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  • 1 River, 1 Wine & 2 Cities
  • 1 River, 1 Wine & 2 Cities
  • 1 River, 1 Wine & 2 Cities
  • 1 River, 1 Wine & 2 Cities
  • 1 River, 1 Wine & 2 Cities
  • 1 River, 1 Wine & 2 Cities
  • 1 River, 1 Wine & 2 Cities
  • 1 River, 1 Wine & 2 Cities
  • 1 River, 1 Wine & 2 Cities

1 River, 1 Wine & 2 Cities

Vila Nova de Gaia 2 - 10 people 2 Hours
132,50 €
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Nº people
1 Adult(s)
Adult(s) 132,50 € / each
Booking Request
Offer this experience You must choose between base price or a date range (special seasons), if applicable. A voucher will be sent to the recipient who will have 6 months to schedule the experience with Portugal by Wine.
Dates Available
Nº people
2 Adult(s)
Adult(s) 132,50 € / each
About the Activity
Welcome aboard! The Arraes awaits you at the Douro Marina in the heart of the fishing village of Afurada in Vila Nova de Gaia, on the opposite side of Porto, with the mouth of the Douro River in sight.

Sail on a 2 hours’ private boat trip, in the morning or in the afternoon, to the rhythm of the conversation about the river, the wine and its cities, accompanied by typical Portuguese flavours and, of course, the Port and Douro Wine.

Alternatively, we can present a vegetarian menu.

Departing from Douro Marina, in the fishing village of Afurada, we are going up the Douro river between the houses of Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia, passing under the bridges that connect them and the 126 years of history that separate them between the most recent and the oldest Douro bridge.

Arriving at Gramado, with Avintes on the opposite bank, we will start the return trip.
Region Douro
Duration 2 Hours
Languages Portuguese, English, French
Starting time 11:30 hours.
16:30 hours.
Group discounts Minimum of 7 people, 41% discount
Minimum of 8 people, 48% discount
Minimum of 9 people, 54% discount
Minimum of 10 people, 58% discount
Nº of people Minimum: 2 | Maximum: 10
Meeting point Douro Marina - Pontoon C- 4400-554 Vila Nova de Gaia
General Rating (3 Ratings)
This activity includes
Specialized guide
Boat/Cruise trip
Wine tasting
Regional products tasting
This activity does not include
Pick-up at the hotel
Gratuities (optional)
Other expenses not mentioned
  • Private Tour
  • This experience also includes a tasting menu (composed of Portuguese snacks and sweets), Douro wines, water, lemonade and Port Wine.

Vessel: The Arraes
Model Valkvlet designed by Th. Gillissen, built in the Netherlands in 1978 by Van der Valk, has for the last 15 years been owned by a Dutch couple who, once retired, sailed every year during the summer months through various rivers and canals Europe, especially in France.
Now in the Douro River, it was renamed Arraes, a simple homage to the men who, during almost two centuries, crossed the Douro River in command of the Rabelo Boats, overcoming the obstacles, the aggressiveness and the often fatal dangers of a river still not tamed by dams, and few of them remember.
Cancellation policy
Free cancellation up to 1 week before the experience. From 1 week up to 72 hours before the experience there will be 50% refund. For cancellations after this period there will be no refund.
Organized by: Riversoul - Turismo Fluvial
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What people are saying about this experience (3 Ratings)
  • Heather
    “Very bery nice” I had the opportunity to do this experience, where it was received by the host, who during the trip was telling us a little about the history of the city of Porto, its people and its customs.
    Along the tour you can taste typical Portuguese products, from wines, octopus salad, alheira, ham, cheese and of course our famous cream.
    Congratulations to the whole team and it will certainly be an experience to repeat.
    Heather, 21 set 2020
  • Elizabeth
    “Delightful private river cruise” Excellent experience celebrating our anniversary aboard the RiverSoul on a private dinner cruise of the Douro River. We highly recommend this. Jorge is a superb host of this charming boat, informative, welcoming, considerate, serving good food and port. The evening was all we had imagined and more. Thanks again, Jorge Elizabeth, 11 fev 2020
  • Paul
    “Best day” Jorge welcomed us aboard his beautiful boat, explained the history of his city and of Port Wine.
    We were a group and there was plenty of space in Jorge's boat as some could seat at the front and the back.
    It was a very friendly and convivial experience and I would strongly recommend Riversoul to everybody that wants a typical experience of the Douro and Porto!
    Paul, 24 jan 2020
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