Porto

Porto city breaks

Welcome to Porto, the ideal, long-weekend city break destination in Europe! In fact, it was named Europe's Leading City Break Destination 2023 at the World Travel Awards. You’ll find it on Portugal’s west coast, blanketed with Mediterranean sunshine nearly all year round. Sightseeing, dining, wine-sipping, art and culture, beaches – it’s got a little bit of everything. Plus, it gets the UNESCO stamp of approval, so you just know it’s going to be packed with fascinating things to tick off your list. Get ready for authentic street food, marvellous museums and wine tours and tastings in this edgy and colourful city. The best part? The centre is relatively small, so it’s super easy to explore it all on foot.
Foodie favourites

Foodie favourites

Porto is a real foodie haven, and whether you want fresh street food from a market vendor or Michelin-starred morsels, there’s something to tickle all taste buds. A local treat that’s not to be missed is a francesinha! It’s an open sandwich stuffed with roasted meats and cheese, then topped with a fried egg. Wash it down with a glass of local port, of course.

Gateway to the wine region

Gateway to the wine region

Love to try the local tipple? You’re in a prime spot. The Alto Douro Wine Region is right on your doorstep, where traditional growers have been producing quality drops for nearly 2,000 years. This stunning landscape with rolling green hills produces world-famous port wine. Why not explore the vineyards on a tour and wine tasting to learn all about it from an expert?

The Ribeira neighbourhood

The Ribeira neighbourhood

Right on the Douro River, this is one of Porto’s most picturesque, authentic, and photographed neighbourhoods. You’ll probably recognise the colourful waterfront buildings from postcards of the city. The narrow, cobblestone streets are dotted with hip hangouts, wine bars and Portuguese restaurants serving up all the local dishes. Grilled sardines top most menus!

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Alto Douro wine region

Alto Douro wine region

Porto

Calling all wine fans. On this UNESCO-listed site, wine has been produced for over 2,000 years! It’s around an hour and a half away, so it’s a popular choice for a day trip from Porto. Wander wineries, take a...
Bolhão market

Bolhão market

Porto

Live like a local at this popular, multi-level market and enjoy browsing the stalls filled with the region’s freshest fruit and vegetables, tasty on-the-go lunches and quirky souvenirs. Why not stop for a glass...
Bom Sucesso market

Bom Sucesso market

Porto

This modern and bustling market is one of the most popular in the city and is your one-stop shop for fresh produce, souvenirs and Portuguese food and drink. As well as the shopping, it’s a real hive of...
Sightseeing
In this UNESCO World Heritage Site, there are lots of top sights and landmarks to add to your trip wish list. From Clerigos Tower to the world-famous Lello Bookstore, and the Dom Luís I Bridge to the idyllic Morro Garden. Churches, museums, palaces – you’ll find these intricately tiled buildings around nearly every corner of the city.
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Eating and Drinking
Live like a local and try all the traditional food and drink on offer. The unique francesinha sandwich should be top of your list, and the fish and fresh seafood is good enough to write home about. Sweet treats like pastel de nata are also on hand. When the renowned Alto Douro wine valley is right on your doorstep, you’d be silly to miss out on sampling some port!
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Shopping
Browse local market stalls and pick up fresh fruit, fish and handmade goods at Bolhão market and Bom Sucesso market. Out on the main streets, you’ll have hundreds of chic boutiques and vintage shops at your fingertips. Make a beeline for Santa Catarina for big-name high street names and designer brands.
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Getting around
Much of the city is walkable, which makes getting around super simple. But some of it can be quite hilly. If you’d prefer to save your legs, you can make use of the historic tram network which runs along three lines across the city. For a more modern mode, you can hop on the speedy metro system. Taxis are also readily available.

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Portuguese

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3 course meal

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