A fantastic trip as part of our honeymoon. It's absolutely beautiful scenary on the Douro river, and the boat trip is the perfect way to see it. The company - led by Jose - are excellent, they are very relaxed and helpful and will give excellent guideance on how to pilot the boat and good eating and drinking holes along the way. It was extremely hot in August, but it was cool when motoring on the river, and we stayed in very good value hotels along the way to get some air conditioning for the night.
stunning, here you can recharge your physical and spiritual energy. The place of the pier is wonderful, the scenery is unbeatable and navigate by Douro is priceless ...
Relaxing experience on board of a comfortable boat.
It exceeded our expectations!
We spent two days and nights.
Beautiful landscape, with small hidden bays almost private, perfect from a swim.
The weather was very good almost without wind which allowed us really nice pictures.
Great food and wine in the region, we recommend a visit to Preguiça Restaurant.
Even though we had some knowledge of the region, we had a different sight from the river.
Will be back soon with family and friends.
This holiday exceeded our expectations. We knew little about the region and simply selected the destination due to the fantastic photos on the site and the fact that my husband is a keen sailor. We booked the chalet for a week and hired the boat for 5 days, however we only used it for 3,as lazing around in the hammocks by the river was just so lovely.
Jose and the lovely Michelle couldn't have been more welcoming and were fantastic hosts. The 'fish soup 'restaurant is a real little gem and we moored up after our meal one night to spend the night in the little bay, which was a great place to swim.
There are several places to visit for a day trip which Jose suggested, including Pinhao (35 mins by train) where we visited the Quinta do Bomfim for a port and wine tour and tasting, a real 'must do' but you need to book in advance.
A fantastic, relaxing holiday I would thoroughly recommend to anyone looking for something off the beaten track and a bit different!
There is little to add to the previous reviews. We took the motorboat to the Spanish border and back - 3 days, 5 nights on the boat. Grandparents, adult son and 4 year-old grandson - a terrific trip for all. July is a hot month, and we spent time cooling off swimming in the little bays and hidden nooks of the charming river. We cooked and ate most of our meals on-board, but enjoyed the occasional restaurant very much. This holiday is unspoiled, there were very few boats on the river, except for the Cruise ship birth and coaches in Barca Dalva there are no tourists to disturb this pristine paradise, the countryside of vineyards and olive groves laid out in kinetic art landscapes and interspersed with the wilderness of untouched nature reserves, yet always accompanied by the abandoned railway, its many scenic bridges, lonely stations and watering stops. A grand and mystic river and valley.
There is nothing mystic about Jose and his team - warm, friendly, and above all caring to the last detail: the boat ship-shape and well equipped, the instructions complete and understandable, and always there for every need or question - the base is a home away from home, totally dependable, completely responsive.
But note - this is no luxury cruise - it is boating, and it is like camping, If those are your expectations, you will not be disappointed!
|How easy was it to book the property?||How helpful were the directions to the property?|
|How easy was key pickup/access to the property?||Overall condition of the property|
|Bedding & mattresses||Kitchen & utensils|
|Bathroom cleanliness||Other facilities & amenities|
|Friends getaway||Older travelers|
|Families with young children||People with pets|