Douro cruise - Douro Blended (Sundays) - Boat upstream and bus downstream
From the city of Porto, the cruise starts by passing under some of the local historical bridges.
Leaving Porto behind, the journey continues passing by the small villages and riverside homes.
One of the most interesting parts of the journey happens when the boat is raised by a series of locks in the dams.
The locks and dams tamed the Douro river where many boats were lost when the river was used to transport the wine.
When the construction of the railway was concluded the transport of the wine was done by train.
The terraced vineyards and wine producing 'quintas' are part of the Douro's beautiful scenery and are one of the trade marks of Northern Portugal.
|Porto Blended (Sundays) - Boat upstream and Bus downstream - BD|
|08h00||Departure at Vila Nova de Gaia Quay||
Index of Douro cruises
|Departure to Regua|
|Breakfast on board|
|Crestuma-Lever Dam (height 14,10 mts)|
|Port wine on board|
|Lunch on board|
|Carrapatelo Dam (height 35 mts)|
|16h30||Arrival at Regua Quay|
|Tranfers by bus to a local farm house (visit, shopping and wine tasting)|
|18h00||Departure by bus to Vila Nova de Gaia|
|19h30||Arrival at Vila Nova de Gaia|
|End of the cruise|
Douro Cruise's Season is from March to November provided there is a minimum number of participants and good river conditions;
Train timetable subject to confirmation by the Portuguese Railway company;
If the Portuguese Railway company is unable to provide the service, the journey will be made by bus;
Children must always be accompanied by their parents;