Douro cruise - Regua to Barca D'Alva (Sundays) - 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 Dalva/Regua (Sundays) - Boat upstream and train downstream - BD|
|8h30||Shipping at Regua Quay||
Index of Douro cruises
|Departure to Barca D'Alva|
|Regua Dam (height 28 mts)|
|10h30||Arrival at Pinhao Quay|
|Valeira Dam (height 32.5 mts)|
|Port wine and Lunch on board|
|Pocinho Dam (height 22 mts)|
|16h15||Arrival at Barca D'Alva Quay - free time|
|17h00||Departure by boat to Pocinho|
|Snack on board|
|18h15||Transfer by bus to Pocinho Railway station|
|19h14||Return by train to Regua|
|20h39||Expected arrival at Regua|
|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;
The train timetable is always subject to confirmation by the Portuguese Railway company;
If the Portuguese Railway company is not able to provide the advertised service, the journey will be taken by bus;
Children must be accompanied by their parents;