Regua, Portugal

Regua commonly known as Régua, is a city and a municipality in Portugal. The municipality is composed of 12 parishes, and is located in the district of Vila Real. Backed by the Serra do Marão mountains and overlooking the wide valley of the River Douro, Regua is a peaceful town and wine growing region.

Régua is the official centre of the Port wine growing region. From here, barrels of wine were traditionally transported to Vila Nova de Gaia in the past using wooden sailing ships called rabelos. Today, the journey is made by road using specially-adapted tankers.

General Information

Cruise Season – March - Dec
Currency – Euro (EUR)
Language – Portuguese
Land Area – 94.9 km²
Population – 10,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style.
Time – UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 351

Port Location – The river port at Regua is situated on the Douro River.

Travel Links - There are tourist boats that ply the water of the Douro, bringing tourists through the locks of two dams to Régua. There is also a train that runs along the banks of the Douro, connecting Porto with Régua.