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Do you want to take a private cruise in the Douro river? 5 must-see programs.

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Do you want to explore the Douro region in an exclusive and personalized program, away from noise and crowds? It is time to discover the Douro Valley through a new look! With your family or your group of friends, embark on a beautiful private cruise onboard of a luxury yacht or sailboat. Discover the wonderful programs we have prepared for you and discover Porto and the Douro Region with comfort and elegance.

The new coronavirus changed the world as we knew it. From social meetings, leisure moments to the most common daily tasks, everything was suddenly modified. After a period of confinement and reflection, we feel that our needs and priorities have changed. It is time to find Douro through a new view!



If you prefer the silence and tranquility and want to know this paradise away from the masses and tourist confusion, we propose a different experience! Why not board with us on a yacht or sailboat, exclusive for you?


Our yachts and sailboats are synonymous of elegance, class and comfort. We have several dream programs waiting for you, departing from Pinhão or Vila Nova de Gaia, at any time of the year! Being private and exclusive, they are fully customizable and adapted to your tastes and preferences. If you want to enjoy a memorable experience, with all the security, privacy and freedom, feel free to contact us for a private cruise in the Douro.


Invite your closest friends and go on an adventure with Cruzeiros Douro! We present some unmissable suggestions of yacht and sailboat cruises on the Douro River:


Yacht cruise "Douro Premium"

Take a break in the Douro and enjoy the beautiful landscapes between Pinhão and Tua, in the comfort of an elegant yacht. The cruise departs from Sabrosa Pier (Pinhão), takes 1h30m and includes a tasting of regional products from the Douro region. On board, Sparkling Wine and Port Wine will also be served! Celebrate the best of life on board of an exclusive yacht and experience unforgettable moments! Find out more about this program here.


Yacht Cruise "Panoramic Porto"

Visit Porto is to dive into the past and the future, is to contemplate a monumental heritage. Embark on a magnificent yacht cruise and enjoy the perfect combination: the serenity of the Douro River, the scenic beauty of the historical center of Porto and the splendor of a luxury yacht, exclusive for you. The program departs from the beautiful Douro Marina (Afurada, Vila Nova de Gaia) and includes 3 hours of navigation. You can customize the program according to your preferences and include a tasty lunch or dinner, in the comfort and refinement of the yacht. Enjoy the beauty of the landscape and the feeling of liberty and live intensely every moment! Consult the cruise details on this page.


Yacht Cruise "Douro Refuge"

Embark on a fascinating 1-hour yacht cruise through the Douro and enjoy a glass of Port wine while relaxing and admiring the beautiful landscape. The tour starts in the stunning village of Pinhão, in the “heart of the Douro Valley”, where you can get involved in all the wine atmosphere and enjoy Nature in its purest state: the quiet waters of the Douro river that dominate the landscape and the magnificent terraces, the result of the superhuman effort of past generations. A journey that will certainly remain in your memory and will provide unique and unforgettable feelings. See all information here.



Private Sailboat Cruise "Douro Treasures”

Be impressed by the scenic beauty of the Douro Valley landscape and enjoy the comfort and refinement of a luxury sailboat! This half-day program departs from Folgosa Pier and includes a visit to a prestigious winery in the region, where you can enjoy the best Douro wines. Let yourself be surprised by the “Treasures of the Douro”, on board of an elegant sailboat totally exclusive for you. Find out more about this charming cruise in this page.


Private cruise "Douro Sailing Love"

Participate in the most romantic program in the Douro Valley and enjoy the serenity of the Douro river, aboard an elegant sailboat totally exclusive for you. The cruise starts at 6 pm in Folgosa do Douro and allows you to contemplate the beauty of the sunset and the stunning landscapes of the Douro Demarcated Region. You will enjoy, after, a delicious dinner by the prestigious DOC Douro restaurant, by Chef Rui Paula, and overnight on board the sailboat. The next morning, you will enjoy a tasty breakfast and a wine tasting at a renowned winery of the region. Live moments of pure romance, along an unforgettable cruise. Make your booking now here.



Take a break with your family and friends and celebrate the best of life with those who really deserve it! Embark on a private cruise on a yacht or sailboat any day of the year and fall in love with the unique landscapes of the Douro Valley, with all the comfort and privacy, away from the noise and the crowds.


Tell us what inspires you! Cruzeiros Douro will organize your cruise according to your preferences!

Tânia Nogueira

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Tânia Nogueira

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