Porto, Portugal

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clock-o3 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English and 3 more

Overview

Designed to delight history enthusiasts, this private 3-hour walking tour of Porto takes you to historic sites looted and robbed by Napoleon’s soldiers. Alongside your guide, a qualified history teacher, visit top Porto attractions including Porto Se Cathedral, Torre & Igreja dos Clerigos, and Carmo Convent (Igreja do Carmo). Throughout this private tour, you’ll receive undivided attention from your guide and listen to commentary brimming with historical facts and anecdotes. Departure time is flexible and admission to attractions is included.
  • Private 3-hour walking tour of Porto sites associated with Napoleon
  • Perfect for history enthusiasts
  • Delve into the history of the First and Second Battles of Port with a history teacher guide
  • Tick off top attractions including Porto Se Cathedral, Torre & Igreja dos Clerigos, and Carmo Convent (Igreja do Carmo)
  • Select either a morning or afternoon departure time
Your private tour begins at Porto Se Cathedral, where you’ll greet your guide and discover why the grand, Gothic landmark, built in the 12th century, represents liberty and power.
As you stroll through Porto’s cobbled streets, your history teacher guide transports you back to 1809, when French and British armies were battling to occupy Porto in the First and Second Battle of Porto. As you walk along the banks of the Douro River, visit historic landmarks looted by Napoleon’s soldiers and learn about Porto’s cultural traditions.
See, too, popular Porto attractions such as Torre & Igreja dos Clerigos and Carmo Convent (Igreja do Carmo), both of which played a significant role in Porto’s history. Entrance tickets to all landmarks are included.
After three hours of exploration, bid your guide farewell near your original departure point in central Porto.

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, Apr 2017

Excellent Tour. Ricardo joined us at our hotel and we began a comfortable private walking tour of Porto. Along the way, Ricardo pointed out significant landmarks from the 1808 battles of Porto and description of life under French and British occupation. Ricardo is very knowledgeable about local history and has an easy welcoming style. He pointed out lots of interesting sights to visit during our stay. We visited the old prison, now a museum of photography, where the French held their prisoners defensive strong points of the Se Cathedral, Carmo Convent and Torre and Igreja dos Clerigos the site of the old Porto bridge which collapsed from civilians trying to escape the French to the Douro River crossing points where the British crossed to retake the city. Ricardo made the tour very special for both the history student me and for orienting on the sights and beauty of Porto. I strongly recommend both Ricardo and this tour early in your stay in Porto.


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