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Address: Cais da Ribeira, Porto 4050-149, Portugal
Phone Number:
+351 22 200 6418
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10:00 - 18:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:30
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Douro Acima promotes northern region tourism providing a variety of...

Douro Acima promotes northern region tourism providing a variety of services.

Organizes cruises on Rabelo boats in the banks of Porto, the "6 Bridges Cruise". Lasting about 50 minutes, from 10h00 to 18h30, with departures every 30 minutes.

It also offers long distance cruises on the Douro aboard a Rabelo boat to:

Porto|Regua|Porto (Upriver)

Porto|Regua|Porto (Downriver)

Porto|Pinhao|Porto (Upriver)

Regua|Pinhao (Upriver)

Porto|Castelo de Paiva|Porto

Regua-Pocinho|Barca D'Alva-Regua

Porto-Pocinho|Barca D'Alva-Porto (Upriver)

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Basic service, nothing more

What's promised is indeed delivered: an almost one hour boat cruise on river Douro with six bridges of Porto. BUT: - if you happen to buy your ticket somewhere else than on... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2017
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Naas, Ireland
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45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A group of 12 of us took the approx 1 hour 6-bridges boat trip in April. Magnficent views of the city from the river. It was a beautiful sunny day, which of course made all the difference. The boat goes up river then down river, takes in 6 bridges at a nice pace. Good photo opportunities. Discounts available for groups... More 

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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For 30 euros for the two of us this was not good value for money. The trip lasted 50 minutes but felt like it had been strung out especially on the route back. No information was provided either as a simple leaflet or to listen to, this was a shame as I am sure architecturally there is lots to say.... More 

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114 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

What's promised is indeed delivered: an almost one hour boat cruise on river Douro with six bridges of Porto. BUT: - if you happen to buy your ticket somewhere else than on site (eg. at a tourist information office), you have to change this ticket for another at their on site desk otherwise you are not allowed to get aboard... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

This boatcompany has six boats and altough it is a touristic tour they have only 1 boat that has a working soundsystem. So you probably get no information about all the beautifull things you see along the waterfront. A true shame. This is going on for ten years now. Boatstaff is also too lazy to sell drinks. A total insult... More 

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Boston
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133 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Visiting a city with so much history around the D'ouro River, it makes perfect sense to highlight it with a cruise around the six bridges. Learning about Porto's history is something that tourists want to learn..... That's not what we got.... we spent roughly an hour making a very big circle around the Douro..... No Audio of any sort, No... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

The boat trip was a great experience. I really enjoyed the buildings and brigdes as well. Drink some porto wine and you will have a grear time for sure!

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Switzerland
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141 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Very very disappointed as I was really looking forward to this 6-bridges tour and I had read about audioguides somewhere and therefore was convinced that we would have some comments in either English or maybe even French, so I didn't even think about asking (it seemed only logical!). But nope, only a loudspeaker giving all sorts of explanations in Portuguese.... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Great boat trip on which to view both sides of Porto from the river - the Ribiera on the northern bank and all the port houses on the south side! Very relaxing and very picturesque!

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44 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Boat trip was suggested by the official tourism office. Was expecting to learn about the six bridges, however it was a con. Just a trip on a boat with no information for €25. Shows no interest in their customers. The boat left 20 mins late, which was to maximise foot flow and reduce the number of trips the boat does... More 

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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

This is a lovely way to get a different perspective of this beautiful city. The commentary is really easy to listen to and provides lots of interesting facts about the bridges as you cruise along the river.. If you have a 2 day hop on hop off ticket you get this ticket free. It is well worth doing.

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