Lisbon, its surroundings and exploring the Pousadas of Northern Portugal

 
 
lisbon-north-portugal-pousadas.jpg Jerónimos monastery,Lisbon | Author: xiquinhosilva
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Self-Drive Tour

14 Days / 13 Nights

Lisbon

Price from: 2160.00 euros

 
Portuguese charm and style at its best! This self-drive tour starts and ends in Lisbon. First of all you will have time to visit the surrounding coastline, with historic monumental villages like Sintra. Then make your way up to Northern Portugal.
 
Highlights
 
  • Rental car to get around and explore the area at your own pace
  • Experience the feeling of sleeping in historic castles and palaces all around Portugal 
  • Explore most of the main sights of Portugal 
 
 

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General Overview


Country: Portugal
Region: Northern Portugal
City: Lisbon
Duration: 14 Days / 13 Nights
Type: Self Drive Tour
Theme: Route of Paradors, Pousadas, and Charming Manors
Group Size: 2 - 6 People
Price from: 2160.00€
Transport: (More details)
 

Introduction

Portuguese charm and style at its best! This self-drive tour starts and ends in Lisbon. First of all you will have time to visit the surrounding coastline, with historic monumental villages like Sintra.

Then make you way up to Northern Portugal staying overnights in Regional and Historic Pousadas all with their own charm and character. In Porto, you will have the chance to visit some of the famous Port wine lodges in Vilanova de Gaia.

If you wish as well you could choose to have a private guide to show you the sites of the city and a visit to a selected Port lodge.

On the way back down to Lisbon after touring around the North you will have time to stop and visit towns and cities like Coimbra, Obidos, etc...

Day by day itinerary

DAY 1:
LISBON AIRPORT - QUELUZ

  • Upon arrival to Lisbon Airport, pick up your car rental (See Transport Section)
  • Drive to Queluz
  • Check-in* Hotel (*After 2:00PM)
  • Day at leisure to rest
  • Lunch & Dinner on your own
  • Overnight in Queluz



DAY 2:
QUELUZ - LISBON - QUELUZ

  • Breakfast
  • This morning on your own visit Lisboa city´s important sites: The Royal Coaches Museum, Jeronimos Monastery & Belem Tower, Monument of the Discoveries, etc.
  • Lunch & Dinner on your own
  • Overnight in Queluz

B 


DAY 3:
QUELUZ - SINTRA - ESTORIL - CABO DE ROCA - CASCAIS - QUELUZ

  • Breakfast
  • In Sintra, visit the Royal Palace and the Village Historical Center.
  • Take a relaxing half-day drive, visit Cabo da Roca - the westernmost point in Continental Europe - Cascais a typical fishing port
  • Return to Queluz where desired
  • Lunch & Dinner on your own
  • Overnight in Queluz

B 


DAY 4:
QUELUZ - EVORA - ESTREMOZ

  • Breakfast
  • Drive to Evora, visit the city declared a UNESCO monument
  • Continue on to Estremoz
  • Check-in Pousada
  • Lunch & Dinner on your own
  • Overnight in Estremoz

B 


DAY 5:
ESTREMOZ - PORTALEGRE - CASTELO BRANCO - MANTEIGAS

  • Breakfast
  • Scenic drive, stop in villages that catch you eye like: Portealegre, Castelo Branco etc
  • Ending your day in Mateigas
  • Check into Pousada
  • Lunch & Dinner on your own
  • Overnight in Manteigas

B


DAY 6:
MANTEIGAS - VISEU - LAMEGO - VILA REAL - AMARANTE - GUIMARAES

  • Breakfast
  • Scenic drive, stop in villages that catch you eye like: Viseu, Lamego, Amarante etc
  • Ending your day in The North of Portugal in the village Guimaraes, which saw the birth of the first King of Portugal
  • Check into Pousada
  • Lunch & Dinner on your own
  • Overnight in Guimaraes

B


DAY 7:
GUIMARAES - BRITEIROS - BRAGA - PONTE DE LIMA - VIANA DO CASTELO

  • Breakfast
  • Drive to Briteiros to visit the ancient ruins of the "Citânia de Briteiros", a Celtiberian settlement where archaeological works found remains since the Iron Age till the Roman times.
  • Then off to Braga city, founded by the Celts in 300 BC, became an important administrative center during the Roman occupation (27 BC) when it was given the name of "Bracara Augusta". Close by are the shrines of Bom Jesus do Monte and Nossa Senhora do Sameiro, important places of pilgrimage and the sites of regular religious celebrations. It is a city of religious roots, which makes one feel insignificant with its great beauty, unites itself to the monumental ancestry of urban centers.
  • Continue on passing by the village of Ponte de Lima and ending your day in Viana do Castelo
  • Check into Pousada
  • Lunch & Dinner on your own
  • Overnight in Viana do Castelo

B



DAY 8:
VIANA DO CASTELO - ESPOSENDE - OFIR - POVOA DO VARZIM - VILA DO CONDE - PORTO

  • Breakfast
  • This morning take a scenic coastal drive stopping in villages like Esposende, Ofir, Povoa, etc..
  • Ending your day in Porto
  • Check into hotel
  • Explore Porto the rest of the day
  • Lunch & Dinner on your own
  • Overnight in Porto

B


DAY 9:
PORTO - VILA NOVA DE GAIA

  • Breakfast
  • Explore Porto and the nearby port wineries in Vilanova de Gaia on your own (Recommend: TAYLOR´s)
  • Lunch & Dinner on your own
  • Overnight in Porto

B


DAY 10:
PORTO- AVEIRO - MEALHADA - COIMBRA - CONDEIXA-A-NOVA

  • Breakfast
  • Drive to Aveiro this morning know as the Venice of Portugal, a beautiful seaside village
  • Continue on passing Mealhada and stopping in Coimbra to visit this quaint village
  • Drive to Pousada located in Condeixa-A-Nova close by Coimbra
  • Check into Pousada
  • Lunch & Dinner on your own
  • Overnight in Condeixa-A-Nova

B

DAY 11:
CONDEIXA-A-NOVA - CONIMBRIGA - LEIRIA - BATALHA - CALDAS DA RAIÑA - OBIDOS

  • Breakfast
  • Drive to Conimbriga to visit the Roman ruins which is one of the most important archaeological sites in Portugal. In the roman city, built over a settlement from the Iron Age, the "Casa dos Repuxos" (a patio) and the mosaic pavements deserve a special reference. The site is supported by a museum, which explains the history and the layout of Conímbriga
  • Continue on passing Leiria and stopping in Batalha, visit to the Monastery in Batalha, built in the 14th c. in Gothic style
  • Then passing Caldas da Raina and ending your day in Obidos, a medieval village surrounded by walls
  • Check into Pousada
  • Lunch & Dinner on your own
  • Overnight in Obidos

B

DAY 12:
OBIDOS - ALCOBAÇA - NAZARE - OBIDOS

  • Breakfast
  • Driving day excursion on your own, visiting the surrounding area: Alcobaça visit to the Church of the 12th c. Monastery, with the tombs of Pedro and Inês. Then off to Nazaré - typical fishing Village
  • Return to Obidos when desired
  • Lunch & Dinner on your own
  • Overnight in Obidos


B


DAY 13:
OBIDOS - PENICHE - LOURINHA - TORRES VEDRAS - LISBON

  • Breakfast
  • Drive to Lisbon stopping as you please in villages like Peniche, Lourinha, Torres Vedras, etc
  • Check into hotel
  • Get all your last-minute shopping and sightseeing done today
  • Lunch & Dinner on your own
  • Overnight in Lisbon

B

DAY 14:
LISBON - ORIGIN

  • Breakfast
  • Check- out* of the hotel (*Before 12:00 PM)
  • Drive to Airport
  • Drop off Car Rental (See Transport Section)
  • Board plane
  • Return to point of Origin city

B

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Prices and Dates

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From
2160.00€
(Price per person)
 
 

Included

  • 13 nights in Standard double room in a hotel listed above (See Lodging Section)
  • 14 Day car rental (See Transport Section)
  • (B) Breakfast where listed in itinerary above
  • Local Taxes
  • Detailed tour information at the time of final booking including Driving Directions & Maps, Hotel Descriptions, Vouchers, etc...

Excluded

  • Transfers not specified in the itinerary
  • Beverages not specified in selected meals
  • Meals not specified in itinerary
  • Personal & Travel Insurance

Cancellation policy

  • Please refer to our General Terms & Conditions for full details as to cancellation penalties, etc...

Lodging

4 star
Queluz
3 Nights
4 star
Estremoz
1 night
5 star
Manteigas
1 Night
4 star
Guimaraes
1 Night
4 star
Viana do Castelo
1 Night
5 star
Porto
2 Nights
4 star
Condeixa A Nova
1 Night
3 Star Hotel
Obidos
2 Nights
4 star
Lisbon
1 Night

Transport

Car Rental Details: (2 - 3 people)


Rental Type:
BMW 3-series Aut. Audi A4 Aut. o similar (Premium-Berlina | FDAR)

Pickup: 
Lisbon Airport

Return:
Lisbon Airport


Rental Period:

14 days

 
Vehicle Features:
  • Air conditioning
  • Automatic transmission
  • 4 Doors
  • Capacity: 5 Passengers 2 Suitcases + 2 Bags
  • Minimum Driver`s Age: 25 years
  • Driver´s License Ownership: 1 year(s)
 
Rental Rate Includes:
  • Unlimited kilometers
  • Loss damage waiver (including theft protection) with minimum excess
  • Third-party insurance
  • Additional driver
  • Premium location fee
  • Local Taxes

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Car Rental Details: (4 - 6 people) 


Rental Type:
VW Sharan Aut  o similar (Monovolumen | SVAR )

Pickup:
Lisbon Airport

Return:
Lisbon Airport

Rental Period:
14 days
 
Vehicle Features:
  • Air conditioning
  • Automatic transmission
  • 4 Doors
  • Capacity: 7 Passengers + 3 Suitcases + 1 Bags
  • Minimum Driver`s Age: 21 years
  • Driver´s License Ownership: 2 year(s)
 
Rental Rate Includes:
  • Unlimited kilometers
  • Loss damage waiver (including theft protection) with minimum excess
  • Third party insurance
  • Additional driver
  • Premium location fee
  • Local Taxes

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