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Historic Wonders of Portugal by Self Drive

Lisbon, Alentejo & Porto

Best time to travel
Jun – Oct
Ideal length
9 nights
Perfect for
Couples
From (incl flights)
€2,149 pp

At a glance

  • International flights from Dublin to Lisbon and home from Porto.
  • Private airport transfer as well as 5 days’ pre-arranged car rental.
  • 9 nights’ accommodation in Lisbon, Alentejo, Marialva and Porto.
  • Enjoy a privately guided tour of Lisbon and the Penascosa engravings of the Côa Valley.
  • Authentic experiences throughout, including a traditional dinner and fado performance in Lisbon and a luxury wine tasting in Alentejo.
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Introduction

Set out on a celebration of Portugal’s fascinating past as you stay in the ancient pousadas of its historic hotspots. Starting in the bohemian capital of Lisbon, experience the essence of soulful fado and the cultural splendour of its picturesque neighbourhoods. After a symbolic beginning to what’s to come, continue to the heartlands of Portugal, experiencing the marvellous viticulture and traditions of Alentejo. From there, follow the scenic roads to the medieval village of Marialva and the historic Côa Valley before finishing in the coastal city of Porto, where you’ll get your final fix of spectacular architecture, delicious pastel de nata and world-famous port wine.

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Trip Overview

Depart from Dublin to the capital of Lisbon.

Upon arrival, your private driver will be waiting to transfer you to your historic hotel set right in the beating heart of Lisbon. We’ve arranged a three night stay, giving you plenty of time to soak up the marvellous culture of the city.

Experience a traditional fado night.

Fado is an inherent part of Portuguese culture, a national song style that is sang with heart and emotion. We’ve arranged a memorable dining experience, where you’ll listen to spectacular fado performances as you sit down for a candlelit dinner.

Experience a traditional fado night
Discover the bohemian neighbourhoods of Lisbon on a privately guided tour.

Start in the emblematic neighbourhood of Bairro Alto. Continue to the cultural district of Chiado, the historical centre of Baixa Pombalina and the picturesque neighbourhood of Alfama, known as Lisbon’s medieval old quarter.

Plaza del Rossío, Lisbon
Pick up your pre-arranged rental car and drive to the heartlands of Portugal.

We’ve arranged a two night stay in a historic pousada in Alentejo’s town of Crato. Housed within a former convent, the historic accommodation will give you the feeling of stepping back in time into 14th-century Portugal.

Pousada, Crato
Enjoy a day of tasting the spectacular wines of Alentejo.

This beautiful agricultural region will be the setting for your luxury wine experience. Arrive in a beautiful 18th-century estate’s winery and spend the day tasting celebrated wines that follow the traditional processes of 130 years ago.

Enjoy a day of tasting the spectacular wines of Alentejo
Drive to the medieval Portuguese village of Marialva.

During your two night stay, spend your mornings exploring the surroundings, afternoons by the garden pool and evenings enjoying candlelit dinners.

Casas de Coro
Set out on an insightful guided tour of the Côa Valley.

Starting in the village of Castelo Melhor, explore the verdant valley of Côa and enjoy a delicious picnic by the river. After lunch, admire the incredible Penascosa engravings with a Côa Park Foundation specialist.

Enjoy a delicious picnic by the river in Côa
Follow the scenic roads to the coastal city of Porto.

The perfect ending to an exploration of Portugal, enjoy a one night stay in the charming city. Wander through its picturesque cobblestone streets, admire its 19th-century architecture and taste its renowned port wine.

Porto
Drive to the international airport.

Drop off your rental car and board your flight home. Arrive in Dublin.

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Pousada de Lisboa

Pousada de Lisboa

The historic hotel of Pousada de Lisboa occupies a privileged position in Lisbon. Ideally situated, it sits on the celebrated Praça do Comércio and is just steps from the Rua Augusta Arch.

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Pousada Mosteiro Crato

Pousada Mosteiro Crato

This historic pousada is set within a 14th-century former convent in the countryside. The hotel comprises three buildings, all of which are fine examples of gothic architecture in Portugal.

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Casas do Coro

Casas do Coro

Casas do Côro are a collection of restored granite cottages overlooking the medieval village of Marialva. The rustic exteriors contrast with the contemporary décor.

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M Maison Particuliere Porto

M Maison Particuliere Porto

M Maison Particulière lies within a historic 16th-century property in Porto’s Old Town. The property is an authentic representation of historic Portugal.

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