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

Porto: River Douro 6 Bridges Cruise

Product ID: 64873
Follow in the footsteps of the wine merchants of Portugal on a classic 50-minute “Six Bridges” cruise of Porto. Sail down the River Douro along the route of the old “Rabello Boats” that served Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia. Reach the Foz do Douro, and more.
About this activity
Valid 1 day
Printed voucher required
Instant confirmation
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Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

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  • 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 for 50 minutes along the river. Admire the beautiful landscapes and buildings of Ribeira and Vila Nova de Gaia from the water. Known as "Rabelo Boats," in reference to the old boats that transported wine from the Douro Valley, the cruise is the perfect chance to learn more about the historic bridges that connect Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia.

Learn more about their construction and curiosities, and upon arrival at the last bridge, see the Foz do Douro where the river pours into the ocean.
  • 50-minute cruise along the River Douro
What’s Not Included
  • Guide
  • Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Ribeira Quay, Porto. Customers can use the ticket to board the boat in Ribeira quay and Estiva quay.

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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
• Please note that you must print your voucher for check-in for this cruise
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 465 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4 / 5
  • Organization
    4 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.8 / 5
  • Safety
    4.2 / 5
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The boat cruise was good but there were some noisy customers which prevented us from hearing the full tour. I believe that the tour guide should request customers to be quiet during the tour so that everyone can hear the recorded commentary. In addition, the volume of could have been louder.

September 11, 2019

Interesting and commented visit of the bridges of Porto. alas the day we did this activity it was raining which takes away a little charm and limits the photos. Despite all this, you can see from the river the different districts of the city. Absolutely to improve the reception, connection between Guet your guide and the local service provider not clear at all in the reservation.

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August 30, 2019

The visit was very pleasant, pity the weather did not help much.

February 18, 2020

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Living Tours

Product ID: 64873