Douro cruise - Douro Tawny (Saturdays) - Train upstream and boat downstream
The best way to enjoy the beauty of the Douro is by boat.
You will be invited to experience a trip through a truly idyllic scenery, the grape growing area for Port Wine and the riverside area of Oporto (Porto) declared by UNESCO as World Heritage sites.
Leaving Porto behind you will have the opportunity to pass under some of the famous high level bridges. The journey continues with the most impressive views, with its steeply terraced hills, mountains and white painted farm houses.
During the journey, the boat is raised by a number of locks, some being the highest in Europe. These locks and the dams through which they go have tamed the river from the dangerous rapids which sank many yachts when the river was used for wine transport.
|Porto Tawny (Saturdays) - Train upstream and boat downstream - BD|
|8h45||Meeting at S. Bento railway Station (Porto)||
Index of Douro cruises
|9h20||Departure by train to Regua|
|11h15||Arrival at Regua railway station|
|11h30||Shipping at Regua Quay|
|Port wine on board|
|Lunch on board|
|Carrapatelo Dam (height 35 mts)|
|Crestuma-Lever Dam (height 14,10 mts)|
|18h00||Arrival at Vila Nova de Gaia Quay|
|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;