Well we are trying to plan our trip and wondering if we should rent a car for the whole 2 weeks we are there. We are hoping to stay in Cascais and visit different towns in the area. Of course Lisbon will be a day or two and I think I read the buses and train connections are good.
We would also like to visit Sintra, Ericeira, Obidos, Fatima, Sesimbra and maybe a day trip to the Algarve. Would it make sense to have the car for 2 full weeks when many of the towns are close by and may be just as easy to reach by bus or train? Or perhaps rent for one week only and do the farther trips on that week.
Anyone have experience with this? Also, I guess it would depend on the difference in cost. WE had an estimate of 700 Euros for 2 week rental of a van since there are 5 of us. Any information would be greatly appreciated!