Douro cruise - Porto, Regua, Porto (Sundays) - Train upstream and boat downstream
The boat leaves Porto towards Regua, passing under some of the famous local high level bridges.
The journey continues across Portugal until it reaches a serie of locks, some being the highest in Europe.
These locks and the dams have successfully tamed the river from the dangerous rapids which were responsible for many lost boats in previous centuries.
When the railway was built, all wine made its journey by train until the last decades when the transport started to be made by road tankers. The Douro river passes through some of the most iconic landscapes in Portugal, terraced hills and houses surrounded by vineyards.
|Porto, Regua, Porto (Sundays) - Train upstream and Boat downstream - BD|
|8h45||Meeting at S. Bento railway station||
Index of Douro cruises
|9h20||Departure by train to Regua|
|11h07||Arrival at Regua railway station - Free time|
|11h30||Shipping at Regua Quay|
|Port wine on board|
|Lunch on board|
|Carrapatelo Dam (height 35 mts)|
|Crestuma Lever Dam (height 14,10 mts)||18h30||Arrival at Vila Nova de Gaia Quay|
|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;