Porto: River Douro 6 Bridges Cruise

Porto: River Douro 6 Bridges Cruise

From US$ 18.14 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 1 hour 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
Instant confirmation
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

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

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

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Participants

Date

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Meeting point

Ribeira Quay, Porto. Customers can use the ticket to board the boat in Ribeira quay and Estiva quay.

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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
  • Please note that you must print your voucher for check-in for this cruise
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 487 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.0 / 5
  • Transportation
    3.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.9 / 5
  • Safety
    4.2 / 5
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Unlike other cruises that promise 50 min and only deliver 30 min of trip, this one was simply gorgeous. I loved every explanation given in 4 different languages and also the wonderful views. At the beginning of the trip they promise that the views from the boat are unlike any other view, and it's 100% true. Thank you for a fantastic experience.

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August 28, 2020

The boat cruise was good but there were some noisy customers which prevented us from hearing the full tour. I believe that the tour guide should request customers to be quiet during the tour so that everyone can hear the recorded commentary. In addition, the volume of could have been louder.

September 11, 2019

Interesting and commented visit of the bridges of Porto. alas the day we did this activity it was raining which takes away a little charm and limits the photos. Despite all this, you can see from the river the different districts of the city. Absolutely to improve the reception, connection between Guet your guide and the local service provider not clear at all in the reservation.

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August 30, 2019

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