Water activity

Pinhão: 2-Hour Rabelo Boat Tour with Audio Guide

Activity provider: Magnifico Douro

Pinhão: 2-Hour Rabelo Boat Tour with Audio Guide

Activity provider: Magnifico Douro

From US$ 19.58 per person

Enjoy a 2-hour traditional Rabelo boat tour on a very quiet breathtaking stretch of the Douro river. Cruise between wonderful vineyards and terraces, reaching the Tua area before you return.

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Duration 2 hours
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English
Audio guide included
English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish

Experience

Highlights
  • Sail on small traditional boats
  • Enjoy the stillness of the valley
  • Listen to the audioguide app in five different language
Full description
Navigate a unique river, in the heart of the oldest demarcated wine region of the world which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You'll start this adventure from Pinhao, pass under the Eiffel iron bridge going upstream to the Tua area where you will turn around to make the return journey. Along the way, see hills of terraced vineyards with no national roads or traffic in sight. Although you will do the same stretch up and down, it will appear different, as it is seen from two different points of view, and also because there is so much to see in this stunning region of the world. The traditional Rabelo boats have open and closed areas, so navigation can be comfortably be made in all kinds of weather, all year long.
Includes
  • Boat tour
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You must bring your own headphones
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    Pinhao - Magnifico Douro Pier, near the iron bridge, in front of the Vintage House Hotel garden gate. Enter by the bridge.

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • A minimum of two passengers is required for the tour to operate
    •  Free audio information is provided about what is seen on the tour, to be listened to on your own mobile phone; available for Android and IOS. Install the Magnifico Douro application for free, open it and choose the language from Portuguese, French, English, Spanish, and German, then select the 2-hour tour and download the content. It will be automatically activated and will play each comment in its location.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.2 /5

    based on 561 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      3.8/5
    • Transportation
      4.6/5
    • Value for money
      4.2/5
    • Safety
      4.4/5

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    Amazing trip to Pinhao along the river by car, then taking the two hour rabelo boat tour the following morning to see the quintadas and the acres of vineyards from another perspective. The boat was clean and on time, the gentleman who helped settle us in, helped us get the app downloaded and ready to listen the audio guided tour and sold us the lovely glass of tawny Porto was lovely and really helpful, we did not catch his name but wanted to give him a mention as he was so courteous and helpful.Highly recommend this tour

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    September 19, 2022

    The boat tour was very relaxing and without annoying noise from any guides. If you wanted, you could download an app with GPS-precise explanations of the sights. Beautiful river landscape with many nice quintas to Tua. It's a pity that you couldn't listen to the explanations of the tour again on the app afterwards...

    September 3, 2022

    The landscape is incredible! Before, for the same price, they offered a glass of port wine to taste during the trip. Currently, they withdraw this offer, which I think would be an asset to keep, since it is a visit to the demarcated region, which produces this wine. I also think that the audio guide should have another option than just downloading the app, as not everyone has a mobile phone with the possibility to do so. I think they should go back to the audioguide by phones or have a guide in person. The landscape of the magnificent douro never disappoints us!

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    August 28, 2022

    Product ID: 162399