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Jardins do Palácio de Cristal

Jardins do Palácio de Cristal: Our most recommended tours and activities

Porto: Downtown Electric Bike Tour

1. Porto: Downtown Electric Bike Tour

Feel like a local and explore Porto’s top highlights, its different neighborhoods, and hidden spots on a guided tour riding an electric bike. Ride in class and comfort on an electric bike which is perfect for discovering hillier parts of the city, such as Clérigos and the Palácio de Cristal gardens. See and feel Porto differently as you cruise along iconic streets like Aliados Avenue towards areas such as Ribeira, Duoro, and Gaia. Along the way, visit many famous sights like São Bento Station, with its breathtaking blue interior, and discover architecture marvels like Luis I bridge and Porto Cathedral.

Porto: Full-Day Private Tuk Tuk Tour

2. Porto: Full-Day Private Tuk Tuk Tour

Make the most of your time in Porto by exploring it on 3 wheels. This full-day tour mixes riding with some walking to take you to some of the most beautiful sites in and around this Portuguese city. The day starts with a visit to the Sé do Porto, a cathedral that dates back to the city's medieval origins. Admire the cathedral from the outside before venturing into the surrounding Sé district – the oldest in the city – which remains faithful to Porto's traditions and customs. Continue to the São Bento train station, one of the most beautiful in Europe, to appreciate the approximately 20,000 hand-painted tiles lining its interior. Next, pass the commercial Bolhão area, home to a traditional market with local products, shops of all kinds, and the busiest street in town, Rua de Santa Catarina. Here, the guide will point out Café Majestic – the most luxurious café in Porto. Photograph the emblematic Liberdade Square, the Avenida dos Aliados and the Carmo and Carmelite churches. Then, cross the Praça dos Leões to make a brief stop at the Lello bookstore. Built in 1906, this shop is a must-see and is considered one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world. Reach new heights at the Torre dos Clérigos, an 18th-century tower offering 360-degree views of the city center and surroundings. Explore the verdant Cordoaria garden before breaking for a typical Portuguese lunch. After the break, head to the Palácio de Cristal Gardens, a botanical garden with unique views of the Douro River. Explore the narrow alleys of the iconic Miragaia and Vitória neighborhoods before proceeding to the Praça do Infante, home to the Palácio da Bolsa, São Francisco church, and the old Ferreira Borges market. Photograph the buildings in the Ribeira neighborhood before crossing the Dom Luis I bridge to enjoy a glass of Port wine with a view at the Serra do Pilar monastery. Continue along the Douro to the Atlantic ocean to see surfers and fishermen enjoying the waves near the Parque da Cidade.

Porto: Private Alternative City Tour

3. Porto: Private Alternative City Tour

Porto is seeing an increase in tourists by the day. Those who visit the city for the first time cannot miss the most emblematic sites, some of which include the Clérigos Tower, the D. Luís Bridge, Ribeira, the cathedral, Café Majestic, the Lello Bookstore, Aliados Avenue, and São Bento Station. There are many options for tours to take during a trip to Porto, and the city still manages to preserve its essence in some places where the the impact of tourists is not felt so much. With this in mind, this tour's alternative itinerary provides you with another look at the city of Porto whilst displaying to you its people and customs. Walk through the narrow and old streets and discover the traces of the old walls that defended the city. By your tour's conclusion you are bound to know more about the local customs, typical houses, traditions, and its population.

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What people are saying about Jardins do Palácio de Cristal

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 19 reviews

We hesitate between the tuktuk and the bike to discover Porto and we absolutely do not regret our choice! The electric bike is really the best ally of those who want to be able to sneak around in a minimum of time. Our guide was really great, he knows the streets like the back of his hand and showed us some really magical places! Porto is a city on the rise, so even if you're a mountaineer at heart, electric assistance is really not too much given the "passes" we climbed. Nois enjoyed the experience so much that the next day we rented the bikes again to go for a ride south of Porto, along the ocean via 20km of cycle path! The best! We recommend this experience!

AMAZING! We only had two days in Porto and this was a great way to see most of Porto and parts of Gaia in a short period of time. Our guide Pedro was excellent. We learned about Porto’s history, he always made sure we were safe, he listened and adjusted the routes to show us locations we wanted to see and was patient when we wanted to take pictures. The bicycles were top notch and had more than enough power to take on Porto’s streets. Thank you Pedro and Ciclo for this amazing experience.

Visit Porto in an original way, our guide Joao, friendly and competent, made us discover the city, at our own pace, taking small streets and places that we did not suspect. The streets are steep but the electric bikes very efficient. Nice experience, in a small group, I recommend this experience to anyone who wants to see the city of Porto differently. Thank you Joao for your kindness and professionalism.

It was a great tour that took us all around, crossing several bridges, lots of great places to take pictures, etc.

top guide, fun and interesting city tour, definitely recommended!