Complete Portugal – 14N/ 15D Self-Drive Itinerary

It’s very hard to explore an entire country in 15 days, especially one like Portugal that hides a gem behind every corner. This itinerary was specially designed for you to get a taste of almost everything that continental Portugal has to offer. Prepare yourself to to be awed. This itinerary can be modified to accommodate your personal preferences.

Day 1 Arrival Lisbon – stay for 3 nights

Night in Lisbon

Boutique : Shiadu Boutique Guesthouses, various central locations in Lisbon

Superior 4*: Hotel Mercy

Luxury 5* : Verride Palácio Santa Catarina

You’ll be picked up by private transfer and brought directly to the hotel. Time to rest from the long trip and enjoy the first impression of the City of Light.

Day 2 Lisbon – Full Day

Today you’ll be taken by your private guide to explore the city and get to know its secrets like no other traveler would.

Optional Activities for the afternoon (not included)

Luxury yacht romantic Sunset tour

Helicopter fly over Lisbon and the best Sushi dinner in the city

Fado dinner and performance

Day 3 Day Trip from Lisbon to Sintra with private chauffeur

Explore the magical palaces of Sintra and the its beautiful coast

For your last night in night in Lisbon, why not splurge at a Michelin star, restaurant?  

Day 4 Lisbon to Lagos – stay for 3 nights

Pick up your car in the morning.

Spend the first half of the day in Belém, Lisbon.

In the afternoon depart to Lagos, Algarve. One of the most authentic small coastal towns of Portugal.

Night in Lagos

Luxury 4*: Casa Mãe

Day 5 Lagos, Algarve

In the morning enjoy some beach time.

In the afternoon, take a Luxury Wine and Tapas Tasting Boat tour and visit Ponta da Piedade, the most famous natural rock formation of the whole Algarve.

Day 6 Benagil, Algarve

Today is reserved for the most famous grotto in Portugal – the Benagil Cave.

You can choose between private SUP and Kayak tour- best way to visit or shared boat tour.

After the tour enjoy some free time on a secluded beach in Algarve.

Day 7 Algarve to Alentejo – stay 2 Nights in Évora Region

Évora is the most bustling town of Alenjeto, it grabs visitors hearts with its unaltered medieval architecture and exemplar Alentejan cuisine.

Luxury 5*: L’and Vineyards, romantic hotel 20 minutes by car to Évora center

Evora Center Luxury 5* : M’ar de Aqueduto

Boutique 4*: The Noble House

Day 8 Alentejo

Depending on the time you arrived yesterday, use the morning to explore the Évora town on your own or explore the Alqueva dam and Monsaraz typical village.

Optional activities for today Activities: Wine Tasting, Balloon fly, not included.

Day 9 Medieval Villages in the Center of Portugal – Stay for 1 Night

Today visit one or two of the villages Monsanto, Penha Garcia, Sortelha, Belmonte. Depending on the accommodation you choose, you’ll be counseled for which are best for your itinerary.

Night in a medieval village

5* Luxury: Pousada do Belmonte

Boutique: Casal da Serra, Penha Garcia

Day 10 Douro Valley via Lamego – stay in Douro Valley for 2 Nights

Visit the Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora dos Remedios inserted on a hilltop in a beautiful garden.

Night in Douro Valley

5* Luxury: The Vintage House Douro

Boutique: Quinta de la Rosa

Day 11 Full Day Douro Valley

Douro is one of the most beautiful wine regions in Europe (sorry Tuscany). Located on the hilly banks of Douro, it’s an unique landscape. Even if you don’t drink wine, it’s still worth visiting for its romantic setting.

Morning activity: Rebello Boat, private yacht tour is optional and upon request

Afternoon activity: Picnic in the vineyards with or without wine tasting, private transfers included.

Day 12 Douro Valley to Porto via Guimarães – 3 Nights in Porto

Guimarães is the birthplace of Portugal, it’s very well known for its Gothic center.

Night in Porto

Luxury 5*: The Yeatman

Boutique Guesthouses: Shiadu

Day 13 Full day Porto

Today is reserved for Porto, have a guided tour in morning tour to get to know its secrets and curiosities.

Day 14 Porto Day Trip

Suggested day trip to Aveiro, Braga or Geres National Park.

Day 15 Departure Porto

Leave the car at the airport and have a safe trip back home.

Prices from:

Boutique only                                                           1500€ / person

4* Superior & Boutique (where applicable)       1900€ / person

5* Luxury                                                                  2500€ / person


Included in the price:

All accommodation and breakfast

Car hire

Any tours, transfers and activities mentioned in the itinerary above


Excluded from the price:

Flights to and from Portugal

Any optional activities

Anything not mentioned in the itinerary above



The itinerary can be adjusted for a mix of public transport and private transfers or with private chauffeur only. Please inquire for more information and prices.

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