Porto is one of the oldest cities in Europe and has a medieval feel to it. Why not choose some where different for a city break and try a weekend in Porto.
We enjoyed a weekend in Porto last year and loved it! This city looks almost medieval with colourful buildings everywhere, I was genuinely amazed at how beautiful the city was. The Ribeira district is a Unesco World Heritage site and is full of local wine bars, restaurants and colourful buildings close to the waterfront. Enjoy a glass of wine or a meal by the river and soak up the atmosphere, for a fraction of what you would pay at home. In fact Porto of late has become one of Europe’s top food destinations.
You wont find any celebrity restaurants here, but lots of local eateries serving traditional Portuguese food, at rock bottom prices. Renowned as the birthplace of port, there are also numerous port houses offering tastings and tours. There are plenty of good places to go at night time too, with bands playing in various venues across the city.
Read why you should choose Porto for your next city break here.
I found a great deal staying in the 4-star Hotel da Música. Located in the iconic Mercado do Bom Sucesso building, which is now home to Porto’s re-invented food market, this hotel is modern in design, yet surrounded by tradition. Enjoy a glass of port in the Pavarotti Bar and don’t miss Sunday brunch in Restaurant Bom Sucesso. Highly rated on TripAdvisor, this is a great option for a weekend in Porto.
Fly from Dublin on the 3rd of October and enjoy a three-night stay in the 4-star Hotel da Música for only €224 per person! Top Tip: When you click on the hotel link below, check the various rates with all the suppliers. At the time of issue it is cheaper to click through to the hotel’s own website, €290 is the total for a three-night stay.
View flights here €109pp
View hotel here €150pp
Prices are correct at time of issue but are subject to change. Please note that some of these links are affiliate links where I receive a small commission if a booking is made.