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Douro Cruise: from Porto to Pinhão (Breakfast and Lunch)

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Porto Pinhão Cruise Douro Valley - Living Tours
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Introduction

Discover the beauty of the region on this full-day cruise from Porto to Pinhão that is known as the heart of the Douro ValleyOnce 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!


   Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday    11 hours
Highlights

Get to know the first demarcated and regulated wine region in the world, the Douro Valley.

  


Enjoy this Douro trip in two different ways by boat and by train or bus.

   


Relax in a panoramic cruise on the Douro River that crosses tremendous landscapes.

   



Do a cruise from Porto to Pinhão to have the opportunity of observing the stunning wineries from your boat

Key details

FREQUENCY

Daily, except Sundays - From April to October. 

DURATION

Approximately 11 hours. 

SCHEDULE AND DEPARTURE PLACE

8:00 AM in Vila Nova de Gaia Quay or Estiva Quay - to be confirmed after the booking. 

SCHEDULE AND ARRIVAL PLACE 

8:30 PM in São Bento Train Station or Porto City Center - to be confirmed after the booking. 

On Saturdays, the return is done by bus.

*If you select the option of add transfers, the pickup and drop off at hotels in Porto or Vila Nova de Gaia City Center is included.

Description

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. After, you will pass through Carrapatelo dam (35 meters 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 time to spend around before heading back to Porto.

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

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

Included

  • Douro’s River Panoramic Cruise (Porto-Pinhão).
  • Transportation on train or bus to Porto.
  • Breakfast and Lunch service on board.

Excluded

  • Other meals and drinks.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Gratuities (optional).

CANCELLATION RULES

No cancellation fee if you cancel until 72 hours prior to the activity date.

Cancellations less than 72 hours or no show, a fee of 100% will be charge.

Additional info

  • On Saturdays, the return is done by bus.
  • The price of pickups and drop-offs include only hotels in Porto or Vila Nova de Gaia City Center. Different locations require a previously confirmation - subject to an additional fee. 
  • Usually, the return journey is made by train but, it can be replaced by a bus.
  • This cruise requires a minimum of 20 participants.
  • The cruise is subject to weather and other specific conditions of navigability and may be canceled or changed without prior notice. 
  • The 1-day program always involves a boat trip and a train/bus trip, depending on availability at the time of booking. You will always receive the details at the time of confirmation. 
  • Departure and return times may vary as they are subject to third-party companies. The exact details will be indicated in the confirmation of the reservation (after the same is done). 
  • There may be changes in schedules without prior notice because they are dependent on third parties above our control. 
  • You must be at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the begin of the activity to avoid delays because for logistical reasons, it is not possible to delay the program and wait for you in case you are late.
  • You must print your voucher and present it. The program is in general panoramic but there is usually a guide to accompany the program in Portuguese and English.
  • Please present your printed voucher for this activity.
  • Please reconfirm your starting time and location 48 hours before the cruise. Living Tours Porto contacts: [email protected]  | +351 228 320 992

Nearest town

Porto

NEAREST AIRPORT

OPO - Francisco Sá Carneiro

Reviews

This cruise was great
We took the 11 hours, breakfast included, great lunch plenty of food and a bottle of wine per couple, included a tour in a vineyard with wine tasting. A bus brought us back to Porto right to the center, it was A Great Experience!
K&C MA, USA

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