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Porto Sailing trips & boat tours

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Porto: 6 Bridges Douro River Cruise

1. Porto: 6 Bridges Douro River Cruise

Board the original boats used to transport the Port Wine barrels from the Douro Region to Gaia and Porto. The boats have been adapted with the most modern navigation equipment to transport passengers with maximum comfort. Enjoy a journey that stretches from the historic center of Porto, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, upstream to Freixo and then downstream toward the mouth of the Douro. Take the opportunity to admire the rich and breathtaking landscape while you learn the history of the 6 bridges that unite Vila Nova de Gaia and Porto. Discover other points of interest in these two cities. 

Porto: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, River Cruise, & Port Cellar Tour

2. Porto: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, River Cruise, & Port Cellar Tour

Explore the picturesque and historic city of Porto at your leisure with a ticket that gives you access to 2 sightseeing bus tours. Hop on and hop off in areas like Santa Catarina and Batalha. Sample wines at the Calém Wine Cellars and sail on the Douro River on a cruise. Located in the north of Portugal, the city of Porto has a rich history that dates to the Roman occupation of Iberia. This is a notable port city, situated on the estuary of the Douro River, where the river meets the Atlantic Ocean. You can also hop off the bus in the city’s oldest district, Ribeira, to enjoy a traditional Portuguese lunch in a quaint café nestled along the city’s medieval walls and discover Porto’s famous wines. Your ticket gives you access to the cellars of Cales Calém, where top quality port wines have been produced since 1859. You can also sample some of the goods, including white, dry and ruby ports. Once you have seen Porto on dry land, you can take the Douro River Cruise to see it from the water. This is included as part of your tour package and gives you a chance to admire the city from a comfortable river cruiser as you drift down the Douro under 6 of the city’s bridges. Historical Porto: • Cathedral/S.Bento • Cathedral • Pç Batalha • Jardim do Morro/Caves Calém • Porto Viewpoint/Yeatman • Boeira Garden/Poças Junior (10min walk) • Lg Aviadores/El Corte Inglés • City Hall • Jardim Morro • Alfândega/Caves Calém • Cordoaria/Clérigos • Palácio de Cristal • Casa Música/Rotunda Boavista • Shopping/Mercado Bom Sucesso • Ribeira/River Cruise/Palácio Bolsa/Caves Calém Porto Castles: • Cathedral/S.Bento • Cathedral • Praça Batalha • Praça República • Palácio Cristal (SuspendeD) • Casa Música/Rotunda Boavista • Av. Boavista Hotels • Fundação Serralves • Parque da Cidade • Castelo Queijo/Sealife • Anémona • Palácio Cristal • Tourism Office/Cruises Terminal • Matosinhos Beaches • Anémona • Sealife • Passeio Alegre • Fluvial • Tramcar Museum • Ribeira/River Cruise/Palácio Cristal/Caves Calém

Aveiro: Half-Day Tour from Porto with Cruise

3. Aveiro: Half-Day Tour from Porto with Cruise

Experience the beauty of Aveiro’s channels on a tour aboard a colorful Portuguese gondola on this half-day tour from Porto. Ride along naturally-formed channels that connect to the river and to the sea.  Meet at a centrally-located spot in Porto and board a comfortable van for your transfer to Aveiro. Absorb the culture of this city that was once a fishing village, where residents made their living from the river, the sea, and salt production. Begins at the fish market square, where you’ll have great views of the city center. Head out on an hour-long cruise on a vibrantly-painted, wooden moliceiro boat. Glide thorugh the channels on this traditional, Portuguese vessel.  After the cruise your guide will show you the Costa Nova neighborhood that borders the sea. Admire some of the old traditional houses that are small in size, and painted in bright colors with vertical stripes. Return to Porto by van at the end of your tour. 

From Pinhão: Private Yacht Cruise along the Douro River

4. From Pinhão: Private Yacht Cruise along the Douro River

Enjoy a private boat tour along the Douro River. From the boat, you will be able to admire spectacular views of the Douro Valley, its impressive vineyards, and traditional stone walls. If you prefer to go inside the boat, it has a glassed-in lounge, which offers 360-degree views. In addition, the roof can be opened so that you can enjoy the delicious sunshine whilst sheltering from the wind. Sit back and enjoy a glass of Douro or Port wine as you take in the landscapes of the region.

Porto: Douro River Panoramic Tour by Boat

5. 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.

Douro River, Porto: Exclusive Sailboat cruise

6. Douro River, Porto: Exclusive Sailboat cruise

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.

Porto: Sail the Douro River Private 3-Hour Cruise

7. Porto: Sail the Douro River Private 3-Hour Cruise

Experience the pleasure of sailing on the Atlantic sea with fabulous views of Porto on board the "Diva", a fantastic Beneteau First 35s5 boat designed by Jean Berret and the famous Philippe Stark. Discover Porto in a new way with this tour, and the opportunity to become part of the crew by helping to trim the sails and helm the boat. Start your private tour at Marina Porto Atlântico, in Leça da Palmeira. Then, pass Matosinhos beach and cross the Porto seafront to enter the Douro River. Continue up the river until you reach Ribeira, where you will be able to take in the magnificent views of Porto and Gaia. Enjoy soft drinks, beer, and local wine as you admire the scenic views.

Porto: Douro Valley Hike and Winery Tour w/ Tasting & Picnic

8. Porto: Douro Valley Hike and Winery Tour w/ Tasting & Picnic

Have a taste of Portugal's culture and landscape with a comprehensive excursion from Porto. Trek through the majestic Douro Valley and reach the village of Pinhão for a winery visit and tasting experience. Enjoy a picnic surrounded by nature and explore the area with some free time. Walk through the vineyards in Douro Valley toward the traditional Pinhão village. Make a stop along the way to tour a local winery and learn how their wines are made. Enjoy a tasting of 3 wines and a delicious picnic of charcuterie, bread, and cakes, paired with red and white wines. After the picnic, continue on with your hike and reach Pinhão. Explore the town at your own pace or hop on a scenic boat cruise for an extra charge. Relax as you take in the incredible landscapes of Douro Valley from this quaint town.

Porto City: Douro River Sailing Tour

9. 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.

Porto: Private Yacht down River Douro

10. Porto: Private Yacht down River Douro

Sail on a private yacht and escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Start your adventure at Douro Marina in Afurada. Relax and unwind as you cruise down the famous Douro River, one of the most beautiful rivers in Europe. Admire the spectacular views ahead. Jump off the yacht and straight into the turquoise waters, if you like. Feel the sun on your face as you sunbathe in style. Enjoy a complimentary glass of port wine, water, or espresso as you sail down the river. Explore Porto and Gaia with no traffic, lines, or crowds. Totally customized and fun for your friends and family. Beverages and snacks are available to purchase onboard. Sit back relax and cruise like a VIP on your own private yacht.

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What people are saying about Porto

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 4,157 reviews

Totally worth it! Very easy to use and super mich to see. Just get the voucher online, get the ticket from the bus driver and drive around two days. On the first day I did the two bus tours - one for the old town and the one that goes along the coast line. Was very nice & the audio guide gave a lot of information on history and culture. Also very easy to do the boat tour. Just go to the Cais da Estiva & show your ticket. For the wine tasting just call them in the morning when you want to visit them & show the ticket there. Was super easy, very nice :)

Very good deal, and the price!! Loved exploring Porto with the bus and boat, and wine tasting. Recommend! There was no problem with booking for me. Just start with the bus and then go on because at the bus driver will give you printed ticket that you need for wine tasting and boat :)

This boat experience was absolutely amazing. Ricardo is an incredible guide showing us some of the most beautiful scenes of Porto. We were offered wine and snacks which was a bonus. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone.

Pleasant experience, the staff is friendly and considerate, it worths every cent we spent.

Great place to visit. Good trip for my last day in Portugal.