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This is an independent vacation itinerary where you are not travelling in a bus with a group. Our carefully selected partners at the destination take care of you during your stay.
Combine Lisbon, Coimbra, Porto, Fatima, Evora, Beja, Setubal and Cascais with a rent a car.

This 16 night sample itinerary includes:
  • Flight into Lisbon and out of Cascais
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Lisbon
  • Car rental for 14 days
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Coimbra
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Porto
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Fatima
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Evora
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Beja
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Setubal
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Cascais
  • Daily breakfast (if stated in hotel description)
  • Hotel taxes

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Beja (3)   Cascais (6)   Coimbra (14)   Evora (10)   Fatima (14)   Lisbon (68)   Porto (21)   Portugal (74)   Setubal (2)  
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1. Lisbon
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2. Coimbra
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3. Porto
   (92 hotels)
4. Fatima
   (32 hotels)
5. Evora
   (16 hotels)
6. Beja
   (7 hotels)
7. Setubal
   (8 hotels)
8. Cascais
   (29 hotels)
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2 nights in Lisbon

Lisbon, a dazzling city stretching along Tagus river, makes an enchanting European capital. Its nucleus, an ancient fortress, is now circled by neighborhoods drenched with medieval charm. Handcrafts - from embroidery to leatherwork - are peddled right on the streets. At night, yellow electric tramcars continue to wind their way up and down the hills in the sound of traditional Fado songs. Ample opportunities exist for seeing popular celebrations, for shopping, and for enjoying the nightlife along the riverbank.

Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s: Alfama, Baixa and Chiado, Se de Lisboa, Sao Roque Church, Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, Torre de Belem, Discoveries Monument, Museu NAcional dos Coches, Parque das Nacos, Elevador de Santa Justa, Tram 28 and so much more!


2 nights in Coimbra

Third largest Portuguese city the educational center of the country, Coimbra is also the most romantic city. It is home to the University of Coimbra, one of the oldest in Europe and therefore attracts students from around the world, which gives the city a special and rare atmosphere. Another highlight in Coimbra is the Baixa, part of the city down by the river with most traditional shopping. On the way there, visit the old cathedral from the XII century, in typical portuguese romanesque style.


2 nights in Porto

Porto (known also as the Oporto) was the residence of the royal family during the 15th-century. The city offers to the visitors: art treasures, medieval cathedrals, museums, a fine library, concert halls of a rare beauty and elegance like the Coliseu do Porto and other attractions. The most well known museums of Porto are the Soares dos Reis National Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art of the Serralves Foundation. Don't miss the Barredo section, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


2 nights in Fatima

Fátima is a world-famous pilgrimage site built to commemorate the events of 1917 when three peasant children claimed to have seen the "Virgin of the Rosary", Our Lady of Fatima. It attracts believers from all over the world, particularly on May 13 and October 13. During the pilgrimage days, in the central square, a statue of the Madonna passes through the crowd. On the far side of the esplanade rises the gigantic basilica, in neo-classical style, with a central tower 65 meters high.


2 nights in Evora

The capital of Alto Alentejo, Évora, is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, an architectural phenomenon blending styles from Mudejar to Manueline to Roman to rococo. Évora is a living museum with sixteenth- and seventeenth-century houses, cobblestones, labyrinthine streets, arcades, squares and Moorish-inspired arches. There are numerous palaces and convents and an aqueduct which dates to 1537. Évora will still your heart with its beauty and its charm.


2 nights in Beja

Beja is a town full of history. It was founded Julius Caesar and named back then Pax Julia. After the barbarian invasions, it became a Visigoth city with the name of Paca. In the beginning of the 8th century, it fell into Muslim rule, renamed Beja. The town rises like a pyramid above the surrounding fields of wheat. Beja is famous for the Lettres Portugaises published in Paris in 1669. The letters were written by a young nun named Soror Mariana Alcoforado who is said to have fallen in love with a French military officer.


2 nights in Setubal

Located on the northern bank of the Sado river estuary, Setúbal is one of Portugal's largest and oldest cities. The town is especially known for the local production of the most exquisite muscatel wine in the world. The main attractions of Setúbal are: the Monastery of Jesus, with a 15th-16th century church that represents one of the first buildings in the Portuguese late gothic style known as manueline, the Main Church of the city, and a 16th-17th century fortress, now turned it a luxury hotel.


2 nights in Cascais

Former fishing village, Cascais is a cosmopolitan suburb of Lisbon and one of the richest municipalities in Portugal. Due to the favourable weather and to the excellent beaches, Cascais become a very popular vacation spot. It is a gateway for those who wish to visit Lisbon and its environments. With more than 10 golf courses Cascais is also an important golf destination. International tennis and motorcycling events take place here each year.



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Lisbon
Day 1
Arrive to Lisbon
Overnight in Lisbon    171 hotels offered
Optional   254 Things to do
Day 2
Overnight in Lisbon    171 hotels offered
Optional   254 Things to do
Day 3
Departing from Lisbon
Transportation to next city by: By Car
Coimbra
Day 3
Arrive to Coimbra
Overnight in Coimbra    17 hotels offered
Day 4
Overnight in Coimbra    17 hotels offered
Day 5
Departing from Coimbra
Transportation to next city by: Rental Car
Porto
Day 5
Arrive to Porto
Overnight in Porto    92 hotels offered
Optional   109 Things to do
Day 6
Overnight in Porto    92 hotels offered
Optional   109 Things to do
Day 7
Departing from Porto
Transportation to next city by: Rental Car
Fatima
Day 7
Arrive to Fatima
Overnight in Fatima    32 hotels offered
Day 8
Overnight in Fatima    32 hotels offered
Day 9
Departing from Fatima
Transportation to next city by: Rental Car
Evora
Day 9
Arrive to Evora
Overnight in Evora    16 hotels offered
Day 10
Overnight in Evora    16 hotels offered
Day 11
Departing from Evora
Transportation to next city by: Rental Car
Beja
Day 11
Arrive to Beja
Overnight in Beja    7 hotels offered
Day 12
Overnight in Beja    7 hotels offered
Day 13
Departing from Beja
Transportation to next city by: Rental Car
Setubal
Day 13
Arrive to Setubal
Overnight in Setubal    8 hotels offered
Day 14
Overnight in Setubal    8 hotels offered
Day 15
Departing from Setubal
Transportation to next city by: Rental Car
Cascais
Day 15
Arrive to Cascais
Overnight in Cascais    29 hotels offered
Day 16
Overnight in Cascais    29 hotels offered
Day 17
Departing from Cascais

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Lisbon Hotels (171 total)
 
Coimbra Hotels (17 total)
 
Porto Hotels (92 total)
Fatima Hotels (32 total)
 
Evora Hotels (16 total)
 
Beja Hotels (7 total)
Setubal Hotels (8 total)
 
Cascais Hotels (29 total)
 


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Tours in Lisbon (254 total)
 
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Tours in Porto (109 total)
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Portugal

Portugal is one of the oldest nations in Europe and you can see that in its vast multi-cultural monumental, artistic, and archaeological heritage. Portugal offers sandy beaches, art treasures, flavorful cuisine, unique architecture (Manueline), charming handcrafts, a mild climate, and friendly people. What you will see: almond trees in the African-looking Algarve, cork forests and fields of golden wheat in Alentejo, ranches in Ribatejo, narrow, winding streets in the Alfama in Lisbon, ox-drawn carts crossing the plains of Minho, and vineyards in the Douro.

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Lisbon
Lisbon, a dazzling city stretching along Tagus river, makes an enchanting European capital. Its nucleus, an ancient fortress, is now circled by neighborhoods drenched with medieval charm. Handcrafts - from embroidery to leatherwork - are peddled right on the streets. At night, yellow electric tramcars continue to wind their way up and down the hills in the sound of traditional Fado songs. Ample opportunities exist for seeing popular celebrations, for shopping, and for enjoying the nightlife along the riverbank.

Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s: Alfama, Baixa and Chiado, Se de Lisboa, Sao Roque Church, Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, Torre de Belem, Discoveries Monument, Museu NAcional dos Coches, Parque das Nacos, Elevador de Santa Justa, Tram 28 and so much more!
Coimbra
Third largest Portuguese city the educational center of the country, Coimbra is also the most romantic city. It is home to the University of Coimbra, one of the oldest in Europe and therefore attracts students from around the world, which gives the city a special and rare atmosphere. Another highlight in Coimbra is the Baixa, part of the city down by the river with most traditional shopping. On the way there, visit the old cathedral from the XII century, in typical portuguese romanesque style.
Porto
Porto (known also as the Oporto) was the residence of the royal family during the 15th-century. The city offers to the visitors: art treasures, medieval cathedrals, museums, a fine library, concert halls of a rare beauty and elegance like the Coliseu do Porto and other attractions. The most well known museums of Porto are the Soares dos Reis National Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art of the Serralves Foundation. Don't miss the Barredo section, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Fatima
Fátima is a world-famous pilgrimage site built to commemorate the events of 1917 when three peasant children claimed to have seen the "Virgin of the Rosary", Our Lady of Fatima. It attracts believers from all over the world, particularly on May 13 and October 13. During the pilgrimage days, in the central square, a statue of the Madonna passes through the crowd. On the far side of the esplanade rises the gigantic basilica, in neo-classical style, with a central tower 65 meters high.
Evora
The capital of Alto Alentejo, Évora, is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, an architectural phenomenon blending styles from Mudejar to Manueline to Roman to rococo. Évora is a living museum with sixteenth- and seventeenth-century houses, cobblestones, labyrinthine streets, arcades, squares and Moorish-inspired arches. There are numerous palaces and convents and an aqueduct which dates to 1537. Évora will still your heart with its beauty and its charm.
Beja
Beja is a town full of history. It was founded Julius Caesar and named back then Pax Julia. After the barbarian invasions, it became a Visigoth city with the name of Paca. In the beginning of the 8th century, it fell into Muslim rule, renamed Beja. The town rises like a pyramid above the surrounding fields of wheat. Beja is famous for the Lettres Portugaises published in Paris in 1669. The letters were written by a young nun named Soror Mariana Alcoforado who is said to have fallen in love with a French military officer.
Setubal
Located on the northern bank of the Sado river estuary, Setúbal is one of Portugal's largest and oldest cities. The town is especially known for the local production of the most exquisite muscatel wine in the world. The main attractions of Setúbal are: the Monastery of Jesus, with a 15th-16th century church that represents one of the first buildings in the Portuguese late gothic style known as manueline, the Main Church of the city, and a 16th-17th century fortress, now turned it a luxury hotel.
Cascais
Former fishing village, Cascais is a cosmopolitan suburb of Lisbon and one of the richest municipalities in Portugal. Due to the favourable weather and to the excellent beaches, Cascais become a very popular vacation spot. It is a gateway for those who wish to visit Lisbon and its environments. With more than 10 golf courses Cascais is also an important golf destination. International tennis and motorcycling events take place here each year.
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