works date back from the 19th century. One of the longest standing exhibitions is the works of the Portuguese sculptor António Soares dos Reis, after which the museum is named.
Porto Nova De Gaia
Porto is the residence harbour of wines and beverages, and a visit here would not be complete without seeing the lodges at Vila Nova De Gaia or better still booking into one of them. You could find out about the historical past of port and also its own influence on the town in this Port Wine and Beverages Museum.
Mercado Do Bolhao Experience
The Mercado Do Bolhao is a quirky marketplace and food heaven in Perto, on your guided private tour see how great this place is. Bursting with restaurants serving healthy and alternative meals such as beef, seafood, vegetables, or some local dishes try everything here it's just lovely. The little shops and markets are great here as you can stroll around at your leisure picking up little treasures and bargains.
Jardim do Palacio do Cristal
Visit the Jardim do Palacio do Cristal on a guided private tour and gain free entry into this beautiful garden in the middle of Porto. The landscaping design along with a high-domed pavilion is just stunning. See the avenue of lime shrubs, an elegant waterway to walk along or if you are lucky, there might be a live concert or perhaps exhibition at one among the buildings in your private tour of Porto.
Sao Francisco Christian Church
On your private tour see why from the outside, it appears to be your typical run of the mill European Christian church. Once inside, on the other hand, this Baroque and then the Gothic-style house of worship will amaze you with the unbelievably lavish ornamentation. Nearly every part of the location is covered in gold metallic.
Povoa De Varzim (Casino)
The community of Povoa de Varzim is a small fishing area located 30-km north of Porto. Book a private guided tour and see the There newly-renovated casino site at the far northern end of the community. The complex host's river slides, nightspots, as well as beach section cafes; a great stop for some rest and recuperation.
Sea Life Porto
On a custom private tour at Sea Life, you can interact and learn about the creatures of the ocean. Visit the many exhibits including an underwater tunnel, ray and shark feeding demos, rock pools and the many starfish, and sea urchin’s that you can actually touch. There are daily talks on the Truths and Myths of Sharks a must see while on this tour.
Zoo Santa Incio
The Santo Inacio Zoo is the largest and greenest zoo in Northern Portugal and is located only 10 minutes away from Porto. With barely more than a decade in business and 1.5 million visitors, Zoo Santo Inácio is already the leading reference zoo in Northern Portugal. On a guided private tour see the Snow Leopards, Lions, Camels, Cheetahs, Pygmy Hippopotamus, Spider Monkeys, Crocodiles and much more.
Lello & Iramo Book Store
There is no better place to stop by at than the stunningly beautiful Lello & Irmao Book Store. This Neo- Gothic designed store is like stepping back in time to the days when going to library or bookstore was magic. There is nothing like the real thing, and the smell of new and old books is intoxicating and no comparison to an electronic device...BUY A BOOK.
Travel Tips for Porto
Best Time To Visit
Porto is very lucky to have the warmest winters in Europe; but not the disadvantage of suffering from intense summer heat. The sub-tropic coastal climate is prone to sudden bursts of rain even on its clearest days, so be warned.... We recommend booking your private tour in late spring or early autumn as hotel prices are lower and the amount of tourists are manageable.
Hostels and Hotels are unusually affordable considering the high standards here, and bargains are usually easy to find outside of the busiest summer months. Book your sightseeing private tour and attractions before you travel note some are free or cheap and don’t forget about the famous Tram 28 that trundles through all of the exciting tourist neighbourhood’s in one loop as you get to ride along with locals for a standard tram fare. Drinks and food are r
Know Before Visiting
Before you travel to the Lisbon, make sure you do all your research. If you are using a private tour company, they will organise accommodation which is a lot easier and less stressful than having to do it yourself. You can drink the water Lisbon it is safe just does not taste as good as bottled water. Only eat in places that look hygienic and clean to be on the safe side. It is always better to safe than sorry!
The island of Lisbon has sunny weather for the most of the year. The hottest months are during the summer months July to September and temperatures are averaging 20 degrees Celsius. The two months preceding and after those months are cooler but still sunny a warm just a little chilly at nice which is a welcome relief.