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Porto: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, Tram & Funicular Ticket

1. Porto: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, Tram & Funicular Ticket

Bridges, architecture, port wine, culture, and great nightlife: Explore Porto over 2 days with one hop-on hop-off bus, tramcar, and cable car ticket. Discover the history of the city from its old monuments such as the Cathedral and Carmo Church, to cultural offerings such as Serralves and Casa da Música. With your cable car ticket, travel to the top of Guidais or Virtudes and enjoy panoramic views of the entire city. You could hop off at any of the city's best dining spots and try the famous Francesinha in Ribeira or seafood specialties in Matosinhos. On the bus, learn all about Porto's history and culture from the built-in audio guide system. Your ticket also includes entry to Quinta da Boeira where you can enjoy a port wine tasting and learn all about the history of Porto's wine culture.

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Porto Sunset Bike Tour

2. Porto Sunset Bike Tour

Discover the charms of Porto on a 3-hour sunset bike tour. Ride from the Douro River to the Porto City Park. Enjoy access to quaint and hidden places in the city that cannot be reached by other means of transportation. Also, see much more of the city than would be possible on a walking tour. Ride a new bike with your guide from the Old Town to the beaches of Porto, cross through the City Park and continue along the Gaia waterfront. The carefully chosen route mostly follows cycle paths through parks and other pedestrian areas. It is a safe and comfortable ride for anyone who is able to ride a bike.

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Porto: Private 8-Hour City Highlights Tour

3. Porto: Private 8-Hour City Highlights Tour

After being collected from your Porto accommodation, you will travel with your guide to the House of Music, which was inaugurated in 2005. From there you will travel to Clerigos Tower, which offers some of the best views over the city. Its doors opened on January 13, 1906, and haven't closed for 112 years. Following the tower, you will travel to the Lello Bookstore, which continues to satisfy everyone from literature lovers, to architecture students, to Harry Potter fans. You will next travel to Porto's historical center and Sao Bento Train Station. There you will discover the Porto Baixa (downtown), which is laid out around the Avenida dos Aliados (Avenue of the Allies), the city's focal point. This is where everything happens, and it is on this thoroughfare that you will find the imposing Oporto Municipal Council building. Afterwards, you will discover the Cathedral of Oporto, which is a church of Roman-Gothic structure. The next stage of your tour will lead you to "Palacio da Bolsa" and the San Francisco Church. The Palácio da Bolsa was built in the 19th century in a Neo-classical style, and has since been classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The Church of San Francisco was built in the 12th century, and was initially of Romanesque architecture before being transformed into Gothic style, then later into that of Baroque. The Cathedral of Oporto (or Porto Cathedral) is a church with a Roman-Gothic structure which began being built in the 12th century, later receiving several renovations in the 17th and 18th centuries. Inside it stands the medieval rosacea of the 12th century, and from outside you can enjoy the lateral galilee, a work of Nicolau Nasoni in 1736 which is decorated with tiles. Crossing the D. Luis Bridge, you will arrive in Gaia (the city on the opposing river bank). This is the spot where Port wine has been aged in hundreds of different cellars, and whilst there you will be able to visit one of those cellars. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be returned to your accommodation in Porto.

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What people are saying about Matosinhos

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 23 reviews

This was an absolutely amazing experience and our guide was awesome.. So passionate about his country and his knowledge and info that he shared was so interesting.. I would definitely advise to do this tour in the beginning of your stay in Porto as you get an amazing overview of what Porto has to offer... Our guide made this tour!!

This is definitely worth getting to see the sites in Porto, we bought this for 40 euros for two days, there is no way you can do it in 1 day, this stops of at several stops, and you can pick up from any stop, there is some really lovely architecture, beaches, zoo, churches, sea life, to name just a few.

We take advantage of the 3, although the funicular is very simple and short the section. The tram was very nice and the most interesting thing was the bus, to know places and history. There were some bus seats where the headphone system did not work and when the bus was full, you could not change seats.

Everything worked out very well

A little tip if you have a 2-day ticket for the hop-on hop-off bus info. If you have a tram, you can only activate the tram ticket on the second day, then you have two days ... practically one day longer than the bus

Everything worked out great. Good on-site education. Would book again.