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Teleferico de Gaia

Address: Rua Rocha Leao, Vila Nova de Gaia 4430-236, Portugal
Phone Number: 223 741 440
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Type: Historic Sites, Scenic Drives, Lookouts, Landmarks
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Bath, United Kingdom
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180 reviews 180 reviews
42 attraction reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This is a fun ride down to the riverside after a lot of walking and we thought it was quite expensive but its a "do once" type of trip. The photo taken was so good we even bought that!

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

On the Gaia side of the Old Bridge at Porto is a Cable Car down to the River Douro. I would have thought that it is reasonably new. All I know is that the price was 8 Euros Return each. We got down to the River purchased a photograph of us in the pod & went off in search of... More 

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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101 reviews 101 reviews
54 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I noticed that in previous reviews the question of price appears to make a frequent guest appearance. On a beautiful sunny day, I walked and walked, and so after I finished crossing the Luis I Bridge, I felt that I could treat myself to the Teleferico de Gaia, and possibly save some shoe leather. When I got to the cashier... More 

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Miami, Florida
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115 reviews 115 reviews
31 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

It is expensive but the view is beautiful. If you go to that area it is worth it riding it at least one way. Roundtrip would be too much.

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Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Magnific view over Douro river, Gaia and Oporto. Very pleasant and relaxing ride, the only negative point is the price, a little bit expensive....

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Lapa
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84 reviews 84 reviews
25 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

When you have walked the old city of Porto up and down, crossed the old bridge to Gaia, joined a tour in one of the portwine wineries, you will be tired. So you choose the tefeferico which goes to the upper level of the bridge more because of laziness than any other reason. It's modern an is rather ugly.... It... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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84 reviews 84 reviews
43 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We did not plan to take the teleferico but were very glad that we did. We took a one-way trip down to the river bank. It was a short ride but nevertheless, a very pleasant one. The view across the river was, of course, the highlight of the ride. Worth the experience if you have the time and are there... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
32 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

What I enjoyed about this teleferico the most was the amount of people desiring to appreciate the picturesque views of Douro river and Porto from above.. There was NOBODY! A couple dived into one booth before us, and that was it! The whole booth was at our disposal! Usually a cable-car experience means crowds of people crammed into one small... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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108 reviews 108 reviews
53 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The ticket price includes several port tastings in different cellars, and there are a few nice combination tickets for other activities available. Views from the cabins are amazing - red-tiled rooftops of Gaia cellars and Porto iconic riverfront buildings on the other side.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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219 reviews 219 reviews
159 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

You pay 8 euros for a two-way trip that includes a wine degustation (four types of wine - in very small portions - in a nearby cave). But the trip is very small and, for someone that don't drink like me, the wine part is wasted. The view from the cable cars, on the other hand, is very good and... More 

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