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Douro cruise Porto to Pinhao - Boat upstream and train downstream

Leaving Porto, the boat passes under some of the famous high level bridges.
The urbanization of Porto is quickly left behind and the steep banks have villages and riverside homes.
As the journey across Portugal takes place, the boat is raised by a series 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.
Later the railway line runs along the river for its journey upstream.
The arrival of the railway resulted in all the wine being carried by train and the carriage downriver by ship stopped. In recent years, the wine has been moved downstream by road tankers.
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 Pinhao - River Douro Cruise
Porto Pinhao - River Douro Cruise

Porto/Pinhao/Porto - Boat up and train down - RD
boat 08h00 Shipping at the Estiva quay in Porto RESERVATION

Rates per person

Apr / May / Oct: 73 euros
Jun / Jul / Aug / Sep: 78 euros


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

Index of Douro cruises
08h15 Departure to Pinhao
Breakfast on board
10h20 Crestuma-Lever Dam (height 14 mts)
12h00 Carrapatelo Dam (height 35 mts)
meal 13h20 Lunch on board
15h30 Arrival at Regua
16h30 Departure to Pinhao
Bagauste Dam (height 27 mts)
17h45 Arrival at Pinhao / short walk to the railway station
train 18h20 Departure by train to Porto
train 20h35 Arrival at S. Bento railway station
End of the cruise

Douro Cruise's Season is from March to October 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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