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Porto Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Optional River Cruise and Wine Tasting provided by Yellow Bus Tours

Porto Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Optional River Cruise and Wine Tasting

Porto Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Optional River Cruise and Wine Tasting
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Tour snapshot
See Porto’s highlights with ease on a hop-on hop-off Yellow Bus tour
Duration:
2h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Porto’s hills can make sightseeing tough, especially when it’s hot. This hop-on hop-off Yellow Bus tour makes exploring easy and allows you to personalize your itinerary on a double-decker bus stopping at highlights such as Clerigos Tower, Porto Cathedral, and Vila Nova de Gaia. Onboard commentary provides background on the landmarks, and you'll get added discounts at selected attractions. Upgrade to include a Douro river cruise and wine tasting.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, Japanese, English, Italian, French, Dutch, Spanish
Highlights
  • Explore via two flexible routes around Porto, Matosinhos, and Gaia
  • Upgrade to do Porto’s three musts: a bus tour, plus a cruise and wine tasting
  • Save money with included discounts at select attractions
What to expect
Book your selected option and board the double-decker hop-on hop-off bus at a designated stop. Stay aboard for the full circuit to view all the highlights of Porto, Vila Nova de Gaia, and Matosinhos, or hop off and on at the sights that interest you. Learn about the landmarks via onboard commentary, and perhaps disembark to explore the Porto Cathedral or the Port Wine Museum. Maybe also hop off to admire the Anemona sculpture close-up or visit Matosinhos’ seafood market—the choice is yours. Your ticket is valid for 48 hours so there’s ample time to check off all the points of interest you'd like to see. If you’ve upgraded, enjoy an added river cruise and wine tasting. Admire Porto’s skyline as you sail on the Douro River, and call at the Calem Port Cellar to discover local wine-making processes and taste two wines.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, Japanese, English, Italian, French, Dutch, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Explore via two flexible routes around Porto, Matosinhos, and Gaia
  • Upgrade to do Porto’s three musts: a bus tour, plus a cruise and wine tasting
  • Save money with included discounts at select attractions
What to expect
Book your selected option and board the double-decker hop-on hop-off bus at a designated stop. Stay aboard for the full circuit to view all the highlights of Porto, Vila Nova de Gaia, and Matosinhos, or hop off and on at the sights that interest you. Learn about the landmarks via onboard commentary, and perhaps disembark to explore the Porto Cathedral or the Port Wine Museum. Maybe also hop off to admire the Anemona sculpture close-up or visit Matosinhos’ seafood market—the choice is yours. Your ticket is valid for 48 hours so there’s ample time to check off all the points of interest you'd like to see. If you’ve upgraded, enjoy an added river cruise and wine tasting. Admire Porto’s skyline as you sail on the Douro River, and call at the Calem Port Cellar to discover local wine-making processes and taste two wines.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5391PORTOHOHO
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hop-on hop-off tour – two routes
  • Porto map
  • Discount Book- Access to Discounts in Leisure & Culture, Eat & Drink, Fado and Shopping
  • Audio Guide
  • Wine tasting (if option selected)
  • River cruise (if option selected)
  • Free entrance & wine tasting at Quinta da Boeira
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
2h
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note that the voucher must be redeemed on board the bus
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • The visit to Calém Caves requires prior reservations. For this please contact +351 223 746 672 / +351 916 113 451 / +351 220 907 316. If you do not make a reservation will be subject to availability at the time of arrival.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Inclusions
  • Hop-on hop-off tour – two routes
  • Porto map
  • Discount Book- Access to Discounts in Leisure & Culture, Eat & Drink, Fado and Shopping
  • Audio Guide
  • Wine tasting (if option selected)
  • River cruise (if option selected)
  • Free entrance & wine tasting at Quinta da Boeira
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note that the voucher must be redeemed on board the bus
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • The visit to Calém Caves requires prior reservations. For this please contact +351 223 746 672 / +351 916 113 451 / +351 220 907 316. If you do not make a reservation will be subject to availability at the time of arrival.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Feb 28, 2022
A note from Porto Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Optional River Cruise and Wine Tasting
Face masks required for the drivers
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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3.5
408 reviews
Excellent
122
Very good
114
Average
59
Poor
42
Terrible
71

Sandra H
Tallinn, Estonia5 contributions
The yellow bus tours price was very great and even included a boat tour (that I never managed to get), the buses left on time from the first station and the commentary was alright, albeit, there could be a lot more and it definitely repeats the half of it between lines.

However, I would only recommend this tour as a "stay on the whole time" type of a tour - there are no schedules online nor anywhere on any stops after the first one. I ended up waiting for over 30 minutes in one (should have both lines) and another 30 minutes on another one, where it turned out the bus had actually passed, so I had to find a different way back.

What was definitely very weird is that they advise to "get off now" for the boat tours three times during the historical tour, but I saved it for the last stop and absolutely could not figure out where the boat tour left. I ventured around for 15 minutes and did not see any signage or anything else, only Google Maps location was across the river, a good 30min walk (and crossing of a bridge) away.
Written August 4, 2022
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yellowbus_CS
Dear Customer, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your evaluation, which deserved our best attention. We apologize for any inconvenience our service may have caused you and, if you wish, we are available to analyze the situation together with you, just send us an email to yellowbus@carris.pt. You should add to the process all the data that may be useful to expedite the investigation. Thank you for your attention, we extend our best regards, Yellow Bus Customer Support Team
Written August 6, 2022
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Michael W
Redding, CT957 contributions
As mentioned in other reviews, these buses don’t run frequently enough, but we checked with the tourist office on timing so therefore didn’t have to wait more than a few minutes.

We did the two tour (classic and castles) with the river cruise and (port) wine tour and tasting and thought that the value over two days was excellent (at €28). The only reason I didn’t give 5 stars was that the commentary (via headphones) wasn’t reliable. Since most of the passengers were in a city with which they were unfamiliar, the lack of commentary is a significant issue. On the second bus tour (where only about 50% of the jacks seemed to work) we ended up sharing headphones plugged into the seat behind us, courtesy of a very nice gentleman who changed channel for us every time it switched to Italian when the bus went over a bump.

However, these are a great and economical way to see the city and the river tour was really good, as was the wine tour, but make sure you check with the cellar regarding the time that the tour in English takes place. When we went there was only one tour in English that day, at 4pm.
Written October 22, 2021
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LindsRed53
Calgary, Canada2 contributions
Couples
Throughout our European travels we have had the opportunity to sight see through several different hop on hop off type bus companies. Yellow Bus Porto was disappointing. Most of the touristy stops you could tour in about 20-30 minutes (if that) but the busses only come every hour. We found that we spent most of the day standing around waiting for buses. If you plan on purchasing a ticket, I would recommend doing your research in advance to find out what sites you want to see. And then plan accordingly using the bus schedule or you could be standing there for quite some time. Also, the wifi on all the buses doesn’t work. The river boat cruise was fun. It was a great opportunity to take lots of cool photos from the water. If you sit on top, bring a sweater as it does get quite windy/cold. The Calem Wine Tour and Tasting was great. Very informative and a great way to learn the basics of Port Wine.
Written May 25, 2022
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edwinas2016
Carnoustie, UK32 contributions
This company has 2 bus routes 1 runs every 45 minutes the other every 60 minutes. We missed our bus by seconds and had to stand 45 minutes in blistering heat . When the bus eventually arrived there was a stampede to get onboard. Whilst we were waiting there was 3 red bus tours and 3 grey line bus tour companies passed us. I would avoid the yellow bus tours until they get themselves sorted out.
The river cruise that was part of our ticket was an enjoyable experience.
Written July 14, 2022
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Dear Customer, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your evaluation, which deserved our best attention. We apologize for any inconvenience our service may have caused you and, if you wish, we are available to analyze the situation together with you, just send us an email to yellowbus@carris.pt. You should add to the process all the data that may be useful to expedite the investigation. Thank you for your attention, we extend our best regards, Yellow Bus Customer Support Team
Written July 15, 2022
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YayeMama
Maplewood, NJ759 contributions
I didn't know what to expect from the yellow bus tour after reading some negative reviews here & on other websites. We were pleasantly surprised. The buses do come on time, despite the heavy traffic of the city. They come on the hour and are always booked with passengers.

Both routes are interesting - the historic one and the one that goes past the ocean. Tours are approximately 1 hour long. My only reason for giving this 4 stars and not 5 is that the volume isn't loud enough. There was enough city noise, that if you sat on the upper level of the bus under open air, you didn't hear the narration of the speaker over the city noise.

I recommend this bus to anyone who wants to get a lay of the land and a feel for the city. Without it, we would not have seen most of Porto.
Written April 25, 2022
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SAW68
Manchester, UK293 contributions
We had the 48 hour pass that included the Calem port cellar tour and the 6 bridges river cruise. The buses were regular not crowded and we never waited more than 15 minutes for a bus.
Perfect way to see a lot of Porto in 48 hours.
You can buy online and pick up the tickets from Praça da Liberdade which is just round the corner from São Bento Station easily reached from the airport.
Written February 10, 2020
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Dear Customer, Thank you for your contact. It is very rewarding for us to know our customers are satisfied! We work on daily basis so that our customers feel welcome and have an amazing experience with Yellow Bus tours. We are very much grateful for the time you took to give us this magnificent rewarding and we will be looking forward for your next visit. Best regards, Yellow Bus Team
Written March 11, 2020
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Nick H
14 contributions
We picked this one as it represented great value for 2 tours, 1 boat tour and the port tour and tasting for €30 each, and a 48 hour time period.
I’d agree with other reviews that the narration was definitely less than other bus tours we’d been on elsewhere but the sights are great.
Remains a good option if want the bus to take the strain, even if less personal.
Written April 18, 2022
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cathycharnaud
Perth, Australia1 contribution
We were early for the scheduled time, but this one must have been very early as another didn't arrive for another 55 minutes. In that time we saw many blue and red busses sail past which was annoying as it was a very hot wait. Our earphones didn't work in the sockets. We moved three times before we got 2 seats together where both worked (and the commentary didn't always match the scenery). The route was fine, the bus was clean, the driver was friendly, but those other issues were annoying.
Written July 19, 2022
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Angela S
1 contribution
Solo
I booked this tour without reading the reviews as I’ve done Grayline tours in other countries and had a great experience. While waiting for the bus I tried googling their schedule and this was when I saw all the negative reviews. I thought oh what have I done. But I didn’t encounter any of the problems I read about. I was on 4 different busses. All of the the audio worked fine. They had maps online with a QR code that is helpful for stop times. The value was actually amazing since the river cruise itself was 15 euros when I saw during check in. So for 27 euros including free river tour and port tasting for 48 hours. I’m sold!
I have to share a story about one of the drivers Paolo. I was traveling alone and somehow got on the orange line without realizing it(make sure to look at card in window there is a blue and orange line). I had gotten off to do the port tasting thinking if I’m running late I’ll just Uber. Well guess what.. my phone died. The winery closed and I had no idea where I was . I waited a bit looking for cabs. None to be seen. The final orange bus of the day pulled up and I asked the driver if I would be able to connect to the blue line to get to Matosinhos. He said no it’s too late. Embarrassingly I burst into tears and asked him if he could drop me at the closest stop so I could walk. He said that would be over 12k. The next thing I know he’s on the phone and called his friend on the blue line who agreed to wait for me at stop 15. The kindness of this stranger Paolo was so unexpected and I’m so grateful. We talked for the next 15 minutes like old friends. I’ll next forget that. I 100% recommend this company and I hope you too get to meet Paolo.
Written May 5, 2022
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Maggie B
Lincoln, UK61 contributions
The first day we did the historical orange route and got off the bus to do the Ca'lam wine tour. The second day we did the purple route to the beach and got off at the Serralves Contemporary Art gallery and Art Deco Villa-really worth a visit, and then on to the beach. We went on the river cruise on our 3rd day, as the bus driver told us this didn't have to be taken during the 48hour period. Again, very enjoyable. The buses only ran every 30 mins during the winter, so sometimes a bit of a wait-but what fantastic value for money!
Written February 27, 2020
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Dear Customer, Thank you for your contact. It is very rewarding for us to know our customers are satisfied! We work on daily basis so that our customers feel welcome and have an amazing experience with Yellow Bus tours. We are very much grateful for the time you took to give us this magnificent rewarding and we will be looking forward for your next visit. Best regards, Yellow Bus Team
Written March 11, 2020
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GailK_DC
GailK_DC
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Wish I had gone with the Blue Bus.
I would give this zero stars if I could. I took the Yellow Bus vintage tour in Porto on Weds Aug 3rd, 2022, and it
carlossalceda
carlossalceda
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Not recommended to buy the ticket online
I buy the ticket online, so I obtain a QR code in my iphone but in the Tranvía they did not recognize the digital V
NCSW2014
NCSW2014
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Go with a red line
The Yellow bus seemed very few because you wait a long time but see a lot of red and blue lines. Also, I am hard o
lizzym1359
lizzym1359
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Great way to get around Porto!
This was a lovely way of getting around to see Porto and neighbouring towns. We got seats on the open top deck and
silviaaJ5330NY
silviaaJ5330NY
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Nothing more to say
Historial route much better than castle tour. Even the hearphones doesn't work, I recommend the first route
tdevries2022
tdevries2022
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Bad experience, do not recommend
Just 2 busses x route which means the whole concept of hop on hop off is lost as we were waiting for up to 2 hours
X7666ABkathleenm
X7666ABkathleenm
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Yellow bus tour Porto
Bus stops were not clearly marked roadside, buses not frequent enough and sound is quite poor on board,
402janei
402janei
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Awful
Awful waste of time and money. 25% commentary that includes promo of their company and 75% music that is 2 or 3 son
Jim D
Jim D
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Beautiful Journey.
This was a thrilling ride from our hotel to the Atlantic where we walked along some superb beaches and sampled thei
Sean C
Sean C
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Awful experience on historic(?????) And castles(????) tour
The 1 rating was for first driver who was very friend ly. From there the day was a pure waste of time and money.We
navanmargaret
navanmargaret
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Terrible
Terrible service do not use unless you have to Waited 40 minutes for one to come along. too much music not enough
kathrynA861
kathrynA861
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Waste of money
Buses are infrequent, bus stops are not well signed. The ear phones don’t work had to change seats to keep trying o
N8716PItomc
N8716PItomc
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Yellow bus Porto vintage bus tour
At first the tour bus seemed like a good idea and very tourist oriented. The weather was sunny and a hot 87 F degre
919jo_oo
919jo_oo
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has to be on every visitors to do list
comfortable way to reach the most important sights. has to be on every visitors to do list. good value for money.
grahamsD9193OA
grahamsD9193OA
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Don't bother - a total waste of your time !!!!
What a waste of time !! After hanging around in the baking sun for over an hour for a bus to arrive there were no s
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