Manor Houses of Portugal - accommodation, hotels, manor houses, cottages Accommodation, hotels, manor houses, villas, cottages

Douro cruise Porto to Regua (week days)- Train upstream and Boat downstream


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.
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 alongsde the river for its jouney upstream. The arrival of the railway resulted in all the wine being carrried 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 Regua - River Douro Cruise
Porto Regua - River Douro Cruise

Porto/Regua/Porto (week days) - Train up and boat down - RD
train 08:30 Meeting at S. Bento railway station in Porto RESERVATION

Rates per person

Mar / Apr / May / Oct / Nov: 55 euros
Jun / Jul / Aug / Sep: 60 euros

Children up to 3 years old: Free
Children between 4 and 11 years old: 50% off

Frequency
Monday to Friday from March to November



Accommodation in the area
Pousada of 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
09h15 Departure by train to Regua
11h08 Arrival at Regua
boat 11h30 Shipping at Regua Quay
Departure to Porto
meal 12h00 Lunch on board
13h45 Carrapatelo Dam (height 35 mts)
16h30 Crestuma-Lever Dam (height 14 mts)
boat 18h00 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;


© Manor Houses 1995 - 2016 All rights reserved