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Private tour in the Douro (1 to 4 people) in a boat just for you

Badge of ExcellencePorto, Portugal
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From $129.10

per group (up to 4)

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

See the Douro River intimately aboard a boat just for your small group of up to four people. Providing an air of tranquil glamour, the boat offers a special alternative to a standard river cruise with a professional skipper and a carefully planned route around Porto's historic bridges and Gaia's caves. A welcome drink and fragrant almond snacks are among the perks.
  • Book a private boat cruise as a romantic treat or a family trip
  • Be welcomed with a traditional Portuguese drink as you board
  • Enjoy unobstructed views of the city's riverside landmarks and bridges
  • Hear fun facts and stories about the city from your local commander

What's Included

  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Bottled water
  • Almonds with aromatic herbs

    Departure & Return

    Departure Point

    • Marina do Freixo, Marina do Freixo Porto, N108, 4300-316 Porto, Portugal

      At the port of access to the pontoons, next to the Marina's cafe.

    Return Details

    This activity will end right where it started.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Operated by DouroBoatman, Lda.

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

    Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private tour in the Douro (1 to 4 people) in a boat just for you?

    A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas

    Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Private tour in the Douro (1 to 4 people) in a boat just for you?

    A:The policies on sanitization are:
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

    Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private tour in the Douro (1 to 4 people) in a boat just for you?

    A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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    Traveler Tips


    The best time to visit is about an hour before the sunset, as you will see the city during the daylight on your way to the ocean and enjoy the night lights on your way back.
    The boat is a perfect size for 2-4 people and the attention you get is well worth it.
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    timothy_B, Jun 2022
    Daniel was a great tour guide, I had some very good Portwine and the boat was comfortable. We were a little vit unlucky with the westher but Daniel made the best of it!
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    What a great trip! Well worth the money!
    Rebecca_B, Jun 2022
    The whole trip from start to finish was fantastic - Daniel was amazing and explained the history behind all the bridges, the drinks were flowing and the sun was shining. I would highly recommend this company and we’ll worth the money!
    Perfect in every way
    DAWN_G, Jun 2022
    Thoroughly enjoyed few hours on the Douro relaxing & learning more about the city from fab host ! Thank you
    Thanks Captain Daniel for...
    paoder, Jun 2022
    Thanks Captain Daniel for a fun little trip under the bridges of Porto. Great way to spend the evening while visiting Porto and the view of the city from the water is spectacular. Absolutely recommend spending the time with Daniel sitting on comfy bean bags, sipping refreshments and in good company.
    Familly boat trip.
    Rmy_M, Jun 2022
    Very pleasant ride. The landscapes are wonderful. We tried a tasty Porto and Paulo was the nicest with us.
    Rio Douro for 2
    Lisa_C, Jun 2022
    A most relaxing, soothing and tranquil 2 hour ride with Captain Paulo! We took a 4:30 tour and it was a perfect pre-dinner cruise! This is the way to go! Obrigada!
    Incredible views of Porto
    Amina_K, Jun 2022
    This boat tour was the highlight of my trip to Porto. I had booked this private tour for 3 people and we were very lucky to be upgraded to a better boat boat due to prevent rain falling on us. The scenic views of Porto and Gaia were incredible and gave another perspective of the city views. Many thanks to Paulo and António whos hospitality made us feel very welcomed. They even recommended an authentic restaurant to eat at which is usually fully booked and does not take any reservations. Kindly, they called up the restaurant and booked a table for us. Indeed, they are a man of their words as the fish was delicious! Thank you both again for an amazing experience. If coming to Porto, I highly recommend booking your boat trip with Douroboatman.
    Such a new night on the...
    Joseph_R, Jun 2022
    Such a new night on the river. The boat ride gave us an opportunity to see Porto from a completely different perspective. Our guide Pablo was excellent. He was friendly and had so much information to share with us. Highly recommend this tour
    Outstanding way to spend the morning!
    Dan_R, May 2022
    We had a great, relaxing morning touring the Douro river in our private motorboat. The boat has bean bags for chairs, but we spent most of the time sitting on the front and sides of the boat. It was a great chance to speak with a local about life in Portugal and daily living in Porto. Great fish restaurant recommendation for dinner that night as well. Definitely a "must do" when in Porto!
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Incredible experience !
    Karen_B, May 2022
    This private boat tour is must see/do! Antonio is amazing and was extremely accommodating when we had to reschedule last minute due to our flight being delayed. (Thank you!) The views are INCREDIBLE. The ride is smooth as can be. Definitely one of the highlights of my trip. 10/10!!!!!!!!!
    Great Experience!
    Assel_C, May 2022
    Me and my friends were visiting Porto for my bachelorette party and wanted to have a relaxing day on the boat. Upon arrival to the Marina, Antonio, our captain, was already waiting for us. We had the most amazing time! Antonio told us a lot about the history of Porto and pointed out the sights we should visit. We had delicious port wine - red and vino verde. The weather was beautiful and I couldn’t be happier. Antonio was very patient with us and took lots of pictures and pointed out picture opportunities as well. After the tour, he sent us a big list of places to visit in Porto, which we loved! I highly recommend this experience! Thanks for everything!
    Very nice tour
    Ella_M, May 2022
    Daniel was very nice and professional, he gave us a lot of information. Fun and pleasant experience!
    You will be glad you did this!
    Dennis_S, May 2022
    Paulo was warm and inviting. He shared stories and left us loving the city even more than before we stepped onboard.
    One of a kind
    Martijn_V, May 2022
    Unique experience. Daniel was a fun and friendly tour guide. Learned a lot about Porto. The experience is personal and definitely a must do
    Great Small Boat Experience
    Gail_M, May 2022
    Small boat experience with just 4 of us and our guide Daniel. We sat on bean bag cushions which were excellent as they moved with the boat! Daniel was very informative and we were offered excellent home produced port wine included in the trip. Would highly recommend this 2 hour tour rather than a shorter trip on a crowded bigger boat. However be aware that the boat leaves from the marina not Cais de Ribeira quay.
    The best Douro River boatman!
    Karen_L, May 2022
    Paul was so great! He knows everything about sea bass and good port! He is highly recommended any time of the year!
    Delightful Daniel on the Douro
    Beverly_S, May 2022
    Daniel was the tour guide for our two-hour sunset cruise. He sent information ahead of time giving specific details about the cruise and he arrived promptly. Daniel was very polite and friendly. He provided interesting information throughout the tour and was very entertaining as well. It was too cloudy to enjoy the sunset, but Daniel was so entertaining we hardly missed it!!
    A big highlight of our vacation!
    Catherine_L, May 2022
    Paulo and Antonio were just the best. They made us feel at home and told us all about Porto and Portugal. So much history. The scenery was just beautiful! We enjoyed some wine, snacks and great conversation. Thank you Paulo and Antonio
    Definitely worthwhile!
    elaine_w, May 2022
    Was a nice experience with Paulo. He was very hospitable and made the boat ride comfort. Two hour trip makes it a nice leisurely trip and not rushed
    Superbe experience with a super guide snd captain
    MANUEL_A, May 2022
    the knowledge and kindnes of the captain Paul . He is very empatic and propose to us a fantastic experience crossing the six bridges end much more . Really he was the main reason of that experience was unforgetable . In the other hand all the organization of Viator, the directions and the schedule eas perfect . Congratulations!!
    1 traveler found this review helpful
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