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$81.08 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Porto City Day Tour with Cruise, Port Wine Tasting and Lunch

Start your day with pickup from your central Porto hotel and settle into an air-conditioned minivan for a 30-minute sightseeing drive through the city and along the coast. Discover more about the city of Porto, which has a reputation as both a hard-working city and as the cultural capital of Portugal.Head to Vila Nova de Gaia, the center of the region’s famous port industry and home to the port wine caves. Embark on a 1-hour cruise aboard a traditional rabelo boat (if option selected); these wooden cargo boats were originally used to transport port downriver. Relax as you glide through the water and soak up the city sights, including the six bridges than span the Douro River.Afterward, learn about the port industry at a port wine lodge, where you’ll take part in a tasting. Sip on several different styles including white, ruby and tawny. Then, call into a local restaurant for a tantalizing Portuguese lunch.With your appetite sated, venture into Porto city center and explore the city on foot. Visit the Livraria Lello bookshop, an ornate Art Nouveau gem, and the São Bento Train Station, which is decorated with beautiful azulejos tiles. Wind through the medieval alleys of Ribeira, part of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Porto Old Town.As evening begins to fall, bid farewell to your guide as you’re dropped off back at your Porto hotel.

$98.24 Cultural & Theme Tours

Douro Valley Historical Tour with Lunch, Winery Visit with Tastings and Panoramic Cruise

Start your tour around 08h30 am and explore the Douro Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site because wine has been produced here by traditional landholders in the for some 2,000 years. The oldest demarcated region of the world where outstanding wines, including Port Wine are produced. You will be picked up from the meeting point or picked you up from you hotel in Porto or Vila Nova de Gaia (if option selected) and drive through the Douro Valley to Galafura, a small village in the heart of the Douro Valley. Our first stop is in Amarante. This city becomes very important in history after S. Gonçalo´s arrival (1187-1259) - one of the most renowned saints in the cristian history. He settled himself here after his pilgrimage through Rome and Jerusalem making this city an important religious stop in Portugal. You may visit the convent and church, but also its beautiful bridge and Historical Center. Continue this trip to Galafura, the next stop! Galafura is a small village near Peso da Régua. On the way stop to see The Miradouro de São Leonardo de Galafura near Covelinhas, parish of Galafura. From the top of its 640 meters high you have a privileged view over the river Douro and the surrounding landscape. This is one of the highlights of your day! Make sure you take your camera and don´t miss anything! You will also find here a geodesic landmark as this is the highest place in the area. After all the contemplation it´s time for a fantastic lunch in a family owned restaurant where food is homemade and drinks during lunch are also included. The tour continues to Pinhão one of the most beautiful and charming villages of this region. Stop for a scenic relaxing cruise (an hour panoramic cruise). The views to the vineyards offered are just gorgeous! Enjoy!  End your day with a fantastic visit to a local wine estate (we usually visit a renowned brand), where you will have the opportunity to also taste wine and learn a lot about how the precious Port Wine is grown.  The tour ends in Porto 6:30pm.

$57.91 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Porto Tour, Port Wine Cellars with Tastings, 6 Bridges Cruise

Capital of the North of Portugal and UNESCO World Heritage, Porto has one of the most remarkable historic centres across Europe, selected the first European destination 2013, by Lonely Planet. From the Cathedral to the Port Wine Cellars everything makes this journey memorable, in an environment rich in History, Tradition and Culture.Itinerary- On this comprehensive tour you will have a chance to view or visit the following:- Bolhão Market (Panoramic)- Aliados Avenue - Visit to the Cathedral- Batalha Square- Infante D. Henrique Square- Rio Douro Foz- Clérigos Church and Tower- Visit to S. Bento Train Station- Port Wine Cellar in Vila Nova de Gaia (visit and wine tasting)

$39.09 Private & Custom Tours

Private Tour: Porto Day Trip

After pickup at your Porto hotel, meet your guide for the day and let them know if you have any particular preferences; they can tailor the experience to meet your needs.Begin with a scenic drive through the city and along the coast, passing by Matosinhos, a seaside city famed for its fresh seafood. Next, head towards Vila Nova de Gaia, a city on the banks of the Douro River. Vila Nova de Gaia is the main production center for Porto’s most well-known export: port wine.Step aboard a rabelo (if option selected), a traditional wooden cargo boat, for a 1-hour cruise down the peaceful Duoro River. Count the bridges as you glide along. Porto boasts six bridges, the most famous being the metal Ponte de Dom Luís I, which was the longest single-span bridge in the world when it was built back in 1886.Back on dry land, call into one of the port wine cellars and take part in a port tasting (included until 31st December 2017 only). Discover the difference between the white, ruby and tawny styles. After, you might wish to take suggestions from your guide for lunch (own expense).Travel back to Porto city center for more sightseeing. Ascend to the top of Clérigos Tower for panoramic views of the city, then head to the Livraria Lello bookshop to admire its curved Art Nouveau staircase and vivid stained-glass skylight. Next, choose to see the 12th-century Porto Cathedral (Sé do Porto) before popping into the São Bento Train Station, which is outfitted with gorgeous Portuguese tiles. Later, explore Ribeira, the historical heart of old Porto. Come late afternoon, travel back to your Porto hotel, where your tour concludes.

$64.30 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Private Tour: Porto City and Wine Tasting

This driving tour begins with a breathtaking drive along the ocean, passing the Cheese Castle (Castelo de Queijo), the trendy Foz district, the Arrábida Bridge (Ponte da Arrábida) arriving to the centre where you will visit the Historic Centre, Sé Cathedral, Bolhão Market, Santa Catarina shopping street, Clérigos Church and Tower, Lello Bookshop, São Bento Train Station, Stock Exchange Palace finishing at the riverside Ribeira Square. Here you will have the option to indulge in a traditional Portuguese lunch in one of the most beautiful parts of the city or continue to a nearby fishing village for the "catch of the day" grilled on the barbeque - a very authentic experience!After lunch, you will traverse the symbolic Douro River on the Eiffel inspired Dom Luis Bridge to Vila Nova de Gaia, where you will visit a famous port wine cellar for a tour and tasting, learning all about the production, harvesting and transporting of this unique drink as well as enjoying the view and pure ambiance of the cellar. Head back to the ship or hotel via Boavista Avenue, one of the longest avenues in Portugal, where you will view the award winning "Casa da Música" (House of Music - Concert Hall) and witness some remarkable stately homes lining this picturesque avenue.An experience that will leave lasting memories and the desire to return to discover more!

$69.50 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Porto Food Walking Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Mercado do BolhaoGlimpse our fresh products traditicional marketDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Loja das ConservasTry the famous portuguese canned foodDuration: 40 minutesStop At: Meia DuziaTry delicious Gourmet JamsDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Quinta do NovalTry the best Port'sDuration: 40 minutes