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 48 hours, 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 90 minutes to complete a full loop; the shorter Blue Line takes 60 minutes to complete a loop.
The stops on the two routes are listed below.
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.
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.