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Ribeira District
Set on the banks of the River Douro, the Ribeira District is Porto’s oldest quarter. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the district’s maze of alleyways and pastel-colored houses rises up on a hill above the bay. The Ribeira’s modern waterfront—lined with restaurants, bars, and cafés—is a popular leisure hub and nightlife destination. 

The Basics
Porto’s Ribeira District is best explored on foot. Visitors can stroll down Cais da Ribeira, the district’s main street, toward Ribeira Square (Praca da Ribeira), a picturesque plaza dominated by two large fountains. Explore on a walking tour with a local guide to learn about the neighborhood’s history and visit popular landmarks such as Ponte de Dom Luis bridge and Elevador da Ribeira. For a more intimate experience, opt for a small-group or private tour. Visit on a full-day tour of Porto to see the Ribeira District and other city highlights such as Arrabida bridge and the Porto Se Cathedral. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Ribeira District is a must-see for first time visitors to Porto.
  • Wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking over uneven surfaces.
  • Come hungry; the neighborhood houses some of Porto’s best tascas (traditional restaurants) with spectacular river views.

How to Get There
The Ribeira is located in Porto’s southeast section, roughly 10 minutes by road from the city center. The district is easily accessible on foot or by bus. 

When to Get There
The Ribeira District is lively throughout the day and into the evening. For a special treat, visit at dusk and dine along the Douro River as the port wine cellars of Vila Nova de Gaia begin to light up across the water. Visit in spring or fall for fewer crowds, warm weather, and lower prices. 

Cruising the Douro
Since the Ribeira ranks among Porto’s most photogenic neighborhoods, you’ll definitely want to see it (and snap some pictures) from the water. Short river cruises depart from Ribeira Quay and pass beneath Porto’s six bridges.
Address: Porto, Portugal
Admission: Free
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Day Trips

Porto Full Day Trip - Private Tour from Lisbon

Explore Porto with a knowledgeable private driver on a full-day tour from Lisbon. Known for its delectable signature drink, the center of Porto is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site with lovely architecture. Visit the vibrant downtown Baixa district, walk through the leafy greenery of Serralves Park where the Museum of Contemporary Art is located, and try some signature local wines and food (own expense). Situated on the Douro River, the city offers a beguiling mix of old and new that your guide shares during this informative tour.
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Porto city half-day private tour

If you’re visiting Porto for the first time, get an intimate glimpse into Portugal’s second city during a private half-day tour—the ideal choice for visitors with limited time. A private guide ensures you receive personalized attention and tailored recommendations, while air-conditioned transport allows you to zip between highlights such as Torre & Igreja dos Clerigos and the Ribeira District with ease. Hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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Sailing Trips

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Sailing boat trip on the coast of Porto and on the river Douro

You will have the opportunity to sail on the Atlantic and the Douro River aboard my wonderful sailboat "Diva", a Beneteau First 35s5 designed by Jean Berret and the famous Philippe Stark. You will discover a unique and different tourist experience. If desired, you can also experience being part of the crew helping to tune the sails and take care of the helm.We start at the Marina Porto Atlântico (marina of Leça) in Leça da Palmeira and we go to the sea, off the beach of Matosinhos, near the coast of Porto until the mouth of the river Douro. Then we continue up Douro to Ribeira where we can admire the fantastic view over Porto and Gaia.This travel plan can be changed according to the weather conditions.Come prepared with a wind and shoes with rubber sole. That's all you need!Contact us for different dates!
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Tour Full Day Fátima - Porto - Óbidos - from Lisbon (14 Hours)

- Visit Fátima- Visit the most interesting Points of Porto City- Visit Óbidos
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Private Day Trips

Porto Private Tour from Lisbon

Delve deep into northern Portugal’s culture on this 10-hour private tour of Porto, from Lisbon. Meet your expert guide at your central Lisbon hotel and then relax on the scenic drive up the coast to northern Portugal’s capital, Porto. Compare and contrast the dynamics between Portugal’s two dramatically different cities. Learn about the baroque architecture, see the historic Ribiera and Old Town districts and visit iconic monuments. It wouldn’t be a complete trip to Porto without learning about its long winemaking history. Then, enjoy a leisurely drive back to your hotel in Lisbon.
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Private tour in the Douro (1 to 4 people) in a boat just for you

- Have a unique and exclusive experience, enjoy the Douro River ... calmly ... in a boat of six meters, inspired by the local fishing boats, specially built for this purpose in 2018, with the purpose of providing you unforgettable moments;- Private experience, day or night, designed for couples, families or groups of up to four people, made close, relaxed and mainly, away from any kind of confusions and clusters.- Navigation, made by an experienced skipper, passionate and great connoisseur of this river, always made in a quiet way, with short breaks, so that our guests can enjoy this beautiful view of the cities and of course take the pictures that are imposed.- Route with more than 20km of navigation between the Freixo Marina and the Atlantic Ocean.
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Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

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Porto Food & Wine Small Group Walking Tour with Sommelier

The best way to understand the culture of a country is by digging deep into its food and wine heritage. In Portugal, you will find hundreds of exceptional native grape varieties, which are largely unknown outside of Portugal. Discover this amazing land of outstanding wines by the hands of a professional sommelier, who will guide you through a fascinating journey in the heart of Porto. Taste Northern Portugal’s most exciting dishes paired in perfect harmony with Western Europe's last unexplored wine frontier!- 3.5 hours food and wine tour of Porto’s Old Town, including the historic Ribeira district- Learn about grape varieties and Porto’s culinary heritage by a professional sommelier- Taste traditional Portuguese dishes like bifana, codfish Pataniscas, local charcuterie and regional dishes- Taste 8 local wines carefully selected to pair with regional dishes- End with a sweet touch paired with Porto's wines close to the Luis I bridge
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Cultural Tours

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Highlights of Porto in 3h - City Xpress

Curious to know more about São Bento? Clérigos? It's just a matter of time! By booking with us, we will show you around the town for 3 hours, passing the places you cannot miss while being in Porto. Have you ever tried the famous "Pasteis de Nata"? During the visit, we will stop for a traditional coffee break where you will taste this amazing pastry!
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Cultural Tours

Porto's Ancient Ribeira Tour

The UNESCO–listed Ribeira neighborhood is the oldest part of Porto, with historic treasures dating back to the early 12th century. On this morning or afternoon walking tour, leave the map behind and follow your guide through Ribeira. Discover hidden squares where colorful houses stack up side by side, and sample traditional port in a Porto wine cellar.
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Private Day Trips

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

Don’t let Porto’s distance from Lisbon stop you visiting Portugal’s second city. Travel and sightsee with ease on a private full-day tour, ideal for visitors with limited time in Europe. Relax in an air-conditioned car throughout the journey before you embark on a whistle-stop tour of Porto’s main monuments, which include the Ribeira District, Porto Se Cathedral, and Torre & Igreja dos Clérigos. Plus, cross Ponte de Dom Luis I and sample port wine in a cellar. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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Bus & Minivan Tours

Panoramic Porto Tour

Capture a wide lens of monuments during this half-day guided panoramic tour in Porto. With the keen eye and knowledge of a local guide visit Porto’s best Gothic, Romanesque, Baroque, and Neo-classical style monuments and learn the intricacies of them all. Admire top attractions including Clerigos, Real Companhia Velha Port Wine Cellars, Boavista, and the famous Porto Cathedral. This half-day tour of Porto also includes a charming walking tour through the oldest quarter of Ribeira.
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Full-day Tours

Porto Full Day Tour

Head north to explore the city of Porto on this full-day tour. Learn about the rich history and traditions of Porto as you stroll the streets with your guide. Visit key landmarks such as the Cathedral, Clerigos Tower, and the beautiful Sao Bento train station. Enjoy a leisurely river cruise under the six bridges of the city and explore its world-famous port wine cellars before heading back to Lisbon.
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Best of Porto Full Day Tour with Wine Tasting from Braga

Get more out of your time in Braga by taking a day trip to the incredible city of Porto. You’ll save hours researching the best things to see and do, by having an itinerary organized for you. Travel with a guide, so you don’t have to worry about navigating, and enjoy seeing many city center attractions in a day including Ribeira, Church of São Francisco, and Virtudes Garden. A wine tasting in a Port wine cellar is also included. 
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Private Full Day tour of Porto from Lisbon

Enjoy this private tour of Porto with a private vehicle with driver. You will have a separate official tour guide for 4 hours in Porto. You will get a chance to get to know the best and most important monuments and sites of Porto including  praça de Batalha, its numerous churches and its great historical details. 
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Porto-Lisbon Tesla Private Transfer

Portugal EV Tours Private Transfer Service is the most practical, luxurious and ecological way to reach your destination.With our modern vehicle and the commodities on board, you can make great use of your time to relax, keep up with the latest news or even work while you travel.
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  • 3 hours
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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Nightriders Wigo Tour

The Night Riders Tour is a special Wiwigo Tour. This tour will give you a totally different perspective of our city of Porto. Instead of being during daytime, we will turn the lights on and ride at night! Come to discover the monuments and street in a different atmosphere ...
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Ports of Call Tours

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Sunset in Foz do Douro with picnic on board

Boarding at Freixo Marina, welcome harbor and beginning of navigation.Navigation, made in a quiet way, for our guests to enjoy this beautiful view of the cities and of course take the pictures that are required.In this route with more than 20 km of navigation, we can appreciate the six bridges that connect the cities of Porto and Gaia, the picturesque area of Ribeira do Porto and the historic cellars of Gaia, as well as the romantic Foz Velha and the magnificent view of Barra of the Douro with its emblematic lighthouse.During this trip, our guests will enjoy a traditional Portuguese picnic consisting of: - Fruit of the season, bread, a bowl of vegetables, meat patties, codfish balls, hake fillets, chicken breads, cod fried fish, ham, cheese and compote, accompanied by a good wine or sparkling wine.And how it's been two hours! We have to return, hoping to provide our guests with an unforgettable moment.
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Cultural Tours

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Full Day to Porto from Lisbon - Private Tour

THIS IS AN ARCHITECTURAL, HISTORIC AND GASTRONOMIC EXPERIENCE FOR THOSE WHO WANT A TASTE OF PORTO
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Highlights of Porto in 2h - Speedy Tour

You want to have a quick overview of the town and hear about its history, culture, people and much more?This tour is made for you! During two hours, we will have the most iconic places of Porto and will finish our tour on the riverbanks of the Douro!Come discover Porto with us!
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Cultural Tours

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Porto at Night Tour - Private

See how the city of Porto comes alive after dark on this private tour of the City.We will show you the best of our emblematic buildings and bridges of the Port, dramatically illuminated at night. There is nothing like stopping at the Monastery of Serra do Pilar and the garden of Morro in Gaia and take a moment or two to look at the river Douro, and enjoy a simply stunning view of Porto.From there you can enjoy the city of Porto, built along the slopes overlooking the mouth of the river Douro, forms an ancient urban landscape, where the diversity of civil and religious architecture testifies to a Historic Center inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1996.Its monumental and scenic riches capture the diversity of urban layout solutions that can also be found in other cities of Western Europe and the Atlantic-Mediterranean, dating back to Roman, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and Neoclassical times.
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Kid Friendly Tours & Activities

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Port

Enjoy a spectacular day in the company of a local driver that will make you discover several treasures of Porto: Lello, Clérigos, São Bento, Ribeira, the mythical "francesinhas" for lunch and many others.This tour is totally flexible and personalized allowing the client to choose which attractions they are most interested in and wish to visit.
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  • 10 to 15 hours
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  • 10 to 15 hours
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Cultural Tours

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The Gems of Porto: Landmarks and Hidden Corners!

The walking tour with an easy-going and friendly local is the best way to explore the city's best, from the famous landmarks to the hidden corners. We will see lots of interesting places around the historical center, find out curious facts about the history of the country and the city, talk about its modern life, taste delicious snacks and drinks and fall in love with Porto once and forever! Do not deny yourself the pleasure of discovering Porto in the company of a person who knows and loves the city like no other!
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

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Oporto Cool Food Tour

On our tour, you won’t get a touristy version of Portuguese food. You´ll be connected with Oporto on a deeper level, being aware of what you are tasting and experiencing the food that most residents eat and are very proud to share.Only available 10 places per tour for a more personal and intimate experience.
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  • 4 hours
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Cultural Tours

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3 Nights @ 5 star Hotel in Porto + Gourmet Train Douro + Michelin starred dinner

A unique exclusive experience combining Porto, a luxury train travel at The Presidential, the incredible Douro valley landscape, wonders of haute cuisine and the delicacy of fine wine.Package includes:- 3 Nights in a 5 star hotel with breakfast included- An expert guide taking you on a half day tour.- A selected Port Wine tasting experience with cheese pairing.- 1 Dinner in a Michelin Star awarded Restaurant with Wine Pairing.- Private transportation-Ticket for a journey aboard the Portuguese Presidential Train (Porto-Vesuvio-Porto) which includes:-4 course gourmet menu by a respected chef-Wine harmonization-1 cabin seat (in shared cabins of 2, 3 or 6 passengers)-1 lunch seat at one of our restaurant carriages (in shared tables of 4 guests)-Exclusive access to Quinta do Vesuvio, including Port wine tasting and tour of the facility- Exclusive Gift Bag- Book Book signed by the Chef- Bar with live music aboard and Afternoon tea (on the return trip)
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