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Porto 6-Bridge River Douro Cruise

Sail up the Douro on a classic Portuguese Rabelo boat. The 6 Bridge Cruise explores Porto's famous iron river crossings.

• See Dom Luís I Bridge, the Maria Pia and more.

• Listen to on-board commentary about the bridges.

• Depart from the pontoon at Ribeira Quay.

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Porto 6 Bridge Cruise

Cruzeiro 6 Pontes
Boats At Ribeira Quay, Porto
Porto 6 Bridges Cruise

• Quick Cruise Info •

📆 Season:

All Year Round.

🎧 Commentary:

English and Portuguese audio commentary.

🕘 Frequency / Cruise Times:

Apr-Oct: Every 30 minutes, 10:30-18:30.

Nov-Mar: Every 60 minutes, 10:30-16:30.

⛴ Departure Point:

Ribeira Quay (View Location).

⌛ Duration:

Approx. 50 Minutes.

Downloads:

6 Bridge Cruise Leaflet, 2016.

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Highlights

  • Rabelo Boats
  • Dom Luís I Bridge
  • Ponte D. Maria Pia
  • San Francisco Church
  • Old Porto Customs House
  • Massarelos Church

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 some sun, have a drink in the rabelo boat bar 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.

Ticket Usage Instructions:

The operator of Porto's 6 Bridge Cruise also runs the City Sightseeing Porto bus tour. Please print off the ticket voucher you receive from this site and take it to the bus stop on Rua do Infante D. Henrique. City Sightseeing Porto staff will exchange it for passes which you can use to board Douroacima's 6 Bridge Cruise at Gaia or Ribeira Quay.

Itinerary

Main points of interest: 

  • Dom Luis I Bridge
  • Infante Bridge
  • Maria Pia Bridge
  • Saint Joao Bridge 
  • Frexio Bridge
  • Historical district of Riberia 
  • San Francisco Church
  • Stock Exchange Palace
  • Old Customs of Porto
  • Port Wine Museum
  • Massarelos Church
  • Arrabida Bridge
  • Douro River Mouth
  • Afurada (Fishing Spot)
  • Crystal Palace
  • Tram Car Museum
  • Quay of Gaia 
  • Port wine cellars 
  • Serra do Pilar Monastery
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