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Teleferico de Gaia

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Address: Rua Rocha Leao, Vila Nova de Gaia 4430-236, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 223 741 440
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Nice, but short travel

To travel with this teleferico was nice, opposite that was a terrible weather. But Gaia and Porto are nice in rainy weather, too. I think, its a little bit short drive fir this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Bratislava Region, Slovakia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
54 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

To travel with this teleferico was nice, opposite that was a terrible weather. But Gaia and Porto are nice in rainy weather, too. I think, its a little bit short drive fir this money, but it's more a tourist attraction, than a local transport.

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Appleby-in-Westmorland, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

It is a good price with the free port tasting but only if you do it once as it is expensive otherwise at 5euros each and it is not the longest ride. We used it when we were short of time to walk, but when you think 10 euros for two one way you could get a few tastings or... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

It is only a short 'ride' but it does get you from the high steep level down to the river bank. It was February when we went so didn't get to combine the 'ride' with a cruise but once down there are lots of varied types of restaurants and eateries. If only getting a single journey it is a very... More 

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Roanne, France
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172 reviews 172 reviews
42 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

If it hadn't been pouring with rain we wouldn't have done the trip for this outrageous price, if its a nice day appreciate the views from the bridge and walk down saving 10 euros a couple and spend it on the port tastings as you'll need it and appreciate it more! In short its a rip off, adding insult to... More 

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Chicago
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

For five euro, you can take a cable car ride up or down on the Gaia side of Porto (I think that a round trip ticket is 8 euro). A cable car ride down will land you on a river walk lined with access to a number of different port wine cellars and restaurants on the Gaia side. You will... More 

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Maputo, Mozambique
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116 reviews 116 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This is a great way to contemplate the extraordinary landscape. Unfortunately like many touristic atractions it's a bit pricey and it was a rainy day when I used it.

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Madrid, Spain
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

It was an exciting experience but because we had a car and had an extensive tour of the city it didn't feel very necessary or different. Beautiful view though. Careful if you have a fear of heights, someone I was with got a bit anxious when we got higher.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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190 reviews 190 reviews
47 attraction reviews
211 helpful votes 211 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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66 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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