1. Portugal
  2. Norte Region
  3. Pinhão
  4. River Douro

Pinhão: 2-Hour Rabelo Boat Guided Tour with a Glass of Port

Product ID: 162399
Enjoy a 2-hour traditional Rabelo boat tour on a very quiet breathtaking stretch of the Douro river. Cruise between wonderful vineyards and terraces, reaching the Tua area before you return.
About this activity
Duration: 2 hours
Starting times 10:45 AM, 3:00 PM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Host or greeter
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, English, French, German, Portuguese
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Sail on small traditional boats
  • Enjoy the stillness of the valley
  • Listen to the audioguide app in five different language
  • Savour a glass of port
Full description
Navigate a unique river, in the heart of the oldest demarcated wine region of the world which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You'll start this adventure from Pinhao, pass under the Eiffel iron bridge going upstream to the Tua area where you will turn around to make the return journey.

Along the way, see hills of terraced vineyards with no national roads or traffic in sight. Although you will do the same stretch up and down, it will appear different, as it is seen from two different points of view, and also because there is so much to see in this stunning region of the world.

The traditional Rabelo boats have open and closed areas, so navigation can be comfortably be made in all kinds of weather, all year long.
  • Boat tour
  • Glass of port

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Pinhao - Magnifico Douro Pier, near the iron bridge, in front of the Vintage House Hotel garden gate. Enter by the bridge.

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Important information
Know before you go
• A minimum of two passengers is required for the tour to operate
• Free audio information is provided about what is seen on the tour, to be listened to on your own mobile phone; available for Android and IOS. Install the Magnifico Douro application for free, open it and choose the language from Portuguese, French, English, Spanish, and German, then select the 2-hour tour and download the content. It will be automatically activated and will play each comment in its location.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 261 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.2 / 5
  • Organization
    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.1 / 5
  • Safety
    4.4 / 5
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Overall was good. We found the right boat in front of Vintage house although the ticket didn’t specify the company who was providing the tour. There was no one explaining anything about the areas we were passing by. It was better if we would have learned about the area while on the tour.

October 30, 2019

This two hour boat trip should at least be invested in the valley and the Duro. Nice to take the train from Porto São Bento, one of the most beautiful train stations in the world (tickets best the day before, buy in the side entrance at the station) to Pinhão. Book the 3 p.m. boat tour, then you can admire the vines for the port wine and the wonderfully beautiful area in advance over 3 hours.

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September 21, 2019

A lovely day out

This was a very good trip, we were lucky as the weather was hot and sunny and the scenery on the Duoro was lovely. The boat was extremely comfortable but the audio guide required us to use our mobile phones and headphones (Maybe I missed this instruction before setting off!) Only two of our party had our mobiles with us and no headphones. However we really enjoyed the boat trip and would thoroughly recommend it.

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September 20, 2019

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Magnifico Douro

Product ID: 162399