The 6 Bridges Cruise takes place in the traditional Rabelo boat with a duration of 50 minutes. On this cruise, you will have the opportunity to discover the 6 emblematic bridges that connect two banks of the river (Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia), as well as the traditions of the famous Port Wine.
The Rabelo Boats exists since the XIII Century
The Rabelo Boat is a Portuguese vessel, typical of the Douro River, which traditionally transported the barrels of Port Wine from the Alto Douro, where the Wine Estates are located, to Vila Nova de Gaia - Porto, where the wine was stored and later sold and shipped to other countries.
Cruise on a traditional Rabelo Boat between the banks of Porto and Gaia lasting 50 minutes
Take advantage of this magnificent cruise of the 6 bridges to contemplate the magnitude of this complex landscape classified as World Heritage by Unesco, composed of its vibrant colors, and its natural elements involved in the most symbolic historical elements.
Come and enjoy this magnificent 50 minutes journey, which will allow you to sail peacefully along the Douro River, between the banks of Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia, aboard a traditional Rabelo boat. This Portuguese vessel, full of history and tradition, was once used to transport wooden barrels with port wine.
Along this fantastic route you will get to know each of the 6 emblematic bridges, which unite the two banks of the river, Ponte da Arrábida, Ponte Luís I, Ponte Infante D. Henrique, Ponte Maria Pia, Ponte São João and Ponte do Freixo All of them different and characterized by the uniqueness of their architecture and beauty. Allow yourself to pay attention to the building details as you pass by each one of them, and let yourself be enchanted by their curious stories and symbology.
6 Bridges Cruise in Rabelo Boat
Embarkation of passengers at the Vila Nova de Gaia Quay (Rota do Douro)
- Start of the 6 Bridges Cruise in a typical Rabelo boat (50 minutes)
- Cruise along the banks of Porto and Gaia, passing by the bridges of the Douro River
Disembarkation of passengers at the Vila Nova de Gaia Quay
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The voucher issued for this cruise does not contain a specific schedule, so you should go to Rota do Douro Quay afterwards and book the desired schedule, subject to availability;
You can choose one of the following times subject to availability on site: between 10:00 a.m and 12:00 p.m, and between 02:00 p.m and 06:00 p.m (departure every 30 minutes);
This program includes a guide or audio guide during the cruise (Portuguese, English, Spanish and French)
This cruise requires a minimum number of participants