Explore Portuguese small towns and discover the wonders of this Atlantic country!

Nestled in the picturesque countryside of Portugal or near the majestic Atlantic coast, Portugal has several towns that are perfect for relaxing holidays. Once you start traveling, you will realize that Lisbon is only the beginning of a new adventure through this country. These are 5 small and mid-size prettiest towns in Portugal that you will, certainly, want to discover this year!


If you’re about to visit Portugal and leaving the travel clichés behind, Tavira is your city. Located in the South of portugal, Tavira is almost sunny all year round and is the best place if you want a calm and chin-dropping trip. First, Tavira is one of the most beautiful Portuguese historic cities. The city has a lot of gothic and renaissance churches and a beautiful castle ruins on the top part of the city. Around the city you can find calm gardens to rest or even to learn something as in the castle gardens. It also has museums and typical shops with city goods. If you pick a Summer trip you could find more tourists, but the beautiful beaches will definitely reward you.

Amazing beach on island of Tavira, Algarve



If you’re heading North, Guimarães - a UNESCO World Heritage Site - is a place to visit. The city is known for being the birthplace (or the cradle city) of Portugal since it was home of the first Portuguese king. In Guimarães you’re able to visit one of the best-preserved castles in the country, the Castle of Guimarães. But the wonders have just begun! A quick walk in the streets will transport you to medieval times! If you’re looking for a trip to the past, you’ve found the place! Once in Guimarães you can visit Porto and Braga, which are not far away, and they’re also full of wonders.

10th-century Guimarães Castle

And if you want a suggestion from our experts, you can book a Tour through Braga and Guimarães. With a friendly and knowledgeable official driver guide, you can explore these incredible two cities and discover the beautiful Minho Region, the land of huge mountains, bucolic villages, pure Nature, the filigree jewelry and the young bubbly “Green Wine”.


Aveiro is known as “The Portuguese Venice”.  Full of canals where the typical boats – moliceiros – glide through the waters, we assure you that Aveiro is a place of your dreams. If you’re a fan of art, the art nouveau buildings will amaze you; it’s the new “In” route in Portugal. Speaking of amazement, you must try the typical sweet dessert: ovos moles!

Traditional Moliceiro-boats on the canal in Aveiro



Known for having one of the oldest universities in Europe and for being the inspiration for J.K. Rowling’s Hogwarts. When in Coimbra you must visit the university, especially the Joanine Library, and the tower where you can see the city from above! Strolling around the city is also great because you’ll find it to be a journey to medieval times. It’s a must-see!

Coimbra, Portugal

And if you want to experience the best of these two last places, you can join our Tour. With people from different nationalities and an expert official Driver Guide, you will travel through the fantastic History and Culture of these towns.

Vila Real de Santo António

The last city in the South before Spain. This small city has a lot of beautiful sites to explore. For example, the ecoregions which have a natural reserve. A refuge for many species and a beautiful landscape.  Besides the ecoregions, you can visit the fortress of Cacela Velha in which you have a stunning view of the Guadiana River and Spain. Vila Real de Santo António is the perfect place for a relaxed trip to Portugal.

Vila Real de Santo António, AlgarveVila Real de Santo António, Algarve

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