Portugal’s Highlights – 12N/ 13D Self-Drive

If you don’t have a lot of time to spend in Portugal, you need to choose well your itinerary. The Portugal Highlights was designed exactly with that thought in mind – explore the best that the country has to offer, but still feel immersed in every place you visit.This itinerary can be modified to accommodate your personal preferences.


Day 1 Arrival Lisbon – Stay for 3 nights

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.

Night in Lisbon

Boutique : Shiadu Boutique Guesthouses, various central locations in Lisbon

Luxury 4*: Hotel Mercy

Luxury 5* : Verride Palácio Santa Catarina


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.

Night: 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


Day 4 Full Day Lisbon

Dedicate the morning to Belém and its Unesco Monuments.

Optional Activities for the afternoon (not included)

Luxury yacht romantic Sunset tour

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


Day 5 Lisbon to Marvão, Alentejo region – Stay for 1 Night

Marvão is one of those villages in Alentejo, where time has stopped and it feels like stepping into a long forgotten fairytale.

Night in Marvão

Rural Boutique House: Quinta do Marvão, Quinta do Barreiro


Day 6 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 7 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 8 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 9 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 10 Full day Porto

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


Day 11 Porto Day Trip

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


Day 12 Porto to Santa Cruz

Today you’ll head back in direction of Lisbon. You’ll spend the night in one of the most romantic settings near the capital and 50 minutes by car from the airport.

Night in Areias do Seixo 5*


Day 13 Departure from Lisbon

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


Prices from:

Boutique only                                                           1300€ / person

4* Superior & Boutique (where applicable)       1700€ / person

5* Luxury                                                                  2200€ / 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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