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Porto: Magic Train Tour and Port Wine Tastings

1. 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.

Porto: Pink Palace Entry Ticket at WOW

2. Porto: Pink Palace Entry Ticket at WOW

Pre-book your entry ticket to WOW Porto’s Pink Palace and prepare for an exaggerated, flamboyant, and bright experience that immerses visitors into the world of rosé. Enjoy five different rosé tastings and take home a rose bracelet and Pink Palace drinking vessel.  Dedicated to a sensory experience that immerses you in everything there is to know about rosé, each room of the museum is curated with the aim to entertain, educate, and create photo-worthy, memorable moments in a fun and fresh way. For those wanting to learn more about rosé wine in a new and engaging way and sample some new flavors along the way, this is the perfect experience for you and your friends or family. There’s never a dull moment and plenty of laughs to be had at Pink Palace.

Porto: The Chocolate Story Entry Ticket at WOW

3. Porto: The Chocolate Story Entry Ticket at WOW

Embark on a journey around the extraordinary world of chocolate. Immerse yourself in this selfie-friendly interactive museum and learn about the journey from cacao to chocolate. Visit a sensory museum in Porto's WOW complex, as you experience all things chocolate. Tour the educational and immersive exhibits as you discover the history of the famous sweet delicacy. Take fun pictures like selfies, and enjoy sweet treats as you find out all about chocolate's farming and production methods. See first-hand how it is made and encounter a live chocolate factory in this treat for all chocolate lovers. Choose to add a chocolate tasting workshop with your admission ticket. Entice your senses as you experience a variety of chocolate flavors and textures.

Porto: Accessible Sailing Tour

4. Porto: Accessible Sailing Tour

Enjoy the opportunity of participating in sailing maneuvers and steering Inca, a catamaran specially designed for people with special needs. A one-of-its-kind boat, this catamaran is fast, fun and perfect for sightseeing with plenty of room to have you and your guests on board. During your picturesque sail, you'll see the magnificent landscapes of Vila Nova de Gaia and Porto from the water. Depending on the sea conditions, you’ll be taken towards the open water to enjoy the pleasure of sailing and experience the sense of freedom that can only be delivered by the ocean.

Porto: Porto Region Across The Ages Entry Ticket at WOW

5. Porto: Porto Region Across The Ages Entry Ticket at WOW

Pre-book your entry ticket to the Porto Region Across The Ages museum at WOW Porto and embark on a journey through time in Porto. Learn about the character of the city and its people: a blend of vigor, energy, affability, and resourcefulness.  The Porto Region Across The Ages (PRATA) experience is an excellent starting point to understand the city of Porto, with a guarantee to fall even more in love with the city.  Shining a light on the city’s history, culture, and people, the museum details the city’s foundations, setbacks, conquests, explorations, and wars that have defined Portugal: fortunate, with an identity full of culture and heritage. Before looking for what to see and do in Porto, a visit to PRATA will help you understand the city, its people, and its character better, enriching the rest of your time in Porto.

Porto: Fashion and Fabric Museum Entry Ticket at WOW

6. Porto: Fashion and Fabric Museum Entry Ticket at WOW

Enter the World of Wine and explore the Porto Fashion and Fabric Museum. Learn the history and current state of the textile industry in Portugal, and understand why it is the DNA of the Portuguese fashion scene. Discover the step by step method of processing raw materials and creating thread. Observe the methods of weaving, finishing, and ultimately creating garments that will be placed in shop window displays. Witness the tribute to national talent and the masterful art of filigree. Immerse yourself in the showcase of Portuguese fashion, from designers to footwear. Release your inner fashionista.

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What people are saying about Vila Nova de Gaia

The staff of the company is very friendly and willing to help the tourist always with a smile and explaining the peculiarities of the lines.

A lovely tour with some of the most amazing views in Porto and of course, the best part - wine tasting ;)

A quite complete site to spend 2 or 3 days with family or partner..... We will return

Great routes that we would never discover on our own ... Great. Thank you

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