Environmental Cruise III – Miranda do Douro

Environmental Cruise III – Miranda do Douro

Environmental Cruise departing from Miranda do Douro. During the tour, the geology of the steep valley of the Douro will be studied, the fauna and flora that live in it and the main ethnographic aspects of the surrounding environment.

Exclusive programme for groups with a minimum of 20 participants.

Departure dates:
Tuesday to Sunday, from February to December
Duration:
1h / 2h
from
50€ *
per person
* plus booking fee

PROGRAM

1 hour navigation program

10:20

  • Reception in the car park at the entrance (left) of Miranda do Douro, opposite the Estalagem de Santa Catarina.

10:30

  • Guided tour to the Historic Center of the City of Miranda do Douro with entrance to the Cathedral and Museum (approx.1h30).

12:00

  • Lunch in a typical restaurant in Miranda do Douro (typical menu).

15:30

  • Reception at the Europarques International Biological Station (EBI) on the Portuguese-Spanish border of Zamora with the city of Miranda do Douro.

16:30

  • Environmental Cruise to Vale de Águia and return. During the tour, the crew and guide will explain the most relevant about the fauna, flora and geology of the Natural Park. The vessel belongs to the E.B.I, is prepared to navigate in the Park; it contains soundproofed eco-engines, portable laboratory, infrared vision and directional microphone.

17:00

  • Return to the city of Miranda. This program includes a free tasting of Port wine and didactic and interactive activities with fauna from the EBI’s Nature Therapy, Research and Captive Breeding Programmes.
  • End of our services

 

2 hour navigation program

08:30

  • Reception at the Portuguese-Spanish border of Miranda do Douro with Zamora / Douro-Duero International Biological Station (EBI) at the UNESCO Transfrontier Reserve “MESETA IBÉRICA”.

09:00

  • Environmental Cruise along the most spectacular vertical section of the Douro International Natural Park and Arribes del Duero, from the city of Miranda, to the Pontão dos Contrabandistas, disembarking in the Águia Valley and returning. During the tour, the EBI technicians interpret the geology, fauna, flora and ethnographic resources of this European “Grand Canyon” and its Luso-Spanish projects of environmental recovery in international waters. This hydrographic research vessel has a panoramic air-conditioned roof, outdoor terraces for its 120 passengers, infrared cameras and microphones for fauna, an on-board laboratory, safety boats and anti-sickness stabilisers.

11:00

  • Return to the city of Miranda. This program includes a free tasting of Port wine and didactic and interactive activities with otters, birds of prey and diving ducks from the EBI’s therapeutic, research and captive breeding programmes.

11:45

  • Guided tour to the Historic Center of the City of Miranda do Douro with entrance to the Cathedral and Museum (approx.1h30).

13:15

  • Lunch at a Typical Restaurant in Miranda do Douro (typical meal).
  • End of our services

DEPARTURE DATES

  • Every day, from 1 February to 15 December

TIMETABLE

  • Departures: Tuesday to Sunday. Dates and schedules on request.

MEETING POINT

  • Miranda do Douro International Biological Station (District of Bragança)
CONDITIONS PRICES PER PERSON
1-hour program 50€
2-hour program 66€
Children from 3 to 9 years old * upon request
Children up to 2 years old *
(traveling on their parents’ lap)
Free
Booking fee
(fee applied regardless of the number of people)
9€

* mandatory presentation of the citizen’s card

Information:

  • Bookings are only accepted for groups with a minimum of 20 adult participants

Price includes:

  • Environmental Cruise along the Douro Cliffs
  • Lunch at a restaurant in Miranda do Douro
  • Tasting of fortified Douro wines
  • Guided tour of the Historic Center of Miranda do Douro

Price does not include:

  • Personal extras
  • Services not mentioned

Cancellation conditions:

  • In case of cancellation, the amount paid is non-refundable. After purchasing the ticket, it is not possible to make any changes.

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