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Day Trips from Porto

Vancouver, Canada
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Day Trips from Porto

Hi there,

A friend and I will be in Porto arriving late on April 8th, leaving on April 13th. We will be based in Porto, but it seems as though we'll have more than enough time in Porto to warrant taking a day trip - or two. Would Braga and Guimaraes be best done in one day, or two? If we could feasibly do two places in one day, is there anywhere else you might suggest as a day trip?

While we're in Porto, we plan on visiting the Lello bookstore, doing a Port tasting, admiring architecture and views, doing a boat ride on the Douro, spending some time on a terrace in Ribeira, shopping, and eating. We're very happy with anything that involves a photo opportunity - so anything with a good view, pretty architecture, good food/drink, etc - we'd enjoy (especially if it involves all of those things!)


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Albufeira, Portugal
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11. Re: Day Trips from Porto

"Train to Guimeraes is €6:20 one way"

Not so, one way fare is €3,15. Braga is the same.These are prices on the frequent URBANOS trains. If you wish to travel on an AP or IC train then you pay the much higher fare.

Seats on AP and IC trains must be reserved which is pretty pointless for such a short journey.

Edited: 05 April 2017, 12:20
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12. Re: Day Trips from Porto

We spent a week in Porto last May & loved the city so much we are returning for another week in May 2017.

Porto is very photogenic! As well as photographing the main sites we wandered through the old alleys & took fabulous photos of the city capturing its crumbling, run down charm.

This time we are also visiting Aveiro ...the "Venice" of Portugal with its canals.

Prague, Czech...
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13. Re: Day Trips from Porto

The best possible option I think is

Guimaraes: erasmus-porto.eu/travelling/…

In Braga there is intersting Bom Jesus do Monte

Also, interesting is Aveiro: erasmus-porto.eu/travelling/…

And other possible options is Coimbra :)

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