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30 July 2022 | 3 nights | 2 people
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Discover the best of Portugal by train from Lisbon to Porto

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About Porto

The 'city of bridges' is Portugal's second largest city after Lisbon and with its charming locals, delicious cuisine, not to forget arguably one of Portugal's greatest exports - Port, it really is a must see.

To get to Porto fly into Francisco de sa Carneieo Airport (OPO) which is just north-west of the city centre. Around the city, public transport (trams, buses, metro) is inexpensive and can pretty much get you anyway with ease.

Porto has a Mediterranean climate with sunny summers. It's average temperatures at this time of year are between 16°C and 27°C but if there's a heat wave it can reach nearly 40°C. In stark contrast to this, it's often wet in the winter months.

The food alone makes it worth visiting Porto. From sampling traditional Portuguese cuisine at family run taverns (tascas), to light bites at one of the many small plate (petiscos) restaurants or eating on the go the many delicious food markets. And let's not forget the olive oil workshops and wine tasting, two of the areas specialities.

As well as the abundance of food and drink, the city offers breath-taking views. You can climb to the top of the iconic Clerigos Tower (the 240 steps are worth it), or at the Serra do Pilar above the Douro river at sunset for something spectacular. If you fancy heading out of town Foz is worth a visit for a relaxing day at the beach watching the waves of the Atlantic while you soak up the sun.

All in all, it's pretty clear why you need to include this fabulous city on your list, so what are you waiting for? Book your next trip now.

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Porto Blog posts

From the UK's most popular travel bloggers


18th May 2022 by Italian Trip Abroad

How to spend a perfect weekend in Porto | Plan your next Porto City Break

If you wish to enjoy a mixture of rich history and a modernised city, a weekend in Porto is perfect for you! It is geographically located at the mouth of the Douro River in Northern Portugal. The city’s rich cultural history is evident in its architecture and culture. Meanwhile, Porto is also a modern city with plenty of nightlife and restaurants to enjoy. So if you’re looking for a Porto City break, there are plenty of things to see and do. So we decided to take a weekend break in Porto,...


6th April 2022 by Emily Luxton

6 of the best food cities in Southern Europe

Calling all foodies! This is my round up of the best food cities in Southern Europe! These destinations are known as foodie hotspots, so they’re all must-visits for anyone who loves to eat. Also known as Meditteranean Europe, this part of the continent has a rich culture and some seriously amazing cuisines. After all, this region is home to Italy, Spain, and Greece – three countries loved for their incredible food!...


20th June 2021 by Two Monkey's Travel

10 best things to do in Porto, Portugal

A city in Portugal, Porto is popularly known for its bridges such as the Ponte de Dom Luís I, and the famous river, Douro River. The city’s Baroque-style churches, towers, and ancient buildings are also one of the highlights upon going here. The mixture of Porto’s rich history and modern technology blend well that days spent here wouldn’t be enough to dig deeper about its background. Here, we listed down the places you must visit and things to do in Porto, Portugal that would offer you...


22nd January 2021 by She Get's Around

The best things to see and do in Porto

If you’re craving for a good dose of sun surrounded by the most charming views, make your way down to Porto. This beautiful little European city is filled to the brim with amazing architecture, rich history, and a lot of surprises for the curious traveler. The city is situated on the slopes above the Douro Estuary and acquired its varied heritage from its long-standing role as a historic mercantile city....


30th October 2020 by PommieTravels

Top things to do on holiday in Portugal

Short days got you down? You’re not the only one – as winter closes in, we’ve got our sights set to the south. Leave the dour weather of the north behind for sunny Portugal. Once you get a taste of its fabulous beaches, fertile vineyards, and rich culture, you’ll find it hard to board your return flight. In this article, we’ll cover the top things to do in one of Europe’s finest countries....

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