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Porto: Douro River Panoramic Tour by Boat

1. Porto: Douro River Panoramic Tour by Boat

Departing from the convenient meeting point in Douro Marina, you will being your trip sailing by the beautiful cityscape of Porto. Throughout the trip you will have the chance to see remarkable places such as Ponte da Arrábida, the old market (Alfandega), the Porto wine cellars, and the beautiful Ponte Luiz I. Turning back at Luiz I bridge, you will sail you until the entrance of the Douro River for a sea experience and a lovely view of Foz do Douro and the new cruise terminal. If you want you can also stop close to the Douro Ecological Reserve to enjoy the peace and quietness of this fantastic area. Alternatively, choose the sunset option to enjoy a magnificent boat tour combined with beautiful sunset views from the vantage point of the sea.

Porto: Bridges Cruise with Optional Wine Cellar Tour

2. Porto: Bridges Cruise with Optional Wine Cellar Tour

Admire the old city of Porto, with its typical houses and the hustle and bustle of the Ribeira population while admiring the architecture of the bridges that connect the two river banks. Enjoy a 50-minute cruise that will take you across the Douro River and show you the beautiful riverbank. You'll also be able to take advantage of the “Bridges Cruise” application, available in 16 languages. If you prefer, enjoy a combined program that includes the Cruzeiro das Pontes, and a unique guided tour of Burmester's Port Wine Cellars (Sogevinus Group), with a tasting of different wines. The cruise meets all the safety requirements, having two of the most important safety badges: Clean and Safe by Turismo de Portugal and European Tourism Covid-19 Safety Seal.

Porto: Burmester Cellar Tour with Tasting & Pairing Options

3. Porto: Burmester Cellar Tour with Tasting & Pairing Options

Burmester has long been recognized for its Port wines and Douro DOC (Denominação de Origem Controlada). Its history started long ago in London in 1730, when Henry Burmester joined with John Nash to create Burmester, Nash & Co and from Vila Nova de Gaia they started exporting Port wines all around Europe. Over the years, Burmester has triumphed from generation to generation, demonstrating its inherent character and determination. Character is the holistic principle of the brand, and of its wines. Arrive at the Burmester winery for an unforgettable experience. You will visit the Burmester Cellars, located next to the beautiful Luiz I bridge, with an expert guide. Learn about Port wines and the Douro DOC production process, and taste different port wines.

Porto: Guided Historical Center Tuk Tuk Tour

4. Porto: Guided Historical Center Tuk Tuk Tour

Take a unique exploration of Porto, in which you will be taken to discover a different and charming side of the city. See the Douro River from several fantastic viewpoints in Porto and Gaia, as you get to know the city in a relaxed style. Ride through various places in your charming tuk-tuk, as you hear of stories that this city has to tell in every corner that makes Porto and its people unique. Enjoy the ride with a glass full of Port - a fortified wine that originates from this area. Porto has in the past been nominated 3 times and elected 3 times as the best European destination. The experience offers a unique way to get to know Porto as nobody else will. Discover every nook and cranny, and marvel at the brilliance and splendor of a city that is full of character and passion. Opt to take the tour in the daytime, in the evening, or at sunset, by selecting the relevant option when you book. For the sunset tour, experience the city in a beautiful light - the perfect moment for a glass of Porto with the most astonishing views over the old town. Pick the night option and enjoy a tour of Porto in the evening with fewer people around and less traffic. Alternatively, if you are a cruise ship passenger, choose the 'shore excursion' option to begin the tour at the main gate of Leixões Port. Start the tour by the sea and get to know the historical center of the city, passing first by the Douro river bank.

Porto: City to the Ocean Tuk-Tuk Tour

5. Porto: City to the Ocean Tuk-Tuk Tour

Start off with a pickup service from your address in Porto or meet your guide at the convenient starting point. Then, begin your eco-friendly tuk-tuk tour by passing under the concrete bridge, Ponte da Arrábida. Take its expansive length of 615 meters and 27-meter width. Learn about its significance for the whole of Portugal and how it connects the south of the country to the north. Next, visit the fishing village of São Pedro da Afurada. Discover its traditions and hear stories about its festival in honor of São Pedro (St. Peter), patron saint of fishermen, that takes place at the end of June each year. Following that, you will visit the Marina do Douro, a marina with 300 moorings for boats. Take in views of the natural reserve of the estuary of the Douro and the Lavadores beach, Bandeira Azul.

Porto: 3-Hour Old Town and Riverside Bike Guided Tour

6. Porto: 3-Hour Old Town and Riverside Bike Guided Tour

Meet your guide in the office by the river and after listening to a comprehensive safety briefing, put on your helmet, hop on your bike and set off on your way. Following your guide, ride along the river where the streets are flat and enjoy the amazing views that the city, river and beach have to offer.  Pass through old neighborhoods and learn about the intimate connection between Porto river and the sea, and understand their importance in the growth of the city. Make plenty of stops throughout your ride to soak up the sights and relax. During your coffee break, savor the famous pastry, the Nata, with a portuguese coffee. For the perfect finish, pass through two of the most beautiful city parks of Porto, filled with green spaces, lakes and birds. The tour finishes at the starting point, which means that you can leave your belongings in the tour operators lockers if you wish.

Porto: 3-Hour Electric Bike Tour

7. Porto: 3-Hour Electric Bike Tour

Experience an easy guided electric bike tour through the wonderful city of Porto - discovering its main sights and hidden gems in just a few hours. From the Douro Riverside to the natural City Park, choosing the e-bike will allow you to access hidden, quaint places that other modes of transport cannot reach. First, discover sites of interest in the Old Town and pedal along the bike paths of City Park. Along the way, see the former customs house of the Alfândega do Porto Congress Centre and admire the span of the Arrábida Bridge and the remains of São João da Foz castle. Then, cycle past the fine sand beach of Matosinhos, look for birdlife in Calém Garden and reach the magical fishing village of São Pedro da Afurada. Discover where the Port Wine Museum, Tram Museum and Museu Serralves (Contemporary Art Museum) are located. Next, visit the remains of São Francisco do Queijo (Cheese Castle). Finally, get back to nature in the Douro Estuary Natural Reserve and gaze in awe at the breakwater of Foz do Douro, before returning to the starting point where your tour concludes. Upgrade your tour to a private experience - ideal for families or groups of friends - by picking the relevant option upon checkout.

Porto: 3-Hour Bike Tour

8. Porto: 3-Hour Bike Tour

See the sights of Porto by bike on a 3-hour sightseeing tour of the city's memorable monuments. Access areas that other vehicles can't reach and go further than you could on foot. Discover sites of interest in the Old Town and pedal along the bike paths of City Park. Cross the Douro River by boat and discover the port wine cellars of Gaia. Along the way, see the former customs house of the Alfândega do Porto Congress Centre and admire the span of the Arrábida Bridge and the remains of São João da Foz castle. Cycle past the fine sand beach of Matosinhos, look for birdlife in Calém Garden and reach the magical fishing village of São Pedro da Afurada. Discover where the Port Wine Museum, Tram Museum and Museu Serralves (Contemporary Art Museum) are located. Visit the remains of São Francisco do Queijo (Cheese Castle), get back to nature in the Douro Estuary Natural Reserve and gaze in awe at the breakwater of Foz do Douro.

Self-Guided Bike to Surf"N"Food Pack

9. Self-Guided Bike to Surf"N"Food Pack

Escape from the city for an energetic adventure of biking and surfing all day while cycling on your way along the Douro River, golden beaches, and the wooded parks of Porto. Depart and ride your rented bike in a self-guided tour to explore interesting places such as the Arrábida bridge, Foz breakwater, cross the river in a small boat, cross the nature park of the Douro estuary and walk through the best beaches in the Porto area. Exchange your bike for a surfboard and catch your waves in the Atlantic in a surf session with a lot of adrenaline.Enjoy an incredible surf session including all the equipment you need, board, suit, and instructor of course. To recover, have a light but substantial meal waiting for you in a cozy restaurant and off the beaten tourism paths. Menu (Option 1 only): Sandwich or Salad, Lemonade, or Beer. The bikes are comfortable and easy to use. A helmet and padlock for your safety are included. You can also count on the knowledge and experience of the team, who will provide a map with recommendation.

From Porto: Douro River Private Sailboat Cruise

10. From Porto: Douro River Private Sailboat Cruise

In this exclusive private tour for two, you'll meet the staff at Douro Marina who will welcome you aboard and tell you a little bit about the boat and the tour itself. After setting sail, enjoy the amazing views of the Douro River, passing by the incredible Ponte da Arrabida, an emblematic bridge of the city of Porto. During your tour enjoy a tasting of Port wine along with a delicious platter.

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What people are saying about Arrábida Bridge

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 839 reviews

A wonderful tour with Elena of the Burmester facility, she is passionate about the product and sharing her knowledge with others! Most enjoyable and personal tour of the several I took in V. Nova de Gaia!

Ideal walk commented by Miguel our very friendly guide An original way to discover Porto

The host is very funny, told us interesting stories. Portwine was great in the end.

Cool tour! Told us a lot about the country and its people

It was perfect- guide was well informed & friendly.