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From Lisbon: Day-Trip to Porto, Nazaré, and Coimbra

1. From Lisbon: Day-Trip to Porto, Nazaré, and Coimbra

Explore three Portuguese cities in a single day on this guided tour from Lisbon. Learn more about the culture and history of Porto, Nazaré, and Coimbra. Discover some of their key locations and points of interest such as Porto's Dom Luis Bridge and the University of Coimbra. Depart early and head to Nazaré. Start with a guided tour of what is possibly the most famous fishing town in Portugal. Nazaré has a unique historic atmosphere and is a place where traditions continue to thrive. Visit the Forte de Sao Miguel. This site has become famous because of the giant waves that hit the coast every winter and make it a destination for surfers from all over the world. Walk through O Sitio and admire religious buildings that attract pilgrims from around the globe. Hike toward the summit and check out the medieval fortifications, 17th-century churches, and modern shrines. Wander through the courtyards and plazas surrounded by ornate structures, basilicas, and statues. Continue to Porto and explore its UNESCO Heritage-listed old town on the picturesque Douro River. Walk through the Jardins do Palácio de Cristal, Igreja Carmen, Estação São Bento, Igreja São Francisco, and Ponte Don Luis on a guided tour. Enjoy some free time to have lunch before you visit a winery. The third stop is the famous city of Coimbra. Visit one of the oldest universities in the world (and the oldest in Portugal). Founded in 1290, the University of Coimbra is one of the key sites in the city. After the visit to Coimbra, return to the center of Lisbon. Your guide will be able to recommend things to do during the rest of your stay.

Porto: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Tour

2. Porto: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Tour

Reveal the top sights in Porto with an interactive smartphone app. Go through the city solving location-based riddles on this walking tour. Walk through the gardens and fountains in Porto Praca da Liberdade square and marvel at the arch of the Luís I bridge. Discover 10 of the most important attractions in the city as you walk. Uncover clues at each attraction to find your next destination. Employ your logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to finish the game. Start your tour in the imposing Liberty Square with the unique statue of King Peter! Learn about the Church of Clérigos which is considered a masterpiece. Learn about the Livraria Lello with its rare architecture, reminiscent of a Harry Potter movie, and relax in the peaceful Cordoaria Garden. See the Palácio da Bolsa with its unique aesthetics and neoclassical appearance. Next, the Igreja de São Francisco awaits you. Arrive at Ribeira Square, the historic meeting place in the city. Learn about Alminhas da Ponte and its tragic history. The icing on the cake of this unique tour will be the Dom Luis I bridge, the symbol of the city of Porto. Enjoy feeling the thrill of completing each riddle. Start or pause the tour whenever you want. View the city at your own pace. Learn interesting information and facts about the city. Snap pictures as you go. Solve a puzzle at the exterior of each attraction.

Porto: Full-Day Private Tuk Tuk Tour

3. 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: Guided Walking Tour and Sightseeing Train Tour

4. Porto: Guided Walking Tour and Sightseeing Train Tour

Join your walking tour and listen as your tour guide introduces you to Porto's greatest landmarks. Admire many of the cities treasures, including Torre dos Clérigos, Sé do Porto and Igreja de São Francisco. Listen as your tour guide tells you about Porto's fascinating history, including it's iconic port-wine production and how it's historic centre is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Use the Vox City mobile app to track your tour guide in real-time. You can further use the app to enjoy complimentary self-guided walking tours and audio commentary. Hop on-board the train tour and add a sprinkle of magic to your stay! The open-air train ride will take you to see some more of Porto's famous landmarks, dotted around the vibrant city centre. Admire the glorious Romanesque Porto Cathedral, and the Ponte de D. Luís bridge; arguably the cities most recognised monument. During your ride, enjoy the spectacular multilingual audio commentary onboard.

Fátima: Private Porto Tour

5. Fátima: Private Porto Tour

Your experience will begin as you are picked up from your hotel in Fátima. From there you will take a 2-hour trip by highway to Porto. Once in Porto, your day's program will be entirely up to you. If you wish to see monuments, you will be able to visit the stock market palace, the cathedral, the Saint Francis church, the golden church, Lello's bookshop, and the Clérigos Church and tower. If you like to explore and enjoy the city, your guides will propose a walking tour of around 2 hours, keeping a slow pace. This walking tour will pass by many of the most important highlights of the city. Another option is to choose to stay close to the Douro River where you can enjoy a meal. You can also choose to take a boat trip, or taste port wine in one of the several caves which produce it there. Your day's itinerary can also consist of a combination of these things, and at the conclusion of your day you will be returned back to Fátima.

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What people are saying about Monument Church Of St Francis

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 13 reviews

A really good idea to explore the city. It took us about 1:30 hours to complete all the puzzles, but since we played it on our last day in Porto, we already knew the city quite well. The puzzles offer a really nice route through the city, passing a great many sights that are not part of the puzzle. So you can always make small detours to museums and churches while you're on your way to the next puzzle. The difficulty of the puzzles is limited, so it's also good to play with the children and if you have to wait in line, there are tips that make the solution easier or explain it.

It was a very nice city tour and we enjoyed it a lot! I would highly recommend it to everyone! :-)

Loved this fun way to explore Porto at our own pace and all the information shared..

Very nice once again, it is the ideal activity to begin your trip with!

Interactive way to get to know the attractions . Well designed game.