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Sunny Portugal Tour (12D/11N)
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Sunny Portugal Tour (12D/11N)
Tour Length:
12 days, 11 nights
Tour Themes:
When To Go:
All Year

Sunny Portugal Tour - Day 1

Lisboa / CascaisSintra


Arrival to Lisboa airport. Pick up of the car. Accommodation at the hotel.

If you feel full of energy explore the
Sintra-Cascais Natural Park.



 Overnight in Sintra or Cascais.

Sunny Portugal Tour - Day 2

Sintra - exploring the beach area of Sintra (Praia das Maçãs, Azenhas do Mar, Praia Grande, Adraga)


Spend your day discovering the beautiful landscapes of Sintra beaches. At Azenhas do Mar you will find a“living” cliff, on which a picturesque village has been constructed by great human skill.At Praia das Maçãs you can have a nice fish and sea food meal at one of the restaurants by the sea.Go over to Cabo da Roca, one of the most spectacular locations in the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park. The westernmost point of the European continent, was considered in antiquity to be the place where "the land ends and the sea begins". Its vertical cliffs rise up around 100 m above sea level, offering spectacular landscapes.

Overnigh in Sintra or Cascais.

Sunny Portugal Tour - Day 3

Sintra / Cascais / Estoril / Sintra


Drive along the "marginal" (road parallel to the river) and discover the Coastal resorts of Estoril and Cascais. Enjoy the beautiful gardens of the Estoril Casino and have lunch at Cascais . There are excellent restaurants in this area.

Overnight in Sintra.

Sunny Portugal Tour - Day 4

Sintra / Magoito / Ericeira / Sintra

At Magoito you will find nice beaches. Ericeira is a beautiful coastal, fishing village. It is worthwhile to wander through the central streets in order to see its typical houses. Take in the breathtaking views over the ocean and cliffs. It is the perfect place to eat sea food in one of the many restaurants by the sea.

Overnight in Sintra.

Sunny Portugal Tour - Day 5

Sintra - visiting heritage or exploring other beaches around

Drive to Sintra, a mountain village that is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. In the centre lies the spectacular Sintra National Palace  with its twin chimneys. Taste some of the wonderful regional pastries. Alternatively, spend the day enjoying the sun and the sea at one of the beaches of this wonderful atlantic coastal area.

Overnight in Sintra.

Sunny Portugal Tour - Day 6

Sintra / Arrábida / Lagos

Take the scenic route over the Parque Natural da Arrábida, an area preserved as a Nature Park, with an amazing scenery and unique vegetation between land and sea.Admire the sweeping views of the Tróia Peninsula. Discover the Capuchin monastery in the middle of the forest. At Vila Nogueira de Azeitão, try some of the justly famous and delicious cheeses and visit one of the local producers to find out how they are made. Be sure you also pick up a  bottle of Moscatel before heading to Lagos.

Overnight in Lagos.

Sunny Portugal Tour - Day 7

Lagos

We suggest a visit to Lagos. At Lagos, the emphasis is definitely on the sea. Just enjoy the scenery all around you, whether you’re sitting on the terrace of the fortress, with its magnificent view of the bay and the marina, or strolling amidst the rock formations of the headland of Ponta da Piedade with its breathtaking views over the sea.

Overnight at Lagos.

Sunny Portugal Tour - Day 8

Lagos / Aljezur / Lagos

Take the road by the coast and enjoy the unspoilt Nature Park of Costa Vicentina.  It is the finest preserved stretch of European coastline, covering over 100 km, from Porto Covo in the Alentejo, to Burgau in the Algarve.
The Aljezur  beaches, are highly popular amongst surfers, and are the finest in the country. There is a tremendous variety of beaches, including long stretches of sand and small beaches nestled between the cliffs and rocks that you will be able to explore on your own.

Overnight at Lagos.

Sunny Portugal Tour - Day 9

Lagos / Albufeira / Lagos

We suggest a day trip to Albufeira. One of the most popular areas in the Algarve, and packed with beaches, restaurants, shops and bars. There is something here to keep everyone entertained during their stay in the southern Algarve. In the historic centre of the town, picturesque white houses still line the steep, narrow streets. Be prepared for crowds in July and August - although there will certainly be plenty of excitement and entertainment!

Overnight at Lagos.

Sunny Portugal Tour - Day 10

Lagos / Lisboa

Go up the coast to Lisboa. Discover this beautiful city before departing. Visit the downtown (“Baixa”) and feel the hustle and bustle of city life. It is also in this district that you will find Lisboa’s oldest and most traditional shops. Go up the hill and enjoy the wonderful viewpoints from Saint George CastleVisit the Lisboa’s Sé and the old Moorish quarter of Alfama. Stop at a cafe by the river Tagus and enjoy the light of Lisboa being reflected in the water just like a mirror.

Overnight at Lisbon.

Sunny Portugal Tour - Day 11

Lisboa

We suggest a drive down the Avenida da Liberdade to Rossio, the very heart of the city.Stop at Belém, the quarter dedicated to the Portuguese discoveries where you find the Tower of Belém and the Discoveries Monument. The fabulous manueline style of Jerónimos Monastery cannot be missed.


Overnight at Lisbon.

Sunny Portugal Tour - Day 12

Departure

If your flight is only in the afternoon spend your morning at
the eastern part of Lisboa. Parque das Nações (the Park of Nations) hosts a wide variety of facilities, including cable car, a train station and a pleasant shopping centre in addition to extensive cultural and commercial zones.





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

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

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

        • A Portugal road map

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


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!

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