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Douro River Cruises - Day Cruiuse

Porto, Portugal
+351 22 340 2500
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Short Cruise is Almost a waste of time

The boating companies claim the short cruises to see 6 bridges are 45-50 mins long - well its... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
Leeds, United Kingdom
Lots of History and Lots of Wine

Portugal has been a hidden gem for many years, but tourism there is growing rapidly - and rightly... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

The boating companies claim the short cruises to see 6 bridges are 45-50 mins long - well its really more like 30 minutes of cruising along the river and 15 minutes picking up passages from the opposite bank. You don't really see much more than...More

1  Thank jane_norma
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Portugal has been a hidden gem for many years, but tourism there is growing rapidly - and rightly so. This small country was the first European country to colonise many overseas countries due to the vision of King Henry the navigator, and this cruise employed...More

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Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

The trip was enjoyable and relaxing. Guide Ricardo drives safely, has a good sense of humor and introduce us to port wine and other portugese wine throughout the day trip. He is helpful, polite and knowledgeable. The wine tasting is different from those along the...More

1  Thank Mee Heung W
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Doing the 50 minute Douro river cruise that covers the 6 bridges appears to be something that most tourists do. However, we found it very disappointing, although you do get some nice views of Porto. Not that much to see to be honest!

1  Thank Redeye38
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Detailed Trip report-September 2017 Pre/Post Cruise The Emerald price includes air fares to/from the UK. From our own experience, we knew that this generally included transfers in Paris/Frankfurt or Amsterdam if not flying from London airports. When our flights were offered they included a 06.15...More

2  Thank Silverswimmer
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Had a fantastic trip on the Douro river.train up to Regua and then boat trip down,lovely lunch and the staff were very professional.Fantastic views of vineyards and terroir.The lock experience where we drop 35 metres is amazing Thoroughly recommend,especially when it was a lovely sunny...More

2  Thank Vickie C
Reviewed 22 September 2017

My home for the next 11 days is a sleek 80-metre vessel moored at the historic cais da Estiva wharf. A full sightseeing tour of Porto in August is perfect weather, riverfront restaurants packed to the gills tucking into my staple food while in this...More

1  Thank Eli B
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Enjoyed 5 days family get together in Porto for my little sister's 60th. We treated her to a day cruise on the River Douro. Had to be up quite early for boarding at 8 am but it was well worth it! We were allocated tables...More

2  Thank Youngsagagirl
Reviewed 20 September 2017

This was our 3rd Uniworld cruise. The staff was great. There was something missing that was always there with the other 2 cruises. One was the food. Very low quality. The other was humor. The only laugh came from a bartender who described the menu...More

2  Thank billzaz
Reviewed 16 September 2017

The day starts at Cais Estiva at about 7.45 am. Boarding at about 8 am you are given a table number where you'll be served your breakfast and lunch. Those in the know get in early in the queue as that ensures a window seat...More

5  Thank liverbird57
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Bruce W
27 August 2017|
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Response from GlobetrotterT2P3R7 | Reviewed this property |
The breakfast was very poor quality - a piece of bread, a plain croissant, orange drink that tasted like tang, and coffee. The lunch was decent. As for the river, I don't have anything to compare to but the river did not... More
27 July 2017|
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Response from MarieH774 | Reviewed this property |
I think the prettiest part is from Regua to Pinhao which is what we did. We did not stay in Porto until later. Pinhao looked to be a good place to stay, but we only did the day cruise - up the river on a boat and back to... More
14 May 2017|
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Response from CanadaPeter | Reviewed this property |
I booked it on the internet. You can go to Cruzeiros Douro's web site, all the info is there. Book it direct it's simple and easy. Enjoy your trip!