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Porto City Add-On

A city steeped in the traditions of port wine
 
This charming, unpretentious city may be synonymous with port wine, but there is much more to see, not least a UNESCO-protected old quarter, making it a great add-on to another holiday in Portugal. We offer a choice of riverside hotels ideally located for exploring.
Porto City Add-On. 2 nights
Porto City Add-On. 2 nights
 

Holiday information

 

Porto

Downriver of what have become some of Europe’s most famous vineyards, and just a few kilometres in the opposite direction from the Atlantic, Porto is synonymous with the port-wine trade. Indeed, the destiny of Portugal’s second-largest city was sealed when grapes were first grown in the Douro Valley, and Porto has been shaped by this highly prized export ever since.
Clinging to the steep north bank of the Douro is the old town, the UNESCO-recognised Ribeira, whose ornate churches and palaces are evidence of the city’s prosperity and whose jumbled streets seemingly all lead down to the quayside. Here, five bridges, including one by Gustave Eiffel and a spectacular two-tiered construction, link to Vila Nova de Gaia, where giant signs emblazon the rooftops of port lodges such as Sandeman, Graham’s and Cockburn, enticing visitors to come and sample the contents of their treasured barrels.
 
Gallery
 

Sightseeing

The key to Inntravel holidays is flexibility. You can start on the day of your choice, and are free to add extra nights.
  • Notes for self-guided walking tours included
    The Old Town’s two main landmarks are the crenellated cathedral (the Sé) and the 75-metre-high Clérigos Tower, both of which serve as a wonderful vantage point from which to marvel at the warren of streets which contain an eclectic mix of Baroque, Neo-classical, Neo-Palladian, Art Nouveau and Art Deco architecture. Also worth visiting, not for their views but for their ornate interiors, are the Stock Exchange (Bolsa) and the church of São Francisco.

    Our self-guided city walking trails give you a good insight into the city, introducing you to sites and characters connected to the Siege of Porto in 1832 as they lead you through the ancient streets, and taking you via São Bento railway station to admire the 20,000 hand-painted tiles which depict historical scenes and pastoral landscapes.
  • Take a tour of a port lodge
    Leave time for simply soaking up the charm of the Ribeira – the riverbank itself is lined with bars and restaurants which invite you to do just that – and also for indulging in the city’s famous export in the Vila Nova de Gaia district on the other side of the river. Many of the lodges open their doors to visitors, but we particularly recommend a tour of Graham’s wine lodge which, if you pre-book through Inntravel (pay locally), includes an exclusive tasting in the lodge’s vintage tasting room.
  • Foz
    There’s plenty to see and do in Porto, but, if you want to get out of the city or if the weather is good, then do as the locals do and take the rumbling, nostalgic tram westwards to the coastal town of Foz for some relaxation by the sea.
 

Accommodation

We offer a choice of three hotels, all ideally located for exploring the city. Please state your preference when booking.

We provide suggestions for where to eat out in the documentation that we send you prior to your holiday.
 
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  • Hotel Pestana Vintage Porto, 2 nights: 01 June 2019 - 30 June 2020

    Start any day | End by latest date(s) shown above

    Starting Add on 2 nights Single supplement
    1 - 30 Jun 2019 £330 £310
    1 Jul - 30 Sep 2019 £336 £310
    1 - 29 Oct 2019 £296 £276
    1 Nov - 30 Mar 2020 £230 £210
    31 Mar - 29 Apr 2020 £284 £264
    30 Apr - 30 Jun 2020 £320 £300

    Includes accommodation and meals as described. No travel is included as it is assumed that you are travelling via the city as part of your main Inntravel holiday.

    If you are flying via a different airport and would like us to arrange connecting travel, please contact us for a quotation.

  • Room upgrades (£ per person per night)

    Hotel Pestana Vintage Porto, Porto
    'Plaza': 01 Jun - 31 Oct 2019 £14
    'Plaza': 01 Nov - 31 Mar 2020 £10
    'Plaza': 01 Apr - 30 Apr 2020 £12
    'Plaza': 01 May - 30 Jun 2020 £14
    'Vintage' with river view: 01 Jun - 30 Jun 2019 £54
    'Vintage' with river view: 01 Jul - 30 Sep 2019 £50
    'Vintage' with river view: 01 Oct - 31 Oct 2019 £45
    'Vintage' with river view: 01 Nov - 31 Mar 2020 £34
    'Vintage' with river view: 01 Apr - 30 Apr 2020 £45
    'Vintage' with river view: 01 May - 30 Jun 2020 £50
    'Vintage' with river view & balcony: 01 Jun - 30 Sep 2019 £64
    'Vintage' with river view & balcony: 01 Oct - 31 Oct 2019 £58
    'Vintage' with river view & balcony: 01 Nov - 31 Mar 2020 £42
    'Vintage' with river view & balcony: 01 Apr - 30 Apr 2020 £58
    'Vintage' with river view & balcony: 01 May - 30 Jun 2020 £64

    Extra nights (£ per person per night) in a double or single room

    Hotel Pestana Vintage Porto, Porto (B&B) Double room Single room
    01 Jun - 30 Jun 2019 £145 £281
    01 Jul - 30 Sep 2019 £148 £286
    01 Oct - 31 Oct 2019 £130 £252
    01 Nov - 30 Mar 2020 £98 £188
    31 Mar - 29 Apr 2020 £125 £240
    30 Apr - 02 Jul 2020 £140 £272
  • £ per person based on 2 sharing

    Hotel Ribeira do Porto Add on 2 nights Single supplement
    1 July 2019 - 31 March 2020 £130 £130
    1 April - 21 June 2020 £140 £136
    22 June - 23 June 2020 not available not available
    24 June - 28 June 2020 £140 £136

    For room upgrades and extra night prices, please contact us.

    Hotel Infante de Sagres Add on 2 nights Single supplement
    1 January - 30 March 2019 £210 £180
    31 March - 29 April 2019 £236 £204
    30 April - 30 June 2019 £264 £236
    1 July - 30 August £240 £210
    31 August - 31 October 2019 £270 £240
    1 November - 28 December 2019 £216 £186

    For room upgrades and extra night prices, please contact us.

What is included
  • 2 nights
  • 2 breakfasts
  • street plan
  • notes for self-guided city walking tours
 
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