Porto is a beautiful city. Whether you are traveling for two or more days, there are many activities and visits not to be missed.
Among charming squares, charming districts, bridges, walk along the riverside and visits to the cellars, you'll be spoiled for choice.
One of the absolutely must-see experiences during your holiday is the Porto Tram City Tour. The city, in fact, boasts the presence of an ancient tramway line, which dates back to 1872. Today, you will be able to retrace three fascinating and suggestive itineraries, on board the cars of the years 20, 30 and 40.
The vehicles, of course, have all been refurbished, according to the highest and most stringent safety criteria. Without, however, distorting their appearance. With the Porto Tram City Tour you will feel like going back in time. An absolutely fascinating journey.
STCP, manages the three tram lines. This is the same company that deals with the local bus network.
The three lines (1, 18 and 22) make three distinct itineraries.
Il 1 tram offers the most fascinating route, branching out from the historic center of Porto along the banks of the Douro, and then reach the ocean. It is nicknamed "Riverside Line".
Capolinea, in the historical center, is Infant; the stop is near the Torre Medieval de Riboleira. The tram arrives at the gardens of Passeio Allegre. From here, in a few minutes, you reach the wonderful Lighthouse of Felgueiras, the last outpost before the ocean. Spectacular.
Try to make a jump at sunset!
Il 22 tram offers an equally evocative route through the streets of the historic center. Also known as "Low Line", it runs a circular route between Casey and Battle / Guindais.
La line 18 it is the least frequented of the Porto Tram City Tour and, for this reason, could be a valid alternative in case you find long queues at other stops. The so-called "Restore Line" follows the route from Massarelos to Carmo.
The Lines are active every day, including holidays and Sundays.
The 1 line works from 09: 00 to 19: 16 from Infante; from 08: 49 to 18: 50. The frequencies are around 20 minutes.
The 18 line works from 08: 03 to 19: 45 with one run every 30 minutes.
The 22 line works from 09: 15 to 19: 15, with frequencies generally of 30 '.
The ticket for a one-way trip costs € 3.00 and can be purchased directly on board the vehicle. Alternatively, you can buy the 2 DIAS ticket, for € 10.00; you can make unlimited travel on all the Porto Tram, for two consecutive days.
The tram is included with the ANDANTE ticket. For the 1 line you need a valid ticket for the C1 and C2 areas. In our opinion the best solution is the daily ANDANTE card. You can use metro, bus, Tram Porto and even Funicular. More info from here.
The 1 line of the Porto Tram is the most touristic, and frequented. Avoid peak times and late Sunday where possible. Otherwise, you will have to respectfully stand in line, and wait for your turn!