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Porto Card with Transportation (1, 2, 3 or 4 Days)

1. Porto Card with Transportation (1, 2, 3 or 4 Days)

See the sights of Porto at your own pace with a Porto Card plus transportation, valid for 1, 2, 3, or 4 days. Enjoy up to 150 discounts and benefits, such as free entrance to 7 city museums, 20% off cruises on the Douro River and up to 50% at Port wine tastings. The Porto Card is your key to the city, offering price reductions at shows, theme centers, tourist excursions in Porto and north Portugal, restaurants, wine shops, and fashion shops. The following is a short list of some of the benefits you can enjoy: • Free Metro Do Porto (all lines) • Free Bus STCP (all lines) • Free Train CP Porto (Urban to Paredes, Paramos, Lousado, Vila das Aves) • 50% of at Real Companhia Velha Port Wine Cellars • Casa Do Infante-Museu (free entry)* • Casa-Museu Guerra Junqueiro (free entry)* • Casa-Museu Marta Ortigão Sampaio (free entry)* • Museu Romântico (free entry)* • Museu Do Papel-Moeda (free entry)** • Museu Do Vinho Do Porto (free entry)* • Up to 50% off at the Casa Da Música • 25% off at the Tower + Exhibition Igreja e Torre dos Clérigos • 50% off at the Museu Da Farmácia Do Porto • 50% off at the Museu Da Misericórdia Do Porto • 50% off at the Museu De Arte Sacra E Arqueologia • 50% off at the Museu Militar Do Porto • 50% off at the Museu Nacional Da Imprensa • 50% off at the Museu Nacional Soares Dos Reis • 50% off at the Museu Das Marionetas • 50% off at the Museu Dos Transportes e Comunicações • 50% off at the Teatro Nacional São João • 35% off at the Catedral (cloisters) • 35% off at the World Of Discoveries, Interactive Museum & Theme Park • 30% off at Sea Life Porto • 25% off at Paço Episcopal • 25% off at the Igreja Monumento S. Francisco • 25% off at the Zoo Santo Inácio (individual tickets only) • 25% off at the Palácio Da Bolsa • 20% off at the Museu De Arte Contemporânea De Serralves • 10% off on Tour FC Porto Museum + Stadium *Closed on Mondays **Closed at the weekend

Porto: Guided City Tour by Tuk-Tuk and Douro River Cruise

2. Porto: Guided City Tour by Tuk-Tuk and Douro River Cruise

Embark on an electric tuk-tuk tour of Porto and discover the city's top sights. Choose between a private or shared tour and ride your tuk-tuk past Porto Cathedral in the city's historic center and down Aliados Avenue. Then, see Porto from the Douro river on a relaxing cruise. Begin your electric tuk-tuk tour in the historic city center. As you ride through the city, admire the exterior of some of Porto's most iconic landmarks, including the Sao Bento Train Station, Porto Cathedral, and the Clerigos Tower. Continue down Aliados Avenue and past Lello Bookshop to reach the banks of the Douro river. After admiring the beautiful river, finish your tour with a ride through the Stock Market Palace, passing by Miragaia on your way. After the 50-minute tuk-tuk ride, you can enjoy a ride on a rabelo, a traditional boat that will take you on a cruise on the Douro River. See the six bridges of Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia on a 55-minute cruise.

Porto: City Highlights 3-Hour Guided Electric Bike Tour

3. Porto: City Highlights 3-Hour Guided Electric Bike Tour

Explore the charming city of Porto with the assistance of an e-bike on this guided tour. Discover its rich history, stunning architecture, and lively culture as you effortlessly explore its diverse neighborhoods. From panoramic views to charming streets, our tour provides a unique and enjoyable way to experience the essence of Porto. The historic core of the city was listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1996. On your tour, see the Cordoaria Garden, the Clérgios Tower, Gomes Teixeira Square, the Lello Bookstore, Aliados Avenue, the Porto Cathedral, and the Dom Luís Bridge. 

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

4. 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. 

Porto: 3-Hour Guided City Highlights Walking Tour

5. Porto: 3-Hour Guided City Highlights Walking Tour

Experience a walking tour through the streets of the historical center of Porto, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover the city through its neighborhoods, buildings, and streets on a 3-hour guided trip. Enjoy old palaces, charming churches, and lively neighborhoods. See the famous iron bridge, engineered by Teófilo Seyrig, the Port wine cellars, and the characteristic Rabelo boats lined up along the quay which preserve the memory of old times when they used to transport the wine casks. Your guide will explain how, in the 12th century, the city grew around the construction of the cathedral, and has survived several Moorish and Castilian invasions as well as the French military invasions in the 19th century. Along the way, stroll along Aliados Avenue to the place that served as a backdrop to the first proclamation of the Republic of Portugal.

Porto: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Tour

6. Porto: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Tour

Get to know Porto at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts and legends. An ideal outdoor activity for first time visitors, couples, groups, families, and children. Can be used as a great team-building activity. Discover 10 of the most important attractions in the city as you walk. Uncover clues at each attraction to find your next destination. Employ your logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to finish the game. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the city sightseeing game. Start your tour in the imposing Sao Bento station with the unique tiles! Learn about the Church of Clérigos which is considered a masterpiece. Learn about the Livraria Lello with its rare architecture, reminiscent of a Harry Potter movie, and relax in the peaceful Cordoaria Garden. See the Palácio da Bolsa with its unique aesthetics and neoclassical appearance. Next, the Igreja de São Francisco awaits you. Arrive at Ribeira Square, the historic meeting place in the city. Learn about Alminhas da Ponte and its tragic history. The icing on the cake of this unique tour will be the Dom Luis I bridge, the symbol of the city of Porto. Enjoy feeling the thrill of completing each riddle. Start or pause the tour whenever you want. View the city at your own pace. Learn interesting information and facts about the city. Snap pictures as you go. Solve a puzzle at the exterior of each attraction.

Porto: 3-Hour Old Town and Riverside Bike Guided Tour

7. Porto: 3-Hour Old Town and Riverside Bike Guided Tour

Meet your guide in the office by the river. Listen to a comprehensive safety briefing, then put on your helmet, hop on your bike, and set off on your way. Following your guide, ride along the river where the streets are flat and enjoy amazing views of the city, river, and beach.  Pass through old neighborhoods and learn about the intimate connection between the Porto river and the sea, and understand their importance in the growth of the city. Make plenty of stops throughout your ride to soak up the sights and relax.  During your coffee break, savor the famous pastry, the Nata, with Portuguese coffee. For the perfect finish, pass through two of the most beautiful city parks of Porto, filled with green spaces, lakes, and birds. The tour finishes at the starting point, which means that you can leave your belongings in the tour operator's lockers if you wish.

Porto: City Highlights E-Bike Tour

8. Porto: City Highlights E-Bike Tour

Feel like a local and explore Porto's highlights, different neighborhoods, and hidden spots while climbing the hilly city on our luxurious electric bike. The Porto Highlights Tour was designed to be one of the first things to do in Porto. Book the tour for the next available spot as soon as you arrive. We will ride comfortably and discover hillier parts of the city, such as Clérigos and the Palácio de Cristal gardens. You will see and feel Porto differently as you cruise along iconic streets like Aliados Avenue towards Ribeira, Douro River, and Gaia. Along the way, visit famous sights like São Bento Station's breathtaking blue interior and discover architectural marvels like the Luis I Bridge and Porto Cathedral.

Charming Sailboat Sunset

9. Charming Sailboat Sunset

Sailboat trip lasting two hours, up to 8 people, shared. From the natural reserve area of the Douro estuary to Ribeira do Porto and back. Discover the particularities of the banks of Porto and Gaia in a different way, its houses, monuments and secrets. If the weather and sea conditions allow, optionally, the tour can be carried out along the coastal area from Foz Do Douro to Matosinhos and back. If it's summer and it's hot, you must take a dive. On board you will have the possibility to taste some of the best wines from the oldest demarcated region in the world, the Douro, different types of cheeses and charcuterie, raisins, crackers with olive oil and rosemary and grissinis while enjoying the sunset.

Porto: Tuk-Tuk Tour, Douro River Cruise, and Wine Tasting

10. Porto: Tuk-Tuk Tour, Douro River Cruise, and Wine Tasting

Explore the picturesque and historic city of Porto in an eco-friendly way on an electric tuk-tuk tour. Get an open ticket for a cruise on the Douro River that can be used a whatever time you wish. Tour a Porto winery and enjoy a tasting of two local port wines.  Head to the centrally-located meeting point which is close to the São Bento Train Station. Hop aboard a cozy electric tuk-tuk and cruise through the streets of Porto. Admire attractions such as the Avenida dos Aliados and the neighborhoods of Santa Catarina and Batalha. After a 50 minute ride, finish the tour at the starting point and receive a ticket to float down the Douro Rive on a rabelo, a classic, traditional Portuguese wooden cargo boat. View the six bridges of Porto, the iconic wine cellars, and fishing areas on a 55-minute cruise.  Take the boat trip, which starts at the Ribeira quay, on the same day as the tuk-tuk tour or at any other time within the next 30 days. In addition to the Tuk-Tuk tour and the cruise, a visit to a winery in Porto is included. This winery tour includes a tasting of two Port wines.

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What people are saying about Ribeira Square

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The tour was very informative and enjoyable. ANA was knowledgeable and told the story of Porto in an engrossing way, covering its history, culture, architecture, interesting anecdotes, and her own personal experiences of growing up in Porto. The 3 hours with ANA was well worth the time, I even forgot it was raining! Thank-you, ANA!

A big thank you to our guide Angelo, who made us discover the city, its monuments, his anecdotes about places and above all very good gastronomic advice. For the French, do not hesitate to ask him as a guide, he is very friendly.

Maria Vieira was an excellent guide. She followed a very interesting and scenic route. She filled the tour with lots of historic information about Porto and alos local insights

Eduardo took us all around the coastline of Porto, through some amazing parks and exhilarating city streets. He was knowledgeable and friendly. We had an excellent time!

Best bikes we have ever ridden! The hills were no problem Great tour and guide. So much Fun!