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48 Hours in Porto

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Porto, Portugal’s second city, is a colorful town, a combination of tradition and modernity, and a synonym of good food and wine! Porto was classified as the Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 1996. This historic downtown has old houses, traditionally tiled churches, and rangy alleyways that you only can visit walking! So, don’t forget your best footwear!

We have some tours that start in Lisbon and finish in Porto. However, that is difficult to visit everything in just one day. If you book one extra night in Porto, this free e-book is for you! You have here 7 things to do and see in just 48 hours in Porto.


Porto’s Gastronomy

Porto is a colorful city filled with artists, friendly ‘Tripeiros’ (Locals from Porto), and delicious food.
Did you hear someone call Porto “Oporto”?

Both names are correct. Let me clear that for you: the name Porto is not translated a lot like Lisboa, for example.
This different form to write Porto started with the English. When they were here in Portugal, they heard us talk about “o Porto,” in which “o” means the definite article. For some reason, Porto is one of the only cities in Portuguese that has a definite article before all the time.

Porto has one of the most exciting, vibrant, and surprising food scenes of most European cities. If you are looking for some inspiration for Portuguese food, don’t miss our guide to the best restaurants in Porto.

Port Wine Tour

It would be rude to visit Porto without sampling the very thing that received its name. A great way to see the city is by taking a walk or run along the Douro River. The majority of Port wine producers are on the Vila Nova de Gaia side of the river. A guided tour of the working cellar is by appointment only, so book ahead. By the way, our favorite wine cellars are Calem, Sandeman, and Ferreira.

Are you looking for Private Tours from Porto?

See here our tours:

Porto Walking Tour

Experience a walking tour through the streets of the historical center of Porto, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover the city through its neighborhoods, buildings, and roads on 3 hours guided tour.
Enjoy old palaces, charming churches, and lively neighborhoods. See the famous iron bridge, engineered by Teófilo Seyrig and the characteristic Rabelo boats lined up along the quay, which preserves the memory of old times when they used to transport the wine casks.


Do you have more than 48 hours in Porto?

Here are some ideas:

Olive Oil Tasting in Porto

Let’s go to discover the luscious world of liquid gold! Learning to taste extra-virgin olive oil properly will help you recognize both the positive and negative attributes of an oil. We will analyze flavor, visual, and olfactory.

  • Technical proof of three Portuguese olive oils in Porto.
  • Tasting of Portuguese products: bread, sausages, cheeses, and one glass of wine or black tea or green tea from the Azores.


Braga City Tour

Braga is the oldest Portuguese city. One of the earliest Christian cities in the world, founded in Roman times as Bracara Augusta, has over 2000 years of history as a city.
That is just one hour by train from Porto.
Book online this tour and discover this fantastic city! City Tour in Braga and Private Transfer to the incredible Sanctuary of Bom Jesus.


Food Tasting in Braga

Enjoy a gastronomic and cultural experience through the spectacular Braga city center! You will have the opportunity to combine marvelous smells and flavors of top-quality typical Portuguese products with top historic sites, monuments, and squares.


Douro Valley Tour

Explore the incredible Douro Valley Wine Region. Visit the most famous wine estates and taste delicious Port wines. Lunch is included. Full-Day.


Douro Valley Hike

Day tours are the easiest and quickest way to explore somewhere new while comfortably fitting it into a tight travel schedule. Departing from Porto or Braga, a day trip to the Douro Valley is an excellent option for those looking for a countryside escape, at the doorstep of the city. That is included one leisurely hiking tour, lunch, and wine tasting.



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