1. Porto Historic Centre Walk (Cost: 5 Eur)
Meeting point: there are two options for meeting, depending on your preferences.
Option A: meeting at 9:30 in front of the Hotel Ipanema Porto (Rua do Campo Alegre, 161, very close to the Math Department).
We will walk leisurely to the place where we meet our guide (see option B), having time to visit the gardens of the Palácio de Cristal park.
Option B: meeting at 11:00 at Clérigos Tower, where we will start our walking tour.
The walk takes us through the historic centre of Oporto. We start at the Clérigos (Clerics) tower, walk through the old Jewish quarter to a spot with excellent views next to Vitória church, down to the pedestrianised Rua das Flores (Flowers Street) where we stop for refreshments at the Mercearia das Flores (sells regional produce only – do not ask for a Coca-Cola!). We then walk down the Rua das Flores, passing the Misericórdia (Mercy) church, on to the Bolsa (Stock Exchange), and then down towards the river Douro where we follow mediaeval streets leading to Ribeira (Riverside) square.
Degree of difficulty: Easy – Oporto is a very hilly city but this walk is all downhill.