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Porto Airport: Private Transfer to Porto

1. Porto Airport: Private Transfer to Porto

Avoid the unreliable taxis on landing at Porto Airport (OPO) and get a meet and greet from a personal driver upon arrival. Make your way to the arrivals hall, where your driver will be holding a sign board with your name written on it for ease of contact. Then, sit back and relax on the drive to the city center as you get information about the city to help you during your stay.  Benefit from a generous luggage allowance and avail of a service that is safe, punctual and reliable. Get dropped off directly at your hotel or other city center location on request. 

Porto: 24-Hour or 48-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket

2. Porto: 24-Hour or 48-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket

Explore Porto over 24 or 48-hours, with one convenient hop-on, hop-off ticket. See the city's bridges, architecture, culture, and great nightlife. Easily reach the historical center of town and visit popular spots like the Ribeira, Clérigos, the Lello bookshop, or the coastal area in Matosinhos. Simply jump on board the yellow buses with your 48-hour ticket. The bus ticket includes the Historical Porto Bus Tour and the Porto Castle Bus Tour. Don't forget to taste the famous Port wine. Head out to the Foz do Douro or Matosinhos beaches and the Gaia Riverside area, or visit the Tramcar Museum. With this hop-on, hop-off ticket, you'll be able to access the many fascinating destinations of Porto. Historical Porto Bus Tour: 1 - Praça da Batalha 2 - Jardim do Morro / Caves Cálem 3 - Porto Viewpoint / Yeatman 4 - Boeira Garden 5 - Largo dos Aviadores / El Corte Inglés 6 - City Hall 7 - Jardim do Morro 8 - Praça da Batalha 9 - Casa da Música / Rot. da Boavista 10 - Palácio de Cristal 11 - Cordoaria / Clérigos Porto Castles Bus Tour: 1 - Praça da Batalha 2 - Praça da República 3 - Casa da Música / Rot. da Boavista 4 - Parque da Cidade 5 - Castelo do Queijo / Sea Life Porto 6 - Anémona 7 - Matosinhos Restaurants 8 - Tourism Office / Cruises Terminal 9 - Matosinhos Beaches 10 - Anémona Edifício Transparente 11 - Castelo do Quejo / Sea Life 12 - Passeio Alegre 13 - Fluvial 14 - Tramcar Museum 15 - Ribeira - West/East 16 - Ribeira - East/West1 17 - Cordoaria / Clérigos

Porto: Surfing Experience

3. Porto: Surfing Experience

In small groups of 8 or fewer, get some hands-on experience on a surfboard, with the attentive assistance of an instructor who's been surfing for 25 years. Perfect for beginners, the course begins with a briefing on the experience and some safety regulations.   Get warmed up on the sand: learn techniques for standing on the board and paddling before moving into the water. Your experienced teacher will help you every step of the way, explaining everything you need to know. With high-quality equipment and your instructor catering to the specific needs and levels of each class, this is the best way to begin your surfing career in Matosinhos.

Porto: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, Tram & Funicular Ticket

4. Porto: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, Tram & Funicular Ticket

Bridges, architecture, port wine, culture, and great nightlife: Explore Porto over 48 hours with one hop-on hop-off bus, tramcar, and cable car ticket. Discover the history of the city from its old monuments such as the Cathedral and Carmo Church, to cultural offerings such as Serralves and Casa da Música. With your cable car ticket, travel to the top of Guidais Funicular and enjoy the panoramic views of the entire city. You could hop off at any of the city's best dining spots and try the famous Francesinha in Ribeira or seafood specialties in Matosinhos. On the bus, learn all about Porto's history and culture from the built-in audio guide system. Your ticket also includes a guided visit and wine tasting at Boeira Garden Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton, where you can enjoy a port wine tasting and learn all about the history of Porto's wine culture. . Historical Porto Bus Tour: 1-Praça da Batalha 2-Jardim do Morro / Caves Cálem 3-Porto Viewpoint / Yeatman 4-Boeira Garden 5-Largo dos Aviadores / El Corte Inglés 6-City Hall 7-Jardim do Morro 8-Praça da Batalha 9-Casa da Música / Rot. da Boavista 10-Palácio de Cristal 11-Cordoaria / Clérigos Porto Castles Bus Tour: 1-Praça da Batalha 2-Praça da República 3-Casa da Música / Rot. da Boavista 4-Parque da Cidade 5-Castelo do Queijo / Sea Life Porto 6-Anémona 7-Matosinhos Restaurants 8-Tourism Office / Cruises Terminal 9-Matosinhos Beaches 10-Anémona Edifício Transparente 11-Castelo do Quejo / Sea Life 12-Passeio Alegre 13-Fluvial 14-Tramcar Museum 15-Ribeira - Poente - Nascente 16-Ribeira - Nascente - Poente 17-Cordoaria / Clérigos

Porto: Hop-on Hop-off Bus with Cruise & Wine Cellar Options

5. Porto: Hop-on Hop-off Bus with Cruise & Wine Cellar Options

Explore the districts of Porto at your own pace with a 24-hour or 48-hour hop-on hop-off bus ticket. Learn about the sights you see with an included audio guide. Upgrade to include an optional river cruise ticket and/or a visit to port wine cellars. Visit the perfect combination of historic landscapes, River Douro, and learn the highlights of the port wine tradition. With this ticket, you can visit the cities of Porto, Gaia, and Matosinhos via sightseeing buses or a heritage sightseeing cruise. Also, learn about the historical and cultural significance of producing port wine along with a free wine tasting if you choose the optional upgrade to wine cellars. 

Porto: Small Group Surf Lesson with Transportation

6. Porto: Small Group Surf Lesson with Transportation

Chill with the serene waves of Porto during a small-group surfing lesson with pickup from the city. Find the best beach for the weather conditions on the day and get to grip with the basics of surfing. Jump into the water and catch your first wave to the shore. Make your way to the bus stop by Aliados to meet your friendly group for the day. Let your guide assess the weather conditions and start driving to the beach with the best waves. Feel the warm sand under your feet as you listen to a quick introduction to surfing. Follow the instructions of your guide for the basic techniques like paddling and standing up on your board. Now's the time to crash into the water and go with the flow. Paddle out to where the water breaks and feel the adrenaline as you ride the swell back to the shore.

Porto: 3-Hour Bike Tour

7. Porto: 3-Hour Bike Tour

See the sights of Porto by bike on a 3-hour sightseeing tour of the city's memorable monuments. Access areas that other vehicles can't reach and go further than you could on foot. Discover sites of interest in the Old Town and pedal along the bike paths of City Park. Along the way, see the former customs house of the Alfândega do Porto Congress Centre and admire the span of the Arrábida Bridge and the remains of São João da Foz castle. Cycle past the fine sand beach of Matosinhos, look for birdlife in Calém Garden and reach the magical mouth of the Douro River. Discover where the Port Wine Museum, Tram Museum and Museu Serralves (Contemporary Art Museum) are located. Visit the remains of São Francisco do Queijo (Cheese Castle), get back to nature in the Douro Estuary Natural Reserve and gaze in awe at the breakwater of Foz do Douro.

Matosinhos: Conservas Pinhais Factory Tour

8. Matosinhos: Conservas Pinhais Factory Tour

This is a story of strong commitment and great resilience. It is also a story of unique values and living tradition. But, foremost, it is a story of many individuals that have been making the company what it is today. Be part of our centenary tradition and discover a unique process, using the freshest fish and the best ingredients. Finish your tour with a delightful tasting of our traditional flavours. Visits from Monday to Friday: tour includes the visit through our centenary building's historical areas, audiovisual contents, the visit to our production floor in plain activity where its possible to learn the unique steps of our artisanal process made by the hands of our experienced workers, the old factory workshop, the wrapping experience for all the guests, the tasting of our famous fish preserves and a glass of wine at the Can-Tin Café and the visit to our iconic Shop. Visits on Saturdays, Sundays, National Holidays and after-hours visits: tour includes the visit through our centenary building's historical areas, audiovisual contents, the visit to our production floor (during the workers weekly break, when it’s possible to explore some of the factory's most exclusive areas and be part of this traditional method, feeling it with your own hands), the old factory workshop, the wrapping experience for all the guests, the tasting of our famous fish preserves and a glass of wine at the Can-Tin Café and the visit to our iconic Shop.

Porto: Douro Valley Tour with Cruise, Lunch & Wine Tasting

9. Porto: Douro Valley Tour with Cruise, Lunch & Wine Tasting

Your hotel in Porto city center is the meeting point for a trip to the Douro Valley with a small group. Relax during the trip, in an air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz vehicle, with a guide who will be happy to tell you all about the region. You'll have the opportunity to visit the Douro's most emblematic viewpoints, take some photos and remember an incredible experience. Discover a century-old family winery, which still produces its wines by hand, with tastings of high-quality wines (Port and Doc) and olive oil. Enjoy a fabulous lunch at a family farm, with typical local dishes and breathtaking views of the vineyards. Take the opportunity to taste the wines that the estate still produces. Enjoy the charm of Pinhão and relax on a premium cruise, with a guide and a small group, filled with snacks and drinks on board. Travel between Pinhão and Peso da Régua on the N222, considered one of the most beautiful roads in the world. Return to your accommodation in Porto city center with unforgettable memories.

Porto: 3-Hour Electric Bike Tour

10. Porto: 3-Hour Electric Bike Tour

Experience an easy guided electric bike tour through the wonderful city of Porto - discovering its main sights and hidden gems in just a few hours. From the Douro Riverside to the natural City Park, choosing the e-bike will allow you to access hidden, quaint places that other modes of transport cannot reach. First, discover sites of interest in the Old Town and pedal along the bike paths of City Park. Along the way, see the former customs house of the Alfândega do Porto Congress Centre and admire the span of the Arrábida Bridge and the remains of São João da Foz castle. Then, cycle past the fine sand beach of Matosinhos, look for birdlife in Calém Garden and reach the magical mouth of the Douro River. Discover where the Port Wine Museum, Tram Museum and Museu Serralves (Contemporary Art Museum) are located. Next, visit the remains of São Francisco do Queijo (Cheese Castle). Finally, get back to nature in the Douro Estuary Natural Reserve and gaze in awe at the breakwater of Foz do Douro, before returning to the starting point where your tour concludes. Upgrade your tour to a private experience - ideal for families or groups of friends - by picking the relevant option upon checkout.

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We thoroughly enjoyed our tour! The only issue I had was with the all the stairs during the tour. I think it should be mentioned in the description so people are aware and make their decision to book or not knowing that there are stairs to climb.

The driver was very friendly and full of suggestions for things to do. He had WhatsApped them all over to us by the time we had got to our room! Brilliant 😊🥇

It was really good!!! As a beginner i managed to enjoy myself thanks to the amazing coach 😀. I’ll definitely recommend doing it it’s worth it

Very interesting tour. All people were professional and polite. THANKS 👍😊

Very pleasant driver spoke English car was lovely and clean