Porto Tourist Scavenger Hunt

It takes 2-3 hours to complete, do it whenever you wish - you select your own date and start time, no scheduling or reservation needed. 20+ challenges, games and enigmas to solve as you walk through this historic neighborhood.

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Duration

2 to 3 hours

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  • What's included :
    • 30+ challenges on this scavenger hunt
    • Scavenger hunt on your smartphone (mobile site, not an App)
    • Entry/Admission - Sao Bento Railway Station
    • Entry/Admission - Monumento a Dom Pedro IV
    • Entry/Admission - Estátua do Bispo D. António Ferreira Gomes
    • Entry/Admission - Fonte dos Leoes
    • Entry/Admission - Estatua de Ramalho Ortigao
    What's excluded :
    • Internet access is required to complete this activity - wifi is not enough.
    • Entry/Admission - Igreja de Sao Pedro dos Clerigos
    • Entry/Admission - Torre dos Clerigos
    • Entry/Admission - Livraria Lello
    • Entry/Admission - University of Porto
    • Entry/Admission - Igreja do Carmo
    • Entry/Admission - Casa de Almeida Garrett
    • Entry/Admission - Palacio da Bolsa
    • Entry/Admission - Casa do Infante
    • Entry/Admission - Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
    • Entry/Admission - Condes de Azevedo Palace
    • Entry/Admission - Teatro Nacional Sao Joao
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Sao Bento Railway Station, Praca Almeida Garrett, Porto 4000-069 Portugal

    Sao Bento is an important rail station in Porto. It was completed in 1916 in the French Beaux Arts style. The first train arrived in 1896, three years after the tunnel through which they left the city was completed.
    You will have 2 challenges here to start your scavenger hunt.
    Close to:
    - Sé do Porto
    - Batalha Square
    - Praça da Liberdade
    - Igreja de Santo Antonio dos Congregados

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Liberdade Square, Praça da Liberdade, 4000 Porto, Portugal

    Praça da Liberdade was created in the 18th century. It is dominated by a monument to King Pedro IV, holding the constitution in his hands.
    Another challenge awaits you here with a lot of history.
    Close to:
    - Sao Bento rail station
    - Porto City Hall
    - Igreja dos Clérigos
    - Torre dos Clérigos
    - Estattua Equestre de Dom Pedro IV
    - Hard Rock Cafe Porto

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Monumento a Dom Pedro IV, Porto Portugal

    Pedro IV of Portugal (1798-1834) was born in Lisbon, son of King Dom Joao VI (1767-1826) of the Braganza dynasty. His mother Carlota Joaquina was the daughter of King Don Carlos IV of Spain.
    2 challenges await you here around this monument.
    Close to:
    - Porto City Hall
    - Sao Bento rail station
    - Igreja dos Clérigos
    - Torre dos Clérigos
    - Hard Rock Cafe Porto
    Confeitaria dos Clérigos

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Pass By: Porto City Hall, R. Clube dos Fenianos 5, Porto 4000-172 Portugal

    In front of city hall is the word PORTO in giant letters if you want to take a souvenir photo.
    Close to:
    - Hard Rock Cafe Porto
    - Praça da Liberdade
    - King dom Pedro IV statue

    Pass By: Manteigaria (Rua dos Clérigos), Rua dos Clérigos nº37, 4050-205 Porto, Portugal

    This pastry shop specializes in Pastel de Nata, also called Pasteis de Belém. They are small tarts made of egg yolk custard, a Portuguese specialty.
    Close to:
    - Igreja dos Clérigos
    - Torre dos Clérigos
    - Praça da Liberdade

    Stop At: Igreja de Sao Pedro dos Clerigos, Rua Sao Filipe Neri, Porto 4050-546 Portugal

    Igreja dos Clérigos, or church of the clergy, was completed in 1763 in the Baroque style. It is one of the first Baroque churches in Portugal.
    Your challenge here will be a little complex.
    Close to:
    - Torre dos Clerigos
    - Praça da Liberdade
    - University of Porto

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Torre dos Clerigos, Rua Sao Filipe Neri, Porto 4050-546 Portugal

    Torre dos Clérigos is the bell tower of the church. It is visible from almost everywhere in the city. It quickly became a visual icon of Porto.
    Close to:
    - Igreja dos Clérigos
    - Jardim da Cordoaria
    - University of Porto
    - Livraria Lello

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Estátua do Bispo D. António Ferreira Gomes, Campo dos Mártires da Pátria 111, 4050-367 Porto, Portugal

    Antonio Ferreira Gomes (1906-1989) was the bishop of Porto between 1952 and 1982, appointed by Pope Pius XII. You will find a visual challenge here.
    Close to:
    - Igreja dos Clérigos
    - Torre dos Clérigos
    - Jardim da Cordoaria
    - University of Porto

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Livraria Lello, Rua Carmelitas 144 Vitória, Porto 4050-161 Portugal

    This 1881 bookstore is richly decorated and is more of a tourist attraction than a bookstore. It is one of the oldest in Portugal.
    To visit it, you must first purchase a visiting ticket for 5 Euros. It will be refunded if you buy something within.
    Close to:
    - Igreja dos Clérigos
    - Torre dos Clérigos
    - Jardim da Cordoaria
    - Praça de Lisboa
    - University of Porto
    - Igreja do Carmo


    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Fonte dos Leoes, Praca Gomes Teixeira 10, Porto 4050-290 Portugal

    This marble Fountain of the Lions (1886) is located in front of the University of Porto.
    Close to:
    - Igreja do Carmo
    - Livraria Lello


    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: University of Porto, Praça de Gomes Teixeira, 4099-002 Porto, Portugal

    The University of Porto was established in 1911 by uniting several graduate and trade schools. It also houses 2 museums.
    An observational challenge awaits you around the square in front of the University.
    Close to:
    - Igreja do Carmo
    - Livraria Lello

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Igreja do Carmo, Rua Carmo, Porto 4050-164 Portugal

    The Church of Carmo is actually 2 buildings dating from the 17th and 18th centuries. It was built in the Baroque style for the Carmelite order of the Roman Catholic Church and used as a convent.
    The exterior is covered with blue tiles telling the story of the Carmelites. Inside you will find a bizarre organ with horizontal pipes
    Close to:
    - University of Porto
    -Jardim da Cordoaria

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Estatua de Ramalho Ortigao, Praca de Parada Leitao, Porto 4050-366 Portugal

    Romalho Ortigao (1836-1915) was a Portuguese writer, born in Porto.
    A challenge awaits you here.
    Close to:
    - University of Porto
    - Jardim da Cordoaria
    - Igreja dos Clérigos
    - Igreja do Carmo

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Cordoaria's Garden, Campo dos Mártires da Pátria, 4050-366 Porto, Portugal

    This urban park has many different areas including a pond, trees, pathways a playground and various sculpted monuments.
    Close to:
    - Porto University
    - Igreja do Carmo
    - Igreja dos Clérigos

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Church of Sao Jose das Taipas, Campo Martires da Patria, Porto 4050-368 Portugal

    Church of St.Jose das Taipas is affiliated with the Church of the Clerigos.
    It was built between 1795 and 1878 in a neoclassical style. Inside, you will find a large painting of the Barcas bridge incident. This occurred when Napoleon invaded Portugal and citizens of Porto fled south via a floating pontoon bridge, which collapsed under the excess weight.
    Close to:
    - Jardim da Cordoaria
    - Torre dos Clérigos
    - Casa de Almeida Garrett

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Casa de Almeida Garrett, R. do Dr. Barbosa de Castro 39, 4050-366 Porto, Portugal

    This is the birthplace of Almeida Garrett (1799-1854), one of the generals under Pedro IV when he returned to Portugal from Brazil to take it back from Miguel I. His intention was to install a more modern constitutional monarchy, with his daughter Donna Maria II, at its head.
    Close to:
    - Old English Club of Porto
    - Jardim da Cordoaria
    - Jardim Municipal do Horto das Virtudes

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Jardim Municipal do Horto das Virtudes, 4050 Porto, Portugal

    This park offers you a belvedere and a beautiful lookout point from which to see the Douro River and the Ponte da Arrabida.
    You'll see:
    - Douro River
    - Ponte da Arrabida

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Chafariz da Rua das Taipas, Rua Virtudes 2, Porto 4050-630 Portugal

    The original fountain on rua das Taipas from 1772 was intended to supply the district with drinking water. It was replaced at the end of the 18th century by this one.
    A geometry challenge awaits you here.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Igreja de Sao Joao Novo, Largo Sao Joao Novo 2, Porto 4050-554 Portugal

    The Church of New Saint John was built in 1539. It was part of the old Jewish quarter of Porto.
    Close to:
    - Palace of New St.John


    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Palacio da Bolsa, Rua Ferreira Borges, Porto 4050-253 Portugal

    The stock exchange palace was completed in 1850 in the neoclassical style. It is located on the ruins of the convent of the St.Francis church which is behind it from where you are.
    Discover much more history and solve challenges here.
    Close to:
    - Praça do Infante D. Henrique
    - Da Ribeira
    - Igreja Monumento de Sao Francisco

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Jardim do Infante Dom Henrique, Rua Infante Dom Henrique, Porto 4050-298 Portugal

    The park of the Child Henrique, or Prince Henry the Navigator. You will find his statue in the center of this park.
    He notably established maritime trade routes for Portugal with the Ivory Coast, Senegal, and Sierra Leone in Africa and discovered the Azores.
    A few challenges await you here.
    Close to:
    - Palacio da Bolsa
    - Da Ribeira
    - Igreja Monumento de Sao Francisco

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Igreja de Sao Francisco, Rua do Infante Dom Henrique, Porto 4050-297 Portugal

    The Church of St. Francis, which you can see to the left of the Stock Market Palace, was built by the Franciscans in 1223 in the Gothic style.
    Solve a challenge here.
    Close to:
    - Palacio da Bolsa
    - Da Ribeira
    - Jardim do Infante Dom Henrique

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Casa do Infante, Rua da Alfandega, 10, Porto 4050-029 Portugal

    In this old customs house is a museum dedicated to Prince Henry the Navigator.
    Close to:
    - Da Ribeira
    - Jardim do Infante Dom Henrique
    - Palacio da Bolsa



    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Rua Cais da Ribeira Praca Ribeira, Porto 4050-510 Portugal

    Cais Da Ribeira is on the edge of the Douro River and offers beautiful views of several bridges, and Gaia across the water.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Saint Lawrence Church, Largo do Colégio, 4050-028 Porto, Portugal

    This is the Church of St. Lawrence and the Convent dos Grilos (crickets).
    Learn why it's called the church of the crickets on our Scavenger Hunt as you solve a few challenges here. On the right of the church, there is an observation point above the Ribeira district and the Douro river.


    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Chafariz do Pelicano, Rua Dom Hugo 2, Porto 4050-305 Portugal

    The pelican fountain was built in the 17th century. It is another public fountain where citizens obtained drinking water. However, it no longer offers potable water.
    Close to:
    - Sé Cathedral of Porto


    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Pelourinho Se Catedral Porto, Terreiro Se 3, Porto 4050-573 Portugal

    This column in front of the Porto Cathedral (Sé) is called the Pelourinho, or pillar.
    It represents the power of justice. From here criminals were hung in the past.
    Close to:
    - Sé Cathedral of Porto

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), Terreiro Se, Porto 4050-573 Portugal

    The real name is the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption. Its construction began in 1110 and ended in 1737. It is the seat of the bishop of Porto.
    Learn more about the cathedral and its history on our scavenger hunt, as you'll solve a few challenges around it.
    Close to:
    - Ruins of the Medieval Wall
    - Statue of Vimara Peres

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Estatua de Vimara Peres, Calcada de Vandoma, Porto 4050-620 Portugal

    He was the 1st king of Portugal. He was previously a viscount of King Alfonso III of Asturias, sent here to reclaim the land invaded by the Moors.
    Close to:
    - Sé Cathedra of Porto

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Pass By: Ponte de Dom Luis I, Pte. Luiz I, Porto Portugal

    The Ponte de Dom Luis I is one of the main visual icons of the city of Porto. It was built in 1886 honoring King Luis I (1838-1889). It was designed by Téophile Seyrig, a protégé of Gustav Eiffel.


    Stop At: Condes de Azevedo Palace, R. de Saraiva de Carvalho 93, 4000-520 Porto, Portugal

    Francisco Lopes de Azevedo (1809-1876) was a bibliophile and politician. Today his palace houses apartments and a hotel.
    Close to:
    - Old Medieval City Walls

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Teatro Nacional Sao Joao, Praca da Batalha,, Porto 4000-102 Portugal

    Neoclassical in style, it was inaugurated in 1798. Joao was a prince regent at the time. He later became King Joao VI (1767-1826). He was the father of Pedro I of Brazil / Pedro IV of Portugal.
    A challenge awaits you here.
    Close to:
    - Batalha Square
    - Sao Bento rail station

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Praca da Batalha, Rua Augusto Rosa 192, Porto 4000-101 Portugal

    This square is called Batalha Place. It owes its name from the 10th century battle between Christians and Moors for control of the city.
    2 challenges await you here on our scavenger hunt.
    Close to:
    - Monument to Dom Pedro V
    - Teatro Nacional Sao Joao

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Monument to King Dom Pedro V, Praça da Batalha 66, 4000-101 Porto, Portugal

    This monument honors King Dom Pedro V (1837-1861), installed here in 1866. He was the son of Queen Maria II, who was herself the granddaughter of Joao VI (for whom the theater is named).
    A challenge awaits you here.

    Duration: 5 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Porto São Bento, Praça de Almeida Garrett, 4000-069 Porto, Portugal
    Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Activity done in small groups of 6 max. No need to touch anything, or enter anywhere.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English - Guide, English - Written

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

6

Organised by Tourist Scavenger Hunt

Activity ID: V-152849P28

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