Vila Nova de Gaia
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Our most recommended Vila Nova de Gaia Sailing Trips & Tours

  • 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 River Douro Jet Boat Cruise

    2. 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

    3. 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

    4. 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: 2.5-Hour Private Sailing Lesson

    5. 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

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 2 reviews

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.

The cruise has enchanted me and my mother! The truth is that everything is very good except the glass of wine afterwards. We had a hard time finding the place and at the indicated time they are closed. I guess it was something specific.

You will receive a voucher for a wine tasting that can be redeemed at any time. The shipping shows all the important bridges in Porto and you have very nice motifs.

It's okay. They explain the history of the 7 bridges and then you go to a winery to have a wine and at the same time they try to sell you some bottles of it.

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