Water activity

Pinhão: 2-Hour Rabelo Boat Tour with Audio Guide

Activity provider: Magnifico Douro
Water activity

Pinhão: 2-Hour Rabelo Boat Tour with Audio Guide

Activity provider: Magnifico Douro

From US$ 27.09 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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Duration 2 hours
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Audio guide included
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.
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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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    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

    4.2 /5

    based on 606 reviews

    Review summary

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    A peaceful cruise on the Douro River with helpful crew to make sure all who want to are able to hear the audio guide, make sure all who want get photos of themselves on the river, and even a chance to buy a glass of port wine to sip while traveling the Douro. Excellent way to spend two hours.

    March 24, 2023

    Boa organização. Apesar de apenas termos direito a áudio guia, o guia a bordo contou várias curiosidades durante o percurso. Muito simpáticos. Serviram bom vinho do porto a bordo, 3€ por cálice, que valeu a pena experimentar. Viagem linda pelo Douro, sem dúvida um dos melhores percursos a fazer.

    March 24, 2023

    Amazing trip to Pinhao along the river by car, then taking the two hour rabelo boat tour the following morning to see the quintadas and the acres of vineyards from another perspective. The boat was clean and on time, the gentleman who helped settle us in, helped us get the app downloaded and ready to listen the audio guided tour and sold us the lovely glass of tawny Porto was lovely and really helpful, we did not catch his name but wanted to give him a mention as he was so courteous and helpful.Highly recommend this tour

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    March 24, 2023

    Product ID: 162399