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  • Porto: Six Bridges Cruise with Port Wine Tasting

    1. Porto: Six Bridges Cruise with Port Wine Tasting

    Explore the calm delights of the Douro River by travelling on a typical Rabelo Boat along the pastel-hued riverbanks of Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia. On this 50 minute cruise, you'll get to breathe Porto's faded but rich history, and glimpse architectural wonders such as the Gustav Eiffel Bridge. Cap off this relaxing date with Porto's underrated majesty by savoring a glass of port wine (get the connection yet?). Program includes an audio-guide for the tour (Portuguese, English, Spanish and French).

    Es un paseo tranquilo e interesante. Perfecto para hacer fotos. La degustación de vinos no estuvo mal porque eramos cuatro, pero si vas solo tendrás que escoger.

  • Porto: Hop-on Hop-off Bus with Cruise & Wine Cellar Options

    2. Porto: Hop-on Hop-off Bus with Cruise & Wine Cellar Options

    Explore the district of Porto, on your own time. Using a 24 or 48-hour hop-on hop-off bus ticket, a river cruise ticket and enjoy a visit to a port wine cellars (optional). Visit the perfect combination of historic landscapes, river Douro and learn the highlights of the port wine tradition. With this incredible price you can visit the cities of Porto, Gaia and Matosinhos via sightseeing buses, taking a heritage sightseeing cruise. Also, learn about the cultural significance of producing port wine from a cellar (optional).  Special Time-tables: One day prior to St. John's Day: from 8:30 AM until 1:30 PM St. John's Day: from 2:00 PM Christmas Eve: from 8:30 AM until 1:30 PM Christmas Day: from 2:00 PM New Years Eve: from 8:30 AM until 1:30 PM New Years Day: from 2:00 PM

    Nice way to get introduced to the city + great wine tasting experience. Also good as a means of transport to tue relatively distant spots.

  • Porto: 6 Bridge's Cruise

    3. Porto: 6 Bridge's 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. Over 50 minutes, 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. 

    Good trip on a sunny day. Several jetty’s to pick up the boats - make sure you wait at the correct one.

  • Porto River Douro Jet Boat Cruise

    4. Porto River Douro Jet Boat Cruise

    Enjoy an unforgettable adventure in Porto, and take part in one of the most thrilling and exciting activities available in the city. Take in great views and feel the adrenaline rush as you speed over the water. Relax as the speed boat tour departs from Cais da Estiva and speeds around the Ribeira Coast. Admire the spectacular views of Porto Historical Center and Vila Nova de Gaia. Feel the breeze in your hair and discover the iconic Dom Luis I Bridge.

    Very exciting, great fun, great way to see the city and the river in a short tome

  • Porto: Guided Sailing Experience in Douro River

    5. Porto: Guided Sailing Experience in Douro River

    Departing from the convenient meeting point in Douro Marina, you'll have a pure sailing experience on a race boat while you can watch the magnificent views over Porto and Gaia river areas. Experience the unique feeling of using only the wind to move the boat and the adrenaline of moving on the water.   You can trim the sails, drive the boat, and take care of the functions on board or you can just relax and let the skipper do everything. Depending on the wind conditions, you can have a more extreme experience or you can ask the skipper to slow down and take things more smoothly.

    Great skipper with lot of experience in sailing. His instructions while sailing were very clear. As a complete beginner, it was great to experience the whole process of getting the sails up - down and basic sailing maneuver like jibing. We first went towards porto old town and then into the ocean. The wind was 35 knots and the ocean had big waves but the skipper was really great in his maneuver and judgement.

  • Best of Porto Guided Tour with Lunch, Cruise & Wine Tasting

    6. Best of Porto Guided Tour with Lunch, Cruise & Wine Tasting

    Start your full-day program with a Porto city tour. Enjoy a walk through the historic center, visiting the Cathedral and the São Bento Railway Station. Take in all the major landmarks and monuments. Finish with a visit to a well-known wine cellar for a tour and a wine tasting. The morning tour ends in Porto Ribeira. You’ll receive vouchers for lunch in a traditional restaurant near the river and the 6 Bridges Cruise. The 50-minute cruise takes you along the river to see the 6 bridges that connect Porto and Gaia.

  • Porto: Private Yacht down River Douro

    7. 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.

  • Porto: 2.5-Hour Private Sailing Lesson

    8. 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.

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What people are saying about Vila Nova de Gaia

We are from Germany and usually booked the trip to the beach. With our guide Catarina we decided to focus on the centre of Porto and Gaia. The trip was beautiful with amazing views and Catarina was very nice and gave helpful information. We recommend this tour!

Catarina is a great guide, very pleasant, smiling and available. We enjoyed exploring the fishing village and the beaches. Great experience

Michael was a very kind guy with. Enjoyed to leave the criwded city for moments at the beach.

Great time spent with Daniel, he was friendly and joker I really enjoyed this Tuk tuk ride.

Catarina is great! Very happy, available and full of little anecdotes.