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Porto Airport: Private Transfer to Porto

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: Hop-on Hop-off Bus with Optional Cruise & Wine Cellar

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

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. 

Matosinhos: Surfing Lesson with Equipment

Matosinhos: Surfing Lesson with Equipment

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: Small Group Surf Lesson with Transportation

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: Charming Sailboat Cruise Sunset

Porto: Charming Sailboat Cruise Sunset

Meet your guide at the marina and get a briefing on the tour itinerary. Hop on board the boat and find a comfortable seat before you set sail from Douro Marina to Ribeira do Porto. If the weather is hot bring your swimsuit and dive into the waters. Admire the view of the city from every angle as you sail down the river. Take photos with your friends and family and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere on the boat. Feel free to connect to the speaker on board to listen to your music during the trip. Taste some local wines and enjoy a charcuterie board made up of cheese, meat, raisins, crackers with olive oil and rosemary, and grissini breadsticks. Savor the taste of the snacks while you marvel at the sunset over the city.

Porto: 3-Hour Bike Tour

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

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 and Wine Tour with Cruise & Winery Lunch

Porto: Douro Valley and Wine Tour with Cruise & Winery Lunch

Your hotel in Porto city center (optional) is the meeting point for a trip to the Douro Valley with a small group of up to 8 people. 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 centuries-old family winery that still produces its wines in the traditional way, in its granite lagares and still with human treading. Taste the excellent wines produced there, with a Port wine tasting and high-quality DOC wines. Enjoy a fabulous harmonized lunch on a second family farm, with typical local dishes, olive oil and sausage tastings and breathtaking views over the vineyards. Take the opportunity to taste the wines that the quinta still produces. Try DOC, Port, Moscatel and Ardente water. Enjoy the charm of Pinhão and relax on a 1-hour premium cruise with a local guide and a small group, replete with snacks and drinks on board. Discover the famous N222 on a journey between Pinhão and Peso da Régua, considered one of the most beautiful roads in the world. Return to your accommodation in Porto city center with unforgettable memories and the certainty that you have chosen the best tour to visit the Douro!

Porto: Surf Lesson with the First Surf School in Porto!

Porto: Surf Lesson with the First Surf School in Porto!

Embark on an exhilarating journey into the world of surfing with a beginner surf lesson with the FIRST SURF SCHOOL FROM PORTO. Whether you're a total novice or have had some experience, expert instructors are here to guide you through the fundamentals of catching waves and riding them like a pro. Learn proper paddling techniques, how to position yourself on the board, and essential ocean awareness tips. With your instructor by your side, wade into the surf and start catching waves. Instructors will provide personalized feedback and guidance to help you improve your technique. Take a moment to reflect on your progress and celebrate your achievements. Whether you're standing up on your board for the first time or perfecting your turns, there's no feeling quite like riding the waves.

Porto: 3-Hour Electric Bike Tour

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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