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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

Douro Discovery with Lisbon

11 sailing dates April 2022 to October 2023
10 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal to Porto
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Madrid

Madrid & Secrets of the Douro - Madrid to Porto

5 sailing dates May 2022 to October 2022
9 Nights From Madrid, Spain to Portugal , Porto
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Lisbon

Lisbon and the Douro Valley

34 sailing dates March 2022 to November 2022
10 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal to Oporto
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Oporto

Lisbon and the Douro Valley exclusively for solo t

1 sailing date November 2022
9 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal to Oporto
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Peso Da Régua

Unforgettable Douro - Porto to Porto

1 sailing date April 2022
10 Nights From Porto, Portugal to Porto
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £3619pp
Peso Da Régua

Delightful Douro - Porto to Porto

16 sailing dates April 2022 to November 2023
7 Nights From Porto, Portugal to Porto
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £2389pp
Pinhao

Lisbon to Madrid with Secrets of the Douro

2 sailing dates May 2022 to June 2022
12 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal to Spain , Madrid
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Peso Da Régua

Three Rivers Discovery with Lisbon

3 sailing dates April 2022 to June 2022
17 Nights From Villefranche-Sur-Mer, France to Portugal , Lisbon
Emerald Cruises logo FROM £5199pp
Peso Da Régua

Secrets of the Douro with Lisbon

12 sailing dates November 2021 to November 2022
10 Nights From Porto, Portugal to Lisbon
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Seville

Spanish Conquest & Lisbon with Secrets of Douro

5 sailing dates May 2022 to September 2022
21 Nights From Barcelona, to Portugal , Porto
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Pinhao

Unforgettable Douro with Lisbon with Madrid

10 sailing dates March 2022 to November 2022
16 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal to Spain , Madrid
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £5199pp
Pinhao

Beautiful Bordeaux & Unforgettable Douro

7 sailing dates May 2022 to September 2022
20 Nights From Bordeaux, France to Portugal , Porto
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £7119pp
Lisbon

Delightful Douro with Lisbon & Madrid

8 sailing dates November 2021 to November 2022
13 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal to Spain , Madrid
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £3989pp
Oporto

Lisbon to Oporto

1 sailing date November 2021
10 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal to Oporto
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Peso Da Régua

Douro Discovery from Barcelona to Porto

5 sailing dates April 2022 to July 2022
20 Nights From Barcelona, to Portugal , Porto
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Pinhao

Douro, Porto Salamance River from Porto

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

Unforgettable Douro - Porto to Porto

33 sailing dates April 2022 to November 2023
10 Nights From Porto, Portugal to Porto
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £3619pp
Lisbon

Madrid to Lisbon with Secrets of the Douro

6 sailing dates May 2022 to October 2022
12 Nights From Madrid, Spain to Portugal , Lisbon
Emerald Cruises logo FROM £3249pp
Avignon

Lisbon with Three Rivers Discovery- Lisbon To Nice

2 sailing dates June 2022 to July 2022
17 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal to France , Villefranche-Sur-Mer
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Pinhao

Delightful Douro with Madrid

8 sailing dates April 2022 to November 2022
10 Nights From Porto, Portugal to Spain , Madrid
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £3339pp

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