Vila Nova de Gaia
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  • Porto: Tuk-Tuk Tour from the City to the Ocean

    1. Porto: Tuk-Tuk Tour from the City to the Ocean

    Start off with a pickup service from your address in Porto or meet your guide at the convenient starting point. Then, begin your eco-friendly tuk-tuk tour by passing under the concrete bridge, Ponte da Arrábida. Take its expansive length of 615 meters and 27-meter width. Learn about its significance for the whole of Portugal and how it connects the south of the country to the north. Next, visit the fishing village of São Pedro da Afurada. Discover its traditions and hear stories about its festival in honor of São Pedro (St. Peter), patron saint of fishermen, that takes place at the end of June each year. Following that, you will visit the Marina do Douro, a marina with 300 moorings for boats. Take in views of the natural reserve of the estuary of the Douro and the Lavadores beach, Bandeira Azul.

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

  • 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.

  • Porto: 2.5-Hour Private Sailing Lesson

    3. 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: Vila Nova de Gaia City Discovery Game

    4. Porto: Vila Nova de Gaia City Discovery Game

    Take an interactive city discovery experience across Porto’s Vila Nova de Gaia, as you solve riddles via a web app in your phone’s browser. Your challenge starts at Mosteiro da Serra do Pilar on Largo de Aviz Santa Marinha Norte in Vila Nova de Gaia. All the information you need for your adventure will be sent to your email before your experience begins. You will solve 12 riddles, with each riddle taking you from one hidden location to the next. Throughout your tour you’ll unlock local recommendations and fun facts, as well as the history of the city. You discover spots in Porto that most locals don’t even know, as you discover popular sights from a different angle. You will be taken on a journey of discovery across the Douro River, as you discover that the fun and beauty is not only in Porto, but also in Vila Nova de Gaia. Throughout this route, you’ll be challenged to crack 12 riddl...

  • Porto: Private 8-Hour City Highlights Tour

    5. 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

    6. 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...

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What people are saying about Vila Nova de Gaia

Overall rating

3.6 / 5

based on 12 reviews

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.