Tour Sintra Cascais and Estoril, a visit to the Paradise of the Aristocracy in Portugal with its extremely luxurious Palaces and Farms surrounded by a luxuriant flora due to its micro-climate uncharacteristic, come to know all this on a fantastic day out of Lisbon
Sintra is a testimony of almost every epoch in Portuguese history. And far beyond that, Sintra is a vestige of the very history of mankind.
|PLACE OF DEPARTURE||Hotel / Apartment, Lisbon|
|TIME TO GO||9:00 AM|
|RETURN TIME||Approximately 6:00 p.m.|
The magical and splendid Sintra village, a romantic kingdom full of majestic palaces, fairytale castle`s, and fascinating mansions emerge amidst lush hills and forests, Sintra offers stunning scenery, in a rocky mountain range, dense vegetation and pristine beaches, named the “Monte da Lua” during the Celts period and “Mons Lunae” by the Romans, continues to make thousands of people fall in love for it every year.
For more than five centuries, the Portuguese royal family used its sumptuous mansions and luxury properties as summer homes to enjoy the fresh air and refreshing microclimate of the mountain, escaping the heat of the city, as the English poet Lord Byron described the it the ” Glorious Eden “, Sintra continues to attract great writers and filmmakers, who find inspiration in their beauty as well as their legends and stories.
We will start our Tour Sintra Cascais and Estoril, leaving Lisbon where in a about 15 minutes we reach the Queluz Palace (optional visit), the palace where the Portuguese Royal family were when the French invaded Portugal for that reason they move the capital to Brazil more precisely Rio de Janeiro, and where was born and died Dom Pedro IV of Portugal who simultaneously was Dom Pedro I of Brazil ( firs Brazilian King ).
Its “rococo” architecture style stands out in its fantastic unequal gardens well disguised by the sequence of terraces and galleries with Tuscan columns, topped by a monumental staircase, a strong decoration in statuary clearly inspired by classical and allegorical mythology, connoted the geometric beauty of the hedges of boxwood and polychromatic tiles with the stone and bronze of many of its statues.
Sintra historical Center
Sintra a place with a great concentration of historical monuments and interesting tourist attractions, here we will find more than 10 national monuments, including opulent palaces, ancient ruins and decorative luxurious houses dispersed by the different hills of the region in very challenging pedestrian paths.
Cabo da Roca
The imposing Lighthouse with a height of 165 meters, and built in 1772, from there we will understand how important Atlantic Ocean is, revealing one of the most emblematic places in Portugal, a place of great importance in the period of Maritime expansion.
Boca do Inferno
In days of agitated sea you can observe the waves crashing inside the rocks, a cave that combines its natural beauty with the rough sea, a very beautiful place, where you can enjoy a divine landscape and perhaps one of the best sunsets, being only overshadowed by infrequent suicides committed on its dangerous and unprotected cliff.
Close to Sintra mountain range, Cascais was during the nineteenth century, the chosen spot by the Portuguese royal family for holidays that eventually dragged the nobility, in the historic center, will find many shops and restaurants
Way back to Lisbon along the coast