The Costa Verde, so named for its fragrant pine forests and dazzling fields of emerald green, stretches from the Spanish border south to Greater Porto. With Porto as your arrival city, you can first explore the cities and towns south of the Douro, Vila Nova de Gaia and Espinho, or you can head north and explore the towns of Vila do Conde, Povoa de Varzim, Esposende, Viana do Castelo, Vila Praia de Ancora and Caminha one by one. The region is known for its port wine; its UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as the Porto city center and the Santuario de Santa Luzia in Viana do Castelo; and for its beach resort towns.
Discover Portugal "A la Vasco da Gama", the famous Portuguese explorer. Combine with a Rental Cars and visit these cities stretching from the north of the country to the south. Begin in Porto (the former mainstay of Portuguese royalty); then, make a stop in the fabulous Costa Verde, then continue to Coimbra; Obidos; the capital city Lisbon (a feast for all the senses); next, The Costa Azul; Evora (capital of the sleepy Alentejo region); and finally Faro (your homebase for exploring the glorious, sunshine laden Algarve). This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
Lisbon - Coimbra: 2 hrs. approx.
Coimbra - Costa Verde Area: 1 hr. 20 mins. approx.
Costa Verde Area - Porto Airport: 30 mins. approx.