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10 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2018
We took the hop on hop off bus from the port into Oporto and saw a lot from that - we got off for a couple of hours and walked around and did some shopping and then got back on to get back to the ship. Lovely city and we would definitely ... Read More
We took the hop on hop off bus from the port into Oporto and saw a lot from that - we got off for a couple of hours and walked around and did some shopping and then got back on to get back to the ship. Lovely city and we would definitely visit again Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: April 2018
Lovely porto tour with a knowledgeable guide and a very nice tour and tasting of port wine.
Lovely porto tour with a knowledgeable guide and a very nice tour and tasting of port wine. Read Less
Sail Date: November 2017
Wine production and history of the Wine from century ago was explained perfectly with outstanding guides. Wine tasting was excellent.
Wine production and history of the Wine from century ago was explained perfectly with outstanding guides. Wine tasting was excellent. Read Less
10 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2017
Loved Porto. It's a hot mess of a city but quite unique. Took a Red Line, hop on hop off (HOHO) bus from the port in Leixoes to Porto. Got off in the central square and found our way to several interesting sites. The one I liked ... Read More
Loved Porto. It's a hot mess of a city but quite unique. Took a Red Line, hop on hop off (HOHO) bus from the port in Leixoes to Porto. Got off in the central square and found our way to several interesting sites. The one I liked the most was the Church of San Francisco ("Church of Gold"). Highlight of our day in Porto was having lunch, with a glass of porto, by the Duoro with lovely views of the river and the Dom Luis bridge. The waterfront area in Porto in the Cais de Ribiera is lovely. A couple of warnings - first, Porto has very steep hills. By getting off at the Aliados Square HOHO stop we managed to walk mostly downhill to different sites, so that worked out well. Also note that the Red Line HOHO can sometimes be a "Blue Line" HOHO, i.e. red bus but with small "blue line" sign in the front window. We took a Red bus from downtown to return to the port thinking it was Red Line bus but it turned out to be a Blue Line bus that took us over to the wrong side of the river. Then later, when we finally got on the right Red Line HOHO, it wound around the central area with several stops before finally heading back to the port. And as it turns out the Red Line HOHO does not go all the way back to the port. At the end you have to get off and then wait for another Red LIne shuttle to take you back to the port. All that to say that the HOHO's can be quite an adventure! Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2017
Very beautiful and Ullrich of tourists. Make sure to bookmark a porto cave visit ahead of time more avoid disappointment. Grahams can take you in without a reservation. It is a bit of a hike to get to, but quite rewarding view.
Very beautiful and Ullrich of tourists. Make sure to bookmark a porto cave visit ahead of time more avoid disappointment. Grahams can take you in without a reservation. It is a bit of a hike to get to, but quite rewarding view. Read Less
Sail Date: August 2017
Red Bull event going on along the River which added some interest to the day. Beautiful city, bus ride from ship was okay. Enjoyed our time there on our own. Walked a lot, very hilly.
Red Bull event going on along the River which added some interest to the day. Beautiful city, bus ride from ship was okay. Enjoyed our time there on our own. Walked a lot, very hilly. Read Less
25 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2017
Porto a 20 minute trip from the Leixoes, so you'll need a transfer one way or another. Porto is a beautiful city, houses covered in decorative tiles, and some churches with spectacular tile paintings on the external walls. The ... Read More
Porto a 20 minute trip from the Leixoes, so you'll need a transfer one way or another. Porto is a beautiful city, houses covered in decorative tiles, and some churches with spectacular tile paintings on the external walls. The railway station is also amazing with floor to ceiling tiles. The cathedral is OK, but not nearly as spectacular as some of the other churches (Igreja do Carmo worth a look inside and out, Igreja Monumento de Sao Francisco - quite plain on the outside, interior is spectacular - but no photographs). Douro River runs through the city, lots of places to eat and good views of the city from the Luis Ist Bridge. Would definitely go back Read Less
13 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2017
The city put on two free shuttles, one to Porto which takes about half an hour but well worth spending half a day. For the second half of the day take the free port gate shuttle it only takes a few minutes and there is a very long beach ... Read More
The city put on two free shuttles, one to Porto which takes about half an hour but well worth spending half a day. For the second half of the day take the free port gate shuttle it only takes a few minutes and there is a very long beach with nice facilities. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2017
No accessible shuttle available so we got to the port gates and walked around the local area / beach.
No accessible shuttle available so we got to the port gates and walked around the local area / beach. Read Less
21 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2017
We took the shuttle bus into Porto and walked downhill towards the river. Sampled some port at one of the various cellars and took the cable car to upper level of Dom Luis bridge. Pleasant walk over the bridge for good views of the river ... Read More
We took the shuttle bus into Porto and walked downhill towards the river. Sampled some port at one of the various cellars and took the cable car to upper level of Dom Luis bridge. Pleasant walk over the bridge for good views of the river and city. Read Less
9 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2017
Very hilly ,not easy for walking if disabled or infirm,take some sort of bus tour
Very hilly ,not easy for walking if disabled or infirm,take some sort of bus tour Read Less
14 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2017
There was a free shuttle bus from the port and it was great because it took you right into the city centre. As soon as we got our bearings we went off exploring and then after purchasing a bottle of port we headed back for the ship.
There was a free shuttle bus from the port and it was great because it took you right into the city centre. As soon as we got our bearings we went off exploring and then after purchasing a bottle of port we headed back for the ship. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2017
Great shopping around the bell tower area. Shuttle bus was a bit disorganized with crowds of us waiting for a bus driver who had taken too long a lunch break.
Great shopping around the bell tower area. Shuttle bus was a bit disorganized with crowds of us waiting for a bus driver who had taken too long a lunch break. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2017
Shuttle took a long time to get into town. We have been to Porto before so we just went to our old haunts. Had a nice time port tasting and shopping.
Shuttle took a long time to get into town. We have been to Porto before so we just went to our old haunts. Had a nice time port tasting and shopping. Read Less
7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2017
Nice town. Some great food at some of the restaurants. This port more than most made us feel that SilverSea didn't care what happened to us since we didn't pay their outrageous excursion prices.
Nice town. Some great food at some of the restaurants. This port more than most made us feel that SilverSea didn't care what happened to us since we didn't pay their outrageous excursion prices. Read Less
7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2017
Very interesting and comfortable morning touring the city, with a cheerful and knowledgeable guide whose name was Rita.
Very interesting and comfortable morning touring the city, with a cheerful and knowledgeable guide whose name was Rita. Read Less
8 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2017
This is a lovely city. For us, the trouble was that it was very very busy. The shuttle is a necessity because the cruise terminal is well away from the City. We were dropped off at the top of it, amidst the loudest emergency vehicle sirens ... Read More
This is a lovely city. For us, the trouble was that it was very very busy. The shuttle is a necessity because the cruise terminal is well away from the City. We were dropped off at the top of it, amidst the loudest emergency vehicle sirens we had ever heard. And trams rumble about with apparent scant regard for inexperienced pedestrians. However, with a map it is not difficult to walk to the river. Find the stairs beside the bridge and it is an enjoyable walk down to the river. Take a river trip. It is lovely. Not expensive and, with the walk up the hill again, it may be enough for you. It was for us. Read Less

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