Roadtrip through Portugal's scenic gems
- Round trip
- 5, 7 or 9 nights
- per person
- based on 2 persons
Discover Sintra, Sesimbra and Lisbon (on 9-day trip) incl. hotels, breakfast, excursion, rental car and flights
Portugal is filled with beautiful places to discover and you’ll get to see plenty of them on this special road trip, while staying in stylish 4* hotels along the way. Hop into your rental car, put on some summer tunes and drive while enjoying beautiful views. First, go to Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with an impressive historic centre. Here, you’ll visit the National Palace with your included tickets, as well as much more. Then you’ll continue to Sesimbra, a fishing town with beautiful beaches and cozy streets full of fish restaurants. If you go for the 9-day trip, you’ll end your trip in vibrant Lisbon. Here you will find many buildings that feature Portuguese tile artwork and all kinds of other sights to admire. Head out on the road, and enjoy everything Portugal has to offer in its diverse cities!
- 3 or 4 nights in Sintra
- 2 or 3 nights in Sesimbra
- 3 nights in Lisbon (only for 9-day trip)
- All hotels are minimum 4*
- Admission to Sintra National Palace
- Rental car
- Return flight from Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Luton, Manchester, London Stansted to Lisbon
We work with our trusted partners in the region to offer you the best possible stay.
When you plan your trip, after you've selected a date, we will show you all the information about the hotels you will be staying at.
Benefits of all the hotels
- 24 hours front desk
- Free Wifi
Day 1 - 3: Fairytale Sintra
Your tour of Portugal starts at Lisbon airport. From here, you can pick up your rental car and drive to the first destination: Sintra. This is a half hour drive through inland Portugal. After you’ve checked into your hotel room and had a chance to refresh yourself, you can head out to explore Si…
Day 4 - 6: The fishing town of Sesimbra
From Sintra, you’ll drive for about an hour to your next destination: Sesimbra. This fishing town is located south of Lisbon on the coast. It was founded around the Moorish castle that can still be seen there today, the Castelo de Sesimbra. Climb up the hill to enjoy a beautiful view of Sesimbra…
Day 7 - 9: Vibrant Lisbon
On the 9-day trip, you’ll drive on day 7 to Lisbon within about 45 minutes. There you spend the last 3 days of your holiday. In Lisbon you will find everything you could wish for, from history to architecture and delicious food. Prepare for some busy days, because Lisbon is well-known for its hi…
Included excursion: Sintra Palace
In the historic centre of Sintra you will find the Palácio Nacional de Sintra, a beautiful monument to the region’s history and architecture. Portuguese monarchs built several palaces across the country over the centuries, and this palace is the only one that has remained intact since the 16th century. From the 12th to the 16th century, all kinds of improvements and expansions were made, under the direction of King Dinis, João I and Manuel I, giving the palace a unique and varied appearance. A visit to this palace is a must during your trip. Admire the castle inside and out during your visit and step back in time as you explore the area.
- Audio guide for sale on location
- This is a private excursion
- You can decide for yourself when you visit the palace
- You can visit the palace yourself without a guide
- Fuel for the rental car
- Parking costs and tolls
- Deposit for the rental car
- Tourist tax at hotel (to be paid on site)
If you book this deal before 42 days of your departure, you can choose to pay in parts. The deposit will be 50% of the deal’s price plus the booking fee and travel and/or cancellation insurance (when applicable). You will find the payment amounts and deadlines to pay every installment at the last step of the booking process.
Your booking is a direct contract between you and Secret Escapes Ltd. for the provision of your package. Secret Escapes acts as a tour operator responsible, and is therefore liable for the proper execution of the agreement. The Secret Escapes Terms and Conditions (A) apply to this booking. The Secret Escapes Cancellation Terms and Conditions apply to this booking.
Please note that the flights included in this offer are subject to live availability and price, and can change during your booking process. When this is the case, we will always notify during the booking process.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be additional entry requirements in effect at your destination, which are subject to change at short notice. Please familiarise yourself with the latest requirements before departure via your government's foreign advice service.
The main driver must be at least 18 years old and hold a valid driver's license. The main driver must have a credit card in their own name with a sufficient credit limit for the deposit. You will pick and up and drop off the rental car at the airport. Travellers should allow enough time to drive to the airport and return the rental car before the return flight.
Maximum 2 people per room
On the basis of two full-paying adults, a discount for children may be offered dependent on the chosen travel dates and length of stay. You will see the applicable discount in the final booking process. Please note: children up to 12 months old receive a discount on the plane ticket, but will not receive a seat or baggage allowance.
Unfortunately, cots are not available throughout this trip.
Pets are not permitted on this trip due to international plane travel.
Please note that flights may be subject to change, delay or postponement by the provider and that flight times are provisional. Don't forget to check the actual flight times before departure on the website of the airline or the airport to avoid inconvenient surprises.
You will receive all documents relevant to your trip, 5 days prior to departure at the latest.
An excess risk applies in the event of theft or damage. A credit card deposit is required upon arrival. Comprehensive insurance, non-life insurance, liability insurance, theft insurance and cover for glass, tires, floor and roof damage is included. You will receive all rental car information along with your travel documents.
Please be aware that following Brexit, you may need a permit to drive in some countries. To stay informed about how the UK leaving the EU could affect you when travelling in Europe, and the steps you need to take, please visit the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website: https://www.gov.uk/visit-europe-brexit