Porto: Villa Nova de Gaia Walking Tour

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Total time
2 hours
English, Spanish (check the booking calendar for availability)
„Pay what you wish” tours do not have a fixed price. It is up to you to evaluate your guide’s work and reward it. Some people give 10€, others 50€ depending on their satisfaction and abilities.
Meeting point
Vimara Peres Statue, next to Porto Cathedral. The guide will be holding a YELLOW umbrella for more visbilityGo to map
Ending point
WOW Cultural Disctrict
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Experience the unique blend of history, culture, and panoramic vistas on our unforgettable walking tour of Gaia, the vibrant counterpart to Porto across the Douro River. Led by our expert local guide, join us on a 2.5-hour exploration that will show you hidden gems of the Gaia district.

Begin your journey by crossing the iconic Luis I Bridge, a masterpiece of engineering that connects Porto and Gaia. From this vantage point, enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views of Porto’s skyline.

Visit Jardim do Morro viewpoint, where the beauty of Porto unfolds before you like a living canvas. Admire the majestic Serra do Pilar Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its architectural splendor and historical significance.

Get the grip  of Gaia’s cultural heritage as you pass the Porto wine cellars, where the secrets of Portugal’s famous Port wine await discovery. Along the riverbank of Gaia, feel the vibe of the lively atmosphere of the Beira Rio Market, where local flavors and traditions blend with the sights and sounds.

Continue your journey through Gaia’s storied past with a visit to the Corpus Christi Convent, and admire the artwork of Bordalo II half rabbit, famous symbol of creativity and environmental stewardship.

Step inside the Santa Marinha Church, where centuries of history are etched into every stone.. Conclude your tour in the WOW Cultural District, where innovation and creativity converge to redefine the cultural landscape of Gaia.

Throughout your exploration, our knowledgeable guide will regale you with fascinating tales of Gaia’s history, the wine industry, and insider recommendations to get the most of your time in this charming city. Join us for an unforgettable journey across the riverbank, where every step reveals a new facet of Gaia’s timeless charm.

During 2 hours tour you will see:

  • Luis I Bridge

  • Jardim do Morro viewpoint

  • Admire the Serra do Pilar Monastery

  • Walk around Porto wine cellars

  • River bank of Gaia

  • Beira Rio Market

  • Corpus Christi Convent

  • Bordalo II half rabbit 

  • Santa Marinha Church

  • WOW Cultural DIstrict

Meeting Point
Vimara Peres Statue, next to Porto Cathedral. The guide will be holding a YELLOW umbrella for more visbility

Booking is obligatory. Our pay as you wish tours are designed for individual travellers and small groups. We don’t accept parties of more than 5 people on them. If you travel in a party of 6 or more (school groups, bigger groups of friends etc.), please choose a paid option, if it's available, or book a Private Tour. For more information on the latter, please contact us.

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