A few miles from Sintra lies Estoril, a glamorous resort that is situated on the beautiful coastline that extends to the west of Lisbon. the Portuguese Aristocracy and wealthiest citizens of Lisbon established their summer residences here due to its ideal location. A former residence of Juan de Borbón, pretender to the Spanish throne during the last part of the 20th century is also located here. The The remains of Roman mansions dating back around 2,000 years are other sites. Estoril, strikes the perfect balance between Portuguese charm and excellent tourist facilities, to create the ideal destination for those who want more than just great beaches for their holiday. The town boasts fine restaurants, world-class hotels and the largest casino of the Iberian Peninsula, all of which provide Estoril, with a prosperous atmosphere and a reputation for exclusivity.
Discover the capital of Portugal and its amazing nearby coasts with this Self-Drive vacation package. Visit Lisbon and its surrounding coastal areas, regarded for their beauty, vibrancy, and history; then, drive along the Costa Azul (a stunning area south of Lisbon (a great place to go dolphin watching or enjoy balmy nights listening to soulful Fado music) and the Estoril Coast (this was the former playground of nobility, here you will find Europe`s largest casino, street performers, and fine sandy beaches). Drive back to Lisbon to catch you flight returning home. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
Portugal unforgettable, with this Self-Drive Package. Begin in Lisbon (the capital of Portugal; an ancient medieval stronghold of the empire with charming neighborhoods, amazing food, shopping and quaint local festivals). Continue to sunny Estoril and then, Cascais (these coastal cities retain much of the charm of their days as fishing villages, and are transitioning to dazzling metropolitan areas). Return to Lisbon to catch your flight returnig home. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
<b>Lisbon</b>, a dazzling city stretching along Tagus river, makes an enchanting European capital. Its nucleus, an ancient fortress, is now circled by neighborhoods drenched with medieval charm. Handcrafts - from embroidery to leatherwork - are peddled right on the streets. At night, yellow electric tramcars continue to wind their way up and down the hills in the sound of traditional Fado songs. Ample opportunities exist for seeing popular celebrations, for shopping, and for enjoying the nightlife along the riverbank.<br />
Visit Alfama, Baixa and Chiado, Se de Lisboa, Sao Roque Church, Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, Torre de Belem, Discoveries Monument, Museu Nacional dos Coches, Parque das Nacos, Elevador de Santa Justa, Tram 28 and so much more!<br />
<strong>Porto</strong> (also known as Oporto) is the second city of Portugal, and a hub for the northern part of the country in terms of arts, entertainment, culture and shopping. Previously conquered by the Celts, Romans and Moors, Porto has been a jewel in the Portuguese royal crown for nearly a millennium. The city offers art treasures, medieval cathedrals, museums, shopping, and delicious food and drink, all while tourists enjoy breathtaking views of the River Douro, which empties into the Atlantic just three miles from the city center. Don`t miss the center, in particular the Ribeira neighborhood, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
Visit Porto Cathedral (Sé), Clerigos Church and Tower, Palacio da Bolsa, the gardens at the Palacio de Cristal, Ponte Dom Luis I, the port wine lodges of Vila Nova de Gaia, the Funicular dos Guindais, Praça da Liberdade, Avenida dos Aliados, and so much more!<br />
<strong>Coimbra</strong> is one of Portugal`s crown jewels: not only is it a city known for romance, but it is also known for innovation and academia. The University of Coimbra is the focal point of the city; since its beginnings in the 12th century it has become the most prestigious university in the Portuguese-speaking world, and it is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. People also come for the vibrant nightlife, as well as the historic cathedrals and monasteries.<br />
Visit Se Velha, Se Nova, Praca do Comercio, University of Coimbra, Torre de Anto, Porta de Almedina, Mosteiro de Santa-Clara-a-Velha, Mosteiro de Santa-Clara-a-Nova, Quinta das Lagrimas, Portugal dos Pequenitos, and so much more!<br />