Douro cruise Regua to Barca D'Alva - Boat upstream and train downstream
Regua is the most important town on the river Douro and capital of the port wine area.
From here the river port wine region of steeply terraced hills dotted with the white painted Port wine quintas.
The boat passes Pinhao to which the Port Wine trade is slowly moving. Soon after Pinhao the schist soil ends marking the end of the demarcated Port Wine region and the scenery turns wilder.
The boat reaches the border village of Barca d'Alva where an hour is spent ashore before the brief journey downriver to Pocinho where there is a transfer to the train for the return journey.
|Regua/Barca D'alva/Regua - Boat up and train down - RD|
|7h45||Shipping at Regua Quay||
Rates per person
Index of Douro cruises
|8h00||Departure to Barca D'Alva|
|Breakfast on board|
|8h25||Bagauste Dam (height 27 mts)|
|11h30||Valeira Dam (height 32 mts)|
|Port wine served on board|
|12h00||Lunch on board|
|14h00||Pocinho Dam (height 20 mts)|
|16h00||Arrival at Barca D'Alva|
|18h00||Transfer to Pocinho Railway station|
|19h07||Departure by train to Regua|
|20h30||Arrival at Regua railway station|
|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;