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Castelo Do Queijo: Our most recommended tours and activities

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

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

Meet your guide in the office by the river. Listen to a comprehensive safety briefing, then 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 amazing views of the city, river, and beach.  Pass through old neighborhoods and learn about the intimate connection between the 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 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 operator's lockers if you wish.

Porto: 3-Hour Bike Tour

2. 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. 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 mouth of the Douro River. 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.

Porto: 3-Hour Electric Bike Tour

3. 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 mouth of the Douro River. 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 City Full Day Minibus Tour, Lunch & Wine Tasting

4. Porto City Full Day Minibus Tour, Lunch & Wine Tasting

This guided tour of the city of Porto begins in the historic center, where you’ll have the opportunity to visit the Cathedral, the São Bento train station, known for its beautiful tiles representing important moments in the history of Portugal, and stop at the Lello bookstore. During the full-day tour you’ll learn about the streets, squares, and sites in the historic center, including the Praça da Batalha, Santa Catarina Street, Majestic Coffee House, Bolhão Market, and Aliados Avenue. Later in the morning you’ll visit a port wine cellar, learn how the wine is made, see some of the rarest bottles that currently exist, and enjoy a port wine tasting. Stop for lunch a restaurant in Ribeira, and take in the magnificent views while dining. In the afternoon you’ll see the city from a different perspective on a 1-hour cruise, and you’ll also have a chance to see all of the bridges that connect Porto to Vila Nova de Gaia. Lastly, you’ll see Boavista, Serralves, and Foz as you travel to Castelo do Queijo, where you’ll take a break, have a snack or drink, or just enjoy the magnificent views of the sea.

Porto: Private Bike Tour with a Local Guide

5. Porto: Private Bike Tour with a Local Guide

This Porto bike tour is the easiest and most attractive way to discover the city in just a few hours. From the Douro riverside to the natural Porto City Park, this tour will be a memorable experience. Choosing the bicycle as a means of transportation allows you to access hidden, quaint places that other forms of transport cannot reach.  On this relaxing but engaging 3-hour tour, you will be riding new EU-quality city bikes with a 3 gear hub which allows you to make the journey from the old town to the beaches of Porto, across Porto City Park and to the waterfront of Gaia effortlessly. The carefully chosen route is mostly on cycle paths through parks and other pedestrian areas. It is a safe and comfortable ride for anyone who is able to ride a bike. Tour highlights include: • Alfândega do Porto • Porto Wine Museum • Tram Museum • Arrábida Bridge • Cantareira • Passeio Alegre Garden • São João da Foz Castle • Foz do Douro Breakwater • Foz Beaches • Cheese Castle • Matosinhos Beaches • City Garden • Serralves Garden/Contemporary Art Museum • Calem Garden/Birdwatching • Natural Reserve of Douro Estuary / Bird Observatory • Luís I Bridge • S. Francisco Church • Parish of Miragaia

Porto: Full-Day All-Inclusive Private City Sightseeing Tour

6. Porto: Full-Day All-Inclusive Private City Sightseeing Tour

This private guided tour of the city of Porto starts in the historic center, where you will have the opportunity to visit the Cathedral, São Bento railway station, known for its beautiful tiles that represent important moments in the history of Portugal. Throughout this full day tour you will get to know the streets, squares and sites of the historic center, including Batalha Square, Santa Catarina Street, Majestic Coffee House, Bolhão Market, and Aliados Avenue. Later that morning, you will visit a Port wine cellar. Learn how wine is made, see some of the rarest bottles in existence today, and enjoy a Port wine tasting. You will then stop for lunch at a restaurant in Ribeira and enjoy the superb views as you dine. During the afternoon, take a look at the city from a different perspective on a 1-hour cruise, and get a chance to see all the bridges that connect Porto to Vila Nova de Gaia. By the end of our day, we will get to know Boavista, Serralves and Foz as we travel to Castelo do Queijo, here you will take a break, have a snack or a drink, or simply appreciate the stunning views of the sea.

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What people are saying about Castelo Do Queijo

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 224 reviews

It was likely our best experience in Porto — and we had many great experiences. Enmanuel was our guide was extremely nice, smart and made the ride, very enjoyable and fulfilling —he was a very knowledgeable historian. The ebikes were awesome!

Informative charming guide VJ. Interesting to cycle to coast and back through the park. We would not have found our way back without a guide.

Elio,our guide was awesome. Informative, funny and patient. Excellent tour, really good fun. Would recommend to anyone.

The outing was pleasant. The guide was friendly and gave good explanations. The course was well chosen.

Loved having a guide to show us safe and interesting routes. We enjoyed the 3 hour tour.