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Andre did an amazing tour full of enthusiasm. We even went into a small museum for extra information and visuals. Totally recommend him as a guide.
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The explorers of Porto, known as 'the undefeated city', were extremely active during the expansion of the Portuguese colonies. Learn all about their adventures on this walking tour of Ribeira

The explorers of Porto, known as 'the undefeated city', were extremely active during the expansion of the Portuguese colonies. Learn all about their adventures on this walking tour of Ribeira

Walking Tour of Ribeira

Your tour will start in Porto's historic center next to the statue of Bishop Ferreira, which is located in front of the famous Clérigos Tower.

The Church played an important role in Portuguese expeditions over the Atlantic and in other areas of the world. In fact, many priests decided to embark on these adventures themselves and left their homes to explore unknown territories. Do you know why Porto is known as 'the undefeated city'?

After hearing some intriguing anecdotes about the travels of these Portuguese explorers and clerics in the New World, you'll continue your wander through Porto's old town to the Church of São Francisco. This beautiful Gothic temple is located in the district where Infante Dom Henrique, or Prince Henry the Navigator, was born. Considered Portugal's best sailor and explorer, this hero of the 'era of discoveries' is the subject of many great adventures - some real, others legends - that will be revealed on your tour.

Not far from the church are the banks of the River Duoro, where you can view the famous Dom Luís I Bridge. We'll pass by other interesting places in Porto until we reach the Palace of São João Novo, built thanks to the influx of wealth from Portuguese explorers.

Our next stop will be Virtudes Park, where you'll be able to enjoy one of the most stunning views over Porto. Finally, after two and a half hours, the tour will end in Gaia on the other side of the Duoro, an area famous for its port wine cellars.

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Price

Adults Students with valid student card Children under 13 years old
Tour in English
US$ 14.80
US$ 12.70
Free

Tour in English

  • Adults

    US$ 14.80
  • Students with valid student card

    US$ 12.70
  • Children under 13 years old

    Free

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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Duration

2 hours 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

English speaking guide

When to book?

You can book up until 12 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Not wheelchair accessible.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.

Pets

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 3 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 6 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.
US$ 14.80

Meeting point

Statue of Bishop António Ferreira Gomes (in front of the Clérigos Church Tower)

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