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Porto: River Douro 6 Bridges Cruise

1. Porto: River Douro 6 Bridges Cruise

Enjoy a traditional “6 Bridges Cruise” along the River Douro and follow in the footsteps of the old wine merchants that transported wine from the valley to the wine cellars. Board the boat at Ribeira Quay and sail along the sparkling Douro river. Admire the beautiful landscapes and red-roofed buildings of the towns of Ribeira and Vila Nova de Gaia from the water. Let the old-fashioned charm of the Rabelo Boat (old wine transport ship) transport you back in time. Listen as your guide tells you about the historic bridges that connect Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia, as your boat glides under them. Learn more about their construction and curiosities, and upon arrival at the last bridge, see the sandy beaches of the seafront area Foz do Douro where the river pours into the ocean.

Porto: City Highlights 3-Hour Guided Electric Bike Tour

2. Porto: City Highlights 3-Hour Guided Electric Bike Tour

Explore the ancient city of Porto with the convenience of an e-bike to climb the hills on this guided tour. The many old houses of the city of Proto seem to perch over the Douro River, huddled together from the quay to the sea. Discover the old palaces, the churches, the emblematic neighborhoods, the people, and all the picturesque corners that the city has to offer. Porto is Portugal's second-largest city with many highlights to explore. The historic core of the city was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. On your tour, see the Cordoaria Garden, the Clérgios Tower, Gomes Teixeira Square, the Lello Bookstore, Aliados Avenue, the Porto Cathedral, and the Dom Luís Bridge. 

Porto: 2-Hour Private City Tour Off the Beaten Track

3. Porto: 2-Hour Private City Tour Off the Beaten Track

Dive into Ribeira, Porto's alternative side. Step away from the tourist trails and follow your local guide on a private tour full of surprises. Check out Rua das Flores, Mercado Ferreira Borges, local street art, spot architectural gems, and more. See and learn about the unexpected side of Porto. Let your guide show you hangout spots and historical spots representative of the area.

Porto: 48-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Burger Tour

4. Porto: 48-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Burger Tour

Enjoy the highlights of Porto with this 48-hour hop-on-hop-off ticket. Discover the Baroque side of the city with its sepia tones, the rich glazed tile panels on the façades, churches and São Bento Station. Visit the old Cathedral and Clérigos, and dive into the history of Porto. Visit the Lello bookshop where fantasy awaits you, or travel back in time in the Palácio da Bolsa to be amazed by one of its most luxurious halls, the Arab Hall. With your tour ticket, receive a Port wine tasting experience in Quinta da Boeira and Poças Júnior cellars or hop-off in Matosinhos for the best gastronomy. Don't forget to taste the seafood specialties. For the ocean lovers, don't miss a visit to Sealife. Show your tour ticket and receive a discount upon admission. Drive back along the Atlantic ocean toward the Douro river again. Stop for a drink in Ribeira or take a leisurely stroll in the downtown area. To compliment your sightseeing experience, enjoy one of the legendary hamburgers at the Hard Rock Cafe Porto, where the greatest music stars are honored, all within a character-filled building from the 19th-century.

Porto: Museu do Vitral Entry Ticket and Wine Tasting

5. Porto: Museu do Vitral Entry Ticket and Wine Tasting

Pre-book your entry ticket to Porto’s Museu do Vitral, a space dedicated to remarkable works of glass art created by Portugal’s oldest and internationally renowned studio, Atelier Antunes. Marvel at a kaleidoscope of 400 colors of glass and sip on local wine. For thousands of years, artists have found inspiration in glistening glass. The Museu do Vitral exhibition includes masterpieces in traditional stained glass, decorative panels, striking abstract art installations, original sketches, maquettes, and a one-of-kind kaleidoscope. Stained glass has been one of the most widespread forms of painting since the times of the Renaissance. It has inspired the lives through religious narratives in churches and cloisters, celebrated family and political ties in town halls, and even decorated the windows of private homes.

Porto: Guided Walking Tour with Private Option

6. Porto: Guided Walking Tour with Private Option

Start by knowing the history behind Torre dos Clérigos and the importance that religion has and had in the country before realizing why "Livraria Lello & Irmão" is so famous and appealing. Be surprised by local cafes and unusual gardens that have left their mark on the people's memories, and are still one of their favorite places today. Learn about the dictatorship and economic crises that ravaged the country in the 20th century in front of the former prison and the terrifying statue of justice. Be amazed at how our country was able to turn around, being today considered an example of social rehabilitation and sustainable tourist destination, admiring the city through the best viewpoints. Visit the train station with more than 20 thousand tiles before heading to the surroundings of the Cathedral and the most typical neighborhood of the city of Porto, where we will end our journey by the river in the famous "Ribeira"

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What people are saying about Ribeira

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 1,617 reviews

While maneuvering around the many tourists and tiny streets can be difficult, the assistance from the electric motor makes peddling around the entire city quite enjoyable. Teresa our tour guide was great when it came to providing information on the many stops we had and then some. The pit stop for a coffee was an added bonus I did not know about which made the tour even better. I would recommend this to all people who hope to see a lot of the big sites in a short period of time...assuming you know how to ride a bike to some degree.

Made a varied tour by ebike through Porto with our enthusiastic guide Teresa. She knew a lot to tell, took the time for the various sights and involved the group in the tour in a casual way. Such a tour is highly recommended for a first acquaintance with and impression of Porto.

We had a great Ebike tour with Diego! We saw so many sites and learned a lot about the city ! The e-bikes allow you to effortlessly climb the hills and cover most of the city attractions in 3 hours! Highly recommended for all ages, we went with our young teenagers.

Terese was excellent. Very knowledgeable and happy to answer questions with a smile

It was a nice experience. Very relaxing and enjoyable.