Explore the Region
Discover beautiful places to visit near Porto
If you stay several days in Porto we invite you to explore the nearby cities. North of Portugal is rich in authentic destinations that will seduce you.
Discover Braga, its magnificent cathedral, its shopping streets and the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus. Do not miss Guimaraes, a concentration of the best things you can find in Portugal, a mix of culture, history, gastronomy, architecture and art.
Explore the small town of Aveiro and discover its colourful facades and canals. Did you know that Aveiro is located only an hour from Porto ?
Finally if you want to dive in what makes Porto unique and you like both nature and port wine, take a trip in the Douro Valley with a tourist train, a boat or a rental car. Book the best tours, activities and excursions in the region of Porto. Have a nice trip !
There is no better way to discover Porto and the Douro Valley than a cruise aboard a Douro Azul Hotel-Ship
Discovering the Douro Valley with Sixt Portugal
Discovering Porto and missing the Douro Valley is like going to Paris and missing the Eiffel Tower! Extend your stay in Porto. After a 3-4 day shopping, wine tasting, visiting the cellars, come discover one of the most beautiful landscape of Europe, the Douro Valley. You will enjoy every moment of this beautiful journey from Porto to Pinhao. In less than two hours with your Sixt rental car, you will be immersed in the valleys drawn by the hand of man to cultivate very large vineyard tracks. We advise you not to waste your time on road tolls and activate the option "Via Verde" from your online car rental on the Sixt site. This option offered by Sixt is much faster and will help you avoid waiting at the road tolls.
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Tours & Activities
Experiences, guided tours and day trips from Porto
Douro Tour by bus
Take a trip by bus along the Douro River to discover charming riverside towns and landscapes.
Douro Valley Tour
Enjoy a boat ride down the Douro river and visit the charming towns that dot the countryside.
Aveiro Half-Day Tour
The half-day tour begins at the fish market square, where you’ll have great views of the city center.
Aveiro & Coimbra Tour
Join a full-day tour of the main sights of the historical Central Region and visit Aveiro & Coimbra.
Fatima & Coimbra Tour
Discover the religious centers of Portugal on a 10-hour guided tour of Fátima and Coimbra from Porto,
Braga & Guimaraes
Explore the region and visit the cities of Guimarães and Braga on a full-day trip from Porto.