Teleferico de Gaia, Vila Nova de Gaia

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Take a ride on Teleferico de Gaia, a cable car that offers bird's-eye perspectives of the city of Porto on the way up, as well as fantastic photo opportunities from the top. Enjoy expansive views of the Duoro River, wine cellars, and picturesque red-tiled roofs of the houses. Stick around and explore the other sites located here, such as the upper level of the Dom Luis Bridge and the Serra do Pilar convent church. Buy a one-way ticket up and take the descent by foot to save money and see more of the historic buildings and streets. Tickets include coupons for several port tastings in different cellars, so do this activity beforehand if you plan on sampling some wine later in the day. Make Teleferico de Gaia part of your personalized Vila Nova de Gaia itinerary using our Vila Nova de Gaia trip itinerary planner.
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  • August 19, 2017
    Useful to climb, but the view and the emotion that it can give you a walk by/on deck. If you have time spare yourself the cad 6.00 euro one way!
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  • August 19, 2017
    Great view to take the boat on the Douro! To do even if you refuse the photo imposed
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  • August 19, 2017
    The cable car offers a beautiful view, but the route is very small, you can't enjoy it for a long time. But Valley super worth it.
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  • it was fun. the view from the cabbin is beatiful
  • it's nice to take a look on Gaia and Porto
  • Not cheap but comfortable.
  • A ticket to travel on a train is a 5 euro one way and € 8 in both parties. At the top of the monastery of worth and soaked up the beautiful panorama of Porto.
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  • A more turistada, but in the batch. really like. 20 euros: 4 people (two adults and two children) go and come back.
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Where to stay in Vila Nova de Gaia

Located just across the river from Porto's Old Town, Vila Nova de Gaia boasts a distinctive identity of its own.You can take advantage of the area's trendy riverfront district and its world-famous Port wine cellars by staying in one of the neighborhoods just south of the bridges to Old Town Porto. This puts you within easy walking distance of the wine cellars, while leaving you in close proximity to historical sites across the river by foot, bus, or taxi. Farther from the river are several international chain hotels offering comfortable rooms with high standards of cleanliness. You'll also find locally run inns and bed and breakfasts in the heart of the city's more residential neighborhoods of Cravelos and Mafamude.
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