Language: Portugese (English and French widely spoken)
Local time: GMT/BST
A gem in the North of Portugal famous for its Port wine, Porto is colourful city, cherished as a World Heritage Site. Its unique quirkiness is attributed to the jumble of styles and eras which make up its foundations. On top of this, the city is a lively hub for all ages, sharing a love of culture, food and music which makes a city break to Porto a popular destination for tourists year upon year.
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With the beautiful buildings and sculptures around the city, a tour is a must to appreciate its background. But some prefer to see Porto from the water, and therefore river cruises are a popular attraction and a great way to relax, and can be taken from all along the waterfront of the Duoro river estuary where the city lies. To really get a taste of Porto though, a cellar tour offers half day courses exploring the finest of Portuguese wines and is an excellent experience whatever the weather. Or to appreciate the outdoors, a trip to the Fundação Serralves offers lots to see with the impressive property, gardens and a contemporary museum within its grounds.
Porto is mad about football, and so a trip to an FC Porto game is a must for football-lovers in its impressive stadium, whilst its rival home team FC Boavista is also popular amongst the locals. However a Porto city break offers lots for those who prefer culture on their city break, the various concert halls around the city hold host to a wide range of music events throughout the year.
Porto’s Ribiera district comes alive at dusk as its student population heads out for a night of dancing and socialising around its bars and clubs, creating a brilliant buzz around the district until the early hours. However, even for those not wanting to party, the cafes and bars open late and are excellent for a laid back evening enjoying your city break. A walk along the waterfront is the perfect end to a night as the city lights glitter across the river.
Whatever time of year you plan to travel, easyJet holidays offer excellent value and regular flights to Porto throughout the year along with a great selection of hotels to choose from. Therefore you have the flexibility to book your city break when you want, whilst still getting a good price. Get away for a Porto city break for less when you book your flight and hotel at the same time with easyJet holidays.