Oporto

Holiday Guide to Oporto, Portugal – All Inclusive

Quick Details

  • Flight time: Approx 2-3 hours from UK
  • Time difference: Same as UK
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Currency: Euro

 

At a Glance

  • A large traditional resort
  • A range of accomodation
  • Good choice or activities
  • Brilliant choice of restaurants

All Inclusive Holidays in Oporto is a massive resort and with more than 300,000 residents it holds almost as many residents as the capital. Even though so many people live in Oporto it still makes for a good holiday destination. The majority of tourists will want to visit the UNESCO World Heritage site, the old town. This part of Oporto covers the sea front bars and restaurants right up to the Cathedral and downward to the pretty impressive railway station before dropping do to the shoreline once again.

The streets are a warren of cobblestoned streets with charismatic and ancient constructions vibrantly coloured that is bound to awe you. Views of much the Oporto Old Town can be see from the bridge, Ponte de Dom Luis that crosses the deep valley

Whatever you do don’t leave all inclusive Oporto holidays without visiting the Vila Nova da Gaia district to sample some of the fine Port that is famed in this area. This is a fabulous day out and a welcome break from your hotel.

Suitabile for:

The cobbled streets will make pushing a pram a very trying experience, thus it is AllinclusiveHolidays.com opinion that for families with very young children to give a holiday in Oporto a miss until the kids are more mobile. Likewise the elderly or tourists with mobility problems will find the steep roads tiring, so will perhaps want to spend their holidays in Oporto in their hotel. For those tourists with a flair for sampling perhaps the world’s best Port then give a holiday here a try.

Accommodation:

There is a super choice when it comes to accommodation in Oporto, you will find All Inclusive, Bed & Breakfast (B&B), Full and Half Board and even Self-catering. There is a wide selection of budgets, so it is best to look and see what hotel is suitable for your needs.

Beaches:

There are a few beaches within Oporto, but none of these are recommended as pollution spoils anything you can do here. If a beach is what will make your Oporto holidays worth booking then there are other options available to you. The closest good beach is around 14 miles away at Esmoriz, another shingle / sand beach is around 20 minutes away by taxi near the Vila do Conde. Other possibilities can be had depending what hotel you book.

 

 

Shopping:

Even though Oporto is massive in size shopping is sort of limited to non-touristy things. The best buys for your holiday souvenirs are knitted garments, shoes and the well-known port. There is a decent market which runs all week long with the exception of Sunday that is definitely worth a stroll around.

Eating out:

There is a good selection of eateries if you have chosen self-catering or B&B holidays in Oporto. As can be expected one of the main dishes on the menu will be seafood and although traditional delicacies like stew and tripe are available in most restaurants, ‘normal’ sounding food is also available. Try the barbecued ribs or chicken wings that are available in many places for a nice snack.

Out and about:

How about a cruise along the Douro River as part of your all inclusive in Oporto? This not to be missed excursion stops off at many of the little settlements along the river. If a beach is on your shopping list then arrange a tour up to Vila do Conde and while you are there why not enjoy some sightseeing.

There is a good choice of public transport with plenty of buses running from the city centre to surrounding beaches. If you don’t fancy using the crowded buses then you can avail of the services of one of the moderately priced local taxi service.

All in all Oporto is a decent centre from which you can carry out tours and excursions whether they be for an hour or a day long. See locally in Oporto for full details of what there is out and about.

 

 

Oporto, Portugal Weather

April 60°F
May 64°F
June 70°F
July 74°F
Aug 74°F
Sept 73°F
Oct 66°F
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