BA launches new flight from Gatwick to Porto

It's even easier to get to this Portuguese gem from this month

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From February 2016, you can now fly from London Gatwick to Porto, Portugal with a new service from British Airways.

No one should skip Porto when visiting Portugal: this beautiful city is famed for its port wine industry and the cobble-clad, medieval centre of Ribeira.

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Roam the wide open plazas and pastel-hued townhouses, or drift towards the river, where port bars (many of which are housed in caves) line the pretty waterfront.

When you're here, it's worth signing up for an architecture tour; Gustave Eiffel's Dona Maria Bridge and Nicolau Nasoni's Clerigos Tower are two of Porto's many architectural gems. Head further out into the vineyard-filled Douro Valley for more tipple tasting - you can find day tours from the city from around €67 including lunch.

Other highly recommended things to do here include taking a river boat tour and visiting the Palacio da Bolsa.

For airfares, skyscanner.net is currently showing flights on the new route from Gatwick to Porto with British Airways from just £71 per person. Price based on return flights, departing on 28th February, returning on 3rd March.

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