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Standing at the mouth of the great River Douro, Oporto is synonymous with the fortified wine that originated here. The cellars of all the great names of Port – Grahams, Taylor, Warr – can be found here and many can be visited. This is an unexpectedly beautiful city, full of contrasts and not yet overrun by tourism; it therefore offers the visitor a reminder of the legacies of Portugal’s past, from dazzling Baroque churches to spectacular walls of azulejos (hand-painted tiles) or mansions tucked away in huge parks. At its heart, Portugal’s second city is a hilly labyrinth of narrow, cobbled streets which meander down to the river’s edge. Traditional architecture combines with excellent restaurants, a thriving arts scene and sandy beaches which are easily reached by tram.

Taylor's Port House

All Kirker clients travelling to Oporto receive entrance tickets to Taylor’s, one of the oldest Port houses in Oporto. Into its fourth century of operation and still family owned, Taylor’s gives a fascinating insight into the origins of Port wine production. The ticket includes a cellar visit to see the fermentation tanks and barrel room and a tasting of an extra dry white Port and a Late Bottled Vintage.



The Yeatman

3 nights from £718

including Flights, Transfers

Highly Recommended
Oporto, Portugal
This smart and stylish 'wine hotel' presides over a large area of Oporto's 'Gaia'This smart and stylish 'wine hotel' presides over a large area of Oporto's 'Gaia'district amongst the city's port cellars. It offers magnificent views of thecharming old town and is the most luxurious property in the city

3 nights from £688

including Flights, Transfers

Oporto, Portugal
Known for serving the first cup of coffee in Porto at the beginning of the 20th century, ‘A Brasileira Café’ has not just been carefully restored but has become the focal point of this new hotel, opened in 2018, inside a heritage mansion.


Palacio das Cardosas

3 nights from £598

including Flights, Transfers

Oporto, Portugal
Throughout the 18th century the Palacio das Cardosas was the main social, political, economic and cultural centre of Oporto. An impressive recent renovation of this iconic palace has restored the original facade and its most characteristic features.

3 nights from £648

including Flights, Transfers

Oporto, Portugal
Almost 70 years after its original opening, this prestigious hotel has been given anew lease of life by the owners of The Yeatman, reopened in 2018 as a member of ‘Small Luxury Hotels of the World’.


Pestana Vintage Porto

3 nights from £629

including Flights, Transfers

Oporto, Portugal
The buildings in which this excellent hotel is situated dates back to the 16th century. Indeed, many of the buildings in this Praca de Ribeira district of central Oporto have origins in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, and the area is now designated an UNESCO World Heritage Site.


6 night low season price from£1,398

Oporto, Portugal
At the mouth of the Douro River, Oporto is the gateway to the dramatic valley which stretches as far as the plains of Castille and is home to acres of vines from which Oporto’s famous eponymous wine is produced.

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The Duke of Wellington & The Peninsular War

7 nights from £2,147

Oporto, Portugal
Military historian Hugh Macdonald-Buchanan leads our tour to Spain and Portugal, which combines fascinating history with spectacular scenery and delicious food and wine. The Peninsular War began in 1808, one year after Napoleon decided to stop Britain from trading with the rest of Europe.

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A Short Break in Portugal: Pasteis, Pingados and Port

By The Kirker Team, 18 November 2016

Lisbon's friendly rival, Oporto is an unspoilt city at the mouth of the Douro River. This is where my tour through Portugal began. Oporto’s riverfront area is home to several port houses, many of…

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