With approximately two hours of sightseeing, you’ll have plenty of time to explore the Douro River, surrounded by comfort and nature with Companhia Turística do Douro.
From Pinhão to Tua (round trip)
2-Hours Rabelo Boat Cruise
25€ per person
From Pinhão to Romaneira (round trip)
1-Hour Rabelo Boat Cruise
€12.50 per person
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A Special Itinerary for a Private Cruise
With family, friends, or for a romantic cruise for two, we specialize in organizing group events in the Douro Valley.
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Enjoy at your leisure a Kayak adventure on the fantastic Douro River or the cosy Pinhão River.
1-Hour - 20€
Morning or Afternoon (3-Hours) - 30€
Full Day (Opening Hours) - 40€
Give your loved one or friend a different day out with an unforgettable Cruise Journey.
Pinhão River Recreation Centre
Companhia Turística do Douro has a platform with 32 parking spaces for boats on the bank of the Pinhão River.
Companhia Turística do Douro
In a region of excellence that is the Douro Vinhateiro, the objective of this Company is to publicise the region, basing its action on three vectors: the vineyard, the wine and the river.
A Brief History of the Douro
The Barco Rabelo was a typical boat of the Douro River used to transport wine barrels. With a square sail, it was usually handled by six or seven men.
The Douro River
It was this River, once narrow and dangerous, that brought prosperity to the region, through which the precious nectar, Douro Port Wine, was transported.
In centuries gone by, the river posed a challenge and a danger to those who navigated it. It was full of strong currents and half submerged rocks.
From Douro to Foz
Only the Rabelo could navigate these waters and transport the wine from the Douro Valley to the mouth, on whose banks the city of Porto is located.
Capable of carrying up to 100 barrels of wine, the Rabelo was instantly recognisable by its long, elegant steering oar.
"Now, sail with God"
With great precision on the river the master in the quadrant released the steering of the oar, took off his cap and then crossed his arms exclaiming: "Now, sail with God".