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Highlights of Portugal

8-nights hotel accommodations as per itinerary

starting from$ 1,600
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A self-drive vacation around Portugal offers the freedom and flexibility to explore the country at your own pace. Some of the highlights include the stunning coastline, charming historic towns, delicious food, and world-famous wine. Driving allows you to easily access remote areas and hidden gems that may be difficult to reach by public transportation. It also provides the opportunity to visit multiple destinations and experience the diversity of the country. Whether you want to soak up the sun on a beach, explore historic landmarks, or indulge in local cuisine, a self-drive vacation around Portugal is a fantastic way to create lasting memories.


  • DAY 1


    Arrival at Porto airport and pick-up of the rental car. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Porto.
  • DAY 2


    Breakfast at the hotel. With a magnificent location near the mouth of the Douro and an architectonic ensemble of exceptional value, the historic center of Porto is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We suggest you visit the 12th century Cathedral, the Church of São Francisco, one of the most remarkable examples of Portuguese Baroque. Also discover the Lello Bookstore, the Majestic Café and the magnificent São Bento Station. Free time for lunch. The day ends with a visit to a Port Wine Cellar to taste this fortified wine and with a 50-minutes boat trip on the Douro River (included in tour price). Return to the hotel. Overnight in Porto.
    Breakfast included
  • DAY 3


    Breakfast at the hotel. We suggest you depart to Viana do Castelo, a seaside town, at the mouth of the Lima River, famous for its craftsmanship and for the colors of its regional costumes. Head onto Braga, one of the oldest Christian cities in the world. Continue to Guimaraes, considered as the cradle of Portugal. Associated with the formation and identity of Portugal, the historic center of Guimarães located within the walls has been declared World Heritage by UNESCO, based on the values of originality and authenticity that have guided its renovation. Return to Porto. Overnight in Porto.
    Breakfast included
  • DAY 4


    Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. We suggest you descend to Coimbra, the city of students, so called to host one of the first universities in Europe and the largest in the country. Stroll in the oldest part of Coimbra, made of narrow and steep streets that lead to the top of the hill. Continue on to Fátima, place of faith and a pilgrimage world center. Overnight in Lisbon.
    Breakfast included
  • DAY 5


    Breakfast at the hotel. We suggest that you visit the district of Castelo, to visit the Castle of São Jorge, located on the highest hill of Lisbon, one of the most emblematic monuments of the capital. Then descend the old district of Alfama, characterized by its white houses, labyrinthine streets, inner courtyards and dead ends. Free time for lunch. Leave to Belém, where monuments referring to the Maritime Discovery era in the 15th and 16th centuries were erected, such as the Belém Tower, the Monument to the Discoveries and the Jerónimos Monastery. Return to the hotel. Overnight in Lisbon.
    Breakfast included
  • DAY 6


    Breakfast at the hotel. Departure from the hotel towards Sintra, a magnificent UNESCO World Heritage site. Discover the charms and history of the town that enchanted kings and poets. We suggest a visit to the romantic National Pena Palace. If weather permits, we suggest a stop at the westernmost point of mainland Europe, Cabo da Roca. On the way to Cascais along the coast, be dazzled by the seascape. In Estoril, the place where Ian Fleming got the idea for the James Bond character, we highlight the gardens of one of the largest Casinos in Europe. Return to the hotel. Overnight in Lisbon.
    Breakfast included
  • DAY 7


    Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to the charming village of Óbidos. Travel back in time to this walled medieval town and admire its Gothic churches and narrow, winding streets. Then continue to Alcobaça to visit the church of the monastery of Santa Maria, the largest in the country, known for its medieval architecture. The lunch break will be at the picturesque fishing village of Nazaré, where we can enjoy the beautiful bay. Nazaré is also known for having a sea with big waves, which is the joy of surfers. We suggest a visit to Batalha to visit the church of the Dominican monastery of Santa Maria da Vitória. This monastery, like the one in Alcobaça, has received the attention of UNESCO. Return to Lisbon. Overnight in Lisbon.
    Breakfast included
  • DAY 8


    Breakfast at the hotel. Today, we suggest the following: Visit Évora, a World Heritage Site. Then on to Estremoz, known as "the white city" due to its block of houses of this color, but also to be one of the largest exporters of white marble in the world. Return to Lisbon for overnight.
    Breakfast included
  • DAY 9


    Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. Rental car drop off at Lisbon airport.
    Breakfast included

Package Includes

  • 8-night hotel accommodation.
  • Breakfast daily.
  • Guided visit to a Port wine cellar with wine tasting.
  • 50 minutes by boat on the Douro River.
  • Manual car rental (Ford Focus or similar) for 8 days (8x24h) with unlimited km, CDW (Collision Damage Coverage), TP (Theft Protection) and fees.
  • Hotel taxes and service charges.
  • USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program.
  • Sightseeing itineraries are suggestions unless otherwise noted.

Dates & Prices

Highlights of Portugal - DOUBLE PRICES (Land Only)

LISBON4 Star: Mundial
(or similar)
5 Star: The Editory Riverside Santa Apolonia (or similar)
PORTO4 Star: Hotel Vila Gale Porto
(or similar)
5 Star: Porto Palacio Hotel (or similar)
JAN 1 - MAR 31, 2024$1,600$1,940
APR 1 - OCT 31, 2024$2,000$2,,625
NOV 1, 2024 - MAR 31, 2025$1,650$2,000

Highlights of Portugal - SINGLE PRICES (Land Only)

LISBON4 Star: Mundial
(or similar)
5 Star: The Editory Riverside Santa Apolonia
(or similar)
PORTO4 Star: Hotel Vila Gale Porto (or similar)5 Star: Porto Palacio Hotel (or similar)
JAN 1 - MAR 31, 2024$2,250$2,955
APR 1 - OCT 31, 2024$3,055$4,110
NOV 1, 2024 - MAR 31, 2025$2,325$3,055



Hotel Mundial★ ★ ★ ★
Set in Lisbon´s Baixa Pombalina district, this 4-star hotel features a terrace with panoramic city views. It is a 2-minute walk from Rossio Square and offers free on-site private parking. Rooms at the Hotel Mundial have air conditioning and traditional-style furnishings. They come equipped with satellite TV and a minibar. The private bathrooms include a bathrobe and hairdryer. The Veranda de Lisboa Restaurant offers local cuisine as well as panoramic views of Lisbon from the 8th floor. The Mundial also has a bar and wine cellar, where guests can attend wine tasting sessions hosted by experts. Hotel Mundial is a 5-minute drive from St. George's Castle, and is a 10-minute walk from various shops and restaurants. It offers 24-hour front desk service, and can assist in car hire. From the airport: take bus 91 towards Cais do Sodré. Get off at Rossio and walk to the hotel (aprox. 450 m.)


Hotel Vila Gale Porto★ ★ ★ ★
Located in the heart of Porto, a 10 minute walk from the famous Rua de Santa Catarina, Hotel Vila Galé Porto was built in 1999 and fully renovated in 2014. The metro station Campo 24 de Agosto, located just outside the hotel, also allows you easy access to anywhere in the city. The film was the inspiration for decorating all areas of the hotel that offers standard rooms and executive rooms with a privileged service, a restaurant, two bars, multipurpose rooms for events and meetings. On the top floor, the hotel offers an indoor pool, gym, sauna, Turkish bath and massage rooms, with amazing views over the city. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi access in all areas.


The Editory Riverside Hotel Santa Apolonia★ ★ ★ ★ ★
The Editory Riverside Hotel is located at Stª Apolónia station, one of the oldest train stations in the country and a crossing point for millions of people every year. A different place, where you can travel anywhere, whether by train, metro, bus, taxi or even by boat. A refined atmosphere, sober without being austere, elegant in its lightness as a hostess of travelers, designed for citizens of the world
  • Hotel Address:Av. Infante Dom Henrique 1 1ºPiso, 1100-105 Lisboa, Portugal
    Phone:+351 21 902 3000,


Porto Palacio Hotel★ ★ ★ ★ ★
In a contemporary tower-style building overlooking the Douro river, this upscale hotel on a bustling downtown street is a 9-minute walk from the Casa da Música concert hall. Modern rooms have free Wi-Fi, flat-screens and PlayStations, as well as minibars, and bathrooms with heated floors. Upgraded rooms add city views, while suites offer living areas. Room service is provided 24/7. Free breakfast is served in a casual dining room. There's a lively bistro, a chic brasserie, and a rooftop bar with a terrace and river views. Other amenities include a gym and a spa, plus a conference center.
  • Hotel Address:Av. da Boavista 1269, 4100-130 Porto, Portugal
    Phone:+351 22 608 6600,


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