Hiring a car for your Lisbon holiday means you can easily explore neighbourhood cities and experience at your own leisure, Lisbon’s sunny coast with its stunning views and beaches.
Car rentals can be arranged in advance of your holiday, leaving you the convenience of simply picking up your car from Lisbon Airport and driving straight along the route of your choice.
Places you can visit from Lisbon include the fairy-tale city of Sintra. You can reach this historic town after a scenic drive through the green hills of Sintra, bypassing the most charming palaces. Drivers can also make a stop at Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of Europe with outstanding views of the ocean.
Cascais and Estoril are both seaside cities, located on the sunny coast of Lisbon. They were considered luxurious retreats during the Second World War and today they retain the age-old charm of the history-laden village, and attract many visitors. North of Cascais is Guincho Beach, a large sandy beach favoured by surfers and windsurfers. Estoril also has some of Portugal’s finest golf courses, a grand casino and hosts international events like MotoGP at Estoril Circuit or Estoril Open.
If you are looking to get off the beaten tourist track, Almada city or Caparica Coast are places favoured by locals, providing 30 km of beaches to explore.
Just 40 km away from Lisbon is Sesimbra and its beautiful Natural Park of Arrábida. This park has two beautiful beaches, Portinho da Arrábida and Figueirinha. Cape Espichel is another popular landmark to visit here.
The Alentejo region is about a one hour drive from Lisbon, so historic cities like Évora, where you can sample some of the finest foods and wines from the south of Portugal, are just a short ride away.
Make sure you take a drive over the Vasco da Gama Bridge, one of the longest bridges in the world, and enjoy spectacular riverside views of this beautiful city.