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The Best Lisbon To Porto Day Trip 2024

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€ 99
12 hours
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About Lisbon To Porto Day Trip

Join us as we discover the soul of Portugal on a Lisbon to Porto day trip. Travel back to medieval times as we stroll the ancient streets of Óbidos, experience Nazaré's maritime charm as we admire the crashing waves, and explore Porto's elegance along the Douro River, a UNESCO treasure.

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Lisbon To Porto Day Trip

Explore Portugal's charm on a day trip from Lisbon to Porto, with stops at the iconic Óbidos and Nazaré. This day trip offers a deep insight into Portugal's diverse landscapes and heritage, attracting travelers with a blend of history, nature, and seaside atmosphere.

You'll have the chance to admire the scenic sightseeing from the bus on our way to Óbidos, a charming medieval town with cobblestone alleys and historical structures. Stroll through its timeless streets showcasing impressive architecture and step into a fairy-tale past as the guide shares local stories. The next stop is Nazaré, famed for massive waves and coastal serenity, which makes it very popular among water sports enthusiasts. Before arriving in Porto, you'll have the chance to wander along the shoreline, embracing the beauty of the Atlantic.

Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Porto captivates its visitors with old-world charm and scenic beauty. Take in the iconic landmarks and vibrant atmosphere while strolling along the riverside promenade and exploring the ancient bridges across the Douro River.

As the tour concludes, you'll leave with lasting memories of Portugal's picturesque landscapes, cultural richness, and the warmth of its welcoming shores.

included
  • Round-trip transportation from Lisbon
  • Professional guide
  • Guided tour of Porto
  • Guided tour of Obidos
  • Guided tour of Nazare
  • Free time
X not included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance tickets
  • Additional costs
  • Gratuities (optional)
languages
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
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Meeting Point

The day trip to Porto from Lisbon starts at Praça Marquês de Pombal 8.

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TRAVEL THROUGH HISTORY & EXPERIENCE COASTAL WONDERS!

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Trace the footsteps of history in Óbidos' ancient streets, Nazaré's seaside charm, and Porto's cultural legacy!

Castle in the Clouds

Explore the medieval village within ancient walls and step back in time as you visit the 12th-century Castle of Óbidos.

Cliffside Echoes

Experience the life of the fishing town of Nazaré and witness the Forte de São Miguel, known for its giant waves that made it a popular surfing spot.

Bridges of Time

Stroll the picturesque Old Town of Porto along the Douro River, adorned with six bridges and historical landmarks.

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FAQ - Lisbon To Porto Day Trip

Is Porto worth a day trip?

Definitely! Porto is known for its impressive historical and architectural heritage, cultural scene, and culinary and wine delights. Visiting Porto will reward you with stunning architecture, including the impressive Dom Luís I Bridge, designed by no other but Gustave Eiffel, the São Bento Station, famous for its beautiful azulejo tilework, and the Clerigos Tower, renowned for its panoramic views of the city. You can stroll the streets and discover notable districts, including the picturesque Ribeira district, a UNESCO World Heritage Site situated along the Douro River, known for its vibrant squares and colorful buildings. Make sure to engage in conversation with locals, known for their welcoming nature, and try traditional dishes like Francesinha, Caldo Verde soup, and Pastel de Nata, a beloved custard tart. Consider visiting the city's wineries offering wine tastings to gain an insight into the production of the renowned Port wine! If you're looking for more destinations to visit from Lisbon for a day, we highly recommend a Lisbon to Sintra day trip. Discover the iconic Pena Palace and Quinta da Regaleira with a professional guide.

What's the best way to travel from Lisbon to Porto?

Porto, being a popular day trip spot from Lisbon, offers several convenient travel options. One of the most popular ones is taking a train. You can simply catch the train from the Oriente station or Santa Apolonia Station in Lisbon and reach the Sao Bento station in Porto in 2.5 to 3 hours. Lisbon to Porto trains offer an accessible price and scenic views of Portugal during the ride. You can also take a bus, as many bus companies such as Rede Expressos and FlixBus provide services between Lisbon and Porto. The bus ride takes approximately 3 to 4 hours, depending on the traffic, bus company, and stops. Additionally, you can rent a car and gain flexibility in creating your itinerary or catch a plane that operates on a daily basis. However, keep in mind that these options come at a higher price and include more planning on your side. Furthermore, considering the travel time to and from airports, going through security checks, etc., the travel time with a plane and train ends up being more or less the same. With all this in mind, we highly recommend joining a guided tour from Lisbon and letting the professionals take you on your Porto adventure. This choice simplifies the hassle of logistics, allowing you the freedom to relax while expert guides lead your Porto exploration and provide rich insights into Portuguese cultural heritage.

Is Porto a walkable city?

Porto, especially the historic center, is definitely pedestrian-friendly. You can wander through the narrow streets and discover popular districts like Ribeira, São Bento, and Clerigos. Strolling through Porto allows you to explore the historical landmarks and enjoy the picturesque views along the Douro River. However, keep in mind that Porto is hilly, so there might be some uphill walking, especially around the riverfront and nearby monuments like the Clerigos Tower. It's highly advisable to wear comfortable shoes with sturdy bottoms to ensure safety and comfort throughout your exploration. If you get tired, remember that Porto has a reliable public transportation system, allowing you to navigate the city more comfortably and reach attractions that are a bit farther away.

What to do in Lisbon?

Lisbon offers a wealth of attractions, historical sites, and cultural insights for visitors to experience. Gain a deeper understanding of Portuguese heritage with a Lisbon private tour. Follow a local guide through the historical districts of Lisbon and take in the lively ambiance. Portugal is world known for its vibrant music and delicious cuisine. With the Fado Show Lisbon, you can experience the soulful melodies of Fado music and savor a typical Portuguese dinner! Additionally, you can explore the family-run & traditional eateries and sample famous Portuguese delicacies with a Lisbon food tour. There are many historical attractions all around the city, offering an insight into Portuguese history. Benefit from a Hop on Hop off Lisbon bus tour and explore the city's main attractions accompanied by an informative audio guide.
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JOIN THE LISBON TO PORTO DAY TRIP & DISCOVER CAPTIVATING STORIES!

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Follow the knowledgeable guide through the historic towns of Portugal!

Good to know before you go

  • Please ensure you bring either your passport or ID card.
  • Please note that the day trip from Lisbon to Porto may be canceled or rescheduled due to unfavorable weather conditions.
  • Make sure you arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the departure time.
  • There will be no refunds for late arrivals.
  • In case the minimum number of passengers is not reached, you'll be offered another tour departure date, an alternative tour of equal or higher price, or a full refund.
  • Note that non-English tours failing to reach the minimum requirement will be held in English.
  • Remember to wear comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothes.
  • Bring water, some snacks, sunscreen, and a sun hat with you if needed.
  • While lunch is not included in the day trip, there's a designated free time for tour participants to have their lunch.
  • Please be mindful of local customs and traditions. In places of worship or historical significance, maintain respectful behavior.
  • For a full refund, please cancel your Lisbon to Porto day trip up to 24 hours in advance.
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IT'S TIME TO EXPLORE PORTUGUESE LEGENDS & STUNNING LANDSCAPES!

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Explore Óbidos' medieval charm, Nazaré's majestic waves, and Porto's UNESCO heritage!

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Fantastic!

The Porto day tour rocked! Our guide knew their stuff and gave us plenty of time to explore freely. Super-friendly service and enough time to wander made it awesome. I highly recommend the Lisbon to Porto day trip!

Lisa

A fun day exploring!

Our guide was chill and informative, with not too much talking during the ride as it was a long day - the perfect balance. I loved the lunch spot suggestion and the great views of the city from the cliff! Great adventure!

Jim

Loved it!

We decided to spend a couple of days in Porto, and the tour allowed us to bring luggage, making this day tour very convenient for us. The travel time is a bit long, but the table of contents during the trip was excellent, and I highly recommend it to get a nice overall view of the country with a knowledgeable guide!

Luciana

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