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Porto São João Cruise in the Douro River - All Inclusive

St. John Festival Porto - Living Tours
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Spend the longest and liveliest night of Porto in the middle of the river!

Board our São João cruise to join the party. Have dinner aboard, admire the fireworks in the Douro River from a privileged point of view and just enjoy the night.

   Tuesday    5:30 hours

Join the portuenses in celebrating St. John's Festival, the biggest party in Porto.

Board our cruise and guarantee your spot to watch the fireworks at midnight from up close.

Dine while sailing through the Douro River with a privleged view of the city.

Bring your plastic hammer and immerse yourself in the spirit of this fun night!

Key details


Freixo Quay - Porto 


Boarding at 7:30 pm with dinner

Boarding at 10 pm without dinner


Aprox. 5:30 hours

Full description

Every year on the night of the 23rd of June, the people of Porto come together to celebrate the most important celebration in the city, the St. John's Festival (Festa de São João). Thousands of people from all over the country join the portuenses in the city center and together they keep the traditions alive, like jumping over the bonfire, eating grilled sardines or meat with the traditional caldo verde (green broth) and releasing the St. John balloons. Just be sure to keep out for the garlic flowers and soft plastic hammers!

It's a night full of joy, entertainment and fun. At midnight, people make a short break from the festivities to admire the fireworks launched from the Douro River. The party then continues until dawn.

We offer you the opportunity to celebrate right in the middle of the river, with a privileged view of the city and a guaranteed spot to watch the amazing fireworks

Bring your plastic hammer and join us, it will be a night to remember!


Welcome drink:

  • Glass of Port Wine


  • Mini shrimp rissoles, mini meat rissoles, codfish cakes and croquettes

Main dishes:

  • Grilled pork steak and entrecote with Tuscan sausage and "bashed" baked potatoes (batata a murro) served with pepper salad
  • Green broth (caldo verde)


  • Confectionary or fruit


  • Water, wine, juice/soda and coffee
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  • Services described in the program.


  • Pick up and Drop off service.
  • Other Meals or drinks.

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Nearest town

Nearest Airport


Hammering all night long
The St john's festivities in porto are really odd! You can use the squeak hammers to bang people's heads all night long! Weird but funny tradition. The cruise was rather nice :)
Edmund W.
Great st john's porto cruise
Loved the grilled sardines.
Edward D.
Saint john porto cruise
Nice and smooth navigation. Mild evening and plenty of fodd. Not much of our linking but they said it was the typical food for the st john's festival in porto, portugal.
Mary B.
it was excellent and a beatiful party
We booked this cruise without dinner and got an excellent place to watch the fireworks. My wife and I love this kind of traditional popular party. All the staff of the boat is amazing.
John Maccar
São João Cruise
Party day in the city of Porto. Everybody on the street, lots of crowds. It's a day celebrated with great joy and is a very popular and traditional celebration of the city. If you want to have a great experience I recommend the boat ride with dinner. There is no better place to enjoy the fireworks.
Hannah Jackson
traditional folk party
The best time to buy a cruise like this is at São João. The fireworks are launched from the bridge and it's a magical moment that only those who've already experienced know. I fell in love with Porto. One day I'll come back to repeat everything. Thank you to this beautiful city.
Megan Wong

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