Water activity

Porto: River Douro 6 Bridges Cruise

Activity provider:LIVING TOURS
Water activity

Porto: River Douro 6 Bridges Cruise

Activity provider:LIVING TOURS

From US$ 16.10 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
  • Choose between a departure from Gaia or Porto
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. Get on board the boat 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. Get to know 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.

  • Panoramic 50-minute cruise along the River Douro
  • Guide or audio guide
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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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 runs, every hour, daily from 11:00 AM to 6 PM from April to September and from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM from October to March
  • This cruise is not guided
  • Minimum and maximum passenger numbers apply
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 1729 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
  • Organization

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It was a very relaxing ride. If you’re looking for a break from the crowds, this was perfect as we did it in the morning. And I do appreciate the recorded guide over the speaker, but the timing was slightly off but not really a problem. Overall, it was a nice “different” option to do in Porto, but nothing that is a must.

April 8, 2023

It was a relaxing cruise with nice photo opportunities. But it wasn't anything super exciting. There was a prerecorded tape that played information in several languages. We were lucky that there weren't too many people on our cruise, so we were able to get a spot on the top deck.

April 5, 2023

Gray Line blue buses are a good way to get around Poto and Gaia and see that area at a reasonable cost. Our host at the sales desk was very informative and added an extra half day of ride time to our two day to day purchase. at the end of our two days, however, the bus driver told us we must get off at stop 3 at about 6:30 to 7 PM, and could not continue to our destination nearest stop 2 because the route was terminating for the day. That was very inconvenient since we ended up standing in the dark and cold trying to find a taxicab rather than just walking from stop 2 to our hotel.

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December 3, 2022

Product ID: 64873