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Douro cruise - Porto - Barca D'Alva - Porto

Leaving Porto, the boat passes 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.
Douro river Cruise - Porto Regua As the journey across Portugal takes place, the boat is raised by a series of locks,some being the highest in Europe.
Later the railway line runs alongsde the river for its journey upstream.
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.
Porto, Barca D'Alva, Porto - River Douro Cruise
Porto, Barca D'Alva, Porto - River Douro Cruise

Porto - Barca D'Alva - Porto - BD
boat 1st day

Check in and boarding in Vila Nova de Gaia Quay
Departure to Regua
Breakfast served on Board
Arrival at Crestuma-Lever Dam (14 mts)
Arrival at Carrapatelo Dam (35 mts)
Port wine aperitif - Lunch served on board

Rates per person
Double room: 250 euros
Single supplement: 25 euros
Children up to 3 years old: Free
Children between 4 and 11 years old: 50% off

Saturdays from May to September

(*) Subject to confirmation

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


Arrival at Regua Quay
Transfer by bus to a local Port wine estate
Transfer by bus to Miracorgo Hotel in vila Real (check in)


Dinner and overnight at the Hotel
Free night
2nd day

Breakfast at the Hotel


Transfer to the Regua Quay
Boarding and departure to Barca D'Alva
Regua Dam (28 mts)


Arrival at Pinhao Quay
Valeira Dam (32.5 mts)
Port wine aperitif - Lunch served on board
Pocinho Dam (22 mts)


Arrival at Barca D'Alva Quay
Free time
Departure to Pocinho
Snack served on board


Arrival at Pocinho Quay
Transfer to Pocinho railway station


Train to Porto (*)

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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