In the north of Portugal where the River Douro meets the Atlantic sits the historic city of Porto– there are in fact two cities, dissected by the river Douro, with Porto on the north bank and Vila Nova de Gaia on the south bank. In Vila Nova de Gaia you will find all the world famous Port wine brands being aged in ancient cellars crammed in along the river bank and in Porto a fabulous old city full of winding cobbled streets, stunning architecture and a personality that you will never find in Europe’s larger cities.

There is an international airport that flies to over 60 destinations and is just 15 minutes by cab to the city centre or 30 minutes by metro. By train it is 2 ½ hours to Lisbon. As well as the city itself, Porto is surrounded by some of the most stunning scenery in Europe,with unspoiled beaches running up and down the coast and Portugal’s jewel in the crown, the Douro Valley, one of the most beautiful river valleys in the world, where the denominated Port wine producing vineyards are to be found.

There is a rich cultural life to be found in Porto, with a thriving live music scene an endless choice of small bars and truly wonderful restaurants where you do not have to pay ‘international prices’. Despite its growing popularity as a tourist destination (it was awarded “Best European Destination” 2014, by European Consumers Choice), Porto has managed to maintain its original character and it still feels profoundly Portuguese and there is a warmth,intimacy and vibrancy to the city, which you may not find in some of Europe’s larger metropolises. Just challenge us with your requirements and we will suggest a compelling package to organize an event in Porto.

PortoEvents will help you to fall in love with Porto and organize a truly unique event for your organization based on the unique blend that Porto has to offer.