During the weekends (Friday from 7pm to Sunday) and bank holidays you can only access the boat with a "health pass" (vaccination cycle completed or negative COVID19 test)

1 Day Douro River Cruise to Régua – Leaving from Porto

16 reviews

Highlights

  • A cruise on the Douro

  • The Douro region is listed a World Heritage Site

  • Exploring Régua

Essential info*

Duration 11hrs

Starting time 8:00 AM, 8:45 AM

* All details will be sent to you upon reservation

Description

Discover Portugal and the Douro region in a different way thanks to a cruise between Porto and Régua!

Depending on your preference, you may choose to do the cruise from Porto (Vila Nova de Gaia) or from Régua.

By choosing the cruise first, you will begin your day with breakfast on the boat. During the cruise, you will travel through the historic heart of Porto, the Ribeira and its bridges. You will see the Douro region from another angle. Admire the charm of the houses and Porto vineyards along the river.

Pass the Crestuma-Lever dam with an incline of 14 meters and understand the mechanism involved in crossing the dam. After this discovery, take some time for lunch before witnessing the second and most impressive dam of the Douro river. The Carrapatelo Dam is the highest lifting dam in Europe, lifting boats a full 35 meters high. 

Once arrived in Régua, you will also have some free time to visit the town before heading back to Porto (by train or bus depending on availability).

The cruise is also available from Régua to Porto and implies taking a train in the morning from Porto. Lunch and drinks will take place on the boat

This cruise is the ideal outing for anyone interested in spending a relaxing and enjoyable day along the Douro River!

Good to know

  • Seasonal activity: from April to October only
  • Availability: every day, variations occur depending on the option selected (see below)
     
  • Prices vary according to the day of the week and prices correspond to excursions taken Monday to Friday - the cruise is more expensive on weekends
  • During this period, it is very hot on the Douro River. Comfortable clothes, walking shoes, sunscreen and sunglasses are recommended

Departure by boat, return by train or bus

  • Availability: Monday to Saturday (excluding exceptional dates)
  • Departure time: 8am
  • Departure point: Vila Nova de Gaia Quay (next to the cable car) 
  • Depending on train availability, the return trip to Porto may be taken by bus
  • Only the Saturday visit includes a tour of a local winery after the cruise

Departure by train, return by boat

  • Availability: Sunday to Friday (excluding exceptional dates)
  • Departure time: 8am 
  • Departure point: S. Bento Train station in Porto
  • A guide will wait for you at the train station and will escort you to the boat
Cancellation Terms & Conditions

No charges will be levied for cancellations made more than 7 days before the date of the activity (excluding special dates). After this, the following charges will be levied:
Between 7 and 4 days prior: 50% of the price
After this time and in case of a no-show: 100% of the price
Any reservation made for special dates cannot be cancelled, modified or refunded.

General terms and conditions of sale

Price includes

  • Breakfast aboard the boat (if you select the AM cruise only)
  • Lunch on board the boat
  • Wi-Fi
  • A cruise on the Douro
  • Train ticket (or bus)

Not included

  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Tips (optional)
  • Any other extras and individual purchases

Customer reviews

16 reviews
  • Descente du Douro pour la 2 eme fois toujours aussi agréable
    jean michel D.
    Jul 24, 2020
  • Journée très agréable accompagnateur très gentil Bateau au top sortie à faire sans hésiter
    jean michel D.
    Jul 24, 2020
  • Amédée-François G.
    Nov 17, 2019

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