City trip Porto

Citytrip Porto – Porto, Portugal’s second largest city, is a popular city trip destination. Its name, Porto, refers to the port or the harbour and to the Port wine. Located along the Douro River in northern Portugal, Porto is a buzzing city and a good place to relax. The Dom Luís Bridge spanning the River Douro is a true eye-catcher. Other sights include Cathedral Igreja da Sé, the Igreja (church) de São Francisco, the Igreja dos Clérigos with a 75-metre tall bell tower that can be seen from various points in Porto, and Casa da Música, the modern concert hall designed by the Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas.

One of the best places in Porto to spend some time is the quay in the Ribeira district, full of inviting outdoor cafes. Vila Nova de Gaia, on the left bank of the Douro, is the centre of the port wine industry. It is famous for the caves that offer a port-tasting experience and also known for its sandy beaches. Be sure to go São Bento station and marvel at the 20,000 blue-and-white wall tiles (azulejos) depicting scenes from Portuguese history and afterwards stroll along the River Douro. Bookshop Livraria Lello is the best place for booklovers. It ranks among one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world.

City Passes for Porto

If you want to enjoy Porto to the full, purchase the Porto Card because it ensures you of a hassle free city trip. Not only does it allow you free entry to the most important museums, it also includes public transport. This pass saves you a lot of time and money because buying separate tickets is not only more expensive but also time consuming. What’s more, you enjoy skip-the-line entry at the entrance of popular attractions. In addition, the Porto City Pass offers a 50% discount on entry to other museums and monuments in the city. Purchase the city pass online and you are assured of a hassle-free city trip.

The passes at a glance:

  • The Porto Card is one of the best ways to see the city at leisure. You can opt for this city pass which includes free public transport, (metro, bus, train) or without transport. Included in the pass is free entry to a number of museums and monuments and 50% discounts for museums not included in the pass. What’s more, this City Pass allows you a discount on the Hop-on Hop-off bus, in several restaurants and shops. The Porto Card can be purchased with a validity of 1, 2, 3 or 4 days (24, 48, 72 or 96 hours).

Compare Porto City Passes:

Porto Card

Dublin citypass

Included:

  • Valid for 1, 2, 3 or 4 days
  • Free entry to 6 museums
  • 50% Discount on 14 other museums and monuments
  • Free public transport (metro, buses, trains)
  • Discount on Hop-on Hop-off bus
  • Discount on restaurants and shops
  • Easy-to-use city guide