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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

Seville

Secrets of the Douro & Sevilla

5 sailing dates April 2023 to November 2023
10 Nights From Porto , Portugal to , Seville
Emerald Cruises logo FROM £2659pp
Seville

Sevilla & Secrets: Seville - Porto

5 sailing dates April 2023 to November 2023
10 Nights From Seville, to Portugal , Porto
Emerald Cruises logo FROM £2659pp
Oporto

Douro Discovery

22 sailing dates October 2022 to November 2023
7 Nights From Oporto, Portugal to Oporto
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Viviers

Discover the Rivers of France & Portugal

4 sailing dates April 2023 to September 2023
14 Nights From Villefranche, France to Beaune
Emerald Cruises logo FROM £4969pp
Lisbon

Douro Discovery with Lisbon

4 sailing dates April 2023 to September 2023
10 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal to Porto
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Pinhao

Madrid & Secrets of the Douro - Madrid to Porto

8 sailing dates October 2022 to October 2023
9 Nights From Madrid, Spain to Portugal , Porto
Emerald Cruises logo FROM £2789pp
Oporto

Lisbon and the Douro Valley

3 sailing dates October 2022 to November 2022
10 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal to Oporto
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Peso Da Régua

Unforgettable Douro - Porto to Porto

19 sailing dates October 2022 to November 2023
10 Nights From Porto , Portugal to Porto
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £3419pp
Peso Da Régua

Delightful Douro - Porto to Porto

12 sailing dates October 2022 to November 2023
7 Nights From Porto , Portugal to Porto
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £2199pp
Peso Da Régua

Secrets of the Douro with Porto

19 sailing dates October 2022 to November 2023
10 Nights From Porto , Portugal to Lisbon
Emerald Cruises logo FROM £2489pp
Salamanca

Unforgettable Douro with Lisbon & Madrid

13 sailing dates October 2022 to October 2023
16 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal to Spain , Madrid
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £4999pp
Madrid

Delightful Douro with Lisbon & Madrid

10 sailing dates October 2022 to November 2023
13 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal to Spain , Madrid
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £3939pp
Pinhao

Unforgettable Douro - Porto to Porto

2 sailing dates May 2023 to June 2023
10 Nights From Porto , Portugal to Porto
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Peso Da Régua

Madrid to Lisbon with Secrets of the Douro

7 sailing dates October 2022 to October 2023
12 Nights From Madrid, Spain to Portugal , Lisbon
Emerald Cruises logo FROM £3219pp
Peso Da Régua

Delightful Douro with Madrid

10 sailing dates October 2022 to November 2023
10 Nights From Porto , Portugal to Spain , Madrid
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £3599pp
Peso Da Régua

Unforgettable Douro - Porto to Madrid

13 sailing dates October 2022 to October 2023
13 Nights From Porto , Portugal to Spain , Madrid
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £4369pp
Pinhao

Douro Discovery

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

Enticing Douro - Roundtrip Porto

89 sailing dates October 2022 to December 2024
7 Nights From Porto , Portugal to Porto
AmaWaterways logo FROM £2369pp
Lisbon

Portugal, Spain, the Douro River Valley

40 sailing dates October 2022 to November 2023
10 Nights From Porto , Portugal to Lisbon
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Arles

Three Rivers Discovery Porto To Nice

2 sailing dates June 2023 to July 2023
14 Nights From Porto , Portugal to France , Villefranche
Emerald Cruises logo FROM £5299pp

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