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“If you visit Porto you MUST take this tour!” 5 of 5 stars
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Get a Riiide
Praca Coronel Pacheco 2, Porto 4050-453, Portugal
+351 910 979 900
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Ranked #32 of 86 Activities in Porto
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Owner description: Get a Riiide was born to show Porto and its region to people that want to feel the real city, places and people. Not by an ordinary tour but through our knowledge.We have the van, we know the places and people, we have great prices, the joy, what are you waiting for?
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“If you visit Porto you MUST take this tour!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

A friend and I decided last minute to take this tour before we left Porto, it ended up being the best part of our time in Porto! We called Joao and Fernando the night before and said they would pick us up from our Hostel the next morning! The minute we met them we felt like it was going to be a nice relaxed day! It ended up being my friend and I plus a couple from our hostel, the guys gave us options as far as our first stop of the day. We ended up stopping in a small town and the guys picked up a few items to make a picnic at an AMAZING lookout!!!! We had traditional Portuguese food and were able to enjoy the views in peace without a bunch of tourists! Then they took us to a local family owned vineyard. At this point in our time in Porto we had been to our fair share of Port wine vineyards but this was by far the best!!!!!!!! We toured the vineyard and then had lunch with the family who owned the vineyard. It was the best! They made us feel like we were part of the family! We then were able to taste a handful of different port wines that they produce. It was an absolutly amazing lunch, not only the company but the traditional Portuguese food! So much better than any restaurant we could have gone to! We then made our way onto the other side of the river to another lookout, where we shared a bottle of Port wine that the guys picked up at the vineyard. What better way to spend an hour in the afternoon than high in the vineyards overlooking the Douro River with a glass of Port wine?! The guys were awesome and made the day even better!! I will take this tour again next time I visit Porto!!

Visited June 2013
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“Douro Valley with the locals”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

I organised the tour with Joao (Johnny if the pronunciation is an issue) He picked us up with Tomas from our hotel and took us to Douro about 100km away. Started with visiting a few local historical buildings and a lovely Church that if you are energetic you can climb the 600 steps up the hill to see. We drove. weather was bit dull and drizzly so the offer of a Portugese BBQ at 11am was a winner - small brazier with a couple of chorizo and a bottle of Vino Tinto.
Proceeded to a family owned winery - Quinta Santa Euphemia. Met with the owners and had a tour of the premises before sitting down to lunch with the family. The lunch featured their wines for tasting and after a port wine tasting session. Perhaps because of our enthusiasm with the port tasting we were invited to try some of the older ones as well. Had to buy a few bottles after that. I have never been a fan of white port but theirs was outstanding. Tomas then took us to the highest spot in the valley for some brilliant landscape photos and went on to deliver us safely home at about 7pm. A must do tour and exceptional value. Both guides spoke very good English and Joao gave us some great insights into normal life in Portugal.

Visited May 2013
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“Best day of our holiday! FANTASTIC!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

We went to Oporto for a short break and this Douro day trip was by far the best day. Our two getariiide guides, Johnny and Tomas, were brilliant company and nothing was too much trouble for them. They were well informed, made us feel very welcome and tailored the trip around what we wanted to do. The Douro scenery throughout the day was amazing. We visited a beautiful family run vineyard for lunch and a tour and for some lovely port tasting! All in all a wonderful day. If you only do one trip while you are in Oporto, make sure that it is this one! it was much more enjoyable than a larger organised tour. I think that they also do day trips to Braga, Guimares and Minho which I am sure would be equally as good.

Visited May 2013
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“amazig Douro trip!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013 via mobile

the view was just amazing ! the people in the van was really nice and sociable ! the ambiance was good ;) the visit at the vineyards was also interesting and the food was good ! nothing bad to say ! one of my best day in portugal !

Visited May 2013
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