The Portuguese Rabelo boat is a typical vessel of the Douro River that traditionally carried the casks of Port Alto Douro, where the vineyards are located, to Vila Nova de Gaia - Porto, where the wine was stored and subsequently marketed and sent to other countries.
Oporto Bridge or the Luis I Bridge spanning Porto and Vila de Gaia, Portugal over Douro River. The bridge is sometimes called the Oporto Eiffel Bridge because the engineer, Seyrig, worked with Eiffel at the time he worked on the bridge. Originally the bridge was a double decker traffic bridge but it is now used for trams or trolleys (upper deck) and trolleybuses (lower).
The Dom Luís I Bridge is a double-deck metal arch bridge that spans the River Douro between the cities of Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia in Portugal. At its construction, its 172 metres span was the longest of its type in the world. In Terra Traditions we are experts in private tours in Porto, and we also have several customised wine tours in Spain and Portugal which include this region.