Day Trips to Take on Your Portuguese Holiday

Filed under: Cheap Car Hire in Portugal — Tags: , , , — admin @ 4:58 pm May 18, 2011

Any Portuguese holiday is likely to begin in Lisbon, the city that is home to Portugal’s largest airport. It’s a beautiful, historic city boasting stunning architecture and a rich culture. But Portugal has much more to offer. With car hire in Portugal, you can take a number of day trips to help you experience everything the country has to offer.

•    Porto
Porto, known as Portugal’s second city, offers as much to see as Lisbon. From the stunning cathedral quarter to the quant riverside area, there’s something for everyone. For those who enjoy shopping, you can take in the markets at Bolhão or the more high end shops of the down town area.

•    Cascais and Estoril
The beautiful town of Cascais is said to be the Spanish king’s favourite harbour town. As well as many relaxing sunbathing spots, Cascais has some stunning castle ruins and a fun sea park. In the nearby town of Estoril, you could take in a delicious sea food lunch, take in a round of golf, and even visit the place that is thought to have inspired the bond film Casino Royale, the Casino de Estoril.

•    Carcavelos and Oeiras
Take your car hire a short way down the coast, and you can visit one of the most popular water sports locations in Europe. Carcavelos beach has huge waves and is almost always blessed with sun, making it perfect for surfers. In the nearby town of Oeiras, you can take a walk along the beautiful beach and taste some of the local wine.

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