7 Nights and 8 Days Self-Drive Tour
Day 1 LISBON | QUELUZ
Arrival at Lisbon airport and pick-up of the rental car. Drive to Queluz. Overnight in Queluz.
Day 2 QUELUZ | SINTRA | ESTORIL | QUELUZ
Breakfast at the hotel. Set off to the magnificent UNESCO World Heritage town of Sintra. Discover its charms and history, exploring the historic center, and taste the local sweet delicacies: travesseiros and queijadas. Then, drive to the westernmost point of mainland Europe, Cabo da Roca. On the way to Cascais along the coast, appreciate the seascape. In Estoril, place where Ian Fleming got the idea for the character of James Bond, we highlight the gardens of the largest Casino in Europe. Overnight in Queluz.
Day 3 QUELUZ | ÉVORA | ESTREMOZ | CASTELO DE VIDE | MARVÃO
Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. Drive to Évora, standing in the middle of the beautiful plains of the Alentejo. This walled city was declared World Heritage by UNESCO. We highlight the Roman Temple and the curious Chapel of Bones. In the afternoon, visit Estremoz, a town dominated by its Medieval Castle. Then, Castelo de Vide and its winding streets with old white houses. Climb a few meters in altitude to reach the walled city of Marvão, at the top of São Mamede Mountain. Overnight in Marvão.
Day 4 MARVÃO | TOMAR | COIMBRA | VISEU
Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. Trip to Tomar, city of the Templar Knights, with its Convent of Christ, a city ex-libris. Continue to Coimbra, the city of students, so called to host one of the first universities in Europe and the most important of the country. Stroll in the oldest part of Coimbra, made of narrow streets that lead to the top of the hill. Departure to Viseu, an ancient city, built of grey stone but at the same time green, lively and welcoming. Overnight in Viseu.
Day 5 VISEU | LAMEGO | PESO DA RÉGUA | AMARANTE | AMARES
Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. Departure to Lamego, an episcopal city known by the Baroque Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora dos Milagres. To the north, located on the banks of the Douro River, Peso da Régua played a preponderant role in the production and marketing of Port Wine, since it was from this city that the wine barrels were transported by special boats equipped with a long rudder to Vila Nova de Gaia, where the wine was aging in the cellars. Departure to the charming town of Amarante, stands on both sides of the Tâmega River. Overnight in Amares.
Day 6 AMARES | BRAGA | VIANA DO CASTELO | PONTE DE LIMA | AMARES
Breakfast at the hotel. Direction Braga, one of the oldest Christian cities in the world with a vast religious heritage, as are the sanctuaries that make up the triangle of faith: the Cathedral and the Sanctuaries of Bom Jesus and Sameiro. Continue to Viana do Castelo, a seaside town at the mouth of the Lima River, famous for its craftsmanship and the colors of its regional costumes. Above, overlooking the city, stands the shrine of Santa Luzia. Before heading back to the hotel, drive to Ponte de Lima, sitting in the region, where is produced the famous vinho verde (green wine). Overnight in Amares.
Day 7 AMARES | GUIMARÃES | PORTO
Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. Set off to Guimarães, considered as the cradle of Portugal, because it was born Alphonse Henriques who will become the first king of this country. Associated with the formation and the identity of Portugal, the historical center of Guimarães located within the enclosure of the walls was classified world inheritance by UNESCO. Departure to Porto, capital and gateway to the northern region, Porto is an ancient city that gave its name to Portugal and wine known around the world: the Port wine. With a magnificent location near the mouth of the Douro River and an architectonic ensemble of exceptional value, the historic center of Porto has been a World Heritage Site since 1996. Overnight in Porto.
Day 8 PORTO
Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. Rental car drop off at Porto airport.
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