Porto District
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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.

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Porto: Cálem Cellar Tour, Fado Show & Wine Tasting

2. Porto: Cálem Cellar Tour, Fado Show & Wine Tasting

Fado is an important part of the collective Portuguese soul, born in the taverns of the 19th century and an iconic symbol of the Portuguese culture. This 75-minute program includes a visit to the Cálem wine cellars to learn about ancestral traditions. The visit is followed by a tasting of two port Wines (white and special reserve), which are served to you while you enjoy a Fado performance. The Fado performance features both male and female voices accompanied by traditional Portuguese guitar and classic guitar. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear to the music and experience the soul of the country.

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From Porto: Douro Valley Full-Day Wine Trip with Lunch

3. From Porto: Douro Valley Full-Day Wine Trip with Lunch

Enjoy the convenience of being picked up in an 8-seat minivan from your accommodation in Porto before exploring the stunning Douro Valley. Visit local wineries, savor wines and delicacies, learning about the wine making process, before cruising down the Douro River on a river cruise. Begin your tour with a visit to the Croft Vineyards and learn about the entire winemaking process from your guide. End your visit with a port wine tasting accompanied by a careful selection of Portuguese cheeses. Then head towards the village of Pinhão, where you will embark on a 1-hour boat trip with delicacies onboard. Relax as you float down the calm waters of the Douro River and admire the landscape of the valley. Afterward, sit down for lunch in a typical Portuguese restaurant. Choose between meat, fish, and vegetarian menus. After lunch, visit the winery of a small table wine producer. Learn about the differences between premium wines, and the techniques used to produce them during a private guided tour. End your visit with a tasting of olive oils made by the same producer. As you return to Porto, you’ll enjoy panoramic views along a scenic road.

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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.

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From Porto: Off-Road Buggy Adventure

5. From Porto: Off-Road Buggy Adventure

Your journey will begin with the Rally de Portugal Shakedown, where you will ride a buggy for a fascinating and delightful 3-hour ride. You will explore every corner of our magnificent mountains. The first stop is a visit to Castromil's gold mines. The next stop will be in the Roman ruins of Castro Mozinho, where you can absorb and understand a little more of the history of Portugal. We will continue to our next stop where there will be a magnificent snack prepared for you with the best typical dishes of our north of the country. To top it off, nothing like a visit to the ever surrounding Quintandona Preserved Village, a place where all buildings are in shale.

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Porto: Magic Train Tour and Port Wine Tastings

6. Porto: Magic Train Tour and Port Wine Tastings

Explore the picturesque city of Porto on board a beautiful tourist train, departing every 30 minutes from Sé Catedral (Porto Cathedral), a glorious Romanesque monument in the old city center. The train circumnavigates the city center, with onboard audio guides in Portuguese, Spanish, French, English, and Italian for your convenience. Travel directly to the oldest Portuguese wine cellar of Real Companhia Velha, founded in 1756 by King José I. Climb off the train for an unforgettable tour inside the cellar, and learn the history of Port wine and its famous wineries during a 15-minute documentary. Next, explore the old part of the cellar, before a tasting of 2 high-quality Port wines. Re-board the train and continue your journey around the city center. Pass some of the most important monuments of Porto, such as the São João National Theatre on historic Praça da Batalha (Batalha Square). Continue down Avenida dos Aliados, site of the beautifully tiled São Bento Train Station. Pass the baroque Bell Tower of Clerigos Church, and the twin churches of the Convent and Church of Carmelitas, close to the famous Leilo Bookshop and enchanting cafés. Upgrade your tour to include lunch in Ruela da Villa, the restaurant of a 4-star hotel. Savor an all you can eat buffet, with a variety of dishes and desserts which are typical of Portuguese cuisine. Hop-off and on the train in front of the restaurant.

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Porto: 3-Hour Guided City Highlights Walking Tour

7. 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.

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

8. 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.

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Porto: Self-Guided Bike and Boat Tour with Port Wine Tasting

9. Porto: Self-Guided Bike and Boat Tour with Port Wine Tasting

Escape the hustle and bustle of Porto city center and discover the beauty of the Douro Valley by bike and boat. Collect your bike and chosen pack to cycle towards the city of Gaia over the Dom Luis I Bridge. Use the provided map to locate recommended best places to visit and stop for a drink. Board a typical rabelo boat and sail under some of the bridges that connect the 2 cities of Porto and Gaia. Arrive in the fishing village of Afurada, famous for its restaurants, and enjoy some regional snacks off the usual tourist trail. Then, cycle along the bike paths of the Natural Reserve of the Douro Estuary and discover some of the beautiful beaches of Gaia. Return towards the starting point and visit a port wine cellar to taste some of the local wines.

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Porto: Ribeira Walking Tour

10. Porto: Ribeira Walking Tour

This 2.5-hour walking tour starts in front of the statue of Bishop António Ferreira Gomes, opposite the Clérigos Tower. Explore some of the most beautiful neighborhoods along the Douro River on this scenic riverside tour of Porto! Porto’s banks have seen the launch of the first expeditions into the Atlantic, which enabled the colonial expansion of Portugal and ensured economic prosperity for the city even in times of crisis. Porto’s explorers set up some of the earliest Portuguese trade routes and the city is also home to the first Portuguese Navy. Even with their sights set on lands far away, the people of Porto didn’t take their eyes off what they had at home. Known as the "unbeaten city", Porto fought back against any king, bishop or emperor (to name just a few) who tried to invade their shores. The Porto of today is famous for its scenic riverbanks and its delicious port wine – both of which are products of the resourcefulness, bravery and strength of this city. Just below the iconic Dom Luis I bridge lies Gaia which is littered with cellars where port wine is stored and aged. Learn how the area evolved into the most visited part of the riverbank. Join this tour to explore the neighborhoods on either side of the famous Dom Luis Bridge and discover why the entire city was given UNESCO World Heritage status in 1996! Listen to stories of discovery and victorious battles as you take in the magnificent atmosphere of this fascinating city.

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What people are saying about Porto District

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 3,402 reviews

We caught the boat at 16:30h which was the sunset boat. It was beautiful, accessible, and super interactive, with explanations about the bridges in Portuguese and English. I usually get sick and I didn't get sick at all.

Get ready for lots of walking and lots of interesting information! Our guide Teresa was so dedicated during the trip that we felt very welcome in Porto.

Informative tour, good length (approx. 30 minutes) followed by a fado show. There were two delicious ports and some crackers to try.

Something that I would recommend doing without a doubt, both adults and girls will enjoy it.

Great tour and show. I really enjoyed it and highly recommend