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Douro Valley Cruise from Porto to Régua with Breakfast and Lunch

Douro Valley Cruise from Porto to Régua - Living Tours

Introduction

Discover the Port wine region that has proved to be an authentic tourism attraction.  Douro Valley standouts not only for its delicious wine but also because of its most beautiful and graceful sceneries, fruits of hard work.

Explore Douro R iver in a panoramic cruise  to trigger unique sensations brought by this enchanted valley.

Note : During 2024, for reasons of safety and convenience, transport by train will be replaced by bus.

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Explore the  Douro wine region , famous for its exquisite wine but also for its magical landscapes

Explore the Douro Region in two great ways, by boat and bus

Relax in a panoramic cruise on  the Douro River that crosses all the tremendous landscapes

Enjoy one of the most popular cruises at the moment

Approximately 11 Hours SCHEDULE AND DEPARTURE PLACE

8 am, in Vila Nova de Gaia Quay or Estiva Quay (in Ribeira, Porto) – to be confirmed after booking.

HOTEL PICK UP (IF SELECTED) Pick-up service only at hotels located in Porto city centre . The booking team will mention in the reservation the exact time of the pick-up. The return to the hotel is not included. 

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Full description

Get prepared to embark on this full-day Douro River Cruise.  Start your cruise on the enchanting northern city of Porto, heading for the Douro’s heart. While taking a delicious breakfast on board , appreciate a panoramic view of this city full of movements and sounds. Along the cruise, you begin to realize that you are about to cross a completely different territory and the environment - this is the magic of the Douro Region .

Finally, you will start to get into the region of the Douro, known as the first wine region to be demarcated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO , a region where time stands still and where nature predominates in its pure state.

Cross the two dams of Douro: Crestuma-Lever and Carrapatelo , for those who have never experienced, is certainly an exciting time.  Do not skip the delicious lunch on board that this complete Douro cruise includes.

This fabulous cruise is about to end, but not your trip to the Douro Valley! Take some time to appreciate the city of  Régua , its surrounding landscapes of enormous beauty and, of course, taste its typical sweets.

A comfortable bus will be waiting for you: another journey full of stunning landscapes is coming... Prepare your cameras!

Arrival in the city of Porto .  What a great place to end this wonderful journey to the Douro Valley!

  • Douro River Panoramic Cruise
  • Transportation on bus to Porto
  • Breakfast and lunch service on board
  • Other meals and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (optional)

Cancelation rules

No cancellation fee if you cancel until 96 hours prior to the activity date.

Cancellations less than 96 hours or no show, a fee of 100% will be charge.

Additional info

  • This cruise requires a minimum of 30 participants.
  • The cruise is subject to weather and other specific conditions of navigability, and may be cancelled or changed without prior notice. 
  • If you select the hotel pick-up option, the service only covers hotels located in Porto city centre. The exact pick-up time will be confirmed after booking. The return to the hotel is on the customer's account.
  • The 1-day program always involves a boat trip and a bus trip. You will always receive the details at the time of confirmation. 
  • Departure and return times may vary as they are subject to third-party companies. The exact details will be indicated in the confirmation of the reservation (after the same is done). 
  • There may be changes in schedules without prior notice because they are dependent on third parties above our control. 
  • You must be at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the beginning of the activity to avoid delays because, for logistical reasons, it is not possible to delay the program and wait for you in case you are late.
  • You can submit a printed voucher or e-voucher.
  • This programme includes a panoramic cruise and there is also a tour escort on board if you have any questions on the day of the tour.
  • Please reconfirm your starting time and location 48 hours before the cruise. Living Tours Contact : [email protected] and +351 228 320 992.

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Besides its majestic beauty, the Douro Valley region is a dream come true for wine lovers who can wander around…

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Besides its majestic beauty, the Douro Valley region is a dream come true for wine lovers who can wander around some of its best vineyards . However, usually people who do not drink wine struggle a bit about what to do in Douro Valley besides drinking wine , which is why I am writing about the best Douro river cruises.

This article is about the short boat rides in Douro river, not about the week long ones . It is meant, therefore, for people who are planning to stay a couple of days in Douro Valley or organising a day trip from Porto. If you are looking for the short boat rides in Douro river but in Porto , read my article about the best river cruises in Porto – one of the most popular activities in the city!

Classification of Douro river cruises

There are basically two criteria to classify the best douro river cruises:

  • A) Typology: Douro river cruises can be either group activities (prices ranging from 12,50€ / person to 25€ / person) or private activities (prices ranging from 45€ / person to 60€ / person, depending on the size of your group).
  • B) Starting point: Douro river cruises can either departure from Pinhão (my favourite spot) or from Peso da Régua.

Therefore, we are going to explore four different kinds of Douro river cruises, according to this Index:

Best GROUP Douro river cruises starting in Pinhão

There are some short Douro river cruises departing from Pinhão, the main city of the sub region of Cima Corgo, in Douro Valley. This is the river cruise that I enjoy the most, for several reasons:

  • It’s a short Douro river cruise, and hence you can combine it with a wine tour & tasting at a vineyard and a lunch in Pinhão – this is exactly what we do on our iconic private wine tour and river cruise in Douro Valley . If you have rented a car , you can simply park it in Pinhão and walk to the deck.
  • Whether you opt for a 1h river cruise (Pinhão – Romaneira – Pinhão) or for a 2h one (Pinhão – Tua – Pinhão), the views from the boat are simply stunning.

rabelo boat boat ride douro valley

There are several tour operators making the best GROUP Douro river cruises. I personally recommend Magnífico Douro as the boats are in great conditions, the boat rides are cheap, and the staff is very friendly and professional.

They organise both 2h and 1h boat rides departing from Pinhão. You can simply buy the online ticket for the 2h Douro river cruise or the online ticket for the 1h Douro river cruise , depending on your time availability.

Price of the best GROUP Douro river cruises

Currently, a 1h Douro river cruise costs 12,50€, and the 2h Douro river cruise costs 25€.

Children up to 5 years old don’t pay anything.

Children from 6 to 11 years old have a 50% discount on the price of the tickets, as you can see when you buy the tickets online:

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Schedule of the best Douro river cruises

The 1h Douro river cruise departures every hour, from 10h to 18h. During winter, there are no boats at 17h nor 18h.

The 2h Douro river cruise departures only at 10h45 and then at 15h, so make sure to grab your seat !

What is the size of the boats?

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Magnífico Douro uses 7 traditional rabelo boats of different sizes, and for the regular departures it usually uses one of 4 boats. Depending on the number of tickets that they have sold for each schedule, they will use one of the following boats:

Dona Antónia – it is an electrical boat (the only one of its kind in the country!), with capacity for 34 passengers. It is 17,5 meters long.

Torga – with 17,5 meters long, it has capacity for 45 passengers. Touriga – with 17,5 meters long, it has capacity for 32 passengers. It is very similar to Torga. Socalcos – their largest boat, it is almost 24 meters long and it has capacity for 100 passengers.

Are there bathrooms (WC) on board?

What if it rains.

If it rains you cry and ask for your money back, because everyone promised you a sunny Portugal 😛 Jokes aside: I get this question MANY TIMES so I guess it a major concern of a lot of people.

But there is no reason to worry, not really. First of all, the boats are super safe. Second of all, all the boats have a covered area with sofas, proper windows and a ceiling, creating a small room from which you can still enjoy your river cruise without getting wet.

What are you talking about Sara, I don’t see a covered area on some of the pictures! That is because both the windows and the ceiling are removable and removed on sunny days. True story. In engineers we trust.

Do they sell drinks and food on board?

One thing that distinguishes Magnífico Douro from its competitors is that you can actually buy some drinks on board – mostly water and beer. However, no one sells food (so if you really need to eat, I suggest you bring some easy-to-eat snacks like dried fruits).

Are there audio guides available?

Another thing I love about Magnífico Douro is that, unlike its competitors, you don’t hear a shrill voice speaking through a megaphone for the entire boat.

Instead, you simply download their audioguide app (available on Play Store and Apple Store) on your smartphone – don’t forget to take your earplugs. The app is available in four different languages: English, French, Portuguese and Spanish.

When you buy the online ticket to the best Douro river cruises, just select the language you want:

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Best PRIVATE Douro river cruises starting in Pinhão

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For those of you that dream about making a private river cruise but without breaking the piggy bank or having to eat pasta with tuna for the rest of the month, I have great news: there is a company in Douro Valley that makes affordable private river cruises !

Price of the best PRIVATE Douro river cruises

Currently, the price of the private 1h douro river cruise vary depending on the number of people that book this activity:

  • If you are a group of two people, then the boat costs 120€ in total (so, 60€ / person).
  • For a group of 3 to 5 people, each person pays 50€ / person.
  • For groups from 6 to 14 people, each person pays 45€ / person.
  • If you are traveling alone and book the boat just for yourself, the price is 100€.

Children up to 4 years old don’t pay anything.

Children from 5 to 9 years old pay 25€.

The affordable private Douro river cruise departures every hour from 9h to 19h.

There is only ONE boat doing this service, so hurry up and book your private douro river cruise !

The boat used for this private Douro river cruise is 172 meters long and it has capacity for 14 passengers.

Fun fact: the boat is called Unbelievable and it has two double cabins, a kitchen with dining room and a large room, with a control point and a set of windows that allow for a 360º visibility.

The exterior includes a large space at the bow and a raised and protected area at the stern, which accommodates a second command post.

Therefore, if it rains you have lots of space to take shelter onboard, do not worry!

I am afraid not, but you will be welcome onboard with a glass of Port wine.

I am afraid not, but the captain (A lady called Barbara) can answer any question you might have about the region.

GROUP Douro river cruises starting in Peso da Régua

There are shorter Douro river cruises that start in Régua, the main city in the Douro Valley, at the heart of the Baixo Corgo Sub Region. I don’t find these boat rides as beautiful as the ones departing from Pinhão (simply because the landscape from Régua to Pinhão is not as beautiful as the one from Pinhão upwards), but it might be more convenient to get these because Régua is more central than Pinhão.

short douro river cruise departing from regua

Useful information

Honestly we never include Douro river cruises departing from Régua on our private tours in Douro Valley so I cannot be of much help in this particular case. However, I do know that the river cruise companies are located in Cais da Régua, in front of Museu do Douro (a famous wine museum).

GROUP River cruises that connect Porto to Régua / Pinhão

This one day Douro river cruises consist of a combination of a train ride from Porto to Régua, Pinhão, Pocinho or Barca d’Alva, followed by a boat ride down the river, or the other way around (going up the river by boat and then getting back to Porto by train). Usually there are welcoming drinks and lunch being served on board of the one day Douro river cruises, and there are also some programs that include a visit to a vineyard. Therefore you need to spend some time to find the right tour operator & program that meets your expectations.

large boat one day douro river cruise from porto to regua

This is the Douro river cruise that I like the least, for several reasons:

  • It is a very lengthy day, starting at around 7h and ending somewhere around 23h. If you are traveling with kids or with elder people they might get tired half way through.
  • Because you will be taking a combination of both train and boat ride you will loose the flexibility to visit the vineyards you are truly interested in. This happens because only a handful producers have their vineyards close to the train stations in Douro Valley (Régua, Pinhão and Pocinho).

Nonetheless, the one day Douro river cruises are still a popular choice for those who are not so much into wine tastings and would rather (and quite understandingly) spend the day just enjoying the views.

Tour operators

You can get your online ticket to the one day Douro river cruise Porto – Régua (the main city in the Baixo Corgo sub region) or get your online ticket to the one day Douro river cruise Porto – Pinhão (the main city in the Cima Corgo sub region).

The prices range from 67€ to 88€ depending on the tour operator, the length of the river cruise and other factors. The one day Douro river cruises that I just suggested cost 67€ (Porto – Régua – Porto) and 88€ (Porto – Pinhão – Porto), respectively. These prices may vary according to the season of the year.

Around 16h, but check the schedule of each tour operator of Douro river cruises.

Are there three days Douro river cruises?

I’ve been getting this question lately so I decided to update this article to include that information. First of all, it is important to distinguish between a three days Douro river cruise and a three day tour in Douro with a river cruise. Presumably, if you choose the first option you will be on a Douro river cruise for three days, whereas on the second option, you will be in Douro Valley for three days during which you will take a short Douro river cruise, for sure like the ones I mentioned above. These are two different value propositions. All private tours companies in Douro Valley, including myself, can arrange a short Douro river cruise as part of a day (or multi days) tour in Douro Valley. However, I don’t personally know any company arranging three days Douro river cruise. I found one when researching online (the things I do for you!), but honestly I never worked with them, never heard of them, so I cannot vouch for them. I hope I was able to cast some light!

How to get to Douro Valley

There are train connections from Porto to the major cities in Douro Valley: Peso da Régua and Pinhão. This is the best option if you just want to do a Douro river cruise and then come back by train. You can check the schedules on CP website . However, if you are want to combine a Douro river cruise with a visit to one of the vineyards in Douro Valley you definitely need a car. You can also hire a private guide like myself or, worst case scenario, use taxis from one place to another – but you will end up loosing a lot of time in the process if you choose this last option! Therefore, I recommend you to use AutoEurope to find the cheapest car rental deals.

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From Portugal to Spain: Porto, The Douro Valley and Salamanca

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Douro River Cruises

If wine tastings, gorgeous landscapes and one of Europe's coolest cities sound good to you, a Douro River cruise should be on your radar. This cruise often begins and ends in Porto, Portugal , which is known for its Port wine, scenic cobblestone streets and the photo-worthy Dom Luís I Bridge which spans the Douro.

While the navigable part of the Douro isn't long, there are plenty of cool stops. Along the way you'll have the chance to explore an array of historic cities and towns including Lisbon , Régua, Pinhão and Salamanca in Spain. That includes a tour of Coimbra University in Porto, lunch at Quinta da Avessada (one of the last traditional bakeries in the Douro Valley) and wine tasting in Lamego, which is located in the heart of Portugal's wine region.

Cruise lines that sail the Douro River include Viking , AmaWaterways , CroisiEurope , Scenic , Emerald and Uniworld . Prices per person vary depending on each line's inclusions and the month you plan to travel. The Douro has a long cruise season, typically beginning in late March and running into November. For the most pleasant weather conditions, the best times to go on a Douro River cruise are in springtime, May and June, and during the fall months of September and October.

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Douro River cruises typically have seven- or 10-night itineraries that depart from Porto, Portugal .

Douro River cruises typically begin and end in Porto, Portugal's second-largest city.

The best times to visit the Douro are in springtime, May and June when the weather is pleasant, and then again during harvest season -- in the fall months of September and October. For more planning tips, check out our Douro River cruise guide .

The areas along the Douro River are filled with scenic landscapes, vineyards, cities and architecture. From the Dom Luís I Bridge in Porto and the Castelo de São Jorge in Lisbon to the bustling wineries in the Douro Valley, there's no shortage of sights to take in on a Douro River cruise.

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2 Day Cruises

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The 2-day cruises on the Douro allow you to navigate the river from its mouth in Porto to Barca d’Alva, covering the entire course of the river in Portugal. More often at weekends, but also with weekly options, various programs are available, several of which include accommodation in Douro estates.

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Mini Cruises

Private Cruises

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Cruises and Programs of 2 days or more

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Douro Total – Porto / Régua / Barca d’Alva / Porto (2 days)

Visit to Wine Estate and wine tasting

299€ / person

Douro & Winery – Porto / Régua / Porto (2 days)

Accommodation in Wine Estate

from 340€ / person

Douro Getaway – Porto / Régua / Porto (2 days)

Cruise, Accommodation, Train

from 165€ / person

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Douro Getaway and Historic Train (2 days)

Cruise, Train and Accommodation

245€ / person

Vintage Douro – Porto / Pinhão / Porto (2 days)

Cruise and 5-star Hotel

380€ / person

Living the Douro – Porto / Régua / Pinhão / Porto (2 days)

390€ / person

Wonderful Douro – Porto / Régua / Pinhão / Porto (3 days)

Accommodation at Wine Estate, Cruise and Tour

from 650€ / person

Douro Historical Journey – Porto / Régua / Tua / Porto (3 days)

435€ / person

Enchanted Douro – Porto / Régua / Lamego / Pinhão / Porto (3 days)

Cruise, Visit to Lamego, Accommodation in 4-star Hotel

449€ / person

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Secrets of Douro and Tâmega – Porto / Régua / Pinhão / Amarante / Porto (3 days)

Cruise, Visit to Amarante, Accommodation in 4-star Hotel

499€ / person

Douro Light – Porto / Régua / Porto (2 days)

2* Hotel accommodation

from 114€ / person

Douro Intense – Porto / Régua / Barca d’Alva / Porto (2 days)

4* Hotel accommodation

from 315€ / person

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Heart of Douro – Porto / Pinhão / Porto (2 days)

from 343€ / person

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Douro Scenery – Porto / Régua / Pinhão / Porto (2 days)

Accommodation at Régua

from 156€ / person

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Heading for Douro – Porto / Régua / Porto (2 days)

Downstream by boat

from 205€ / person

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Vineyards and River – Régua / Barca d’Alva / Régua (2 days)

Accommodation at Casa do Rio, Foz Côa

from 399€ / person

Rural Douro – Porto / Régua / Porto (2 days)

Accommodation in Rural Tourism

from 339€ / person

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Douro Wine Lover – Porto / Pinhão / Porto (2 days)

Accommodation at Wine Estate and Picnic

from 415€ / person

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Douro Glamour (2 days)

Accommodation at Wine Estate and Classic Car Tour

from 675€ / person

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The Best Cruises in the Douro River

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Porto - Régua - Porto (Downstream) Cruise

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Porto - Pinhão - Porto Cruise (with Visit)

Porto - Pocinho - Porto Cruise

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Douro Bridges Cruise

Board on the famous Bridges Cruise: It’s a 50-minute tour between Porto and Gaia!

Douro Bridges Cruise with Fado

A Bridges Cruise with a guided visit to the wine cellars, wine tasting and a Fado show!

Douro Essence

1 Day Programme with 1 hour cruise in Rabelo boat, Visit with Wine Tasting, Traditional Douro Lunch and much more!

Porto - Régua - Porto (Downstream) Cruise

Find out the beautiful Douro landscapes by going on a boat tour between Porto and Régua!

Porto - Régua - Porto (Upstream) Cruise

Board on the most popular Douro Cruise between Porto and Régua and return by bus!

Porto - Régua - Porto Cruise (with Visit)

On weekend enjoy the best cruise: a tour from Porto to Régua, a visit to a winery and wine tasting!

Porto - Pinhão - Porto Cruise (with Visit)

Come and get on board of a splendid cruise: a tour from Oporto to Pinhão with a visit to a regional “Quinta”!

Porto - Pocinho - Porto Cruise

Come and discover the best of Douro by having an unforgettable journey to Pocinho!

Porto - Barca d'Alva - Porto Cruise

Come and meet all the Douro Portuguese region: an exceptional journey from Porto to the border!

Régua - Pinhão (Upstream) Cruise

Enjoy your afternoon on an amazing boat tour between Régua and Pinhão!

Régua - Porto - Régua Cruise

Delight yourself on a charming cruise from Régua to Porto!

Régua - Pinhão - Régua Cruise (with Lunch)

This is a great opportunity on Douro river: A Cruise from Régua to Pinhão with a special lunch on board!

Régua - Pocinho - Régua Cruise

Go on a fantastic journey on Douro: a lovely tour by boat between Régua and Pocinho!

Régua - São João da Pesqueira - Régua Cruise

A wonderful cruise between Régua and São João da Pesqueira, three Visits and a regional lunch!

Régua - Barca d'Alva - Régua Cruise

Go on board of an astonishing cruise between Régua and Barca d’ Alva and discover the best of Douro!

Medieval Douro Cruise

Surrender to the splendour of history in the crystal-clear waters of the Douro and its branch rivers.

From the Heart of Douro to Favaios

Enjoy a cruise between Régua and Pinhão and a delicious tasting of Favaios Moscatel.

Pinhão - Romaneira - Pinhão Cruise

Delight yourself with a splendid 1-hour cruise on a Rabelo boat, departure and arrival in Pinhão!

Pinhão - Tua - Pinhão Cruise

Board on a fantastic 2-hour cruise, from Pinhão to Tua, a tour really appreciated by boat!

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Experience the Iberian Peninsula on board a Douro river cruise. Observe the dramatic landscapes, losing yourself in the vibrant green hills of the Douro Valley, or spend your days relaxing in the Portuguese sunshine.

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Enlightening experiences await on your Douro river cruise. Journey from Porto, where the origins of Portugal took shape, and along the river to the Douro Valley to discover famed vineyards, towering cliff faces, and stunning wildlife.

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    67€ Duration 1 Day Frequency Daily Régua - Porto - Régua Cruise (downstream) Boat trip to Porto and return by bus to Régua Come on board on a fabulous Douro Cruise from Régua to the charming city of Porto, crossing one of the most beautiful and elegant sections of the Douro River.

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