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Feb 14th, 2014, 05:16 AM
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Traveling from portugal going to San Sebastian, Spain

We are taking a lovely vacation in Portugal and need to drive to San Sebastián, Spain and into France. Does anyone have any ideas the most scenic or fastest way to drive there?
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Feb 14th, 2014, 07:21 AM
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Please note that if you pick up the car in Portugal and do not return the car to Portugal, there is usually a high drop off penalty. And some rental companies will do it all.
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Feb 14th, 2014, 08:32 AM
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Ok. Thanks for tip.
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Feb 14th, 2014, 01:32 PM
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If driving taking the Duoro Valley route from Porto towards spain and Salamanca, a sonderful city and then via Leon, also nice to Burgos - bilboa a wslight detour to Salamanca.

There is an overnight train from Lisbon and Port to goes direct to San Sebastia/Donostia - the latter the name preferred bu local Basques over the Spanish occupiers name San Sebastian. then take the Train Eskro commuter train to Hendaye, France and pick up a car there to avoid possible steep dropoff charges like IMDonehere mentions.
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Feb 14th, 2014, 01:33 PM
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BTW if you drive in spain it is a law I believe that if you wear glasses needed to drive you must have a spare pair with you at all times in the car - roadside checks for various things may include this!
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Feb 14th, 2014, 01:55 PM
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if you're driving, I would suggest Salamanca, Valladolid [don't miss the polychromatic sculpture museum - honestly, it's terrific1] and Burgos.
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Feb 14th, 2014, 02:14 PM
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Yes, as suggested, if driving from Porto, Salamanca and then Burgos would be great stops on the way to San Sebastian.

Probably 3 to 4 hours drive between cities

We were in these cities a few months ago for the first time and loved them.
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Feb 14th, 2014, 09:11 PM
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thanks for the suggestions.
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