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Tips city trip 3 days: Porto and the Douro, Portugal

Porto at its best: sightseeing, wine tasting and a romantic cruise on the Douro

During this 3-day city trip, you will discover the charming city of Porto, where there is a lot to see and do. Of course, Porto is the centre of Port wines, ruby, tawny, vintage... plenty to choose from! So, during this 3-day city trip in Porto, go for a tasting.

Porto is situated on the Douro River, which is synonymous with romance. The name Douro actually means "gold", which is why the Douro River is also called the "Golden River", and not without reason. Watching the sunset, you will immediately know why!

Below you will find more information and our tips for a city break in Porto on the Douro in Portugal.

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Day 1
Porto boats
Porto and places of interest

You arrive at Porto airport. Pick up your pre-booked rental car or order a taxi to your hotel in Porto city centre so you can fully enjoy the numerous sights and a glass of port wine.

In Porto, Jinah Trans unfortunately cannot help you with airport transfers. Jinah Trans only provides airport transfers from Lisbon.

Be sure to put on your walking shoes as you will need them in the city of Porto. If you want to give your feet a little more rest, you can take a hop-on hop-off bus between locations and choose what you want to visit.


Our favourites to visit in Porto: the narrow streets on the waterfront (the Ribeira), Torre dos Clérigos, Ponte Dom Luis I, the cathedral, Praça da Liberdade, Estação de São Bento, the bookstore Lello & Irmão (allegedly J.K. Rowling found the inspiration for the library for the Harry Potter books here), and all the interesting little baroque churches you'll find along the way.

Overnight stay: in Porto.

Day 2
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Sightseeing in Porto and possibly a cruise on the Douro river

Today, you can explore the city of Porto further or enjoy a cruise on the Douro River. Plenty of providers to choose from! Cruzeiros Douro, for example, has many options, with or without wine tasting.

Overnight stay: in Porto.

Day 3
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Shopping and gastronomy in Porto

On the third day of this short trip, you will continue to enjoy the city of Porto in the morning. Yoy can spend the whole morning shopping, if you like. You’ll find plenty of boutiques and gourmet shops to choose from!

After lunch, it might be time to drive or have a taxi take you back to Porto airport for your flight home.

Would you like to explore more of the Douro region? Then you might also find these tips for a contiguous short trip interesting!

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Jinah Trans Portugal's services

We are happy to share all these free tips for short trips! The services offered by Jinah Trans in Portugal are:

Airport transfers from Lisbon airport to the Silver Coast region, and vice versa

Day trips in the Silver Coast region and more inland

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Book well in advance! Why?

Making your reservation in advance is always necessary! Jinah Trans’ airport transfer service and day trips with private driver have become very popular over the years. Therefore, book well in advance so we don't have to disappoint you.

Airport transfers can be booked online. If you don't want to order online, send us an e-mail. Also contact us if you want to plan a day trip. We will be happy to assist you!