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Porto

Portugal

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Quick Guide

  • Portuguese
  • Euro
  • 3 hrs

The river Douro glides along peacefully through Portugal’s second largest city. The steep banks are a stacked high with medieval buildings, cobbled streets, towers and shop fronts and alleys. It’s simply gorgeous and will captivate any visitor as soon as they set foot in town.

Being the birthplace of the fortified wine named after the town – Port – it’s only natural that going from cellar door to cellar door tasting the sweet wine is the number one Thing To Do in Porto. Most of winery-distilleries have typically British names and have structured tours and tastings that allow you to learn and appreciate the process and outcome of creating port.

Ribeira is the name of the historic neighbourhood of pastel houses and narrow alleys that lead to the harbour of the river. There’s a beautiful promenade on which to stroll, drinking in the sights and sounds of this charming area. Your camera will be working overtime trying to capture this special part of Portugal.

Restaurants and bars really punch above their weight in Porto. Decor and theme are of utmost importance to the visionaries of these establishments which wouldn’t be out of place in some of the funkiest areas of New York or Paris. The quality of the food is phenomenal – you’ll want to have three dinners every night just to try all that is on offer!

Porto Key Facts

  • Portuguese
  • Euro
  • 3 hrs

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Nearest Airports

  • Porto Airport (OPO)
  • Braga Airport (BGZ)
  • Chavez Airport (CHV) - 52 miles
  • Vila Real Airport (VRL) - 52 miles
  • Vigo Airport (VGO) - 69 miles
  • Santiago De Compostela Airport (SCQ) - 69 miles
  • Coimbra Airport (CBP) - 69 miles
  • Viseu Airport (VSE) - 87 miles
  • Covilha Airport (COV) - 87 miles
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Where To Stay

Our guide to the best hotels in Porto.

Porto Palacio Congress Hotel & Spa

Lordelo do Ouro e Massarelos, Porto
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Hotel Infante De Sagres – Small Luxury Hotels of the World

Porto
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Sheraton Porto Hotel & Spa

Lordelo do Ouro e Massarelos, Porto
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HF Ipanema Park

Lordelo do Ouro e Massarelos, Porto
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InterContinental Porto – Palacio das Cardosas

Porto
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Hotel Carris Porto Ribeira

Porto
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Descobertas Boutique Hotel Porto

Porto
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Hotel Dom Henrique – Downtown

Porto
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Porto A.S. 1829 Hotel

Porto
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NH Collection Porto Batalha

Porto
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Ribeira do Porto Hotel

Porto
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Pao de Acucar Hotel

Porto
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Hotel Internacional Porto

Porto
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Hotel Quality Inn Porto

Porto
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Hotel Boa – Vista

Aldoar - Foz do Douro - Nevogilde, Porto
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