Pinhão: 2-Hour Rabelo Boat Tour with Audio Guide

Pinhão: 2-Hour Rabelo Boat Tour with Audio Guide

From $23.73 per person

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.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2 hours
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Optional audio guide
English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish


  • Sail on small traditional boats
  • Enjoy the stillness of the valley
  • Listen to the audioguide app in five different language
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
    Covid-19 precautions
    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 must bring your own headphones
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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      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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      • 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 310 reviews

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      The landscape is beyond beautiful. The tour is very pleasant if the weather helps because although the boat is covered, with rain it will not be the best option. Despite complying with the rules of COVID 19, there were too many people on the boat, with no possibility of maintaining distance.

      October 1, 2020

      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

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      Product ID: 162399