Cruising the Douro River
The river has been at the heart of the city since its
founding, and the lifeblood of the development at its
peak times and today again it is where the best parts of
the city are to be found. So what better to explore the
real feel of Porto, both historic and today, than by
cruising the river itself.
While Porto itself is at the mouth of the river it
continues for almost 900km into the interior of the
country and goes all the way to the border in the
mountains with Spain to the east.
Viking Cruises operate a Porto - Pinhao -
Porto route which is a 10 day cruise stopping at all the
major locations and enjoying much quiet time simply
enjoying the river. Covering both Portuguese and
Spanish sights this is a very well reviewed cruise and
details can be found on their site.
As well as longer multi day cruises on well equiped
cruise boats there are also short trips to be enjoyed
within just the city area itself.
Viator arranges day cruises on the Douro, you
can find more about them on their