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An Explorer`s Journey (Self Drive from Porto to Faro)

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This is a suggested independent itinerary that you customize. Please select the best flights, hotels, trains, activities, transportation and number of nights in each destination to fit your needs.
Discover the whole of Portugal a`la Vasco da Gama, the famous Portuguese explorer. With a rental car stay at some of the most famous and historic cities stretching from the north of the country to the south. Begin in Porto (the former mainstay of Portuguese royalty) and make a stop in the fabulous Costa Verde, then continue to Coimbra, Obidos, the capital city Lisbon (a feast for all the senses), the Costa Azul, Evora (capital of the sleepy Alentejo region), and finally Faro (your homebase for exploring the glorious, sunshine laden Algarve)! You may be tired by the end, but no true explorer was ever disappointed by his journey. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, preferred rental car, desired hotels and activities.

This 14 night sample itinerary includes:
  • Flight into Porto and out of Faro
  • Hotel in Porto for 2 nights
  • Rental Car for 13 days
  • Hotel in the Costa Verde for 2 nights
  • Hotel in Coimbra for 2 nights
  • Hotel in Obidos for 1 night
  • Hotel in Lisbon for 2 nights
  • Hotel in the Costa Azul for 2 nights
  • Hotel in Evora for 1 night
  • Hotel in Faro for 2 nights
  • Daily breakfast (if stated in hotel description)

Price history for this itinerary (past 7 days):
From Detroit, MI for 14 nights
$2,971 * incl.tax
From Los Angeles Intl, CA for 14 nights
$1,277 * incl.tax
From New York City (all Airports), NY for 14 nights
$1,151 * incl.tax
Related Cities:
Lisbon (176)   Porto (58)   Faro (24)   Coimbra (12)   Evora (10)   Obidos (5)   Costa Azul (4)   Costa Verde (4)  
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1. Porto
   (62 hotels)
2. Costa Verde
   (44 hotels)
3. Coimbra
   (7 hotels)
4. Obidos
   (10 hotels)
5. Lisbon
   (118 hotels)
6. Costa Azul
   (13 hotels)
7. Evora
   (19 hotels)
8. Faro
   (9 hotels)
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2 nights in Porto

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 jewel in the Portuguese royal crown for nearly a millennium. The city offers art treasures, medieval cathedrals, museums, shopping, and delicious food and drink, all while tourists enjoy breathtaking views of the River Douro, which empties into the Atlantic just three miles from the city center. Don`t miss the center, in particular the Ribeira neighborhood, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Porto Cathedral (Sé), Clerigos Church and Tower, Palacio da Bolsa, the gardens at the Palacio de Cristal, Ponte Dom Luis I, the port wine lodges of Vila Nova de Gaia, the Funicular dos Guindais, Praça da Liberdade, Avenida dos Aliados, and so much more!


2 nights in Costa Verde

The Douro and Minho River Valleys comprise the Costa Verde, so named for its fragrant pine forests and dazzling fields of emerald green. Its cities and towns dot the stretch of coastline from the Spanish border south to the southern cities in the Greater Porto conurbation. With Porto as your arrival city, you can first explore the cities and towns south of the Douro, Vila Nova de Gaia and Espinho, or you can head north and explore the towns of Vila do Conde, Povoa de Varzim, Esposende, Viana do Castelo, Vila Praia de Ancora and Caminha one by one.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Porto, Vila Nova de Gaia, Espinho, Vila do Conde, Povoa de Varzim, Esposende, Viana do Castelo, Vila Praia de Ancora, Caminha, Santuario de Santa Luzia, Porto`s Old Town, Porto Cathedral, Mosteiro da Serra do Pilar, Caminha Castle, Povoa Castle, Forte de Cao, Forte de Ancora, and so much more!


2 nights in Coimbra

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 it has become the most prestigious university in the Portuguese-speaking world, and it is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. People also come for the vibrant nightlife, as well as the historic cathedrals and monasteries.

Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Se Velha, Se Nova, Praca do Comercio, University of Coimbra, Torre de Anto, Porta de Almedina, Mosteiro de Santa-Clara-a-Velha, Mosteiro de Santa-Clara-a-Nova, Quinta das Lagrimas, Portugal dos Pequenitos, and so much more!


1 nights in Obidos

The UNESCO Creative City of Obidos has a long history and so much of it is still evident and alive today. Encircled by walls nearly 50 feet high in spots, the focal point of this dynamic town is Obidos Castle, perched on the highest hill, which was built adjacent to the site of the Roman settlement of Eburobrittium. The Portuguese royal family chose Obidos as one of their homesteads, and the Queens of Portugal in particular considered Obidos to be the `jewel` in their respective crowns. You are guaranteed to fall in love with Obidos at first sight.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Obidos Castle, Santuario do Senhor Jesus da Pedra, Obidos Aqueduct, Porta da Vila, Livraria de Santiago, Igreja de Santa Maria, Casa da Arco da Cadeia, Lagoa de Obidos, Fort of Peniche, Ermida de Nossa Senhora de Monserrate, and so much more!


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 Costa Azul

The Costa Azul is located less than an hour from Lisbon, Portugal`s capital, but the geographic diversity of this region will leave you feeling as if you have traveled a world away. Driving toward Setubal, the provincial capital, the first town in the region you will pass is Palmela. Semi-rural and built on the foothills of the Arrabida Mountains, Palmela is one of the more beautiful and luxurious hillside villages in Portugal. Setubal is located on Setubal Bay and the estuary of the Sado River, and throughout modern history it has been an important regional fishing and trading center. Forty minutes southwest of Setubal, also on Setubal Bay, is the resort town of Sesimbra. Sesimbra is well-known for its beaches and also for its delicious seafood restaurants.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Palmela, Palmela Castle, Setubal, Port of Setubal, Monastery of Jesus, Igreja de Sao Juliao, Castelo de Sao Filipe, Convento de Arrabida, Arrabida Natural Park, Sesimbra, Praia da California, Praia de Ouro, and so much more!


1 nights in Evora

Evora is the main city in the Alentejo region of Portugal. Boasting a rich history which spans 5,000 years, Evora is known for its agricultural importance as well, as olive groves and wineries thrive just outside the city center. Evora`s long and storied history was recognized by UNESCO in 1986, when the organization named the entire historic center of Evora a World Heritage Site. Evora is also a key academic city in Portugal: It is home to one of the country`s most famous universities.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
University of Evora, Cathedral of Evora, Roman Temple, Roman Baths, Praca do Giraldo, Royal Palace, Igreja de Santo Antao, Igreja da Misericordia, Chapel of Bones, and so much more!


2 nights in Faro

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 settled continuously since the fourth century before the Common Era, and that long, storied history can be seen from the marina to the cathedral.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Faro Cathedral, Igreja do Carmo, Palacete Belmarco, Faro Island, Cabo de Santa Maria, Igreja da Misericordia, Arco da Vila, Arco da Repouso, Muralhas de Faro and so much more!



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Porto
Day 1
Arrive to Porto
Overnight in Porto   62 hotels offered
Optional  213 Things to do
Day 2
Overnight in Porto   62 hotels offered
Optional  213 Things to do
Day 3
Departing from Porto
Transportation to next city by: Rental Car
Costa Verde
Day 3
Arrive to Costa Verde
Overnight in Costa Verde   44 hotels offered
Day 4
Overnight in Costa Verde   44 hotels offered
Day 5
Departing from Costa Verde
Transportation to next city by: Rental Car
Coimbra
Day 5
Arrive to Coimbra
Overnight in Coimbra   7 hotels offered
Optional  12 Things to do
Day 6
Overnight in Coimbra   7 hotels offered
Optional  12 Things to do
Day 7
Departing from Coimbra
Transportation to next city by: Rental Car
Obidos
Day 7
Arrive to Obidos
Overnight in Obidos   10 hotels offered
Day 8
Departing from Obidos
Transportation to next city by: Rental Car
Lisbon
Day 8
Arrive to Lisbon
Overnight in Lisbon   118 hotels offered
Optional  625 Things to do
Day 9
Overnight in Lisbon   118 hotels offered
Optional  625 Things to do
Day 10
Departing from Lisbon
Transportation to next city by: Rental Car
Costa Azul
Day 10
Arrive to Costa Azul
Overnight in Costa Azul   13 hotels offered
Day 11
Overnight in Costa Azul   13 hotels offered
Day 12
Departing from Costa Azul
Transportation to next city by: Rental Car
Evora
Day 12
Arrive to Evora
Overnight in Evora   19 hotels offered
Day 13
Departing from Evora
Transportation to next city by: Rental Car
Faro
Day 13
Arrive to Faro
Overnight in Faro   9 hotels offered
Optional  26 Things to do
Day 14
Overnight in Faro   9 hotels offered
Optional  26 Things to do
Day 15
Departing from Faro

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Porto Hotels (62 total)
 
Costa Verde Hotels (44 total)
 
Coimbra Hotels (7 total)
Obidos Hotels (10 total)
 
Lisbon Hotels (118 total)
 
Costa Azul Hotels (13 total)
Evora Hotels (19 total)
 
Faro Hotels (9 total)
 


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Tours in Porto (213 total)
 
Tours in Coimbra (12 total)
 
Tours in Lisbon (625 total)
Tours in Faro (26 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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Porto
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 jewel in the Portuguese royal crown for nearly a millennium. The city offers art treasures, medieval cathedrals, museums, shopping, and delicious food and drink, all while tourists enjoy breathtaking views of the River Douro, which empties into the Atlantic just three miles from the city center. Don`t miss the center, in particular the Ribeira neighborhood, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Porto Cathedral (Sé), Clerigos Church and Tower, Palacio da Bolsa, the gardens at the Palacio de Cristal, Ponte Dom Luis I, the port wine lodges of Vila Nova de Gaia, the Funicular dos Guindais, Praça da Liberdade, Avenida dos Aliados, and so much more!
Costa Verde
The Douro and Minho River Valleys comprise the Costa Verde, so named for its fragrant pine forests and dazzling fields of emerald green. Its cities and towns dot the stretch of coastline from the Spanish border south to the southern cities in the Greater Porto conurbation. With Porto as your arrival city, you can first explore the cities and towns south of the Douro, Vila Nova de Gaia and Espinho, or you can head north and explore the towns of Vila do Conde, Povoa de Varzim, Esposende, Viana do Castelo, Vila Praia de Ancora and Caminha one by one.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Porto, Vila Nova de Gaia, Espinho, Vila do Conde, Povoa de Varzim, Esposende, Viana do Castelo, Vila Praia de Ancora, Caminha, Santuario de Santa Luzia, Porto`s Old Town, Porto Cathedral, Mosteiro da Serra do Pilar, Caminha Castle, Povoa Castle, Forte de Cao, Forte de Ancora, and so much more!
Coimbra
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 it has become the most prestigious university in the Portuguese-speaking world, and it is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. People also come for the vibrant nightlife, as well as the historic cathedrals and monasteries.

Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Se Velha, Se Nova, Praca do Comercio, University of Coimbra, Torre de Anto, Porta de Almedina, Mosteiro de Santa-Clara-a-Velha, Mosteiro de Santa-Clara-a-Nova, Quinta das Lagrimas, Portugal dos Pequenitos, and so much more!
Obidos
The UNESCO Creative City of Obidos has a long history and so much of it is still evident and alive today. Encircled by walls nearly 50 feet high in spots, the focal point of this dynamic town is Obidos Castle, perched on the highest hill, which was built adjacent to the site of the Roman settlement of Eburobrittium. The Portuguese royal family chose Obidos as one of their homesteads, and the Queens of Portugal in particular considered Obidos to be the `jewel` in their respective crowns. You are guaranteed to fall in love with Obidos at first sight.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Obidos Castle, Santuario do Senhor Jesus da Pedra, Obidos Aqueduct, Porta da Vila, Livraria de Santiago, Igreja de Santa Maria, Casa da Arco da Cadeia, Lagoa de Obidos, Fort of Peniche, Ermida de Nossa Senhora de Monserrate, and so much more!
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!
Costa Azul
The Costa Azul is located less than an hour from Lisbon, Portugal`s capital, but the geographic diversity of this region will leave you feeling as if you have traveled a world away. Driving toward Setubal, the provincial capital, the first town in the region you will pass is Palmela. Semi-rural and built on the foothills of the Arrabida Mountains, Palmela is one of the more beautiful and luxurious hillside villages in Portugal. Setubal is located on Setubal Bay and the estuary of the Sado River, and throughout modern history it has been an important regional fishing and trading center. Forty minutes southwest of Setubal, also on Setubal Bay, is the resort town of Sesimbra. Sesimbra is well-known for its beaches and also for its delicious seafood restaurants.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Palmela, Palmela Castle, Setubal, Port of Setubal, Monastery of Jesus, Igreja de Sao Juliao, Castelo de Sao Filipe, Convento de Arrabida, Arrabida Natural Park, Sesimbra, Praia da California, Praia de Ouro, and so much more!
Evora
Evora is the main city in the Alentejo region of Portugal. Boasting a rich history which spans 5,000 years, Evora is known for its agricultural importance as well, as olive groves and wineries thrive just outside the city center. Evora`s long and storied history was recognized by UNESCO in 1986, when the organization named the entire historic center of Evora a World Heritage Site. Evora is also a key academic city in Portugal: It is home to one of the country`s most famous universities.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
University of Evora, Cathedral of Evora, Roman Temple, Roman Baths, Praca do Giraldo, Royal Palace, Igreja de Santo Antao, Igreja da Misericordia, Chapel of Bones, and so much more!
Faro
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 settled continuously since the fourth century before the Common Era, and that long, storied history can be seen from the marina to the cathedral.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Faro Cathedral, Igreja do Carmo, Palacete Belmarco, Faro Island, Cabo de Santa Maria, Igreja da Misericordia, Arco da Vila, Arco da Repouso, Muralhas de Faro and so much more!

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