Travel List:Cruises In The Douro River

    


The Douro River To talk about the Douro is not only to talk about a river or a region. It is much more than just that... it is to talk about all its history and its peoples, which make it so special. To get to know the Douro is not just to visit the region; it is to go on a journey to discover a unique place, with unique history, culture and people. There are several explanations concerning the origin of the name «Douro». Legend has it that it was usual to see small shiny stones trolling that turned out to be gold. Some people say the name is due to the clay-like colour of the waters of the river, the result of the great quantities of dirt that flash floods brought downhill and because of its lively yellow colour gave it the gold colour. But there are still those who believe that the name comes from the Latin «Durius», in other words, «Duro» (hard), due to the hardness of its sinuous curves of high rocky slopes. The River Douro rises in the Urbión Mountains, in the north of Spain, at around 2000 meters of altitude. It is the second largest river in Portugal with a total length of 927 km; in Portuguese territory the river is only 210 km long and is navigable all long that course thanks to the dams that nowadays are also an attraction, due to the difference in the water level. The Carrapatelo Dam has a difference in the water level of 35 meters, one of the deepest in Europa. It was this once narrow and troubled river that brought prosperity to the region, as the casks full of the precious nectar, Port Wine, used to be transported downstream. In past centuries, the river was a challenge and a danger to those who sailed on it with strong and fast currents, rapids and tricky, half submersed rocks. At that time, only a small wooden boat – Rabelo boat – could sail this waters and take the wine from the Douro valley until the mouth of the river, where on both riverbanks are located the towns of Oporto and Vila Nova de Gaia.
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Douro River Cruise of the Six Bridges in Oporto Monday to Sunday Portugal

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Douro Wine Region-Chariot Douro Tour Portugal

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Douro River Cruise Régua Pinhão Régua Panoramic Cruise Saturdays Portugal

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PORTO / ALPENDURADA / PORTO WITH LUNCH AT THE ALPENDURADA MONASTERY Portugal

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São Martinho Cruise offer in the Douro River Porto - Régua - Porto (descend by boat) Portugal

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Douro River Cruise Panoramic Cruise with Lunch Included RÉGUA/PINHÃO/RÉGUA Portugal

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Douro River Cruises Douro Superior Barca de Alva - Régua Portugal

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Douro cruise from Porto to Pinhao - WEEKDAYS Portugal

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BARCA D'ALVA / RÉGUA - SUNDAY Portugal

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BARCA D'ALVA / RÉGUA - SUNDAY CRUISE Portugal

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River Douro Cruises Porto » Régua » Porto - Douro Vintage Light Ascent by boat - Porto»Régua - Descent by train - Régua» Portugal

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River Douro Cruise offers Douro Pink Régua - Pocinho - Régua (descend by boat) Portugal

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River Douro Cruise Douro Pink Régua - Pocinho - Régua (descend by boat) Portugal

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Douro Sensations - Between boats and panoramic view Portugal

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Douro River Boat Cruise Offers DOURO NOSTÁLGICO (Porto/Régua/Porto) Portugal

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Douro River Boat Cruise DOURO VINHATEIRO (Porto/Régua/Pinhão/Régua/Porto) Portugal


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Douro River Cruise Offers Régua/Barca D’Alva/Régua The unknown Douro Region Portugal

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PORTO / PINHÃO / PORTO (DOWNSTREAM) SUNDAY Portugal

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Cruise Offers in the Douro River ESCAPADINHA NO DOURO (PORTO/RÉGUA/PORTO) Portugal

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Enjoy a Plane Ride Above Douro and its margins Portugal

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Douro Cruises Porto » Régua » Porto - Douro Vintage - A Portugal

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Douro River Cruise Offers Porto » Pinhão by boat - visit to a Port wine Estate - return by bus Portugal

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Douro River Cruise Offers JARDINS SUSPENSOS (Porto/Pinhão/Porto) Saturdays Portugal

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Unique and exclusive Reveillon Cruise on the River Douro 2016/2017 Portugal

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DOURO NO SEU ESPLENDOR SATURDAYS Portugal

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PORTO / POCINHO / PORTO (DOWNSTREAM) Weekends 2 DAY CRUISE Portugal

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River Douro 2 Day Cruise Entre Douro e Varosa Porto - Régua - Vila Real - Lamego - Porto Portugal

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New Years offers in the Douro River RÉVEILLON 2014 -1 NIGHT - MS DOURO QUEEN Portugal

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PORTO / BARCA D'ALVA / PORTO (UPSTREAM) 2 DAY CRUISE Portugal

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River Douro 2 Day Cruise WONDERFUL DOURO (Porto/Régua/Barca D'Alva/Porto) Portugal

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