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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

Roundtrip Porto

45 sailing dates April 2022 to October 2022
7 Nights From Porto, Portugal to Porto
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Saint Emilion

Beautiful Bordeaux & Unforgettable Douro

7 sailing dates May 2022 to September 2022
20 Nights From Bordeaux, France to Portugal , Porto
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Oporto

Lisbon to Oporto

25 sailing dates May 2021 to November 2021
10 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal, Portugal to Oporto
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Pinhao

Porto And The Douro Valley

4 sailing dates October 2021 to November 2021
5 Nights From Porto, Portugal to Porto
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Oporto

Walking the Douro

1 sailing date October 2021
7 Nights From Oporto, Portugal to Oporto
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Pinhao

Lisbon and the Douro Valley

25 sailing dates May 2021 to November 2021
10 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal, Portugal to Oporto
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Peso Da Régua

Best of Portugal & France

4 sailing dates June 2021 to August 2021
19 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal, Portugal to France , Chalon-sur-Saône
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Salamanca

Best of Portugal & France

4 sailing dates June 2021 to August 2021
26 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal, Portugal to , Paris
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Peso Da Régua

Douro Discovery from Bordeaux to Porto

2 sailing dates June 2021 to August 2021
18 Nights From Bordeaux, France to Portugal , Porto
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Pinhao

Douro Discovery from Barcelona to Porto

1 sailing date August 2021
22 Nights From Barcelona, Spain, to Portugal , Porto
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Pinhao

Douro Discovery from Barcelona to Porto

9 sailing dates June 2021 to July 2022
20 Nights From Barcelona, Spain, to Portugal , Porto
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Salamanca

Douro, Porto Salamance River from Porto

1 sailing date November 2021
7 Nights From Porto, to Porto
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Peso Da Régua

Romance of the Rhine and Main

26 sailing dates May 2021 to November 2021
8 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal, Portugal to Oporto
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Pinhao

Unforgettable Douro - Porto to Porto

26 sailing dates July 2021 to November 2022
10 Nights From Porto, Portugal to Porto
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Pinhao

Unforgettable Douro with Lisbon & Madrid

5 sailing dates August 2021 to October 2021
17 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal, Portugal to Spain , Madrid
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Salamanca

Madrid to Lisbon with Secrets of the Douro

3 sailing dates August 2021 to October 2021
12 Nights From Madrid, Spain to Portugal , Lisbon, Portugal
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Lisbon

14 Days Douro Delights with Lisbon and Madrid

3 sailing dates June 2021 to September 2021
13 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal, Portugal to Spain , Madrid
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Lisbon

Lisbon to Nice with Three Rivers Discovery

1 sailing date July 2021
20 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal, Portugal to France , Villefranche
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Lisbon with Three Rivers Discovery- Lisbon To Nice

1 sailing date July 2021
17 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal, Portugal to France , Villefranche
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Pinhao

Delightful Douro with Lisbon & Madrid

4 sailing dates September 2021 to November 2021
13 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal, Portugal to Spain , Madrid
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