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Cruises on the Douro, where you can enjoy magnificent moments on board during the trip and know our Quality Tourism!
This website aims to expand the Tourist Offer to who likes to surf and we will invite more people to do Douro River Cruises.
This website presents all the details of most existing Cruises along the River Douro to Barca D'Alva.
If you are considering making a Cruising on the Douro River, you must know that the river and the margins are the greatest allies of Nature, providing excellent moments of pleasure and relaxation, upon entering a Cruise indulge yourself and enjoy the best of the path you have chosen. Leisure or Work, enjoy with your Family, with your friends, with your team or with your co-workers this beautiful special moments that these cruises have to offer.
The cities of Porto and V. N. Gaia, watch out every day, the boats with people expectant and eager to know the wine producing slopes which produces the most exquisite Porto’s Wine. These same cities, hours or days later, see also return the same people, satisfied and happy with the good times that they have passed as the cruise progressed, enjoying the beautiful scenery that the Douro River has to offer, where they enjoyed the best there is in the 1st demarcated region of the World. (This region was been established in the reign of D. José I, by Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, by then the Prime Minister and future ‘Marquês de Pombal’, by Law 1756, which after suffer many changes over time, was confirmed in 1921) .
If you want to surprise someone on a special moment, offer them a Douro Cruise.
There are several options available and you may choose Vouchers of 20 € - 50 € - 100 € or customize a cruise to your own needs.
Special dates like New Year’s eve, Valentine's Day, St. John´s day, among others, should be marked with the maximum advance possible, to ensure the trip.
You have at your disposal different types of boats, where you can spend unique moments, choose the type of vessel and Cruise.
Cruises in Hotel Ship
Come rest on cruises of 3 - 5 - 8 days, where you can experience with much more detail, some spaces and places of interest such as Museums, Farm Porto’s Wine, Portuguese towns and cities, including some places in Spain, also visiting the city of Salamanca. For this, you can count on a Fleet of Luxury Buses that take you quietly to each of the places of interest and in each region where the Hotel-ship is moored, returning always at the end of the day to rest in your room at the ship, where their crew is all ready for your needs.
Cruise Ship Vacation in
Count on the Quality of Service, where excellence will lead to you the best that each crew member does, both in Hospitality and in Navigation. With your family, with your employees, with your friends, come and celebrate a day well spent, where proximity is union. Celebrate the important dates such as Wedding, Christening or Birthday. Organize presentations of new products or services for your company. If you are thinking of organizing a lunch or dinner, make it aboard. Share with us S. Valentine’s day, S. John’s day or New Year’s eve.
Cruises in Rabelo Boats
Come enjoy the travel at the most charismatic boats of the Douro River, where the Porto’s wine was brought to the cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia. These boats are very interesting because they transmit signs of time, exhibiting many traces of antiquity and navigation in the Douro, being flat-bottomed boats to be able to navigate the shoals that Douro had before the dams had been built.
Mini Cruises Daily
Come make a Mini Cruise of 50 Minutes, either weekly or on weekends, enjoy the most beautiful landscapes that Douro’s River have to offer from the Foz until Freixo.
Come watch the sunset and drink the most great Porto’s wine board, feel the exclusivity of the last cruise of the day, when the sun meets the sea.
Cruise Boats on Radicals
Come feel the rush among the adventure and see how fun it is!
Rental Boats
Feel the exclusivity and luxury, from the Yacht Enigma, let yourself be won over by the comfort and surroundings of this yacht.
Have another unforgettable day in your life and travel with your loved ones!

Douro cruises, where you can enjoy magnificent moments on board and feel the pleasure during the trip!

 

The Ideias Aparatosas intends to expand the tourist offer for those who like to sail, and we will invite more people to make Cruises on the Douro River.
We present all the details of most of the existing Cruises along the Douro River to Barca D'Alva.

If you are thinking of doing a Cruise, come to the Douro River, the river and the margins are allies of Nature, offer excellent moments of pleasure and relaxation when you enter a cruise ship and enjoy the best that there is during the route you have chosen.
At leisure or work, enjoy with your family, your friends, your team or your co-workers these beautiful special moments that these Cruises provide. Special dates such as New Year's Day, Valentine's Day, St. John's must be marked in advance to guarantee your place.

 

The cities of Porto and V. N. Gaia see boats departing every day with expectant people with willing to know the wine-growing slopes where Port Wine is produced.

These same cities, hours or days later, also sees come back the same people, very satisfied and happy with the good moments that passed while the Cruise was taking place, enjoying the wonderful landscapes that the Douro offers, where they enjoyed the best that is 1st Demarcated Region of the world.

This Region was created in the Reign of D. José I, by Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, the then Prime Minister and future Marquis of Pombal, by Law of 1756, after undergoing changes throughout the times, was confirmed in 1921.

 

If you want to surprise someone, in special moments offer them Cruises in the Douro.

There are several options available and you can choose Vouchers from 50€ - 100€ - 250€ and 500€ or even customize a Cruise to suit you.

 
There are different types of boats at your disposal, where you can spend exquisite and unique moments, choose the Cruise and the type of boat.


Cruises in Hotel Ships
Come and rest in Cruises with 8 days, you can know much more in detail some interesting places, such as Museums, Port Wine Farms, Villages and Portuguese Cities, including some places in Spain, also visiting the city of Salamanca.

For this, you can count on a Luxury Bus Fleet that will take you to each of the places of interest in each Region where the Ship Hotel is moored, always returning at the end of the day to rest in the ship's room, where the crew is waiting for you, with everything ready.


Cruises in Turistic ships
Count on with a Quality service, where excellence will take you to the best that every member of the crew does, both in Hospitality and Navigation. With your Family, with your Collaborators, with your Friends come and celebrate a fantastic day, where closeness makes union.

Celebrate important dates like Wedding, Baptism or Anniversary. Organize presentations of new products or services of your Company. If you are thinking about organizing a Lunch or Dinner, do it on board. Share with us the day of St. Valentine, St. John or the New Year's Eve.


Cruises in Rabelo boatsCome enjoy the trips on the most charismatic boats of the Douro River, where the Port Wine was brought to the Cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia. These boats are very interesting because they transmit the signs of the time, they exhibit many traces of the antiquity and navigation in the Douro, because they are boats with flat bottom so that they can navigate in the low-lying areas that Douro possessed before the dams were constructed.


Daily Mini Cruises
Come and do a Mini Cruise of 50 Minutes, whether at the week or at the weekend, enjoy the most beautiful landscapes that accompany Rio from Foz to Freixo.
Come see the sunset on board and drink a good Port Wine, feel the exclusivity of the last Cruise of the day, where the sun meets the sea.


Cruises in Radical boats
Come to feel the adrenaline, enter the adventure and see how fun it is!


Rental of boats
Feel the exclusivity and luxury, enter a yacht and let yourself be conquered by comfort and surroundings.


Have another unforgettable day in your life and travel with those you love!

  

 

GENERAL CONDITIONS


Reservations and Cancellations

  • Reservations will only be considered valid after receiving a deposit of 50% of the services total price. The rest of the payment must be made 30 days before the beginning of the service, with exception of New year's eve and S. John's party that need a 60 days early payment.
  • Changes to reservations after the initial appointment will be charged for an amount up to 25€ per change, in other words, name, address, travel and departure date, category, and other changes.
  • If the client chooses to cancel the reservation, the deposit will not be refunded due to cancelation cost from the services providers.

Complaints or refunds

  • Complaints and refunds will only be considered when submitted in writing to Ideias Aparatosas and received until 6 days after the service’s ending
  • If an irregularity with the reservation is found until the boarding time, customers should request the necessary changes as soon as detected
  • If customers choose to board, under different conditions than the agreed, the actual conditions of the service will be considered accepted and no amount will be refunded
  • It is hereby defined and agreed that any dispute will be settled in the District Court of Porto, with express waiver of any other

 

 

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