Pinhao (Photo:inacio pires/Shutterstock)
Pinhao (Photo:inacio pires/Shutterstock)
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Port of Pinhao

Situated on the confluence of the Douro and Pinhao rivers, the small town of Pinhao is located at the halfway point of Douro River cruise itineraries. The railroad station was once used to transport wine to Porto and is now a scenic stop on the riverside railway that has become a tourist attraction.

River vessels moor on the small waterfront, usually docking overnight, and use the town as a base for excursions to surrounding villages and wine producers.

Shore Excursions

About Pinhao


Pinhao is home to one of the last traditional bakeries in the region as well as a bread and wine museum


If you're not that into food or wine, this stop might be a bore

Bottom Line

This area is considered to have some of the best port wine in the world, and the excursions reflect that

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Currency & Best Way to Get Money

The currency is the euro. For the latest exchange rates, Pinhao has a bank with an ATM.


Portuguese is the official language, with English widely spoken in shops and at tourist attractions.