Foz do Douro Romance & special occasions

Our most recommended Foz do Douro Romance & special occasions

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

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

Explore Porto over 48 hours, with one convenient hop-on, hop-off ticket. See the city's bridges, architecture, culture, and great nightlife. Easily reach the historical center of town and visit popular spots like the Torre dos Clérigos, Fundação Serralves, the Casa da Música, and more. Simply jump on board the yellow buses with your 48-hour ticket. The bus ticket includes the Historical Porto Tour and the Porto Castle Tour. Don't forget to taste the famous Port wine. Your ticket gives you access to Quinta da Boeira and Caves Poças Junior wine cellars.  Head out to the Foz do Douro or Matosinhos beaches and the Gaia Riverside area, or visit the Tramcar Museum. 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: City Highlights 3-Hour Guided Electric Bike Tour

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

Explore the ancient city of Porto with the convenience of an e-bike on this guided tour. Pass by the Clérgios Tower, Gomes Teixeira Square, and more while hearing about the history of the city. You will discover the old palaces, the churches, the emblematic neighborhoods, the people, and all the picturesque corners that the city has to offer. 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: Douro River Panoramic Tour by Boat

4. Porto: Douro River Panoramic Tour by Boat

Travel by water on a unique cruise through the city of Porto and soak in the beautiful views accompanied by a glass of wine. Pass by the famous Ponte da Arrábida, Douro Ecological Reserve, and more during the journey on a sunset or daytime cruise. Departing from the convenient meeting point in Douro Marina, you will begin your round-trip cruise through 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 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. The tour ends back at the meeting point.

Porto: Historic Center Photo Tour in Ford T Replica

5. Porto: Historic Center Photo Tour in Ford T Replica

Visit the top landmarks of Porto and snap unforgettable photos as you drive around in early 20th century cars. See the grand Porto cathedral and the Passeio das Virtudes with your knowledgeable driver. Head to Vila Nova de Gaia, a hub of the port wine industry and filled with café terraces and picturesque tiled houses, perfect for a photo. Discover the Mosteiro da Serra do Pilar, a former monastery set on a hilltop, and take some panoramic pictures of the city. Snap some captivating photos at the Miradouro da Vitória viewpoint. Hear interesting stories and anecdotes about the city from your helpful guide as you tour around one of the oldest cities in Portugal.

Porto: Private Charming Sailboat Tour on the Douro River

6. Porto: Private Charming Sailboat Tour on the Douro River

Embark on a private sailboat tour along the riverside of Porto and Gaia. Pass some of the most appreciated attractions in the cities of Porto and Gaia, such as the Dom Luis Bridge, Crystal Palace Gardens, Porto Cathedral, and Clérigos Tower. Starting at the Douro Marina, meet your certified crew and savor a sparkling or Porto wine as a welcome drink before sailing calmly between the Dom Luis Bridge and the mouth of the Douro River. Simply sit back, relax, and listen to music while admiring the sights from the water.

From Porto: Exclusive Sailboat Cruise 2H

7. From Porto: Exclusive Sailboat Cruise 2H

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. A trip between the marina, the riverside and Foz do Douro. During the journey, you will have the opportunity to appreciate an exclusive trip with your friends and family. You will be able to see up close a landmark of the city like the D. Luís I Bridge from a different perspective that only the Douro River can offer.

Porto: 3-Hour Old Town and Riverside Bike Guided Tour

8. Porto: 3-Hour Old Town and Riverside Bike Guided Tour

Meet your guide in the office by the river. Listen to a comprehensive safety briefing, then put on your helmet, hop on your bike, and set off on your way. Following your guide, ride along the river where the streets are flat and enjoy amazing views of the city, river, and beach.  Pass through old neighborhoods and learn about the intimate connection between the Porto river and the sea, and understand their importance in the growth of the city. Make plenty of stops throughout your ride to soak up the sights and relax.  During your coffee break, savor the famous pastry, the Nata, with Portuguese coffee. For the perfect finish, pass through two of the most beautiful city parks of Porto, filled with green spaces, lakes, and birds. The tour finishes at the starting point, which means that you can leave your belongings in the tour operator's lockers if you wish.

Porto: 2-Hour City Highlights Guided Segway Tour

9. Porto: 2-Hour City Highlights Guided Segway Tour

Stroll through the highlights of the historic center of Porto, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Get to know the charming city as you meander through its streets and hear stories about Porto from your guide. Start your tour with a brief, but informative training on how to ride your Segway. Notice its modern and intuitive nature as you learn about safety rules. Set off to discover the old palaces, churches, emblematic neighborhoods, the people of Porto, and the most picturesque corners that the city has to offer. Feel the wind in your hair as you enjoy well-maintained streets and paths.

Porto: Guided Tuk-Tuk Tour by the Water

10. Porto: Guided Tuk-Tuk Tour by the Water

On this route you will be delighted by the right bank of the Douro River to the sea. Along the way, we will pass through some historical neighborhoods that border the river, from Miragaia, through Massarelos to Lordelo do Ouro. Then we will enter Foz do Douro, a locality that only in the 19th century became part of the Porto municipality. A bathing area by excellence, it was much sought after by the Porto aristocracy. Here we will find the beautiful Jardim do Passeio Alegre and the oldest district of the western part of the city, Foz Velha. Be dazzled by the narrow streets of this neighborhood and with a São João Baptista church on top of it. There will still be time to stroll along the Atlantic, Brazil and Montevideo avenues until you reach the Gonçalves Zarco Square (rotunda do Castelo do Queijo). Here we can see Matosinhos Beach in the distance, famous for surfing, in fact, it is known as one of the best beaches in the north of Portugal for beginners. We go over the viaduct, above Parque da Cidade until Praça Cidade do S. Salvador (rotunda da Anémona), we continue and make our way to the beach. On the way back there will still be time to stop at a special viewpoint, and have a beautiful panoramic view of the Douro River estuary, with the natural reserve and the left bank.

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Simple 50-55 min tour of the river. Keep in mind you have to exchange your booking with one of the tour operators they mentioned for whatever time you want before you can board the boat. (They all speak great English.) The one I went on had an automated voice in Portuguese, English, French, and Spanish explaining the bridges we were seeing. It was very cold (I took the first boat, the 10am in mid October) so make sure you bundle up. Boats are available every 30 min.

Sophia was great! She did an excellent job showing us the city and sharing its history with us. We would highly recommend her :) Barbara and Anna

outstanding! I highly recommend to take this on your first or second day to get acclimated to this beautiful city!!

It’s a beautiful experience and I highly recommend. It’s a great way to see Porto from a different perspective.

We enjoyed the ride and multi-language narration was great with provided ear buds