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Porto Patron Saint of Chestnuts Cruise in Douro River

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St. Martin's Cruise in the Douro River - Living Tours
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Introduction

Celebrate the Saint Martin’s Day in this Douro river cruise!

Come and discover the popular celebration where is tasted the new wine and roasted chestnuts.

Immerse in an atmosphere of great animation mixed with live music and traditional flavors!


   Monday    3.30 hours
Highlights
  • Celebrate Saint Martin in style of Portuguese tradition
 


  • Find a selective atmosphere in this Douro River cruise to celebrate, in a different way, the popular celebration of “Magusto”

 


  • Taste the new wine of the last harvest combined with the delicious roasted chestnuts
Key details

DURATION

3h30 hours  


MEETING POINT

Vila Nova de Gaia Quay  


SCHEDULE

Boarding at 2:00 p.m. 
Landing at 5:30 p.m. 


ITINERARY

Vila Nova de Gaia Quay - Crestuma dam - Vila Nova de Gaia Quay 

Description

Have you ever heard about the Saint Martin’s Day? A date celebrated all over Europe that is linked to an ancient legend. The legend tells that Saint Martin divided his cape with a beggar on a rainy day and, suddenly, the weather change! This miracle is known as Saint Martin’s summer. Then, in the autumn days, when sunny days arise, you will remember this legend! Well, this is a great opportunity to celebrate this date according to the Portuguese tradition.

Embark in Vila Nova de Gaia quay and be amazed by a Port wine welcome drink! Start the “Magusto” with many animations on board: popular Portuguese live music, amazing landscapes and typical food!

Sailing to Crestuma dam, you will have the opportunity to cross the calm waters of Douro River and the beautiful views that accompany it.

Caldo verde (a popular soup in Portuguese cuisine), cornbread, roasted chestnuts, wine, sodas and jeropiga (a sweet wine) are on the table! Taste these Portuguese treasures and feel the essence of this day with live traditional music played on this special cruise! Get on board to participate on this Saint Martin’s Celebration! 

Included

  • Douro River Cruise to celebrate the Saint Martin’s Day.
  • Menu: Caldo verde, cornbread, roasted chestnuts, wine, sodas and jeropiga.
  • Live Music: Portuguese popular songs.

Excluded

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

Cancelation rules

No cancellation fee if you cancel until 120 hours prior to the activity date.

Cancellations less than 120 hours or no show, a fee of 100% will be charge.

Additional info

  • The voucher must be printed and delivered to the assistant at the beginning of this program.
  • The program may undergo unexpected changes which will be duly communicated.
  • The cruise is subject to weather and other specific conditions of navigability and may be canceled or changed without prior notice, with a full refund of the amount paid.
  • 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). 
  • You must be at the indicated place to start the activity at least 10 minutes before to avoid delays because for logistical reasons, it is not possible to delay the program and wait for you in case you are late.
  • The program is in general panoramic but there is usually a guide to accompany the program in Portuguese and English.
  • Please reconfirm your booking 48 hours before the program to our email: [email protected] or by phone: +351 228 320 992

Nearest town

Porto

Nearest Airport

OPO - Francisco Sá Carneiro

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