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Porto Hop On Hop Off Tour

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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

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 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.

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.

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Reviews

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

even if you dont have limited time ths is the best way to explore porto, first visit all sights withut wxiting the bus to get a glimpse than you return for a comprehensive visit... hatice pinar gunenc

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily

Duration

Your ticket is valid for 48 hours from the time you first board the bus.

Start time

Start time:
Red Line:
01 Jul- 30 Sep: Buses run between 0915h (09:15am) and 1845h (6:45pm)
01Oct – 30 Jun: Buses run between 0930h (09:30am) and 1730h (5:30pm)
Blue Line:
01 Jul- 30 Sep: Buses run between 0930h (09:30am) and 1800h (6:00pm)
01Oct – 30 Jun: Buses run between 1000h (10:00am) and 1600h (4:00pm)
Duration: Your ticket is valid for 48 hours from the time you first board the bus.
Total Loop Red Line: 60 minutes
Total Loop Blue Line: 60 minutes

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

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Inclusions

  • Transportation in an open-top double-decker bus
  • Pre-recorded audio commentary in 8 languages (English, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese, Dutch, French, Italian)

Exclusions

  • Meals
  • Entrance fees

Do/Dont's

Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes for walking. Don’t forget the camera

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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 48 hours 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.

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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
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Cancellation policy

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  • "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....
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