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Porto: Palácio da Bolsa Guided Tour

1. Porto: Palácio da Bolsa Guided Tour

The Associação Comercial do Porto started the construction of the Palácio da Bolsa, its headquarters, and property in 1842. Over three generations, many masters and craftsmen worked to build this architectural jewel of the 19th century in neoclassical style. Great names in architecture, painting, sculpture, and decorative arts contributed to the construction of the building, which is now classified as a National Monument and one of the main attractions of Porto e Norte, receiving more than 450,000 visitors annually. During this 30-minute guided tour with a certified guide from Palacio da Bolsa, you will visit the authentic and impressive rooms of a building that is now over 180 years old, has received governors from almost every country in the world, and which is the location of most of the official state receptions held in the north of Portugal.

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Porto Card with Transportation (1, 2, 3 or 4 Days)

2. Porto Card with Transportation (1, 2, 3 or 4 Days)

See the sights of Porto at your own pace with a Porto Card plus transportation, valid for 1, 2, 3, or 4 days. Enjoy up to 150 discounts and benefits, such as free entrance to 6 city museums, 20% off cruises on the Douro River, and a 2-for-1 port wine tasting at Espaco Porto Cruz. The Porto Card is your key to the city, offering price reductions at shows, theme centers, tourist excursions in Porto and north Portugal, restaurants, wine shops, and fashion shops. Created to provide easy access to the city’s sights, the add-on transport offer will help you save money and spend less time searching for spare cash. The following is a short list of some of the benefits you can enjoy: • Free Metro Do Porto (all lines) • Free Bus STCP (all lines) • Free Train CP Porto (Urbanos Valongo, Trofa, Espinho) • 50% of at Real Companhia Velha Port Wine Cellars • Casa Do Infante-Museu (free entry) • Casa-Museu Guerra Junqueiro (free entry) • Casa-Museu Marta Ortigão Sampaio (free entry) • Museu Romântico (free entry) • Museu Do Papel-Moeda (free entry) • Museu Do Vinho Do Porto (free entry) • Up to 50% off at the Casa Da Música • 50% off at the Tower + Exhibition Igreja E Torre Dos Clérigos • 50% off at the Museu Da Farmácia Do Porto • 50% off at the Museu Da Misericórdia Do Porto • 50% off at the Museu De Arte Sacra E Arqueologia • 50% off at the Museu Militar Do Porto • 50% off at the Museu Nacional Da Imprensa • 50% off at the Museu Nacional Soares Dos Reis • 50% off at the Museu Das Marionetas • 50% off at the Museu Dos Transportes E Comunicações • 50% off at the Teatro Nacional São João • 35% off at the Catedral (cloisters) • 35% off at the World Of Discoveries, Interactive Museum & Theme Park • 35% off at Paço Episcopal • 30% off at Sea Life Porto • 25% off at the Igreja Monumento S. Francisco • 25% off at the Zoo Santo Inácio (individual tickets only) • 25% off at the Palácio Da Bolsa • 20% off at the Museu De Arte Contemporânea De Serralves • 10% off on Tour FC Porto Museum + Stadium

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Porto: Hop-on Hop-off Bus with Cruise & Wine Cellar Options

3. Porto: Hop-on Hop-off Bus with Cruise & Wine Cellar Options

Explore the district of Porto, on your own time. Using a 24 or 48-hour hop-on hop-off bus ticket, a river cruise ticket and enjoy a visit to a port wine cellars (optional). Visit the perfect combination of historic landscapes, river Douro and learn the highlights of the port wine tradition. With this incredible price you can visit the cities of Porto, Gaia and Matosinhos via sightseeing buses, taking a heritage sightseeing cruise. Also, learn about the cultural significance of producing port wine from a cellar (optional).  Special Time-tables: One day prior to St. John's Day: from 8:30 AM until 1:30 PM St. John's Day: from 2:00 PM Christmas Eve: from 8:30 AM until 1:30 PM Christmas Day: from 2:00 PM New Years Eve: from 8:30 AM until 1:30 PM New Years Day: from 2:00 PM

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Porto and Gaia City Tour by Replica Vintage Ford Model T

4. Porto and Gaia City Tour by Replica Vintage Ford Model T

Meet your guide at one of several pickup points in central Porto. Embark on a 90-minute tour of Porto and Gaia in an electrical replica of a vintage Ford T car.  Learn about the history of Porto as well as local legends and anecdotes. Explore the historic center of Porto and the city of Gaia across the River Douro. Enjoy some stops for photos at locations including São Bento Train Station, Porto Cathedral, Palacio de Bolsa, Clérigos Church, Rivoli Theater, and Serra do Pilar Monastery.

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Porto Private Walking Tour with Fast Track to Lello

5. Porto Private Walking Tour with Fast Track to Lello

Get to know the history of Porto with a guided visit to S. Bento train station decorated with magnificent tiles from the region. Discover Av. dos Aliados and the city council with the statue of D. Pedro IV. Head to the Baroque Clérigos Church and relax for a while in the garden of the olive trees. Discover Lello and how it inspired J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter with a fast entrance, avoiding the big lines. At Cordoaria garden enjoy the sculptures and the beautiful trees. Have a coffee at Piolho, a traditional café known by the university students. Take a walk at Rua das Flores where you can see street art and local artisans and head to Ribeira, where you can enjoy the views of the port wine cellars and walk in the narrow and twisting streets.

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Lisbon: Porto Tour with Optional Fatima Visit & Bus Tour

6. Lisbon: Porto Tour with Optional Fatima Visit & Bus Tour

Pass through the agricultural region of Ribatejo and enjoy its picturesque landscape before arriving in Porto. Walk the city and discover its most beautiful corners such as the area of the near the Luís I Bridge, the famous Livraria Lello bookshop, the Majestic Café, the Porto Cathedral, the São Bento railway station, and the Stock Exchange Palace. If you choose the option that includes the visit to Fatima, after having a break for lunch, go back to the bus and head to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima - one of the most important buildings in the Christian world. Here, have time on your own to explore the Sanctuary of Fátima and the area before returning to Lisbon at the end of the afternoon. If you choose the option that does not include the stop at Fatima, have the afternoon to explore the city of Porto on your own. Try the famous Porto wine and a winery or take a ride on the cable car - you decide how to enjoy the city. In addition, include a 24-hour sightseeing bus ticket in Lisbon by selecting the relevant option upon checkout to be used the day after your Porto tour.

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From Lisbon: 8-Day Tour of Portugal

7. From Lisbon: 8-Day Tour of Portugal

· Day 1 (Wednesday): Arrival in Lisbon Transfer from the airport to the hotel. You can spend the rest of the day as you wish. For example, enjoy a stroll through the Portuguese capital. Overnight in Lisbon. · Day 2 (Thursday): Lisbon The day begins with a scenic drive through the historical district of Lisbon and takes you to Alfama, the oldest part of the city. Visit the Jerónimos Monastery, the site of one of the most valuable cloisters in the world. You will then head to Belém Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries. Overnight in Lisbon. · Day 3 (Friday): Lisbon – Fatima: Admire the beautiful Portuguese countryside as you drive to the quaint village of Óbidos. Stroll through Óbidos and be captivated by the magical place. You will then visit the traditional fishing town of Nazaré and the famous Monastery of Batalha. At the end of the day you will head to Fátima, the largest place of pilgrimage in Portugal which attracts 4 to 6 million pilgrims every year. Overnight in Fatima. · Day 4 (Saturday): Coimbra – Porto Explore the Baroque library and St Michael's Chapel at the oldest university in Portugal, which was founded in 1291. You will then drive to Porto, the second largest city in Portugal. Enjoy a panoramic tour through the city to the cathedral. Admire the magnificent Palácio da Bolsa (Stock Exchange Palace) and sample port wine during a visit to a port wine cellar. Overnight in Porto. · Day 5 (Sunday): Porto – Guarda Say goodbye to Porto and continue north to the green province of Minho. Discover the picturesque old town in the city of Guimarães, the birthplace of Portugal. You will then head to the Douro Valley, to the heart of the Port wine region of Régua where you can admire the breathtaking scenery. A short stop in historical Lamego gives you the opportunity to admire the pilgrimage church Senhora dos Remédios with its monumental staircase. You will then head through the beautiful mountainous landscapes of inland Portugal to reach Guarda, at approximately 1,000 meters above sea level. Overnight in Guarda. · Day 6 (Monday): Guarda – Évora After breakfast you will travel south, where you can admire the unspoiled landscapes in the province of Alentejo. Stroll through the beautiful town of Castelo de Vide and visit the medieval synagogue. Afterwards you will drive to the town of Estremoz, the marble capital of Portugal, where you can see many marble quarries. The day ends in Évora, the museum city of Portugal. Overnight in Évora. · Day 7 (Tuesday): Évora – Lisbon Explore the city of Évora by foot and see the Roman Temple of Diana, the cathedral, the Church of St. Francis with the famous Chapel of Bones, and Praça do Giraldo, the central square of the city. After lunch you will drive through the plains of Alentejo, past cork and holm oak forests to Lisbon. Overnight in Lisbon.

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Porto: Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Walking Tour

8. Porto: Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Walking 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 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. 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.

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Porto: 2-Hour Self-Drive City Tour in Electric Car with GPS

9. Porto: 2-Hour Self-Drive City Tour in Electric Car with GPS

Enjoy the city of Porto in a 2-person Renault Twizy. The entire city tour is done by you, at the wheel of the comfortable and safe Renault Twizy. It is a 100% electric-powered car made for 2 equipped with free Wi-Fi, GPS with a pre-defined tour, and a live camera that allows you to share the entire experience with all your family and friends. Your city tour will also be recorded on video. Start by driving to the gardens of the Crystal Palace with magnificent views of the Douro river. Then, after passing by the Cordoaria’s garden and the Clérigos tower, you will arrive at Lello bookstore. The Lello bookstore opened in 1906 and it’s considered one of the most beautiful in the world. Located in central Porto it’s famous for being one of the inspirations behind J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books.  By this point, you will be in the historical area of central Porto. Slowly make your way through the avenues and plazas of the city until you reach the São Bento train station and the Sé Cathedral. After a brief stop in your city tour, it’s time to cross to the other side of the Douro River, to Vila Nova de Gaia, where you can admire the city of Porto in all its glory at the Serra do Pilar viewpoint. Next, it is suggested to drive down the chilling streets of Calçada da Serra until the beginning of the Dom Luís I bridge. Crossing the bridge, you’ll arrive at the typical Ribeira neighborhood and the Bolsa Palace. Finish your city tour adventure by going along the Alfândega do Porto and by the Cais das Pedras.

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Porto: Full-Day Private Tuk Tuk Tour

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Palacio da Bolsa

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 1,489 reviews

The English speaking tour guide was informative and knowledgeable. A must-see if only to admire the Arab room with its exuberant decoration! You can prebook your ticket but have to arrive on the day to check the schedule for the tours in your own language. If you are on a tight time schedule this is inconvenient.

Definitely worth it! We picked our cards up at the airport which was very convenient. We didn't use our cards a ton for the public transportation portion, but it was great to have for all the extras that come with the card - such as discounts for tours, access to tourist sites, etc.

Lovely place to visit. Just make sure you go early to get your name registered in the next tour. As it is a guided tour, you need to book the tour on-site beforehand.

Fantastic guide so enthusiastic and clear. Excellent value and so much information about the place. I recommend this tour.

Absolutely loved it !! Ana our tour guide was great and knowledgeable making the trip even more enjoyable.