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Rabelo boat cruise of the 6 bridges

Date: 8 October

Schedule: 11h00-13h30

Pick Up: Designated congress hotels

Drop off: Cais da Ribeira

 

The boat tour starts in the Ribeira area and will offers endless opportunities to admire the astonishing views of both sides of the river Douro – the Ribeira on the north banks of the river and the Vila Nova de Gaia city on the south side of the river. 

During the cruise lunch will be served to accompany the landscape and views over the emblematic monuments and buildings passing by.

Bout the Rabelo boats
These are one of the most popular symbols of Porto. The flat bottom boats, used to be the nautical horses that carried barrels of Porto wine from the Douro valley vineyards to the Port Wine cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia. For centuries, when there were no suitable roads or a single railway alongside the vineyards, Rabelo boats were the most efficient and reliable means of transportation.

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