- All Year Round, Daily.
- English and Portuguese audio commentary.
schedule Frequency / Cruise Times:
- April - October: Every 30 minutes, 10:30 to 18:30.
- November - March: Every 60 minutes, 10:30 to 16:30.
place Departure Point:
- Ribeira Quay (View Location).
- Approximately 50 Minutes.
About The Porto 6 Bridge Cruise:
As well as being the bright and colourful city from which Port Wine derives it name, Porto is renowned for its stunning array of marvellous historical bridges. Of particular note are the iron wrought Dom Luís I Bridge and the Ponte D. Maria Pia. The latter was completed in 1877 and was designed by Théophile Seyrig and Gustave Eiffel (designer of the famous Eiffel Tower in Paris).
On the 6 Bridges Cruise you'll experience a leisurely journey that passes under all of the handsome structures connecting Porto to Vila Nova de Gaia. This cruise is a great way to soak up the sun, enjoy a glass of port wine (extra €2.50 on board), and hear some fascinating history.
Arrive at Ribeira quay for your scheduled departure and board the pretty 'rabelo boat' that awaits you. These vessels are based on the traditional models whose holds have been used to transport port wine from the terraced Douro Hills for centuries.
You'll be welcomed by a friendly and passionate crew who know the region's waters like the back of their hand. All you need to do is grab a drink, sit back, and let the stunning southern European landscape roll by. Some sightseeing highlights on the trip include the San Francisco Church, the Old Porto Customs House and Massarelos Church.