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Porto: River Douro 6 Bridges Cruise

Porto: River Douro 6 Bridges Cruise

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From US$ 15.24 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 83 times yesterday

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.

About this activity

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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 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.

Includes
  • 50-minute cruise along the River Douro
  • 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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Participants

Date

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 1215 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.1/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Safety
    4.2/5

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Interesting tour of the Douro, seeing the bridges and the Ribeira. Highly recommended. To put a but, the online ticket is worth nothing, you have to exchange it for a physical one and it should be reported, since we were 25 minutes in line and we could not get out on the chosen boat, having to wait another hour.

August 12, 2022

Very simple cruise, it lasts just over 45 minutes and a voice recorded in 4 languages (Portuguese, English, French and Spanish) tells a few little things about the bridges and monuments that can be seen on the side of the river. Once you have purchased the ticket, you must go to the place and convert it into a ticket to get on the boat by choosing one of the available times. The last ride leaves at 19.30, in my opinion the best time

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August 2, 2022

Great cruise which made us discover Porto on the Duro perfect to have an overview of the city and for this spotted at the beginning of the stay we highly recommend this activity which will not leave you aside because all the information said during the cruise are translated into Portuguese English French and Spanish

July 20, 2022

Product ID: 64873