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“WELL WORTH IT” 5 of 5 stars
Review of River Douro

River Douro
Porto | Arrabida, Porto, Portugal
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Day Trip to Douro
Ranked #2 of 73 Attractions in Porto
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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North Bay, Canada
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“WELL WORTH IT”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

We took a day tour -train to Regua and boat back to Porto. Very scenic if a bit long. Boat was very clean and service wonderful. We were served an excellent lunch and then a loverly snack later in the cruise. As advised, take the tour through the week for 55 Euros versus 80 Euros on the weekend. Altogether a very relaxing day with time to interact with other tourists.

Visited October 2013
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“Viking River cruise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

I know the perfect 80 degree sunny weather had a lot to do with it, but this is one of the most beautiful rivers I have ever sailed on, and I have been on many of them. The scenery is absolutely fabulous, of course I can never get tired of viewing hillsides covered in grapes and/or olive trees that stretch all the way to the horizon. Little villages and sight seeing side trips were all wonderful, and the fact that the Portuguese government has restricted the number of cruise boats they are going to ever allow on the river sets this above and beyond all the other European Rivers. It is going to become very popular so go before the world discovers it, great time. The food on the Viking Cruises isn't as good as ocean cruise ships, but the staff are so friendly and kind, they will stand on their heads to make you happy.

Visited September 2013
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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“Hive of activity”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

An extremely attractive area & a 'must visit' whilst in the city of Porto,a bustling scene of food & drink, small street traders, river cruises & helicopter trips. We took the tram along the side of the river to get a close up of this historic area. Crossing the Luis bridge takes you to the wine cellars & gives an excellent view back over Porto which should not be missed.

Visited September 2013
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“marina”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

we were there inthe evening-you can see pepole 'if you are hungry -to eat ,if not -to drink to lok around ,the food is good and welldone and very tasty even late in the evening.to go back mostly-to climb the streets but it is nice-you have to go in comfortable shoes.

Visited September 2013
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“River Cruise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

A very short cruise highlights the bridges. Probably should have taken the overhead cable car. Raining when we went didn't help.

Visited September 2013
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