The Ancient Ribeira Tour is a walk on the oldest part of town, from where Porto expanded in the early 12th century. You will travel back to the Middle Ages with this experience and discover one of the most charming places in Europe. With AtWill you will find out some of Ribeira’s square best hidden secrets!
- Local Culture
- Luis I Bridge, Iron Bridge
Join us in the Ancient Ribeira Tour and fall in love with authentic neighbourhood!
- Guided Tour
- Visit in English, Spanish or Portuguese
- Sé Catedral (next to Vímara Peres statue)
The riverside area of Porto, known as Ribeira, is considered a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1996, being recognized as of great historical interest.
In this scenic landscape you will learn about the evolution of Porto since its medieval times, the importance of the port area and all the commercial activities that drove the growth of the city, transforming it in one of the most interesting cities in Europe, and why Ribeira is, until today, one of the most beloved areas of Porto, not only for our visitors, but also for the locals that won’t miss a chance to enjoy the fabulous scenic landscape!
With a unique landscape of ancient houses built on the hill, at Ribeira you can find the most picturesque everyday scenes! Discover its hidden plazas, colorful houses in narrow alleys and climb up stairs that will surprise you with some amazing views.
Walk through Ribeira narrow streets and listen to some of the many tales of the city. Cross the D. Luiz Brigde and get one of the best views of Porto at Mosteiro da Serra do Pilar. Visit Gaia and taste the famous Port wine in one of the many wine cellars located next to the Douro River. Learn about the Rabelo boats and their journey to bring this famous product from the up Douro region to here!
We are sure that after this tour you will be completely in love with Porto! The city can’t get more authentic than this.