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Car rental Porto

Located along the Douro River in northern Portugal, Porto is the second largest city in Portugal and one of the major urban areas in the Iberian Peninsula. As one of the oldest European centers, Porto is now recognized as a Gamma-level global city in the peninsula, along with Madrid, Barcelona and Lisbon.

Make your journey more comfartable with car hire in Porto

Car rental in Porto is largely favored among tourists when travelling around the city and its nearby areas. Simply rent a car in Porto and drive to the southern part of Gaia, where there are plenty of quality beaches like Miramar, Aguda, Granja. Or you can go on a day trip to the beautiful Minho region and taste the regional specialty “Vinho Verde” (Green Wine). Furthermore, take a relaxing day trip with a rental car from Porto to the Gerês National Park and immerse yourself in the magnificent scenery of nature and wildlife.

Some tips and trick for parking your rental car in the area

Car rental in Porto is a common form of travelling in and out the city of Porto. As for car rental parking, you can make use Porto's Metro parking service. There are 32 parking lots situated in several metro stations along the Blue, Red, Green and Violet lines. The Metro of Porto operates the Park & Ride service, with which you can park for 12 hours a day at low costs. With the same ANDANTE ticket, you can park your rental car and continue your journey with Metro do Porto, avoiding heavy traffic in the city. You can just park without using the public transport, but the cost would be higher. Next to that, there are many large underground car parks in Porto and many hotels which offer free or paid parking service.

Pleasurable climate all year long

Featuring a semi-Mediterranean climate, Porto has warm, dry summers and mild, rainy winters. The average temperatures in the sunny summers are between 15 °C and 25°C, with the highest up to 35 °C. Winter temperatures range between 5 °C and 15 °C and rarely fall below 0 °C. Don't forget to take the hot climate in consideration when you compare car rental.

A lot of activity possibilities for users of car rental

Registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Porto is famed for its abundant tourist attractions, such as Fundação de Serralves, a contemporary museum designed by the famous architect Álvaro Siza; Centro Português de Fotografia , holding both permanent and temporary exhibitions of photographic art and equipment, a must-see for anyone interested in photography; Palacio da Bolsa, built in neo-classical style, it is one the most visited attractions in Porto; Igreja de Santo Ildefonso, one of the most beautiful churches in Porto; Torre dos Clérigos, one of the tallest constructions in northern Portal, where the tourists can get a magnificent view from the tower top.

Events & festivals

Designated by the European Union as the European Culture Capital in 2001, Porto has a full range of events and festivals to cater all visitors : Sao Joao Festival St John Festival, the biggest festival in Porto, featuring musical events, BBQ, fireworks; Serralves Festival, one of Portugal's most prominent festivals of contemporary arts, featuring 40 hours of music, theater, dance and film; Oporto International Film Festival, held from late February through early March, it aims to promote films with new methods of filmmaking; Noites Ritual Rock, a week- long event to showcase the new bands; Grand Night of Fado, exclusively dedicated to the traditional Portuguese Fado music.

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Tips and experiences for Porto

Our customers rated Porto with an average of 10.0 based on 4 ratings, and these are the most recent tips, experiences and highlights.

14-05-2015
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Braga, coimbra, aveiro, porto
23-04-2015
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Some good vintage and second-hand shops near Christal Palace.
02-02-2015
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Was in Portugal for work and have no travel tips or other advice for tourists
12-01-2015
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PEOPLE FOOD & WINES