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PRIVATE OLD TOWN RUN TOUR - 9K

old town 9k
Starting and finishing at Porto City Hall, this running tour passes the Must See spots in the Old Town and includes stunning views of Porto.
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TOUR DETAILS

  • Tour Type

    private tour
  • Tour Distance

    9 km / 5.6 mi
  • Tour Duration

    1h30min
  • Level of Difficulty

    easy
  • Tour pace

    individual
  • Tour days

    Mon - Sun
  • Start times

    Individual tour start times. Please select a preferred tour start time during the booking process.
  • Tour Language

    English, Portuguese/Spanish (optional)

TOUR DESCRIPTION

Details

Porto is a city with many faces! The running tour starts at Porto City Hall and now it is time to get ready for Old Town beauties, incredible views, historical monuments and modern day Porto.
Running through downtown we reach Torre dos Clerigos a church in the center of the city, recently restored (2014), and its tower with more than 200 steps, where Nicholas Nasoni, its builder, is buried.

Thereafter, head to Palacio de Cristal, known for its gardens, where we meet peacocks and have a stunning view of the river Douro, followed by a run downhill to the river Ribeira. Ribeira is the oldest place in Porto, where the city was born, side by side the Douro river used in the past to transport our famous wine from the vineyards to the cellars. At Ribeira we can admire the old bridge built in 1888 by Gustave Eiffel (yep – the guy with the tower in Paris), which is still in use today.

Going up we admire Sé, the cathedral, with a must see view over Porto and Gaia. After seeing the Old Town, we will dive into the downtown shopping area, passing the iconic Mercado do Bolhão, a building with four entrances, the oldest market in the city, focused on fresh produce, especially food. The sellers are divided into different specialized sections, namely: fishmonger, butchers, horticultural and floral areas, finishing where we began, at the City Hall.

This running tour is bound to make you will fall in love with this very friendly and beautiful city. Also, the tour gives a great overview of the city and will inspire you to discover much more on your own.

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MORE TOUR INFO

  • Pick-up service:

    Pick-up service:
    It may be possible when staying in the city center, depending on the tour route. Please enquire at booking stage. Alternatively, please, meet at the standard meeting point.

    Standard meeting point:
    Porto City Hall – the main entrance
    The square in front of the double stairs of the city hall
    Metro station: Trindade
    Google Maps link: Porto City Hall

    Meeting details:
    The tour provider will get in contact with you to provide you with more detailed information after the tour was booked.
    Please, bring along your mobile phone in case we need to contact each other.

    • Private guide/tour
    • Individual pace
    • Digital photos
    • Tour route
    • Pick-up service
    • Transport
    • Water supply
  • DO YOU CANCEL IF IT RAINS?
    We don’t cancel the tour if it rains, we evaluate the weather conditions to ensure your safety, but we can run in all conditions if you like. 

    WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
    Porto it’s cold and rainy in winter time, so please considerer to wear a light wind stopper, for summer bring just your usual running gear, and some sun cream.

    IS THERE WATER ON THE TOUR?
    We can find fountains on the way, and water will be provided at the end.

    HOW FAST DO YOU RUN ON THE TOURS, DO I HAVE TO BE AN ELITE RUNNER TO PARTICIPATE?
    We run at your pace, you decide if you want to run faster or slower.

    IS IT POSSIBLE TO STORE BAGS AND CLOTHES AT THE PLACE WE START?
    No, we don’t have that option. The guide can only carry your phone, car key etc.

    IS IT POSSIBLE TO TAKE PICTURES ALONG THE WAY?
    You take all the pictures you want, just ask for it.

    DO YOU HAVE A HOTEL PICK-UP SERVICE?
    Yes, we can do it, if your hotel/accommodation is near the tour route.

    IN WHAT LANGUAGE IS THE TOUR HELD?
    English is the official running tour language, but we can also speak in Spanish and of course in Portuguese.

  • If you need to cancel a booked service, it is mandatory to email Go! Running Tours by respondng on the booking confirmation email or via our contact form: Get in contact with us.

    You are entitled to cancel your booking up to 4 workdays before the booked tour date, free of charge. There will be in this case be a full refund of the tour and service fees.

    If you cancel a booking between 3 and 0 days before the booked tour date, or if you do not attend the tour, there will be no refund.

    If the tour provider is not able to accept the tour, or if the tour provider was not able to carry out the booked tour, Go! Running Tours guarantess a full refund of the tour and service fees.
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BOOK EARLY - GIVE US SOME TIME
We recommend to book your running tour minimum 2-3 days before your preferred tour date. Especially during the different high seasons, when many guests like to join our runs.
That will give the guide/city manager enough time to arrange together with you the last tour details like the meeting point, start time and to organize a personal tour guide for your unique and fun running experience.
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  • 1. Click on "Book Now"
  • 2. Select date/start time, # of runners
  • 3. Fill in personal data plus additional info

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  • 4. Accept T&S and click on "Continue"
  • 5. Forward to secure payment website
  • 6. Pay with your credit card
  • NOTE: Cash payment is not possible!

email CONFIRMATION

  • 7. Check your email inbox for pre-confirmation
  • 8. Tour guides reach out to you within 24h
  • 9. Guides will arrange tour details with you
  • 10. Tour is confirmed and set

guarantee GUARANTEE

  • We guarantee your money until you have done the tour! In case of that the tour can't be arranged or any other not self-inflicted circumstance, we will provide a full refund within 24h.

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