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Porto Hop On Hop Off Tour

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Key Highlights

  • Enjoy great panoramic views on a carefully designed route past Porto′s main highlights
  • Customize your own sightseeing itinerary with this fun, flexible tour
  • Stop at famous wine houses to taste Porto′s celebrated wines
  • Shopaholics will love to stop at El Corte Inglés department store
  • Two-day duration gives lots of time to enjoy the sights
  • Informative audio commentary in eight languages ensures you don′t miss a thing
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    Your ticket is valid for 2 days from the time you first board the bus.

    Start time

    Buses run at the following times;
    Red Line: 01 Jul- 30 Sep: 9:00am to 6:30pm
    01 Oct – 30 Jun:
    9:15am to 5:15pm
    Blue Line: 01 Jul- 30 Sep: 9:15am to 6:45pm
    01 Oct – 30 Jun: 9.15am to 5.15pm
    Duration: Your ticket is valid for 2 days from the time you first board the bus.
    Total Loop Red Line: 2 hours
    Total Loop Blue Line: 1 hour 40minutes

    Meeting Point

    You may board the bus at any stop. The voucher can be exchanged at any of the stops directly with the driver
    Both the Red and Blue Lines start at Infante D. Henrique

    Ending Point

    You may leave the bus at any stop

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Discover the many charms of Porto on this convenient two-day hop-on hop-off bus tour. Renowned worldwide for its famous ‘Port’ wines, this beautiful city also offers quaint cobbled streets, glorious architecture, fabulous museums and enticing shops.

    With two interconnected routes and stops close to the main attractions, this tour makes sightseeing easy. You can enjoy the views while listening to an informative audio-commentary. Then jump on and off at will to visit monuments, sample the local cuisine or enjoy some ‘retail therapy’.

    Hop-off to visit Sé Cathedral, famous for its magnificent artworks and gorgeous blue and white tile decorations (azulejos). Climb the 200 odd steps of the Torre dos Clérigos for eye-popping panoramas.

    Wine buffs can tour the great wine houses of Croft and Sandeman, while foodies will enjoy the fabulous covered market (Mercado do Bolhão), where stalls groan with farm-fresh produce of every type. Shoppers will want to alight at the massive El Corte Inglés store where branded goods are on sale over 10 different floors.

    There’s something for everyone in Porto with this fun, flexible tour!

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    Itinerary

    Our exciting Porto Hop-On Hop-Off Tour lets you explore Portugal’s second city at your own pace in a comfortable open-top bus. Your hop-on hop-off bus ticket is valid on two interconnected routes and the validity extends over 2 days, giving you lots of time to see the main attractions. You can jump on and off at will to go shopping or sightseeing or stay on board and listen to an informative audio commentary (provided in eight languages).

    Dramatically situated at the mouth of the Rio Douro, Porto is one of the oldest of Europe’s cities and registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Through the years, its labyrinthine cobbled streets, glorious architecture and rich history have drawn visitors from all over the world.

    The Porto Hop-On Hop-Off Tour makes it easy to enjoy the best this captivating city has to offer. The two routes, the Red Line and the Blue Line, both start at the same point - Infante D. Henrique. The Red Line is the longer route and takes 2 hours to complete a full loop; the shorter Blue Line takes 1 hour 40 minutes to complete a loop.

    The stops on the two routes are listed below.

    Red Line
    Stop 1 - Infante D Henrique: The stop for Sé Cathedral, one of Portugal’s oldest churches, famous for its dazzling chapterhouse, stunning views, fabulous silver altarpiece and glorious cloisters decorated with blue and white tiles (azulejos).

    Stop 2 - Avenida dos Aliados: Stop here for the city center and the enticing covered market, Mercado do Bolhão, with stalls are laden with every conceivable type of produce.

    Stop 3 – Casa da Música: Porto’s modern concert hall.

    Stop 4 - Castelo do Queijo: ‘Cheese Castle’ in English! This 17th century garrison is so called because it is built on a rock that looks like a piece of cheese.

    Stop 5 - Infante - Palacio da Bolsa :. The Palacio da Bolsa is a magnificent 19th century building with a neoclassical façade. You can visit on weekdays (guide compulsory). Highlights are the magnificent Arab Room and the Golden Room, famous for its gilded stucco.

    Stop 6 – Largo Miguel Bombarda: The stop for the river-front cellars of the celebrated port wine producer Sandeman. Guided tours and tastings are available.

    Blue Line
    Stop 1 - Infante D Henrique :. See Stop 1 Red Line

    Stop 2 - Avenida dos Aliados : See Stop 2 Red Line

    Stop 3 - Torre dos Clérigos : Visit the Baroque Torre dos Clérigos (bell-tower), completed in 1763 and soaring 75m above the streets below. Climb the 225 stairs to enjoy stunning panoramas. Also visit the magnificent Clérigos church.

    Stop 4 – Praça do Infante : A square with a monument to Henry the Navigator

    Stop 5 - Caves Croft : Stop here to visit the House of Croft, one of Porto’s most famous wine producers.

    Stop 6 - El Corte Inglés: The stop for shopaholics! El Corte Inglés is a giant department store, filled with internationally renowned brands. Accessories, cosmetics, books, clothes, shoes and household goods are just some of the items on offer across the 10 different floors.

    You can leave the tour at whichever stop you wish.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Transportation in an open-top double-decker bus
    • Pre-recorded audio commentary in 8 languages (English, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese, Dutch, French, Italian)
    • Free entry into either the Quevedo or Krohn Wine Cellar.

    Exclusions

    • Meals
    • Entrance fees
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Your booking voucher can be exchanged for your Hop-On-Hop-Off ticket at any one of stops. Simply choose the stop which you wish to start from and present your voucher to the driver who will exchange it for a ticket that will be valid for 2 days from that time.

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Your voucher will be valid for 3 months from the date chosen at the time of booking.

    The buses have ramps and are therefore fully wheelchair accessible.
    The tour bus has a low floor with extendable ramps and wheelchair space. Passengers do not need to walk up steps to board the bus. Wheelchairs can also be can be collapsed down and stored on the bus. Mobility scooter access also provided. Only one wheelchair per bus.

    On 24th December tours finish at 3:00pm. Passengers can enjoy Christmas music while listening to the audio commentary.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.Your ticket is valid for 3 months from the chosen date
  • Reviews
    • Brilliant

      Commendable and drivers friendly and helpful...

      Mrs M Silla
    • The best way to see city

      We were in Porto for two day so this service is exactly for us. Thanks a lot!...

      Vladyslav Zelentsov
    • Porto Hop On Hop Off Experience

      Very pleased with the friendly accommodation of the staff in the City Sightseeing Portugal tour. The tour itself is spectacular! will recommend it for all....

      MR J M HISOLE
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