Our most recommended things to do in Ribeira, Porto

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. Get on board the boat and sail along the sparkling Douro River. Admire the beautiful landscapes and red-roofed buildings of the towns of Ribeira and Vila Nova de Gaia from the water. Let the old-fashioned charm of the Rabelo Boat (old wine transport ship) transport you back in time. Get to know the historic bridges that connect Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia, as your boat glides under them. Learn more about their construction and curiosities, and upon arrival at the last bridge, see the sandy beaches of the seafront area Foz do Douro where the river pours into the ocean.

Porto: Sunset or Daytime Sailboat Cruise on the Douro River

2. Porto: Sunset or Daytime Sailboat Cruise on the Douro River

Begin your sunset adventure at Pontoon C of Douro Marina and continue towards the unforgettable historic area of Ribeira and Gaia. Once there, it's time to discover more about the city of Porto, a task that your crew will be happy to share with you. Toast to the taste of a good Douro wine of your choice and take the opportunity to photograph in a unique setting. Meanwhile, reverse your course and head towards the sea, passing through the protected area of the Douro estuary and the beautiful old mouth of Porto with its unmistakable palm trees. Touch the waves of the sea and experience the magical sensation of immensity that only the sea is capable of making you feel. With any luck, the dolphins might come and greet you. All this with a crew that stands out for its constant attention and focus on the well-being of those who join.

Porto: City Highlights 3-Hour Guided Electric Bike Tour

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

Explore the ancient city of Porto with the convenience of an e-bike on this guided tour. Pass by the Clérgios Tower, Gomes Teixeira Square, and more while hearing about the history of the city. You will discover the old palaces, the churches, the emblematic neighborhoods, the people, and all the picturesque corners that the city has to offer. 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: Sightseeing Sailboat Cruise on the Douro River

4. Porto: Sightseeing Sailboat Cruise on the Douro River

Embark on a relaxing cruise along the Douro River with the most breathtaking views of the banks of Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia. Over two hours, you will have the opportunity to pass by several monuments and landmarks of both cities, aboard one of our 15-meter sailboats (with capacity for 12 or 18 people). Note: The distribution of clients on the boats is done in random order, and no preference can be specified at the time of booking. We will not split groups. Departing from the Douro Marina, we will take you on a boat tour through the beautiful landscape of Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia. Along the way, don't miss some of the most emblematic landmarks such as the Arrábida Bridge, the old market (Alfandega), the Port wine cellars and the Luiz I Bridge. And don't forget to "dive" into the sea breeze as we head towards the entrance of the Douro River where you can enjoy the view of Foz do Douro and the new cruise terminal. There will be no shortage of photographable spots to take a souvenir.

Charming Sailboat Sunset

5. Charming Sailboat Sunset

Sailboat trip lasting two hours, up to 8 people, shared. From the natural reserve area of the Douro estuary to Ribeira do Porto and back. Discover the particularities of the banks of Porto and Gaia in a different way, its houses, monuments and secrets. If the weather and sea conditions allow, optionally, the tour can be carried out along the coastal area from Foz Do Douro to Matosinhos and back. If it's summer and it's hot, you must take a dive. On board you will have the possibility to taste some of the best wines from the oldest demarcated region in the world, the Douro, different types of cheeses and charcuterie, raisins, crackers with olive oil and rosemary and grissinis while enjoying the sunset.

Porto: Bridges Cruise & Optional Visit World of Discoveries

6. Porto: Bridges Cruise & Optional Visit World of Discoveries

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. Take advantage of the “Bridges Cruise” application, available in 16 languages. Sail under Porto's six famous bridges, Arrábida Bridge, Luis I Bridge, Infante Dom Henrique Bridge, Maria Pia Bridge, Ponte de São João, and Freixo Bridge. Experience a combined program that includes the Bridges Cruise with a ticket to Porto’s World of Discoveries if you choose. Explore a unique experience in an interactive exhibition that recreates the journeys of the Portuguese navigators who crossed oceans to discover unknown parts of the world. Learn the stories of Portugal's famous and charismatic explorers Ferdinand Magellan, Vasco da Gama, and Bartolomeu Dias. Uncover Portugal's fantastic odysseys while enjoying interactive multi-sensory exhibits. Discover over 20 permanent themed areas as you take yourself on an adventure that changed the world, and find out how Portugal's Age of Discoveries propelled humankind into the era of globalization by creating new maritime routes and promoting the circulation of people, animals, and plants all over the globe.

Porto: 6 Bridges Port Wine River Cruise with 4 Tastings

7. Porto: 6 Bridges Port Wine River Cruise with 4 Tastings

Discover the enchanting beauty of the Douro River while enjoying a shared boat trip. On board our comfortable boat, you will sail along the banks of Porto and Gaia and enjoy the scenery of one of the best destinations in the world. We offer two timetables for the tour, each with its own magical atmosphere. In the afternoon, you can enjoy the bright sunshine and gentle breeze, while delighting in the flavours of the wines. As the sun sets, the sunset schedule creates a romantic and captivating atmosphere, where the shimmering colours of the sky are reflected in the tranquil waters. Join us for a shared boat tour of Porto and let yourself be enveloped by the magic of this stunning city. Our team will ensure that your experience is perfect, from the attentive service to the quality of the wines selected. Book now and get ready to embark on a unique journey where nature, culture and taste come together to create unforgettable moments in the heart of Porto.

Porto: Secret Food Tour

8. Porto: Secret Food Tour

Taste the flavors typical to Porto and try local wines on this 3.5-hour culinary tour. First your local guide will take you to a confeitaria for a pão de ló (Portuguese sponge cake) and an espresso. Stop at a market to try sardines served with olives and tomato sauce and a glass of vinho verde, a white wine from northwest Portugal. Then head to the heart of the city for the best bifana (a sandwich filled with thin slices of pork) in town. Next taste a unique dish from Porto called francesinha. This appetizer is made with beef, melted cheese, and a spicy sauce. It is served with a small glass of lambreta (Portuguese draft beer). Explore the narrow medieval streets before stopping to discover the tour's signature secret dish. At the final stop, sample 3 types of Portugal's famous Port wine as you enjoy scenic views of the Douro River. Enjoy an authentic Portuguese food experience as you discover the history and culture of Porto.

From Lisbon: Porto Highlights Day Trip

9. From Lisbon: Porto Highlights Day Trip

You will start your tour in the Ribera del Duero area. A charming start in the most beautiful natural area of the city. You will be able to admire the beautiful bridges that cross the river and also discover the charm of its people. In this way, you will find yourself breathing the authentic essence of the city. In fact, this area of the town is a World Heritage Site, with the Largo do Terreiro as the highlight. There you will find the Chapel of Nossa Senhora de Ó, which dates back to the 17th century, having been deeply remodeled in the 19th century. Just in front, you will see the famous Fuente Taurina, which is a kind of entrance to the restaurant area. A multitude of restaurants await you to taste the rich gastronomy of the city with incredible views of the Duero. Going up from the Ribeira, you will reach the most famous bridge of Porto: the bridge of Don Luis I. After crossing the Don Luis I bridge, you will arrive at the area of the Church and the Clérigos Tower. These are the greatest exponents of baroque art in the city. In addition, the almost 80 meters high tower also allows it to be a monument seen from any point. You should know that the Clérigos Tower is the largest religious construction in Portugal. It dates back to the 18th century, and its marble and granite facade will leave you speechless. Its origins date back to the Brotherhood of the Poor Clerics, who made the Church of the Clerics their home after financing the construction of the tower. By the way, we must not forget that the temple keeps inside treasures of incalculable value, protected by a rococo style facade that you will love. Following the ascent through the streets of the city you will reach its highest part, where the Cathedral of Oporto, also known as Sé do Porto, is located. A majestic temple built throughout the twelfth century whose facade leaves a sensational mix of styles. Thus, you can see samples of Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque. You will learn about the history of the temple and the main elements kept inside. In addition, you will also pass by the San Bento railroad station. One of the most striking of Portugal, decorated with tiles that leave in sight sensational images of the country's history. It is another must-see in Porto. Before ending the guided tour, you will cross to the other side of the river to contemplate the historical part of the city, where the Vinho do Porto Caves are located. As you know, Porto is a land of worship to good wine, so you will not miss a single detail of this delicious product. After the guided tour, you will have free time to continue exploring the city at your own pace and recharge your batteries in one of its famous restaurants. In this sense, you will have no problem finding the greatest temples to the city's food, as our guides will give you the best recommendations.

Discover the Best of Porto: 3-Hour Vespa Tour

10. Discover the Best of Porto: 3-Hour Vespa Tour

Jump on a Vespa and weave your way through the winding streets of Porto on this exciting 3-hour city tour. As you cruise around, learn about the soul of the city and its relationship with the Douro river. UNESCO dubbed the city center a World Heritage Site for its outstanding historic value, dating back to 2,000 years ago. The Douro valley, one of the world's oldest wine regions, is also a World Heritage Site. This tour will uncover the rich and extensive history of this city by inviting you to explore a world unlike your own. You will learn about the days of Tertulias, a social gathering focusing on topics like literature or art, and imagine life while passing through the Batalha Square and the ancient Baroque quarter.

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After this game, you want to try all the other missions! Quite entertaining and interactive, the clues were very well done and fun! It allowed us to get to know the city in a different way. We loved it

The tour guide was very patient and accommodating. There were only two of us and he tailored the tour to our interests. Would definitely recommend, great way to get familiar with a new area

We all loved the experience! The game is very well constructed, the clues are very very cool! We will definitely play again

Pleasant experience, the staff is friendly and considerate, it worths every cent we spent.

It was a day very well spent, we are left with very fun memories.