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Porto: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, River Cruise, & Port Cellar Tour

1. Porto: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, River Cruise, & Port Cellar Tour

Explore the picturesque and historic city of Porto at your leisure with a ticket that gives you access to 2 sightseeing bus tours for 2 days. You can hop on and hop off at any stop in the city, taking in attractions such as the Avenida dos Aliados and the neighborhoods of Santa Catarina and Batalha. Located in the north of Portugal, the city of Porto has a rich history that dates to the Roman occupation of Iberia. This is a notable port city, situated on the estuary of the Douro River, where the river meets the Atlantic Ocean. You can also hop off the bus in the city’s oldest district, Ribeira, to enjoy a traditional Portuguese lunch in a quaint café nestled along the city’s medieval walls and discover Porto’s famous wines. Your ticket gives you access to the cellars of Cales Calém, where top quality port wines have been produced since 1859. You can also sample some of the goods, including white, dry and ruby ports. Once you have seen Porto on dry land, you can take the Douro River Cruise to see it from the water. This is included as part of your tour package and gives you a chance to admire the city from a comfortable river cruiser as you drift down the Douro under 6 of the city’s bridges.

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

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

Explore the district of Porto, on your own time. Using a 24 or 48-hour hop-on hop-off bus ticket, a river cruise ticket and enjoy a visit to a port wine cellars (optional). Visit the perfect combination of historic landscapes, river Douro and learn the highlights of the port wine tradition. With this incredible price you can visit the cities of Porto, Gaia and Matosinhos via sightseeing buses, taking a heritage sightseeing cruise. Also, learn about the cultural significance of producing port wine from a cellar (optional).  Special Time-tables: One day prior to St. John's Day: from 8:30 AM until 1:30 PM St. John's Day: from 2:00 PM Christmas Eve: from 8:30 AM until 1:30 PM Christmas Day: from 2:00 PM New Years Eve: from 8:30 AM until 1:30 PM New Years Day: from 2:00 PM

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Porto: Bridges Cruise with Optional Wine Cellar Tour

3. Porto: Bridges Cruise with Optional Wine Cellar Tour

Admire the old city of Porto, with its typical houses and the hustle and bustle of the Ribeira population while admiring the architecture of the bridges that connect the two river banks. Enjoy a 50-minute cruise that will take you across the Douro River and show you the beautiful riverbank. You'll also be able to take advantage of the “Bridges Cruise” application, available in 16 languages. If you prefer, enjoy a combined program that includes the Cruzeiro das Pontes, and a unique guided tour of Burmester's Port Wine Cellars (Sogevinus Group), with a tasting of different wines. The cruise meets all the safety requirements, having two of the most important safety badges: Clean and Safe by Turismo de Portugal and European Tourism Covid-19 Safety Seal.

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Porto: Unique Live Fado Performance with Port Wine

4. Porto: Unique Live Fado Performance with Port Wine

Experience fado, a form of Portuguese singing that is now part of UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list. In a small auditorium, the performance takes you on a roaring history of fado, a style originating from the 1820's, bringing you up to the fusion versions popular today with new audiences.   Enjoy a unique presentation of Coimbra and Lisbon's fado with impeccable technical and artistic quality. The show begins with traditional fado, filled with hoarse voices invoking a feeling of nostalgia. It then explores the mysteries and evolution of the Portuguese guitar, the faithful companion of all fado singers.   The story then passes through Coimbra, the eternal city of students, which, swarming with passion and culture, witnesses the birth of its very own song. The fourth segment of the show is dedicated to Amália Rodrigues, who gives fado an unmistakable character and unprecedented recognition across borders.

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Porto: Guided Tour of Pocas Port Wine Cellar with Tasting

5. Porto: Guided Tour of Pocas Port Wine Cellar with Tasting

Your 1-hour wine-tasting tour will start with a guided visit to the aging cellar, where distinguished wines have been maturing for more than 100 years. Here, you’ll get to know what makes Port wine so special and learn all about the place where it’s made, the Douro Valley.  Next, you’ll take a walk to the tasting room, where a harmonized sample of three different Port wines awaits your palate. As you sample the wines, you’ll learn about which foods pair well with Port wine from your expert guide and discover unique Port styles you might not have tasted before. Finally, before the tour is over, you’ll also have the chance to taste some other delicious wines.

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Porto: Porto Legends - The Underground Experience

6. Porto: Porto Legends - The Underground Experience

Take part in a 45-minute immersive virtual experience that uncovers the hidden secrets and legends of Porto. Enjoy a unique show full of mystery suspended between reality and imagination. Go beneath the Porto Customs House, Furnas da Alfândega, through a secret tunnel where a hidden treasure was discovered: the most precious legends of the Undefeated City the North Region”. Hear entertaining stories narrated by the voices of Pedro Abrunhosa, the great Portuguese author, and “Best Actor” Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons.  See the walls of Furnas da Alfândega come alive with graphic animations and music, illustrating fascinating folklore and mysteries.   Be part of a unique audiovisual experience of national resonance, which aims to become a landmark of the city and a must-do cultural activity to be enjoyed by the people of Porto and visitors alike.

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Porto: City Train Tour, River Cruise & Wine Cellar

7. Porto: City Train Tour, River Cruise & Wine Cellar

Explore the picturesque and historic city of Porto on the Magic Train Tour. The train departs every 30 minutes from the Sé Catedral (Cathedral of Oporto) and travels around the city center with an audio guide available in Portuguese, Spanish, French, English and Italian. The train takes you directly to the oldest wine cellar in Portugal — Real Companhia Velha. A guide will take you on an unforgettable tour inside the wine cellar which includes a short 15-minute film, a 30-minute visit to the old parts of the cellars and a tasting of 2 quality port wines. After the wine tour, the train will pick you up and continue the tour around the city. See the most important monuments such as St. Johns Theater, the Famous Batalha Square with the Santa Catarina Street, Aliados Avenue, Clerigos Tower, Carmelitas Church and more.  Once the train tour is over, join a 1-hour boat cruise along the Douro River. Relish this extraordinary way of viewing the city from a different perspective.

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Pinhão: 2-Hour Rabelo Boat Tour with Audio Guide

8. Pinhão: 2-Hour Rabelo Boat Tour with Audio Guide

Navigate a unique river, in the heart of the oldest demarcated wine region of the world which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You'll start this adventure from Pinhao, pass under the Eiffel iron bridge going upstream to the Tua area where you will turn around to make the return journey. Along the way, see hills of terraced vineyards with no national roads or traffic in sight. Although you will do the same stretch up and down, it will appear different, as it is seen from two different points of view, and also because there is so much to see in this stunning region of the world. The traditional Rabelo boats have open and closed areas, so navigation can be comfortably be made in all kinds of weather, all year long.

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

9. 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: 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket

10. Porto: 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket

Bridges, architecture, port wine, culture and great nightlife: Explore Porto over 2 days, with 1 convenient hop-on, hop-off ticket. Easily reach the historical center of town, and visit popular spots like the Torre dos Clérigos, Fundação Serralves contemporary art foundation and gardens, the Casa da Música and the dining and entertainment options along the Cais de Gaia esplanade. Simply jump on board the Yellow Bus Official Sightseeing Tour buses with your 2-day ticket. The bus ticket includes the Historical Porto Tour and the Porto Castle Tour. Head out to the Foz do Douro or Matosinhos beaches and the Gaia Riverside area, or visit to the Tramcar Museum. Don't forget to taste the famous Port Wine when visiting one of the numerous cellars at Gais Port as well. With this hop-on, hop-off ticket, you'll be able to access the many fascinating destinations of Porto. Porto Castles Tour • Cathedral/S. Bento Station• Sé Catedral/Cathedral• Praça da Batalha • Praça da República• Casa da Música/Rot. Da Boavista • Av. Boavista Hotéis • Fundação de Serralves • Castelo do Queijo/Sea Life Porto • Anémona• Matosinhos Restaurants • Tourism Office/Cruises Terminal • Matosinhos Beaches • Anémona • Passeio Alegre • Fluvial• Tramcar Museum • Ribeira/River Cruise/Palácio Bolsa/Cálem Wine Cellars Historical Porto Tour • Cathedral/S. Bento Station• Sé Catedral/Cathedral• Praça da Batalha • Alfândega• Cordoaria/Clérigos • Carmo Church • Ribeira/River Cruise/Palácio Bolsa/Cálem Wine Cellars • Gaia Quay Caves Cálem • Porto viewpoint/Yeatman/Cálem Wine Cellars • Largo dos Aviadores • El Corte Inglês • City Hall • Jardim do Morro • Praça da Batalha

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What people are saying about Porto District

The tour was smooth and harmonious. As I had read some reviews about this tour before, I was forewarned. I took my headset, and before starting the tour my husband and I downloaded the application that was behind the boat's seats. The meeting place is in front of a house called Ramos Pinto, where there is a kiosk with a photo of the boat, where check-in takes place. The boat is right in front too, if you don't have it at the moment, it's because it will be doing the tour, and it will arrive right away. However, the tour is interesting, cool and safe!

Wonderful. I went to Sao Bento the afternoon before to orient myself. Once at the bus stop, the driver gave me the tickets I needed. It would be good if they told us which stops for the Wine tasting and the river cruises. I went to their office and got the Yellow bus info map. Did the cruise and Wine tasting on my second evening there at 4:30pm. Sunset on the river was stunning! Bundle up warm though! Lol! Wine tasting was great at the Calem Port wine caverns. Very knowledgeable guide.

This Fado experience was entertaining and educational. I learned so much about Fado and it was a wonderful experience. I would highly recommend this activity when visiting Porto.

Fascinating river cruise, exciting bus ride and wineries .... special welcome and tasting. Experience that I highly recommend

This trip was well worth the price for all it included