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  • Porto: Ribeira Walking Tour

    1. Porto: Ribeira Walking Tour

    This 2.5-hour walking tour starts in front of the statue of Bishop António Ferreira Gomes, opposite the Clérigos Tower. Explore some of the most beautiful neighborhoods along the Douro River on this scenic riverside tour of Porto! Porto’s banks have seen the launch of the first expeditions into the Atlantic, which enabled the colonial expansion of Portugal and ensured economic prosperity for the city even in times of crisis. Porto’s explorers set up some of the earliest Portuguese trade routes and the city is also home to the first Portuguese Navy. Even with their sights set on lands far away, the people of Porto didn’t take their eyes off what they had at home. Known as the "unbeaten city", Porto fought back against any king, bishop or emperor (to name just a few) who tried to invade their shores. The Porto of today is famous for its scenic riverbanks and its delicious port wine – bo...

    A really interesting tour, well informed and entertaining guide and excellent variety in the tour.

  • Fátima and Coimbra Private Tour

    2. Fátima and Coimbra Private Tour

    Visit Fátima, home to the most important Catholic church in Portugal and one of the world's most famous pilgrimage sites due to the apparitions of the Virgin Mary to 3 shepherd children in 1917. Enter the houses of the 3 shepherds who lived in a small village. See their things on display and learn about their way of living. Continue on to the famous sanctuary of Fátima, that was built to honor the request of the Virgin Mary. Visit the chapel of apparitions where Virgin Mary once appeared to the children. Enjoy time to explore this area on your own, and experience the spiritual environment of this sacred place. Take a break in the historical center of Fátima to enjoy a tasty traditional lunch. After this, depart for Coimbra a student city, historically known for being home to one of the best universities in Portugal. See how the tradition lives on by continuing symbolic practices such a...

  • Santiago de Compostela: Private Tour

    3. Santiago de Compostela: Private Tour

    Start your tour with a convenient pick-up service at your accommodation in Porto or Vila Nova de Gaia city center. After a short meet and greet with your driver/guide, you will take a brief scenic drive to Santiago de Compostela and Valenca do Minho.  On this tour, your guide will show you why Santiago de Compostella has been such a famous and important location for Christian pilgrims. See why the ancient city has long been considered a symbol of faith and devotion. Explore the old part of the city that has been UNESCO listed since 1985. Take a stroll to witness the gorgeous cathedral of Santiago, a Catholic church built in Romanesque style, that bears the scars of many years of conflict. The building is an astounding feature, designed in gothic, baroque and renaissance elements. Before departing for Valença do Minho you will take a break in the historical center of Santiago to enjoy a ...

  • Porto: 2.5-Hour Private Sailing Lesson

    4. 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 Half-Day Tour - Port Wine Cellars & Cheese Tasting

    5. Porto Half-Day Tour - Port Wine Cellars & Cheese Tasting

    If you are looking for a tour of the entire city of Porto without spending much time and money, this tour is ideal for you. With your guide you will discover the most iconic and important points of the city while stopping to learn how the famous Port Wine has been realized and matured for so many years. An old city full of contrasts, Porto's historic center is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site where all architectural styles blend in one place. After traveling about the history of the city, time to stop and taste the diversity of Portuguese cheeses through a brief explanation of how they are processed and have become so famous. This tour will not be wasted time if you want to discover a different and authentic Porto.

  • Porto: Private 8-Hour City Highlights Tour

    6. Porto: Private 8-Hour City Highlights Tour

    After being collected from your Porto accommodation, you will travel with your guide to the House of Music, which was inaugurated in 2005. From there you will travel to Clerigos Tower, which offers some of the best views over the city. Its doors opened on January 13, 1906, and haven't closed for 112 years. Following the tower, you will travel to the Lello Bookstore, which continues to satisfy everyone from literature lovers, to architecture students, to Harry Potter fans. You will next travel to Porto's historical center and Sao Bento Train Station. There you will discover the Porto Baixa (downtown), which is laid out around the Avenida dos Aliados (Avenue of the Allies), the city's focal point. This is where everything happens, and it is on this thoroughfare that you will find the imposing Oporto Municipal Council building. Afterwards, you will discover the Cathedral of Oporto, which i...

  • From Lisbon: Porto City Tour and Wine Tasting

    7. From Lisbon: Porto City Tour and Wine Tasting

    Arriving in Porto, begin your spectacular tour with the riverside area. There you can enjoy the view of the beautiful Douro River and its bridges, as well as the traditional atmosphere of the locals. Following that, climb to the Igreja e Torre do Clérigos (Church and the Tower of Clerics), a piece of work famous for its Baroque tower, with a history dating back to the Brotherhood of Priests. You then continue to the Sé do Porto. Built in the style of Romanesque, Gothic, and Baroque, it is one of the leading and oldest monuments in Portugal. Following that, pass by S. Bento Station, which is luxuriously covered with beautiful tiles. Towards the end of your tour, visit the historic center of the city by traveling to the other side of the river to where the famous Caves do Vinho do Porto are located. Whilst there, take part in a wonderful tasting of this nectar of the gods: Port wine. Fin...

  • Viana do Castelo, Ponte de Lima, and Valença Private Tour

    8. Viana do Castelo, Ponte de Lima, and Valença Private Tour

    After pickup in Porto or Vila Nova de Gaia, the first stop will be in Viana do Castelo. This city has everything, from rivers, to the ocean, lagoons, and mountains. On the top of the Mount Santa Luzia, visit the magnificent sanctuary of Santa Luzia that is inspired on Sacre Coeur in Paris. This sanctuary has a superb 360-degree view of the city, considered one of the best in the world. Next you will visit the oldest village in Portugal, Ponte de Lima, built on the banks of the Lima river. Explore the vast heritage of this place in its historical center. Known for the famous bridge that was built by the Romans in the medieval period, the bridge provided the only safe passage over the Lima river. Continue on to Valença, to see the medieval fortress built there. The fortress was built strategically as the main point of defence in Minho. Now a monument, the fort was built to protect Portug...

  • Portugal: Historic Villages Tour

    9. Portugal: Historic Villages Tour

    Start your day with a convenient pickup service from your accommodation in Porto or Vila Nova de Gaia city center. After a short meet and greet with your driver, you will hop into your private vehicle and set off on your adventure.  The first stop of the day is the beautiful village of Celorico da Beira. Celorico da Beira is a small village located near Serra da Estrela that is famous for its cheese. You will get the opportunity to visit a traditional kitchen and hear about the cheese production and even taste some for yourself. Before departing to Linhares da Beira, you can enjoy a tasty, traditional lunch.  Next stop is Linhares da Beira, a medieval city of Roman origin that dates back to the 12th century. Linhares is renowned for the beauty of its narrow streets and its historic traits. Explore the historical center of the village and immerse yourself in its tranquility. Observe the...

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What people are saying about Vila Nova de Gaia

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 13 reviews

Great walking tour

We did the Riverside walking tour of Porto yesterday with João as our guide. He was professional, informative, knowledgeable and passionate about his job and his city. Definitely recommend a tour with him.

Our Guide André was great. We had the best time and learned a lot of interesting facts about the City aswell as the History of Portugal. I would really recommand it to everyone.

A really interesting tour, well informed and entertaining guide and excellent variety in the tour.

history, fun facts & culture... first do city walking tour it's like 2nd part of entire city tour

Great tour

Andre was an excellent guide. Great knowledge of both history and the city.