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Porto: Electric Tuk-Tuk City Tour and Douro River Cruise

1. Porto: Electric Tuk-Tuk City Tour and Douro River Cruise

Embark on an electric tuk-tuk tour of Porto and discover the city's top sights. Ride your tuk-tuk past Porto Cathedral in the city's historic center and down Aliados Avenue, and see Porto from the Douro river on a relaxing cruise. Begin your electric tuk-tuk tour in the historic city center. As you ride through the city, admire the exterior of some of Porto's most iconic landmarks, including the Sao Bento Train Station, Porto Cathedral, and the Clerigos Tower. Continue down Aliados Avenue and past Lello Bookshop to reach the banks of the Douro river. After admiring the beautiful river, finish your tour with a ride through the Stock Market Palace, passing by Miragaia on your way. Complete your tour of Porto with a Douro river cruise. Drift down the Douro under 6 of the city's bridges and see the stunning city of Porto from the water.

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

2. 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: Douro River Panoramic Tour by Boat

3. 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: City Tour, 6 Bridges Cruise and Wine Tasting

4. Porto: City Tour, 6 Bridges Cruise and Wine Tasting

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel, and then embark on a full-day sightseeing tour of Porto by land and water. Located at the mouth of the Douro River, the capital of the Northern Region of Portugal is home to an exceptional architectural heritage and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. Marvel at the monuments and historical buildings, such as the imposing cathedral and Tower of Clerics. Go to the stunning square of Cais da Ribeira for breathtaking views of the pastel-colored houses of the riverfront promenade. Look across the river to the opposite bank, where the city of Vila Nova de Gaia offers superb views of the legendary port wine cellars. Taste different varieties of the wine in one of the cellars where it is blended and aged.  Then, cruise aboard one of the traditional flat-bottomed rabelo boats, and journey past 6 bridges on board a mode of transport that used to carry wine from the Douro Valley. Learn more about the historic bridges that connect Porto and its twin city of Vila Nova de Gaia.

Porto: City Highlights 3-Hour Guided Electric Bike Tour

5. Porto: City Highlights 3-Hour Guided Electric Bike Tour

Explore the ancient city of Porto with the convenience of an e-bike to climb the hills on this guided tour. The many old houses of the city of Proto seem to perch over the Douro River, huddled together from the quay to the sea. Discover the old palaces, the churches, the emblematic neighborhoods, the people, and all the picturesque corners that the city has to offer. Porto is Portugal's second-largest city with many highlights to explore. The historic core of the city was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. On your tour, see the Cordoaria Garden, the Clérgios Tower, Gomes Teixeira Square, the Lello Bookstore, Aliados Avenue, the Porto Cathedral, and the Dom Luís Bridge. 

Porto: 3-Hour Electric Bike Tour

6. 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: Hop-on Hop-off Bus with Cruise & Wine Cellar Options

7. Porto: Hop-on Hop-off Bus with Cruise & Wine Cellar Options

Explore the districts of Porto at your own pace with a 24-hour or 48-hour hop-on hop-off bus ticket. Learn about the sights you see with an included audio guide. Upgrade to include an optional river cruise ticket and/or a visit to port wine cellars. Visit the perfect combination of historic landscapes, River Douro, and learn the highlights of the port wine tradition. With this ticket, you can visit the cities of Porto, Gaia, and Matosinhos via sightseeing buses or a heritage sightseeing cruise. Also, learn about the historical and cultural significance of producing port wine along with a free wine tasting if you choose the optional upgrade to wine cellars. 

Porto: 3-Hour Guided City Highlights Walking Tour

8. 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.

Porto Food and Wine Tasting Tour

9. Porto Food and Wine Tasting Tour

Sample the delicious food and wines of Portugal on a walking tour of Porto's historic city center with a local guide. Hear all about the landmark monuments and learn more about the food and drink culture of the local people. Visit 5 different locations to sample typical produce with a complimentary drink at each venue. End with an authentic dinner of cod, wine from the Douro Valley and a traditional dessert to satisfy your sweet tooth. Enjoy some of the fortified port wine unique to the region to complete your culinary journey through the flavors of Portugal.

Porto: 2-Hour City Highlights Guided Segway Tour

10. Porto: 2-Hour City Highlights Guided Segway Tour

In two hours, stroll through the highlights of the historic center of Porto, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Get to know the charming city as you meander through its streets and hear stories about Porto from your guide.  Start your tour with a brief, but informative training on how to ride your Segway. Notice its modern and intuitive nature as you learn about safety rules. Afterward set off to discover the old palaces, churches, emblematic neighborhoods, the people of Porto, and the most picturesque corners that the city has to offer.

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What people are saying about Ribeira Square

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 2,689 reviews

This is a great e-bike guided tour experience. We highly recommend it! Riding along the flat Douro River and Atlantic coastline and through different city parks was a perfect activity to complement our time exploring the crowded/busy/awesome narrow streets of Porto. The office (Sara) and support staff (Tomas) and our guide (Ieva) were all great. Ieva led us through city paths and parks, stopping to explain points of interest. Having the e-bike helped in a few spots with hills when we might need to slow down to dodge pedestrians. Ieva also led us through some major streets, guiding us to the bike path that runs along the center of the street (a different street design for us). This tour would be easy and enjoyable for all levels.

Visit of the historic city very pleasant aboard the tuk tuk (we laughed a lot) and very complete description of the buildings Super friendly guide trying to speak slowly in English (French speaking guide could not come despite our reservation) and full of humor. We liked the cruise on Douro completed by the visit (the 6 bridges). It can be done later or on the following days and there is no problem obtaining the exchange ticket to access the boat. I recommend. Especially when you stay few days in Porto

I would recommend this tour to anyone. The staff were hospitable and welcoming. The boat was cozy and fit a small group, which is excellent to avoid the crowds.

Confuctor muy amable y simpático, explicaciones sin agobiar. Muy buena experiencia

Great fun and brilliant guide. Fabous way to see.the city when have limited time