Enjoy the famous Six Bridges of Porto cruise from Vila Nova de Gaia. You'll take a cruise on a traditional Portuguese Rabelo boat, and enjoy the best views of the towns of the Duero.
Six Bridges Cruise
Leaving from the Vila Nova de Gaia dock, we pass along the Duero river on board a traditional Rabelo boat, with which the barrels were transported from the vineyards of the valley to the Gaia wineries.
During the boat ride we will admire the six main bridges which cross the Duero and link Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia: The Dom Luís I Bridge (the most famous of the six, built in the 19th century), Infante Dom Henrique bridge, María Pía bridge (designed by one of Gustave Eiffel's associates), the São João railway bridge, Arrábida Bridge and Freixo Bridge.
As we pass below the bridges of the Duero river, we will enjoy some of the best views of the towns along the river. We'll learn details about the main points of interest in Porto and Gaia thanks to audioguides in English which you can enjoy on board. From the Rabelo, you can see the most famous of Porto's vineyards, found in Vila Nova de Gaia.
The six bridges cruise ends back at the Villa Nova de Gaia dock.
- From April to October, the boats leave every 30 minutes from 10 am to 12:30 pm, and from 2 pm to 6:30 pm.
- From November to March the boats leave every 30 minutes from 10 am to 12:30 pm, and from 2 pm to 4 pm.
- During both seasons, a minimum number of participants is required. If this number of minimum participants is not reached for a given departure time, your reservation will pass automatically to the next available slot.
Six Bridges Cruise
If you're in Oporto, you can also book our Six Bridges Cruise.
|Adults||Children between 4 and 12||Children under 4|
|50 minute cruise||
50 minute cruise
Children between 4 and 12US$ 8.3
Children under 4Free
50 minute tour in a traditional Rabelo boat.
Audioguide in English and 3 other languages (Spanish, French and Portuguese).
Visit to the wineries.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up until the same day (10:00 AM local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
Vila Nova de Gaia Dock.