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River cruises on the Douro river in Portugal - Douro Cruises 2014

Take a Douro cruise from Oporto (Porto), Regua, Pinhao and Barca d'Alva past the Port Wine quintas for the highlight of your time in Portugal.
The Douro river rises in Spain where it is known as the Duero. As it becomes wider, it forms the border with Spain before turning west across the width of Portugal. It is navigable from the Spanish border for the complete crossing of Portugal until it reaches the sea at Porto (Oporto) on the west coast.
During its journey, the river passes the Port Wine quintas in a region of steeply terraced hills and mountains. In recent years, the river has been tamed by a series of dams and locks and no longer has the dangers of the rapids faced by men of former years.

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Cruises Duration
Porto City Break - Douro Cruise 50. Min.
Regua, Pinhao - Boat upstream 1 Day
Porto, Regua, Porto - Boat upstream and bus downstream 1 Day
Porto, Regua, Porto - Train upstream and boat downstream 1 Day
Porto, Pinhao, Porto - Boat upstream and train downstream 1 Day
Regua, Pinhao, Regua - Boat upstream and downstream 1 Day
Regua, Pinhao, Regua - Boat upstream and train downstream 1 Day
Porto, Regua, Porto - Train upstream and boat downstream Option 1 Option 2 1 Day
Porto, Regua, Porto - Boat upstream and train downstream Option 1 Option 2 1 Day
Porto, Regua, Porto - Boat upstream and train downstream Option 1 Option 2 1 Day
Porto, Regua, Porto - Train upstream and boat downstream Option 1 Option 2 1 Day
Regua, Barca D'Alva, Regua - Boat upstream and train downstream 1 Day
Regua, Barca D'Alva, Regua - Boat upstream and train downstream 1 Day
Porto, Barca D'Alva, Porto - Boat upstream and train downstream 2 Days
Summer Douro Cruise - Boat upstream and downstream 3 Days
Summer Douro Cruise - Boat upstream and downstream 5 Days
MS Douro Queen Cruise - Boat upstream and downstream 8 Days
MS Douro Cruiser - Boat upstream and downstream 8 Days
MS Alto Douro Cruise - Boat upstream and downstream 8 Days
Spirit of Chartwell - Boat upstream and downstream 8 Days

Guests' Comments
Comment posted by Johanna Jokinen
2014-09-05 09:35:20
We found the cruise via Manorhouses. The booking process was easy and we received all replies promptly. The cruise itself was great, up the river to Regua in the mornind and the train back in the evening. The food, wine and service on board were excellent and well worth the price. The only criticism we have is about the tour of the winery in Regua. We saw nothing but a long hall into the wine tasting room, and the English guided tour lasted for 1 minute. The wine tasting consisted of only one (mediocre) wine. The wine cellars in Porto offer great English tours and tastings, so this was a real disappointment. Other than that, we are very satisfied with the cruise and have recommended it to our friends.
Comment posted by Hubert Willemse
2014-09-02 18:45:37
We found Douro Cruises on the www, via Manorhouses. Their website is easy and helpful. We asked to go to Regua by boat and to return by train, two days later. We received a very prompt answer that this was no problem. The same happened when we, later, wanted to change the times by one day. The booking process was easy and efficient, and so was the rest. Especially the boat trip is highly recommendable. The organisation is very good, the crew is friendly and helpful, the boat is efficient and well equipped and the Douro itself is of course without its equal. In short: great !
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