Eco-Cruises

Cruises on the International Douro River along the border Portugal - Spain.


 
 


Come and enjoy a beautiful ecological cruise into the wildest and the most sensational sceneries of the International Douro River. There, you can watch the cliffs over 200 meters tall, as well as have the opportunity to observe the local flora which includes holm oaks, alders, among others and the Iberian unique fauna (griffin, eaglea nd the  Egyptian vulture).
This is one of the most beautiful and extraordinary landscapes of the Iberian Peninsula older than 300 millions years.
Enjoy it.


 

 

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Program: ECO-CRUISE I (1 hour)

Special rates and timetable for students groups
This cruise operates Monday to Friday, from March to November


During the tour the crew and tourist guide will explain the most important details about fauna, flora and geology of the Natural Park.
Program:
- Reception at the International Biological Station of Miranda (Miranda do Douro Frontier Zamora / Spain);
- Environmental Cruise to the thematic area of  "Eagle's Valley";
- Return to the Biological Station aboard the first ship of the International Biological Station of Miranda;
- Includes an explanation about the flora, fauna and geology of the Natural Park;
- Tasting a chalice of Port Wine;
- Didactic exhibition with Royal Owl.




Price per person: 18,00 Eur.
Children up to 2 years old: free of charge.
Children from 3 up to 9 years old: 50% discount (only aplicable for childrens being part of non-school groups and minimum of 20 paying participants).
Departure time in August : everydays at 11:00 and 16:00.
Departure time except in August: every day at 16:00.
Departure location: Biological International Station of Miranda see mapver localização
Operates on: every day, from March to November.
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Program: ECO-CRUISE II (2 Hours)

Special rates and timetable for students groups
These cruises operate from Monday to Friday. Minimum participants: 20 persons

During the tour the crew and tourist guide will explain the most important details about fauna, flora and geology of the Natural Park.
Program:
- Enviromental Cruise to the area of "Eagle's Valley" (Valle del Águia), "Smugglers' Pontoon" (Pontão dos Contrabandistas) and return;
- During the journey, the crew and the guide will explain the most important about fauna, flora and geology of the Natural Park;
- Arrival to "Eagle's Valley" and visit to a spanish-portuguese project for the ethnographic and ambiental conservation;
- The boat belongs to the E.B.I. and is specially equipped with eco-friendly engines for a quite and noiseless sailing along the Natural Park, laboratory, infra-red vision and directional microphone.
- Return to the Biological International Station, didatic show with a Royal Owl, and tasting of Port Wine (free activity included).



Price per person: 22,00 Eur.
Price for children up to 2 years old: free of charge.
Children from 3 up to 9 years old: 50% discount.
Departure time in August: every day at 11:00 and 16:00.
Departure time except in August: everydays at 16:00.
Departure location: Biological International Station of Miranda see mapver localização
Operates on: every day all over the year.
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Program: ECO-CRUISE III

Minimum participants: 20 persons

08h30 - Reception at Biological International Station (E.B.I.) - Portuguese border side (Spain and Portugal border at Zamora with City of Miranda do Douro).
09h00 - Enviromental Cruise (2 hours) to the area of "Eagle's Valley" (Valle del Águia), "Smugglers' Pontoon" (Pontão dos Contrabandistas) and return. During the tour the crew and tourist guide will explain the most important details about fauna, flora and geology of the Natural Park. Disembarkation at "Eagle's Valley" and visit to a spanish-portuguese project for the ethnographic and ambiental conservation. The boat belongs to the E.B.I. and is specially equipped with eco-friendly engines for a quite and noiseless sailing along the Natural Park, laboratory, infra-red vision and directional microphone.
11h00 - Return to the Biological International Station, didatic show with a Royal Owl, and tasting of Port Wine (free activity included).
11h30 - Guided tour along the city of Miranda do Douro, Old Quarter, Cathedral and Ethnographic Museum.
13h00 - Lunch in a traditional Restaurant at Miranda do Douro.
End of our services.


Price per person: 43,00 Eur.
Price for children up to 2 years old: free of charge.
Children from 3 up to 9 years old: 25,50 Eur.
Departure location: Biological International Station of Miranda see mapver localização
Operates on: every day all over the year.
Special rates and timetable for students groups.
Minimum participants on the tour: 20 persons.
Kindly read Our Terms and Conditions click to read TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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Accepted payments:
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Average waiting time for the booking confirmation.
It applies to reservations received on working days from 09:00 to 18:00 GMT.

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Photo of the ship "ESCUA" which operates the above referred ecological cruises
Chracterístics:
Equipped with eco-friendly engines, noiseless and anti-failure system;
Capacity: 120 persons
Facilities: 1 interior area fitted with AC (air conditioner), 3 exterior decks and 2 toilets.


Planning a trip to Miranda do Douro ?
Miranda do Douro is located in the portuguese riverside of the International Douro River. Depending of the departure place you may need some hours to arrive to Miranda do Douro by car.
Please check here the best route to Miranda do Douro and estimated driving time.
Enjoy it.



last update: 2017.10.22


Reservations of the above touristics tours announced "as is" on the portals "DOURONET - Touristic Portal of Douro" and "inDOURO.COM" are operated by the tours operator "Cenários d'Ouro, S.A".




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