Campervan hire Porto

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Location:44 Rua Guilherme Gomes Fernandes Leça da Palmeira, 4450-592 Porto, PortugalView on Map

Discover Porto & north Portugal by campervan

Brash, buzzing and bubbling over with history, Porto offers visitors an authentic experience of local city culture and a gateway to Peneda Geres National Park, idyllic Porto beaches and a variety of hidden gems. While Porto itself does frequently steal the show, the entire region is full of wonders. Our Porto travel guide below is ideal for travellers who wish to combine culture with off the beaten path experiences.

Porto: the gem of the North

A perfectly ordered mishmash of architectural charm and the gateway to Peneda Geres National Park, Porto embraces visitors with its take-me-as-you-see-me bravado. This northern gem is where iconic modern buildings designed by world-famed architects sit alongside the narrow-street mesh of centuries past. It's somehow familiar and maintains a laid-back small-town vibe. This is a city to soak up and relish. Grab a drink in a riverside café or wander the backstreets in wonder; cross the river to Gaia and visit the famed port wine cellars, or climb historical towers and explore mesmerising churches.

The perfect Porto itinerary

This city really has it all. From promenade-fronted beaches in the west, to wine estates perched above the meandering Douro river in the east; from colourful, bustling alleys in Bolhão and Ribeira, to the city-scale vastness of the Avenida dos Aliados. Porto and riverscapes viewed from atop Dom Luís Bridge are just as spectacular as the leafy calm of the coastal city park. Those in search of musical grandeur shouldn't miss Casa da Música and lovers of modern art will find everything they seek at the Serralves Museum. There’s something for everyone in this sprawling-yet-cosy city. However, no Porto itinerary is complete without exploring the surrounding areas and campervan hire Porto is the best place to start. Check out our recommendations here: Porto to Peneda Gerês National Park - 4 Day Road Trip. You may be tempted to extend your stay!

You can’t miss

Francesinha

A Porto one-off, this girdle-buster of a meat-filled, cheese-egg-topped, sauce-doused sandwich is an institution. Eateries jostle to claim the crown for best Francesinha in town! Many of our customers claim they our motorhome hire Porto base to try this speciality as soon as they arrived! These will prove invaluable once you get back in your motorhome and hit the road.

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Porto’s tiles

The famed hand-painted tiles take on another decorative dimension in Porto. Hop our of your campervan at the São Bento train station and check out the famous tiled murals, or drive over to the tile-coated Igreja do Carmo church and prepared to be blown away!

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Livraria Lello

Recreating the picture-book image of the perfect bookshop, the Livraria Lello is one of the oldest and most beautiful in the world. Its stunning stained-glass skylight, winding staircases and upper gallery almost outdo its selection of books. Once you plot the highlights you wish to visit, you'll find our motorhome hire Porto location is conveniently located to make the most of your time in the city and beyond.

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Rent your perfect campervan in Porto

Our Siesta Beach, Atlantic and California models are the ideal Porto campervan rental option. They're nimble, comfortable and fully equipped with everything you need to discover north Portugal. Please note, our classic campers and motorhomes and not currently available for hire in Porto.

Your Porto road trip awaits!

Discover our campervans in Porto.

Campervan hire Porto

Slow down, go wild and be loved

Our promise to you is the perfect campervan or motorhome to explore Porto and beyond. We pour passion and creativity into restoring and building handcrafted vans that give a respectful nod to the iconic VW Kombi. We build for adventures and the open road. We want everyone to experience the true essence of Porto. To be free in the wild embracing nature and experience the thrill of outdoor adventure while being fully supported by first-class customer service, taking away long-lasting memories from the Porto holiday of a lifetime.

Porto campervan hire and year-round camping is a great choice Year-round! of the year due to a mild climate. Portugal rarely sees frost, except for higher elevations in the far North making it Europe’s ideal winter camping destination.

During the summer months of July and August, expect pleasant temperatures of around 16°C to 26°C. Rent a campervan in Porto during the shoulder seasons to fully enjoy uncrowded beaches, campsites and restaurants. The weather is still quite nice while less traffic and open parking spaces right by the beach are a great bonus too.

During the colder months of December through March, you’ll be quite toasty as all of our Atlantic campervans and motorhomes are thermo insulated and come with auxiliary night heaters.

Rent a campervan in Porto between €50 per night during the low season to €175 per night during the summertime. The price of Porto motorhome hire is a bit higher ranging between €90 to €225. Factors which affect the price of campervan or motorhome rental in Porto include vehicle type, seasonality, rental duration, extras, upgrades and insurance cost.

Take a look at the date selector on our homepage. Enter your preferred dates and select the campervan or motorhome you want to rent to receive a campervan rental quote.

A pitch for two people and a campervan or motorhome with electrical hook-up near Porto costs from €15 to €25 per night. We’ve negotiated discounts of up to 10% with many of the best campsites around Porto. Be sure to read our blog post on Porto campsites and just mention that you are in a Siesta van when booking a campsite to receive a discount.

Our Porto campervans vary in size, amenities, and style. Some are better suited for solo travellers and couples while others are ideal for groups and families. The choice shouldn't be too difficult as only our modern campervans are available for hire in Porto. Goo to know: certain campers come with a manual transmission while others are automatic.

The answer depends on where you plan on going. If you're planning a tour of North Portugal, 1-2 weeks will give you plenty of time to hit the highlights. If you plan on heading south or crossing into Spain and beyond, 3-4 weeks may be more appropriate.

  • Book early. Our campervans and motorhomes are very popular and Porto is quickly catching up to other well known tourist hotspots. During peak season we’re often fully booked 1-2 months in advance.
  • Be flexible. If your preferred camper or motorhome is not available in Porto, our team can often find a great alternative. Get in touch via the website chat widget.
  • Be informed. Our van descriptions, FAQ’s, terms & conditions and blog articles are a great source of information for anything related to Porto campervan hire.
  • Less is more. No one likes lugging around too much luggage. Our Porto campervans are fully equipped with everything you need for a great trip.

Travel light! See our helpful article:36 Camping Essential - Our Campervan Packing List. Learn what we put in all our Porto campervans so you can focus on what matters.

  • Surf! - Porto gets epic waves. Check out our surf guide for beginners.
  • Swim - Water temperature remains pretty crisp and refreshing all year long.
  • Sunbathe - Make the most of your Porto vacation.
  • Hike - Discover excellent trails in Peneda-Gerês National Park.
  • Mountain bike - Porto and beyond is mountain bike heaven. We offer optional bike racks and mountain bikes for rent.
  • Yoga & Meditation - Lazy days and quiet places are perfect for relaxation.
  • Cook - Our campervans are fully equipped with quality cooking equipment.
  • Make new friends - Porto locals are kind and welcoming. Campsites are also a great place to meet like minded people.
  • Play games - Extra time and no responsibilities means you can connect with your inner child.
  • Stargaze - The night gets darker and the stars shine brighter when you leave the city lights of Porto in the rear view mirror.

Speaking the local language will always improve the experience of visiting a foreign country, but in Porto it is not essential. Tourist facing businesses such as shops, bars and services including Porto campervan hire generally employ multilingual staff. Our website exists in Portuguese, English, German, French and Spanish and we have a multilingual team. If you need any assistance with campervan rental in Porto, let us know.

Porto is a very popular international holiday destination for campervan holidays. English is widely spoken around the bigger cities like Porto. Spanish, French and German are quite well established also.

Road conditions in and around Porto are generally very good, but if you opt for campervan rental in Porto, be careful when driving through narrow historic village streets. Certain areas are inaccessible for wider vehicles. Here’s the breakdown of speed limits in Portugal:

  • 50km/h in residential areas
  • 90km/h in rural areas
  • 120km/h on national motorways

Porto is a safe and peaceful city. In the 15 years of running Siesta Campers we have had hardly any break-ins and we’ve had thousands of clients. We always recommend leaving your valuables out of sight especially when parked in towns or beaches closer to bigger cities.

Contact

R. Serpa Pinto 75, 8150-164 faro, Portugal

00351 308 808 058

support@siestacampers.com

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