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31 activitati in Porto, PORTUGAL

Six bridges of the Douro cruise

Enjoy the beautiful landscapes of the Oporto riverbank with a graceful trip along the Douro River from aboard the Rabelo, an authentic Portuguese boat, which in the past was used to transport cargo and people. The boat will take you all the way from the Afurada to Marina do Freixo. You will have the opportunity to see up close the six different bridges that connect Oporto and Gaia: D. Luis, Infante, Dona Maria, S. Joao, Arrabida e Freixo. Admire the beautiful scenery along the route, nature at its finest! Admire the emblematic Dom Luis bridge and its spectacular arch, built in 1881 and inaugurated on the 31st of October, 1886. The project was under the responsibility of Gustave Eiffel associate, Teofilo Seyrig. Visit the Infante D. Henrique Bridge, one of the most elegant of its type and the most recent bridge named in honour of Infante D. Henrique. You will certainly be impressed by the Dona Maria Pia Bridge, Gustavo Eiffel's first masterpiece: built between 1876 and 1877, it was the first railway bridge joining the two river banks of the Douro River. The tour will take you to see the Sao Joao Bridge, erected in 1991 to replace the Dona Maria Pia Bridge, and the Arrabida Bridge that back when it was constructed, had the world’s largest arch of reinforced concrete. Finally you will see the Freixo Bridge, situated the furthest away upstream in Oporto. The vistas of Porto from the boat and the sights of the impressive bridges will take your breath away. Departure every 30 minutes.
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Porto City tour - hop on-hop off

Discover all the most beautiful secrets of Oporto with this hop-on-hop-off bus tour of the city. Oporto is the second largest city in Portugal and it was declared World Heritage by UNESCO. You will have the opportunity to learn about the rich history of this city that dates back to the fourth century. The advantages of a hop-on-hop-off bus route are countless, the most significant one being that you can step off the bus at any stop that is more interesting to you. Once you are done exploring the area further by foot, all you have to do is wait at the nearest bus stop for a new transport to come pick you up and you are back on route! Delve into the charm of the old quarters and the Cathedral area of the city, which are filled with cafes and local businesses. You can choose to visit the civic centre of Porto in the Central Baixa quarter, where you can walk around the broad avenues lined with banks and outdoor cafes, and don’t miss the two-tiered covered daily market. Check out Oporto’s downtown and historic districts to find the most unusual souvenirs and gifts as well as beautiful art, antiques and clothing. Relax by the coast at Praia do Ourigo or perhaps by the amazing Douro River, or go to see the sights at the Praça da Liberdade, where you can visit the City Hall and see the Monument to D. Pedro IV. Fall in love with the city. With dozens conveniently located stops around the city, City Sightseeing Oporto makes touring Porto both easy and fun. Plan your day and discover all the things to do in the city. Explore the Jardim Do Morro (Garden Of The Mount) or take a trip to Castelo do Queijo (Castle of the Cheese), which is a fort located on the coast with a sea-facing wall which is often hit by the waves. Also worth a visit is one of Porto's most characteristic symbols, the Torre dos Clérigos which is a tall bell tower that can be seen from various points of the city. From uncovering Porto's past to discovering Portugal's modern culture, you won't be short of things to do with City Sightseeing Porto. Start/opening time Blue line July – setember, from 9.15am to 18.45pm. October-June, from 9.15am to 5.15pm. Red line July – setember, from 9am to 18.30pm. October-June, from 9.15am to 5.15pm. Languages Portuguese, Spanish, French, English, German, Italian, Japanese and Dutch.
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Porto tuk tuk tour

Explore every last mysterious corner of the Hidden City with that most amusing of public transports: the tuktuk. These dingy little colourful vehicles can seem a bit precarious, scary and even dangerous at first, but once you are on it you will not want to get off. See all of the most iconic landmarks of Oporto from the crazy vantage point offered by these tiny fun and friendly cars. Tuk It Easy is by far the most entertaining way to get to see the highlights of Oporto, considered a Historical Heritage Site since 1996. And it is no wonder; its quaint riverside is painting-worthy and its many breath-taking landmarks, such as the highest steeple in Portugal on the 18th century Clerigos Tower, are bound to stay in your memory for a very long time. Begin the tour at the Clerigos Tower, where your ride patiently awaits your arrival at the Tuk Station. Hop onto the tuktuk and set off towards Liberty Square. The sites you will pass include Sao Bento, Se Cathedral, Grilos Church, Stock Exchange Palace, Alfandega, Arrabida Bridge, Fluvial, Sta Catarina Chapel, Restauraçao and Cordoaria Garden. And in case all of those incredible areas and monuments are not enough, the tour also includes a free visit to the wine cellars of Port Wine, where you will be able to learn all about the secrets of the world-renowned Portuguese wines. Join us and become a true expert in the secrets of the Hidden City. Languages Portuguese and English. French and Spanish on request.
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Porto City Half Day Tour

Immerse yourself in the history of the city of Porto in this half-day tour, through the stories and legends of its people and its buildings. Discover, in the company of our guides, the streets and paths of this city where, in each stone, the character of the people who shaped it throughout the centuries is marked. Let yourself get involved by the magic of the banks of the River Douro, from Foz to Ribeira, and finish with a taste in one of the most well-known wine cellars in Oporto. Immerse yourself in the history of the city of Porto in this half-day tour, through the stories and legends of its people and its buildings. Discover, in the company of our guides, the streets and paths of this city where, in each stone, the character of the people who shaped it throughout the centuries is marked. Let yourself get involved by the magic of the banks of the River Douro, from Foz to Ribeira, and finish with a taste in one of the most well-known wine cellars in Oporto. Meeting/pick-up point: Pick-up at the hotel. Start/opening time: At 9am. End/closing time: At 2:30pm. Opening days/period: On Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish and French. Others: Included: entrance fee in Lello's Library and wine tasting in one of the famous Porto Wine Cellars.
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Porto City Tour Half Day

Take a tour of colourful tumbledown Porto, one of the most ancient and most beautiful cities in Europe. With its baroque churches, magnificent 19th century buildings and medieval centre, Porto is an architect’s dream, but it’s also home to a lively cultural scene, with music, art and theatre everywhere you look. This half-day tour will give you the chance to experience Porto’s unique architecture, ambiance and colour, with a guided tour of the medieval centre followed by a trip to a port cellar. Begin with a tour of the tiny cobblestone alleys of the Bairro da Sé, the medieval heart of Porto, where flapping sheets are hung out to dry between the buildings, and the locals sit in the shade in village-style plazas. Here the beauty and age of the buildings, as well as the Roman archaeological remains, have won the area Unesco World Heritage Status. Don’t miss Porto Cathedral, the Romanesque icon of the city. No trip to Porto would be complete without a chance to sample the city’s most famous export: port wine. At the end of your visit you’ll cross the lazy river Douro to visit the famous port cellars of Caves Croft, in Vila Nova de Gaia. The huge barrels of port are carefully aged to perfection in the cool stone cellars before being exported all over the world, and there’s plenty of opportunities to stock up on your favourites before returning to your hotel. Languages Portuguese, English, Spanish, French.
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Guimarães Half Day Tour

Travel back in time to the middle ages on this half-day tour of the historic city of Guimarães. Visit its Castle, the magnificent Palace and the historical center populated by buildings of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. You will feel that you have returned in time, in this city where the first king of Portugal was born and which is the cradle of nationality. In the company of our guide learn about the early times of Portugal, where the story was written. Travel back in time to the middle ages on this half-day tour of the historic city of Guimarães. Visit its Castle, the magnificent Palace and the historical center populated by buildings of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. You will feel that you have returned in time, in this city where the first king of Portugal was born and which is the cradle of nationality. In the company of our guide learn about the early times of Portugal, where the story was written. Meeting/pick-up point: Pick-up at the hotel. Duration: 4 hours. Start/opening time: At 9am or 2:30pm. Opening days/period: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish and French. Others: Included: entrance fees to the Castle and Ducal Palace of Bragança.
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Porto tuk tuk ride and Douro cruise

Visit the picturesque streets of Oporto downtown with this exciting tour. You will have the great opportunity to travel around and explore whilst comfortably seated in the eco-friendly electronic tuktuk. You will have the chance to learn about the history of downtown Oporto, which since 1996 has been a Historical Heritage Site. Discover the beautiful landscapes of Oporto river banks whilst learning interesting details about this postcard-worthy area; delve into the history and culture of the city whilst enriching your knowledge. Board the Rabelo, an authentic Portuguese boat, which in the past was used to transport cargo and people, for a graceful trip along the Douro River. Relish this iconic river cruise that will take you from the quaint traditional fishing village Afurada to Freixo. You will see the six bridges that connect Oporto and the idyllic city of Gaia. You’ll no doubt notice how each one has their very own distinct and singular style: the emblematic Dom Luis bridge and its spectacular arch; the Arrabida e Freixo bridge, once the longest reinforced concrete bridge span in the world; the Infante D. Henrique bridge, one of the most elegant of its type; the Maria Pia bridge, Gustavo Eiffel's first masterpiece; the Sao Joao bridge, with its span of 250 metres; and last but not least, the Freixo “double” bridge. From the unparalleled vantage point of the cruise you will be able enjoy the breath-taking scenery and nature at its best around the Douro River. Duration 1 hour in Tuk Tuk and 50 minutes river cruise. Languages Portuguese, English. French and Spanish on request
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Porto's Bites and Sites

Are you ready to eat your way through Porto? Everyone knows the city is gorgeous, but did you also know that it is delicious? We’ll show you the best of Porto’s famous sights in between sampling some of Porto’s best bites. This Porto tour is one you won’t want to miss. Throughout this Porto city tour we’ll explore some of the city’s most beautiful sights, like balconies overlooking the river, the iconic neighbourhood of Miragaia, unexplored streets and alleys, as well as popular taverns, markets, and cafes. We’ll begin the feast that is this Porto food tour with a typically Portuguese habit: a coffee accompanied by a "pastel de Nata" (egg tart pastry), in a cafe that is more than 200 years old. From there, we’ll taste and talk about the 1001 ways to prepare the "bacalhau" codfish, talk about the influence of our former colonies in our culture and cuisine, understand the connection we have with the river and sea, and learn about the Portuguese navigators and the tragedies Douro River. Along the way you’ll sample local liquor “Eduardinho” and a few authentic local specialties like “punheta de bacalhau" (codfish) or ”tripas (tripes) à moda do Porto”; the Chamuça (samosa) and its mysterious recipe that we brought from India, including one of the most typical dishes of Porto – the Francesinha. All cafes sell it, but most aren’t very good – we’ll show you the best place in the city to get it. The secret is in the sauce, and we only go to a place that uses the original recipe. Trust us, we know where the best Porto food is at! We’ll finish off the tour with a toast with the nectar of gods – Port wine! (Come on, we wouldn’t take you on a tour of Porto and not share our amazing Port wine with you!) Languages English.
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Aveiro Half day tour

Visit the charming city of Aveiro, nicknamed the Portuguese Venice for its old buildings, canals and moliceiros boats. This stunning city is packed with cathedrals, winding streets and beautiful beaches, as well as excellent shopping opportunities. Take a mini-cruise through the small canals on a traditional painted moliceiros boat. Beautifully handcrafted from wood with distinctive upturned prows, these boats resemble the Venetian gondolas but actually have humble local origins: they were initially used to harvest seaweed, one of Aveiro’s greatest exports in historical times. Then enjoy some free time to explore. Don’t miss the famous local ‘ovos moles’ pastries. These delicate seashell-shaped treats are concocted solely from egg yolks and sugar, and are well known all over Portugal. Finally take a stroll along the beaches of the Costa Nova and admire the traditional fishermen’s houses that line the shore. Brightly painted in stripes of blue, red and green, the houses command perfect panoramic views of the ocean. Languages Portuguese, English, French and Spanish
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Fado in Oporto By Minibus

Fado is an invitation to feel the soul of the Portuguese people and because fado is not only of Lisbon and Coimbra, We invite to trip to the ancient and renowned fado houses of Porto, and a walk through the invicta's night light. When leaving the restaurant, on the way back to your hotel there will be a Porto city sightseeing to show you to the most emblematic monuments of the city by night. Languages: Portuguese, English, French and Spanish.
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Porto City Tour by Minibus

Spend a day in the artistic and glamourous city of Porto, a place full of creativity, culture and a wonderful mixture of contemporary and classic architecture. See all the most iconic landmarks that really define modern-day Porto. Highlights - A delightful tour of Porto City - See all the city’s hotspots including the cathedral and São Bento Railway Station - Indulge in a traditional lunch - Let your guide fascinate you with facts and stories as you roam these magical streets Step into a surreal world, where public art is everywhere, from the traditional azulejos (hand painted blue and white murals) to the inspirational pictures sprayed onto medieval walls. At every turn there’s something new to see. Observe the city where the Douro River meets the expansive Atlantic, situated on a charming riverbank, full of imposing towers and architecture. Admire the blue-tiled 14th Century churches along with its typical squares and parks. Come and find out why so many tourists fall in love with Porto and its culture. See the Porto Cathedral, a reflection of its people from the 12th Century and with a prominent Romanesque structure. Take note of how it is composed of many different architectural influences from over the ages including its baroque turrets or the loggia designed by Nicolau Nasoni in the 18th Century. Visit the magnificent São Bento Railway Station, famous for its azulejos which cover the station’s walls and depict important scenes from Portugal’s history. Next we’ll uncover Clérigos Church, or a literal translation of “Church of the Clergymen.” See how this Baroque church conquers the city with its tall bell tower, visible from many parts of the city and is one of the most symbolic characteristics of Porto. Last but not least, a trip to Porto would not be complete without experiencing the Port Wine cellars, see where the magic takes place to make such an intricate and flavorful beverage. Languages Portuguese, English, French and Spanish.
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Porto by night

Enjoy an amazing night in a magical environment, taking in all of Porto’s historic monuments and ancient streets, without forgetting the Portuguese gastronomy and typical Portuguese music, Fado, which is found in the heart of every Portuguese person. Dine in style and enjoy a fantastic evening’s entertainment when you discover Porto by night. As the sun sets the city comes to life, and the streets fill with people walking, talking, or heading out for a bite to eat. There’s magic in the air and some delicious local cooking to be sampled, so come and experience a night of feasting and song you’ll never forget. At this quaint restaurant you’ll enjoy a warm welcome and some of the finest Portuguese cuisine available in the city. Mediterranean influences jostle with Portugal’s colonial past to bring you a delight for the senses. The freshest Atlantic sardines, golden olive oil, fiery piri piri peppers, together with exotic cinnamon, vanilla and saffron are just some of the notes in this homemade symphony of flavours. Be sure to try one of the artisanal Portuguese cheeses, from queijo da serra, a sheep’s cheese from the mountains, to Requeijão, a ricotta-like cheese popular for both savoury and sweet dishes. While you dine, be transported into the mysterious past by the traditional music of days gone by. Songs of love, jealousy and misfortune mingle with those of hope and dreams, all touched with the Portuguese quality of ‘saudade’, a sense of yearning, longing or nostalgia that brings to mind things that are lost and will never return. Unravel the centuries and step into the spirit of the nation as you absorb the rich folklore of the songs and the delicious flavours of traditional Portuguese cooking. Languages Portuguese, English, French, Spanish.
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Braga and Guimaraes Tour in Minibus

Explore two historical cities in one day. Discover Portugal´s roots and heritage with an excursion to Guimarães and Braga. Highlights - Discover the most beautiful corners of Guimarães - Enjoy a delicious lunch in a local traditional restaurant - Admire Braga´s beautiful religious architecture If there is a city close to Oporto that you cannot miss, it is undoubtedly Guimarães. Regarded as the birth place of Portugal, and declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Guimarães oozes history, and can been seen in its many monuments and historical buildings that flood the city. Stroll through the streets of the old town, and take in the unique medieval atmosphere, that will take you back in time. During the tour, you will have the opportunity to visit the castle, built in the 10th Century and associated with the country´s birth and the majestic Palacio dos Duques de Bragança, located on the famous "Sacred Hill" and the historic Largo da Oliviera square. After a relaxing lunch in a local restaurant, you will continue and head to Braga, the oldest Portuguese city and religious capital of Portugal. For centuries the city has been an archiepiscopal seat and pilgrimage site. Discover some of its most popular attractions, such as the Cathedral (Sé), the Roman ruins of Bracara Augusta and the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte, possibly one of the most photographed churches in the country due to its enormous white and grey staircase. Languages Portuguese, English, French and Spanish.
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Porto City Tour - Full Day

Guided tour through Oporto, Capital of the North of Portugal and UNESCO World Heritage. Everything in this wonderful city makes this trip memorable, from the Cathedral to the Port Wine Cellars, where you’ll have the chance to have a tasting. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit places filled with tradition and culture and you’ll be given important details about the streets and squares of its historic center. Guided tour through Oporto, Capital of the North of Portugal and UNESCO World Heritage. Everything in this wonderful city makes this trip memorable, from the Cathedral to the Port Wine Cellars, where you’ll have the chance to have a tasting. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit places filled with tradition and culture and you’ll be given important details about the streets and squares of its historic center. Highlights: Historic City Center – UNESCO World Heritage Porto Sé/Cathedral,São Bento Train Station – One of the most beautiful in the world, Lello Bookshop – 3rd most beautiful in the world, Port Wine Cellar, 6 bridges panoramic Cruise. Meeting/pick-up point: Outside the hotel reception. Duration: 8 hours. Start/opening time: At 9am. Opening days/period: Daily, except 25 Dec and 1 Jan. Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese and French.
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Minho full day with lunch

Journey into the cradle of the Portuguese nation with this spiritual pilgrimage to the majestic Minho region. Visit glorious Guimaraes and brilliant Braga during this full day guided tour, which features awe-inspiring architecture, lush landscapes of verdant valleys and a rather special cultural icon. Enjoy a tour through the centre of Guimaraes, which is known in Portugal as the ‘Berço da Nação’, the cradle of the nation, due to its importance in the development of Portuguese national identity. As such, it holds a special place in the people’s hearts. It is a city steeped in history with a well-preserved 10th century castle and the Palace of the Dukes of Braganza, the last royal family of Portugal and Brazil. The old town is has a Unesco World Heritage Site. Continue to Braga, the capital of the Minho region, and discover the city’s spellbinding religious architecture. Admire the cathedral, which is Gothic at the base and baroque at the top, the three stunning sanctuaries – the stairway of Bom Jesus do Monte is mesmerising – and a sensational collection of churches. The tiled façade of the baroque Raio Palace is a sight to behold. Enjoy a traditional lunch in Braga to refuel for the afternoon. Languages Portuguese, English, French and Spanish.
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Douro Valley tour in minibus

Treat yourself to a wonderful day out in Duoro. Sail down the river, take in the beautiful landscapes, delve into traditional food and taste the delicious, famous regional wine Highlights - Boat ride down the river in a rabelo - Explore the historical train station in Pinhão - Sip at the local, traditional wine Douro Valley is one of the most stunning landscapes in the world and is famous for its port wine production. Listed as a World Heritage site, the views and the serenity will simply take your breath away. In the little village of Pinhão, you’ll have the chance to take in the lush green fields around you, the picturesque vineyards and breathe in the fresh countryside air. What better way to embrace the surroundings than by a relaxing, slow boat ride in a traditional rabelo boat along the river? We’ll meander down the river, passing by Quinta da Romaneira before returning back to port where we’ll visit the historic railway station. At the railway station you will be fascinated to see the blue and white azulejos that cover the walls, capturing the landscapes in Duoro and portraying the harvest season. There really is nothing like this! After we’ll indulge in a traditional, tasty lunch to recharge our energy. Saving the best till last, you will have the fantastic opportunity to taste some of the much-loved wine of the region, along with an extremely interesting introduction to the history and the making of such fine wine. The Douro is a stimulation for all your senses – the delicious taste of its wine, the stunning landscapes, the rich culture, the cuisine and the warm, friendly people! Includes: 2 wine tasting sessions and lunch in a traditional restaurant. Pick-up time Pick-up-outside reception from hotels in Gaia around 7:50am and from hotels in Porto around 8am Languages Portuguese, English, French and Spanish
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