Porto has many suburbs and being close to the coast means that car hire is the perfect way to fill your break away with as many activities and as much excitement as possible.
Things to See and Do in Porto
Discover the city, nestled among the hills with a stunning landscape to whet your appetite. Wander along the Ribeira and visit the historical quarter, now a World Heritage Site.
Head to the Port Wine Cellars at Ribeira de Gaia on the other side of the river. There are also some stunning churches nearby which are also worth a visit.
Relax at Pavilhão Rosa Mota with some breathtaking gardens to stroll through. Make sure you also stop by Museu Romantico, where the King of Italy stayed when in exile.
Mercado do Bolhão is packed full of food and craft shops and is well-worth a wander through. Journey a little further afield and you will find a variety of stores to keep you entertained.
Day Trips From Porto
Hire a car at Porto Airport to give yourself the freedom to explore the historical sites of Lisbon at your leisure. Be sure to visit St. George's Castle and Jeronimos Monastery and discover this area which is steeped in history.
Chaves, close to the border of Spain, has a stunning medieval quarter where you can stop by the castle or laze in one of the hot springs.
Next to the River Mondego is the city of Coimbra which is littered with amazing architecture such as the Santa Cruz Monastery and two cathedrals. This bustling city is also a hub for students and provides visitors with a great nightlife.
Braga is also fabulous for a day trip, or longer if you wish. Famous for the wide variety of churches in its midst, make sure you also stop off at the Arcada fountain.