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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

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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129 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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79 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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DouroAcima, Gestor de Relações Públicas at Douro Acima 6 Bridges Cruise, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, theofme. See you next time! More 

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136 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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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130 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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DouroAcima, Gerente de relações públicas at Douro Acima 6 Bridges Cruise, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, Gail A! See you next time! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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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Newport, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The boat trip was titled " Six bridges cruise" therefore we expected to hear a little about the bridges construction and their history. We would have also like some information on the many interested buildings we sailed past. A little disappointing but at least we rested our feet from the steep cobbled roads

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Thank Gillian S
Norrkoping, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We took this cruise which lasts for 55 minutes from the quay at the Porto side of the river Douro.The boats are converted from the flatbed boats that used to transport wine vats from the Douro Wine valley at the upstream down to Porto and Gaia on the other side of the river opposite to Porto. In this cruise you... More 

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DouroAcima, Gerente de relações públicas at Douro Acima 6 Bridges Cruise, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, Nasrat A! We are glad that you enjoyed your experience with Douro Acima. D. Luis bridge isn't out of service. It allows trafic in the lower deck and at in the upper bridge deck you have the Metro (subway). See you next time! More 

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