We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
All photos (4,247)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“river cruise”(144 reviews)
“beautiful river”(76 reviews)
“both sides”(81 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Porto, Portugal
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Rio Douro
from US$104.30
More Info
from US$114.70
More Info
from US$17.40
More Info
from US$98.50
More Info
Reviews (6,543)
Filter reviews
1,628 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews river cruise beautiful river both sides bridges tour day cruise spanish border breakfast and lunch port wine wine country port houses wine tasting cable car boat vineyards douro regua scenery
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 1,628 reviews
Reviewed yesterday

It will pick you up near the city center and would travel first east then west while they explain what is to be seen in several languages, including English. Special emphasis is placed on the 6 spectacular bridges over Douro. You mkay want to take...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Zhiv
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Douro river the heart of Porto, beautiful scenery with many stunning bridges. Seen from boat for terrific views.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Alan M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No visit to Porto should exclude time along and on the Douro river. Cafes and restaurants allow visitors a chance to sit and view the boat traffic — and perhaps a street entertainer or two. Boats ferry passengers to the Gaia side, home to famed...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank vinfan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a car so it was a no brainer that we would do some research and take a day to drive the Rio Douro. It was a fabulous trip. It took some time to get to the scenic river section but once there we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank wwjd1947
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Douro river is so amazing to see, not only in Oporto but through all its extension! I've travelled along the river on a boat, by car, by train, by motorcycle and it is an amazing experience in every option! Along the river, there are incredible...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Francisco-XD84
Reviewed October 29, 2018

So much to see around here; just watching the (tourist) boats go by is lovely all by itself. Can be crowded.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Timothy F
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

Took train from Porto sau Bento to Régua, cruised back to Porto on perfect weather day(4 hours cruise included lunch on comfortable boat w wine). Not a lot of descriptive info but countryside planted terraced hills amazing and beautiful. Two locks were navigated. Fun time.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Kitt106
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

I would recommend a bicycle trip along the Douro. It is absolutely flat driving over a car free traject towards the sea.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JanF293
Reviewed October 21, 2018

The Rio Douro is a beautiful river, and there are many different ways to experience it. One can drive a car along it, or take one of the many different river cruises. There are many different tour organizations offering river cruises, but an overview of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Valerie C
Reviewed October 21, 2018

The Rio Douro is an important river in the Iberian Peninsula and we had the privilege to get a boat and sail in it. It was wonderful.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Carlos B
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 117 nearby hotels
Porto River Aparthotel
461 reviews
.03 km away
Pestana Vintage Porto
2,717 reviews
.05 km away
Carris Porto Ribeira
1,135 reviews
.14 km away
The House Ribeira Porto Hotel
554 reviews
.16 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 2,108 nearby restaurants
Ribeira Square
1,292 reviews
.05 km away
Jimao Tapas e Vinhos
2,151 reviews
.05 km away
Escondidinho do Barredo
248 reviews
.05 km away
1,205 reviews
.08 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 764 nearby attractions
Ribeira Square
911 reviews
.06 km away
Igreja de Sao Francisco
3,052 reviews
.17 km away
Casa do Infante
187 reviews
.16 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
July 24, 2018|
AnswerShow all 12 answers
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
Google Translation
July 15, 2018|
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
July 14, 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from hans-jaguar | 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.