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Lisbon its surrounding and exploring the Pousadas of Northern Portugal


 

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ProductID: 1126

Type: Self Drive Tour

Country: Portugal

Theme: Paradors Pousadas Manors Hotels

Region: Northern Portugal

Group Size: 2+ People

Start City: Lisbon

Duration: 14 Days / 13 Nights

Lodging: Pousadas/Historic Hotel


 
Introduction:
Portuguese charm and style at it´s best! This self drive tour starts and ends in Lisbon. First of all you will have time to visit the surrounding coastline, with historic monumental villages like Sinta. Then make you way up to Northern Portugal staying overnights in Regional and Historic Pousadas all with their own charm and character. In Porto you will have the chance to visit some of the famous Port wine lodges in Vilanova de Gaia. If you wish as well you could choose to have a private guide show you the sites of the city and a visit to a selected Port lodge. On the way back down to Lisbon after touring around the North you will have time to stop and visit towns and cities like Coimbra, Obidos, etc...

 
Day by Day Itinerary:
14 Days / 13 Nights


DAY 1:
LISBON AIRPORT - QUELUZ
- Upon arrival to Lisbon Airport, pick up your car rental (SEE CAR RENTAL DETAILS)
- Drive to Queluz
- Check-in* Hotel (*After 2:00PM)
- Day Free
- Lunch & Dinner on your own
- Overnight in Queluz


DAY 2:
QUELUZ - LISBON - QUELUZ
- Breakfast
- This morning on your own visit LISBON city´s important sites: THE ROYAL COACHES MUSEUM, JERÓNIMOS MONASTERY & BELÉM TOWER, MONUMENT OF THE DISCOVERIES etc
- Lunch & Dinner on your own
- Overnight in Queluz
B


DAY 3:
QUELUZ - SINTRA - ESTORIL - CABO DE ROCA - CASCAIS - QUELUZ
- Breakfast
- In SINTRA, visit the ROYAL PALACE and the Village Historical Center.
- Take a relaxing half-day drive, visit CABO DA ROCA - the westernmost point in Continental Europe - CASCAIS a typical fishing port
- Return to Queluz where desired
- Lunch & Dinner on your own
- Overnight in Queluz
B


DAY 4:
QUELUZ - EVORA - ESTREMOZ
- Breakfast
- Drive to Evora, visit the city declared a UNESCO monument
- Continue on to Estremoz
- Check-in Pousada
- Lunch & Dinner on your own
- Overnight in Estremoz
B


DAY 5:
ESTREMOZ - PORTOALEGRE - CASTELO BRANCO - MANTEIGAS
- Breakfast
- Scenic drive, stop in villages that catch you eye like: Portealegre, Castelo Branco etc
- Ending your day in Mateigas
- Check into Pousada
- Lunch & Dinner on your own
- Overnight in Manteigas
B


DAY 6:
MANTEIGAS - VISEU - LAMEGO - VILA REAL - AMARANTE - GUIMARAES
- Breakfast
- Scenic drive, stop in villages that catch you eye like: Viseu, Lamego, Amarante etc
- Ending your day in THE NORTH OF PORTUGAL in the village Guimaraes, which saw the birth of the first King of Portugal
- Check into Pousada
- Lunch & Dinner on your own
- Overnight in Guimaraes
B


DAY 7:
GUIMARAES - BRITEIROS - BRAGA - PONTE DE LIMA - VIANA DO CASTELO
- Breakfast
- Drive to Briteiros to visit the ancient ruins of the "Citânia de Briteiros", a Celtiberian settlement where archaeological works found remains since the Iron Age till the roman times.
- Then off to Braga city, founded by the Celts in 300 BC, became an important administrative centre during the Roman occupation (27 BC) when it was given the name of "Bracara Augusta". Close by are the shrines of Bom Jesus do Monte and Nossa Senhora do Sameiro, important places of pilgrimage and the sites of regular religious celebrations. It is a city of religious roots, which makes one feel insignificant with its great beauty, unites itself to the monumental ancestry of urban centres.
- Continue on passing by the village of Ponte de Lima and ending your day in Viana do Castelo
- Check into Pousada
- Lunch & Dinner on your own
- Overnight in Viana do Castelo
B


DAY 8:
VIANA DO CASTELO - ESPOSENDE - OFIR - POVOA DO VARZIM - VILA DO CONDE - PORTO
- Breakfast
- This morning take a scenic costal drive stopping in villages like: Esposende, Ofir, Povoa etc..
- Ending your day in PORTO
- Check into hotel
- Explore Porto the rest of the day
- Lunch & Dinner on your own
- Overnight in Porto
B


DAY 9:
PORTO - VILANOVA DE GAIA
- Breakfast
- Explore Porto and the nearby port wineries in VILA NOVA DE GAIA on your own (Recommend: TAYLOR´s)
- Lunch & Dinner on your own
- Overnight in Porto
B


DAY 10:
PORTO- AVEIRO - MEALHADA - COIMBRA - CONDEIXA-A-NOVA
- Breakfast
- Drive to Aveiro this morning know as the Venice of Portugal, a beautiful seaside village
- Continue on passing Mealhada and stopping in Coimbra to visit this quaint village
- Drive to Pousada located in Condeixa-A-Nova close by Coimbra
- Check into Pousada
- Lunch & Dinner on your own
- Overnight in Condeixa-A-Nova
B


DAY 11:
CONDEIXA-A-NOVA - CONIMBRIGA - LEIRIA - BATALHA - CALDAS DA RAIÑA - OBIDOS
- Breakfast
- Drive to Conimbriga to visit the Roman ruins which is one of the most important archaeological sites in Portugal. In the roman city, built over a settlement from the Iron Age, the "Casa dos Repuxos" (a patio) and the mosaic pavements deserve a special reference. The site is supported by a museum, which explains the history and the layout of Conímbriga
- Continue on passing Leiria and stopping in Batalha, visit to the Monastery in Batalha, built in the 14th c. in Gothic style
- Then passing Caldas da Raina and ending your day in Obidos, a medieval village surrounded by walls
- Check into Pousada
- Lunch & Dinner on your own
- Overnight in Obidos
B


DAY 12:
OBIDOS - ALCOBAÇA - NAZARE - OBIDOS
- Breakfast
- Driving day excursion on your own, visiting the surrounding area: Alcobaça visit to the Church of the 12th c. Monastery, with the tombs of Pedro and Inês. Then off to Nazaré - typical fishing Village
- Return to Obidos when desired
- Lunch & Dinner on your own
- Overnight in Obidos
B


DAY 13:
OBIDOS - PENICHE - LOURINHA - TORRES VEDRAS - LISBON
- Breakfast
- Drive to Lisbon stopping as you please in villages like: Peniche, Lourinha, Torres Vedras, etc
- Check into hotel
- Get all your last minute shopping and sightseeing done today
- Lunch & Dinner on your own
- Overnight in Lisbon
B


DAY 14:
LISBON - USA
- Breakfast
- Check- out* of hotel (*Before 12:00PM)
- Drive to Airport
- Drop off Car Rental (SEE CAR RENTAL DETAILS)
- Board plane
- Return to point of Origin city
B

END OF CUSTOMIZED TOUR SERVICES


CAR RENTAL DETAILS:

CAR RENTAL:

CAR RENTAL COMPANY: EUROPCAR
COUNTRY: PORTUGAL MAINLAND

PICK UP: LISBON - AIRPORT
DATE:
TIME: MORNING (PLEASE ADVISE FLIGHT TIMES AND NO.)

DROP OFF: LISBON - AIRPORT
DATE:
TIME: MORNING (PLEASE ADVISE FLIGHT TIMES AND NO.)


CAR RENTAL TYPE DOORS SEATS
VW GOLF 5 5
(Or Similar type)

RENTAL INCLUDES:
- Unlimited Km´s
- Airport surcharges
- Partial Collision Damage waiver (CDW) & Partial Theft waiver (THW)
- Local taxes

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