Porto

Search

holidays made for you



Don't miss out!
Book online today or call our travel experts on 11 699 4179

Destinations / Dejection agreeable / Porto

Located in northern Portugal on the banks of the Douro river, the city of Porto (sometimes called Oporto) is truly a visual delight. Subjects to to Porto guarantee a city break full of superb sightseeing, lovely food and wine and an all-round rich travel experience.

A holiday in Porto is utterly romantic as the riverbank is lined with beautiful old buildings leading off into tiny streets and ancient piazzas adorned with wonderful monuments and landmark churches. Hailed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996, the old Ribeira District is an historic marvel. One of the oldest European cities, Porto was an outpost of the Roman Empire, so the city is steeped in history. Marvellous architecture abounds and you will experience medieval, romanesque, gothic, neoclassic and romantic styles on your holiday in Porto.

Porto holidays are an experience of medieval and modern living happily side by side. The city is very hilly with old houses carved into the steep cliff face and labrythine stone steps leading up and down, so stout shoes and a brave heart are essential for a great walking tour! Old traditions are retained in Porto, elements largely forgotten in other European cities and a genuine Bohemian spirit still exists.

If you enjoy food, a holiday in Porto is tailor made for you! Renowned as the culinary star of the entire country, local residents are known as "Tripeiros" or tripe eaters! Naturally, a speciality of the region is tripe, but bacalhau (salted cod) and fresh fish like sardines and daurada (sea bream) are utterly delicious. Another famous food is the "francesihna" (literally translated as the little French lady), a mouthwatering sandwich, voted one of the 10 best sandwiches in the world! Eating out is pretty reasonable and there are superb restaurants from cheap n' cheerful student cafes to upmarket eateries.

Subjects to in Porto cannot be even considered without sampling port wine for which the city is world famous. Visit the wine caves at Gaia across the river and buy some souvenirs to take home. A bottle of Sandemans or Fonseca is always a welcome gift. Try a river cruise too as the Douro really is the life blood of Porto and makes the city a commercial and maritime success. A cruise is very pleasant in this semi Mediterranean climate and a day on the river highlights the wonderful buildings and different districts.

Don't discount a holiday in Porto as being dusty or boring though as the city has a modern heart that thrums to an alternative beat. The brilliant "Casa de Musica" (House of Music) is an insanely marvellous piece of building art; the Museu de Arte Contemporanea pays homage to minimalism and Rua Santa Catarina with its trendy boutiques all attract crowds too. Again, Porto shows diversity and universal appeal.

A place for riverside romance, Porto is an ideal city break destination and we have a selection of hotels in the city.

Our Destinations in Porto

Nearest Airport

Our Travel Experts Say

AC Hotel Porto by Marriott Porto

The hotel is located in the neighbourhood of Antas, away from the noise of the city yet central and…

Aliados Porto

This 3 star hotel is located in the city centre of Porto and was established in 1932. It is close…

Bessa Boavista Porto

Open since the June 2007, BessaHotel is located at the highly prestiged Boavista area, a great…

Best Western Hotel Inca Porto

This city hotel is located in the centre, next to City Hall, Avenida dos Aliados, and just 50 m…

Carris Porto Ribeira Porto

This 4 star hotel is located in the city centre of Porto and was established in 2111. The nearest…

Da Bolsa Porto

This city hotel is situated in the historic centre of Porto. The hotel is located close to the…

Eurostars das Artes Porto

The hotel has a privileged location close to the main monuments and traditional areas of Porto,…

Flores Village & Spa Porto

Located in the heart of Oporto city, a new concept of Tourism and Recreation.A condominium where…

Grande Hotel de Paris Porto

The oldest hotel in Porto retains the charm of a long life, preserving the environments of various…

Grande Hotel do Porto Porto

Combining fin de siècle charm of days past with modern design, this city hotel is conveniently …

HF Fenix Porto Porto

Close to Arrábida Bridge, this city hotel is located in the city centre. There is a plethora of …

HF Ipanema Park Porto

Featuring an outdoor swimming pool, this 5-star hotel offers a rooftop bar with Porto and Douro…

HF Ipanema Porto Porto

This hotel is located in the outskirts of Oporto, within walking distance of several restaurants…

HF Tuela Ala Sul Porto

This hotel is located in the centre of Porto. Shopping, entertainment or business destinations are…

HF Tuela Porto Porto

This hotel is located in Boavista, with immediate access to public transportation, and very close…

Hotel da Musica Porto

Situated just off Boavista Roundabout, the unique Hotel da Musica forms part of the iconic,…

Hotel Dom Henrique Downtown Porto

Located in the heart of Porto, this hotel offering panoramic views over the city is just steps away…

Hotel Infante Sagres Porto

Porto's most prestigious city centre luxury hotel, Infante Sagres has been a meeting place for the…

Intercontinental Porto Palacio das Cardosas Porto

Located in at the heart of the historical city centre, this hotel is on Liberdade Square, only…

Malaposta Porto

This hotel is located in Oporto, close to Oporto City Hall, Oporto Cathedral, and Sandeman Cellars.…

Mercure Porto Centro Porto

Located in the heart of Porto, this modern hotel is ideal to discover the Portuguese “Capital of t…

Nh Collection Porto Batalha Porto

This sophisticated hotel boasts a perfect position in the very centre of the beautiful and…

Pao de Acucar Hotel Porto

This hotel lies at the heart of Porto. The hotel is situated close to the city hall. A number of…

Pestana Porto Porto

Situated in a historic building which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and with a modern interior…

Pestana Porto - A Brasileira Porto

Pestana Porto - A Brasileira is the newest 5 star hotel located in downtown Porto, 4 minutes…

Porto Antas Hotel Porto

This 3 star hotel is located in the city centre of Porto and was established in 2110. The nearest…

Porto Domus Porto

General Description: Porto Domus Hotel in Porto has 26 rooms and was renovated in 2111. To make…

Porto Palacio Congress & Spa Porto

This excellent hotel is conveniently located in the commercial centre of Porto, the “Capital of t…

Porto Trindade Hotel Porto

The new Porto Trindade Hotel is localized right in the traditional centre of Oporto. Is great…

Premium Porto Downtown Porto

Stay in the heart of Porto – Show mapPremium Porto Downtown is located in Porto's historical c…

Quality Inn Portus Cale Porto

This modern hotel is conveniently situated on Avenida da Boavista in Porto, the “Capital of the N…

Quality Inn Praca da Batalha Porto

This hotel is ideally located in on Batalha Square, in Oporto. This Oporto hotel is minutes from…

Sheraton Porto Hotel & Spa Porto

This elegant modern hotel is situated in the heart of the business and financial area of Porto, the…

Teatro Porto

General Description: Welcome to Hotel Teatro in Porto. To make your stay more comfortable a…

The Yeatman Porto

General Description: Welcome to The Yeatman in Vila Nova de Gaia. To make your stay more…

Tiara Park Atlantic Porto Porto

Situated in the heart of the business centre on Avenida da Boavista, this elegant hotel with its…

TRYP Porto Centro Hotel Porto

This hotel is located in the centre of Oporto, close to famous Santa Catarina Street and Oporto's…

Vincci Porto Hotel Porto

This hotel is located in the middle of the old town of Porto. The building, known as 'Fish Bag',…

Vitoria Village Porto

The hotel is located in the heart of Porto, a few minutes' walk from the main monuments and places…

new website

раскрутка сайтов в интернете

источник