OLD TOWN RUN TOUR – 9K

Starting and ending at Porto City Hall, this running tour passes through the must-see spots in the Old Town and includes stunning views over Porto.

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OLD TOWN RUN TOUR - 9K
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OLD TOWN RUN TOUR - 9K

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Porto is a city with many faces! This running tour will start at Porto City Hall and now it’s time to get ready for the beauties of the Old Town, incredible views, historic monuments and modern Porto.

Walking through the city center we arrive at the Torre dos Clérigos, a church in the city center, recently restored (2014), and its tower with more than 200 steps, where Nicolau Nasoni, its builder, is buried.

Then, head to Palácio de Cristal, known for its gardens, where we can find peacocks and have a breathtaking view over the Douro River, followed by a descent to the Ribeira River. Ribeira is the oldest town in Porto, where the city was born, next to the Douro River that formerly transported our famous wine from the vineyards to the cellars. In Ribeira we can admire the old bridge built in 1888 by Gustave Eiffel (yes – the tower guy in Paris), which is still in use today.

Going up, we admire the Sé, the cathedral, with an obligatory view over Porto and Gaia. After getting to know Cidade Velha, we will delve into the commercial area of ​​Baixa, passing by the iconic Mercado do Bolhão, a building with four entrances, the oldest market in the city, focused on the production of fresh products, especially gastronomy. The vendors are divided into different specialized sections, namely: fishmongers, butchers, horticultural and floral areas, ending where we started, at the Town Hall.

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

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Facts about the tours

9 km

Private tour

Easy

Individual pace

English, Portuguese, Spanish

Flexible

Hotel meetup or standard meeting point

Price

1 person77.00/person

2 persons60.50/person

3 persons49.50/person

4-20 persons44.00/person

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  1. One person found this helpful
    Søren Rusbjerg

    Nice evening run

    Søren Rusbjerg

    I had a great evening run in Porto center together with Francisco.
    He showed me all the nice views, buildings, park, churches and more and explained the history behind. I also got some good exercise on the many stairs in Porto.
    Thanks for the beer on the hill top👍 That really hit the spot🙂

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  2. Celine & Florent

    Celine & Florent

    We really enjoyed this run with Francisco! The tour was beautiful with amazing view points, Francisco gave a lot of info about the city, the country and people. He is very friendly and makes the run very enjoyable! We had a great time, even with all the hills 😉 .

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  3. Joyce Marquette

    Great morning run with Francesco.

    Joyce Marquette

    We had a great morning run with Francesco and loved exploring the city of Porto! Challenging hills and lots of steps made for a great workout too! We had taken a bike tour the day before and he made sure to show us new and interesting things in Porto we hadn’t seen. Thank you Francesco! Highly recommend!

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  4. Dina

    Dina

    My morning run with Francisco was great! Saw a lot of the city that I wouldn’t have gotten to on my own, with local commentary. It was truly “a run with a friend”.

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  5. Ann Haas

    Ann Haas

    This was so much fun! Great way to see the city, especially interesting things off the beaten path! I particularly liked the wall art and learning about Porto from a local!

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  6. One person found this helpful
    Sheila

    Sheila

    We had a great running tour with Francisco in old Porto where we saw parts of Porto we would not have found ourselves. He is a very informative guide telling us the history of Porto. He ran at our pace and ensured he suited the information to our interests. He also gave us tips on other things to do and see and eat in Porto. I would highly recommend this tour

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  7. One person found this helpful
    Liam & Penny

    Liam & Penny

    Fun and challenging run which really orientated us to Porto

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  8. Jacqui

    Jacqui

    I enjoyed running with Joel. He was great. He showed me the city and even places that i would have not visited on my own. If i go back to Porto I would definitely run with him again

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  9. Jeff & Jo

    Great time running with Joel!

    Jeff & Jo

    We did our tour with Joel and had a great time running around Porto. We were able to see some hidden gardens, which was the real highlight.

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