Luxury holidays in Porto

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When to go

With a mild Mediterranean climate all year round, it’s hot from June to September, and only marginally chilly in winter (November to February).

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Getting there

  • Planes

    Porto’s airport is 15 kilometres north of the city centre, and served by several low-cost carriers linking up Europe, including EasyJet ( and Ryanair ( Tap Portugal ( connects the city with Europe, South America and the USA.
  • Trains

    The main station is Campanhã on Largo da Estação de Campanhã, visited by various international, national and regional services; check Comboios de Portugal for details ( São Bento station on Praça Almeida Garrett in the city centre has suburban services to Braga, Guimarães and Marco de Canaveses. From Lisbon, the journey takes two and a half hours; from Coimbra, it’s an hour.
  • Automobiles

    The city is linked to three motorways: the A1, which leads to Lisbon and the Algarve, the A3, which comes in handy if you’re Galicia-bound, and the A4 to Bragança. The Portuguese are as hot-blooded in the driving seat as their Continental counterparts, and there are lots of one-way systems to test your patience, too.
  • Taxis

    It’s easy to flag cabs in the street, and there are ranks outside the main stations.