Water activity

Porto: 6 Bridges Douro River Cruise

Water activity

Porto: 6 Bridges Douro River Cruise

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Hop aboard a typical Douro boat and discover the only city in Europe containing 6 bridges. Navigate past the historic center of Porto, Vila Nova de Gaia, and the mouth of the Douro River.

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Duration 50 minutes
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  • Sail aboard a boat originally used to transport Port wine barrels
  • Admire views of the historic center of Oporto, Vila Nova de Gaia, and the mouth of the Douro River
  • Navigate through the only city in Europe with 6 bridges
Full description

Board the original boats used to transport the Port Wine barrels from the Douro Region to Gaia and Porto. The boats have been adapted with the most modern navigation equipment to transport passengers with maximum comfort. Enjoy a journey that stretches from the historic center of Porto, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, upstream to Freixo and then downstream toward the mouth of the Douro. Take the opportunity to admire the rich and breathtaking landscape while you learn the history of the 6 bridges that unite Vila Nova de Gaia and Porto. Discover other points of interest in these two cities. 

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    Meeting point

    Look for the pictured boat at Cais da Estiva, Porto.

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    • The cruise is subject to availability
    • If the boat is full, you may need to wait for the next cruise
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.2 /5

    based on 1017 reviews

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    The boat cruise itself was nice and relaxing. The boat was quite large, with 2 decks, and they packed in a lot of passengers. Many were forced to stay inside, because there was no more room on the top deck. Commentary was multi lingual, focused on the bridges primarily. They could have done a better job of describing the sights along the river. We booked our tickets through the app, but did not realize that we needed to exchange them for physical tickets at the ticket counters on the dock. We arrived 30 minutes earlier than scheduled, and tried looking for the "Get Your Guide" person or sign, but never found one. There were lots of tourists lined up at ticket booths at the GPS location provided by the confirmation. After 15 minutes, we lined up and showed the ticket booth our e-tickets, and were told to go to a different booth 30 meters away. That turned out to be the correct place, and they had our booking info, which they used to issue physical tickets.

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    March 24, 2023

    It was a canned audio presentation but very helpful in getting to know the bridges of Porto. They also went into some historical detail of the city and pointed out different buildings and important areas of the city. All in all, this is a good value for those who don’t have a week to spend in Porto to explore but want to come away with more knowledge of this delightful city and her people!

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    March 24, 2023

    This is a well travelled path for visitors to Porto and a lovely way to see the city from a different perspective. If I had a slight criticism it would be that the commentary is a little sparse: we have done a similar trip in Lisbon where there was a light-hearted and free-flowing banter throughout. Nonetheless, this is a great way to pass an hour while in this very welcoming and special city.

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    March 24, 2023

    Product ID: 183308