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

Pinhão: Rabelo Boat 1-Hour Guided Tour

Product ID: 162504
Enjoy a one hour traditional Douro rabelo boat tour, on a breath-taking stretch of the Douro river, between vineyards in wonderful terraces.
About this activity
Duration: 1 hour
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Host or greeter
English, Portuguese
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, English, French, German, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Sail on a traditional Douro river boat
  • Enjoy the quietness of the valley
  • Admire the UNESCO world heritage site
Full description
Navigate on a unique river, in the heart of the oldest wine demarcated region in the world and also a UNESCO world heritage site.

You start from Pinhão, pass under the Eiffel iron bridge going up stream until the Roncão area where you turn around and return to Pinhão.

Along the way you’ll see hills of terraced vineyards until the river, with no national roads or traffic in sight. Although you do the same stretch up and down, it could very well be a different one, because seeing it in one direction and then on the other creates two completely different points of view and sights. The traditional rabelo boats have open and closed areas, so navigation can be comfortably made in all kinds of weather, all year long.
  • Rabelo boat tour
  • Downloadable audioguide app in five different languages on your smartphone (available on Play Store and Apple Store)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

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

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 82 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.3 / 5
  • Organization
    4.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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A nice short ride on the river

This is a good tour, but I simply did not know that the 'audio guide' was in the form of an app which needed to be downloaded. My American guests did not have access to wifi on the boat, so I asked a staff person to tell us about what we were seeing as we did not have the app. I will know for future reference. It could have been better, but that may be my fault.

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October 14, 2019

A pleasant moment in a magnificent environment. Too bad the Rabelo is not powered by an electric motor to preserve our nature. Do not expect a guided tour but only a simple visit since the guide was nonexistent along the journey. I would have appreciated some comments and / or stories considering the place where we were!

September 26, 2019

Do not notice which application should be downloaded to hear the guided tour. Fortunately I was alone on the ship and one of the sailors told me what he considered important.

January 2, 2020

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Magnifico Douro

Product ID: 162504