Excursion

Panoramic Oporto

This half-day excursion is specially designed for guests who prefer a limited amount of walkingJoin us and discover the highlights of Oporto, a city that has advanced into the modern age while still preserving a sense of history.

Price TBD
  • Code
    LEI-A
  • Level
    Soft
  • Walking Type
    Little
  • Activity Type
    All
  • Age
    All ages
  • Duration
Pre-reservation of this Crystal Adventures excursion is recommended. Your exploration begins as you depart the pier aboard you air-conditioned motor coach and venture along the scenic coastlineYou will pass the old fortress of StFrancis Xavier en route to Passeio Alegre, a lovely garden that graces the point where the Douro River meets the Atlantic OceanEnjoy a stop to appreciate the picturesque landscape, including the fishing villages on the left bank and the Arrabida bridge in the distance, before continuing to the elegant residential Foz district and making your way inland, towards the heart of townIn front of the Church of Carmo e Carmelitas, admire this spectacular example of Northern Portuguese 18 th -century Baroque architecture, which boasts a façade entirely covered with blue and white ceramic tilesNext, pass Clerigos tower, the symbol of the city, and proceed to Aliados Avenue, the vibrant downtown areaHere, you will enjoy about an hour of free time to relax in a café, do some shopping or simply take a stroll and feel the local atmosphere. Then it will be time to continue your motor-coach explorationsDrive past SBento railway station and the Romanesque cathedral on your way to the bridge that spans the Douro and delivers you to the town of Gaia. Savor views over old Oporto from Gaia's riverfront promenadeSnapping a few pictures from your motor coach of this beautiful locale is certainly advisedNearby is the old DLuis iron bridge, which you will cross aboard your motor coach for your return to Oporto. With your pleasant journey along the quaint old districts that hug the river, you will realize that Oporto also has a more modern side, with surprising examples of contemporary architecture like the Casa da Musica, the cultural center in front of which you will make your last photo stop before concluding your excursion at the pier. Pre-reservation of this Crystal Adventures excursion is recommended.