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“An easy way down to the port wine cellars” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Teleferico de Gaia

Teleferico de Gaia
Rua Rocha Leao, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
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Type: Historic Sites, Lookouts, Scenic Drives
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“An easy way down to the port wine cellars”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

You get a nice view of Porto's old town from the cable car and a quick way to get to and from the port wine cellars.

It is a little bit on the pricey side, though, and the view is equally nice from the bridge or down from where the cellars are, so to me the cable car was more of a mode of transportation than an attraction.

Visited December 2012
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Brisbane, Queensland
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“An expensive and short trip but some nice views”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013 via mobile

This was an expensive 5 minute ride at 5 euros per person one way. The views however of the Douro River and across do Ribeira, are lovely.

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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“Okay - not a must-do”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

This is a very short ride for quite a few euros. A previous poster said it costs €8 one-way - this is actually the price for a return - it is €5 for one way. Considering the teleferico in Guimaraes is about 5 times longer and less expensive... this teleferico does not offer value for money. Perhaps that's why we saw nobody else using it?!

Visited February 2013
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Earth
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“Cable car ride worth the money”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

This costs 8 euros each way per person but gives spectacular views over the Ribera, river and city. You also get a voucher for free Port tasting which is ok but you don't get a very large glass of the free stuff.

Visited January 2013
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Waldenbuch, Germany
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“Especially good at Sunset!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Very cool experience for me and my kids. What a cool way to avoid the hike up/down steps to get to/from the top of the bridge. Great views of the city but watch your time as it closes early in the winter. I though 6 euro was a bit pricey for a one way trip but then again, it did not stop me from going on it. It is a slow ride so enjoy it but those with fear of heights may not enjoy it as much!

Visited November 2012
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