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Pinhao River Cruises

About Pinhao

Pinhão lies alongside the Douro River's convergence with the Pinhão River in the idyllic valleys of northern Portugal. Visitors will notice the vast fields of grape vines as they approach the region, which is well known for its Port wine production. Situated in the heart of Portuguese wine country, the tranquil town of Pinhão is the ideal location to unwind, take in the sights and learn more about the history of this picturesque region. The town is usually quiet and sparsely populated, except for during the autumn harvest when both workers and tourists descend on the area to help with the production of the town’s famous Port wine. Activities such as wine-tasting and grape stomping are particularly popular at this time of the year, especially amongst avid wine connoisseurs and make for a unique and enjoyable experience. Pinhão’s historic wine culture is immediately noticeable upon arrival, as visitors are greeted by fields of vineyards thriving in the regions pleasant climate.

Exploring Pinhao

Pinhão river cruises are a fantastic way to admire the area’s attractive landscape, which consists mainly of rolling green hills, impressive fields of vines and intriguing buildings and architecture. One of the most significant landmarks in the region is town’s iconic bridge, designed by the celebrated French architect, Gustave Eiffel, whose most celebrated achievement of course needs no introduction. This one's pretty special too however and comes into view as you cruise gently down the Douro River and approach the town. Indeed, the opportunity to explore the areas’s stunning landscape from the water is an excellent way to experience Pinhão in comfort and style.

Once on land, the Vintage House Hotel is a building that everyone passing through the area should attempt to visit. This romantic construction is filled with fascinating rooms containing a plethora of tremendous historic paintings and artefacts guaranteed to spark the curiosity of observant travellers. The establishment also offers first-rate fine-dining for all who visit, including those who are not staying exclusively in the hotel.

Perhaps the town’s most iconic tourist attraction however, is the Pinhão Railway Station. Since its inception in 1880, the station has served as an important transport link for moving goods and people through Portugal’s quaint Douro Valley. The building is elegantly decorated with a selection azulejos (or tiles) created in 1937 by J. Oliveira, depicting scenes from Pinhão’s colourful culture and heritage.

Pinhao tips

As you would imagine considering its heritage, Pinhao offers some excellent opportunities to sample the country's celebrated port wine. It is known for its production of the drink, so it is also a great place to pick up a bottle to take back home.

Pinhao Itineraries

Peso Da Régua

Enticing Douro - Roundtrip Porto

58 sailing dates May 2019 to November 2020
7 Nights From Porto, Portugal to Porto

Includes direct flights and overseas transfers

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Peso Da Régua

Portugal’s River of Gold - Lisbon to Porto

223 sailing dates May 2019 to November 2020
9 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal, Portugal to Porto
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Madrid

Exploring the Douro, Madrid, Lisbon

1 sailing date August 2020
11 Nights From Madrid, Spain to Portugal , Lisbon, Portugal
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Salamanca

Douro Discovery

5 sailing dates April 2020 to September 2020
7 Nights From Porto, Portugal to Porto
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Peso Da Régua

Bordeaux to Porto

1 sailing date June 2020
20 Nights From Bordeaux, France, France to Portugal , Porto
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Madrid

Porto to Madrid

1 sailing date April 2020
13 Nights From Bem-vindo, to Spain , Madrid
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Salamanca

Porto to Madrid

16 sailing dates April 2020 to November 2020
13 Nights From Bem-vindo, to Spain , Madrid
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Peso Da Régua

Lisbon to Madrid

1 sailing date April 2020
13 Nights From Bem-vindo, to Spain , Madrid
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Peso Da Régua

Lisbon to Madrid

6 sailing dates April 2020 to October 2020
13 Nights From Bem-vindo, to Spain , Madrid
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Peso Da Régua

Porto to Madrid

1 sailing date April 2020
10 Nights From Porto, Portugal to Spain , Madrid
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Madrid

Porto to Madrid

7 sailing dates April 2020 to October 2020
10 Nights From Porto, Portugal to Spain , Madrid
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Lisbon

Lisbon to Madrid

1 sailing date March 2020
16 Nights From Bem-vindo, to Spain , Madrid
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Madrid

Lisbon to Madrid

15 sailing dates March 2020 to November 2020
16 Nights From Bem-vindo, to Spain , Madrid
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Lisbon

Portugal, Spain and Douro River Valley

34 sailing dates March 2020 to November 2020
10 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal, Portugal to Porto
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Pinhao

Portugal, Spain & the Douro - Lisbon to Porto

34 sailing dates March 2020 to November 2020
10 Nights From Lisbon At Leisure, Portugal to Porto
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Pinhao

Beautiful Bordeaux & Unforgettable Douro

8 sailing dates May 2020 to August 2020
20 Nights From Porto, Portugal to France , Bordeaux, France
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Peso Da Régua

Portugal, Spain and the Douro Valley

1 sailing date July 2019
7 Nights From Porto, Portugal to Porto
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Salamanca

Douro Delights - Porto to Madrid

9 sailing dates May 2019 to September 2020
8 Nights From Porto, Portugal to Spain , Madrid
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Peso Da Régua

27 Day Best of Portugal & France

6 sailing dates May 2020 to June 2020
26 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal, Portugal to France , Paris
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Pinhao

Portugal’s River of Gold

2 sailing dates March 2020
9 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal, Portugal to Porto
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