Book your cheap flights to Porto Portugal, and look forward to a break in one of Europe’s most beautiful and best value cities.
Lose yourself among the narrow streets of Porto’s waterfront Vila Nova de Gaia district and sample some of the famous port wine on a port cellar tour. Climb the 240 steps to the top of the 75-meter-tall Torre dos Clérigos, an 18thcentury tower and enjoy the breath-taking panoramic views of the Douro river, the Atlantic coastline, and the distant Douro valley. Visit the quirky haunts that inspired J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. A trip to Porto promises a getaway to remember.
When to book cheap flights to Porto
Before you book your cheap Porto flights, you’ll want to know the best time of year to pay the city a visit. For a sunshine escape, plan your visit to Porto between May and September when the weather is often sunny and warm. Overall, Porto experiences a mild climate. In the summertime, temperatures are high but bearable with fresh breezes and nearby beaches to keep you cool. Autumn brings lower temperatures and occasional drizzle but is a very pleasant time to visit Portugal’s second city. During autumn, when the leaves begin to turn, parks such as the Jardins do Palácio de Cristal are a photographer’s dream. Accommodation rates tend to be lower in spring and autumn too – search Ryanair Rooms for the best available rates.
What to see in Porto?
So much awaits when you fly to Porto. A visit to Livraria Lello is a must. It’s one of oldest bookstores in Portugal and has been rated as one of the best in the world. More than a century old, Lello is an art nouveau gem with gothic details, stained glass and a remarkable red staircase, said to have inspired Harry Potter author, J.K Rowling. Explore Porto’s riverside area the Cais de Ribeira and get the perfect view of the iconic Luís I Bridge. Or make for the Foz do Douro district and walk along the promenade and the Pergola da Foz and see where the Douro river meets the Atlantic Ocean.
When you fly to Porto, getting around is simple as public transportation is cheap and efficient. Transport includes the metro, tram, local trains and local buses. Together, these modes of transportation can get you to nearly anywhere you would like to go in Porto. Feeling adventurous? Rent a car and explore the beautiful neighbouring Douro Valley.
What to eat in Porto?
A trip to Porto is as much a culinary experience as anything else, with Portugal being renowned for its famous port wine. When it comes to local food delicacies there’s no dish from Porto more popular than the Francesinha. A twist on a classic French sandwich, this hefty sandwich-based dish is filled with several different types of meats and cheese and covered in a secret sauce that varies from chef to chef making it an incredibly unique experience every time.