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$108.46 Day Trips & Excursions

Porto city tour with Port Wine Tasting and Dinner with Fado

After meeting your guide for a pickup at your Porto hotel, hop aboard an air-conditioned minivan and begin your city tour of Porto, starting with a drive that explores Porto and its beautiful waterfront. Learn about the city’s blue-collar roots that’s helped mold its rich tradition on a walking tour around the city center, passing by some of its most iconic monuments, such as Clérigos Tower, Lello Bookshop and S.Bento Train Station. After this, cross the river to Vila Nova de Gaia and discover Porto’s most famous industry, port (a fortified wine), where you will visit a port wine lodge and have a traditional port wine-tasting. Listen as the guide explains how the port industry produces the world’s best fortified wines and drink up a few varieties of port. Continue to traditional restaurant for a nice dinner, while enjoying a traditional Fado show in one of the most typical neighborhoods, right in the heart of Porto.  After enjoying the typical dinner and filling your soul with the Fado music, relax on a last sightseeing of some of the most iconic monuments in Porto, with their night lights on. After a day uncovering Porto’s culture and history, return to your Porto hotel and wish your guide a good night.

$97.05 Cultural & Theme Tours

Porto to Douro Valley Tour: Wine Tasting, River Cruise, Lunch

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.

$57.09 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)

$63.52 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!

$68.50 Day Trips & Excursions

Porto Food Walking Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Mercado do Bolhao, Porto, Porto District, Northern PortugalGlimpse our fresh products traditicional marketDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Loja das Conservas, Porto, Porto District, Northern PortugalTry the best portuguese canned foodDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Quinta do Noval, Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto District, Northern PortugalTry the best Port Wines at a recognized brandDuration: 30 minutes

$137.01 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Tour to History of Porto & Caves Port Calem & Wine Tasting

At 7:30 am, your private driver/guide picks you up at your hotel. You'll arrive in Porto around 10:30am after a stop to relax and grab food or drinks. Upon arrival in Porto, your driver/guide leads you to the city’s main sites. You will see the Arrábida Bridge, Porto Sé Cathedral, Bolhão Market, Torre & Igreja dos Clérigos, Lello Bookshop and São Bento Train Station. Ponte de Don Luis, Gustave Eiffel's Dom Luis Bridge is as spectacular as the views from it. Cross the Douro to the famous port wine cellars of Vila Nova de Gaia for sun-soaked panoramas of both cities.Around 1pm there will be time allotted for lunch (not included in the tour price) at riverside Ribeira Square, a good time to drink a Porto wine. 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 barbecue. After lunch, you'll traverse the 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 transportation of this unique drink as well as enjoying the view and pure ambiance of the cellar.At around 4pm, you'll head back to Lisbon with a breathtaking drive along the ocean, passing the Cheese Castle (Castelo de Queijo), the trendy Foz district, the Arrábida Bridge (Ponte da Arrábida), and arriving in Lisbon around 7:30pm.