Porto City Break
- Discover Portugal’s 2nd largest city on this 3-night guided holiday to Porto.
- Stay just outside the city centre for easy access to all of Porto’s must-see highlights.
- Hear the history of Porto from an expert, local guide on a half day guided city tour.
- Savour the flavours of the city with a wine tasting in a local Port cellar.
- Enjoy leisure time to discover Porto on your own, with tips from our local guide.
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Your Escorted Porto City Break Holiday
Travel with us to the home of Port wine on this 3-night city break to Porto. Located along the hills of the Douro River estuary, this charming UNESCO World Heritage city is perfect for a short holiday. The city’s magnificent architecture, delicious Port wine and friendly atmosphere have made it a favourite of holiday makers for years. On this exciting Portugal trip, we’ll visit some of Porto’s most famous sites including its historic centre, the ornate Bolsa Palace, and the beautiful Douro riverfront, all with a local, expert guide to give us the history of the city as we explore. This holiday also includes plenty of free time for you to discover the city’s hidden gems, try some of Porto’s local delicacies like Tripas à Moda do Porto (Porto Tripe) or simply relax with a glass of Port at a pavement café.
Please note that some excursions on this holiday will involve walking on hilly terrain and uneven surfaces.
Activity Level: Leisurely
Arrive in Porto
Upon arrival in Porto, you will be met by our local representative at the airport, before being transferred to your hotel.
Spend the afternoon at leisure with time to relax and unpack.
Guided Tour of Porto
After breakfast, your local guide will take you on a tour of Porto, including a bus sightseeing tour through the historical centre, a visit to the Stock Exchange Palace and to the train station Sao Bento, one of the hidden treasures of Porto. Enjoy a short walk along the Douro riverfront and enjoy the view of the World Heritage area. The tour will finish with a wine tasting in one of the Port cellars.
You will have the rest of the day to spend at your leisure. You could explore Santa Catarina Street to see the colours and vibes of an authentic part of the city. There are several pretty squares in the Ribeira quarter where you can relax with a drink after your day of sightseeing.
Free Time at Leisure in Porto
You will have today to explore the city at your leisure. Your local guide will be happy to give advice on activities to suit your interests. For incredible views of the city you can climb to the top of Clerigos Church or for a more leisurely aspect of the city take a lazy boat ride down the Douro River under Porto's six bridges, on board a Rabelo Barco a boat originally used to transport Port wine. Culture vultures can enjoy Porto's many museums, galleries and the wonderful architecture throughout the city. A visit to Livraria Lello book shop is well worth the venture (especially for Harry Potter fans) with the ornate wooden staircase and a wide range of books for sale. Of course you can't go to Portugal without trying the famous Pastel de Nata pasteries fresh from the bakeries.
Transfer from your hotel to the airport for your flight home, with guide assistance.
Know before you go
Will I be met at the airport?
You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your Travel Department guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.
Do I need a Visa?
Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each country's entry requirements
What if there is an emergency?
We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.
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