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Douro cruise Porto to Regua (Week days) - 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 Regua - River Douro Cruise
Porto Regua - River Douro Cruise

Porto/Regua/Porto (Week days) - Boat up and train down - RD
boat 8h00 Shipping at Estiva Quay in Porto RESERVATION

Rates per person

Mar / Apr / May / Oct / Nov: 60 euros
Jun / Jul / Aug / Sep: 65 euros

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

Monday to Friday from March to November

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

Index of Douro cruises
8:15 Departure to Regua
Breakfast on board
10:20 Crestuma-Lever Dam (height 14 mts)
meals 12:00 Lunch on board
13:20 Carrapatelo Dam (height 35 mts)
15:30 Arrival at Regua / Free time
train 16:50 Return by train to Porto
train 18:50 Arrival at S. Bento railway station
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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