Discover the hidden treasures of the historic centre of Porto, classified as world heritage, with a fascinating over 2500-year history. I will guide you through old narrow streets of this ancient city, along cathedrals and churches, ancient walls, palaces, and merchants houses in this 3 hour experience. Feel the authenticity and uniqueness at the heart of Porto, where every corner tells a story, from the Romans, then the Moors, along the Middle Age, the Discoveries, all through the French Napoleonic invasions, the civil war, centuries of History, written in these buildings and generations of proud, independent inhabitants. Near the end we'll make a pause for a delicious Port wine and a tasty Portuguese home made dessert in a café-bar!
Welcome to Porto’s nº 1 Historical Airbnb experience. My name is Sérgio, I’m a Portuguese writer and historian with a Master in History and a passion for Porto, the city where I was born. I would like to thank the more than 1.500 people that have trusted in me to show them Porto’s Hidden Treasures. 91% of the reviewers rated Discover Porto’s Hidden treasures as 5 star experience. I'm presently writing my third historic novel (I've published two so far). I'm also an official agent registered in the Tourism of Portugal and I've worked in the tourism industry for 10 years. Let me share with you my passion for my home town, tell you the fascinating stories about this city, while showing you the amazing places of Porto.
Home made dessert. You'll have a slice of the freshly home made pie or cake.
Port wine (1 glass). You must be 18 years or older to have Port wine. Or you can have one tea, coffee or mineral water.
We will start our walk at Ribeira square, the vibrant heart of this historic city, beginning our journey trough time, that will bring us back 2500 years, to Porto's origins. Are you ready to discover hidden signs in the old wall? Marks of ancient merchants? The place where a small river still flows underneath the streets and other treasures? We'll explore streets and monuments, and have time for a delicious pause, before ending in Ribeira.
This experience is offered both in English and in French. If the group is exclusively of one language, the experience is in that language only; if it's not, then it will be in both languages.