Private Half-day Tour of Porto & Visit to Stock Exchange Palace
During this driving tour, you will be able to experience all the charm and history that exudes from Porto. Once you reach the historical city center, considered World Heritage by UNESCO, you will have more than enough time to explore the Church of São Francisco. This old simple gothic Franciscan church is now known as ‘the cave of gold’ in an astonishing exhibit of wealth and power. Right next door you'll find the Stock Exchange Palace with incredible granite work and magnificent neo-Arab influences, here your private tour guide will take you on an exclusive after-hours tour of the incredible building. Explore all the hidden corridors and rooms. Room after room the painted ceilings and wooden floors show the immense wealth still today displayed. The crown of the Palace is the Arab Room with an astonishing neo-Moorish finishing where every little detail of the room was decorated in a true setting of an Arab tale. On your way up to the Cathedral, you'll still have time to admire the interesting glazed tiles of the São Bento Railway station. After passing by the Cathedral (12th century), you will be able to admire the river Douro and all the Port Wine lodges that brought fame and fortune to the city.