Douro River Upstream Cruise (Porto/Pinhão/Porto)

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Douro River Upstream Cruise (Porto/Pinhão/Porto)



Discover the beauty of the region on this full-day cruise from Porto to Pinhão that is known as the heart of the Douro Valley. Once you board on this cruise you will have the breakfast and lunch on board and you will have enough time to enjoy and admire the mountains and great landscapes around you!

  Daily (except sundays)   11 hours
  • Explore Douro’s wine region to appreciate its magical landscapes;


  • Enjoy the trip in two different ways: By train and boat;


  • Relax in a panoramic cruise on the Douro River that crosses all the tremendous landscapes;


Key Details


Daily from Monday to Saturday - From April to October


11 hours


Cruises begin in Vila Nova de Gaia Quay or Estiva Quay - to be confirmed


S. Bento Train Station


Being Douro one of the main rivers of the Iberian Peninsula, allow yourself to create unforgettable memories sailing through it, getting the opportunity to behold the vineyards that are well-known for producing Port wine. After departure from Vila Nova de Gaia Quay or Estiva Quay, start your cruise until Pinhão and enjoy the Breakfast that will be served on board.

First we go upstream the Crestuma-Lever (14 meters high) located in the watershed of Douro making it the last dam to reach the river mouth. Afterwards you will pass through Carrapatelo dam (35 meter high)  that opened in 1972 by the 13th President of Portuguese Republic, Américo Thomaz. This dam contains the first navigation lock built in Portugal for interior navigation.

After passing through both dams, you can enjoy the surrounding landscapes while lunch is served on board.

Before arriving at Pinhão we pass through the last dam. Régua dam, this time with 28 meters high. Once you arrive at Pinhão, will be given some free to time to spend around before heading back to Porto.

Return to Porto will be made through Douro line on a relaxin train trip.

Book now your cruise and board through one of the most beautiful routes on a 1-day cruise through the Douro region!

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Pick up and Drop off at hotels in Porto or Vila Nova de Gaia City Center. Pick ups at a different location requires a previously confirmation - subject to an additional fee. 

Usually the outward journey is made by train but, sometimes, it can be replaced by a bus.

This cruise requires a minimum of 20 participants.

Confirmation will be received at time of booking.

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.



Up to 72 hours or more = Free of charges

Less than 72 hours or No Show = 100% charges


Please reconfirm your starting time and location 48 hours before the cruise.

Living Tours Porto contacts: [email protected]  | +351 228 320 992


Douro’s River Panoramic Cruise

Transportation on train or bus to Porto

Breakfast and Lunch service on board 


Other meals and drinks

Personal expenses

Gratuities (optional)

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