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Porto: River Douro 6 Bridges Cruise

Activity provider: Living Tours

Porto: River Douro 6 Bridges Cruise

Activity provider: Living Tours
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 16.09 per person

Follow in the footsteps of the wine merchants of Portugal on a classic “Six Bridges” cruise of Porto. Sail down the River Douro along the route of the “Rabello Boats” that served the area.

About this activity

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Experience

Highlights
  • Take a panoramic cruise down the River Douro
  • Follow the route of the old rabello boats
  • Learn more about the bridges of Ribeira and Vila Nova de Gaia
  • Enjoy fantastic views of the Foz do Douro
Full description

Enjoy a traditional “6 Bridges Cruise” along the River Douro and follow in the footsteps of the old wine merchants that transported wine from the valley to the wine cellars. Board the boat at Ribeira Quay and sail along the sparkling Douro river. Admire the beautiful landscapes and red-roofed buildings of the towns of Ribeira and Vila Nova de Gaia from the water.

Let the old-fashioned charm of the Rabelo Boat (old wine transport ship) transport you back in time. Listen as your guide tells you about the historic bridges that connect Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia, as your boat glides under them.

Learn more about their construction and curiosities, and upon arrival at the last bridge, see the sandy beaches of the seafront area Foz do Douro where the river pours into the ocean.

Includes
  • 50-minute cruise along the River Douro
  • Guide
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

The cruise departs from both the Cais da Ribeira or Cais de Estiva. Look for the Douro Acima or Tomaz Do Douro (Douro Cruises) boats. Your ticket can be used for the 6 Bridges Cruise offered by either operator.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • The cruise operates hourly
  • This cruise is not guided
  • Minimum and maximum passenger numbers apply
  • Changes to your tour are subject to availability. To change your tour, please call the local tour operator
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 950 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4/5
  • Transportation
    4.2/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Safety
    4.2/5

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The bridge cruise was nice, but buying tickets in advance didn't help much as you had to find an agent, get in line, and exchange your online voucher for a ticket. Then you had to stand in line to wait for a boat. Not quite sure the benefit in buying a ticket in advance.

May 26, 2022

We took the River Douro 6 Bridges Cruise on our first night in Porto, and it was a great way to kick off our trip. It was the best way to see all the bridges in the city and gave us some really good photo opportunities. I would only you that it can get pretty windy even on a warm day.

May 11, 2022

Very confusing check in. Booked online weeks ago. Had QR codes in phone. Lined up. Told to go to booth and get printed tickets. Lined up again. Missed boat and had to wait for next one which was also full. Tickets were still being sold but no capacity available. Disappointing. Should be able to scan phones for those who already booked and paid in advance. An experience we expected to take two hours was time consuming. Wasted half our day.

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May 9, 2022

Product ID: 64873