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Self-Drive in 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.
The first peoples who lived in what is now Albufeira on Portugal`s Algarve coast arrived during the Bronze Age. The Romans, Arabs and Portuguese all ended up making a mark on this picturesque resort town, the `castle on the sea`. ...

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 ...

Coimbra is one of Portugal`s crown jewels: not only is it a city known for romance, but it is also known for innovation and academia. The University of Coimbra is the focal point of the city; since its beginnings in the 12th century ...

A few miles from Sintra lies Estoril, a glamorous resort that is situated on the beautiful coastline that extends to the west of Lisbon. the Portuguese Aristocracy and wealthiest citizens of Lisbon established their summer residences here due ...

Faro is the gateway to the Algarve, the region in Portugal most popular with tourists. With over 300 days of sunshine each year, the weather in Faro is postcard-perfect for enjoying fun in the sun and sightseeing. The town has been ...

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 ...

Guimarães was the first capital of Portugal and the hometown of the first king of Portugal, Don Afonso Henriques. In 2001 the town's historical center was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The main attraction is the city's famous castle ...

Nazare is the most picturesque fishing village in Portugal. You won't find here stunning architecture or historic sights; the biggest attractions are the people and their fabulous boats. Phoenician in design, the fishing boats are: slender, ...

Porto (also known as Oporto) is the second city of Portugal, and a hub for the northern part of the country in terms of arts, entertainment, culture and shopping. Previously conquered by the Celts, Romans and Moors, Porto has been a ...

Once the royal town of Portugal, Sintra is a small town that looks like an illustration in a fairy tale. The town was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site on account of its 19th century Romantic architecture, and it is a major tourist attraction. ...
Most Popular self-drive Itineraries:
Take your holiday into your own hands and control what you see, on your time! This leisurely drive through Portugal begins with a few days in the capital Lisbon (a city which retains its medieval history and flair for adventure alongside modern tourism), and then continue into the dreamy Alentejo region, staying in the history rich town of Estremoz (an excellent base for exploring the nearby countryside). Next visit two cities rich in history because of their strategic positions Castelo Branco (a stronghold for the Portuguese border wars with Spain) and the Beira Alta area (an important crossroads during the Roman empire). End your stay in Porto (the former playground of Portuguese royalty, delight in the world famous port wines produced here and perhaps visit the nearby sands of the Costa Verde)! This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
Included:
  • Flight into Lisbon and out of Porto
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Lisbon
  • Rental car for 7 days
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Estremoz
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Castelo Branco
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Viseu
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Porto
  • Daily breakfast (if stated in hotel info)
Customize it!
Related destinations:

Lisbon (67)   Porto (20)   Estremoz (5)   Alentejo North East (6)  
Castelo Branco (2)   Beira Alta Area (2)   Portugal (75)
For more choices, combine cities found in this itinerary:
Lisbon Porto Estremoz
Alentejo North East Castelo Branco Beira Alta Area
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