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A Douro Day

Vila Nova de Gaia 4 - 10 people 1 Day
212,50 €
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Nº people
1 Adult(s)
Adult(s) 212,50 € / each
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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.
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Nº people
4 Adult(s)
Adult(s) 212,50 € / 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.

In this 1-day private boat tour we invite you to experience the Douro River, from the Douro Marina, in the waters now tamed by the dams and once navigated by the typical Barco Rabelo, which from the Douro slopes brought to Porto during almost two centuries, the best wine in the world, the Port Wine!

After crossing the Crestuma Dam (13.9m), lunch is served, without losing sight of Rio, in the restaurant Figurino do Douro in Melres.

Returning to Arraes, we continue to sail along the stream to the mouth of the river to accompany the final moments.

  • 7 hours of private sailing, from the Marina Douro to Melres;
  • Welcome drink;
  • Lunch accompanied by Douro wines, water and Port.
Region Douro
Duration 1 Day
Languages Portuguese, English, French
Starting time 09:00 hours.
Group discounts Minimum of 5 people, 11% discount
Minimum of 9 people, 36% discount
Nº of people Minimum: 4 | Maximum: 10
Meeting point Douro Marina - Pontoon C Afurada 4400-554 Vila Nova de Gaia
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This activity includes
Wine lunch
Meals served on board
Specialized guide
Boat/Cruise trip
Kid friendly
Full house rental
This activity does not include
Gratuities (optional)
Other expenses not mentioned
Lunch consists of starters, main course, dessert, wine, water, soft drinks, coffee and Port.
During the trip up the river will be served a Tonic Port with nuts.

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 in 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 (1 General Rating)
  • Carmén
    “lo recomiendo 100%” Excelente experiencia a bordo de RiverSoul en un crucero con almuerzo privado en el río Douro. Lo recomiendo a 100%. Jorge es un excelente anfitrión, informativo, acogedor, atento, que sirve buena comida y vino. Carmén, 24 fev 2020
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