: Oporto International Airport
: São Bento Raiway & Metro Stations
Car: not necessary
The UNESCO protected old-town, a veritable tangle of 14th century lanes tumbles to the river and a beautifully restored waterfront. Tiny antiquated shops are everywhere, and, straddling the river itself, are six stunningly intricate bridges, one of which was designed by Gustav Eiffel.
Tiny antiquated shops are everywhere. Straddling the river itself are six stunningly intricate bridges, one of which was designed by Gustav Eiffel. Take the Eiffel designed bridge (D. Luis bridge) across the Douro to Gaia (5 minutes walk) and visit the Port Houses of Ferreira, Sandemans, Croft and Barros amongst others where you can take a guided trip and sample the delights of Portugal's oldest export.
Take a day trip up the river inland and see a country that hasn't changed that much for hundreds of years - trips leave ca 8am and return in the evening with lunch provided.
Golf: 15 minutes Golf Golf Miramar. 20 minutes Oporto Golf Club Espinho.
Inaugurated in 1890, the Oporto Golf Club is the oldest club of golf of Portugal and the third oldest in Europe . It includes one of the best national schools of golf, with a 6 hole pitch-and-putt. 25 minutes Golf Club Estela.