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Six Bridges Cruise from Vila Nova de Gaia
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Six Bridges Cruise from Vila Nova de Gaia

  • 50 minutes

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.

Itinerary

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 bridgeArrábida 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.

Schedule

  • 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 the winter season, a minimum number of participants is required.

Price

Adults Children between 4 and 12 Children under 4
50 minute cruise
US$ 14
US$ 7
Free

50 minute cruise

  • Adults

    US$ 14
  • Children between 4 and 12

    US$ 7
  • Children under 4

    Free

More information

Duration

50 minutes.

Included

50 minute tour in a traditional Rabelo boat.

Audioguide in English and 3 other languages (Spanish, French and Portuguese).

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 local time) if there are still places available.

Ticket

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.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 14
No hidden fees or surcharges

Meeting point

Vila Nova de Gaia Dock.

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

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