1 Day Douro River Cruise to Pinhão – Leaving from Porto

1 Day Douro River Cruise to Pinhão – Leaving from Porto

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A cruise on the Douro

The Douro region is listed a World Heritage Site

The tour of Pinhão

The impressive high-level dam locks

Essential information *

12 hours



Starting time
8:00 AM

* All details will be sent to you upon reservation.


Take advantage of this cruise on the Douro River to spend a great time discovering the region from another angle!

Once you reahc the departure point, 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 valley landscapes close to Porto 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. 

Your first stop will take place in the town of Régua before continuing your journey. On your way to Pinhão, you will pass the third and final dam named the Bagauste Dam (27 meters). You will have some free time to visit the town before heading back to Porto by bus. DIscover the Pinhão station, famous for its facade decorated with 24 azulejos on the theme of the region's wine culture.

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: April to October
  • Availability: Monday to Saturday (excluding exceptional dates)
  • Departure time : 8am
  • Departure location : Vila Nova de Gaia Dock (near the cable car)
  • 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
  • The stop in Régua does not allow time to disembark and visit the town

The return trip to Porto is taken by bus

Price includes

  • Breakfast aboard the boat (if you select the AM cruise only)
  • Lunch on board the boat
  • Free Wi-Fi onboard
  • A cruise on the Douro
  • Bus ticket

Price doesn’t include

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



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