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O Clássico: FC Porto vs Benfica

Created with Sketch. Porto, Portugal
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Duration

3 days

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

15 people

Languages

English

Overview

Take a trip to the beautiful city of Porto and experience Portugal’s biggest rivalry like a local.

We’ve been around a bit. And we can safely say Porto will blow your mind!

Portugal’s second city is a charming mix of cobbled streets, impressive architecture, and vibrant bars by the river. All washed down with some of the best local food and drink in the world.

The people of Porto are immensely proud. And to see this pride on full display – you can’t beat a trip to the Estadio do Dragao to watch O’Classico.

Porto-Benfica isn’t just a clash between Portugal’s two biggest clubs.

It’s north vs south. Capital city vs second city. And everything that comes with it.

Locals say this rivalry sums up Portuguese life as a whole. Where different views on history, politics, and life are exaggerated by the emotions of matchday. 

Your trip to O’Classico will be led by Hugo – a lifelong Porto fan who has been showing us his city for two years.

Hugo will take you to the heart of Porto’s fan culture. Showing you the best spots and giving you a local perspective on this epic rivalry.

This is one of our most popular trips every season. So you better be quick!

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Experience the biggest game in Portuguese football
  • Explore a UNESCO Heritage city and try their best wines and food
  • Authentic pre-match experience with local fans
  • Guided tour of FC Porto's Dragao Stadium and club museum

Itinerary

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Day 1 - Welcome to Porto
Day 1 - Welcome to Porto

This morning, you and your fellow travelers will arrive in Porto.

Once checked-in into the accommodation, you can relax and recover from your travels for a bit. Around noon, your local host Hugo will arrive and take you on a magnificent tour of Porto.

After visiting the old city, you'll cross the bridge and see the city from the other side of the river. You'll then visit some of the most important monuments in Porto (Clérigos and São Bento) before taking a look at Boavista's Estádio do Bessa and the local beach.

For lunch, you'll sample some of Porto's wonderful local cuisine and maybe even a glass of Port for dessert. After that, it's time for a stadium tour!

Because we'll then head to Porto's Dragao stadium. Where you can learn more about the club and Porto's rivalry with the clubs from Lisbon. You'll also have access to the club museum where you can dive into FC Porto's rich history.

At night, your host will book a local restaurant so you can enjoy some great food and couple of beers with the group.

Day 2 - Match Day
Day 2 - Match Day

Match Day!

Today is all about the big match and experiencing Porto's football culture from the inside.

Hugo will meet you at the hotel some hours before the match. You'll then head to a traditional hot dog place packed with FC Porto supporters. Then it's time to walk or get the subway to Estadio do Dragao. Where you'll enjoy some pre-match beers in a charismatic local bar where FC Porto fans meet before matches.

Here you'll experience first hand just how much this club - and this game in particular - means to fans of FC Porto. Before heading to the stadium with Hugo for the spectacle you've all been waiting for - O'Classico.

Day 3 - Time to say Goodbye
Day 3 - Time to say Goodbye

Wow, what a weekend!

Unfortunately, it’s now time to pack your bags and say goodbye to the new friends you've made on the road.

If you have a late flight, you might want to do a little more sightseeing in Porto. Or take some time to digest your O'Classico experience and start planning for your next weekend away with Homefans!

Included/Excluded

  • Match Ticket FC Porto x Benfica (Longside)
  • Accommodation 2 nights in a 3* hotel in Porto (Twin Room)
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Stadium and Museum Tour at FC Porto
  • FC Porto Official Scarf
  • Possibility (if available) to watch a match from Boavista
  • Pre-match Experience in Porto
  • English Speaking Local Host
  • Return Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips

Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Porto, Portugal

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Jonjo Riley

31/07/2020

FC Porto vs Benfica Trip. 5 Stars

Hugo was an amazing host who knew a lot about his city and his football team. He took us to one of the best restaurants in town and to all the good tourist sites and shown real passion at the game. A brilliant experience made easy from start to finish, the hotel was really nice and in the center of the city and the tickets for the match were great. I couldn't recommend HomeFans enough.

Nick

13/07/2020

Porto x SL Benfica

First, I want to give a shout out to home fans for a brilliant experience & thanks to our host Hugo. Everything was just perfect, food, the touristic places, vibe in the city and of course the match itself! Incredible derby, tense throughout and the atmosphere was crazy, credit to the Porto fans. Nice to share it with other travellers I met. Overall a top quality weekend.
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