Self-Guided: Highlights of Portugaloffered by supplier M19864 (read about supplier)
Tour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 10 people
Specialty Categories: Self Drive Cultural Journey
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 806 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1122 Euro (EUR)
Day 1: Lisboa. Arrival to Lisbon Airport. Agency representative on arrival & Transfer to your hotel in Lisbon. Accommodation at the Hotel. Visit city’s downtown (Lisboa’s Baixa). Overnight in Lisboa.
Day 2: Lisboa. We suggest a drive down the Avenida da Liberdade to Rossio, the very heart of the city. Stop at Belém, the quarter dedicated to the Portuguese discoveries where you find the Tower of Belém and the Discoveries Monument. The fabulous manueline style of Jerónimos Monastery cannot be missed. Overnight in Lisboa.
Day 3: Lisboa / Sintra / Évora. Drive along the “marginal” (road parallel to the river) and discover the Coastal resorts of Estoril and Cascais. Continue along the coast, stop at Cabo da Roca and be surprised by a stunning view from the westernmost point of continental Europe. Drive to Sintra, a mountain village that is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. In the centre lies the spectacular Sintra National Palace with its twin chimneys, in the top the Pena National Palace is also worth a visit. Taste some of the wonderful regional pastries. After lunch head south to Évora. Overnight in Évora.
Day 4: Évora / Marvão / Belmonte. Visit Évora in the morning. Its historical centre is protected by a vast ring of fortified walls and considered World Heritage Site by Unesco. After lunch, drive to Marvão through Parque Natural da Serra de São Mamede. While in Marvão take a walk through the small streets and picturesque corners. Visit the Church of Santa Maria, converted into a museum. Head to Belmonte where you will find a place with rich Jewish Heritage. Overnight in Marvão.
Day 5: Belmonte / Viseu / Pinhão. Spend your morning in Belmonte, one of the historical villages of Portugal. For hundreds of years, the local Jews were forced to practice their belief in secret. The Synagogue is open for visitors. Discover the city of Viseu, centre of the Dão Vineyards. Visit the Viseu Cathedral and the next door museum dedicated to master Vasco Fernandes, a famous 16th century painter. Along the centre you will find a busy commercial area. Departure to Pinhão by the end of the day through a beautiful road. At Pinhão be surprised by one of the most beautiful landscapes of northern Portugal. Overnight in Pinhão.
Day 6: Pinhão / Porto. Pinhão is considered to be the geographical centre of the Douro demarcated wine region, and it is here that many of the Port wine estates are found. After lunch, head to Porto. Capital and gateway to the north of Portugal it is located near the mouth of Douro River. Discover the city centre on foot and visit the Palácio da Bolsa (the Chamber of Commerce) with its splendorous Arabian Hall, the S. Francisco Church with its overwhelming gilded carved wood decoration and walk along the Ribeira, one of the most picturesque quarters of Porto. Cross the bridge and taste a Port at a Port Wine Cellar. Overnight in Porto.
Day 7: Porto / Óbidos / Lisboa. Spend your morning at Porto and stop at this unique medieval village on your way to Lisboa. When entering the delightful town of Óbidos, you will be travelling back in time. Walk through the walls of this town, with white houses adorned with bougainvilleas and honeysuckle. Be sure to visit the Saint Mary Church, the pretty Capela de São Martinho and the castle (a Pousada nowadays). Overnight in Lisboa.
Day 8: Departure. If you still have some free time in the city and some last minute shopping to do, near the airport is Vasco da Gama shopping centre. In the same area enjoy the river landscape at a esplanade in Parque das Nações, take a cable car tour or visit the nearby Oceanarium.
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
Prices are per person.
- Welcome at the airport and transfer to your first hotel
- Accommodation (breakfast included) - 4 star hotels or similar
- A Rental Car
- A Pre-programmed GPS
- Our 200 page exclusive Portugal Travel Guide (see a sample).
- A Roadbook (see a sample), with tips and directions that will be very useful while on the road.
- A Portugal road map
- A helpline (phone number) to assist you while on holiday.
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M19864 is an incoming tour operator specialized in organizing self-guided tours in Portugal. M19864’ main concern is to provide excellent service to all those who wish to discover our country in an independent, safe and enjoyable way. As an incoming tour operator and DMC, we're specialized in providing quality...