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Porto: River Douro 6 Bridges Cruise

Activity provider: LIVING TOURS

Porto: River Douro 6 Bridges Cruise

Activity provider: LIVING TOURS

From US$ 15.51 per person

Follow in the footsteps of the wine merchants of Portugal on a classic “Six Bridges” cruise of Porto. Sail down the River Douro along the route of the “Rabello Boats” that served the area.

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  • Take a panoramic cruise down the River Douro
  • Follow the route of the old rabello boats
  • Learn more about the bridges of Ribeira and Vila Nova de Gaia
  • Enjoy fantastic views of the Foz do Douro
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Enjoy a traditional “6 Bridges Cruise” along the River Douro and follow in the footsteps of the old wine merchants that transported wine from the valley to the wine cellars. Board the boat at Ribeira Quay and sail along the sparkling Douro river. Admire the beautiful landscapes and red-roofed buildings of the towns of Ribeira and Vila Nova de Gaia from the water.

Let the old-fashioned charm of the Rabelo Boat (old wine transport ship) transport you back in time. Listen as your guide tells you about the historic bridges that connect Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia, as your boat glides under them.

Learn more about their construction and curiosities, and upon arrival at the last bridge, see the sandy beaches of the seafront area Foz do Douro where the river pours into the ocean.

  • 50-minute cruise along the River Douro on the day you have selected
  • Guide
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
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

The cruise departs from both the Cais da Ribeira or Cais de Estiva (at Porto River Side) or or Vila Nova de Gaia. Look for the Douro Acima or Tomaz Do Douro (Douro Cruises) boats. Your ticket can be used for the 6 Bridges Cruise offered by either operator.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • The cruise operates hourly
  • This cruise is not guided
  • Minimum and maximum passenger numbers apply
  • Changes to your tour are subject to availability. To change your tour, please call the local tour operator
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 1504 reviews

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It was a good day with clear skies. There was recorded introduction and explanation playing on the boat in both English and Portuguese. It was easy to collect the tickets, we went there early in the morning some of the cruises were full already. One may consider collecting the ticket a day before, especially if you have a tight schedule cause you might not be able to board the cruise at your specific time if it’s full.

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November 3, 2022

Milena was a phenomenal guide. I really liked that she kept us up to date about the plans of the tour. Her stories and knowledge if the area were great. It was such a lovely day. Highly recommend this tour. Do yourself the favor and book it. Well worth it.

November 2, 2022

Better get their at least one hour before you want to snag a tour time. Even if you bought your GYG ticket online, you have to que up to cash it in for an assigned paper ticket and timeslot. Then, you have to show up 1/2 hour prior to your ride time, in order to get a decent seat. We snagged a couple on the top deck, by asking others to kindly move over and make a little room. Some folks spread out, and put their stuff down so you are intimidated not to sit next to them. The recorded message was good, and clear. We were sitting in the front, next to it. Very nice ride, and quite enjoyable.

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October 31, 2022

Product ID: 64873