Portugal is truly a year-round destination with its mild climate of between 250 – 300 days of sunshine annually and its 850 kms of spectacular beaches. It is also renowned for the range of its landscapes that take you from golden beaches to the lush, green of its interior and for a culture that counts itself amongst the oldest in Europe and, without doubt, one of its most important, for the intrepid Portuguese explorers of the fifteenth century discovered much of the world we know today, and created the sailing and trade routes as well. The refined quality of its capital city, its famous wines and the way that the country blends tradition with modernity makes it one of Europe’s more sophisticated destinations.
Lisbon is in many ways a modern city, but you are never far from its history and when you explore the Baixa district on the banks of the Tagus you will have discovered its most beautiful part. Look out for ‘fado’ houses where you can hear this uniquely Portuguese music. The nearby city of Amadora is an excellent spot to start an exploration of inland Portugal, whilst the Algarve region is one of the most popular with overseas visitors due to its sunny climate and great golf courses. Find its Arab past in the city of Lagos, or enjoy the culture and nightlife in more cosmopolitan Albufeira and Portimão. Faro is the gateway to the region and its international airport is where many visitors first arrive. Vilamoura is not far from Faro and it’s one of the most popular resorts of the central Algarve. This resort is the most luxurious of the Algarve resorts and its marina is a legendary spot for yacht watching, celebrity spotting and exclusive shopping.
When it comes to creating a driving holiday then the vineyards and restaurants of the Douro valley in northern Portugal are one of the most exciting routes and a Mercedes SLR would ensure you arrive in style at Casa de Mateus, the Baroque mansion belonging to the owners of the world-famous rosé wine. If your party is larger, then a Porsche Cayenne would ensure both comfort and style. And, if you’d like to take in some of Portugal’s surf spots, then a BMW M6 Cabrio is just the kind of fun car for that excursion.
This charming city that sits perfectly poised on both sides of the Rio Tejo, is one of Europe’s undiscovered gems. Lisbon offers everything that other great cities provide, but does it without feeling the need to make grandiose claims about its undoubtedly numerous attractions.
Lisbon’s most ancient parts are a warren of tiny, winding and tree-lined streets; the Alfama district is home to the fado musical culture for example, and visitors will find it performed in one of many patio restaurants in that quarter. In Pessoa there are 1930s-era cafes and in Bairro Alto there’s every kind of live music venue from jazz to electro-beats. There are churches, monasteries and patisseries that make those glorious Portuguese custard tarts. There are the reminders of the great Portuguese explorers such as Vasco da Gama, and there is a cutting–edge Lisbon that rivals the funky fashion capitals of London, New York and Barcelona. All in all, Lisbon is a city of history and youth.
The Gateway to the Algarve – Albufeira is a city that also has stunning beaches in addition to its busy nightlife. Great base for divers and for dolphin watchers.
This main coastal city of the Algarve has a lovely medieval quarter, beautiful beaches and is on the edge of a Nature Park that is one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal.
This pretty town has plenty of tourist appeal with its 16th century Old Town, its amazing restaurants and fabulous beaches. It’s also an historical centre of Portugal’s Age of Discovery.
It’s the main commercial centre for the Algarve but beyond the industrial spread there’s a lovely old waterfront with sizzling fish restaurants and a history that goes back to Phoenician traders.
This coastal town on the Rio Douro is filled with medieval towers. Visit the historic Ribeira district where Roman ruins lie just beneath the surface of its windy, cobbled streets or the ultra modern Rem Koolhaas Casa da Música.
It’s luxury all the way at one of the most popular resorts in the central Algarve. Its marina is full of expensive yachts and its streets have luxury boutiques and the beaches are beautiful as well.
Amadora is a city within the wider metropolitan area of Lisbon. It’s a great starting point for visits to a number of sporting facilities and to the Magical Island and Fantasy theme parks.
At Titanium Luxury Hire we can offer you a range of prestige vehicles for hire, which will ensure that wherever you arrive in Portugal, you will always make a good impression. And, to make sure you have the maximum enjoyment on your Portuguese trip, we offer you a number of delivery options. You can relax, while we arrange delivery of your car to Portugal’s major cities including: Lisbon, Albufeira, Faro, Lagos, Portimão, Vilamoura and Amadora.
We can also deliver your luxury car to the following airports:
- Faro Airport
- Lisbon Portela Airport
- Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport
- Lajes Field
- João Paulo II Airport