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Essense of Portugal (20D/19N)
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Self-Guided Tour
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Essense of Portugal (20D/19N)
Tour Length:
20 days, 19 nights
Tour Themes:
When To Go:
All Year

A tour designed for those who wish to deeply explore Portugal. If you go on this tour you will capture the very essence of our country. Dive into the Atlantic Ocean, explore our majestic mountains, get the blues while listening to Fado and indulge yourself in a glass of Port wine. Welcome to fascinating Portugal!

Brief Itinerary

Day 1
Lisboa

Day 2
Lisboa

Day 3
Lisboa / Cascais / Sintra / Lisboa

Day 4
Lisboa / Óbidos / Alcobaça / Aveiro

Day 5
Aveiro / Porto

Day 6
Porto

Day 7
Porto / Viana do Castelo / Ponte de Lima / Braga / Porto

Day 8
Porto / Gerês / Porto

Day 9
Porto / Guimarães / Amarante / Pinhão (Douro Valley)

Day 10
Pinhão (Douro Valley) / Lamego / Viseu

Day 11
Viseu / Belmonte / Castelo de Vide / Marvão

Day 12
Marvão / Estremoz / Vila Viçosa / Évora

Day 13
Évora

Day 14
Évora / Monsaraz / Évora

Day 15
Évora / Sagres

Day 16
Sagres

Day 17
Sagres / Lagos / Albufeira / Tavira

Day 18
Tavira / Vila Real de Santo António / Castro Marim / Tavira

Day 19
Tavira / Lisboa

Day 20
Departure


This tour includes: 

        • Welcome at the airport and transfer to your first hotel.

        • Accommodation (breakfast included) - three price levels of your choice.

        • A Rental Car.

        • A Pre-programmed GPS with your itinerary on a day-by-day basis.

        • Our 200 page exclusive Portugal Travel Guide (see a sample). 

       • A Roadbook (see a sample), with tips, directions and pertinent information that will be very useful while on the road. 

        • A Portugal road map.

        • A helpline (phone number) to assist you while on holiday.

• Transfer from your last hotel to the airport.


Portugal Trails can adapt this tour to your specific needs or design a tailor-made tour exclusively for you. Contact us.



With this self-guided tour you can travel independently: no herding of people on and off buses. At the same time, you will not feel alone since Portugal Trails is only a phone call away.


Our deep knowledge of Portugal allows us to make the best selectionof itineraries and hotels at the best prices.


If you book a tour with us you will receive a Travel Kit, that includes our exclusive 200 page Guide Book (see a sample), maps and a roadbook with tips and suggestions tailored to your interests and a pre-programmed GPS.


While in Portugal we will be here to support you through our helpline




As part of our self-drive tours, we will provide you with a GPS which will be pre-programmed according to your itinerary on a day-by-day basis. You will not have to be a technology expert, nor have to enter by hand any city names, addresses or coordinates, either

All you have to do is to start the engine, turn on the GPS and be prepared to enjoy your day with just a few clicks of the GPS.


Should you prefer not to drive, we will be happy to provide pricing for a guide or a driver. Alternatively, we can design a different tour in which you can travel by train or bus.

Senior discount if you are 55 or older! Portugaltrails can get you a better deal based on our partner’s discounts.  If you are 55 or older, please let us know, and we will apply any available discounts to your tour price!

We look forward to hearing from you. Contact us


Portugal Trails, Your Host in Portugal

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