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Portuguese Beaches (Self Drive)

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12 to 18+ Nights from $1,203*
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This 12 night sample itinerary includes:

  • Car rental for 11 days
  • Hotel for 2 nights the West Algarve area
  • Hotel for 2 nights in the Costa Azul area
  • Hotel for 2 nights in the Estoril Coast area
  • Hotel for 2 nights in the Silver Coast area
  • Hotel for 2 nights in the Costa Verde area
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Porto

Explore the sunshine-laden, warm sandy beaches that define the coasts of Portugal: Begin in the Algarve West area (the loud, brash, unruly side of the popular Algarve region); and then head to the Costa Azul, the Estoril Coast, the stunning Silver Coast (not only a beach destination, but a full of history and heritage) and lastly the Costa Verde (a popular area set against a mountainous backdrop). End your stay in Porto to unwind after this unforgettable tour through paradise! With a rental car, the trip is totally in your hands! Rental car pickup will be at Faro airport, drop-off will be upon arrival in Porto. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

Flexible Itinerary

  • Algarve West

  • Costa Azul

  • Estoril Coast

  • Silver Coast

  • Costa Verde

  • Porto

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Trip Summary

  • Algarve West

    The cities and towns of Algarve West comprise some of the most-visited portions of Portugal, with domestic and international vacationers converging here for fun in the sun, great food and nightlife options, and lots of shopping. Once entering the Algarve region in Faro, you will head west and get the chance to visit the area`s most popular destinations: these include the major cities of Quarteira, Vilamoura, Albufeira, Portimao and Lagos, as well as the smaller coastal destinations of Vale do Lobo, Armacao de Pera, Carvoeiro, Ferragudo, Praia da Rocha, Alvor, Praia da Luz, and Sagres. Enjoy Albufeira`s Strip, Praia do Peneco, Zoomarine Algarve, Aqualand, Aquashow, Praia de Vale do Lobo, Vilamoura Beach, Casino Vilamoura, Carvoeiro Beach, Slide and Splash, Fortaleza de Santa Catarina, Praia da Rocha, Megalithic Monuments of Alcalar, Fortaleza da Ponta da Bandeira, Batata Beach, Ponta da Piedade, Praia da Luz, Cape Saint Vincent, Fortaleza de Sagres, and so much more!

  • Costa Azul

    The Costa Azul is located less than an hour from Lisbon, Portugal`s capital, but the geographic diversity of this region will leave you feeling as if you have traveled a world away. Driving toward Setubal, the provincial capital, the first town in the region you will pass is Palmela. Semi-rural and built on the foothills of the Arrabida Mountains, Palmela is one of the more beautiful and luxurious hillside villages in Portugal. Setubal is located on Setubal Bay and the estuary of the Sado River, and throughout modern history it has been an important regional fishing and trading center. Forty minutes southwest of Setubal, also on Setubal Bay, is the resort town of Sesimbra. Sesimbra is well-known for its beaches and also for its delicious seafood restaurants. Visit Palmela Castle, Setubal, Port of Setubal, Monastery of Jesus, Igreja de Sao Juliao, Castelo de Sao Filipe, Convento de Arrabida, Arrabida Natural Park, Sesimbra, Praia da California, Praia de Ouro, and so much more!

  • Estoril Coast

    The Estoril Coast, also called the Portuguese Riviera, was transformed in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries from a series of sleepy fishing villages to a prime vacation spot for high-rolling world travelers and European nobility. The Estoril Coast is considered the wealthiest part of Portugal. Vacationers can be assured that they are staying in the same luxurious surroundings enjoyed by kings and queens, past and present, from all over the continent. Visit Cascais, Estoril, Carcavelos, Oeiras, Paco de Arcos, Casino Estoril, and so much more!

  • Silver Coast

    The Silver Coast of Portugal is vast and beautiful, stretching from the canals of the `Venice of Portugal`, Aveiro, down to Portugal`s most famous surfing spot, Ericeira. In between you will get to explore the UNESCO Literary City of Obidos; breathtaking religious architecture and pilgrimages in Fatima, Batalha and Alcobaca (the latter two boasting UNESCO World Heritage Sites); castles, ruins, and other historic relics; and sandy beaches and great surfing opportunities. Where else can you combine so many experiences into one fun trip? Visit Aveiro, Ericeira, Obidos, Fatima, Batalha, Alcobaca, Batalha Monastery, Alcobaca Monastery, Leiria, Caldas da Rainha, Torres Vedras, Figueira da Foz, Foz do Arelho, Nazare, Peniche, and so much more!

  • Costa Verde

    The Douro and Minho River Valleys comprise the Costa Verde, so named for its fragrant pine forests and dazzling fields of emerald green. Its cities and towns dot the stretch of coastline from the Spanish border south to the southern cities in the Greater Porto conurbation. 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. Visit Porto, Vila Nova de Gaia, Espinho, Vila do Conde, Povoa de Varzim, Esposende, Viana do Castelo, Vila Praia de Ancora, Caminha, Santuario de Santa Luzia, Porto`s Old Town, Porto Cathedral, Mosteiro da Serra do Pilar, Caminha Castle, Povoa Castle, Forte de Cao, Forte de Ancora, and so much more!

  • Porto

    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!

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