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The beautiful little city named one of Europe’s best with £13 flights

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This beautiful city is perfect for British tourists looking for a cheap getaway, with flights for less than £13. Porto in Portugal is renowned for its pretty streets and tiled buildings that gives the city plenty of character.

3.7million flock to the city every year and it’s easy to see why.

Porto is located right on the coast and has a number of sandy beaches to choose from, as well as a bustling city centre full of restaurants and shops.

There’s also plenty of cheap flights to Porto starting from just £12.99 with Ryanair. And with the Jet2 Manchester-Porto route launching this year, there will be plenty more options for travellers.

Porto is the second largest city in Portugal, with around 1.7million people living there. In 2017, Forbes chose it as “The City to Visit This Year”. The city offers a unique experience for tourists, with the Pink Palace in the World of Wine (WOW) building featuring themed rooms dedicated to rosé wine.

Porto was also classed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996. On the smaller side compared to Lisbon, it makes a perfect spot for a weekend break with most of the exploring able to be done by foot. You can enjoy an evening walk on the Douro River or sample its renowned Port Wine at a number of bars and restaurants across the city.

It was also awarded Europe’s Leading City Break Destination in 2020. Thanks to its historic downtown, the city has plenty to do for those looking to learn about the rich culture of Porto.

There are also plenty of day trips from Porto for those hoping to explore more of Portugal, whether it’s some of the smaller villages surrounding the city or some of the more famous tourist hotspots along the coast.

For those looking for the best restaurants, there are plenty of options that cater to all budgets. With Michelin starred restaurants offering set menus, there are also a number of affordable eateries. Accommodation is all available right in the city centre, with a number of hotels to choose from or self-catering accommodation for those wanting to experience local life.

The Symington Family Estate are leading producers of port and wine, and owners of a sprawling vineyard in the Douro Valley that is a must visit for winer lovers.

The architecture is renowned for its beauty, with classics like the Porto’s outstanding Bridge D Luiz I, Clerigos Tower, Saint Francis Church and the tiny coloured houses in the Ribeira’s river front.

There are also a number of museums and free activities for those looking to learn about the city and its history dating back centuries.

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