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Portugal has long been one of Europe’s most underrated travel destinations. That’s all changed now, with more and more tourists discovering the country’s beautiful cities and landscapes year after year. The best part? Portugal is still relatively undiscovered by tourists! You’ll find plenty of things to do in Lisbon, Porto, and Algarve without ever having to wait in line. So pack your bags and get ready for an incredible solo adventure through this historic country!

Happy tourist visiting Lisbon, Portugal
Happy tourist visiting Lisbon, Portugal

Porto – the crown jewel

Porto is the second largest city in Portugal. The city was historically a major commercial centre and a medieval port, being considered by many as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. It’s also known for its wines and food (and maybe even more).

If you’re thinking of visiting Porto, here are some tips:

Clerigos Church - a Baroque church in the city of Porto, in Portugal
Clerigos Church – a Baroque church in the city of Porto, in Portugal
  • Don’t miss the Clérigos Tower – This tower is on top of Clérigos Church, which was built around 1350 and is one of the oldest buildings in town. It has an excellent view over downtown Porto and the Ribeira riverside area. You can climb up there for free!

Vintage wine tasting in Aveiro

Woman tasting wine on the vineyard
Woman tasting wine on the vineyard

In Aveiro, you can visit the winery of a man named Adelino Amaro. There, you’ll learn about how he’s been producing wine for over 60 years. He and his family are passionate about their work and love to share with visitors from around the world the history behind the process.

You’ll also get to try some of their wines; be sure to take advantage of this opportunity! You’ll discover that Portugal has an incredible variety in wine production. The region produces some white wines that are delicious but have little alcohol in them (they even considered some good for kids). Then there are also reds which contain more alcohol than whites do—perfect for those who like something hearty on a cold day!

Adelino will invite you into his home so you can see all kinds of artefacts related to winemaking throughout history; it’s definitely worth seeing if only because these things could help inspire your own passion for making wine someday! And if that doesn’t sound interesting enough already…there’s always the possibility he might let us sample some freshly baked bread along with our drinks 😉

The Beautiful Beaches of the Algarve

If you’re looking for a place to soak up some sun, Portugal has beautiful beaches for you. They’re great for swimming and sunbathing, but not so much for surfing. The Algarve region boasts plenty of beach bars, restaurants and shops where you can while away the hours with a cold drink in hand (or on your feet). If you’re staying in one of the many hotels by the sea, you may find yourself tempted by their tempting lunchtime deals on food or drinks. And if you fancy something different from a burger or a burger-flavoured milkshake, there are also lots of cafes where you can enjoy seafood tapas or light lunchtime snacks on their terraces overlooking the waves.

Prainha, Algarve beach
Prainha, Algarve beach

Lisbon’s bohemian charm

Lisbon may not be the first place to come to mind when you think of European travel—and that’s exactly why you need to go. It’s a city with a relaxed atmosphere, cool bars and restaurants, friendly people, and beautiful architecture. You can wander around the old town or hang out by the water at Cascais—the choice is yours!

An important part of Lisbon’s charm is its bohemian feel; this means there are plenty of places where travellers can immerse themselves in artsy culture without breaking the bank. It’s easy for solo travellers to get lost in this city because it has so much character: from its architecture (think colourful facades) to its music festivals (like Festa do Avante!).

Viva Portugal!

You have to go to Portugal. It’s a beautiful country, full of history and great people. This guide will help you make the most of your time there.

You’ll be able to visit the best places, eat traditional Portuguese food, meet new friends, and see some amazing sites along the way!

Well, what are you waiting for? Get out there and see it for yourself!