Water activity

Pinhão: Rabelo Boat 1-Hour Guided Tour

Activity provider: Magnifico Douro
Water activity

Pinhão: Rabelo Boat 1-Hour Guided Tour

Activity provider: Magnifico Douro

From US$ 13.50 per person

Enjoy a one hour traditional Douro rabelo boat tour, on a breath-taking stretch of the Douro river, between vineyards in wonderful terraces.

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Duration 1 hour
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English, Portuguese
Audio guide included
Portuguese, English, French, Spanish, German
Wheelchair accessible


  • 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)

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    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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    • A minimum of two passengers is required for the tour to operate
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    Overall rating

    4.1 /5

    based on 268 reviews

    Review summary

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    Just what we wanted a slow boat down the river for an hour of beauty and serenity. Downloading audio will ruin the pleasure of enjoying the beauty of the hills and grape vines around you. Boat had 8 of us in the bow area and 4 or 5 inside. Loved the uncrowded boat and the enjoyable people we met.

    March 28, 2023

    Enjoyable ride through the Duoro river, great views, staff was friendly. Only thing is that you needed to download an app as that is where you hear the information about what you're seeing and it didn't work for everyone on the boat. It did for me and was quite well done with gps triggered audio.

    March 28, 2023

    I was visiting Pinhao with a girlfriend and we booked a 1 hour boat ride up river. It was lovely to be out on the water and see the valley from a different perspective. We got some good information regarding both the past and present stae of the different quintas.

    March 28, 2023

    Product ID: 162504