Vila Nova de Gaia

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  • Porto: Live Fado Show with Glass of Port Wine

    1. Porto: Live Fado Show with Glass of Port Wine

    Learn about the uniquely Portuguese musical form of Fado with a live show in the intimate surroundings of the Casa do Fado. Enjoy a glass of port wine as you hear more about this aspect of Portuguese identity, declared ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity’ by UNESCO. Be transported to the Porto of old with a trip to the Casa do Fado. Located in a 19th-century building in the historic center of Porto, Casa do Fado as a project was developed by a group of friends who love the genre.  Listen to outstanding musicians as they perform live in a venue with acoustics ideally set up for Fado. Sip on a glass of port wine, the drink that Porto is famous for, as you hear more about the music and its origins.

    The ambiance was great,the artists were all extraordinary talented!! They really touched our hearts. Also the wine was tasty,too! Thank you!!

  • Porto: Ribeira Walking Tour

    2. 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.

  • 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: Private 8-Hour City Highlights Tour

    4. 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...

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What people are saying about Vila Nova de Gaia

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 352 reviews

We went to Casa do Fado on our first visit to Porto. We chose it because of the good reviews and because of the show time, 7 o'clock, ideal for having dinner next to the river, very close. We loved the show. They offered us an hour of good fado in extremely pleasant weather. The quality of the guitarists and the singer seemed extraordinary to me. The information they offered us was a good complement, in addition to the glass of Port. My husband and I highly recommend this show.

The performance was incredible, and my partner and I really enjoyed the romantic, candlelit atmosphere. The musicians were so emotive, talented, and passionate about their craft. The port was delicious, the host was warm and friendly, and it made for a great date night activity that left us in high spirits. Great bang for your buck too, I'd recommend this highly!

The ambiance was great,the artists were all extraordinary talented!! They really touched our hearts. Also the wine was tasty,too! Thank you!!

It was a fantastic performance. A performance that gives you goosebumps, that brings up emotions. Wonderful!

It was a wonderful evening. Excellent atmosphere and performance.