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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

Pinhao

Enticing Douro - Roundtrip Porto

30 sailing dates April 2019 to November 2019
7 Nights From Porto, Portugal to Porto
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Salamanca

Portugal’s River of Gold - Lisbon to Porto

165 sailing dates March 2019 to June 2020
9 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal to Porto
Viking Cruises logo FROM £1895pp
Pinhao

Lisbon to Leverinho via Coimbra, Porto

7 sailing dates April 2019 to October 2019
7 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal to Porto
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Peso Da Régua

Lisbon to Porto

4 sailing dates March 2019 to November 2019
7 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal to Porto
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Peso Da Régua

Porto to Lisbon

12 sailing dates April 2020 to November 2020
10 Nights From Porto, Portugal to Lisbon
Emerald Waterways logo FROM £1539pp
Salamanca

Lisbon to Porto

13 sailing dates April 2020 to October 2020
10 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal to Porto
Emerald Waterways logo FROM £1829pp
Pinhao

Unforgettable Douro with Lisbon

8 sailing dates May 2019 to October 2019
14 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal to Porto
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Peso Da Régua

Porto, The Douro Valley and Samamanca

9 sailing dates April 2019 to October 2019
5 Nights From Porto, Portugal to Porto
CroisiEurope logo FROM £949pp
Pinhao

Porto And The Douro Valley

9 sailing dates March 2019 to November 2019
5 Nights From Porto, Portugal to Porto
CroisiEurope logo FROM £639pp
Pinhao

Lisbon and the Douro Valley Jazz

1 sailing date October 2019
10 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal to , Oporto
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Blaye

Douro, Basque Country & Bordeaux Delights

5 sailing dates June 2019 to September 2019
22 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal to , Versailles
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Libourne

Douro, Basque Country And Bordeaux

5 sailing dates June 2019 to September 2019
19 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal to France , Bordeaux
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Oporto

Douro Discovery

23 sailing dates March 2019 to November 2019
7 Nights From Oporto, to Oporto
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Oporto

Gilbert & Sullivan on the Douro with Lisbon

1 sailing date July 2019
10 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal to , Oporto
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Pinhao

Gilbert & Sullivan on the Douro

1 sailing date July 2019
7 Nights From Oporto, to Oporto
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Pinhao

Jazz on the Douro

2 sailing dates October 2019
7 Nights From Oporto, to Oporto
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Pinhao

Lisbon and the Douro Valley

15 sailing dates March 2019 to November 2019
10 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal to , Oporto
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Peso Da Régua

Lisbon to Porto

1 sailing date August 2019
13 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal to Porto
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Pinhao

Lisbon to Porto

3 sailing dates July 2019 to August 2019
13 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal to Porto
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Salamanca

Portugal's River of Gold

1 sailing date October 2020
7 Nights From Porto, Portugal to Porto
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