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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 fascinating 55-minute cruise.

Porto: Guided Historical Center Tuk Tuk Tour

2. 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: GPS Self-Guided GoCar City Exploration

3. Porto: GPS Self-Guided GoCar City Exploration

Be prepared not just for an unforgettable tour through Porto’s historical center, with beautiful buildings adorned with tiles, cobbled streets, and a landscape that has a vintage and romantic charm to it, but also to take a tour to Gaia and sample the delicious port at historic wine lodges, some of which date back hundreds of years. The GoCar will guide you through many spots of breathtaking beauty and historical interest. Visit the Ponte De Dom Luís I, the São Bento Train Station, and the Monastery of Serra do Pilar - where you will discover why Porto is often called 'The Venice of Portugal' and why both cities are a unique destination to spend quality time and enjoy the holidays with your family. All along this tour you'll go to many great spots to stop and take photos, eat, drink, relax and truly experience Porto and its neighboring cities.

Porto: Private Food Tour – 10 Tastings with Locals

4. Porto: Private Food Tour – 10 Tastings with Locals

Eat your way through Porto's culinary scene on a private food tour. Go on a delicious journey as you try 10 of the best food items beloved by the locals: from savory to sweet and local drinks; this tour leaves every foodie satisfied. Enjoy a bite of the ultimate classics Pastel de Nata and more, and taste them in their authentic, local flavor. Each tasting is typical of the local cuisine and hand-picked by a local guide passionate about food.  See Street Art by MrDheo and visit Galerias Palladium and Chapel of Souls (Capela das Almas) plus other remarkable spots in between food stops and learn about their history from your knowledgeable guide. 

Porto: River Douro Cruise with a Fisherman

5. Porto: River Douro Cruise with a Fisherman

Be greeted at Marina do Freixo with a welcome drink or port or sparkling wine together with some local aromatic almonds. Set sail at a leisurely pace to discover Porto and the River Douro through the eyes of a fisherman. See the Palacio de Freixo, just next to the marina. Continue downstream to where you will see the 6 bridges that connect Porto to Gaia. The first metal bridge that you will see is the one designed by Gustav Eiffel, Maria Pia Bridge, followed by Infante Bridge, and the landmark of the city, Dom Luis I Bridge, designed by Teofille Sierig. Admire another UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Ribeira and Gaia riverside, where the port wine cellars are located. Further downstream, see the picturesque fishing village, São Pedro da Afurada, the nature reserve of Cabedelo, and the very charming Foz Velha. Continue on your route towards the Atlantic Ocean. Keep your eyes peeled for local fisherman on their way to the ocean, to start or finish their working day. Reach the highlight of the cruise at the river mouth, Foz, at sunset. Don't miss the chance to watch some fisherman fishing next to the river mouth. Choose to have a private trip with your very own boat and dedicated skipper. Enjoy the intimate and comfortable atmosphere with just you and your group.

Porto: Historic Center Photo Tour in Ford T Replica

6. 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.

From Pinhão: Private Yacht Cruise along the Douro River

7. From Pinhão: Private Yacht Cruise along the Douro River

Enjoy a private boat tour along the Douro River. From the boat, you will be able to admire spectacular views of the Douro Valley, its impressive vineyards, and traditional stone walls. If you prefer to go inside the boat, it has a glassed-in lounge, which offers 360-degree views. In addition, the roof can be opened so that you can enjoy the delicious sunshine whilst sheltering from the wind. Sit back and enjoy a glass of Douro or Port wine as you take in the landscapes of the region.

Douro Valley Private Full–Day Tour from Porto

8. Douro Valley Private Full–Day Tour from Porto

After pick–up in the morning, begin your 8–hour tour with a stop at a viewpoint in Peso da Régua to enjoy the views of the entire city. Have the opportunity to visit 2 wine estates, where a variety of different types of wine are produced, and you can taste some of these wines. Experience a typical Portuguese meal in the small village of Pinhão, enjoy a relaxing 1-hour ride on–board a Rabelo boat on the Douro River. In the early afternoon, enjoy the marvelous views. Right before the day ends, visit a small but historic wine village and then transfer back to your hotel.

Porto: Private Tuk Tuk Tour with River Cruise & Wine Tasting

9. Porto: Private Tuk Tuk Tour with River Cruise & Wine Tasting

Explore the picturesque and historic city of Porto on a private 100% electric tuk-tuk tour. You can admire 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. After a 50 minute ride, you'll finish the tour at the starting point and receive a ticket to 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, the iconic local wine cellars, and fishing areas on a 55-minute cruise. The boat trip, which starts at the Ribeira quay, can be done 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 Six Bridges Bruise, a visit to a winery in Porto is included. This winery tour includes a tasting of two Port wines.

Porto: City to the Ocean Tuk-Tuk Tour

10. Porto: City to the Ocean Tuk-Tuk Tour

Start off with a pickup service from your address in Porto or meet your guide at the convenient starting point. Then, begin your eco-friendly tuk-tuk tour by passing under the concrete bridge, Ponte da Arrábida. Take its expansive length of 615 meters and 27-meter width. Learn about its significance for the whole of Portugal and how it connects the south of the country to the north. Next, visit the fishing village of São Pedro da Afurada. Discover its traditions and hear stories about its festival in honor of São Pedro (St. Peter), patron saint of fishermen, that takes place at the end of June each year. Following that, you will visit the Marina do Douro, a marina with 300 moorings for boats. Take in views of the natural reserve of the estuary of the Douro and the Lavadores beach, Bandeira Azul.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 272 reviews

We were a family of 5 and were therefore divided into 2 tuk tuks which made the journey together, sharing the stops and explanations during these stops. Comments in English because no French speaking. But well structured tour and friendly guides. To do at the beginning of your stay to fully understand the geography of the city. We can only regret that these tuk tuks are in traditional heat engine. There are others in an electric version which, in addition to being silent, somewhat preserve the environment of the old centre.

We had Aurea as a guide, she told us about the history of Porto and the most important buildings. Porto pleasantly surprised us and Aurea showed us all nice places. The electric tuk-tuk was also a success. It was very nice not to have to hear or smell a roaring engine and we were an 'Eye-catcher'. We also had a nice chat and Aurea also told us where we could eat and drink in Porto and the surrounding area. Thank you Aurea! So worth repeating, when our daughter comes along next x!

We had an amazing tour, learned a lot and ate and drank so many delicious things. Mayumi was fantastic- super knowledgeable, great energy and fun to be with. Highly recommend this tour and tour guide!!!

Our driver Karma was fantastic! Super helpful, got everyone involved and gave us a great tour. I would definitely recommend it.

Had her drop us I Giaia near the water and ate at a Local spot and walked back Loved it