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Matosinhos: 1.5-Hour Surfing Experience

1. Matosinhos: 1.5-Hour Surfing Experience

In small groups of 6 or fewer, get some hands-on experience on a surfboard, with the attentive assistance of an instructor who's been surfing for 25 years. Perfect for beginners, the course begins with a briefing on the experience and some safety regulations.   Get warmed up on the sand: learn techniques for standing on the board and paddling before moving into the water. Your experienced teacher will help you every step of the way, explaining everything you need to know. With high-quality equipment and your instructor catering to the specific needs and levels of each class, this is the best way to begin your surfing career in Matosinhos.

Porto Airport: Private Transfer to Porto

2. Porto Airport: Private Transfer to Porto

Avoid the unreliable taxis on landing at Porto Airport (OPO) and get a meet and greet from a personal driver upon arrival. Make your way to the arrivals hall, where your driver will be holding a sign board with your name written on it for ease of contact. Then, sit back and relax on the drive to the city center as you get information about the city to help you during your stay.  Benefit from a generous luggage allowance and avail of a service that is safe, punctual and reliable. Get dropped off directly at your hotel or other city center location on request. 

Porto: Small Group Surf Lesson with Transportation

3. Porto: Small Group Surf Lesson with Transportation

If you would like to try surfing or improve your skills on it, this is your experience. I will take you for a ride around , searching the best conditions for your level in the area of Porto. This experience starts with pick up in our meeting point . Than i will take you to the place with the best conditions, to make this experience memorable, giving all the feedback and tips so you can improve your skills and some pictures inside the water with a gopro as a souvenir. As last we will drop you off where we picked you up. Don't worry about the post surf hanger i will provide you some water and fruit. :) Outras observações Before we start the experience we will need your height and weight to know the size of the wetsuits and the location to prepare the pick up.

Porto: 48-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket

4. Porto: 48-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket

Bridges, architecture, port wine, culture, and great nightlife: Explore Porto over 48 hours, with 1 convenient hop-on, hop-off ticket. Easily reach the historical center of town, and visit popular spots like the Torre dos Clérigos, Fundação Serralves contemporary art foundation and gardens, the Casa da Música, Lello bookshop and the dining and entertainment options along the Cais de Gaia esplanade. Don't forget to taste the famous Port Wine. Your ticket gives you access to Quinta da Boeira and Caves Poças Junior wine cellars. Simply jump on board the Yellow Bus Official Sightseeing Tour buses with your 48-hour ticket. The bus ticket includes the Historical Porto Tour and the Porto Castle Tour. Head out to the Foz do Douro or Matosinhos beaches and the Gaia Riverside area, or visit to the Tramcar Museum. Don't forget to taste the famous Port Wine when visiting one of the numerous cellars at Gais Port as well. With this hop-on, hop-off ticket, you'll be able to access the many fascinating destinations of Porto. Porto Castles Tour • Cathedral/S. Bento Station• Sé Catedral/Cathedral• Praça da Batalha • Praça da República• Casa da Música/Rot. Da Boavista • Av. Boavista Hotéis • Fundação de Serralves • Castelo do Queijo/Sea Life Porto • Anémona• Matosinhos Restaurants • Tourism Office/Cruises Terminal • Matosinhos Beaches • Anémona • Passeio Alegre • Fluvial• Tramcar Museum • Ribeira/River Cruise/Palácio Bolsa/Cálem Wine Cellars Historical Porto Tour • Cathedral/S. Bento Station• Sé Catedral/Cathedral• Praça da Batalha • Alfândega• Cordoaria/Clérigos • Carmo Church • Ribeira/River Cruise/Palácio Bolsa/Cálem Wine Cellars • Gaia Quay Caves Cálem • Porto viewpoint/Yeatman/Cálem Wine Cellars • Largo dos Aviadores • El Corte Inglês • City Hall • Jardim do Morro • Praça da Batalha

Porto: 3-Hour Electric Bike Tour

5. Porto: 3-Hour Electric Bike Tour

Experience an easy guided electric bike tour through the wonderful city of Porto - discovering its main sights and hidden gems in just a few hours. From the Douro Riverside to the natural City Park, choosing the e-bike will allow you to access hidden, quaint places that other modes of transport cannot reach. First, discover sites of interest in the Old Town and pedal along the bike paths of City Park. Along the way, see the former customs house of the Alfândega do Porto Congress Centre and admire the span of the Arrábida Bridge and the remains of São João da Foz castle. Then, cycle past the fine sand beach of Matosinhos, look for birdlife in Calém Garden and reach the magical fishing village of São Pedro da Afurada. Discover where the Port Wine Museum, Tram Museum and Museu Serralves (Contemporary Art Museum) are located. Next, visit the remains of São Francisco do Queijo (Cheese Castle). Finally, get back to nature in the Douro Estuary Natural Reserve and gaze in awe at the breakwater of Foz do Douro, before returning to the starting point where your tour concludes. Upgrade your tour to a private experience - ideal for families or groups of friends - by picking the relevant option upon checkout.

Porto: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, Tram & Funicular Ticket

6. Porto: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, Tram & Funicular Ticket

Bridges, architecture, port wine, culture, and great nightlife: Explore Porto over 48 hours with one hop-on hop-off bus, tramcar, and cable car ticket. Discover the history of the city from its old monuments such as the Cathedral and Carmo Church, to cultural offerings such as Serralves and Casa da Música. With your cable car ticket, travel to the top of Guidais or Virtudes and enjoy panoramic views of the entire city. You could hop off at any of the city's best dining spots and try the famous Francesinha in Ribeira or seafood specialties in Matosinhos. On the bus, learn all about Porto's history and culture from the built-in audio guide system. Your ticket also includes entry to Quinta da Boeira where you can enjoy a port wine tasting and learn all about the history of Porto's wine culture.

Porto: 3-Hour Bike Tour

7. Porto: 3-Hour Bike Tour

See the sights of Porto by bike on a 3-hour sightseeing tour of the city's memorable monuments. Access areas that other vehicles can't reach and go further than you could on foot. Discover sites of interest in the Old Town and pedal along the bike paths of City Park. Cross the Douro River by boat and discover the port wine cellars of Gaia. Along the way, see the former customs house of the Alfândega do Porto Congress Centre and admire the span of the Arrábida Bridge and the remains of São João da Foz castle. Cycle past the fine sand beach of Matosinhos, look for birdlife in Calém Garden and reach the magical fishing village of São Pedro da Afurada. Discover where the Port Wine Museum, Tram Museum and Museu Serralves (Contemporary Art Museum) are located. Visit the remains of São Francisco do Queijo (Cheese Castle), get back to nature in the Douro Estuary Natural Reserve and gaze in awe at the breakwater of Foz do Douro.

Porto: Hop-on Hop-off Bus with Cruise & Wine Cellar Options

8. Porto: Hop-on Hop-off Bus with Cruise & Wine Cellar Options

Explore the districts of Porto at your own pace with a 24-hour or 48-hour hop-on hop-off bus ticket. Learn about the sights you see with an included audio guide. Upgrade to include an optional river cruise ticket and/or a visit to port wine cellars. Visit the perfect combination of historic landscapes, River Douro, and learn the highlights of the port wine tradition. With this ticket, you can visit the cities of Porto, Gaia, and Matosinhos via sightseeing buses or a heritage sightseeing cruise. Also, learn about the historical and cultural significance of producing port wine along with a free wine tasting if you choose the optional upgrade to wine cellars. 

Porto: Sail the Douro River Private 3-Hour Cruise

9. Porto: Sail the Douro River Private 3-Hour Cruise

Experience the pleasure of sailing on the Atlantic sea with fabulous views of Porto on board the "Diva", a fantastic Beneteau First 35s5 boat designed by Jean Berret and the famous Philippe Stark. Discover Porto in a new way with this tour, and the opportunity to become part of the crew by helping to trim the sails and helm the boat. Start your private tour at Marina Porto Atlântico, in Leça da Palmeira. Then, pass Matosinhos beach and cross the Porto seafront to enter the Douro River. Continue up the river until you reach Ribeira, where you will be able to take in the magnificent views of Porto and Gaia. Enjoy soft drinks, beer, and local wine as you admire the scenic views.

Gaia Private Transfer:To/From the Oporto Airport

10. Gaia Private Transfer:To/From the Oporto Airport

Book a private transfer from the Oporto airport to your Gaia hotel, or a departure transfer in the other direction. This 1-way, 45-minute service is priced for up to 3 passengers. Transfers for 1-3 passengers are by car and for 4-8 passengers by modern 8-passenger vehicle. Service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, throughout the year. On arrival at the airport, after you have collected your luggage, you will find the driver waiting in the arrivals hall holding a sign with the name of the lead traveler. From this point all you need to do is relax and enjoy the comfortable drive to your destination in an air-conditioned vehicle. You can listen to some soft music or you can ask the experienced driver about restaurants, sightseeing or other activities of interest. During your stay in Gaia you can also schedule private chauffeured transportation with a wide range of vehicles available.

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What people are saying about Matosinhos

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,189 reviews

This was the first time we've used Get Your Guide to book a taxi to take my wife and I from the airport to our hotel. When we arrived at Porto (Portugal ) airport our driver was waiting for us in the arrivals area holding up a sign with our surname on. He had messaged us as well to say he was in the arrivals hall. He was smartly dressed, polite and helpful and his taxi was clean and modern. It was easy to book with Get Your Guide and will use them again.

Booked a private 1-1 lesson and could not have been happier! Ricardo was my instructor and he was so patient… would watch and analyze every time I tried and make adjustments for me so I could succeed! A bit out of shale but he helped make it work and not what fun it was! Beautiful day on the water, very well organized. I would recommend bringing a towel so you could dry off after when changing into dry clothes!!!

First, good welcome in the bike shop, in french Our guide M. Hélio was perfect with a very high knowledge of the past of Porto, even beyond the three hours . And all in french. The path was very pleasant and varied, historic center, parks, and until the sea.

The guide was very good, despite not offering the route in Spanish, he did. One of the friends did not know how to ride a bike and adapted the route for us. Comfortable and effortless bikes. Recommended!!

Absolutely loved this experience. The trainers are very knowledgeable, patient and passionate. This is a must.