Douro cruise Porto to Regua (Saturday) - Boat upstream and train downstream
With a total length of 897 kms, the Douro is the third longest river in the Iberian Peninsula. Presently, only sections of the Portuguese extension are navigable due to the construction of dams and locks which contributed to the taming of the river.
In 2001, the Upper Douro wine producing region was given UNESCO World Heritage status due to its tradition of viticulture which transformed the landscape completely reflecting this economical and social activity.
A Douro river cruise offers the opportunity to travel along the terraced hills of wine producing farms often dominated by a manor house.
Several options are available, departing from Porto sailing up river or departing from Regua or Pinhao towards the mouth of the river. It is also possible to combine the upstream or downstream river cruise with a train journey.
|Porto/Regua/Porto (Saturday) - Boat up and train down RD|
|9h45||Shipping at Freixo Quay||
Index of Douro cruises
|10h00||Departure to Regua|
|Breakfast on board|
|10h20||Crestuma-Lever Dam (height 14 mts)|
|Port wine on board|
|12h00||Lunch on board|
|13h20||Carrapatelo Dam (height 35 mts)|
|16h45||Arrival at Regua|
|Transfer to a traditional farm|
|18h30||Transfer to Regua Railway station|
|18h50||Return by train to Porto|
|20h35||Arrival at Campanha 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;