Barca d'Alva (Portugal, Castelo Rodrigo)

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Barca d'Alva cruise port

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Local Time
2023-03-23 23:35

min: 49 °F (9 °C) / max: 60 °F (16 °C) 53°F
Wind: 202°/ 3.9 m/s  Gust: 11.2 m/sWind: 202°/ 3.9 m/s  Gust: 11.2 m/sGentle breeze
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Min / Max Temperature60 °F / 16 °C
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Barca d'Alva is the last Portuguese village along the Douro River, being approx 2 km/1 mi from the Portugal-Spain border. The village is surrounded by mountains on all sides, and on a calm bend of the river. It is a curious spot with a row of elderly cottages and a long-abandoned railway line. There is a quay fitted with large pontoons to accommodate Douro cruisers which disembark their tourists for a fast souvenir hunt.

Barca d'Alva (Portugal) river cruise port

Barca d'Alva features a few cafes and other places that soak up any passing trade. In the end, it is the drive here, from north or south, that warrants the trip, through amazingly sculpted Douro terraces of vines and olives, with sweeping views across the hills. As there is no road along the Douro in its latter stages (after Pocinho), travelers have to approach via Foz Coa and Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo (in Beira Alta) or Torre de Moncorvo and Freixo de Espada a Cinta (in Tras-os-Montes).


Barca d'Alva is also the cruise port to Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo. Departing roundtrip from Barca, the bus travel excursions to Castelo Rodrigo include a guided tour along its narrow and steep streets lined up with 16th-century houses. Tourists also visit Igreja Matriz de Reigada/Sao Vicente (13th-century church). After Castelo Rodrigo, cruise tourists travel back to Barca d'Alva to re-embark their riverboats.

Port Barca d'Alva cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Barca d'Alva, Portugal, Castelo Rodrigo. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

24 March, 2023
CroisiEurope Cruises cruise linems Vasco de Gama20:0008:00
25 March, 2023
Arosa Cruises Cruises cruise lineArosa Alva12:0009:00
29 March, 2023
AmaWaterways Cruises cruise lineAmaDouro
30 March, 2023
Mystic Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS Douro Elegance
31 March, 2023
Mystic Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS Douro Serenity14:0018:00

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