Porto Sunset Free Tour
Porto Sunset Free Tour
Open your heart to Porto’s Soul and its people, the Tripeiros, and finish the day visiting what you’ve missed when the sun is setting!
Time: according to sunset
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
We’ll start our Porto Sunset Free Tour at the same spot, but this time we will go back even further, to the time when the fairs and markets were held here. We won’t miss the some of the city’s most emblematic spots like the Café A Brasileira and the Sá da Bandeira and Rivoli theaters before arriving at the commercial district of Santa Catarina. It’s impossible to mention this district without presenting Porto’s most famous market: the Mercado do Bolhão. Right in front of the market stands one of Porto’s oldest stores, the Pérola do Bolhão: the story of its founder is the story of every Tripeiro and the pulse and energy of Porto.
Wandering around the district we’ll see the Capela das Almas and the renowned Café Majestic, Porto’s finest example of Art Nouveau architecture, and the biggest rival to the Clérigos church, the church of Santo Ildefonso with its 11.000 blue tiles resembling the São Bento train station: the author, Jorge Colaço, built both.
Then, get ready to be completely astonished by the most charismatic district of Porto, “the island” as it is called here: the singular Bairro Herculano. Here, the best night of São João in the whole city is celebrated on the night of the 23rd of June.
As we approach the end of the tour, there’s still time to visit the a piece of the ancient Fernandine Wall, originally built in the XIV Century. And we saved the best for last: we will cross the Luís I Bridge and end the tour at the Miradouro do Teleférico in Gaia. Trust us: this will be one of the favorite moments of your stay in Porto.
Highlights of the Porto Sunset Free Tour
Feel the city and the vibrant pulse of Porto
Stroll through the city’s beautiful streets when the sun is setting
See a different part of Porto and other monuments, buildings and churches
Finish this amazing evening on a beautiful viewpoint over the river
What we’ll see in the Porto Sunset Free Tour
Capela das Almas
Mercado do Bolhão
Luís I bridge and viewpoint
Meeting Point: Fountain of Youth, Menina nua
At the Avenida dos Aliados. Look for the blue umbrellas!
Frequently Asked Questions
How can your tours be free?
Our Free Tours are based on tips only! Part of this will go to cover marketing and operational expenses. In this way we achieve great quality in the tours, immense guest satisfaction and that we also make sure that, regardless of the budget, everyone can enjoy Porto as much as we do.
In which language is the tour?
The Porto Sunset Free Tour runs in English and Spanish.
When does the tour run?
The Porto Sunset Free Tour runs, in English, mostly on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, but it changes througout the year. The starting time also changes in order to follow the sunset. Check the calendar for the correct dates and times.
How long is the tour?
The Porto Sunset Free Tour lasts for approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, but it can be a little longer depending on the rhythm of the group.
Is it suitable for people with reduced mobility or babies in a stroller?
No, the Porto Sunset Free Tour is not recommended if this is your situation.
We're a big group. Can we still join?
We always try not to leave anyone out but, sometimes with large groups, it is difficult to organize the tour and the guides. Groups of 7 or more are always welcomed, but we require a prepayment of 10€ per adult and 5€ per youngster (14 – 18 years). This principle results from the need to protect and value the level of quality and dedication of our guides.
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