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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
  • 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, Chinese, 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, Chinese, 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 travellers 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 cancelled 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 travellers 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 cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 28 Feb 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 travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
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
379 reviews
Excellent
120
Very good
110
Average
53
Poor
36
Terrible
60

Michael W
Redding, CT947 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 22 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

YayeMama
Maplewood, NJ741 contributions
Apr 2022
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 25 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Nick H
8 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 18 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

SAW68
Manchester, UK289 contributions
Jan 2020
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 10 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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 11 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Angela S
1 contribution
May 2022 • 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 5 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Maggie B
Lincoln, UK61 contributions
Feb 2020
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 27 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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 11 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ET8
Canberra, Australia103 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
In terms of value for money this tour isn’t bad, €25pp (booked online) for a 2 day HOHO pass with river cruise and entry to Calem Caves.

In terms of punctuality I’m less than impressed. The buses claim to run every half an hour yet the first day we waited more than 45 minutes at the start point for a bus to arrive (and a further 20 for it to depart) and the second day was even worse with no bus coming for over an hour (and then 20 minutes sitting on a stationary bus, I assumed for cleaning but seemingly not). The opposition Cityrama buses with whom they share a stop seem to come with much greater frequency.

It’s more of a ‘hop on’ bus because once you’re in you don’t want to risk leaving an having to wait for another bus. We thought this would be a way to avoid the heat but we’ve spent most of our time in Porto standing and waiting.
Written 16 July 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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 20 July 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Dj_Creat
Ballyclare, UK2 contributions
Jan 2020
As I had a bad experience with Yellow Bus in Lisbon a few days before I was pleasantly surprised that the Porto service was much better. The buses felt far more regular and the bus actually stopped where you would expect it to. We did have an issue that we couldn't get our tickets to scan off my phone as the bus drivers machine did not work but he let us on anyways and told us to try again on our next bus. The boat portion of the trip was not too bad but for us it was raining the whole time and we could not enjoy the experience the way we would have liked but that cannot be helped sometimes. The best part for myself was the (wine tour) Port tour portion. The guide was extremely knowledgable and a very pleasant person to talk to. He answered every question fired at him with great detail. Also have to say the Port at the end was very tasty and if it wasn't for baggage restrictions on our trip home I could have parted with quite a few Euro bringing a box or two home.
Written 11 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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 24 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

HBBEDS
Bedford, UK158 contributions
Jan 2020
We had the 2 day ticket which included 2 different bus tours, access to Calem port caves and a boat tour so absolutely incredible value for money and a perfect purchase for a quick city break to familiarise yourself with the city. The tours were prerecorded and not exactly top-notch but we enjoyed what we had for the amount we'd paid. If we'd have paid more for "better" or more personalised service, these would have been more time consuming and eaten into what was a 2 day flying visit so it served its purpose perfectly.
Written 3 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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 10 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Whole World T
Great Yarmouth, UK38 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
We took a taxi to the Cathedral from our Apartment. After looking around, we spotted a yellow tour bus so decided to give it a try. I am in a wheelchair so was concerned to be seated comfortably and safely. The young lady driver was extremely helpful and friendly. She sorted the wheelchair ramp and helped me on board. I was seated downstairs and had a good view of the various sights of this wonderful City. We went on the complete circuit returning to our starting point. The architecture was amazing, even more beautiful than I had imagined. I watched as the driver interacted with many people who came on the bus to ask questions about tours and sights. Some were not even booked with yellow tours, but she dealt with everyone in a friendly and professional manner, answering all of their questions. Her driving was good as she navigated some of the narrower streets. She helped me get off at the end. A true credit to her company. Back tomorrow for the Wine Tour and Cruise.
Written 20 March 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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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
dimak1966
dimak1966
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POOR customer service, unreliable timeschedule, driver change a route himself
On April 25th, 2022 we (my wife and I) bought a 48 hours Porto vintage bus tour. First, we took a Porto Castle rout
Otti41
Otti41
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Unreliable schedules and broken equipment
There are 2 optional tours offering a good overview on Porto and surroundings. The prices are fair and the 24 or 48
Cowboysaj
Cowboysaj
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Yellow Bus
Don't waste your money. Very disappointing very little narration. Take a half day small group walking tour in the
justtopostreview
justtopostreview
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Don't bother.
There's no advantage to just walking or taking the occasional tuk tuk. It's not really a "tour". Just an infrequent
Mozhannah
Mozhannah
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Waste of time
Did the 2day ticket with calem cellars and 6 bridges boat trip included. Our day was most spent waiting around for
Adriana R
Adriana R
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The best experience in Oporto!
I visited Oporto for the first time and had the opportunity to see the best of the city and of course taste the fam
drpeaceman
drpeaceman
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DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY!!!
A less than 1 Awful One he wait between stops , buses dirty , headphones didn’t work throughout the bus Absolute
kathysW230HZ
kathysW230HZ
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Commentary could not be heard
Fix the audio. We sat in several seats, and could not hear through the headphones in any seat. We also saw other pe
hajos2019
hajos2019
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Do never book!
Do not book! They do not have an app. Buses let you wait for more then 1 hour. Red buses are much better. No timet
Michelle P
Michelle P
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A True Porto Experience
I enjoyed everything about this tour. I purchased the two day hop on and hop off with cruise on Douro river, and Po
1DSWM
1DSWM
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Terrible bus never turns up take public transport
90 minutes between town buses, 2 hrs to beach complete ripoff! We waited 45 mins longer than office told us. Take p
brist0lcelt
brist0lcelt
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Good for Porto cruise terminal pick up, but not much more
Pick up was about twenty yards from the gates of the Cruise terminal, which was handy and the main reason we chose
Bozeman-Dublin
Bozeman-Dublin
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Excellent. Very Informative
I had a really good day on the Yellow buses hopping on and off exploring Porto. There are two routes, the orange on
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