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Porto Boat Tour

Experience Porto from the magnificent Douro River on this six bridges cruise

ABOUT THE Porto Boat Tour

This tour is operated by our partner Douro Acima


Following the six magnificent bridges that connect the two banks of the Douro River, you’ll journey underneath them by boat, from the oldest to the most modern, taking in the stunning sites of Porto as you do. After you’ve experienced the beauty of Porto from the river, your ticket includes an optional glass of porto wine at the Porto Cruz wine cellar.


The famed bridges of Porto

The first of the six bridges you’ll see on this tour is the iconic Dom Luís I bridge, star of almost every gorgeous picture taken of Porto. The result of a design competition in the late 19th Century, Gustave Eiffel (of Eiffel Tower fame) was hoping to be the winner; unfortunately for him, the winning design was awarded to his protégé, Théophile Seyrig (ouch!). Still, those with a keen eye may see design similarities between the two famed structures. From there, you’ll journey under another five of Porto’s beautiful bridges, taking a trip through time as you move from oldest to newest.

Take in the stunning sites on the river banks

It’s not just the bridges that will have you reaching for the camera on this tour. You’ll also be able to take in famed sites such as the Riberia neighbourhood, one of the oldest parts of Porto and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Other highlights include the Palace of the Stock Exchange, the Monastery of the Sierra do Pilar, the Gaia Pier and much more.

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The Porto Boat Tour starts at Cais do Douro Acima (Douro Acima Dock), Praça da Ribeira do Porto

  • Journey underneath the six magnificent bridges of the Douro River
  • Take in the sites from the Porto riverbanks
  • Relax with an easy-going boat ride
  • Optional glass of port wine at Porto Cruz



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Inclusions & exclusions
What’s included
  • Boat tour ticket
  • Optional glass of port wine at Porto Cruz
Additional Information
  • This activity is operated by our partner Douro Acima. This experience is not provided by us, but has been chosen by our specialists from an array of offers based on their quality and value, and has been tested thoroughly by them. In case of cancellations and refunds, Douro Acima corresponding policy will apply
  • Please note that the boats are extremely punctual and have limited capacity. We recommend that guests arrive at least 20 minutes prior to the scheduled departure. It is possible that during very busy times, you might be asked to wait for the next boat (departures every 30 mins) if full capacity has already been reached
  • The optional glass of port wine requires participants to walk up to the Porto Cruz Wine Cellar at Vila Nova de Gaia. Ask Douro Acima staff about your free glass of wine at the dock
  • Wheelchair accessible
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What is a Third Party Activity?


Third Party Activities are operated by our partner providers, not SANDEMANs NEW Europe.

Partner products have been chosen by our specialists from a range of local offers based on their quality and value, and have been tested thoroughly by us so that we have no hesitation in recommending them to our guests. In case of cancellations and refunds, the third-party provider’s corresponding policy will apply.

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