River boat licence mandatory
Here are some nice cruises:
Porto – Caldas de Aregos – Porto ( 150KM – 4 Locks – 16H )
Porto – Pinhao – Porto ( 250KM – 6 Locks – 24H )
Porto – Senhora de Ribeira – Porto ( 320KM – 8 Locks – 40H )
Porto – Barca d’Alva – Porto ( 420KM – 10 Locks – 56H )
TO SEE :
- Historical city of Porto
- 5 Locks – one being the highest in Europe, 35m hig
- Douro Valley – “Quintas” (Wine estates)
- Breathtaking landscapes
- Archaeological Park of the Côa Valley
: In a country known for its cuisine, Porto & Douro
are no exception! You’ll find along the river many restaurants with their own pier for you to try the best of the region.
Good wines can be found everywhere - you’ll be cruising in a world famous wine region! From award winning wines to the famous Port Wine, you’ll find a big variety to taste.
TO KNOW : You will learn about the many legends concerning different areas of the river. What we know for sure is that this is the first demarcated wine region in the world (1756) and the first terraces were manmade. This landscape sculpted by men, together with the authentic production of wine attracted the attention of UNESCO.
: As all holiday destinations should be, this is a region that combines the best of many worlds: fun, culture, gastronomy and wines, with breath-taking views where you experience some of the best feelings life can give you.