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Douro river cruise to Regua and Barca D'Alva, return from Pocinho by train

Regua is the most important town on the river Douro and capital of the port wine area. From here the river Regua to Barca D'Alva - River Douro Cruise passes through the demarcated 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.

There are slight changes in the itinerary between the cruise to Barca D'Alva and Pocinho which should be studied carefully. Both take place on Sundays and are the same price.

Index of Douro cruisesAccommodation in the Douro Valley
Amarante, Baiao, Pinhao, Porto, Regua

Regua Braca D'Alva - Douro Cruise
Price per person: € 99
up to 3 years old: free
4 to 11 years old: 50% off

Frequency: Sundays

Regua/Barca D'Alva/Regua - Boat up and train down-Subida BD
boat 08h30 Meeting and boarding at Regua Quay
Departure to Barca D'Alva
09h15 Arrival at Bagauste Dam (height 28 meters)
10h30 Arrival at Pinhao quay
12h30 Arrival at Valeira Dam (Height 20 meters)
meal 13h00 Port wine aperitif and lunch served on board
16h15 Arrival at Barca D'Alva quay. Disembarkation.
Free time
17h00 Return to the boat. Departure to Pocinho
Snack served on board
boat 18h15 Arrival at Pocinho quay. Transfer to Pocinho railway station
train 19h14 Train departure for Regua
train 20h39 Arrival at Regua railway station
End of the cruise

Douro Cruise's Season is from March to September 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;

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