Great history and tradition. The splendid Ribeira district, with its unmistakable and narrow streets. The charming old town, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The scenic river Duero with the inevitable bridges. A lively nightlife, suitable for all tastes and needs.
Porto is a truly beautiful city. An ideal place to spend a fantastic weekend full of art and culture. A city that invites the visitor to discover, winking at his homonymous liqueur wine, famous all over the world. Tour and inevitable tastings in the best wineries, are another strong point during a holiday in Portugal.
We are sure you will not get bored.
HOW TO GET
The plane is the fastest and most convenient way to reach the Portuguese city. The international airport "Sa Carneiro" is located only 11 kilometers from the center, and is well connected, with direct flights, with many European destinations.
From the airport you can easily get to the center, using convenient and efficient public transport: metro, bus and shuttle. A trip by metro costs 2.00 € per person.
All the info, connections, tickets and timetables of the metro and bus, are available at this link.
Porto, like Portugal, is not easily accessible by train. Quite the contrary. A train journey can take a long time. The country, in fact, is located in the westernmost part of the Old Continent.
Campanhã e São Bento they are the two railway stations from which connections to the Lusitanian destinations are guaranteed.
From Lisbon it takes just under 3 hours to get to your destination.
The train is an excellent solution, instead, to leave to discover the Valle del Duero. In fact, the scenic Linha do Douro leaves from Porto, following the river's path through beautiful and evocative landscapes, up to the small village of Pocinho.
From Lisbon you have to travel about 300 kilometers to get to your destination. Much of the route can be tackled on a motorway stretch.
From Madrid, however, the distance is about 560 kilometers, passing through Avila and Salamanca.
Coping with a trip from Valencia to Barcelona involves a, or a stop, considering the distances of around 900 and 1050 kilometers.