Régua & Douro Valley: Scenic Rail and Cruise from Porto

Régua & Douro Valley: Scenic Rail and Cruise from Porto

From $87.58 per person

Experience the scenic landscapes of the Douro Valley on a full-day cruise down the Douro River. Transfer to the “wine capital” of Régua by train, and then marvel at the vineyards that produce wines from one of Europe’s first demarcated wine lands.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 1 day
Starting time 8:00 AM
Instant confirmation
Host or greeter
English, Portuguese, French, Spanish
Pickup optional
Hotels in Porto or Vila Nova de Gaia city center or the quay.

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the scenic landscapes of the Douro Valley
  • Cruise down the Douro River to Porto
  • Enjoy panoramic views from a succession of tall dams
  • Marvel at the terraced vineyards of one of Europe's oldest wine regions
  • Discover the Norte Region of Portugal's capital of wine
  • See the traditional tiles of Porto's S. Bento Railway Station
Full description
Escape the hustle and bustle of Porto for the day, and enjoy the peace and quiet of the Douro Valley and historic vineyards of the Norte Region of Portugal. Depart Porto at 08:30, traveling by train to Régua from S. Bento Railway Station. Admire the traditional tiles of the station’s interior before the train departs. Then, upon arrival at Régua, explore one of the oldest demarcated wine regions in the world. Return to Porto along the Douro River, starting from Régua Quay at 11:30. Glide gently past the terraced vineyards of the Douro Valley, and experience the purity of nature. Lunch will be served on board the boat at approximately 12:00. Sail to the Carrapatelo Dam, and continue to the Crestuma-Lever. After crossing the 2 dams, enjoy the serenity of the Douro River as you continue to Porto for an estimated arrival at 18:00.
Includes
  • River Douro cruise
  • Lunch
  • Return train (or bus) ticket
  • Tips and personal expenses
Covid-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

Sao Bento Railway Station, Porto (city center)

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please note that the cruise is subject to availability, weather, and sailing conditions
  •  The times are indicative, and may change on the day of the cruise depending on any change in dam timetables, over which the local operator has no control
  • The program can change without any prior notice
  • In the event that there are problems with the train, the transfer will be by bus
  • Please note that you need to print your GetYourGuide voucher for this activity.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 192 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Transportation
    3.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5
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The experience and the food was amazing. The cruise itself was in a very good condition and the ability to have the view of the landscape was lovely! Only unfortunate thing was that it was not possible to go in the front of the boat to have a full view of the Douro River.

13 October 2019

Fulfilled All Expectations

This was a very very good tour. The trip up by train and cruise back to Porto suited us perfectly. The lunch was very good also and extremely filling and of good quality. I could not fault our trip. The weather was perfect. Sure, our train broke down and delayed our arrival in Régua by close to an hour but this did not in any way detract from our experience and the team handled the situation very professionally. Highly recommend!

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2 October 2019

The boat was very nice and new-ish. The food and the service was wonderful. The scenery was spectacular. Our driver in the morning was nice and very helpful. Unfortunately, our afternoon driver never showed up to take us back to our hotel. Our tour guide was no help in finding him. We walked to our hotel.

25 September 2019

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