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Porto City Add-On

A city steeped in the traditions of port wine
Holiday information
Nights: 2
Accommodation: centrally located hotel
Meal arrangements: breakfast only
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This Holiday in a nutshell
  • charming, unpretentious city with an UNESCO-protected old quarter
  • centre of the famous port-wine trade
  • choice of riverside hotels ideally located for exploring
  • enjoy as an add-on to another Inntravel holiday in Portugal

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.

Don’t miss the wonderful shops – traditional emporiums and designer boutiques stand side by side with old-fashioned shops selling port wine and dried, salted codfish.
     

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.

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