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Porto: Electric Tuk-Tuk City Tour and Douro River Cruise

1. Porto: Electric Tuk-Tuk City Tour and Douro River Cruise

Embark on an electric tuk-tuk tour of Porto and discover the city's top sights. Ride your tuk-tuk past Porto Cathedral in the city's historic center and down Aliados Avenue, and see Porto from the Douro river on a relaxing cruise. Begin your electric tuk-tuk tour in the historic city center. As you ride through the city, admire the exterior of some of Porto's most iconic landmarks, including the Sao Bento Train Station, Porto Cathedral, and the Clerigos Tower. Continue down Aliados Avenue and past Lello Bookshop to reach the banks of the Douro river. After admiring the beautiful river, finish your tour with a ride through the Stock Market Palace, passing by Miragaia on your way. After the 50-minute tuk-tuk ride, you can enjoy a ride on a rabelo, a traditional boat that will take you on a cruise on the Douro River. See the six bridges of Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia on a 55-minute cruise.

Porto: City Train Tour, River Cruise & Wine Cellar

2. 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 60 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, go down to Ribera to join a 1-hour boat cruise along the Douro River. Relish this extraordinary way of viewing the city from a different perspective.

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: Private Tuk-Tuk Tour, River Cruise, and Wine Tasting

4. Porto: Private Tuk-Tuk Tour, River Cruise, and Wine Tasting

Explore the picturesque and historic city of Porto in an eco-friendly way on a private, electric tuk-tuk tour. Get an open ticket for a cruise on the Douro River that can be used a whatever time you wish. Tour a Porto winery and enjoy a tasting of two local port wines.  Head to the centrally-located meeting point which is close to the São Bento Train Station. Hop aboard a cozy electric tuk-tuk and cruise through the streets of Porto. Admire attractions such as the Avenida dos Aliados and the neighborhoods of Santa Catarina and Batalha. After a 50 minute ride, finish the tour at the starting point and receive a ticket to float down the Douro Rive on a rabelo, a classic, traditional Portuguese wooden cargo boat. View the six bridges of Porto, the iconic wine cellars, and fishing areas on a 55-minute cruise.  Take the boat trip, which starts at the Ribeira quay, on the same day as the tuk-tuk tour or at any other time within the next 30 days. In addition to the Tuk-Tuk tour and the cruise, a visit to a winery in Porto is included. This winery tour includes a tasting of two Port wines.

Porto: Historic Center Photo Tour in Ford T Replica

5. Porto: Historic Center Photo Tour in Ford T Replica

Visit the top landmarks of Porto and snap unforgettable photos as you drive around in early 20th century cars. See the grand Porto cathedral and the Passeio das Virtudes with your knowledgeable driver. Head to Vila Nova de Gaia, a hub of the port wine industry and filled with café terraces and picturesque tiled houses, perfect for a photo. Discover the Mosteiro da Serra do Pilar, a former monastery set on a hilltop, and take some panoramic pictures of the city. Snap some captivating photos at the Miradouro da Vitória viewpoint. Hear interesting stories and anecdotes about the city from your helpful guide as you tour around one of the oldest cities in Portugal.

Porto: Guided 3-Hour Best of Tour by Segway

6. 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.

Porto: Guided Historical Center Tuk Tuk Tour

7. Porto: Guided Historical Center Tuk Tuk Tour

Take a unique exploration of Porto, in which you will be taken to discover a different and charming side of the city. See the Douro River from several fantastic viewpoints in Porto and Gaia, as you get to know the city in a relaxed style. Ride through various places in your charming tuk-tuk, as you hear of stories that this city has to tell in every corner that makes Porto and its people unique. Enjoy the ride with a glass full of Port - a fortified wine that originates from this area. Porto has in the past been nominated 3 times and elected 3 times as the best European destination. The experience offers a unique way to get to know Porto as nobody else will. Discover every nook and cranny, and marvel at the brilliance and splendor of a city that is full of character and passion. Opt to take the tour in the daytime, in the evening, or at sunset, by selecting the relevant option when you book. For the sunset tour, experience the city in a beautiful light - the perfect moment for a glass of Porto with the most astonishing views over the old town. Pick the night option and enjoy a tour of Porto in the evening with fewer people around and less traffic. Alternatively, if you are a cruise ship passenger, choose the 'shore excursion' option to begin the tour at the main gate of Leixões Port. Start the tour by the sea and get to know the historical center of the city, passing first by the Douro river bank.

Porto: City Tour, 6 Bridges Cruise and Wine Tasting

8. Porto: City Tour, 6 Bridges Cruise and Wine Tasting

Embark on a full-day sightseeing tour of Porto by land and water.  Located at the mouth of the Douro River, the capital of the Northern Region of Portugal is home to an exceptional architectural heritage and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. Marvel at the monuments and historical buildings, such as the imposing cathedral and Tower of Clerics. Go to the stunning square of Cais da Ribeira for breathtaking views of the pastel-colored houses of the riverfront promenade.  Look across the river to the opposite bank, where the city of Vila Nova de Gaia offers superb views of the legendary port wine cellars. Taste different varieties of wine in one of the cellars where it is blended and aged.  Then, cruise aboard one of the traditional flat-bottomed rabelo boats, and journey past 6 bridges on board a mode of transport that used to carry wine from the Douro Valley. Learn more about the historic bridges that connect Porto and its twin city of Vila Nova de Gaia.

Porto: Magic Train Tour and Port Wine Tastings

9. 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: Guimarães & Braga Tour with Entry Tickets and Lunch

10. Porto: Guimarães & Braga Tour with Entry Tickets and Lunch

The tour starts with a visit to the birthplace of the Portuguese nation – the city of Guimarães. This was the first city of Portugal chosen by the first king, Afonso Henriques. Known as the cradle of Portugal, Guimarães has preserved a medieval atmosphere at its core and is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your first stop takes place in the northern part of the city with a visit to the imposing 10th century castle and the majestic Dukes of Bragança Palace. Afterward the historical Santa Maria Road leads you to the charming square in the heart of the old town, Largo da Oliveira. After a relaxing lunch break in Guimarães that will certainly allow you to enjoy the pleasures of the cuisine of the north of Portugal, it will be time to continue towards Braga, the oldest religious capital of Portugal. Known to the Romans as Bracara Augusta, for centuries Braga has been and archiepiscopal seat and pilgrimage site. Your first stop is Sé, the 12th century cathedral built by Henri de Bourgogne and Dona Teresa. Then you will head to Bom Jesus Sanctuary, a hilltop pilgrimage site. The 581 steps that the pilgrims climb up to the top of Bom Jesus are one of the most glorious stairways in Portugal. After a visit to these landmarks of faith in the country you head back to Porto.

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I personally think, it is worth paying for this personalized tour rather than taking hop-on-hop-off site seeing in Porto or even tuck-tuck tour. Porto is the kind of city that is best to see and learn on a walking tour. This format allows to adjust the tour to your pace. We booked it for our small family of three. Tiego, our guide, who has been born and raised in Porto, is not only super knowledgable about the history of Porto, but also very passionate about his home-city. We didn't rushed from one landmark to another, rather we leisurely walked around the city learning about it reach history, a few legends, architecture and city modern life, what made 3-hour tour enjoyable, and not tiring. Thank Tiego for a wonderful experience.

We loved Braga. Guimaraes was very nice but Braga spectacular. Our guide, Sergio, was fantastic. We were lucky enough to get him as our guide on another trip as well. He’s energetic, thoughtful, so knowledgeable and funny. The restaurant we ate at was very good with outstanding staff. All in all, a great tour.

This is definitely the way to see Porto!! Anna was terrific! What a novelty way to go about Porto and Gaia - we were sometimes the backdrop for which other tourists took pictures! Thank you Anna and Hugo for a great time!

You get to find spots of the city you wouldn’t find. Our guide was excellent and made it an experience tailored for us.

Guide was excellent and very knowledgeable about Porto. Also, very helpful in helping us navigate the different tours.