Day trip

From Porto: Régua and Douro Valley Scenic Cruise

Activity provider: LIVING TOURS

From Porto: Régua and Douro Valley Scenic Cruise

Activity provider: LIVING TOURS

From US$ 68.62 per person

Experience the scenic landscapes of the Douro Valley on a full-day cruise down the Douro River. Transfer to the “wine capital” of Régua and marvel at the vineyards that produce wines from one of Europe’s first demarcated wine lands.

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Duration 10 hours
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English, Portuguese, French, Spanish


  • Experience the scenic landscapes of the Douro Valley
  • Cruise down the Douro River to Porto
  • Enjoy panoramic views from a succession of tall dams
  • Marvel at the terraced vineyards of one of Europe's oldest wine regions
  • Discover the Norte Region of Portugal's capital of wine
Full description

Escape the hustle and bustle of Porto for the day, and enjoy the peace and quiet of the Douro Valley and historic vineyards of the Norte Region of Portugal. Depart Porto at 8:30 AM and travel towards Régua. Upon arrival at Régua, explore one of the oldest demarcated wine regions in the world. Return to Porto along the Douro River, starting from Régua Quay at 11:30 AM. Glide gently past the terraced vineyards of the Douro Valley, and experience the purity of nature. Lunch will be served onboard the boat at approximately 12:00 PM. Sail to the Carrapatelo Dam, and continue to the Crestuma-Lever. After crossing the 2 dams, enjoy the serenity of the Douro River as you continue to Porto for an estimated arrival at 6:00 PM.

  • Hotel pickup via shared shuttle service (if selected)
  • Transportation by bus
  • Guide
  • River Douro cruise
  • Lunch
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Tips

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Meeting point

Meet your driver at the Sao Bento Railway Station. The exact meeting point location will be confirmed after booking.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please note that the cruise is subject to availability, weather, and sailing conditions
  •  The times are indicative, and may change on the day of the cruise depending on any change in dam timetables, over which the local operator has no control
  • The program can change without any prior notice
  • The transportation from Porto to Régua will be made on a private bus.
  • Please note that you need to print your GetYourGuide voucher for this activity.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 291 reviews

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Boat tour is on the RETURN TRIP. The TRAIN (not bus) trip was fine and scenic but fairly long. Meeting time changed three times so pay attention to details. Tour ends in a DIFFERENT PLACE so be sure to know how to get back to your accommodations from a different spot. Several of us travelers were expecting more of a quiet informational/nature cruise but this truly ended up being a party boat with loud music, dancing and singing. I enjoyed it well enough but it was definitely NOT what I thought I was signing up for. I wanted more quiet, more information about the wine growing (and less about casinos and hotels).

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November 1, 2022

If you are looking for a chill experience and to see the landscape of one section of the Douro, this may be for you. Not a lot of interpretation. Lunch was delicious and plentiful. The wine was plentiful. It was a good value. The train ride to the boat was relaxing. Tips. Dress in layers as it can be cool early in the day. When the sun shines you may want to reduce your layers. Wear sun protection. Don’t miss the call for lunch. Enjoy! My only suggestion is to not isolate your single travellers…. And please do not put them in less desirable spots for lunch. Let them have a window… we pay the same as everyone else.

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October 22, 2022

We enjoyed the activity, however, a couple disappointments. We were told to be at the train station for 7:45am for the private bus leaving at 8am. We waited around until 9:20am with no seating. The guide didn’t seem to care. We did not take a private bus as mentioned. We took a small, slow and crowded public train. Also, it is not a guided tour. The guide gave very little information on the tour. We were left with a lot of questions. Once we got on the boat, it was lovely and the lunch was great. The staff on the boat were wonderful. A 6 hour cruise down the Douro was exciting but more information during the excursion would have been nice. To improve this activity, please provide more of a ‘guided’ tour as well as manage your meeting time a little better.

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October 21, 2022

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