10 Best Tours in Porto

The 10 best suggested tours and sightseeing trips in Porto and surrounding area.

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3-Hour Old Town & Riverside Guided Bike Tour

Cycling with a guide through Porto ensures you’ll explore the best bike routes through Porto. Cycle alongside the river and discover old neighbourhoods in the historical centre, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn about its economic significance as a port city, stop for coffee and pastries, before passing through two lovely city parks en route. You'll explore the Ribeira, Miragaia, and Foz Velha along the way. Helmet and bottled water are provided for your comfort and convenience.

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6 Bridges Cruise, Ribeira Quay

Enjoy a traditional “6 Bridges Cruise” along the River Douro and follow in the footsteps of the old wine merchants who transported wine from the valley to the wine cellars. Board the boat at the Ribeira Quay and sail for 50 minutes along the river. Admire the beautiful landscapes and buildings of Ribeira and Vila Nova de Gaia from the water. The cruise is the perfect chance to learn more about the historic bridges which connect Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia. Learn more about their construction and curiosities, and upon arrival at the last bridge, see the Foz do Douro where the river flows into the ocean.

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Aveiro Tour Including Moliceiro Cruise

Explore the coastal canals of Aveiro on a tour that includes a Moliceiro cruise during a half-day guided trip from Porto. Aveiro’s charm lies in its Venice-like canals, which you will experience aboard a classic ‘moliceiro’ boat. Walking alongside an expert guide, discover more captivating sights of Aveiro’s town centre. On your trip back to Porto, stop in the stripy fishing town of Costa Nova and visit its spectacular white sand beaches. For your convenience, this tour offers a choice of both morning and afternoon departures.

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Aveiro Tour Including Moliceiro Cruise

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Douro Valley Tour: Wine Tasting, Cruise & Lunch

Spend a full day taking in the scenery of the Douro Valley. Taste port wines, table wines and olive oil, enjoy a traditional Portuguese lunch and take a ride along the Douro River on a Rabelo boat. The driver will pick you up in the morning in a comfortable luxury vehicle, seating either 4 or 8 passengers. You will begin your 9-hour tour with a stop at a viewpoint to enjoy the views of the entire city. During the day, you will have the opportunity to visit two wine estates and taste two wines.

Before you experience a typical Portuguese meal, enjoy a relaxing 1-hour ride onboard a Rabelo boat on the Douro River. In the early afternoon, the driver will take you to one of the most beautiful viewpoints in the world (according to BBC), and you'll have time to take in the marvellous views. After this amazing day, your driver returns you to your hotel.

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Douro Valley Tour: Wine Tasting, Cruise & Lunch

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Guided Tuk Tuk Tour around the Historical Centre

Take in the beautiful sights and sounds of Porto from the comfort of a private Tuk Tuk. Sip a glass of Port wine as you gain a new perspective on the city’s historic centre, check out the Douro River from several angles, and explore hidden nooks and crannies that other travellers may not experience. Meanwhile, your driver-guide will provide commentary.

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Guided Tuk Tuk Tour to the Historical Centre
Port Lodge

TASTING PORT WINE IN GAIA

In a class of its own, Port is a unique fortified wine style hailing from the spectacular terraced vineyards of the Douro Valley. Port derives its flavour, strength and sweetness from halting fermentation of the wine by the addition of strong spirit, thus locking in more characteristics of the grapes.

Across the river from Porto is the historical city of Vila Nova de Gaia which has gained notoriety from the Port trade. It is within the 18th-century streets of Gaia where Port companies have their lodges, the warehouses where the wine is aged and blended. The vast majority of the lodges are open to the public for tours and tastings. Typically they operate without prior booking between May and October. The duration and quality of the tour vary with each company. All are informative and are good value for money. Usually, the entrance fee is deducted from the cost of any purchase you make. Have a look at our detailed guide to Gaia's port lodges…

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Cultural Tour of Braga and Barcelos from Porto

Ideal for travellers with limited time in Portugal, this nine-hour tour of Braga and Barcelos provides a comprehensive historical overview of Northern Portugal. From Porto, you’ll head to Braga to visit ancient attractions such as the 14th-century Castle of Braga and the Arco da Porto Nova. Discover the historic centre of Barcelos, famed for its colourful ceramics and medieval monuments, and delve into the town’s artistic heritage at the Centro do Artesanato de Barcelos. Lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off in Porto are included on this small-group tour, limited to six people.

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History and Culture Tour of Braga and Barcelos from Porto

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The Best of Porto: 3-Hour Guided Walking Tour

Delve into the rich history of Porto alongside a professional guide on this immersive Porto walking tour. Experience northern Portugal’s historic city of Porto, known for its winding, narrow streets and blend of Moorish and Roman influences. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed historic city centre, explore Porto Cathedral and baroque churches, and learn how grapes travelled the Douro River to the coast where winemakers make famous Port wine.

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The Best of Porto: 3-Hour Guided Walking Tour

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Porto Premium 3 in 1 Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

The coastal city of Porto offers colonial history, outdoor adventure and panoramic coastal views, but getting around independently by public transport can be challenging. This three-in-one travel ticket includes two panoramic sightseeing bus tours, a ride on the local tram system and a trip on the Guindais Funicular — allowing you to see the city from every angle with ease. Explore Porto on one ticket and enjoy discounts at local monuments, museums and leisure activities. Explore all of Porto on one comprehensive ticket Travel by bus, gondola, and tram with ease.

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Porto Premium 3 in 1 Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Viana - Cerveira Private Tour

Come and experience the beautiful Minho coast. Stunning landscapes, beautiful nature and towns which witnessed so much history. Heritage, mountain, beach and crystal-clear rivers. In this experience, between the rivers Lima and Minho, you will visit Viana do Castelo, Moledo, Caminha, Vila Nova da Cerveira and other interesting places. Casual clothing required, along with good footwear. When blessed with favourable weather conditions, also bathing suit and towel.

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Viana - Cerveira Private Tour

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VINHO VERDE SMALL GROUP TOUR

Discover Portugal's unique wine tradition of Vinho Verde, or green wine, on this full-day tour from Porto. The Vinho Verde region of Portugal is filled with lush, green scenery, which you can discover on this tour. Sample the special wine at local wineries, enjoy a delicious Portuguese lunch, and learn about this wine region.

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VINHO VERDE SMALL GROUP TOUR