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Our most recommended Vila Nova de Gaia Sailing Trips & Tours

Porto: 6 Bridges Douro River Cruise

1. Porto: 6 Bridges Douro River Cruise

Board the original boats used to transport the Port Wine barrels from the Douro Region to Gaia and Porto. The boats have been adapted with the most modern navigation equipment to transport passengers with maximum comfort. Enjoy a journey that stretches from the historic center of Porto, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, upstream to Freixo and then downstream toward the mouth of the Douro. Take the opportunity to admire the rich and breathtaking landscape while you learn the history of the 6 bridges that unite Vila Nova de Gaia and Porto. Discover other points of interest in these two cities. 

Porto: Six Bridges Cruise

2. Porto: Six Bridges Cruise

Explore the calm delights of the Douro River by traveling on a typical Rabelo Boat along the pastel-hued riverbanks of Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia. On this 50 minute cruise, you'll get to breathe Porto's faded but rich history, and glimpse architectural wonders such as the Gustav Eiffel Bridge. The program includes an audio guide for the tour (Portuguese, English, Spanish, and French).

Best of Porto Guided Tour with Lunch, Cruise & Wine Tasting

3. Best of Porto Guided Tour with Lunch, Cruise & Wine Tasting

Start your full-day program with a Porto city tour. Enjoy a walk through the historic center, visiting the Cathedral and the São Bento Railway Station. Take in all the major landmarks and monuments. Finish with a visit to a well-known wine cellar for a tour and a wine tasting. The morning tour ends in Porto Ribeira. You’ll receive vouchers for lunch in a traditional restaurant near the river and the 6 Bridges Cruise. The 50-minute cruise takes you along the river to see the 6 bridges that connect Porto and Gaia.

Porto: Guided Sailing Experience in Douro River

4. Porto: Guided Sailing Experience in Douro River

Departing from the convenient meeting point in Douro Marina, you'll have a pure sailing experience on a race boat while you can watch the magnificent views over Porto and Gaia river areas. Experience the unique feeling of using only the wind to move the boat and the adrenaline of moving on the water.   You can trim the sails, drive the boat, and take care of the functions on board or you can just relax and let the skipper do everything. Depending on the wind conditions, you can have a more extreme experience or you can ask the skipper to slow down and take things more smoothly.

Porto: Private Yacht down River Douro

5. Porto: Private Yacht down River Douro

Sail on a private yacht and escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Start your adventure at Douro Marina in Afurada. Relax and unwind as you cruise down the famous Douro River, one of the most beautiful rivers in Europe. Admire the spectacular views ahead. Jump off the yacht and straight into the turquoise waters, if you like. Feel the sun on your face as you sunbathe in style. Enjoy a complimentary glass of port wine, water, or espresso as you sail down the river. Explore Porto and Gaia with no traffic, lines, or crowds. Totally customized and fun for your friends and family. Beverages and snacks are available to purchase onboard. Sit back relax and cruise like a VIP on your own private yacht.

Porto: Accessible Sailing Tour

6. 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: 2.5-Hour Private Sailing Lesson

7. Porto: 2.5-Hour Private Sailing Lesson

After meeting with your skipper and boat at the pier, your sailing adventure will begin. Throughout your experience various maneuvers and functions will be presented to you, as you coast along the magnificent scenery that is the Douro River and the Atlantic Ocean. Throughout the lesson, your skipper will tell you everything you need to know about sailing a sloop boat. You'll get to try various functions on board, learning how to sail against the wind (upwind), with wind from the side (reaching), and downwind. All the while, you will be enjoying the beautiful landscape around you and the unforgettable scenery of Porto and Gaia. It is never too late to start learning, and Porto is surely the ideal place to embrace this new passion.

Porto: Douro River Boat Tour with Porto Wine

8. Porto: Douro River Boat Tour with Porto Wine

##about **what to expect:** If you are adept at experiencing the most traditional experiences whenever you visit a new city, the iconic tour of the 6 Bridges of the city of Porto is a must. On this boat tour through the 6 Bridges, for 2 hours tour, you will be able to admire the following bridges that mark the landscape of the riverside area of the city: · D. Maria Pia Bridge; · Freixo Bridge; · Arrábida Bridge; · Luiz I Bridge; · Infante Dom Henrique Bridge; · St. John's Bridge. You will have the opportunity to sail on one of our Classic boats, Mathilda or Willow, which offer several spacious living areas, both inside and outside. Admire the view of the city of Porto from your bow or enjoy a snack on the sofas inside, on request. Each tour has a maximum capacity of 18 people, this being the most economical option of Sailing 360º to enjoy a boat trip on the Douro River **Included:** Welcome drink (Porto Wine) Spotify on board Fuel Certified crew Insurance VAT at the legal rate **Notes** - Not recommended for people with reduced mobility. - It is not possible to bring food or beverages on the tour. - We recommend that you bring, besides a good mood, a pair of sunglasses, a hat and a coat in case it gets a little colder. - This experience requires a minimum number of people. If canceled due to lack of travellers, we will offer a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What people are saying about Vila Nova de Gaia

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5.0 / 5

based on 2 reviews

We were very well taken care of and the historical explanation of the tour was clearly presented in several languages. I advise you to make this magnificent trip with excellent customer support, both in terms of booking service and travel accompaniment.

The sailing experience is the best way to experience the River. All those motor boats can’t compare to sailing. Pipo our guide was the nicest!

Very nice my first time experience the super friendly guide if I return to Porto I would repeat the phenomenal experience a total 10 ...

Pleasant moment and magnificent landscapes (Explanations in several languages) The wine tasting was a great moment I recommend

Very good experience, I would do it a thousand times more