Water activity

Porto: River Douro 6 Bridges Cruise

Activity provider: LIVING TOURS
Water activity

Porto: River Douro 6 Bridges Cruise

Activity provider: LIVING TOURS

From US$ 16.14 per person

Follow in the footsteps of the wine merchants of Portugal on a classic “Six Bridges” cruise of Porto. Sail down the River Douro along the route of the “Rabello Boats” that served the area.

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  • Take a panoramic cruise down the River Douro
  • Follow the route of the old rabello boats
  • Learn more about the bridges of Ribeira and Vila Nova de Gaia
  • Enjoy fantastic views of the Foz do Douro
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Enjoy a traditional “6 Bridges Cruise” along the River Douro and follow in the footsteps of the old wine merchants that transported wine from the valley to the wine cellars. Board the boat at Ribeira Quay and sail along the sparkling Douro river. Admire the beautiful landscapes and red-roofed buildings of the towns of Ribeira and Vila Nova de Gaia from the water.

Let the old-fashioned charm of the Rabelo Boat (old wine transport ship) transport you back in time. Get to know the historic bridges that connect Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia, as your boat glides under them.

Learn more about their construction and curiosities, and upon arrival at the last bridge, see the sandy beaches of the seafront area Foz do Douro where the river pours into the ocean.

  • 50-minute cruise along the River Douro on the day you have selected
  • Guide
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

The cruise departs from the Cais da Ribeira. Look for the Douro Acima or Tomaz Do Douro (Douro Cruises) boats. Your ticket can be used for the 6 Bridges Cruise offered by either operator.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • The cruise runs daily from 10:30 AM to 6 PM from April to September and from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM from October to March
  • This cruise is not guided
  • Minimum and maximum passenger numbers apply
  • Changes to your tour are subject to availability. To change your tour, please call the local tour operator
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 1563 reviews

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Gray Line blue buses are a good way to get around Poto and Gaia and see that area at a reasonable cost. Our host at the sales desk was very informative and added an extra half day of ride time to our two day to day purchase. at the end of our two days, however, the bus driver told us we must get off at stop 3 at about 6:30 to 7 PM, and could not continue to our destination nearest stop 2 because the route was terminating for the day. That was very inconvenient since we ended up standing in the dark and cold trying to find a taxicab rather than just walking from stop 2 to our hotel.

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March 25, 2023

It was a good day with clear skies. There was recorded introduction and explanation playing on the boat in both English and Portuguese. It was easy to collect the tickets, we went there early in the morning some of the cruises were full already. One may consider collecting the ticket a day before, especially if you have a tight schedule cause you might not be able to board the cruise at your specific time if it’s full.

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March 25, 2023

Milena was a phenomenal guide. I really liked that she kept us up to date about the plans of the tour. Her stories and knowledge if the area were great. It was such a lovely day. Highly recommend this tour. Do yourself the favor and book it. Well worth it.

March 25, 2023

Product ID: 64873