A taste of Porto with river cruise
- City trip
- 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 nights
- per person
- based on 2 persons
Discover the vibrant charms of Porto from a centrally-located hotel incl. Port wine tasting, river cruise, breakfast, flights and transfers
Bustling, colourful and utterly beautiful, Porto is a city brimming with fascinating historic gems, exquisite regional flavours, evocative culture and the immense River Douro, running through the midst of it all. Take a wander around the city's picturesque streets and alleyways where you can find majestic Gothic churches, pretty tiled murals and ornate buildings, before enjoying Porto from a different perspective with a river cruise. Naturally, no visit to Porto is complete without tasting its most famous wine - port - you'll get to try a delectable glass of the dessert wine with a special tasting session.
2, 3, 4 of 5 nights in Porto
Bed and breakfast
Port Wine Tasting (2 glasses)
Porto Douro River Cruise
1 to 3 people: car transfer
4 - 8 people: minivan transfer
Return flight from Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London City, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Liverpool, London Luton, Manchester, London Stansted to Porto
Filled with a labyrinthine maze of cobblestone streets, faded pastel-hued buildings, stunning architecture and a melting pot of different cultures, the picture-perfect Porto is a city impossible not to fall in love with. Ditch the map, at least for a day, and let your feet lead you around its many charms - look out for the insta-worthy azulejos, intricate tiled murals that can be found everywhere, as well as vibrant contemporary street art in unexpected places, stopping off for refreshments in open-air cafes along the way. Being the home of the dessert wine, port, it’s no surprise that Porto has a thriving culinary scene - nibble on flaky, indulgent Portuguese tarts, or tuck into a hearty francesinha sandwich, packed with steak, sausage and cheese before being drenched in sauce and gravy, and of course, sample plenty of port at the many port houses along the riverside.
As one of Europe’s most important trading centres over the centuries, you’ll find the legacy of countless civilisations here, from a 600 year old Customs House to an ornate 15th-century Baroque church, and the crumbling remnants of medieval city walls. For some of the city’s most iconic sights, make a beeline for Baixa, where you can take in dramatic views from the top of the Clérigos Tower, or slow down with a serene stroll through the gardens at the Palácio de Crista. And if your feet start to get a little weary, hop onto one of the old trams still in service, where you can marvel at a scenic ride from the old city all the way down to the coast, or enjoy a picturesque cruise along the river. Be sure to try a detour into the riverside neighbourhood, Ribeira, where you can soak up the atmosphere in its medieval alleys, before grabbing a riverside table with a stunning view, to sip a glass of port as the sun sets over the terracotta rooftops.
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Please note that the flights included in this offer are subject to live availability and price, and can change during your booking process. When this is the case, we will always notify during the booking process.
Due to COVID-19, there may be additional entry requirements in effect at your destination which may change at short notice, including the need to show proof of having tested negative for, or having had a certified vaccination against, COVID-19. It is your responsibility to ensure you can satisfy these requirements before booking so please familiarise yourself with the latest requirements before booking via your government's foreign advice service at www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.
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Maximum 2 persons per room
The single supplement is based on travel dates and duration of travel. You will see the final price in the booking process.
Unfortunately, a children's discount is not offered.
Unfortunately, this trip is not wheelchair accessible.
Pets are not permitted on this trip.
You will receive all documents relevant to your trip, 5 days prior to departure at the latest.
In the iconic Porto Cruz, the port wine culture of Portugal is celebrated by bringing together modernity and tradition. The building dates from the 18th century and is located on the banks of the Gaia River. Here you take part in a port wine tasting where you discover the different aromas, tastes and colours of Porto's best port.
Guests are also welcome to enjoy a modern art exhibition, a wine trade, a restaurant and a beautiful roof terrace with a 360-degree view of Porto.
The Porto Douro River Cruise takes you on the famous Douro and offers breathtaking views of Porto from the water. The journey takes approximately 50 minutes. Departure: Cais-Vila Nova de Gaia. Departure times: 10:00, 12:30, 14:00 and 18:30.
You will receive your River Cruise voucher and all information along with your travel documents.
Please note that flights may be subject to change, delay or postponement by the provider and that flight times are provisional. Don't forget to check the actual flight times before departure on the website of the airline or the airport to avoid inconvenient surprises.