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Our most recommended Foz do Douro Outdoor Activities

Porto: Douro River Panoramic Tour by Boat

1. Porto: Douro River Panoramic Tour by Boat

Departing from the convenient meeting point in Douro Marina, you will being 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 you until the entrance of the Douro River for a sea experience and a lovely view of Foz do Douro and the new cruise terminal. If you want you can also stop close to the Douro Ecological Reserve to enjoy the peace and quietness of this fantastic area. Alternatively, choose the sunset option to enjoy a magnificent boat tour combined with beautiful sunset views from the vantage point of the sea.

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: 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.

Porto City: Douro River Sailing Tour

4. Porto City: Douro River Sailing Tour

Experience Porto in a whole new way on this 2-hour private Douro River sailing tour. Cruises on the 31-foot classic motor boat depart from Douro Marina and end in the mouth of the Douro River. Take in the famous Ribeira and see the typical houses of Porto from the water. Enjoy spectacular views of Arrábida Bridge and Dom Luís I Bridge. Enjoy a complimentary glass of port wine or bottled water en route. The tour operator will provide a few rounds of alcoholic drinks, but the supply is limited. The aim is for an elegant, relaxing, peaceful and safe experience for all on board.

From Porto: Douro River Private Sailboat Cruise

5. From Porto: Douro River Private Sailboat Cruise

In this exclusive private tour for two, you'll meet the staff at Douro Marina who will welcome you aboard and tell you a little bit about the boat and the tour itself. After setting sail, enjoy the amazing views of the Douro River, passing by the incredible Ponte da Arrabida, an emblematic bridge of the city of Porto. During your tour enjoy a tasting of Port wine along with a delicious platter.

Porto: Private Sail on Douro River

6. Porto: Private Sail on Douro River

Experience Porto in a whole new way on this 2-hour private sailing trip aboard the Argonauta, a 31-foot, charming and classic motor boat, built by the reputed Swedish boatyard Hallberg-Rassy. The noise of Porto will be quickly forgotten as you sail out onto the Douro River with the sea breeze in your hair. Sailing through Porto allows you to take in the famous Ribeira and view the typical Porto houses as they were meant to be seen, from the water. Plus, you'll enjoy spectacular views of Arrábida Bridge and Dom Luís I bridge. The tour departs from Douro Marina and ends in the mouth of the Douro River. Enjoy a complimentary glass of port wine or water as you sail along and marvel at the incredible views. 

Porto: 2.5-Hour Private Sailing Lesson

7. Porto: 2.5-Hour Private Sailing Lesson

After meeting with your skipper and boat at the pier, your sailing adventure will begin. Throughout your experience various maneuvers and functions will be presented to you, as you coast along the magnificent scenery that is the Douro River and the Atlantic Ocean. Throughout the lesson, your skipper will tell you everything you need to know about sailing a sloop boat. You'll get to try various functions on board, learning how to sail against the wind (upwind), with wind from the side (reaching), and downwind. All the while, you will be enjoying the beautiful landscape around you and the unforgettable scenery of Porto and Gaia. It is never too late to start learning, and Porto is surely the ideal place to embrace this new passion.

Porto: Accessible Sailing Tour

8. 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.

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.

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What people are saying about Foz do Douro

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.

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.

The boat experience on the Duoro was very great. It would have been nice to do a short lap on the Atlantic before returning to the port. But I can highly recommend the trip to everyone. Alois Iten from Switzerland

A relaxing experience on a lovely yacht, and the chilled port is the icing on the cake!

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