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Birthplace of Portugal - Porto Private Tour from Lisbon

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    What to Expect
    We begin by picking you up very early in the morning (it is a 3 hour drive from Lisbon to Porto). On the way there our guide will give you an overview of the city and tour. It is a good chance to learn a few points about the city you will later visit.

    First things first we’ll take a stroll through the city center. You’ll be delighted with the architecture of the multi-colored buildings and old cafes near the river. It was considered a few years ago as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. From the iconic neighborhood you have a perfect view of the Luis I bridge.

    Next up we’ll visit the “Clérigos Tower”, a baroque architectural building with an incredible panoramic view of all of Porto. We head on to visit the main Cathedral, another incredible piece of ancient architecture and a religious landmark.

    We highly recommend that our stop for lunch includes the famously renowned Porto dish “Francesinha”. It is probably the most famous Portuguese dish and came originally from this part of Portugal.

    In the afternoon we will visit the stunning train station, “São Bento”. It is a must-see for all visitors. The train station’s walls are covered with over 20.000 hand painted tiles. It was built to cement trade.

    Another very important stop during our visit is the “Majestic Café”, founded almost 100 years ago. Among others, this café has had many renowned visitors, such as JK Rowling, the writer behind the Harry Potter book series. It is said she wrote part of the first book on that very café.

    Our visit could not be concluded without first taking a tour through the wine cellars and tasting Port Wine. Here you will learn all about Port wine history and production process. There are many other things to see in Porto but likely there won’t be time. Don’t worry because if there is we will have suggestions for you!
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We'll pick you up from your designated hotel or address.


    • Lisboa Airport, Alameda das Comunidades Portuguesas, Lisbon 1700-111 Portugal

    Lisbon Cruise Port
    Return Details
    We'll drop you off at your desired address.
    • Bottled water
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Driver/guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Private tour
    • Lunch
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Picked up by Rui in the morning to go to Porto via Nazare. We had a wonderful time. The car was quite comfortable and the trip went at our own pace. Rui is passionate about Portugal and quite knowledgeable. He suggested that we stop at Aveiro and it was an excellent idea as
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    Response from MSalemaR, Owner at Birthplace of Portugal - Porto Private Tour from Lisbon
    Responded 9 Mar. 2019
    Thank you for your kind words Grace, we're glad everything went according to plan! Even more so that you enjoyed Nazaré, Porto and Rui's company as much as you did. Hope to see you again soon!
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    About the operator

    This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

    By: Avenidas
    259 reviews
    Lisbon, Portugal
    Private driver to Sintra and Cascai
    Our driver Luis was very informative and friendly. Overall we had a great experience and recommend this tour!
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    Washington DC, District of Columbia
    Sintra Half-Day Trip
    We had an amazing half-day with Teresa our guide, who gave us important historic remarks of places we visited,
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    Dania Beach, Florida
    Amazing Day in a Great Place!
    Riu picked us up early and that was a clear sign of the amazing day ahead of us. Riu was extremely professional
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    Arlington, Massachusetts
    Incredible private tour
    What can I say, everything about this day trip was incredible! Our guide (and driver), Cesar, was incredibly
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    Barcelona, Spain
    Totally worth it
    We made our tour with Tiago and had a great day! Sintra is amazing, so many beautiful places to visit and Tiago
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    London, United Kingdom
    Booked transport in advance - driver never arrived. Company hasn't replied to e-mail or phone calls.
    We booked an airport transfer in good faith direct from their website a day prior to travel, making sure to
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    New York City, New York
    Beyond our expectations
    Our tour guide Terese went out of her way to customize our trip. We booked this tour for our last day in Portugal.
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    Troy, Michigan
    professional perform
    the driver did not check the tripadvisor message system. customer want to contact him about the fly schedule
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    Atlanta, Georgia
    Exceeded all my expectations!!!
    Chris and I booked this tour before we departed Atlanta. Booking via Trip Advisor was fast and easy and gave me
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    Chicago, Illinois
    By far the #1 worst “tour” I’ve ever gone on
    My husband and I had limited time in Lisbon so wanted to treat ourselves to a private tour of Sintra and the
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    Excellence! There is no better word to describe the care of the Avenidas team.
    We were collected in time, and with a natural friendliness that made us feel special. At all times we feel safe,
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    Louisville, Kentucky
    Reliable service
    The driver met us on time at the airport. Only issue was the car was small to fit our luggage. But the driver was
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    Gaston, Oregon
    Transport To and from airport .
    On time friendly and was reliable both times . Even when my flight was delayed . Would highly recommend without
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    Amazing day in Lisbon
    Rui was amazing.... incredibly knowledgeable and enjoyed his company so much, he joined us for coffee and
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    Houston, Texas
    Excellent service
    Booked round trip transfer from Lisbon airport to hotel. Very well communication with the company. Drop off hotel
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    Key Details
    • Avenidas
    • Duration: 12h
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    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
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