DOURO AZUL (Modern Boat)

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Length 45 meters
Breath 9 meters
Average speed 14 knots
Engines 2xCummings 420 H.P.

OTHER CHARACTERISTICS

Sun deck
Bar deck
Restaurant deck

CAPACITY

320 passengers
ITINERARIES

A 3 DAYS EVASION ON THE DOURO VALLEY - You can stay at a Rural Manor House, at an Hotel or at Solar da Rede Manor House (Pousada)

1st Day - Friday
12:00AM Board the ship at Vila Nova de Gaia Quay
12:30AM Ships sets sail
1:30PM Arrival at Crestuma/Lever dam (Floodgate: 14 meters difference in level). Port Wine aperitive served on board.
2:00PM Lunch served on board.
4:00PM Arrival at Carrapatelo dam (Floodgate: 35 meters difference in level)
6:30PM Arrival at Régua. Transfer to accommodation previously chosen - Check in. Dinner and overnight at the accommodation booked.
2nd Day - Saturday
Breakfast. In the morning you can visit S. João de Tarouca Monastery, Ucanha Bridge and Shrine of Our Lady of Remédios.
3:00PM Transfer to Régua Railway Station.
3:30PM Departure in an Historical Steam Train from Régua, passing Pinhão and Tua; return to Régua around 6:30PM*. Free time to visit Régua Village.
7:30PM Return transfer to accommodation. Dinner and overnight.
3rd Day
Breakfast.
10:00AM Transfer to Pinhão.
10:40AM Arrival at Pinhão Quay. Board the ship. Departure to Barca D´Alva.
12:15AM Arrival at Valeira dam (Floodgate: 32 meters difference in level). Port Wine aperitive served on board.
1:00PM Lunch served on board.
2:30PM Arrival at Pocinho dam (Floodgate: 20 meters difference in level).
4:30PM Arrival at Barca D´Alva Quay. Transfer to Pocinho.
7:00PM Return to Oporto by train**. Dinner served on the train.
11:45PM Arrival at Oporto (S. Bento Railway Station).

Frequency

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays (from June to October)

* In case it may be impossible to use the only Steam Engine available on the Douro Line, an Historical Diesel Engine will be used.

** In case C.P. (the Portuguese Railway Company) is not able to provide transportation, the trip will be made by bus.

DOURO VINEYARDS CRUISE

Time Place
7:30AM Board the ship at Vila Nova de Gaia Quay
8:00AM Ship sets sail
8:15AM Breakfast served on board
8:50AM Arrival at Crestuma/Lever dam (Floodgate: 14 meters difference in level)
11:30AM Arrival at Carrapatelo dam (Floodgate: 35 meters difference in level). Port Wine aperitive on board.
12:45AM Lunch service.
1:30PM Sailing by Régua
1:45PM Arrival at Bagaúste dam (Floodgate: 27 meters difference in level)
3:15PM Arrival at Pinhão. Free Time.
3:40PM Meeting at Pinhão Railway Station*
3:50PM Departure by train to Oporto.
7:00PM Arrival at Oporto (S. Bento RailwayStation)

Frequency

Saturdays (from March to October)
* In case C.P. (Portuguese Railway Company) is not able to provide transportation, the trip will be made by bus.

ALPENDURADA MONASTERY CRUISE

Time Place
11:00AM Passengers join the bus in front of S. Francisco Church - Infante Square (Oporto)
11:15AM Departure to Alpendurada
12:30AM Arrival at the Monestary
1:00PM Lunch served at the Monestary
2:30PM Transfer by bus to Bitetos Quay - Board the ship
3:00PM Ship sets sail to Oporto. Coffee served on board.
4:30PM Arrival at Crestuma/Lever dam (Floodgate: 14 meters difference in level).
6:00PM Arrival at Vila Nova de Gaia
Frequency Sundays (from March to October)
Minimum of participants

35

FANTASTIC DOURO CRUISE

Time Place
8:45AM Board the ship at Régua Quay.
9:15AM Ship sets sail to Porto.
11:00AM Arrival at Carrapatelo dam (Floodgate: 35 meters difference in level)
12:15AM Arrival at Bitetos Quay. Transfer by bus to the Monastary of Alpendurada.
1:00PM Lunch served at the Monastery.
2:30PM Return by bus to the ship.
3:00PM Departure to Oporto. Coffee served on board.
4:30PM Arrival at Crestuma dam (Floodgate: 14 meters difference level)
6:00PM Arrival at Vila Nova de Gaia Quay.
Frequency Sundays (from March to October)

MONUMENTAL DOURO CRUISE (Weekend Cruise)

1st Day - Saturday
Time Place
10:20AM Meeting at S. Bento Railway Station (Oporto).
10:30AM Board the train.*
10:48AM Departure by train to Régua.
1:00PM Arrival to Régua. Transfer by bus to Solar da Rede Manor House, where lunch will be provided.
1:30PM Lunch service.
3:00PM Departure by bus to Lamego. Visit to the Monastery of S. João de Tarouca, Ucanha bridge and the shrine of Our Lady of Remédios.
7:45PM Arrival at the hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
2nd Day - Sunday
Time Place
7:30PM Breakfast at the hotel.
8:30PM Transfer by bus to the Régua Quay.
8:45PM Board the ship.
9:15PM Ship sets sail to Oporto.
11:00PM Arrival at Carrapatelo dam (Floodgate: 35 meters difference in level)
12:15PM Arrival at Bitetos Quay. Transfer by bus to the Monastery of Alpendorada.
1:00PM Lunch served at the Monastery.
2:30PM Transfer by bus to Bitetos Quay.
3:00PM Return to the ship and departure to Oporto.
3:15PM Coffee served on board.
4:30PM Arrival at Crestuma/Lever dam (Floodgate: 14 meters difference in level)
6:00PM Arrival at Vila Nova de Gaia Quay.
Frequency Weekends from March to October.
* In case C.P. (Portuguese Railway Company) is not able to provide transportation, the trip will be made by bus.
VISTADOURO (Typical Boat - Rabelo)

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Length 24 meters
Breath 6,54 meters
Average speed 11 knots
Engines GM DETROIT, Diesel 12 C/C, 380 H.P.

OTHER CHARACTERISTICS

Sun deck
Bar deck
Restaurant deck

CAPACITY

130 passengers
ITINERARIES

SPLENDOR OF THE DOURO CRUISE (Oporto / Régua / Oporto)

Time Place
8:30AM Board the ship at Ribeira Quay (Oporto).
9:00AM Ship sets sail to Régua.
10:00AM Arrival at Crestuma/Lever dam (Floodgate: 14 meters difference level). Port Wine aperitive served on board.
12:30AM Lunch served on board.
1:30PM Arrival to Carrapatelo dam (Floodgate: 35 meters difference in level)
4:00PM Arrival at Régua.
4:30PM Visit to a wine cellar with Port Wine tasting.
5:30PM Transfer to Rede or Régua Railway Station *
6:05PM Train departure to Oporto.
8:10PM Arrival at Oporto (S. Bento Railway Station)
Frequency Saturday from March to October.
* In case C.P. (Portuguese Railway Company) is not available to provide transportation, the trip will be made by bus.

PANORAMIC DOURO CRUISE (Oporto / Régua / Oporto)

Time Place
8:15AM Meeting at S. bento Railway Station (Oporto)
8:30AM Board the train. Departure to Régua. *
11:30AM Arrival at Régua.
12:00AM Board the ship at Régua Quay. Departure to Oporto. Port Wine is served on board.
12:30AM Lunch served on board.
2:00PM Arrival at Carrapatelo dam (Floodgate: 35 meters difference in level).
5:30PM Arrival at Crestuma/Lever dam (Floodgate: 14 meters difference in level)
7:00PM Arrival at Ribeira Quay (Oporto)
Frequency Sundays from March to October.
* In case C.P. (Portuguese Railway Company) is not available to provide transportation, the trip will be made by bus.

POUSADA SOLAR DA REDE CRUISE (Weekens in Solar da Rede Manor House)

1st Day
Time Place
8:30AM Meeting at Ribeira Quay (Oporto). Board the ship.
9:00AM Ship sets sail to Régua.
10:00AM Arrival at Crestuma/Lever dam (Floodgate: 14 meters difference in level)
12:30AM Lunch served on board.
1:30PM Arrival at Carrapatelo dam (Floodgate: 35 meters difference level)
4:00PM Arrival at Régua. Transfer to Solar da Rede Manor House. Free Time.
8:00PM Dinner at Solar da Rede.
2nd Day
Time Place
Breakfast and free time.
12:00AM Lunch served at Solar da Rede.
2:00PM Transfer to Régua Railway Station *
3:00PM Departure by train to Oporto.
4:50PM Arrival at Oporto (S. Bento Railway Station)
Frequency Weekends, from March to October
* In case C.P. (Portuguese Railway Company) is not available to provide transportation, the trip will be made by bus.

TRADITIONAL DOURO CRUISE (Weekend in a local Manor House or hotel)

1st Day (Saturday)
Time Place
8:30AM Board the ship at Ribeira Quay (Oporto).
9:00AM Ship sets sail to Régua.
10:00AM Arrival at Crestuma/Lever dam (Floodgate: 14 meters in difference level)
12:30AM Lunch served on board.
1:30PM Arrival at Carrapatelo dam (Floodgate: 35 meters difference in level)
4:00PM Arrival at Régua.
4:15PM Transfer to accommodation previously chosen. Check-in. Free time to have the opportunity o enjoy an unforgettable landscape.
8:00PM Dinner at the accommodation booked.
2nd Day (Sunday)
Time Place
9:30AM Breakfast and free time (Douro Tour - optional, requires previous booking)
12:00AM Transfer to Régua.
12:30AM Lunch under own arrangments.
2:45PM Meeting at Régua Railway Station *
3:00PM Departure by train to Oporto.
4:50PM Arrival at Oporto (S. Bento Railway Station)
Frequency Weekends, from March to October.
Manor Houses Casa d´Além, Casa da Timpeira, Quinta de Sta. Eufémia
Hotels

Hotel Lamego ****, Hotel Régua Douro ****, Hotel Miracorgo ***

Douro Tour (optional): please contact by phone: +351 223402500, fax: +351 222083407 or  e-mail: douroazul@ip.pt
*  In case C.P. (Portuguese Railway Company) is not available to provide transportation, the trip will be made by bus.

PORT WORLD PATRIMONY CRUISE

Departure from Ribeira Quay, during your cruise you will pass under the Luís I, D. Maria Pia, S. João, Freixo and Arrábida bridges, all of which connect Porto to Vila Nova de Gaia.
Duration 55 minutes
Frequency Week days, from March to October
Departure Times 10:00AM - 11:00AM - 2:00PM - 3:00PM - 4:00PM - 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Night Cruise Please contact Douro Azul

LUNCH / DINNER CRUISES

This programme has been designed for special occasions, such as birthdays, incentives, conferences or just a friend´s meeting. We have carefully selected several menus for your choice, all of them including the wine. You will still have the possibility to enjoy (subject to previous arrangements) live music; select your own intimate atmosphere.
Duration 2 hours
Frequency Week days (all year through)
Minimum of participants 25

SENIOR TOURISM IN THE DOURO RIVER

ITINERARIES

UPSTREAM
Time Place
9:00AM Board the ship at Vila Nova de Gaia Quay.
9:30AM Ship sets sail.
10:30AM Arrival at Crestuma/Lever dam (Floodgate: 14 meters difference in level)
12:30AM Lunch service.
1:00PM Arrival at Carrapatelo dam (Floodgate: 35 meters difference in level)
3:30PM Arrival at Régua Quay.
4:25PM Return by train to Oporto*
7:00PM Arrival at Oporto (S. Bento Railway Station)
Frequency Mondays and Wednesdays from March to October.
* In case C.P. (Portuguese Railway Company) is not able to provide transportation, the trip will be made by bus.

DOWNSTREAM

Time Place
8:15AM Meeting at S. Bento Railway Station .
8:30AM Departure by train to Régua *.
11:30AM Arrival at Régua.
12:00AM Board th ship at Régua Quay. Departure to Oporto.
12:30AM Lunch served on board.
2:00PM Arrival at Carrapatelo dam (Floodgate: 35 meters difference in level).
4:45PM Arrival at Crestuma/Lever dam (Floodgate: 14 meters difference in level)
6:00PM Arrival at Vila Nova de Gaia Quay.
Frequency Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from March to October.
* In case C.P. (Portuguese Railway Company) is not able to provide transportation, the trip will be made by bus.