Porto is a historic and varied city, from the warren of narrow streets that make up the ancient Ribeira district through to the grand plaza of the Trindade district. The region is famed for the production of Port, which is still stored and matured in the vast cellars that stretch along the banks of the Douro River. The Ribeira District is the oldest of the city, a labyrinth of narrow cobbled streets, ancient houses and bags of character with lively restaurants at nights.
When to visit
Summer (June to August) is peak season, with open-air festivals, beach days and alfresco dining. Spring or autumn offer mild temperatures, few crowds and cheaper rates, but be prepared for showers. Winter is pretty quiet with possibility of rain, but as Porto is a major city, all restaurants, bars and hotels remain open.
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Some popular Porto Packages
Travel from Lisbon to Evora and Lagos during your 4-day South of Portugal holiday filled with intriguing history, azure beaches, and unspoilt nature.
Explore the wonderful northern region of Portugal in this enthralling, 6-day escorted tour.
Immerse yourself in the charm of northern Portugal aboard the Spirit of Chartwell. This 8-day cruise will take you to the historic cities and towns of Portugal including Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto, Regua, Barca d'Alva and Salamanca.
Savour endless amounts of Portuguese charm as you journey through Portugal’s most vivacious cities: Lisbon and Porto.
Experience some of Portugal’s world-famous destinations and sightseeing locations on this 6-day escorted tour.
Pass by idyllic vineyards, lush forests, old villages and river valleys as you follow the Portuguese Way of Camino de Santiago from Coimbra to Porto.
Immerse in fascinating scenery, history and gastronomy as you hop from one distinguished region to another through this 10-day escapade in Portugal and Spain. This tour is powered by Collette Tours.