Arrábida Bridge

Arrábida Bridge

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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: Bridges Cruise with Optional Wine Cellar Tour

2. Porto: Bridges Cruise with Optional Wine Cellar Tour

Admire the old city of Porto, with its typical houses and the hustle and bustle of the Ribeira population on a sightseeing cruise along the Douro. Take in the views of the Ponte da Arrábida that connects the two river banks. Embark on a sightseeing cruise across the Douro River and admire the scenic riverbank. Take advantage of the “Bridges Cruise” application for commentary available in 16 languages. You can choose a combined tour of the Cruzeiro das Pontes and a wine cellar with a tasting of different wines.

Porto: Burmester Cellar Tour with Tasting & Pairing Options

3. Porto: Burmester Cellar Tour with Tasting & Pairing Options

Burmester has long been recognized for its Port wines and Douro DOC (Denominação de Origem Controlada).  Its history started long ago in London in 1730, when Henry Burmester joined with John Nash to create Burmester, Nash & Co. and from Vila Nova de Gaia they started exporting Port wines all around Europe. Over the years, Burmester has triumphed from generation to generation, demonstrating its inherent character and determination. Character is the holistic principle of the brand, and of its wines. Arrive at the Burmester winery for an unforgettable experience. You will visit the Burmester Cellars, located next to the beautiful Luiz I bridge, with an expert guide. Learn about Port wines and the Douro DOC production process, and taste different port wines.

Porto: Guided Historical Center Tuk Tuk Tour

4. 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: Daytime or Sunset Douro River Sightseeing Cruise

5. Porto: Daytime or Sunset Douro River Sightseeing Cruise

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.

Porto: 6 Bridges and Douro Estuary Yacht Tour

6. Porto: 6 Bridges and Douro Estuary Yacht Tour

Discover the beauty of Porto's 6 bridges on this yacht tour from Nova de Gaia with an experienced crew. Pass by the charming city of Vila Nova of Gaia and the Douro Estuary Reserve.  Embark on your journey from the Douro Marina in Vila Nova of Gaia on a comfortable, luxury yacht. Glide past through main tourist attractions like the Crystal Palace and the Customs Office of Porto, where numerous exhibitions and concerts are held. Sip on your welcome drink as you take in views of the riverside area with its vast historical heritage, the Se Cathedral, the Clerigos Tour, the Convent of Serra do Pillar, the various Port Wine cellars and the iconic D. Luis Bridge. Stop at scenic points to soak up the views or capture pictures.  After seeing the 6 Bridges that connect the cities of Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia, we will turn back and navigate to the mouth of the Douro River, where you will be able to observe the stunning natural landscapes of the Douro Estuary, before returning to your departure point.

Porto: Bridges Cruise & Optional Visit World of Discoveries

7. 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: Private Yacht Cruise in the Douro River

8. Porto: Private Yacht Cruise in the Douro River

Have you ever thought of seeing the port from another perspective?Embark on a private yacht and get to know the invicta city from the waters of the Douro! The trip will begin at Freixo Marina, where you will be welcomed with a welcome drink by our crew. This will be your starting point for a tranquil trip through the waters of the Douro. You will sail towards the mouth of the river, across the 6 bridges that connect the cities of Porto and Gaia. You will have the opportunity to observe the fascinating Ribeira do Porto, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, from its waters. On the other bank you will find Gaia, where the cellars of the sublime Port wine are located. After crossing the Douro bridges, you will find the fishermen's village, São Pedro da Afurada, and Foz do Porto. You then arrive at the highlight of the cruise, where you will face the entrance to the immense Atlantic Ocean. Are you excited?Make your private trip, with an exclusive captain and sailor, and get to know the invicta city of Porto with comfort, tranquility and a pleasant environment.

Porto: Douro River Sailing Cruise with Port Wine

9. Porto: Douro River Sailing Cruise with Port Wine

Experience Porto in a whole new way on this small group Douro River sailing tour. Enjoy a Port wine tasting as you cruise on a 31-foot classic motor sailor boat from Douro Marina to the mouth of the Douro River. Hop on board with your group and take in the famous Ribeira. See typical houses of Porto from the water and enjoy sweeping views of Arrábida Bridge, Dom Luís I Bridge and Douro Estuary Nature Reserve close to the mouth of the river. Enjoy a Port wine tasting en route, including three types of Port wine (Ruby Port, Tawny Port, and White Port). As you sip and sightsee, immerse yourself in an elegant, relaxing, and peaceful atmosphere on board.

Porto: 3-Hour Old Town and Riverside Bike Guided Tour

10. Porto: 3-Hour Old Town and Riverside Bike Guided Tour

Meet your guide in the office by the river. Listen to a comprehensive safety briefing, then put on your helmet, hop on your bike, and set off on your way. Following your guide, ride along the river where the streets are flat and enjoy amazing views of the city, river, and beach.  Pass through old neighborhoods and learn about the intimate connection between the Porto river and the sea, and understand their importance in the growth of the city. Make plenty of stops throughout your ride to soak up the sights and relax.  During your coffee break, savor the famous pastry, the Nata, with Portuguese coffee. For the perfect finish, pass through two of the most beautiful city parks of Porto, filled with green spaces, lakes, and birds. The tour finishes at the starting point, which means that you can leave your belongings in the tour operator's lockers if you wish.

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Wonderful tour of Porto! We had a very enjoyable time with our guide and a new guide-in-training. They both were full of energy and were obviously very happy to live, work and share their beautiful city.

Eduardo took us all around the coastline of Porto, through some amazing parks and exhilarating city streets. He was knowledgeable and friendly. We had an excellent time!

It was a wonderful cruise. I'm glad I participated. There are many similar cruise companies, so be careful not to line up with the wrong one.

This was a really fun way to see Porto. Our guide, Ana, was fantastic.

Our guide Ana was wonderful, made us feel welcome and was informative