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Quick and Easy

Quick and easy trip across the river if you're short on time or don't want to walk. Costs 3 euros... read more

Reviewed May 29, 2019
Bob B
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London, United Kingdom
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Worth doing

My wife and I started a Viking Douro Cruise at Porto and our ship was moored on the south side of... read more

Reviewed July 27, 2018
DoctorBrian2013
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Fareham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 14, 2019 via mobile

A couple of relaxed minutes is all it takes to cross the river Douro rather than taking a trek across the busy bridge. It cost us €2 and was easy and comfortable. They do not overfill the boat and are very nice and helpful.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed May 29, 2019 via mobile

Quick and easy trip across the river if you're short on time or don't want to walk. Costs 3 euros per person each way. We used it a few times during out stay in Porto and had absolutely no problems. Boat is modern, clean and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Bob B
Reviewed February 16, 2019

Well the claim that it is the quickest way across, but if we had have started walking and walked across the bridge we would have been there much, much quicker. Perhaps it is just because ot was off season that the boat was waiting at...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Colin D
Reviewed December 8, 2018

The River Taxi will safely take your across the River Douro in a stylish and comfortable boat, for just a couple of Euros. To get from Ribeira to the quay where all of the Port wine cellars are and back the other way. We used...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Modern, comfortable boat with friendly crew. It is certainly the fast way to cross the river, once you’ve set sail. Great views of the city, particularly both banks and the Ponte Luis I bridge. Only €3 one-way for adults, €1 for a child, and under-fives...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 4, 2018

We walked across the tram deck of the bridge and decided to use the river taxi back. Big banner signage and a fair number in the queue but having watched the last crossing away from us and seen it unload we then had to wait...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed July 27, 2018

My wife and I started a Viking Douro Cruise at Porto and our ship was moored on the south side of the river. The north side was reachable after a fairly long walk which involved crossing a bridge so we decided to take the river...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank DoctorBrian2013
Reviewed May 20, 2018

A pleasant way to cross the river on this frequent river taxi. Euro 3 per person, one way. Nice and relaxed with good views and photo opportunities.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Kim P
Reviewed January 15, 2018

At a cost of only 3 euro each way this is the quickest way to cross the Douro. Sails every 10 minutes or so and only takes a couple of minutes. Modern covered boats (I believe owned by the Tailors Port House). Captain was an...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank ChiefyChuckles
Reviewed September 18, 2017

There is no easier or pleasant, enjoyable way to get from Ribeira to Gaia....which are across the River Duoro from each other! The skippers on the two occasions we used it were fun and smiley! It cost 3 euro each....good value!

Date of experience: August 2017
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