A highlight along Portugal’s stunning coastline and on the mouth of the Douro River, this charming harbour city offers delicious food, a wealth of Portuguese history and a thriving culture, all washed down with its namesake fortified wine – port. During your Porto holidays, stroll through the many mazes of cobblestone lanes that lead to the colourful houses ascending the hills, look out over the shimmering harbour with a glass of wine and spend hours wandering through its bohemian markets and boutique shopfronts. Sample sumptuous seasonal offerings from a selection of outstanding restaurants while sipping a glass of wine from the nearby Douro Valley, the oldest wine region in the world. Our luxury Porto holidays promise a combination of timeless Portuguese culture with a dash of Porto’s own unique sensibility.
At OROKO, we love to add in unique experiences, whether it be exclusive wine tastings in beautiful vineyards or private boat trips along the Douro Valley. We offer the best value when it comes to our luxury Porto, Portugal holidays and ensure a seamless trip with everything covered, from private transfers to dinner reservations.
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Best time to visit
The best time to embark on luxury Porto holidays is between June and October, when temperatures range between 22˚C – 30˚C. The summer months are the most popular time to visit so expect to contend with large crowds. During the high season, there are a lot of events to enjoy such as concerts, festivals, and open-air film showings. Events not to miss include Primavera Sound, Porto Wine Fest and Festa de São João.
Porto as part of a Portugal holiday
Luxury Porto, Portugal holidays are perfectly combinable with Aveiro and the Douro Valley on a luxury self-drive holiday. Begin your holiday with a four night stay in Porto, where you will explore its bohemian markets, historical landmarks and riverside restaurants as well as visiting the acclaimed Graham’s Wine Cellars and attending an immersive show at Porto Customs House. Then it is time to drive to Aveiro where you will spend the day before continuing to Serra de Estrela. Enjoy a privately guided hike in this beautiful mountainous region as well as a private visit to Casa Matias cheesemakers. The final stop on your road trip is the ancient Douro Valley. As the epicentre of viticulture and gastronomy, you will enjoy plenty of wonderful wining and dining experiences during your stay.