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See Spain and Portugal on an immersive tour with the Portugal Meets Spain, Self-drive (Multi country) adventure! This 12 day extravaganza takes you through 19 of the most incredible destinations in Europe. From accommodation in a hotel to meals, transport, and more – everything is included in this once-in-a-lifetime journey that starts in Porto and ends in Lisbon.


Tour highlights

Crossing the Atlantic, you will witness a unique blend of modernity and tradition on this self-drive tour. Its countries offer something for everyone; from medieval walled cities to authentic villages and captivating panoramas. Richness in history is showcased by its conquests and invasions, giving an even more interesting perspective to your journey!

Start point
Car pick up at Porto Airport, Aeroporto Francisco Sá Carneiro (OPO), Pedras Rubras, Vila Nova da Telha, Porto 4470-824, Portugal

End point
Car drop off al Lisbon Airport, Aeroporto Humberto Delgado (LIS), Alameda das Comunidades Portuguesas, Lisbon, Lisbon 1700-008, Portugal



Tour itinerary

Once you land at Porto International Airport, our local representative will be there to welcome you and take care of your car hire requirements. They will also provide all the necessary information for your departure day. When you reach your hotel, you can spend the rest of the day as you wish – whether it’s relaxing or exploring this beautiful UNESCO World Heritage city. Get lost in its stunning old streets, admire impressive buildings and monuments, taste some delicious local dishes and just soak up the atmosphere of Porto. In the evening enjoy a comfortable overnight stay in Porto!

Start your day with a delightful breakfast at the hotel and then begin your exploration of the captivating city of Porto. Roam around its marvellous neighbourhoods and don’t miss out on seeing the ornate San Francisco Church, representing an outstanding example of baroque art in northern Portugal. Additionally, cast a peek at the Stock Exchange Palace, well-known for its Moorish Hall, followed by a visit to one of the remarkable Port Wine Cellars where you can savour an unforgettable wine tasting experience. Take some time to wander around the city centre and shopping enthusiasts should make sure to stroll through Santa Catarina pedestrian area – the idyllic setting for walking as well as purchasing. Spend overnight in Porto.

Begin your journey of discovery in the birthplace of Portugal, Guimaraes. Wander through its medieval streets and view the legendary Sacred Hill, crowned by the Castle, as well as the Palace of the Dukes of Bragança, from centuries past. Then journey to Braga known as “Portuguese Rome” for its concentration of grand religious structures such as the oldest cathedral in portugal and Bom Jesus do Monte Sanctuary with its remarkable baroque stairway and gardens. After marveling at these sites, make your way to Viana do Castelo and check into your hotel for an overnight stay.

After you have had your breakfast at the hotel start your journey to Viana do Castelo, a city that captures both Portuguese Discoveries and cod fishing industry. The local gold filigree works are especially renowned around this area. Drive further to Vigo, the largest city of Galicia which is based on its estuary. It’s primarily a fishing port and holds the title as Europe’s finest. Next comes Pontevedra -the capital of Galicia – it has been named by the United Nations as one of Europe’s best cities to inhabit due to its numerous pedestrian streets and green spaces per person. The final destination will be Santiago de Compostela- check into your hotel here for an overnight stay.

The morning sun rises on Santiago de Compostela, a city that has held world heritage status since 1985. As visitors and pilgrims from all around the globe flock to experience its unique offerings, begin your day with breakfast at the hotel before strolling through the centre. Take in sights like Plaza del Obradoiro, as well as its Cathedral consecrated to Saint James. Right in front of this revered structure lies the conclusion of the renowned Camino de Santiago trail.

Start your day off right with a delicious breakfast at the hotel, then it’s time to explore Ourense – the lovey city of water. Why not take advantage of one of the many thermal springs for free – such as A Chavasqueira? While you’re there, be sure to check out Fonte d’Burgas which is one of the city’s most iconic sights. The cool 65 degree waters are sure to leave you feeling refreshed. Afterwards, make your way over to Teloes and settle into your hotel for an overnight stay!

Start your day with a delicious breakfast at the hotel before embarking on a journey to Vila Real. The first stop will be the Solar de Mateus, whose iconic façade can be spotted on Portuguese rosé wine bottles. Afterwards, venture into the Douro Valley, part of Portugal’s demarcated port region surrounded by beautiful vineyards and stunning landscapes. Make Peso da Régua, an area in Vila Real situated near the Douro River and known as the Capital of the Demarcated Wine Region, your base camp. Lastly, don’t forget to pay Lamego a visit! Here awaits one of Portugal’s most revered shrines: Nossa Senhora dos Remédios with its grandiose baroque style staircase. Stop in to experience some of Lamego’s specialities, such as its renowned ham and the delightful “Bola de Lamego” which is baked with smoked ham. Next, take a journey to São Pedro do Sul – world-famous for its thermal baths that date back thousands of years prior to the Romans. What makes this destination so famous is that natural mineral water emerges at a temperature of 68 degrees C from two spas – Rainha D. Amélia and D. Afonso Henriques – making them accessible all year round. Finally, head over to Viseu where you can stay overnight in one of its many hotels.

Day 8 VISEU – LUSO – BUSSACO – COIMBRA (94km – 1hr)
Following a hearty breakfast at the hotel, visitors can begin their exploration of Viseu which is renowned for its vineyards and was once home to Portugal’s oldest hero, Viriato. Drive westward to Luso, a celebrated spa town nestled at the base of Bussaco forest. Well-known for its restorative mineral water, countless bottles of “Água do Luso” are consumed every day. Take a scenic drive through this beautiful part of Portugal before making your way to Bussaco – an area possessed by abundant vegetation where you’ll find an exquisite and romantic hotel that used to serve as the royal hunting lodge. Finally, make your way to Coimbra for check in and overnight stay.

Begin your journey at the hotel with a hearty breakfast. Then make your way to Coimbra, home of one of the oldest universities on earth. Inside its walls lies an awe-inspiring baroque library and a unique atmosphere filled with ancient customs such as black student capes and the haunting Fado music. Your next stop is St. Clara Church, where you can find Queen Santa Isabel’s tomb – she was famous for her miraculous roses. Afterwards, drive to Figueira da Foz located near the center of Portugal; it has 34 kilometers of stunning coastal beaches to explore! Finally, arrive at Batalha where you can marvel at the Monastery of Santa Maria da Vitória – an impressive masterpiece of gothic architecture with Henry the Navigator’s tomb inside too! To end your day, check-into your hotel situated nearby Fatima for an overnight stay.

Day 10 FÁTIMA – ÓBIDOS – SINTRA – LISBON (207km – 3hrs)
Head out to Fatima following breakfast at the hotel—the most revered Catholic shrine in the world dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Its fame is attributed to the three shepherd children’s sighting of Our Lady of the Rosary. Taking a scenic route through windmills and orchards, your next stop will be Óbidos, encircled by antique walls boasting diverse architecture. Don’t forget to sample ginginha (bitter cherry liqueur)! Lastly, make your way to Sintra—a mysterious place bound by time with grand palaces and castles veiled beneath a characteristic fog that often catches travelers off guard. Take some time to explore the stunning area in and around the National Palace of Sintra. This was an important residence for Portuguese royalty during the 15th and 16th centuries, where they would pass their summer months. When you are ready, take a drive to Lisbon and check into your hotel for a comfortable night’s rest.

Start your morning off right in the heart of downtown Lisbon – Baixa. Here you can see how Marquis of Pombal rebuilt the area after the devastating 18th-century earthquake. To further explore Portugal’s history, journey to Alfama, which dates back to when Arabs first founded it centuries ago. Then take a trip to Belem; here you can enjoy numerous parks and gardens as well as its iconic Belem Tower – a symbol of Berlin throughout time. You must also admire Jeronimos Monastery – an icon representing the Age of Discovery that has been awarded World Cultural Heritage status by UNESCO. Wrap up your day with a restful night’s sleep back in Lisbon.

Before heading back home, why not make the most of your last morning in Lisbon? After taking in the city sights and sounds, it’s time to drive off to Lisbon Airport and drop off the rental car.



What’s included

11 night’s accommodation
Day 1, 2 Porto
Superior Hotel Category = Vila Gale Porto or similar 4*
Superior Hotel Category = Axis Viana or similar 4*
Superior Hotel Category = Carris de la Troya or similar 3*
Superior Hotel Category = Monverde Wine Hotel or similar 4*
Superior Hotel Category = Hotel Grao Vasco or similar 4*
Superior Hotel Category = Vila Gale Coimbra or similar 4*
Superior Hotel Category = Hotel Santa Maria or similar 4*
Superior Hotel Category = Turim Iberia or similar 4*
Car Group C = Car type Seat Ibiza AC or similar

11 Breakfasts

Additional Services
Day 3 Viana do Castelo
Day 4, 5 Santiago de Compostela
Day 7 Viseu
Day 8 Coimbra
Day 9 Fatima
Day 10, 11 Lisbon
Meet & Greet

Day 6 Teloes
12 days car rental
Pick-up at Porto Airport
Drop-off at Lisbon Airport
Unlimited Mileage
Collision Damage Waiver
Theft Protection
24h Road Assistance
Road Tax and V



What’s not included

Additional Services
Visa fees
International or domestic flights
Optional tours (if any)
City tax not included, payable on the spot
Porterage and gratuities
Please note that this tour is a suggested itinerary. While the sites listed may be visited independently, the package does not cover any applicable entrance or tour fees
Expenditures of a personal nature, drinks and meals or items not stated explicitly in the program
Any alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, mineral water, camera/video camera fee (if any)
Travel Insurance or any loss or extra cost arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as flight delays, accidents, etc.
Cross border supplement (payable on the spot)
Airport service charge (payable on the spot)
All extra services with extra costs need to be ordered in advance and will be paid by the client upon pick up of the car on arrival day: additional driver, additional insurances, child seat, booster, GPS, etc.•



Know before you go

One driver, age 23 and up, holding a driving license valid for a minimum of 2 years.
Clients must collect the car with their own international credit card.
We reserve the right to change itineraries and activities due to weather conditions, technical problems or security reasons.
Triple room is a Double room with an additional bed.
Early check-in, late check-out, connecting or adjoining rooms in the hotel are subject to availability and not guaranteed.
No refund for unused services. Splitting of the package is not allowed


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