Porto’s Saint John’s Night by Boat

Christian tradition and ancient summer solstice celebrations are fused in Porto on Saint John’s Night, and it is customary to light large bonfires near the sea to celebrate.

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Porto’s Saint John’s Night by Boat

The highlights of the evening’s celebrations include fireworks and great music, drawing crowds of people to enjoy the summer evening and dance until the fires die out.

You will be able to share the local excitement while cruising down the Douro river on a private boat, from which you will have the most magnificent views of the fireworks and bonfire parties.

Enjoy a traditional Portuguese dinner as the skies above you light up, and keep an eye out for ghostly apparitions along the coast; there is magic in the air on this special night.

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