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From Porto: Régua and Douro Valley Scenic Cruise

From Porto: Régua and Douro Valley Scenic Cruise

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From US$ 64.23 per person

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Experience the scenic landscapes of the Douro Valley on a full-day cruise down the Douro River. Transfer to the “wine capital” of Régua and marvel at the vineyards that produce wines from one of Europe’s first demarcated wine lands.

About this activity

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Duration 10 hours
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English, Portuguese, French, Spanish

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the scenic landscapes of the Douro Valley
  • Cruise down the Douro River to Porto
  • Enjoy panoramic views from a succession of tall dams
  • Marvel at the terraced vineyards of one of Europe's oldest wine regions
  • Discover the Norte Region of Portugal's capital of wine
Full description

Escape the hustle and bustle of Porto for the day, and enjoy the peace and quiet of the Douro Valley and historic vineyards of the Norte Region of Portugal. Depart Porto at 8:30 AM and travel towards Régua. Upon arrival at Régua, explore one of the oldest demarcated wine regions in the world. Return to Porto along the Douro River, starting from Régua Quay at 11:30 AM. Glide gently past the terraced vineyards of the Douro Valley, and experience the purity of nature. Lunch will be served onboard the boat at approximately 12:00 PM. Sail to the Carrapatelo Dam, and continue to the Crestuma-Lever. After crossing the 2 dams, enjoy the serenity of the Douro River as you continue to Porto for an estimated arrival at 6:00 PM.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup via shared shuttle service (if selected)
  • Transportation by bus
  • Guide
  • River Douro cruise
  • Lunch
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet your driver at the Sao Bento Railway Station. The exact meeting point location will be confirmed after booking.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please note that the cruise is subject to availability, weather, and sailing conditions
  •  The times are indicative, and may change on the day of the cruise depending on any change in dam timetables, over which the local operator has no control
  • The program can change without any prior notice
  • The transportation from Porto to Régua will be made on a private bus.
  • Please note that you need to print your GetYourGuide voucher for this activity.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 246 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Transportation
    4.2/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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Very nice activity along the Douro. We were met by our guide at the São Bento train station at 7:45 am. Then departure at 8:30 am from the station to reach Régua. Then from Régua we went up the Douro to Port Ribeira. The meal served on board is very correct. Do not hesitate to indicate your food preferences (mushroom risotto + white rice and peas and carrots for me and pork chops + peas and white tuz for my boyfriend). A small snack with bread, butter, orange juice around 11am and lunch around 12.30pm served with orange juice + a bottle of wine and water. The only regret: I thought we would have stopped to visit the vineyards but that was not the case. Very good service for the price. I recommend.

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July 26, 2022

The cruise was good and the scenery throughout the cruise was good . The lady guide was very bad . All she did was take attendance of people on the trip anc guided us to the bus and cruise . She didn’t utter a word about the various landmarks. Please don’t have her as a guide in future cruises . Being a vegetarian lunch was a huge disappointment After telling them that I wanted vegetarian food, they arranged some food which I found tasteless

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May 25, 2022

My husband and I really enjoyed the day which started with a coach journey of 1& 1/2 hours from Sao Bento station to Regua where we boarded our boat to sail down to Porto...a leisurely 8 hours with a delicious lunch with Douro wine served in the restaurant below. The most amazing scenery and going through the two Dams (first 38 meter drop and the second 14 meter drop) was such a wonderful experience. Sadly the weather in Porto when we got back was dreadful only day of rain in our 14 day stay. Highly recommend this trip which made us want to do a longer 3 day trip in the future.

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April 10, 2022

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