Car Hire in Portugal - All Locations
Rhino gives you the Abrantes to Vilamoura of car hire locations in Portugal!
We have hundreds of car hire Portugal locations including places which are very popular with tourists such as the Algarve and the capital Lisbon. We also have car hire Portugal offices at lesser known locations such as Agueda, Evora and Portimao. Wherever you are in Portugal you will not find yourself to be far away from one of our car hire locations. You can also arrange to make one way journeys between two Portuguese locations, such as a town and a city. Should you wish to pick up a car in Oliveira do hospital but drop it off in Praia de Luz you can do so at no extra charge.
There is also an unlimited mileage offer so that you can take a road trip around Portugal, for instance taking in destinations such as Vila Franca Xira and Santa Maria de Feira. As Portugal gets very hot during the summer most of our cars come with Air Conditioning, but check this out on the drop down menu when you make your booking. You can also get convertibles cars, cars with soft tops and car with sun roofs to enjoy the best of the Portuguese weather.
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All Locations in Portugal (A-Z)
Portugal by Region
On the west coast, this is the capital of the country and a beautiful city of white limestone buildings overlooked by a hundred metre high statue of Christ. The centre of the city is a maze of cobbled streets oozing with old world charm.
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In the north east, this region faces Spain across the border and is the highest part of Portugal. The region is beautiful, crammed with stunning mountains, languid rivers, meadows bursting with wild flowers and fragrant pine forests all overlooked by imposing castles.
Found on the coast north of the capital, Leiria is part of a region renowned for its cuisine; barbecued piglet, piquant cornbread and delicious fresh Atlantic fish. Round your meal off with the delicious pastries; originally made by the local convent. The region combines tranquil countryside with beautiful unspoilt beaches, offering the best of both worlds.
Further north again, Coimbra is home to the speciality music style of Portugal called Fado, a melancholic style of ballad. The region is also renowned for stunning ecclesiastical architecture. The main city of Coimbra has a stunning waterfront location and a vibrant nightlife revolving around the life of the university.
The region of Santarem is the hinterland of the capital and offers glimpses of old Portugal with an economy based on vines, cattle, horses and bulls. It’s a land of sweeping meadows watered by the Tagus and Alviela Rivers and gentle hills warmed by the Iberian sun.
Aveiro is a coastal region in the north west of Portugal famed for the namesake city built, like Venice on swampy land that was drained into a network of canals. Much of the architecture there resembles that of Venice too. The city is renowned for its splendid cathedrals as well as the beautiful and unspoilt beaches along the Peninsula de São Jacinto.
South of the capital and with the Tagus River flowing through it, Setubal region has the imposing Castle of Palmela for visitors to explore and admire, the wonderful sandy beaches of the Tróia Peninsula and the Serra da Arrábida with its soaring mountains, beautiful beaches and many dedicated picnic sites for the tourist.
The Viseu region occupies a high plateau between the Serra da Estrela and the Serra do Carmulo and is famed for the wine produced in the Dao Valley. Drive the road from Nelas to Viseu along valleys hemmed in by towering peaks for some of the most beautiful views in Europe.
Beja region is often overlooked by tourists visiting the Algarve but aVilamoura of car hire locations towns and cities that retain their watchful stance from the time of the Moorish occupation. Vast citadels crown mountain tops looking down today on plantations of olives and vineyards.
Braganca is the far north eastern region of Portugal and has the country’s rugged and sometimes hostile environments. Famed for nine months of winter and three of summer, it’s divided into the ‘cold lands’ all above 300 metres, and the ‘hot lands’ where the Douro River flows, carving out the valleys and bathing the water meadows. Faro
Best visited in winter for a true sense of its identity, it is a hotspot of partying, sun and sand during the summer months. If you get bored of the beach, drive inland and visit the villages of the rural Algarve, often completely untouched by tourism and full of friendly and welcoming locals.
In the central, northern part of the country, the region of Vila Real is noted for weather extremes with snow in winter and baking temperatures in summer. The countryside is rugged with stunning waterfalls such as the Agarez and dotted with palatial homes such as the Palacio de Mateus, after which the wine in the distinctive round bottle was named.
Crammed with history and architecture, this region is bounded by the Algarve in the south and the Tagus River in the north. Visit stunning sights such as the six mile long Agua de Prata Aqueduct built in the 16th century and still in perfect condition today. Elsewhere, see the nearly complete Roman temple in the middle of Evora itself.
Portugal’s second city, a UNESCO Heritage Site and home to the delicious port wine. Spend some time in the wineries before follueda.
Right on the border with Spain in the centre of Iberia, Portalegre has changed hands many times over the centuries. It’s a land of rugged hills and forests and is ruled by the city of Portalegre itself whose huge cathedral looks out over the city and surrounding countryside.
In the North West of Portugal and with a small Atlantic coastline Braga is ruled by the city of the same name, acknowledged as the oldest city in the country. The region is proud of its Roman ancestry and the city of Braga hosts a Roman market when people role play Roman characters and the food and drink of the day are distinctively Roman in flavour too.
Bordering Spain and in the central eastern part of Portugal, Castelo Branco means ‘white castle’ and is so called because of the castle built by the crusaders in the 12th century near the city that has the same name. The region is thickly wooded by pine trees and in the summer sun, the dazzling green swathes give off a heady scent of pine.
Viana do Castelo
Viana do Castelo was once the most important port in Portugal from where famous explorers such as Da Gama and Magellan set sail. It had great importance which is why the streets are crammed with stunning buildings worthy of Lisbon. It’s been called the Mecca of Architecture and Portugal’s most beautiful city, enhanced by the sublime views out over the Lima River.
The Azores are Portugal’s piece of subtropical paradise. Way out in the Atlantic, they are warmed by the Gulf Stream and enjoy year round summer. The islands are unspoilt and timeless, covered by wild hydrangeas and dotted with tiny communities who make their living from the sea and tourism.
Madeira is a gardener’s paradise. Found far out in the Atlantic Ocean, it is a volcanic island of steep hills and soaring cliffs. Dark sandy beaches rise up to pretty whitewashed villages whilst the vines thrive on the rich soil to produce the cousin of port, the soft and sweet Madeira wine.