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

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 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 

7:00 PM in Vila Nova de Gaia Quay or Porto City Center - to be confirmed after the booking. 

*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.

Full 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: the Régua dam, this time 28 meters high. As soon as you get to Pinhão, you will be given some free time to get to know the region.

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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Included

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

Excluded

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

Cancelation rules

Additional info

Nearest town

Nearest Airport

Reviews

Amazinhg Porto pinhao cruise
The porto pinhao boat cruise was fantastic. From the fascinating ascension of the dams to the attention of the escorts from the moment of reception at the beautiful Sao Bento train station with its thousands of hand-painted tiles to the landing in Pinhao. Everything was perfect. Amazing vineyard landscapes that really deserve the Unesco world heritage title.
Keira Richardson
Porto to pinhao boat experience
We wanted to go from Porto to Pinhão to our hotel and we considered this the most interesting experience because we could bring the suitcases on board and we could also eat an excellent lunch with very good wines and get tanned on the deck surrounded by beautiful landscapes of the Douro Valley
Mollie Ali
Delightfull Porto to pinhao river cruise
Beautiful landscapes, wonderful food and lots of drinks and a good mood on board. The only downfall is that the return is no longer by train pinhao porto. Still, it is well worth it because I think the most beautiful landscapes in the Douro Valley are from Regua to Pinhao.
Norbert L. Agustin
Very good Porto Pinhao Porto cruise

Evelyn G. Leonard
Douro cruise porto to pinhao
The day started very early. It was a great idea to add the transfer from the hotel to the pier. Quick, comfortable and they even took the suitcases because we stayed at Pinhao and that's why Living Tours gave us a discount when we contacted in the chat. At the beginning, I confess that we were sleepy because we arrived the night before. But the ascension of the first dam made the adrenaline to skyrocket. Wonderful and scary! Impressive engineering works. The day was very good and sunny, so we were (me, my sister and my mother) some time on the deck, but then the sun got really strong and we decided to go back inside the boat, which is very spacious and comfortable. Shortly after lunch was served. We are vegetarian and Living Tours managed to provide us with a vegetarian lunch. The boat staff was very friendly and almost everyone spoke English so communication was easy. We arrived at Pinhao after passing more impressive dams and the beautiful landscapes of the Douro and the crew even helped us get the suitcases of the boat and into the taxi! Thank you very much :)
Faye C. Herrera
Porto to pinhao by boat

Harry E. Neal
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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