Travel options in Porto

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Travel options in Porto

If you’re planning to travel to Porto, then you must do your homework and do some reading about this destination. Your research must not just be about where to stay, what to eat or what to do, you must also know how to get around.

Porto is a fascinating place, breathtaking in its natural beauty and majestic in its form. For visitors touring Porto, beware that the city's hilly terraints will be a worout. While walking around Porto will allow you to appreciate its beautiful landscapes and wonderful architecture better, roaming the city’s steep slopes by foot will behard for those not used to that terrain. A tip: wear comfortable shoes and clothing.

Still, you must not let this fact deter you from basking in Porto’s delightful surroundings and beautiful scenery, as there are many ways to explore the city.

Top experiences to get around Porto

Porto/Gaia Bike Tour

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Getting Around in Porto

  • Public transportation would allow you to move around and see as much as you can, as most places of interest are accessible through the metro system. If you will be doing a lot of roving, it would be helpful to get a Porto card or Andante card from a ticket machine or the ticket office. This card will give you unlimited trips and discounts on various tourist attractions.
  • Porto’s bus service is another way of getting around the city. You can also use your Andante card for unlimited trips on the bus. If you have data on your smartphone, you can easily locate buses and metro stations which are both integrated with Google maps.
  • You can also ride the funicular system, which connects Ribeira and Batalha. Like the metro and bus systems, you can also use your Andante card for the funicular.
  • Another form of public transportation is the tram, or electric cars that travel from Douro to Foz or around the city center.
  • There is also an abundance of taxis in the city, but they are a more expensive way of getting around compared to the bus, the metro or the funicular. However, taxis are very convenient and very efficient especially for airport transfers. If you will be riding a taxi, make sure to always ask for a receipt upon payment.
  • If you wish to drive a car because you do not want to be transferring from one station to another or waiting for bus schedules, you can find many establishments that offer right hand drive cars for rent. However, driving in Porto can be challenging due to its narrow and twisting streets.
  • There are also bike rentals that cater to tourists who want to discover Porto. However there are only two cycle paths in the city – from Luis I Bridge to Matosinhos, and between the City Park and the river.

Experiencing Porto in Style

  • Go sightseeing as you travel down the Douro River aboard a river cruise ship. Take pictures and breathe in the sights, sounds and smells of the city along its historical town beaches.
  • Have the most breathtaking five minutes of your life as you go on the Teleférico de Gaia cable car. Watch the captivating Douro River and the red rustic roofs of Gaia’s wine cellars as you descend from the top of the Dom Luis bridge to the Vila Nova de Gaia waterfront.
  • If you want to take pictures of the Ribeira but are not sure your feet and legs can take it, you can join the Porto Segway Tour. Here you would be able to go around on the Segway, an electric scooter for pedestrian areas and stop and admire different buildings and structures.

This is what guests are saying about our hosts

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Johanna Patricia
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Pasteis de Nata Workshop + home dinner

This evening was a perfect choice! We suddenly became members of a portugal family, we enjoyed the work with Patricia and the dinner in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Out of the turistic vibes that experience gave a real hint of Portugal.

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Chantal Duarte
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See Porto Through an Architect Eyes

We can definately recommand this activity with Duarte. He's a very kind guy with a passion for architecture. During his tour he took us to special places where we otherwise wouldn't have come. His know-how about Porto and his buildings is great, we loved his stories. So, don't hesitate to contact Duarte and book this tour! We've had a very nice time.

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Johnny Joao
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A customized trip with Joao

Joao dedicated his life to art and knows many of the graffiti- and street artists in Porto personally. He did not only show me around the most beautiful parts of Porto but gave me a little lesson in art, Portuguese history, graffiti and street art techniques as well. On top of that he is just a really cool guy to explore the city with. Every little piece of art has a story and Joao knows pretty much all of them.
I don't think you could find anyone fit better to show you around and tell those stories of the city.