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Porto Customs House: Our most recommended tours and activities

Porto: Porto Legends - The Underground Experience

1. Porto: Porto Legends - The Underground Experience

Take part in a 45-minute immersive virtual experience that uncovers the hidden secrets and legends of Porto. Enjoy a unique show full of mystery suspended between reality and imagination. Go beneath the Porto Customs House, Furnas da Alfândega, through a secret tunnel where a hidden treasure was discovered: the most precious legends of the Undefeated City the North Region”. Hear entertaining stories narrated by the voices of Pedro Abrunhosa, the great Portuguese author, and “Best Actor” Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons.  See the walls of Furnas da Alfândega come alive with graphic animations and music, illustrating fascinating folklore and mysteries.   Be part of a unique audiovisual experience of national resonance, which aims to become a landmark of the city and a must-do cultural activity to be enjoyed by the people of Porto and visitors alike.

Porto: Immersivus Gallery Porto Experience Ticket

2. Porto: Immersivus Gallery Porto Experience Ticket

Enter this unique space and enjoy a truly immersive artistic experience. You'll be able to pause and watch art projections and see how art, culture, and technology can come together in an innovative way. Celebrating some of history's most esteemed artists, current displays include Il Divino Michelangelo, Il Genio Da Vinci, Impressive Monet, and Brilliant Klimt. You will be able to access two of these (depending on option selected). The Immersivus Gallery Porto is located in the Porto Customs House. It aims to be a unique artistic reference point and diversify the cultural offerings of the city. The space is transformed into a monumental canvas with the content projected in 360º. Watch as the Furnas da Alfândega do Porto is turned into a monumental screen where you will be immersed in the show and become part of its history.

Porto: Romantic City Exploration Game

3. Porto: Romantic City Exploration Game

Discover through a city exploration game one of the oldest European centers proclaimed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Porto is known for its heritage, which combines ancient churches and monuments. Follow the clues and puzzles and visit the Fonte dos Leões, the Parque das Virtudes and the Armazém. The city game will take you around 2 hours to complete. Explore at your own pace and pause the game and resume anytime. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. You will finish at the Ponte da Arrabida, over the Douro River. After your booking, you will receive an email on how to download the game to your phone. You can play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game.

Porto: Private Boat Tour

4. Porto: Private Boat Tour

Departing from the convenient meeting point in Douro Marina, you will begin your trip sailing by the beautiful cityscape of Porto. Throughout the trip you will have the chance to see remarkable places such as Ponte da Arrábida, the old market (Alfandega), the Porto wine cellars, and the beautiful Ponte Luiz I. Turning back at Luiz I bridge, you will sail until you reach the entrance of the Douro River for an open sea experience, which includes a lovely view of Foz do Douro and the new cruise terminal. If you wish to, you can also stop close to the Douro Ecological Reserve to enjoy the peace and quiet of this fantastic area.

Porto: Accessible Sailing Tour

5. 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.

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What people are saying about Porto Customs House

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 85 reviews

A very successful immersion in the legends of the city. The stories are very interesting and the rendering in the cellar transports us! A good visit to do on hot days ;-)

It’s was an amazing experience! Well organised and easy to find. Perfect attraction for a rainy day in Porto!

get there early to read background info on the artists before the show begins

Great activity for a bachelorette weekend and very easy booking process!

Great experience and our kids loved it (aged 6 and 9)