1. Portugal
  2. Porto District
  3. Porto
  4. River Douro

Pinhão and Douro Valley Day Cruise from Porto

Product ID: 52533
Experience the scenic landscapes of the Douro Valley on a full-day cruise along the Douro River. Marvel at the vineyards that produce wines from one of Europe’s first demarcated wine lands. Go to Carrapetelo Dam for panoramic views of the countryside.
About this activity
Duration: 1 day
Starting time 8:00 AM
Printed voucher required
Instant confirmation
Host or greeter

Pickup included

Hotels in Porto or Vila Nova de Gaia city center or quay
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 4 days in advance for a full refund

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  • Experience the scenic landscapes of the Douro Valley
  • Cruise along the Douro River
  • See the tiles of the unique Pinhão Train Station
  • Enjoy panoramic views from a succession of tall dams
  • Marvel at the terraced vineyards of one of Europe's oldest wine regions
Full description
Escape the hustle and bustle of Porto for the day and enjoy the peace and quiet of the Douro Valley as you cruise along the Douro River to a series of high dams. Marvel at the breathtaking views of the Douro Valley and Alijó in the Norte Region of Portugal.

Board the boat at Cais da Estiva in the Ribeira of Porto. Then, travel into the Douro Valley passing the vineyards of one of Europe’s earliest demarcated wine regions. Continue past Quintas to the Crestuma-Lever Dam in time for lunch.

Sail further along the Douro River to the high Carrapatelo Dam. Cross the “capital of wine” at Régua, and pause by the Barragem Dam at Bagaúste. At approximately 5:00 PM, the boat will arrive at Pinhão, where you will have 1-hour of free time to explore the historic center on your own.

Return to Porto by bus for an estimated arrival time of 9:00 PM.
  • River Douro cruise
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • Return transportation by train (or bus)
What’s Not Included
  • Tips and personal expenses

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Please note that the cruise is subject to availability, weather, and sailing conditions
• The program can change without any prior notice
• In the event that there are problems with the train, the return transfer will be by bus
• Please note that the exact meeting point will be confirmed and advised by the operator after the booking is confirmed
• Please note that you need to print your GetYourGuide voucher for this activity
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 162 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.4 / 5
  • Organization
    4.2 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.1 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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It was a wonderful way to see the country from a different perspective. There are no guarantees that your group will mesh but ours did and we were able to make amazing new friends. One word of caution check your transportation, we had ours confirmed until the night before and then were told we were outside their boundary for pick up and ended up having to taxi. Then we were told that time for reimbursement would be 8-10 days. Just a heads up

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September 30, 2019

Très bien

La croisière s'est bien passé a part un petit détail. On a fait une réservation séparé avec des amis. En donnant les billets on nous dit qu'on sera séparé qu'il fallait appelé pour être sur la même table on nous remballe... :-\ Au final on a réussi a être a la même table mais on s'est quand même pris la tête avec l'accueillant...

September 14, 2019

The crew/service were friendly and very helpful. Please note that if your trip is facilitated by Barcadouro ( board in Gaia) then there is a boat change at Peso da Regua, no free time in Pinhao but a visit to a local Winery. Also the return is by bus which was quick and comfortable.

June 6, 2019

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Product ID: 52533