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Portugal North And South, Self-drive

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 6-99 yrs
  • max group size 15
  • guiding method Self-guided
  • Tour Code BM-32697
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
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  • Starts Porto, Portugal
  • Ends Porto, Portugal
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Oporto: Visit Portugal’s second largest city and indulge in the famous wine produced here.
  • Lisbon: Portugal’s capital city is an adventure in itself, offering cultural gems such as fado, culinary treats like pasteis de Belem, and romantic city views.
  • Fatima: This fantastic religious pilgrimage spot welcomes up to six million visitors every year.
  • Sintra: The UNESCO World Heritage Site is perhaps one of the most stunning spots in all of Europe. Explore its colourful castle, impressive architectural gems, and verdant surroundings.
  • Evora: Stroll the alleys of a beautiful mediaeval town, offering centuries of history and charm.
  • Lagos: The perfect combination between history, magnificent beaches, and cliffs make Lagos a great destination for any type of tourism.
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The tour "Portugal North And South, Self-drive" starts and ends in Porto. It is an art and architecture trip that takes 8 days taking you through Lagos, Porto and Faro in Portugal. "Portugal North And South, Self-drive" is a self-guided private tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Join this perfectly created, eight-day self-drive tour and discover the real Portugal from head to toe. Begin with exploring Oporto, an exquisite UNESCO World Heritage site, famous for its rich history and the sweet, flavourful Porto wine. Catch a glimpse of Fatima, an important centre of pilgrimage, visit the beautiful Monastery in Batalha and the majestic Convent in Mafra. Then, adventure yourself into Portugal´s bustling capital, Lisbon. Visit its main landmarks such as Jeronimos Monastery, Belem Tower, the Discoveries Monument or Sao Jorge Castle, and stroll the beautifully arranged alleys of Alfama and Bairro Alto. Continue your journey by visiting Sintra and stop at Cabo da Roca, the most western point in Europe. End your trip in captivating Algarve, on the extreme South of Portugal.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Arrival Oporto
  • Day 2: Oporto
  • Day 3: Oporto – Lisbon (345km – 3.5 Hrs)
  • Day 4: Lisbon
  • Day 5: Lisbon – Lagos (305km– 3.5 Hrs)
  • Day 6: Lagos
  • Day 7: Lagos
  • Day 8: Lagos - Depart Faro
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Superior Hotel Category = Hotel Vila Gal Porto or similar 4*
  • Superior Hotel Category = Hotel Vila Gal pera or similar 4*
  • Superior Hotel Category = Hotel Vila Gal Lagos or similar 4*
Meals
  • 7 nights on a bed-and-breakfast basis in mentioned hotels
  • 7 Breakfast
  • 3 Dinners: on days 1, 3 and 5
Others
  • Oporto:
  • Day 3- 4 Lisbon:
  • Lagos:
  • CAR HIRE OPTIONS
  • Car Group C = Car type Seat Ibiza AC or similar
  • Car Rental (includes: Unlimited Mileage, Road Assistance 24 hours, Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), subject to an excess, road tax & VAT)
  • Meet and greet on day 1
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, laundry, drinks and meals not stated explicitly in the programme, including drinks during meals
  • Tour guide
  • Tips and porterage
  • City tax not included, payable on the spot
  • Airport service fee
  • Any charges not mentioned in the included items
  • International flights
  • All types of travel or personal insurance
  • Fuel, Fines, Tolls, Parking
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes
CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Portugal North And South, Self-drive tour. You can cancel the tour up to 35 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 34 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 07 November 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 07 November 2022, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 34 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Portugal North And South, Self-drive tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Portugal North And South, Self-drive tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has implemented smaller group sizes than normal, allowing for more personal space on the vehicles, sights visited, hotels and restaurants.
  • Hygiene protocols have been adopted on this trip. Wearing a mask, hand washing and general sanitizing has been implemented on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are furthermore regularly disinfected.
  • Distancing measures have been implemented to safeguard against COVID-19.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How many days are enough for Europe?

    You can spend a couple of months exploring Europe and still feel like you have not seen everything. Generally speaking, a two-week Europe trip should be just enough if you are looking to cover its major highlights. However, if you want a comprehensive travel experience within this duration, it is better that you focus on a region or a few countries rather than traveling all over the continent. 

    Choose a single country or schedule your trip around a handful of cities in different countries. While larger European cities may require three to four days to explore, you can get around smaller destinations in a day or two. Planning your trip around a particular region will cut down your travel time and save your time in transit.

  • How do I plan a 15-day trip to Europe?

    If you are planning to visit multiple countries, you should prepare a tentative list of destinations you are interested in. If it is your first trip, stick to major cities and cultural centers for the sake of simplicity and convenience. Also, be flexible and optimize your travel time and budget. Be open to changing your itinerary depending on schedules and ticket prices.

  • Where to travel in Europe?

    Europe has swathes of spectacular landscapes, a rich history, and vibrant cultures. Therefore, deciding on the best travel destinations on the continent can be difficult. However, you can narrow down on highlights by choosing one overarching theme for your trip. 

    If you are looking forward to immersing yourself in art and history, then Italy, Spain, and France should be on the top of your list. Head for Switzerland, Norway, or Croatia if nature is what you love the most. For beaches and water sports, you will be hard-pressed to find better destinations than Greece, Portugal, and Montenegro.

    Having said that, you can also diversify your itinerary by mixing and matching different elements of the same country. Italy tops the charts not just for its medieval monuments and Renaissance art but also for coastal scenery and sun-soaked beaches. Similarly, Spain is a foodie paradise as much as it is an architectural hotspot.

  • How to travel around Europe cheap?

    Bus services like FlixBus and BusAbout offer a convenient means of transport if you wish to move from one city to another within the same country. Although these services do travel between countries, they might not be the best choice due to a longer travel time.

    Budget airlines are another great way to get around Europe’s major cities, especially when you want to cut down on travel time between two countries. Keep an eye out and you might be able to snag tickets at unbelievable rates. Services like Skyscanner can be of help. Some of the largest budget airlines in the continent are Ryanair, WizzAir, Eurowings, and EasyJet.

    Ridesharing services are a godsend for those wishing to immerse themselves in local culture as they offer you the chance to catch a ride with locals along the way. BlaBlaCar is the largest one. The only downside is that it is not always as easy to book a rideshare service as it is to catch a bus or hop on a budget flight.

  • What is the best travel insurance for Europe?

    There are dozens of insurance companies offering travel insurance, which can make it difficult for you to choose the right one.

    There are a number of things that you should be aware of while purchasing travel insurance. If it is comprehensive medical insurance plans that you are interested in, make sure to find out what all the plan covers. If you are concerned about certain scenarios, then check out customizable travel insurance policies and find out if the provider can cover you for those situations. You also need to determine if there are reasonable coverage limits. Check deductibles and compensation limits in the insurance policy for this.

    While insurance is important, it is mostly a safeguard against emergencies. If you are on a budget, you can go with the second- or even third-best option and prioritize getting your money’s worth instead of purchasing the most comprehensive coverage.

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