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Suggestion for Sunday afternoon activity?

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Suggestion for Sunday afternoon activity?

We will be in Porto in mid-October for about a day and a half (arrive Sunday afternoon, leave Tuesday morning). The full day on Monday we have pretty well figured out with a walking tour of the Ribeira and the Old Town and a visit to some port houses, but we are still trying to decide on what do do the first afternoon we arrive. It will be the first day arriving from the USA, so I assume we will be a little jet lagged.

Right now we are mulling over two options: one of the short hour-long boat rides on the river, or to take the train out to Foz do Douro and watch the sunset over a glass of wine.

Since this is our "acclimation" day, we probably don't want to do anything too crazy, but we are open for suggestions, ideas or critiques. Thanks in advance!

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1. Re: Suggestion for Sunday afternoon activity?

"to take the train out to Foz do Douro and watch the sunset over a glass of wine." Since you'll be around the river all monday do this option. But you'll have to take the tram (the tourist line, Line1) or the bus, not the train. portotramcitytour.pt/Porto-Tram-City-Tours.p…

Maybe try to go to some viewpoints in the city visitporto.travel/Visitar/…

Edited: 30 September 2013, 08:14
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2. Re: Suggestion for Sunday afternoon activity?

Why don´t you do a night tour on tuk-tuk, through the waterfront, the Main Cathedral to the Tower of Clérigos. Check www.portotours.com/indexen.php… . The website is in english version as well.

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3. Re: Suggestion for Sunday afternoon activity?

Great. Thanks for the replies. The link with the viewpoints is great.

I think we are leaning towards heading out towards Foz do Douro. Does anyone have any recommendations of a place close to the water for a drink? Some searching has brought up Shis and Praia da Luz. Both look nice, but we don't need anything that fancy to just grab a beer.

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4. Re: Suggestion for Sunday afternoon activity?

The tram is part of the fun. And Foz do Douro is lovely. It's a very nice combination for a Sunday afternoon. Enjoy your trip!

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5. Re: Suggestion for Sunday afternoon activity?

Try one of this:

- Confeitaria Tavi, Rua da Senhora da Luz, 363 - http://tavi.pt

- Praia da Luz, http://praiadaluz.pt

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