Fly from Liverpool to Porto
Porto is the second largest city in Portugal, after the capital, Lisbon – meaning it is packed full of culture, history, architecture and of course, good food, for visitors to indulge in. Located on the North West coast of Portugal, Porto has fast become a firm favourite destination for holidaymakers, with both the relaxation of the coastline and the excitement of the busy city on offer all in one place. You can now fly directly to Porto (OPO) in just two and a half hours from Liverpool John Lennon Airport, flying with Ryanair. Book your flights with us today!
Why you should go
Whether you are planning a quick city break or a week or two’s holiday in Porto, make sure you plan where you want to go and what you want to see when you are there – because the list of things to do is endless! As one of the oldest city centres in Europe (and also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Porto is packed full of incredible baroque architecture, as well as countless museums, art galleries and other sights you simply cannot miss.
The stunning Praça da Ribeira, also known as Ribeira Square, is a historical square in the city centre surrounded by colourful townhouses – perfect for those who fancy a bite to eat or a drink outside in the sunshine. For the bookworms amongst us, Livraria Lello is a must-see; this incredible bookshop is apparently JK Rowling’s inspiration behind the library in the Harry Potter novels, after Rowling worked as an English teacher in Porto during the 1990s.
More stunning landmarks you should put on your list include Sé, the hilltop cathedral founded in the 12th century, and Igreja do Carmo, a beautiful church and one of Porto’s best examples of rococo architecture. The Ponte de Dom Luís I is an awe-inspiring double-decker bridge, which was finished in 1886 by a student of Gustave Eiffel and is one of the landmarks of the city – definitely one to put on your list. Throughout your sightseeing, take a few pit stops in some of Porto’s restaurants and bars; and, of course, sample the city’s famous port.
When you should go
Porto is famous for its almost year-round beautiful weather. Winters can be quite chilly but usually quite clear, whereas April to October is when the city is at its best. Temperatures during the height of summer can reach 30°C. The best time of year in terms of things to do in Porto is definitely between June and September.
Where you should stay
The city is full of luxurious hotels, boutique B&Bs, quirky apartments to rent and affordable hostels; so no matter your style or budget, you will be able to find something quite centrally located in order to get around the city with ease.
Aside from the most popular tourist attractions in Porto, there are a few things off the beaten track that you should fit into your schedule:
- Garden of Feelings – For one of the most stunning panoramic views of the city, visit Porto’s stunning garden, complete with palm trees and peacocks.
- Catacomb Cemetery – This place was made before public cemeteries were available, so be ready for plenty of bones and skulls!
- São Bento Railway Station – even if you’re not planning on travelling by train, this place is worth visiting to see the elaborate tile work inside, which tells a fantastic story of Portugal’s history.
If you fancy a trip to one of Portugal’s most sought-after destinations, book your flights to Porto from Liverpool John Lennon Airport today.
Liverpool John Lennon Airport currently offers regular flights from Liverpool to Porto (OPO) flying with Ryanair, so use our online flight search to book your Portuguese tour online.
Ryanair have frequent flights between Liverpool and Porto and you can book your Porto flight right here using our SkyScanner booking system. Whatever the nature of your trip our regular flights from Liverpool to Porto in Portugal are quick and convenient and fly into Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport.
Once you book flights to Porto, Portugal you might want to browse information on Liverpool John Lennon Airport’s shops and restaurants, book a Fast Track security pass or a space in our luxury Aspire Premium lounge.
If you are planning to book of the regular flights from Porto to Liverpool you might want to browse our Transport Section for information about onward journeys or use our Car Rental booking facilities.
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