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Getting Around in Portugal
Most people choose to drive themselves around Portugal as driving is much like it is in the US. However, there are many different sizes of coaches available for small and large groups who want to relax and let someone else do the driving.
Drivers in Portugal generally do not speak English, so you need to request one that does or request a guide, if you do not speak Portuguese. A good guide has a way of understanding what a group is like within just a few minutes. They’ll lead you to great restaurants, nightlife and sightseeing that you might not have found on your own. Ask a Golfpac representative to price your quote with a driver or a driver and guide!
Rental cars are easy to obtain but are generally smaller than most American rental cars. It is necessary to carry with you a valid driver's license and a credit card (used only as a guarantee) as the rental car company will require both at the time of rental. The renter must be over the age of 21 and a young-driver surcharge applies for drivers between 21 and 25 years of age.
75 mph/120 kph on a dual motorway and 55mph/90 kph on single two-lane, 30 mph/50 kph in built-up areas, or as otherwise directed by road signs.
Drinking & Driving
The Portuguese Police strongly enforce and offer one simple precaution — don’t drink and drive.
Drivers and front seat passengers must, by law, wear a seat belt in Portugal. Rear seat passengers are also required to wear seat belts if the car is equipped with them.