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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 (Monday to Friday) - Boat upstream and train downstream - BD
boat 08h00 Shipping at Vila Nova de Gaia Quay RESERVATION

Rates per person

Mar / Apr / May / Jun / Oct: 62.50 euros
Jul / Aug / Sep: 67.50 euros
Public holidays: 72.50 euros

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

On public holidays the return to Porto will be made by tourist bus

Frequency
Monday to Friday from March to October



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

Index of Douro cruises
Departure to Regua
Breakfast on board
Crestuma-Lever Dam (height 14 mts)
meal Lunch on board
Carrapatelo Dam (height 35 mts)
14h45 Arrival at Regua - free time
train 16h30 Meeting at Regua Railway station
16h50 Return by train to Porto
train 18h50 Arrival at Porto
End of the cruise







Douro Cruise's Season is from March to October if there is a minimum number of participants and suitable river conditions;
Train timetable subject to confirmation by the Portuguese Railway company (CP);
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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