Beyond port, Portugal’s second city has plenty to offer. Perched on the coast, at the mouth of the Douro River, Porto is a blend of medieval cobblestone streets, baroque churches and multi-coloured houses. Take in grand structures like the gothic Porto Cathedral, the 75-metre tall Clérigos Tower and the arching Ponte Luiz I bridge, which offers sweeping views of the city.
Don’t miss a visit to Livaria Lello, the bookstore that’s said to have inspired Hogwarts in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. Finally, savour the food scene in Porto by dining on fresh seafood and port in one of the rooftop restaurants overlooking the ocean.