It is time to explore Portugal, which has so much to offer and is a safe destination. Portugal is full of stunning locations, from beaches and mountains to waterfalls and cities. In this era when nature is more in vogue, we must not forget that cities continue with their charm.
As an inhabitant of the north of the country who has already made Porto my home, I must highlight this city. Porto is internationally recognized as a very attractive tourist destination, and I also have no doubt about it. It is funny that sometimes, even living in the place, I feel that I know less about Porto than some tourists who are more dedicated to tours Porto, and to other activities that allow them to get to know the history of the place they visit. And knowing the history of the country and city you visit is even more important than simply looking and enjoying but without a framework. This framework is also what makes me fall in love with the destinations I know, and Porto is no exception. Having more than facades to remember is vital to feeling connected to the destination you are visiting. These are the stories that we will remember later. I speak from my own experience because of the more than 10 destinations I have visited in Europe, what I remember least is the buildings. There are also some exceptions of course.
However, that is why sometimes having a local with us is very important. So we take more than memories that fade over time, and we bring stories that touch us or warm our hearts. Hence the importance of being accompanied by a local guide who tells us the most exciting, hilarious, and fearless stories about the past. The past of a nation that is proud to know its heritage.
One of the most interesting ways to combine this knowledge with discovering the points of greatest interest in the city of Porto is the tours with local guides. They have a lot of knowledge that can be transmitted to us, and usually, they are very lively people who only add good things to the experience. Although I often do not opt for tours, I know that in certain places they are necessary for those who want to deepen their knowledge about the place they are exploring.
One of the ways to do these tours Porto with local guides is to explore the city on foot, by bicycle, or even on a segway. There are already several options on the market to explore Porto in various ways, and there is always an option according to the most specific taste of each one. I personally prefer the walking tour Porto which gives you the chance to discover the city at a calmer and more genuine pace. More genuine because contact with the locals may become more likely, and despite being a cosmopolitan city, Porto still has a lively local culture that is disseminated by those who have lived there for a long time. These are the most pleasant casual encounters: the genuine and proud people of Porto.
In these kinds of tours Porto, not only do you get to know the most interesting points of the city but the stories behind them, with the added bonus of not having to worry about research on must-visit places. In addition, local guides always know about hidden corners that others do not, and that would otherwise be very difficult to discover.
A company that offers this type of walking tour, segway tour, among others is Bluedragon. With them, it is possible to do the kind of tour you want through Porto, with the guarantee that you will be accompanied by enthusiastic and fun guides who can show you another side of Porto, a more unknown one. And so, in addition to magnificent buildings, jaw-dropping churches, and stunning views, we bring yet another understanding of what we see and admire. Bluedragon can be a fantastic option to better discover Porto this year of uncertainty. And Porto is charming and has magnificent stories to tell. It is, therefore, a great destination to visit this summer, since, besides the knowledge about the city, you can also enjoy the various beaches that are nearby.