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Douro cruise - Porto - Regua - Barca D'Alva - Pocinho - Porto


Leaving Porto, the cruise starts at the Estiva quay passing under some of the famous high level bridges.
The urbanisation of Porto is quickly left behind and the steep banks have villages and riverside homes.
As the journey continues, the boat is raised by a series of locks, some being the highest in Europe.
The river passes through the demarcated port wine region of steeply terraced hills and mountains and white painted quintas to Regua the important Port Wine town.
On the following day the journey continues to Barca D'Alva and Pocinho.
The return trip to Porto is made by train from Pocinho.
Porto, Barca D'Alva, Porto - River Douro Cruise
Porto, Barca D'Alva, Porto - River Douro Cruise

Escapadinha-Semanal
boat 1st day
07h45

Check in and boarding at the Estiva Quay in Porto
Breakfast served on Board
Arrival at Crestuma-Lever Dam (14 mts)
RESERVATION

Rates per person
Double room: 199.50 euros
Single supplement: 15 euros
(*) Upgrade to a 4 star Hotel: 26,50 euros/person
Children from 4 to 11 years old: 50% discount

Price includes: Cruises, accommodation, train ticket

Price does not include: Transfers, dinner, guide, personal extras, services not mentioned

Frequency
April to October



Accommodation in the area
Pousada do Porto Pousada in Porto
Location: Freixo
Hotel Infante Sagres Hotel Infante de Sagres
Location: Porto
Hotel Pestana Porto Pestana Porto Hotel
Location: Porto


Index of Douro cruises

12h30

Arrival at Carrapatelo Dam (35 mts)
Lunch served on board

14h45

Arrival at Regua Quay
Transfer and check-in at Hotel Imperio (2 star) (*)
Free time to visit Regua
Dinner not included
2nd day
7h45

Boarding and departure to Barca D'Alva
Breakfast served on board

8h25

Arrival at Bagauste Dam (27 mts)
11h30
Arrival at Valeira Dam (32 mts)
Port wine served on board

12h00

Lunch served on board
Arrival at Pocinho Dam (20 mts)

16h00

Snack served on board
Arrival at Barca D'Alva Quay

16h30

Transfer to Pocinho railway station

19h07

Departure to Porto by train along the Douro line
train
23h20

Arrival at S. Bento railway station - Porto

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;


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