Water activity

Porto: River Douro 6 Bridges Cruise

Porto: River Douro 6 Bridges Cruise

From US$ 16.95 per person

Follow in the footsteps of the wine merchants of Portugal on a classic 50-minute “Six Bridges” cruise of Porto. Sail down the River Douro along the route of the old “Rabello Boats” that served Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia. Reach the Foz do Douro, and more.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Valid 1 day
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Host or greeter
English

Experience

Highlights
  • 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
Full description
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 for 50 minutes along the river. Admire the beautiful landscapes and buildings of Ribeira and Vila Nova de Gaia from the water. Known as "Rabelo Boats," in reference to the old boats that transported wine from the Douro Valley, the cruise is the perfect chance to learn more about the historic bridges that connect Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia. Learn more about their construction and curiosities, and upon arrival at the last bridge, see the Foz do Douro where the river pours into the ocean.
Includes
  • 50-minute cruise along the River Douro
  • Guide
  • Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary
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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Date

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Meeting point

The cruise departs from both the Cais da Ribeira or Cais de Estiva. 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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Important information

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

4.2 /5

based on 707 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.1/5
  • Transportation
    4/5
  • Value for money
    3.9/5
  • Safety
    4.2/5

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An enjoyable way to spend 45 minutes or so. Good views of the city from the river and of course the various bridges. We used our voucher on the Tomaz Do Douro cruise. The boat had a large open seating area on the roof that gave good views. We got there 15 minutes before the 2:30 departure and was very near the front of the queue. Brief commentary in a number of languages that tells you all you need to know.

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November 1, 2021

Easy to get on board and nice cruise on the river. Difficult to hear English language spoken as the boat passed the bridges. Very uncomfortable seats. My tickets meant I did not have to do the long q to buy tickets. 15 minute w to ensure we got a seat outside in the front. 45 minutes fine with the price this is a must do in Porto. I would recommend buying in advance

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October 11, 2021

This boat tour was easy to find and easy to access. You exchange your voucher for a ticket at the stand and then board. We did this in the evening on our last day, but in hindsight it would have been great to do this on our first day to get our bearings along the river. The views are great, and the automated, recorded information in both Portuguese and English were suitably informative. It perhaps would have been nice to have the bridge information relayed to us live so maybe we could have asked questions on the history of the bridges, but overall it was a relaxing, good and worthwhile experience!

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October 7, 2021

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