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Six Bridges Cruise from Vila Nova de Gaia

283 reviews | 4,684 travellers
Very nice, the time accompanied and the speed was perfect. perhaps to improve that the explanation that is heard inside the ship -under cover, with a roof- also reaches those of us who were outside the deck (it does not arrive with the same clarity). otherwise very good, we would repeat. thank you
8 Carmen
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

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 Douro.

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 Douro.

Six Bridges Cruise

Leaving from the Vila Nova de Gaia dock, we pass along the Douro 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 Douro 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 Douro 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 1st April to 24th October the boats leave at 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm, 4:30 pm and 5:30 pm. 
  • From 1st November to 31st March the boats leave at 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm and 4:00 pm. 
  • 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.

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Adults Children between 4 and 12 Children under 4
50 minute cruise
US$ 15.70
US$ 7.90

50 minute cruise

  • Adults

    US$ 15.70
  • Children between 4 and 12

    US$ 7.90
  • Children under 4


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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

It is compulsory to display a complete Covid vaccination certificate or a negative PCR or antigen test. This information is for guidance only and may change depending on local regulations. Always check the restrictions before travelling.

A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.

The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.

Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.

The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.

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50 minutes.


50 minute tour in a traditional Rabelo boat.

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

Not included

Visit to the wineries.

When to book?

You can book up until the same day (10:00 am) if there are still places available. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.


Not wheelchair accessible.


All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.


Not permitted.

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 have any other questions please contact us.

Free cancellation

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.
US$ 15.80

Meeting point

Vila Nova de Gaia Dock.