Day trip

From Porto: Pinhão and Douro Valley Scenic Boat Tour

Activity provider: LIVING TOURS

From Porto: Pinhão and Douro Valley Scenic Boat Tour

Activity provider: LIVING TOURS

From US$ 113.69 per person

Experience the scenic landscapes of the Douro Valley on a Douro River cruise with breakfast and lunch. See vineyards that produce wines from one of Europe’s first demarcated wine lands.

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Duration 12 hours
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  • Have the chance to savor local flavors with a scrumptious breakfast and lunch
  • Stop at a countryside wine estate and for a tasting of several delectable wines
  • Enjoy panoramic views as you pass Carrapatelo Dam and Barragem Dam
  • Marvel at the terraced vineyards of one of Europe's oldest wine regions
  • Experience stunning beauty of the dynamic landscapes of the Douro Valley
Full description

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 views of the Douro Valley and Alijó in the Norte Region of Portugal. Sit down to a delicious breakfast and lunch. 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.

  • River Douro cruise
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Visit to winery and wine tasting
  • Return transportation by bus
  • Hotel pickup (if option selected)
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet at Cais da Estiva, Porto (city center), or Gaia Quay.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • The cruise is subject to availability, weather, and sailing conditions
  • The program can change without any prior notice
  • The return transfer will be by bus
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 205 reviews

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Fantastic scenery, well organized, very nice staff, going through the locks is a cool experience. Breakfast and lunch timing was good. Food is pretty basic and it was quite crowded when on deck in the fresh air. It was long, so we actually abandoned at the 330 port of call, forgoing the vineyard tour and tasting because we would have gotten back to Porto very late, without dinner. Apparently you can book just to the first Port of call and not all the way to pinhau, we did wish we had known that. But even with that, it was a great day out.

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September 26, 2022

It is a fantastic day trip - perfectly organised, seeing a large part of the Douro valley in one day. On a very comfortable ship, with excellent care, breakfast and lunch. Small minus, it was very hot and the air conditioning was broken. And then a port tasting after the cruise. And by bus back to Porto. All super organized.

August 24, 2022

A really nice tour of the Douro river and through 3 large locks, with a view to the green mountains, and later to lots of vineyards, and finally a visit to a vineyard in Pinhão with a port wine cocktail and then a really nice bus trip back to Porto.

August 4, 2022

Product ID: 52533