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From Porto Douro River Cruise to Régua With Lunch

1. From Porto Douro River Cruise to Régua With Lunch

Meet your guide at the Estiva quay in Oporto, then board a boat heading to Régua, known worldwide as the capital of the Vine and Wine. Enjoy some breakfast on board while sailing through the Douro waters, admiring the breathtaking valley.  Go through the Crestuma-Lever Dam (height of 14 meters) and the Carrapatelo Dam (height 35 meters). Appreciate the lunch served onboard and get to know the history behind the region while listening to your audioguides in four different languages.  Get off the boat and visit Régua at your own pace. After enjoying some free time, you will head back to Oporto, arriving at 7:15pm. This route will be made by train if there is availability by the CP (Railroad Company).

From Porto: Povoa de Varzim Morning Surf Lesson w/ Transfer

2. From Porto: Povoa de Varzim Morning Surf Lesson w/ Transfer

Discover the stunning beaches north of Porto and join a thrilling adventure away from the city crowds. Start off your day by getting active with a surf session in the company of a certified instructor. Hop on your board and paddle out for a refreshing learning experience in the water. Take advantage of the complimentary transfer to the Povoa de Varzim beach and get picked up at your beachfront hotel early in the morning. Head over to the chosen beach for the day, which might vary depending on weather and wave conditions, and get started. Enjoy a quick but thorough introduction and go over all the basic techniques you need to know, then dive right in. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned amateur, you'll surely learn something new while having a blast in the warm Portugal ocean.

Porto: Magic Train Tour and Port Wine Tastings

3. Porto: Magic Train Tour and Port Wine Tastings

Explore the picturesque city of Porto on board a beautiful tourist train, departing every 30 minutes from Sé Catedral (Porto Cathedral), a glorious Romanesque monument in the old city center. The train circumnavigates the city center, with onboard audio guides in Portuguese, Spanish, French, English, and Italian for your convenience. Travel directly to the oldest Portuguese wine cellar of Real Companhia Velha, founded in 1756 by King José I. Climb off the train for an unforgettable tour inside the cellar, and learn the history of Port wine and its famous wineries during a 15-minute documentary. Next, explore the old part of the cellar, before a tasting of 2 high-quality Port wines. Re-board the train and continue your journey around the city center. Pass some of the most important monuments of Porto, such as the São João National Theatre on historic Praça da Batalha (Batalha Square). Continue down Avenida dos Aliados, site of the beautifully tiled São Bento Train Station. Pass the baroque Bell Tower of Clerigos Church, and the twin churches of the Convent and Church of Carmelitas, close to the famous Leilo Bookshop and enchanting cafés. Upgrade your tour to include lunch in Ruela da Villa, the restaurant of a 4-star hotel. Savor an all you can eat buffet, with a variety of dishes and desserts which are typical of Portuguese cuisine. Hop-off and on the train in front of the restaurant.

Porto: Douro Valley Private Boat & Train Tour with Lunch

4. Porto: Douro Valley Private Boat & Train Tour with Lunch

After being picked up from your accommodation in Porto or the Douro Valley region, embark on a full-day private guided tour. Begin the tour with a 1.5-hour cruise on a Rabelo boat, a traditional Portuguese wooden cargo boat that was used for centuries to transport people and goods along the Douro River. After the boat tour, stop for a lunch at a panoramic restaurant with incredible views over the river. Taste the regional cuisine from one of the most privileged balconies in the area. When you've finished eating and soaking up the views, embark on a scenic train ride through the valley. Arrive at a local vineyard where you will have the opportunity to taste delicious local wines from the Douro Valley. At the end of the tour, you will be filled with inspiring tales of the Douro Valley and unforgettable memories. 

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 62 reviews

The cruise was really well organised for a large group event, with very professional, competent and friendly crew. Although it was during one of the hottest weeks of the year, the crew did their best to keep everyone cool, safe and entertained. I would have preferred a bit more clarity and/or directions / guides as to what can be done during the time waiting for the buses back to Porto, but all and all, really good value and a great experience.

The tour was well organized with a great breakfast and a rich, delicious lunch (3 courses). Nice perspective on a great landscape. The passage through the two locks was also exciting. Top day trip, highly recommended.

All very well, if we have to put any downside it is that in the afternoon we were a bit hot inside the boat The great staff and the organization too Without a doubt a highly recommended activity

Superb cruise, hearty and quality breakfast and lunch. Impeccable cleanliness and very good quality of service. Pleasant staff

Marco and his team are very friendly and provided us a great experience!