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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

Porto And The Douro Valley

2 sailing dates November 2020
5 Nights From Porto, Portugal to Porto
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Porto, The Douro Valley

12 sailing dates September 2020 to October 2021
5 Nights From Porto, Portugal to Porto
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Porto And The Douro Valley

4 sailing dates March 2021 to November 2021
5 Nights From Porto, Portugal to Porto
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Salamanca

The Douro, The Portuguese Soul

19 sailing dates October 2020 to November 2021
7 Nights From Porto, Portugal to Porto
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The Douro Valley, Unspoiled Nature

1 sailing date April 2021
7 Nights From Porto, Portugal to Porto
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Pinhao

Lisbon, Porto And The Douro Valley

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

Porto to Porto

6 sailing dates October 2020 to October 2021
5 Nights From Porto, Portugal to Porto
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Pinhao

Douro Discovery: A Family River Cruise in Portugal

2 sailing dates July 2021
9 Nights From Madrid, Spain to Portugal , Porto
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Enticing Douro - Roundtrip Porto

10 sailing dates August 2020 to August 2021
7 Nights From Porto, Portugal to Porto

FREE flights and overseas transfers plus HUGE savings of up to £1,300 per couple!

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Portugal, Spain, the Douro River Valley

34 sailing dates March 2021 to November 2021
10 Nights From Porto, Portugal to Lisbon
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Madrid

Madrid & Secrets of the Douro Madrid > Porto

7 sailing dates May 2021 to October 2021
9 Nights From Madrid, Spain to Portugal , Porto
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Lyon

Three Rivers Discovery Nice > Porto

3 sailing dates May 2021 to September 2021
14 Nights From Villefranche (Nice), France to Portugal , Porto
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Avignon

Three Rivers Discovery Porto > Nice

2 sailing dates June 2021 to July 2021
14 Nights From Porto, Portugal to France , Villefranche (Nice)
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Madrid

Secrets of the Douro & Madrid - Porto to Madrid

2 sailing dates May 2021 to June 2021
9 Nights From Porto, Portugal to Spain , Madrid
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Lisbon & Secrets of the Douro Lisbon > Porto

13 sailing dates September 2020 to November 2021
10 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal to Porto
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Pinhao

Douro Discovery with Lisbon

6 sailing dates April 2021 to September 2021
10 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal to Porto
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Spain And Portugal Delights

1 sailing date April 2021
22 Nights From Barcelona, to Spain , Madrid
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Madrid

Douro Delights- Lisbon to Madrid

1 sailing date May 2021
13 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal to Spain , Madrid
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Salamanca

Delightful Douro Porto > Porto

4 sailing dates June 2021 to October 2021
7 Nights From Porto, Portugal to Porto

Includes HUGE savings of up to £500 per couple plus FREE private door-to-door chauffeur transfers! Book today and pay by 31st October to save an extra £250!

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Lisbon to Porto

3 sailing dates October 2020 to October 2021
7 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal to Porto
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