Basically there are soooo much things you could do here, I will share what I did there. Here are several things I believe you should try:
- take a boat tour Well it basically cost you around 12€. But please don't go there directly to buy, perhaps you should ask if they have a package with the wine tasting. I was a little upset when I knew that if I bought the boat ticket, I could go to the Ferreira winery, for free. The thing is, I went to Ferreira first and then I took the boat tour. I told them that I paid for the tour and the boat lady gave me a discount (They don't even ask my ticket/receipt, maybe you should try it to get a discount-- if you know what I mean). So, I paid for 9€ and go directly to the boat
It goes under the bridge and the other places around. There's some like tape recorded tour played on board but you won't really hear that because of the amazing views. And probably the boat is full of people.
- Wine tasting, wine tour, wine cellars... Wine, wine and wine Caves Ferreira, Caves Croft, Espaço Porto Cruz, Caves Calem and the others. You name it. There are so many wine cellars, and of course wine shop. Try the very famous Port wine. They are unbelievably sweet, with higher alcohol (careful not to over indulge it).
It was cheap, there are four famous type of Port Wines: white wine, and three red wines: Tawny, Rosé and Ruby.
Some parts of the city you can even taste green wine. You should ask from the locals to get one.
If you wanna bought one for souvenir I would suggest you to buy it here. Hence, don't worry too much because at the airport you could buy some Port wine in the duty free. Enjoy it while it lasts, the best Port wine you can get is in Porto (duh, obviously)
- Eat, drink, snap and repeat Visit this café: Peter Cafe Sport please, pretty please. When the waiter ask what do you want to order, go with the Gin & Tonic. It is, I don't know how to say it with words. The manager came to me and recommended me this drink. At first I wasn't really excited and interested, ended up finishing 2 glass of Gin in the middle of the day. Plus, you got the best view also...
- Visit the church It's in Avenida Ramos Pinto. Near the busy streets but a bit in corner, not a really touristic place but it is beautiful. Well, you can NOT take any photo here but the man who's in charge for the museum is a really good guy. I talked to him for an hour talking about history and stuff... And guess what, he allowed me to take a pic! I don't know what to say but I was really happy... I wish I could put a picture here but you really need to see it with your own eyes.
You should know this one!
The last thing is... *drumroll*....
Of course, the famous bridge: Dom Luis I Bridge No caption needed. You know the game.