Located along the Douro river estuary in Northern Portugal, Porto is one of the oldest European centres, and its historical core was proclaimed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996. The western part of its urban area extends to the coastline of the Atlantic Ocean. One of Portugal's internationally famous exports, port wine, is named after Porto, since the metropolitan area, and in particular the cellars of Vila Nova de Gaia, were responsible for the packaging, transport and export of the fortified wine. In 2014 and 2017, Porto was elected "Best European Destination" by the Best European Destinations Agency. Among the architectural highlights of the city, Porto Cathedral is the oldest surviving structure, together with the small romanesque Church of Cedofeita, the gothic Igreja de São Francisco (Church of Saint Francis), the remnants of the city walls and a few 15th-century houses.
As you amble leisurely along the ancient streets and medieval lanes you will visit some of the most important monuments of Porto such as the São Bento Station, a neoclassic jewel, and the Clérigos Church. In the busting and colourful markets and food shops, and the traditional, highly unique cafes, you will discover the authentic heart of Porto in its people. You will enjoy the stops we have arranged so that you can relax as you taste wines and olive oil from Portugal and nibble on traditional specialities such as cheeses, bread, cured sausages, olives and more. The perfect tour for food and culture lovers!
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