Water activity

Pinhão: 2-Hour Rabelo Boat Tour with Audio Guide

Pinhão: 2-Hour Rabelo Boat Tour with Audio Guide

Activity provider: Magnifico Douro
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From US$ 20.82 per person

Enjoy a 2-hour traditional Rabelo boat tour on a very quiet breathtaking stretch of the Douro river. Cruise between wonderful vineyards and terraces, reaching the Tua area before you return.

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Duration 2 hours
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Audio guide included
English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish


  • Sail on small traditional boats
  • Enjoy the stillness of the valley
  • Listen to the audioguide app in five different language
Full description
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.
  • Boat tour
    Covid-19 precautions
    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 must bring your own headphones
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    Pinhao - Magnifico Douro Pier, near the iron bridge, in front of the Vintage House Hotel garden gate. Enter by the bridge.

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • A minimum of two passengers is required for the tour to operate
    •  Free audio information is provided about what is seen on the tour, to be listened to on your own mobile phone; available for Android and IOS. Install the Magnifico Douro application for free, open it and choose the language from Portuguese, French, English, Spanish, and German, then select the 2-hour tour and download the content. It will be automatically activated and will play each comment in its location.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.2 /5

    based on 395 reviews

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    We loved this tour! The staff were super friendly, and helpful when it came to downloading the audio guide on the pier. once on board, they helped sync up the guide to our phones. The boat ride up the Douro - breathtakingly beautiful! Our trip was early May and part of the ride was quite warm in the sun. Then on the way back it was windy and downright cold. So wear layers, take a warm sweater or jacket. Most of all, take lots of pics and enjoy!

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    May 2, 2022

    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.

    July 26, 2021

    The landscape is beyond beautiful. The tour is very pleasant if the weather helps because although the boat is covered, with rain it will not be the best option. Despite complying with the rules of COVID 19, there were too many people on the boat, with no possibility of maintaining distance.

    October 1, 2020

    Product ID: 162399