So, when I started to plan my trip, I used Autoeurope to coordinate cities/rental companies for a one way rental from Caldas de la Raina to Braga. I went all the way thru the transaction up to payment because I wanted my accommodations in place before I booked a rental. Today, I went back to book, and apparently, a booking isn't finalized when submitted and paid for until Autoeurope has reviewed it. Turns out that even though an option came up with Europcar, the office at Caldas won't do the one-way rental. There aren't a lot of car rental options between Lisbon and about Coimbra. We always try to avoid driving in large cities.
I would say this is mostly my fault. If you read everything on the site it does say there is a 24 hour review period. I have rented many times in Europe with Autoeurope and this has never come up. The rental, usually one way within one country, has always been approved.
I have the whole itinerary planned with inns booked. Roughly, this is my itinerary for my almost 4 week trip:
Sintra (pick up car in Caldas after visiting Obidos)
Batalha (day trips)
Braga (return car, train to Porto)
Porto(train to Lisbon)
So, I basically, I need transportation from Sintra/Obidos/Caldas to Braga.
An option, would be to pick up a car on the EDGE of Lisbon and then return to Braga, or I guess the EDGE of Porto.
Any ideas welcome. I have looked at public transportation to cover that area and that's why I was looking at car rental. I am happy with my itinerary and would really hate to change it.