As you'd expect from Portugal's second city, there is lots to see and loads to enjoy in Porto. The city is one of Europe's oldest and its historical centre was proclaimed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996 thanks to places like Porto Cathedral. Porto has been a major settlement since the time of the Romans so it's an ideal place to visit if you're interested in architecture or history in general. If you're interested in culture, Porto is famous for Port wine, FC Porto football club and museums including the National Museum Soares dos Reis and the Museum of Contemporary Art of the Serralves Foundation.
You'll want to get the very best deal on your Porto break so head to a site like Travel Supermarket where you can compare the best deals currently available. They compare thousands of package holidays from more than 25 travel companies operating in the UK. They're currently the UK's biggest price comparison service for holidays so they're a great place to start your search for great deals. All the companies on their site are protected by which could be very important given the sort of situation that occurred with Thomas Cook.
According to users on Reviews.com, Expedia is the best site for car rentals because it offers so much customisation. If you're planning on seeing Porto's by car, this is the site to use. The car rental map on the site is very informative as it can show you where the rental place is in relation to your hotel and the airport. Add in some filters like the fuel type and location and you'll get a new map of rental locations.
The lowest airfare prices are found on Booking.com. When review.com checked prices on comparison sites across a week, Booking.com typically offered flights that were £7 to £15 cheaper. That doesn't sound like a massive saving but why pay more for the same flight through another site? The site also makes filtering on available flights easy with loads of filters including airline, number of stops, airport and departure or arrival times. There's no flexible dates tool though so booking.com isn't great if you're not completely sure when you'll be travelling.
Hipmonk is probably the best site for comparing holiday features. If the amenities offered on a flight are important to you, this is the site to find your Porto break on. When you check for hotel deals, you'll really appreciate the site's ability to compare features as it lists hotel amenities so you can compare hotels based on their Wi-Fi, their car parking and the breakfasts they offer. It also finds some of the lowest prices on the market, although it doesn't find the very best deals. Only Booking.com manages to do that.
To Consider Before Your Purchase
You’ll need to consider what’s more important, the flight, the hotel or the overall package.
- Travel Supermarket offer customers accurate real-time deals
- Expedia customers are offered deals from 80,000 properties and 4 million rooms
- Booking.com is the best if you’re looking for a plane ticket or a hotel room.
- Hipmonk has a great mobile app and its site is mobile-friendly.
What Do They Say on Other Sites
“A one stop shop to compare deals on Holidays, Car Hire and Flight Deals.” (Alex reviewing Travel Supermarket on Trust Pilot)
“A travel website you can trust” (Lui/Steve reviewing Expedia on Trust Pilot)
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