Sintra - Cabo da Roca - Cascais - Estoril
Full Day (8 hours) From 220€
The magnificent town of Sintra is all magical and full of splendor - a romantic kingdom where majestic palaces, a castle of fairy tales, regal estates and fascinating mansions emerge amid lush hills and forests.
Characterized by its singular charm and serenity, the town of Sintra offers stunning scenery with its vast rocky mountain range, dense vegetation and pristine beaches. For five centuries, Portuguese royalty used its sumptuous mansions and luxury properties as summer homes to enjoy the fresh air and the refreshing microclimate of the mountain, escaping the city heat. In times described by the English poet Lord Byron as a "Glorious Eden", this dreamlike and fantastic land continues to attract great writers and filmmakers, who find inspiration both in the incomparable beauty of Sintra and in its legends and history.
The historic center of Sintra is an open-air museum filled with magnificent treasures such as the luxurious gardens, the 18th century Capuchin Convent, the Monserrate Park and several museums.
The National Palace is in the historical center, impressive monument, known for being the only royal palace of the country, of medieval origin, which remains intact. The splendid combination of styles - Moorish, Gothic and Manueline - as well as its richly ornamented rooms, Oriental tiles, delicate paintings, antique furniture and beautiful tapestries are well worth a visit to this palace. However, the most notorious features of this monument are the two tall conical chimneys - a true landmark in the misty air of Sintra.
Snaking along one of the peaks of the mountain, stands the Castle of the Moors, dating back to the VIII-XIX centuries and is a testament to Portugal's past. Conquered by King D. Afonso Henriques in 1147 and restored by order of King Ferdinand II in 1839, this colossal military structure remained preserved over time. Note the austere towers, the original cistern and the castle's extraordinary battlements, from which you can admire wonderful panoramic views over the city.
The eccentric Palácio da Pena, one of the former libraries of the Sintra landscape, is considered one of the most original architectural masterpieces in Portugal. It reminiscent of a palace of fairy tales and displays a fusion of Gothic, Manueline, Moorish and Indian styles. It dates back to the 19th century and is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, containing a series of exotic turrets, bastions and pastel domes, windows with carefully crafted frames and glittering pinnacles. Built by King Ferdinand II and Queen Mary for the purpose of creating an idyllic retreat for royalty, this romantic palace houses Victorian-style rooms, trompe-d'oeils, royal furniture and beautifully manicured gardens. which until then had fallen, ceased, and the people's clothes were miraculously dry.
The fishing village of Cascais, with its splendid white sand beach, countless shops and charming shopping streets and cosmopolitanism, the fishing village of Cascais has reinvented itself and has become a refined seaside resort and one of the most sophisticated hotels in the Lisbon area.
The town, located a few kilometers from the mouth of the Tagus, is nestled between the sunny bay of Cascais and the majestic Sintra Mountains. It displays a delightfully maritime and exquisite atmosphere, attracting visitors all year long.
Cascais was once an elegant summer retreat of the Portuguese monarchy during the 19th century and a haven for European royalty during World War II thanks to the neutral status of the country. Over time, this peculiar atmosphere has changed and the city has become a refined culture center with a vibrant nightlife and an enviable quality of life. However, the splendor and icons of its maritime apogee were maintained until today, through the elegant lighthouses, fortresses and the Citadel of the seventeenth century.
Largo de Camões marks the historic center of Cascais and is one of the favorite areas for locals and tourists alike. Its lively atmosphere, created by the numerous bars and restaurants, turns the square into a charming and unforgettable place in the city - a special place to go out at night! If you are close by, take Rua Direita, the city's main shopping street, where you will find beautiful shops and street vendors. Nearby there are also small shopping centers, and the famous Cascais fairs are excellent opportunities to purchase handicrafts and good bargains.
We visit the Serra de Sintra and the Natural Park of Sintra Cascais, on the way to the most western point of continental Europe, Cabo da Roca, at 140 m altitude. Always next to the coast, we will pass by the beautiful beach of the Guincho and we will arrive at the village of Cascais, place of summer of the royal family and aristocracy since the 19th century known for its bay where still today are fishing boats. After a leisurely walk, we will pass by the Estoril village, where it is the largest casino in Europe. We will take a panoramic road, always next to the coast, passing by Estoril, where is the largest casino in Europe. Continuing we will see where the Tagus River meets the Atlantic Ocean, until we reach Lisbon, where we will leave you at your hotel.
1/2 PAX = 220€
3/4 PAX = 250€
5/6 PAX = 300€
7/8 PAX = 370€
Map (Latitude: 38.7128792, Longitude: -9.1388917)