A cheap all inclusive city break seems like an elusive wish. But there are some great deals on these very special trips. With an all inclusive you know that all your needs can be met in terms of food, drink and particularly evening entertainment. During the day time you’ll want to get out and explore Portugal’s second city.
Getting out and about in Porto
Porto is hilly so be prepared to take things slowly. It has a maze of interesting buildings from a number of different eras to grab your attention and a few specialities too. The Ribeira District is the historic part of the city and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. You’ll love its narrow streets and pretty piazzas. The city is dotted with historical buildings and monuments from its Cathedral to the Real Companhia Velha port wine cellars and the unmissable Clerigos Tower with its 200 steps to the top.
Visit the Palacio da Bolsa, the old stock exchange which has been ‘pensioned-off’ since the Euro became the national currency. This grand building is also a World Heritage Site and one not to miss.
Porto’s modern architecture
Porto’s architecture covers just about every period and there’s plenty of it. One of the favourites for architecture lovers is the Contemporary Art Museum designed by Porto’s own Alvaro Sizo Vieira. It’s a big attraction showing art from the 1960s to the present day. Porto’s orchestra has a very modern home too; the Casa da Musica designed by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas.
It goes to show that Porto isn’t all about days gone by; new galleries are springing up and there’s a good metro system for getting around the city too.
Portugal’s famous export
Whilst you’re there don’t miss out on a trip to the port wine region along the River Douro. This is where you’ll find some of the famous port wine estates such as Taylors, Quintas and Warre. Port is a local speciality so it would be rude not to have a taste.
Tempted? Check up on all inclusive deals to Porto and enjoy this pretty city in Northern Portugal.