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Reviewed yesterday

We took a day trip up the river , going out from Porto on train, returning on a river cruise ship. We sailed through the two big locks in two of the dams across the river. We also walked along the river in Porto going...More

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Reviewed yesterday

The Rio Douro is the main reason that Porto became the second biggest city in Portugal. It was a safe harbour for many ships and today is a popular river cruise destination. The river flows swiftly and is used to transport goods to market.

Thank John R
Reviewed 2 days ago

The 'Rio Douro' is a pretty broad subject by Trip Advisor standards, as it runs for hundreds of kilometers, but my review is centred on the section running through Porto and out to the Atlantic. Separating Porto & Gaia this river is a hive of...More

Thank pakabay
Reviewed 2 days ago

Normally we do our own thing, but for the Douro Valley, chose to go with Saga Holidays. Was somewhat apprehensive, as am not particularly keen on being shepherded about as part of a group, but as the trip offered guided visit in Porto, River Cruise...More

Thank Nicol05
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Gorgeous historic Douro River bisecting Porto from Gaia. Take a ride to enjoy the city from both view points

Thank austin_TexasLkd
Reviewed 4 days ago

We drove down the valley after three days touring in the east. There are many beautiful sights to see and towns to visit.

Thank Christopher T
Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I took the river cruise on a last-minute whim and will be forever glad we did. This area has to be seen to be believed. Either by rail or by river cruiser, or even, I suppose, by car it is just too...More

Thank Zane Grey C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Porto is an amazing city, but it is nice to get out after a few days, so we decided to take a train ride up the Douro valley. After researching online, we bought return tickets from Porto Sao Bento station to Pocinho at the head...More

Thank StevenO1516
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Who rates a river? I initially had no intention of rating something so inherent to Porto, something so unavoidable. But then, I had a view of the Rio Douro on a train ride from Regua (and beyond). And a view of the Douro from our...More

Thank Stacy M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We crossed the Douro River every day during our five day vacation as we were staying at a hotel in Vila Nova de Gaia. Sometimes we crossed the river by way of the Arrabida Bridge by bus, and sometimes we crossed it by going across...More

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Abraham S
July 24, 2018|
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Response from AdemarioIris | Reviewed this property |
It will be surely cold weather and the scenery wil not be as green as in summer. However, if you find the same kind of joyful Portuguese people we met, it can be a good experience. Our boat had glass windows in the dining... More
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July 15, 2018|
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Response from Malcolm H | Reviewed this property |
There's a railway lone that follows the Douro from Porto for a long way. If we go back that's what we will do, it looks stunning. Stay in Pinhao and move out form there. What a lovely holiday to plan
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July 14, 2018|
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Response from Hans G | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we do not have any experience with cruises on the douro, the best you can do is to see different company´s. Have a nice vacation, Hans & Lucy.
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