Porto Travel Guide

We love Porto, we lived there for years and return frequently to visit as holidaymakers. Porto is a fantastic destination to visit alone, with family or friends.

Porto is the country’s second largest city and a thriving industrial centre that blends industry with charm. It’s range of museums, churches and port wine cellars have put it firmly on the city break circuit. We have complied this Porto travel guide to help you get the most out of your trip to Porto.


where to stay in Porto

You can read our insider guide on where to stay in Porto including neighbourhood guides. Hand-picked so you don’t have to waste time searching through unsuitable options.

You can book for free and pay later when you arrive  at your destination click here for more details.

Where to Eat in Porto

restaurante lindolfo
Eating Out

Where to Eat Like A Local in Porto

Eating Out

Our Favourite Cafés in Porto

Getting Around Lisbon

Lisbon has an excellent and inexpensive public transport network. If you plan to do lots of sightseeing and shopping you  can save time and money with a Lisboa Card. 

The card will give you unlimited free access to public transport: metro, buses and trams. Plus free or discounted admission to most of Lisbon’s attractions. Read more here.

Porto Travel Guide Suggested Reading

Bolhão, Porto's centuries old market, embodies the spirit and traditions of Porto. This book is about the vendors and their stories and for those who want to know what to see and eat when they visit Porto.

portuguese cookbooks

This cookbook opens the door to a fantastic journey into the flavours of Porto. Each recipe is beautifully illustrated with photos. The author Chef Hélio Loureiro is one of Porto's great chefs.


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