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  • Porto: River Douro 6 Bridges Cruise

    1. Porto: River Douro 6 Bridges Cruise

    Enjoy a traditional “6 Bridges Cruise” along the River Douro and follow in the footsteps of the old wine merchants that transported wine from the valley to the wine cellars. Board the boat at Ribeira Quay and sail for 50 minutes along the river. Admire the beautiful landscapes and buildings of Ribeira and Vila Nova de Gaia from the water. Known as "Rabelo Boats," in reference to the old boats that transported wine from the Douro Valley, the cruise is the perfect chance to learn more about the historic bridges that connect Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia. Learn more about their construction and curiosities, and upon arrival at the last bridge, see the Foz do Douro where the river pours into the ocean.

    It was really fun, the people were nice and we did not have to wakt long. There are 2 boats and one leaves every half hour. I would suggest taking one at 6 like we did, after the boatride we went for a hike to go up on one of the bridges and saw a beautiful sunset. We also had golden hour etc so we were really happy that we took the boat at 6. The people spoke excellent english! There is also a cable car ride by the boats. Wich is a really fun experience aswell!!

  • Porto: 3-Hour Guided City Highlights Walking Tour

    2. Porto: 3-Hour Guided City Highlights Walking Tour

    Experience a walking tour through the streets of the historical center of Porto, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover the city through its neighborhoods, buildings, and streets on a 3-hour guided trip. Enjoy old palaces, charming churches, and lively neighborhoods. See the famous iron bridge, engineered by Teófilo Seyrig, the Port wine cellars, and the characteristic Rabelo boats lined up along the quay which preserve the memory of old times when they used to transport the wine casks. Your guide will explain how, in the 12th century, the city grew around the construction of the cathedral, and has survived several Moorish and Castilian invasions as well as the French military invasions in the 19th century. Along the way, stroll along Aliados Avenue to the place that served as a backdrop to the first proclamation of the Republic of Portugal.

    Valter was awesome. I feel like I know the whole city, it’s culture and history in our 3 hour tour. Highly recommend

  • Porto: Serralves Foundation Entry Ticket

    3. Porto: Serralves Foundation Entry Ticket

    Explore Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art and its grounds with your entry ticket. See why the entire landscape and architectural heritage were classified as a National Monument in 2012. 

    Enjoy different parts of the museum, which consists of the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Casa do Cinema Manoel de Oliveira (both designed by the architect Álvaro Siza), Serralves Villa (a unique example of Art Deco architecture), and the 18-hectare Serralves Park, which was recently complemented by the pioneering Treetop Walk: an elevated walkway close to the treetops. Visit the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, which was designed by Álvaro Siza Vieira, a Pritzker Prize winner. The Museum of Contemporary Art presents exhibitions by leading Portuguese and foreign artists, concerts, dance shows, and performances, among other activities.

    Enjoy the 18-hectare Serralve...

    Awesome exhibition, but they could have more work displayed outdoors. It is such a beautiful garden! They could also allow us in without the need to switch vouchers

  • Porto: Guided 3-Hour Best of Tour by Segway

    4. Porto: Guided 3-Hour Best of Tour by Segway

    Explore Porto from the vantage point of a self-balancing Segway on this tour, and glide along historic streets to see the city’s main attractions. After a brief training session on the self-balancing vehicles, follow your guide and head towards the Miragaia neighborhood; location of Porto’s ancient walls. As you tour, your guide will describe Porto’s origin as a pre-Roman settlement, talk about Roman times, and how Portugal was reconquered from the Moors in 868, restoring the city of Portucale. See attractions such as Clérigos Tower, the bell tower of the Baroque Igreja dos Clérigos (Church of the Clergymen); once Portugal’s tallest structure. See the metal span of Dom Luis Bridge over the River Douro, and admire the magnificent Romanesque Cathedral (Sé do Porto), towering over the city’s historical center point.

    Our 3-hour Segway tour was FUN, pleasant and informative. After getting the hang of the Segways (easy!) and realizing the Portuguese are very polite about letting Segway riders use the sidewalks, we learned so much about the history and current culture of Porto. You do use some balancing muscles in your legs that might not have been worked much recently, so don’t be surprised if you feel a little sore afterwards. But the fun was well worth it. After leaving Porto we are headed to Lisbon and will likely employ a Segway tour there as well.

  • From Porto: Douro Valley with Wine Tasting & Optional Lunch

    5. From Porto: Douro Valley with Wine Tasting & Optional Lunch

    Tour the beautiful Douro Valley and the charming Portuguese countryside on this relaxing full-day tour from Porto. Spend the morning exploring the wheat hills of the valley, while heading towards the Douro river, enjoying the landscape of the Douro region, the first demarcated region of the world. Continue the tour with a visit to the small town of Pinhão, hidden in the heart of the valley, and then embark on an hour-long boat cruise (optional) down the river, enjoying views of the magnificent landscape. Pay a visit to the historical railway station, well known for its 24-tile panels portraying the Douro countryside and harvest, before stopping for a delicious lunch break in a traditional restaurant. After lunch, continue to a family-run wine estate nestled in the gloriously remote countryside, a setting that offers a glimpse into the way of life in Douro. Enjoy a tasting of these awar...

    Wonderful day in the Douro valley. The tour was well organised with great scenery, wine and food. The driver Alex was very knowledgeable and made the day very enjoyable.

  • Essential Porto Walking Tour

    6. Essential Porto Walking Tour

    Meet your guide at the Praça Gomes Teixeira, also known as the Lion's Square, and go for a walk through the historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For those who don't have much time but want to see Porto's essential sites, you can see the main landmarks of the city on a quicker route. Get to know the city's history and how it developed with the arrival of the Romans. Learn more about the Moorish and Castilian invasions and the more recent one in the 19th century by Napoleon's troops. Pass by the Lello & Irmão bookstore, frequented by J. K. Rowling. Then visit the Clerics Church. Shortly after, arrive at São Bento Railway station built on the site of a former Benedictine convent inside the walled city. This is also one of the landmarks of the city and one of the most well-known stations in the world. Then see Carmo and Carmelitas church and learn about its history. Go on to vis...

    Good coverage of the old town, we tried the pastry shop recommend and it was the best. We appreciated learning the rich history given. Gives a pretty building meaning. This city is so scenic. Loved our guide.

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It was really fun, the people were nice and we did not have to wakt long. There are 2 boats and one leaves every half hour. I would suggest taking one at 6 like we did, after the boatride we went for a hike to go up on one of the bridges and saw a beautiful sunset. We also had golden hour etc so we were really happy that we took the boat at 6. The people spoke excellent english! There is also a cable car ride by the boats. Wich is a really fun experience aswell!!

A very well organized trip, not too long - the most important things the guide said - wonderful views - I think it is worth seeing Porto from the river, because it is a completely new perspective. Thank you

Very nice cruise. Duration of 50 minutes which allows you to see everything. Explanations in Portuguese and English. The best way to see the bridges and take your best shots.

Great trip on the Duoro River, they show you all the great bridges with detailed explanation about their history.

A relaxing way to see the city and learn a little about some of the bridges.