ESSENTIALS Getting there BA, easyJet, Ryanair and TAP Air Portugal fly direct to Porto from Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Liverpool, London and Manchester (Gatwick from £120; flytap.com).
Getting around Many of Porto’s main sights are walkable, but it also has an inexpensive and efficient public transport system. A 24 -hour pass (£6.50; stcp.pt) gets you unlimited use of the entire network except trams, but these vintage vehicles are the more atmospheric way to get around. There are three lines, and a single ticket costs £2.70. The Uber taxi app also operates in the city and is exceptionally cheap.
Who can help? Taste Porto offers insightful and enjoyable walking tours of the downtown food scene. Friendly guide André, or one of his team, will lead you between restaurants, grocer y stores and cafés, chatting with locals and sampling ever ything from slow-roastpork sandwiches to eclairs (from £58 for a 3½-hour tour; tasteporto.com).
Further info Check out Lonely Planet’s Pocket Porto guidebook (£7.99, or £5.59 for the eBook; shop. lonelyplanet.com) for inspiration and planning tips. The region’s tourist board site also contains lots of useful info (visitporto andnorth.travel).