Porto and the Costa Verde (Self Drive)
❮Porto and the Costa Verde (Self Drive)
This 6 night sample itinerary includes:
- Flight into and out of Porto
- Hotel for 3 nights in Porto
- Rental car for 4 days
- Hotel for 3 nights in Viana do Castelo
The north of Portugal is teeming with life, and this flexible vacation package allows you to see its popular areas, beginning in Porto (former home of Portuguese royalty, this friendly city is known for its Port wine cellars, vibrant nightlife, and culture) and Viana do Castelo in the Costa Verde area (sunshine laden beaches, medieval churches, and colorful handmade crafts). With a rental car the entire coast is at your disposal. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
Viana do Castelo
Thousands of years of history are on full display in vibrant Portugal, fast becoming one of the most popular tourist destinations in western Europe. Each region of Portugal offers something unique to the traveler, like unparalleled beaches and resorts in the Algarve; rolling plains that lead to mountains in the Alentejo; delicious food and drink in the Minho and the Douro River Valley; and of course the country`s bustling capital, Lisbon, which boasts the best of everything that Portugal has to offer, from restaurants to historical landmarks.
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Porto (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. 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!
Viana do Castelo
Viana do Castelo is considered one of the most important cities in the north of Portugal. Sitting on the Atlantic Coast and on the mouth of the Lima River, Viana was long the first line of defense in protecting the coastline and valley around the town, and this tradition can be seen at such points of interest as the Forte de Santiago da Barra and the Forte da Areosa just to the city`s northwest. Even today, the impressive Santuario de Santa Luzia, albeit religious in nature, stands watch over the city below. The historic city center reached its golden age in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and even today it is still evident in the wide, tree-lined avenues leading to Rococo-era mansions with distinctly Manueline features. Visit Forte de Santiago da Barra, Forte da Areosa, Navio Gil Eannes, Museu do Traje, Igreja Matriz de Viana do Castelo, Santuario de Santa Luzia, Museu de Artes Decorativas, Elevador de Santa Luzia, Ponte Eiffel, Praia do Cabedelo, and so much more!
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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!
Visit Forte de Santiago da Barra, Forte da Areosa, Navio Gil Eannes, Museu do Traje, Igreja Matriz de Viana do Castelo, Santuario de Santa Luzia, Museu de Artes Decorativas, Elevador de Santa Luzia, Ponte Eiffel, Praia do Cabedelo, and so much more!