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Things to do in São Pedro da Afurada

Our most recommended things to do in São Pedro da Afurada

V.N.Gaia: Sunset/daytime Sailboat Cruise on The Douro River

1. V.N.Gaia: Sunset/daytime Sailboat Cruise on The Douro River

Our sunset adventure begins at Pontoon C of Douro Marina and continues towards the unforgettable historic area of Ribeira and Gaia. Once here, it's time to discover more about the city of Porto, a task that our crew will be happy to share with you. Toast to the taste of a good Douro wine of your choice and take the opportunity to photograph in a unique setting. Meanwhile, we reverse our course towards the sea, passing through the protected area of the Douro estuary and the beautiful old mouth of Porto with its unmistakable palm trees. And ever closer to the bubbling of the sea, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean and whenever there are conditions for navigation, we touch the waves of the sea, taking our visitors to experience the magical sensation of immensity that only the sea is capable of making us feel. With any luck, the dolphins might come and greet you. All this with a crew that stands out for its constant attention and focus on the well-being of those who visit us.

Porto: 3-Hour Electric Bike Tour

2. 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 mouth of the Douro River. 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: City to the Ocean Tuk-Tuk Tour

3. Porto: City to the Ocean Tuk-Tuk Tour

Start off with a pickup service from your address in Porto or meet your guide at the convenient starting point. Then, begin your eco-friendly tuk-tuk tour by passing under the concrete bridge, Ponte da Arrábida. Take its expansive length of 615 meters and 27-meter width. Learn about its significance for the whole of Portugal and how it connects the south of the country to the north. Next, visit the fishing village of São Pedro da Afurada. Discover its traditions and hear stories about its festival in honor of São Pedro (St. Peter), patron saint of fishermen, that takes place at the end of June each year. Following that, you will visit the Marina do Douro, a marina with 300 moorings for boats. Take in views of the natural reserve of the estuary of the Douro and the Lavadores beach, Bandeira Azul.

Douro River: Exclusive Luxury Yacht Cruise

4. Douro River: Exclusive Luxury Yacht Cruise

Take in the sights of Porto in style on the Douro River aboard the magnificent Yacht, Skyfall. Starting at Vila Nova de Gaia marina, you will be welcomed with a welcome drink. Start by passing the Ponte da Arrábida, one of the most iconic bridges in Porto. Pass the most iconic area of Porto, Cais da Ribeira, before sailing to the mouth of the Douro River, where you can enjoy all that the yacht has to offer, including free WiFi. After some relaxation time onboard, head back to our docking point, finishing this unforgettable experience.

Porto: Private Sailboat Trip with Wine Tasting & Charcuterie

5. Porto: Private Sailboat Trip with Wine Tasting & Charcuterie

We head from Marina da Afurada towards the beautiful historic area of Porto and Cais de Gaia. Passing the Arrábida Bridge, we start by serving the first wine of your choice and preference. Arriving at Ponte D. Luiz I, we serve a tasting board with superior cheeses, charcuterie, jams and assorted chutneys, fresh fruit, gourmet crackers, dried fruits, among other flavors that we can have such as olives in olive oil, or roasted chorizo… And at the along the undulating river and quietly appreciating its banks to the sound of good music, we head towards the sea. We can, if our customers so wish, change the wine to try another one of your preference, and we finish with Ruby, white and tawny Port wines so that you bring a complete sensation of flavors. At the end of our tour, we can also direct our visitors to our micro gourmet space, where they can purchase some of the products they tasted on board and souvenirs. Tasting in the middle of the Douro River promises to be a memorable experience, don't you think? Enjoy the small village of Afurada where you can feel the history of a community dedicated to fishing in the Atlantic Wild Sea.

Porto: Private Douro River Cruise with Welcome Drink

6. Porto: Private Douro River Cruise with Welcome Drink

This tour is the perfect choice for those who want to know the mouth of the Douro river, its bridges and the landscapes and architectural differences between the banks of Porto and Gaia. Take this opportunity to (re) discover the iconic Ribeira and the mythical Cais de Gaia, from a different perspective that only the Douro river can offer! Undoubtedly one of the Douro cruises not to be missed! We will start the tour at Douro Marina. After leaving the dock we will sail through the most iconic places of Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia. - Entrance of Douro River - Passeio Alegre - Ponte da Arrábida - Custom House - Palácio de Cristal - Ribeira Square - Barcos Rabelo and Port Wine Companies - Ponte Dom Luis I - Ponte Dona Maria Pia - Palácio do Freixo

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What people are saying about São Pedro da Afurada

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 178 reviews

It was likely our best experience in Porto — and we had many great experiences. Enmanuel was our guide was extremely nice, smart and made the ride, very enjoyable and fulfilling —he was a very knowledgeable historian. The ebikes were awesome!

Excellent tour, very friendly guide, unfortunately I do not remember his name, he made the tour very entertaining. Great experience, thank you very much!

John was a very informative guide and went out of his way to ensure that we enjoyed our tour. We would highly recommend John and this tour. Thank you!

Superb walk with Miguel. Visit of the main points of porto and villa nova to finish on the sunset at the ocean. To do without hesitation

Elio,our guide was awesome. Informative, funny and patient. Excellent tour, really good fun. Would recommend to anyone.