Porto is an ideal hen or stag weekend getaway destination. Magnificent views, friendly vibe, wine, cheese and more. A few days never seems enough, but with some careful planning, it’s possible to spend a perfect hen or stag weekend in Porto.
Friday evening in Porto
First of all, make your way towards the river. The Ribeira district attracts tourists like moths to a flame, but for good reason – it’s loud and lively and you can find some of the best views in town. Huge wine selection in every bar and order a side of local meats and cheeses as a tide-over until dinner. Try modern Portuguese share plates called petiscos.
Top activities around Porto
1. Wine tasting
If you're in the mood for a Port wine tasting, there are plenty of choices, mainly on the other side of the Douro River, in Gaia. Each visit is different, featuring a tasting room, artisanal cheese or chocolate pairings, on-site sommeliers and much more.
2. River cruise
A boat trip, starting either at Ribeira’s quay (in Porto), or in Vila Nova de Gaia’s quay and it shows the amazingly beautiful 6 bridges in Porto.
3. Escape room
One of the best things to do in Porto. Real-life escape game. Locked in a room, solving the mysteries of Porto city and only 60 minutes to get out!
Popular for stag and hen group, an exciting activity, one of the best outdoor experiences to do from Porto!
Porto is Portugal's second-largest city and was elected Best European Destination 2017. Every year the city attracts thousands of tourists to discover the ancient downtown, the typical riverside with colorfully painted houses, to get lost in old streets, to enjoy the Portuguese cuisine and, to taste wine and to visit the Port wine Cellars.