Pipadouro began its activities in 2007 with an innovative concept: Luxury River Tourism. All boats have the style and elegance of the 50s and 60s and are classified as Gentleman’s Vintage Boats.
The walks take place along the Douro River that crosses the oldest wine-producing area of the world, dating from 1756. The wine tradition of the region is so rich that it is known as a Wine Country and was elevated to World Heritage by UNESCO in 2001.
In this experience, travel through the Douro Superior, from the Foz of Pinhão River to the beautiful village of Senhora da Ribeira. The village currently has just a few people , and is a place of peace with a breathtaking view of the river and the mountains.
The tour takes place inside the boat “Friendship I” and passes through the most beautiful farms and estates of the river Douro. It is also an immersion in Portuguese history and we passed by the famous Esito do Cachão da Valeira, where a shipwreck occurred in 1861. After the construction of several dams, the Douro River has become one of the few tranquil and navigable European rivers.
This program consists of a lunch served on board with the total exclusivity of the boat and personalized service.
The Vintage lunch as a duration of 4 hours, among the vineyards of the most emblematic farms and estates of the river Douro, sailing between the dams of Régua and Valeira.
4 hours of navigation between the Régua dam and the Valeira dam.
12h00: Reception and boarding at the Pier of Pipadouro in Pinhão
Lunch served on the aft deck: Chef Rui Paula’s buffet menu.
Charming ride between Valeira and Régua
16h00: Arrival and disembarkation at the Pier of Pipadouro in Pinhão
Boat ride, Welcome Drink and Lunch | 12 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Plataforma da linha 2, Largo da Estação, Pinhão, Portugal, 5085-037
Coordenadas: 41.190339, -7.545120
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