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Portugal Escape - Self Drive

Self Drive -5 - night hotel accommodations

starting from$ 1290
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A self-drive vacation around Portugal offers the freedom to explore the country's many highlights at your own pace. Visitors can enjoy stunning beaches, picturesque villages, and historic towns such as Sintra and Obidos. Driving through the Douro Valley, the Alentejo region, or along the coastline, offers breathtaking views and the opportunity to discover local cuisine, wine, and culture. With well-maintained roads and clear signage, Portugal is an easy country to navigate by car, and a self-drive vacation is a great way to experience the country's many attractions.


Portugal Escape starts in Lisbon daily
  • DAY 1


    Arrival in Lisbon. Pick up your car rental upon the arrival. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Lisbon.
  • DAY 2


    Breakfast at the hotel. The following are suggestions of sightseeing options for today. Departure to Belém district to see the monuments that pay tribute to the Portuguese golden era of the Discoveries: Belém Tower, Monument to the Discoveries, Monastery of Jerónimos. Visit to the National Coaches Museum, containing one of the most important and richest collections of coaches in the world. We will them immerse into old Lisbon, Alfama. Afternoon free. Overnight in Lisbon.
    Breakfast included
  • DAY 3


    Breakfast at the hotel.The following are suggestions of sightseeing options for today. Depart the hotelan drive towards Sintra, a magnificent UNESCO World Heritage site. Discover the charms and history of the town that enchanted kings and poets. Visit to the romantic Pena Palace or Sintra’s Royal Palace (Subject to availability). If the weather allows, stop at the western 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 inspired for the James Bond movies, we highlight the gardens of the Casino. Return to the hotel. Overnight in Lisbon.
    Breakfast included
  • DAY 4


    Breakfast at the hotel. Today, drive to Fátima, where the Blessed Mother appeared in 1917 to three simple little shepherds. The following are suggestions of sites to see today. Visit the holy places at the Shrine of Fatima, including the Basilica and the Chapel of the Apparitions (Capelinha). Continue to Valinhos, where Our Lady appeared in August 1917 after the children were released from prison and Aljustrel. Continue on to Porto, the 2nd largest city in Portugal. Built on the right bank of Douro, Porto offers the contrasts of a city that is both ancient and modern. Visit of its highlights and the typical quarters, with its Baroque churches, the elegant metal bridges, and the wine cellars. Walk through the picturesque Ribeira district, the historic heart of Porto (listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site). The visit ends in the other bank of River Douro, in Gaia, with a visit to a typical cellar with tasting of the famous Port wine (included in tour price). Overnight in Porto.
    Breakfast included
  • DAY 5


    Breakfast at the hotel. Full-day tour around Douro Valley, the first wine region in the world to be demarcated. UNESCO’s World Heritage site since 2001, Douro is well known by its landscape, fulfilled of vineyards, culture and natural beauty. Start with the charming town of Amarante, which stands on either side of the Tâmega River. Continue to Peso da Régua, capital of the Port wine region. The city played and still plays an important role in the production and sale of Port wine. Return to Porto for overnight.
    Breakfast included
  • DAY 6


    Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. Departure from the hotel in direction of the airport and drop off the car.
    Breakfast included

Package Includes

  • 5 night hotel accommodations
  • Breakfast daily
  • Guided visit to a Port wine cellar with wine tasting
  • Guided visit to a winery with wine tasting
  • Manual car rental (Ford Focus or similar) for 8 days (8x24h) with unlimited km, CDW (Collision Damage Coverage), TP (Theft Protection) and fees.
  • All transfers as per itinerary.
  • Hotel taxes and service charges.
  • USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program.

Dates & Prices

Portugal Escape - 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
JAN 1 - MAR 31, 2024$1,290$1,340
APR 1 - OCT 31, 2024$1,515$1,695
NOV 1, 2024 - MAR 31, 2025$1,315$1,400

Portugal Escape - 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 - MAR31, 2024$1,345$1,976
APR 1 - OCT 31, 2024$1,790$2,687
NOV 1, 2024 - MAR 31, 2025$1,380$2,027



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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