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Suggested Self-Drive – Portugal Highlights

8 day car hire from $470 per vehicle*
Flights & accommodation are additional

Sale Period

Until 31 Mar 19


8 day car hire from
per vehicle*Flights & accommodation are additional

Portugal Highlights

In Europe the freewheeling experience becomes more challenging with driving on the right hand side of the road. Don’t be put off, roads and autobahns are well surfaced and clearly signposted. Most major roads do have tolls so it is often cheaper and more scenic to stay on the secondary roads.

Breath-taking architecture, stunning cathedrals, an intriguing history, quaint and colourful fishing villages, Portugal has it all and more. Imagine yourself driving through the lush vegetation of the Sintra region,  meandering past vineyards and sprawling olive groves or simply admiring the gorgeous blue azulejos in the wee hilltop towns.

Choosing your Rental Car
Take into consideration the size of the vehicle you require. We strongly recommend a compact size car for two adults. If the vehicle is to be used for day touring from a central base and not for transporting your luggage, a smaller vehicle may be adequate. We suggest you book your car before leaving home as this will save money and ensure you get the car of your choice.

8 day car hire
From $470 per vehicle*
Travel: 01 Nov-13 Dec 18 & 04 Jan-31 Mar 19
From $725 per vehicle*
Travel: 01 Apr-30 Jun & 01-31 Oct 18
From $960 per vehicle*
Travel: 01-19 Jul, 24 Aug-30 Sep 18 & 14 Dec 18-03 Jan 19
*Based on Hertz Group C car hire
Flights are additional


Day 1: Lisbon – Evora (138km)
Leave Lisbon early to reach Sintra before the crowds. Discover the fairytale like Pena Palace and National Park before heading inland to the UNESCO World Heritage town of Evora.
Day 2: Evora
Explore this beautifully preserved, medieval walled town.
Day 3: Evora – Marvão – Castelo de Vide (132km)
Visit the charming and fortified village of Marvão, overlooking the Alentejo plains, close to the Spanish border. Wander the wee cobbled lanes and visit the strategically placed castle.
Day 4: Castelo de Vide – Viseu (254km)
Take a morning stroll in the Serra San Mamede National Park, south of the town which has fantastic walking trails. In the afternoon discover the ancient town of Viseu, admiring its many gorgeous ceramic azulejos.
Day 5: Viseu – Braga – Oporto (267km)
Known as ‘Portuguese Rome’ Braga is home to a very striking cathedral, baroque churches and well maintained parks and gardens.
Day 6: Oporto
Day at leisure to enjoy the picturesque old town of Ribeira and to wander along the river and absorb its amazing history.
Day 7: Oporto – Tomar – Nazare – Óbidos (336km)
Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-site of the Convent of Christ in Tomar, a combination of a castle and a convent dating from 1160. Travel onto the vibrant fishing village of Nazare via the pilgrimage town of Fatima.
Day 8: Óbidos – Lisbon (85km)
Take a walking tour through this walled town with its stunning flower baskets and colourful medieval streets before heading back to Lisbon.

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Terms and Conditions

Valid for sales until 31 Mar 19 or sold out whatever comes first • Prices are land only per person share twin, in NZ dollars for cash or cheque purchase only • Advertised prices are correct as at 17 Apr 18 but may vary due to exchange rates and include VAT. All prices and products are subject to availability at time of reservation. Specific booking conditions apply to each of the services offered • Price is based on the 7+ day rate. For full details please contact House of Travel. • Surcharges may apply over trade show and special event periods. • Closeouts and Seasonal & Week/Weekend surcharges may also apply. All deals shown exclude airfares which are at an additional cost. • We strongly recommend comprehensive travel insurance be taken at the time of booking, amendment & cancellation fees may apply • Min/Max stays apply − please ask your House of Travel consultant.

Sale Period

Until 31 Mar 19


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