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

1. 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: Serralves Foundation Entry Ticket

2. Porto: Serralves Foundation Entry Ticket

Explore Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art and its grounds with your entry ticket. See why the entire landscape and architectural heritage were classified as a National Monument in 2012.  Enjoy different parts of the museum, which consists of the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Casa do Cinema Manoel de Oliveira (both designed by the architect Álvaro Siza), Serralves Villa (a unique example of Art Deco architecture), and the 18-hectare Serralves Park, which was recently complemented by the pioneering Treetop Walk: an elevated walkway close to the treetops. Visit the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, which was designed by Álvaro Siza Vieira, a Pritzker Prize winner. The Museum of Contemporary Art presents exhibitions by leading Portuguese and foreign artists, concerts, dance shows, and performances, among other activities. Enjoy the 18-hectare Serralves Park, designed by Jacques Gréber, is a unique example of Portugal's landscape heritage. It consists of a wide range of spaces: formal gardens, woods, a traditional farm and the Treetop Walk. Try something different with the Treetop Walk — designed by the architects Álvaro Siza Vieira and Carlos Castanheira — an elevated walkway in the treetops, which enables impressive observation and study of the biodiversity of Serralves Park. Experience the Manoel de Oliveira House of Cinema, designed by Álvaro Siza Vieira, which shows off the work of Portugal's most-famed director with exhibitions, film series, and conferences. The Serralves Villa is a unique example of Art Deco architecture with leading European furniture designers such as Émile Jacques Ruhlmann, René Lalique, and Edgar Brandt contributing to the interior of Serralves Villa.

Porto: Guided 3-Hour Best of Tour by Segway

3. Porto: Guided 3-Hour Best of Tour by Segway

Explore Porto from the vantage point of a self-balancing Segway on this tour, and glide along historic streets to see the city’s main attractions. After a brief training session on the self-balancing vehicles, follow your guide and head towards the Miragaia neighborhood; location of Porto’s ancient walls. As you tour, your guide will describe Porto’s origin as a pre-Roman settlement, talk about Roman times, and how Portugal was reconquered from the Moors in 868, restoring the city of Portucale. See attractions such as Clérigos Tower, the bell tower of the Baroque Igreja dos Clérigos (Church of the Clergymen); once Portugal’s tallest structure. See the metal span of Dom Luis Bridge over the River Douro, and admire the magnificent Romanesque Cathedral (Sé do Porto), towering over the city’s historical center point.

Douro River: Private Panoramic Cruise

4. Douro River: Private Panoramic Cruise

Take a trip on a vintage American vessel with comfortable seating and panoramic interior views of Porto. Enjoy views of the banks of Porto and Gaia, and between the marina of Afurada, before returning to Gondomar and the baroque style Palácio do Freixo building. Pass under the 6 most famous riverside bridges, including the Ponte da Arrábida, Ponte de Dom Luis I, Ponte Maria Pia, Ponte Infante D. Henrique and Ponte São João. See the area of Cais da Ribeira from the water, with its unique architecture and iconic Port wine cellars.

Porto: Private Tour with Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

5. Porto: Private Tour with Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

See Porto at its best from the eyes of a local in just 3 hours. Check out prime landmarks like the Sao Bento Train Station, Clerigos Tower, Rua das Flores and hear unique insights that only a local would know. Uncover hidden gems and city secrets along the way that will show you an authentic side of the city with the help of a knowledgeable local guide. Fully experience the local flare with an included local treat to make your city tour a complete experience.

Monte: 1 Hour Tuk-Tuk Private Tour with Traditional Toboggan

6. Monte: 1 Hour Tuk-Tuk Private Tour with Traditional Toboggan

Enjoy this adventurous tour of Monte Village and Funchal with an exhilarating toboggan ride at the end. Admire beautifully decorated streets and visit the Church of Our Lady of the Mount. Starting at the Old Town, see the “painted doors” throughout the streets of Santa Maria, where numerous doors were painted by different artists giving this street a unique glow. Also, admire the picturesque details of cobblestone floors and the façades of the old houses on Rue de Santa Maria. Next, continue towards Monte and visit the Church of Our Lady of the Mount. The structure that is visible today for all its visitors was completed back in 1818 and is one of the most sought sites by churchgoers and tourists in general. After visiting Monte, dare to ride some toboggans, more commonly known as “Carreiros do Monte." Toboggan riding was traditionally a means of transportation by locals who wanted to travel quickly from Monte´s village to Funchal. This adventurous and old-fashioned transportation appeared around the 1850s and is still in use today.

Porto by the Ocean: City Exploration Game

7. Porto by the Ocean: City Exploration Game

Start your game at the Arrábida Bridge over the Douro River, between Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia and watch the story unfold from the comfort of the app downloaded on your phone. Enjoy the game offline to save your data. Explore the city and 2 to 2.5 hours of game play at your own pace using the pause option. Resume at anytime from the location that you paused. Experience the game on your own, in a large group, or in several competing groups. Finish the game at the statue Homenagem a Luis de Camões and feel the thrill of having completed the game and the city tour in one.

From Lisbon: Porto Full Day Guided Tour

8. From Lisbon: Porto Full Day Guided Tour

Pass through the agricultural region of Ribatejo and enjoy its picturesque landscape before arriving in Porto. Walk the city and discover its most beautiful corners such as the area of the near the Luís I Bridge, the famous Livraria Lello bookshop, the Majestic Café, the Porto Cathedral, the São Bento railway station, and the Stock Exchange Palace. After the guided tour you will have the afternoon to explore the city of Porto on your own. Try the famous Porto wine and a winery or take a ride on the cable car - you decide how to enjoy the city.

Porto: Private Boat Tour

9. 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: Private Half-Day as a Local Experience

10. Porto: Private Half-Day as a Local Experience

Your experience begins as your driver picks you up in a modern and comfortable vehicle with a capacity for 4 people. From there, start your tour of up to 5 hours through the Boavista area with a stop in Foz to enjoy beautiful views of the sea and river. Whilst there, choose to spend your first break out on a terrace. Set your own pace with a visit to the Ribeira area, where you can visit a beautiful port wine cellar. Following that, your tour continues to the Monastery of Serra do Pilar where you can enjoy magnificent views over the historic area of the city. Later, pass by the beautiful Avenida dos Aliados, crossing the famous Torre dos Clérigos area on the way. Throughout the day you are free to take breaks wherever you want, but your guides propose a mandatory break in the beautiful Gardens of the Crystal Palace. Following your amazing half-day out, your driver will take you back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Foz do Douro

I'M RATING A 2 HOUR TOUR (not 3 hour). Signed up for 3-hour tour which was canceled due to only one participant signing up…they were able to switch me to the 2-hour tour with Dominique, a travel expert intern from the Netherlands. Excellent, well-informed guide with a knack for taking us to see the hidden gems in town. Only advice I can give is make sure you know how to start and stop the Segway PRIOR to embarking on the tour (they give you time to learn it in a square). Porto is nothing but cobblestone roads, hills, and sidewalks with large lips that the Segway must navigate, so be comfortable knowing when you have to add “more power” to get up the sidewalks and hills! Definitely worth the money for this informative, fun way to see Porto—even saw the “prettiest McDonalds” in the world…it has chandeliers!! Highly recommend…ask for Dominique!!

Eduarda was a great guide. She took time to make sure we were safe. Was very knowledgeable about the points of interest. The tour was extensive and interesting with many great photo opportunities. She spoke very good English and also provided useful recommendations for places to visit and eat.

We had such a lovely time with Andrea and Luis. They were very accommodating and took us through the best sites. Both very knowledgeable and the information they provided us with was very interesting. We would recommend this as a must if you are visiting Madeira!

I highly recommend. Wonderful experience. The people who took care of us were very considerate. Great time.

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