- 7 nights
- Self Catering
- Return flights from London Gatwick
Why holiday in Oporto?
Beach holidays in Oporto
What to eat and drink in Oporto
If alcohol isn’t your thing, the food scene in Porto is a thriving blend of traditional fare and contemporary world cuisine. We can’t recommend a Francesinha enough. This signature sandwich is a sight to behold, with ham, cheese and steak making a heavenly combination that’s comforting and new all at once. Prefer to step outside your comfort zone with things to eat? Visit towards the end of June to experience the night of Sao Joao (St. John) – the longest night of the year. Not only is this festival a brilliant way to see Porto at its best, but you’ll also be able to sample the dedicated delicacy: barbecued sardines! Veggies will also love caldo verde, a delicious soup made from shredded cabbage.
Book lovers, architecture nuts and Harry Potter enthusiasts cannot miss a visit to the Porto Lello Bookstore. Part shop, part literary temple, the winding stairs and ornate décor in this store is said to have inspired J. K. Rowling’s magical creative vision – she lived in Porto while she was writing her first book! Make sure you score a ticket before you go, as this photogenic attraction is in high demand. Don’t worry though, the cost can be redeemed against a book purchase inside the shop.
For a unique way to spend the afternoon, delve into Porto Legends. This underground immersive experience is unlike anything we’ve seen before. Mysteries and stories are projected onto the walls of the cavern-like spaces, where Porto landmarks play as big of a role in the unfolding mysteries as the star-studded cast of voice actors. Listen out for one and only Jeremy Irons!
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