Porto is perfect for catching some Spring sun as you wander around the cobbled streets lined with white-washed houses. It is perhaps more famous for its great wine. It is here where a Scotsman created the world famous port named after this fair City! If you have always wanted to explore Portugal but want to avoid the usual tourist hotspots then our weekends away are just the ticket, join us from 2nd to the 4th May.
Is this for me?
Our weekend in Porto is great for those who want to meet new people whilst exploring Portugal. Porto, a picturesque harbour city is known for its friendly and easy going way of life. Foodies will love the fresh seafood in the many cafes and restaurants and sample Porto at the Porto Wine Lodge. Culture lovers will adore exploring the many churches, museums or the world famous Lello bookstore which inspired the library in the Harry Potter series. If you simply wanted to relax and get away from everyday life in Manchester, then stroll along the sea front and breath in the fresh coastal air whilst the sun warms your skin.
Who are we?
Social Circle offers Manchester-based professionals the opportunity to meet new people, try new activities and enjoy short breaks in the UK and abroad. There are no hidden costs and our weekends away are hassle free. After nearly two decades of connecting people in Manchester, you can trust us to take care of all the details and ensure you have a great time, guaranteed.
Just see what our members have said about our European breaks:
“Thank you so much for a gorgeous week in the sunshine. The villa was gorgeous and it was nice to have the place to ourselves. Cathy was an amazing host and knew all the best restaurants and negotiated some fun excursions for us. I had not been on a Social Circle holiday before. Everyone was so nice I booked my next trip as soon as I got home.” Pauline
What can I expect?
Our weekend travellers include a good mix of friendly professionals. Everyone wants to meet new people, so don’t worry about not knowing anyone, we will soon change that!
We meet in Manchester Airport for breakfast before our flight which gives plenty of opportunity to chat to your fellow travellers and meet your host.
Your host, Steve ,has a wealth of knowledge and bags of experience and enthusiasm to make this a thoroughly enjoyable weekend. Given you will want to meet new people and enjoy the best Porto has to offer, we will make sure socialising is high on the agenda. We will offer some beautiful walks, day trips, and fun activities for the group.
Want to go your own way? No problem. Steve can make recommendations and answer any questions. So you can just relax and enjoy an evening sharing stories with your fellow companions.
For the evenings, we will choose restaurants and bars that offer the finest mediterranean and will give that true flavour of Portugal. Why not try the local fish cakes, or some tapas whilst you enjoy a wine from the local area.
What about the hotel?
As we want to experience Portos amazing nightlife, we like our beds to be within a few minutes walk of the restaurants, bars and many places we will be visiting.
We are staying at the lovely 3* Stay Hotel Porto Centro Trindade which is a top rated hotel by guests on trip advisor and is a short walk from the city centre. Each room is stylishly decorated to ensure a relaxing and comfortable stay. Breakfast is included. Rooms offered on a twin shared single-sex basis. Single occupancy rooms can be arranged for a supplement.
The Small Print.
Travelling from Manchester Airport on Thursday 2nd May 2019 and returning on Saturday 4th May 2019 we will be spending 2 full days and 2 nights in the heart of Porto.
What is included:
Bed & Breakfast at Hotel Porto Centro Trindade
Services of a Professional Host
Reservations for evening meal (food and beverages extra)
What is not included:
Flights and Transfers. We recommend the Thursday 2nd May 10:40 RyanAir flight from Manchester to Porto Flight number FR 1175 returning Saturday 4th May at 12.25 FR 1174 . https://www.ryanair.com/gb/en/
Day trips and Entry to attractions. We promise to bag you some bargains though.
Food & Beverages.
What’s left to do: Simply book your place and join us. Book now.
You are only a click away from a unique and memorable experience.
Imagine, laughing and dancing to some great acts, and spending your evenings with fun like-minded people. Yet without the hassle and drama of trying to organise something yourself. We promise you that you will enjoy yourself and leave with new friends and wonderful memories. That is the Social Circle Guarantee!
As you can imagine, a weekend would normally come at a premium. But Social Circle have that all sorted for you! Full price is usually from £295 but early birds get an incredible discount meaning the entire weekend costs just £195. To receive member price you must be a member at time of booking and at time of event.
Best of all you can secure your place for a low deposit of £50.
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