Day Trip from Porto to Régua by Train and Return by Boat

Day Trips & Excursions in Porto

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Explore the Douro Valleys a UNESCO Heritage site and discover all the fascinating landscapes in a day trip from Porto to Régua, returning by boat. Start your day with a relaxing train trip and enjoy the panoramic sights. Throughout the day, visit a unique village, discover all the culture around you, have the pleasure to learn more about its history and people and see all the estates where the famous Porto wines originate. In the evening, enjoy a relaxing return by boat, surrounded by magnificent sights, enjoy the boat trip in a wonderful Mediterranean climate. Whether with a large or small group, let yourself surrender to all the beauty of a Portuguese land and everything that this amazing trip to Régua has to offer you.
Get inside in the heart of the Douro Valley and have the opportunity to discover wonderful places and to let yourself be amazed with all the beauty around. The Cruise to Régua gives you the chance to get inside in one of the oldest regions in the world.Enjoy a gorgeous train trip and see all the amazing landscapes returning by a beautiful cruise through the Douro Valley, witch was recognised since 2001 as a World Heritage Site. The day starts at 8:30am in S.Bento Railway Station, one of the most important monuments of Porto, before starting the journey you will have the opportunity to admire the traditional tiles inside the station that tells all its history.In a fantastic train trip* begin your journey to Régua where you will be able to appreciate the grace presented by the Douro Valleys landscapes. After a wonderful trip, you'll arrive around 11:00am in Régua, known as the first demarcated wine regions in the world.After a brief walk from the train station to the quay in Régua, you'll make your way onto the boat. The cruise to Porto starts at 11:30, and you'll be on your way to your adventure through the valleys with astonishing views, see the purity of nature and embrace the sensations of being inside of the Douro wine regions, because there's no other way to get such a wonderful view. Please note: during the cruise a lunch will be served on board around 12pm. After lunch, and during the afternoon, you'll sail until the group reaches the Carrapatelo Dam, which has a gap of 114 feet (35 meters). After that, continuing along the river to a second dam, named as Crestuma-Lever, with a gap of 46 feet (14 meters). After crossing the two dams, enjoy the serenity of the Douro River, appreciate the refinement of the landscapes, and the beauty of the valley in a fascinating and memorable cruise, arriving in Porto in the evening around 6pm.Please note: In the event that there is an issue with the train, a bus will be used instead.Schedules are approximate and may change. 

What’s included

  • Lunch
  • River cruise
  • Hotel pick up and drop off (if shuttle option included) 

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Lunch included
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
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