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  • Pinhão: 2-Hour Rabelo Boat Tour with Audio Guide

    1. Pinhão: 2-Hour Rabelo Boat Tour with Audio Guide

    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.

    The audio guide is wonderful although it uses a lot of phone battery. It would be nice to have it also on the return. The views are spectacular and it was good to learn about the different wineries. Be sure to bring your own water as beverages are not provided.

  • Pinhão: Rabelo Boat 1-Hour Guided Tour

    2. Pinhão: Rabelo Boat 1-Hour Guided Tour

    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.

    Peaceful river cruise, a great change from other more active experiences. I actually didn't think I would like it very much, but I did. Definitely recommended.

  • From Porto: Douro Valley Full-Day Wine Trip with Lunch

    3. From Porto: Douro Valley Full-Day Wine Trip with Lunch

    Enjoy the convenience of being picked up in an 8-seat minivan from your accommodation in Porto. Begin your tour with a visit to the Croft Vineyards and learn about the entire winemaking process from your guide. End your visit with a port wine tasting accompanied by a careful selection of Portuguese cheeses. Then head towards the village of Pinhão, where you will embark on a 1-hour boat trip with delicacies onboard. Relax as you float down the calm waters of the Douro River and admire the landscape of the valley. Afterward, sit down for lunch in a typical Portuguese restaurant. Choose between meat, fish, and vegetarian menus. After lunch, visit the winery of a small table wine producer. Learn about the differences between premium wines, and the techniques used to produce them during a private guided tour. End your visit with a tasting of olive oils made by the same producer. As you r...

    This winery tour of the Douro Valley was MUCH better than expected. Our guide, Hugo, was very informative, caring, and navigated the tricky roads with ease. The whole experience was planned to provide education and enjoyment for all. We walked into a vineyard and learned about the grape vines and varieties, explored vintage grape stomping and processing rooms, and tasted amazing varieties. Lunch was prepared in the most beautiful and idyllic setting. You will not regret booking this tour. Thank you, Hugo! - Bob & Sandy

  • Pinhão and Douro Valley Day Cruise from Porto

    4. Pinhão and Douro Valley Day Cruise from Porto

    Escape the hustle and bustle of Porto for the day and enjoy the peace and quiet of the Douro Valley as you cruise along the Douro River to a series of high dams. Marvel at the breathtaking views of the Douro Valley and Alijó in the Norte Region of Portugal. Board the boat at Cais da Estiva in the Ribeira of Porto. Then, travel into the Douro Valley passing the vineyards of one of Europe’s earliest demarcated wine regions. Continue past Quintas to the Crestuma-Lever Dam in time for lunch. Sail further along the Douro River to the high Carrapatelo Dam. Cross the “capital of wine” at Régua, and pause by the Barragem Dam at Bagaúste. At approximately 5:00 PM, the boat will arrive at Pinhão, where you will have a visit to a wine estate with tastings of different samples of wine. Return to Porto by bus for an estimated arrival time of 9:00 PM.

    Beautiful day cruise, good food and great service. But it is a long day excursion.

  • From Pinhão: Private Yacht Cruise along the Douro River

    5. From Pinhão: Private Yacht Cruise along the Douro River

    Enjoy a private boat tour along the Douro River. From the boat, you will be able to admire spectacular views of the Douro Valley, its impressive vineyards, and traditional stone walls. If you prefer to go inside the boat, it has a glassed-in lounge, which offers 360-degree views. In addition, the roof can be opened so that you can enjoy the delicious sunshine whilst sheltering from the wind. Sit back and enjoy a glass of Douro or Port wine as you take in the landscapes of the region.

  • Pinhão: Private Rabelo Boat Tour along the River Douro

    6. Pinhão: Private Rabelo Boat Tour along the River Douro

    Starting from Pinhão, pass under the iron bridge designed by Gustave Eiffel. Continue along the River Douro, admiring hills of terraced vineyards with no cars in sight. Take in the scenic views of the oldest wine region in the world, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Once you reach the Roncão area, you will turn around and start the return journey to Pinhão. Although you will do the same stretch of the river on the way back, you will have a different point of view of the sights along the way. The traditional Rabelo boats have open and closed areas, so navigation can be comfortably made in all kinds of weather, all year long.

    It goes exactly the same route as the non private tour but I am really glad we did it this way. Got to talk with the captain and sit wherever we wanted. Also a smaller boat so closer to the nature.

  • From Porto: Douro Valley with Wine Tasting & Optional Lunch

    7. From Porto: Douro Valley with Wine Tasting & Optional Lunch

    Tour the beautiful Douro Valley and the charming Portuguese countryside on this relaxing full-day tour from Porto. Spend the morning exploring the wheat hills of the valley, while heading towards the Douro river, enjoying the landscape of the Douro region, the first demarcated region of the world. Continue the tour with a visit to the small town of Pinhão, hidden in the heart of the valley, and then embark on an hour-long boat cruise (optional) down the river, enjoying views of the magnificent landscape. Pay a visit to the historical railway station, well known for its 24-tile panels portraying the Douro countryside and harvest, before stopping for a delicious lunch break in a traditional restaurant. After lunch, continue to a family-run wine estate nestled in the gloriously remote countryside, a setting that offers a glimpse into the way of life in Douro. Enjoy a tasting of these awar...

    Wonderful day in the Douro valley. The tour was well organised with great scenery, wine and food. The driver Alex was very knowledgeable and made the day very enjoyable.

  • Porto: Douro Valley w/ Winery, Tasting, Boat Cruise & Lunch

    8. Porto: Douro Valley w/ Winery, Tasting, Boat Cruise & Lunch

    Visit the unparalleled Douro Valley, the first denominated wine region in the world and a UNESCO world heritage site. Be accompanied to Pinhão and wineries by a guide and make new Portuguese friends. Make your first stop in the fairy tale village of Pinhão consisting of vineyards that wind down the river. Admire these scenic views on a 1-hour mini-cruise in a Rabelo boat, a wooden boat that used to transport barrels of Port wine from the valley to Porto City. Relax after the boat ride in a typical restaurant in the village. Savor lunch at a wine tavern. The menu will include bread, olives, Port, red and white wine, both meat and fish, dessert, and coffee. For vegetarians and vegans, equally delicious options will be served. Then, visit a winery at one of the most idyllic spots in the valley, right by the N222, one of the most beautiful roads in the world, and between the Tedo and Dour...

  • Pinhão: Douro Valley Rabelo Boat Tour and Kayak Experience

    9. Pinhão: Douro Valley Rabelo Boat Tour and Kayak Experience

    Navigate a unique river in the heart of the oldest wine demarcated region in the world, also a UNESCO world heritage site. Start your journey from Pinhão, where you will board a boat to the mouth of the River Tua. Enjoy a 1-hour ride up the Douro River. In Tua, hop off the boat and start your kayak journey on your own back to Pinhão. Take in the beautiful views of terraced vineyards on the hillsides on your 12-kilometer journey back to Pinhão.

  • Porto: Douro Valley Small-Group Tour with Boat Cruise

    10. Porto: Douro Valley Small-Group Tour with Boat Cruise

    Visit 2 wineries of worldwide-famous wine producers, where you will learn about the different stages of wine production. Both visits include a wine tasting. In one of the most beautiful and traditional villages in the region of Pinhão, you will enjoy a typical lunch at a traditional restaurant, where you can taste the wonderful flavors of the Douro’s regional gastronomy. The meal includes a tasting of the region's famous table wine (DOC) in both white and red. Here you will enjoy a magnificent boat trip providing a unique and unforgettable experience. You will visit different monuments such as the famous train station, and enjoy the unique beauty of the landscape from several viewpoints in the region. Besides wine in the Douro, one of the best olive oils of Portugal is produced. You will also experience a gourmet olive oil tasting, where you will taste another magnificent product of th...

    Joao was exactly on time at our hotel for start of our trip. Provided us each with a bottle of water. Educated and courteous, speaks excellent English. Van was clean and driving skills gave good sense of security. An overall relaxed tour with excellent meal with 2 wines provided at a local restaurant in Douro valley ( included in price). The river trip was nice, the winery visits were beautiful and I learned a lot about Port wines.

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What people are saying about Pinhão

This winery tour of the Douro Valley was MUCH better than expected. Our guide, Hugo, was very informative, caring, and navigated the tricky roads with ease. The whole experience was planned to provide education and enjoyment for all. We walked into a vineyard and learned about the grape vines and varieties, explored vintage grape stomping and processing rooms, and tasted amazing varieties. Lunch was prepared in the most beautiful and idyllic setting. You will not regret booking this tour. Thank you, Hugo! - Bob & Sandy

Everything was very well organized, from picking up at my accommodation to bringing it back. The port wine tasting in a beautiful ambience, lunch was delicious in a beautiful location. The previous boat trip showed us the wine-growing area in the form of a terrace. Finally we visited an organic winery.

Contrary to what was announced the captain of the boat did not speak French, which greatly hampered the explanations

Recommended experience, both for the landscape and the wines and the explanations of the guide (Hugo).

Beautiful day cruise, good food and great service. But it is a long day excursion.