Updated Nov 5, 2016 Solo Travel Package Palace Hotel Portugal: Take advantage of this elegant Old World venue at better prices than much of Western Europe.
Things to do and see in Porto:
Porto is a short train ride north from the capital Lisbon. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is situated on the Douro River. Its riverside walk is lined with cafes and shops to browse. The historic part of the old town is perched high above the hillside. Fortunately, its is also accessible by a gondola. Top sights include the Sao Bento train station, the Porto Cathedral, the Eiffel Bridge and the Clérigos Tower for top views.
Wine tastings and vineyard tours are popular as well.
A 5 Star Palace Hotel: Pousada Do Porto-Palacio Do Freixo:
Having stayed at the Pousada Do Porto-Palacio Do Freixo myself as a solo traveler, I can highly recommend this elegant restored 18th-century Portuguese palace. It is located on the banks of the Douro River. It is chic from the exquisite haute cuisine and plentiful breakfast buffets to its towering rooftops and location on the Douro River. The town of Porto is nearby with free transportation at the hotel or an easy but fair walk into town.
Its charming Baroque facade gives way to stately public rooms and furnishings while still providing modern guest rooms and a flat-screen TV. These air-conditioned rooms also have a separate sitting area. The bathrooms include luxury amenities and a hairdryer.
You can relax in a lounge chair at the hotel’s infinity pool beside the river. In addition, the on-site spa has a Turkish bath, heated indoor pool and a sauna and with massage treatments available.
In addition to the dining room offerings and breakfast buffets, guests can order light snacks at the pool or evening cocktails at the hotel’s bar.