I’ve been UK based for a bit but doing a few work trips from there, the most recent being a trip to Ireland and instead of coming back directly to England I escaped to Porto for a romantic weekend away with my better half.
I did go via Lisbon and after seeing a client there we took a fast train (AP) to Porto, which took 2 1/2 hours and was super nice.
We also got lucky with an Airbnb find which was usually booked, but which must have had a cancellation. Smack bang in the middle of the town with most of the major attractions short walks or uber rides away.
It was a mostly culinary weekend with some sightseeing, as both me and the boyfriend love good food, and there is plenty of that in Porto. And almost around every corner is a great view.
It’s a magical place to visit and I would highly recommend it. I’d also recommend you try eat dinner at Yuko Tavern where you can try the very traditional and amazing Franceshina dish. Tip: don’t eat lunch if you’re going to do this for dinner. You’ll need the space….
Another super thing to do is Sunday “brunch” at Champ’s de Baixa Bistro which serves an incredible brunch menu with wonderful food and a superb atmosphere. Lucky me to have had all of this pre-arranged by my guy 😀
Overall Porto is an incredibly romantic city and it’s somewhere I’ll be back, for sure. Quite conveniently I can fly our of Porto direct to London Gatwick. I’ll let the pics below tell the rest of the story.