Oporto is on Portugal's west coast. Although it's probably not as well-known as Lisbon, football fans will certainly be aware of the city due to F.C. Porto, one of the most famous teams in Europe and their home ground, the Estádio do Dragão. The city is referred to as either Oporto, or more often just, Porto, in modern European circles.
The Douro River runs through the city and which is spanned by the Arrabida Bridge and the iconic Ponte Luis I - one of Porto's major landmarks. Some of the city around these areas qualifies as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you take up car hire in Oporto, you can visit the cable cars in Nova de Gaia, which is one of the more popular parts of the Porto district. Hiring a car in Oporto is available from the airport and the city centre.
Most of Porto's major attractions are based around the River Douro; the Ponte Luis I is situated near to the World Heritage area in the Zona Ribeirinha, where You'll find terracotta rooftops, pavement cafes and winding alleyways. Wandering down the banks of the river, You'll find the Church of Santa Clara, the Sao Bento Railway Station, and the Bolsa Palace, which are all within a few hundred metres of one another. For some nice panoramas of the city, climb the Clerigos Tower.
Porto will always be popular with travelling football fans visiting the Estádio do Dragão, home of Porto F.C. If you're hiring a car in Oporto, the stadium is a short drive east from the city centre. Those who rent a car in Oporto and will also have access to areas such as Vila Nova de Gaia in the wider Porto District.
Opening hours: Mo-Su 0600-2400
Address: Francisco Sa Carneiro Airport
Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0800-1900, Sa 0900-1300 1500-1900, Su closed
Address: Rua de Santa Catarina 899
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
***Specific cars may not be available when booking
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