In this private tour toward Northern Portugal, we can pause in Coimbra for a comfort stop and quick sightseeing. We begin our tour with a stop in the south bank of the river, at the top of a hill, near Serra do Pilar Monastery, for a nice view of Porto. Free time for lunch near Douro river, to taste the well-known Porto cuisine (like bacalhau (codfish), ‘arroz fe cabrito’ (goat and rice dish), ‘arroz de cabiela’ (game stock and rice) and the historical city favourite: tripe (‘a moda do Porto’)). Other options are of course available for the tentative traveler…
Porto, the country’s second largest city and one of Europe’s most charismatic cities, has carefully preserved its architectural treasures. This is the city that created and named Port Wine and blossomed into modern-day Portugal, famed for its riverside hills, medieval alleys, Parisian-style plazas, historic monuments and churches.
Many leading tourist attractions and shops in Porto are to be found off the Avenida dos Aliados and the Rua Santa Catarina.
This wide avenue (dos Aliados) is one of the central points of Porto. The central boulevard is surrounded by impressive neoclassical buildings. At the head of the avenue is the Camara Municipal (Town Hall) and at its southern end is the Praca da Liberdade. Streets leading off the Avenue offer some of Porto’s main shopping streets.
Beyond stopping by the shopping areas, enjoy seeing the Palacio da Bolsa (Stock Exchange) which is a fine example of the 19th century architecture with its famous Arabic Room featuring laminate gold decorations.
See the Dom Luis bridge dating back to the 19th century. See all this, and more! Your guide will show you the way.
Your adventure awaits!
Lisboasightseeing, Unipessoal Lda
Lisboasightseeing, Unipessoal Lda is mainly an Incoming Tour Operator and Destination Management Company dedicated to organize holidays in Portugal for individuals and groups. We are registered in Lisbon under Registration number C-2564. We provide Travel Services in Portugal by online request. We offer cultural and historical private and group tours, cruises, reservation of quality vehicles and licensed tour guides. We can also provide restaurants, accommodation and other services for groups and individuals. Although we are based in Lisbon we also provide travel arrangements in Porto and Algarve. Portugal’s diversity contributes to combine tours with other events like enotourism, team-building, incentive groups, conferences and business meetings, all kinds of adventure travel, wedding parties, student trips, religious and pilgrimage activities, romantic trips, etc. Since our company was created in 2006, we have been providing travel services according to several guiding principles observing expertise and customer satisfaction.