What to do in 3 days in Porto

Post Date 06-Mar-2024 18:15:00

Porto, Portugal, is a vibrant city with a rich history, stunning architecture, and a lively atmosphere. In three days, you can explore the city's highlights, enjoy its culinary delights, and experience the local culture. Here's a suggested itinerary for your three days in Porto:

Day 1: Explore the Historic Center

Arrival at Porto Internacional Airport (OPO):

  • Deluxe vehicle transfer to The Yeatman Hotel.
  • Check-in at The Yeatman Hotel, known for its panoramic views and wine-themed experience.

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City Tour with Private Guide:

  • Explore the historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Visit the Clérigos Tower and Lello Bookstore.
  • Discover São Bento Railway Station with its painted tiles.
  • Stroll along Santa Catarina Street to experience the Majestic Café.
  • Enjoy the stunning views from Porto Cathedral.
  • Visit the Stock Exchange Palace of Porto "Palácio da Bolsa."
  • Explore the Church of Saint Francis with its Gothic and Baroque elements.

Dinner at Real by Casa da Calçada:

  • Enjoy dinner at Real by Casa da Calçada, known for its eclectic menu showcasing Portuguese classics.

Return to The Yeatman Hotel:

  • Deluxe vehicle transfer back to the hotel.

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This day offers a blend of cultural exploration, historical landmarks, and culinary delights. The private guide adds a personalized touch to your city tour, making it a memorable introduction to Porto's charm. The evening concludes with a delightful dinner experience at Real by Casa da Calçada.

Day 2: Port Wine 

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Morning: Port Cellar Tours


  • Private visit and wine tasting
  • Enjoy the impressive tasting room with a view of the city.

Lunch at Vinum Restaurant:

  • Experience a high-quality gastronomic proposal with traditional dishes from Douro, Trás-os-Montes, Minho, and the Atlantic.

Afternoon: Taylor's Cellars:

  • Explore Taylor's, one of Porto's oldest wine-producing houses.
  • Private tour of the cellars and Port Lodge.
  • Conclude with a Signature tasting in the tasting room.

Evening: WOW - World of Wine Museum Complex:

  • Visit the WOW complex, exploring various museums that pay homage to Portugal's history and main industries.
  • Choose the specific museum that interests you the most.

Drop-off at The Yeatman Hotel:

  • The chauffeur transfers back to the hotel.

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This day is dedicated to the exquisite experience of exploring some of the finest Port Cellars in Porto, offering private tours, wine tastings, and a culinary adventure at Vinum Restaurant. The day concludes with a visit to the WOW - World of Wine Museum Complex, providing a cultural and historical perspective on Portugal's heritage.

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Day 3: Art and Culture

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Morning: Serralves Museum and Park

  • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and check out.
  • Chauffeur transfer to the Serralves Museum.
  • Explore the museum's diverse exhibits amidst the lush Serralves Park.

Afternoon: Foz do Douro Exploration

  • Discover Foz do Douro, where the Douro River meets the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Experience the relaxed atmosphere, beach bars, mansions, lighthouses, and botanical gardens.

Lunch at Pedro Lemos:

  • Indulge in a Michelin-starred dining experience at Pedro Lemos in Foz.
  • Enjoy a culinary journey in a historical and architecturally significant setting.

Transfer to Porto International Airport (OPO):

  • Chauffeur transfer to Porto International Airport for departure.

This day offers a mix of cultural exploration, artistic immersion at the Serralves Museum, and a leisurely exploration of Foz do Douro's coastal beauty. The culinary highlight at Pedro Lemos adds a gourmet touch to your farewell to Porto. The tour concludes with a comfortable transfer to Porto International Airport.

Additional Tips:

  • Consider taking a boat cruise on the Douro River for a different perspective of the city.
  • Try Porto's famous pastries, such as the "pastel de nata" or "francesinha."
  • Don't miss the Port Wine Cellars in Gaia for a comprehensive wine-tasting experience.

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Unmissable and unique experiences to have in Porto Portugal 

  • Explore the iconic wine cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia, where Port wine is aged, and take guided tours at renowned cellars like Graham's, Taylor's, or Sandeman, and savor tastings of this famous Portuguese wine.
  • Embark on a traditional Rabelo boat cruise along the Douro River
  • Experience the soul-stirring sounds of Fado, Portugal's traditional music genre
  • Visit Livraria Lello, one of the world's most beautiful bookstores
  • Climb to the top of Clerigos Tower for panoramic views of Porto
  • Appreciate the Belle Époque ambiance and elegant décor of Majestic Café 
  • Explore the contemporary art exhibits at the Serralves Museum
  • Try Porto's iconic sandwich, Francesinha, a hearty and spicy meat-filled delight
  • Take in stunning views of the cityscape, including the Douro River and historic buildings
  • Marvel at the intricate azulejos (painted tiles) adorning buildings, particularly at São Bento Railway Station
  • Witness a breathtaking sunset at Foz do Douro, where the river meets the ocean


Adjust this itinerary based on your preferences and interests, and make sure to leave some time for spontaneous discoveries and relaxation. Enjoy your time in Porto! Talk to us if you need any help. 

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Margarida Gonçalves

Written by: Margarida Gonçalves

Margarida is a journalist, but it was in digital marketing that she found a way to combine her communicative and creative veins. At Wine Tourism in Portugal, she puts into practice all her knowledge of communication and marketing with a strategic focus! Come travel with her and discover all about Portugal and its heritage!

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