In all major cities, there is an efficiently operating local transport system at affordable prices. You save not only parking fees, but also time and nerves if you use the metro or buses during the day. on city trips to lisbon and porto you are by no means dependent on your own vehicle or cabs. how to get to each attraction by public transport will be explained in your individual travel documents.
The portuguese railroad network has been significantly improved in recent years in terms of speed; however, it has become v.A. In the rural areas very thinned out. So these are accordingly only with the own car or rental car in the area well to reach. The same applies to many of portugal’s dream beaches and nature reserves. In addition, we have a variety of accommodations in the program, which are located in quiet isolated locations and unspoiled nature. therefore, for longer trips in portugal, especially those in rural areas, it is recommended to have your own means of transport – be it car, motorcycle or bicycle.
Today’s cabs in portugal are beige-ivory, but you can also see old models with black paint and green roof. The inner city fare is always displayed on the taximeter. For the cab call by radio there is an additional charge of 0,80 €; for luggage transport in the trunk 1,60 €, regardless of the number and weight of the luggage items. The transport of baby baskets, strollers, wheelchairs or walkers is free of charge. Any tolls incurred on journeys between two locations will be charged to the customer, for a round trip of. The payment of tips is voluntary, usual is about 10% of the fare. A list of the current prices is posted inside the cab or can be obtained from the cab driver
bike and hiking
In recent years, Portugal has invested heavily in the expansion of long-distance hiking and biking trails invests. These offer a particularly good opportunity to get to know the country at a quiet pace and away from all the hustle and bustle. You don’t have to do without any amenities, because along the individual routes we will take you to excellent accommodations and have many restaurant recommendations ready for you that we have tested ourselves. A reliable and safe luggage transport between the respective accommodations is a matter of course and the level of catering (lunch packages, lunch and dinner) we are happy to adjust to your needs. For our hiking and biking tours we also provide detailed map material, and if desired, these can also be done with your own guide. thanks to our numerous contacts with reliable bike rental companies, it is not necessary to bring your own bike to portugal. Depending on how much time you have available and how fit you feel, we will prepare an individually adapted hiking or. Bicycle route for you together.
There is a lot to be said for a trip to portugal by rental car: you are flexible in terms of time and can move around freely, even far off the beaten tourist track. This will enhance your vacation in portugal, because especially the rural areas present themselves absolutely authentic and original.
Driving in portugal is no more of a challenge for the driver than it is in the german-speaking world. It is even easier, because away from lisbon and porto, the highways are much less busy than ours. The highways and also the larger national roads are also in very good condition.
Sure, in big cities like lisbon and porto, driving can be nerve-wracking. But we plan your portugal car rental trip so that you don’t have to rent a car in these cities, if possible. example: you start the round trip in porto and pick up the rental car only on the day you leave porto. you could end the trip in lisbon and return the rental car as soon as you arrive there. Depending on the city (porto or lisbon) and the location of the accommodation, we will show you whether it makes more sense to pick up the rental car at the hotel (for a fee), at the city station or at the airport, respectively. For sale.
In addition, you will receive a lot of helpful information in your travel documents, which will make your rental car trip much easier. In addition to extremely detailed route descriptions, we give you tips on how to pick up the rental car (z.B. Do I need additional insurance?) as well as for the further course of the journey (z.B. Can I – and if so, where – leave my car with luggage to go sightseeing). Even after the trip, we will support you in all respects: should you need z.B. If you have caused damage, we will help you to get back the excess quickly and without bureaucracy. And last but not least, we will inform you comprehensively how the toll in portugal works and how you can deal with it in the easiest and most favorable way.
We work with different car rental companies, so we can offer you a wide range of car categories (small, medium, station wagon, van, convertible, with/without automatic transmission), and choose the best provider for you depending on the situation. For example, if you want to pick up the rental car in lisbon and drop it off in faro, we prefer to choose a car rental company that does not charge extra for one-way rentals (= renting a car at one station and dropping it off at another station). We take your personal needs and other important details such as additional drivers or fuel arrangements into account during the selection process, and then offer you the rental car with the best value for money offer.
Our car rental tours always receive a all-inclusive package with the following benefits:
- Unlimited kilometers
- fully comprehensive cover (CDW), without deductible
- Tire and glass damage insurance
- car theft insurance (TP), without deductible
- liability insurance
- liability coverage, unlimited for personal injury and property damage
- Airport fees and taxes
- Fuel regulation: mostly take over full, return full
Other services are included depending on the provider or bookable at extra cost: