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Recommendations in Porto

So I have to use a flight voucher by April and decided on Porto for 4 days in March since I cannot apply it to my RS Andalucia trip in May. Appreciate any recs with what area to stay and what are the must see. I've read that Porto is a great city on foot to just explore. One thing I'm considering while there is a food tour since those have been fun highlights for me in other countries I've visited. I just purchased the RS Portugal book online so haven't seen anything yet of what's recommended within the book thus starting from scratch in the interim. Thanks!

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hey hey CoachGK
food tours, meals in residents homes, cooking classes
10 tastings of porto with ana
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Taste Porto is the company Anthony Bourdain features in his last show about Porto. It is a very nice tour with a wide variety of foods and information about the city. I enjoyed it very much.

I’ve stayed in three different places in Porto and by far my favorite is close to the Ribeira (river) area. Anything around Rua dos Flores is close to lots of restaurants and close enough to the river to walk.

Take the metro or bus out of Matosinhos for wonderful grilled fish. Go across the river to Gaia and visit some of the Port lodges for tastings. Some of the lodges also do regular wine for tasting - and purchase.

You might have time for a small group tour into the Douro valley. It’s a long, but fun day to see the oldest demarcated wine region and taste some of the great wine.

Be sure to inquire as to how the hotel/apartment is heated. March will still be cold (for Portugal) with rain at least one of the days you are there.