Tour Sintra Cascais and Estoril, a visit to the Paradise of the Aristocracy in Portugal with its extremely luxurious Palaces surrounded by a luxuriant flora due to its uncharacteristic micro-climate, come and witness yourself.
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.
COST OF THIS PRIVATE TOUR
|2 People – 210€||6 People – 280€|
|3 People – 230€||7 People – 300€|
|4 People – 240€||8 People – 320€|
|5 People – 260€|
- Children up to 3 years old: Free
- Children aged from 4 to 10 years old: 50% Discount
|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 in Portugal, 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, you have to visit it…
Sintra the place you can not miss on your visit to Portugal, just 30 minutes from Lisbon (about 20 kilometers), be sure to visit, for sure you will not regret.
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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 “, therefore Sintra continues to attract great writers and filmmakers from allover the world, who find inspiration in their beauty as well as their legends and stories.
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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 living when the Napoleon troops invaded Portugal, for that reason the Portuguese royal family move the capital to Brazil more precisely Rio de Janeiro, in this palace 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 therefore clearly inspired by classical and allegorical mythology, connoted the geometric beauty of the hedges of boxwood and polychromatic tiles in stone and bronze of many of its statues.
Sintra historical Center
Now its time to enjoy the center of Sintra, with its narrow streets and tiny alleys. In the Sintra historic center, there are countless Portuguese handicraft shops, as well as the famous Sintra local pastry “Travesseiros” at Piriquita bakery, free time to enjoy this wonderful place.
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.
Your guide will help you to decide which Palace to visit between; Pena Palace, Monserrate Palace, the Masonic Quinta da Regaleira (with its original well), if you want something more Medieval, maybe the Moorish Castle the choice is yours according to your curiosity, we suggest the visit to a maximum of two palaces, since this tour lasts approximately 8 hours and visiting two palaces could jeopardize visiting other places here described.
Cabo da Roca
Then our Tour Sintra Cascais and Estoril will takes us along the beautiful Sintra mountain range towards Cascais by Colares, a must stop to visit Cabo da Roca (westernmost point of the European continent), “where Earth ends and the Sea begins ” written in “Os Lusíadas,” (Canto VIII) by Luis de Camoes, the most important Portuguese Poet of all times.
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
It is a must the visit to “Boca do Inferno“, where we can easily understand the magnificence of this place, with the erosion exerted by the strong action of the rain containing dissolved carbon dioxide, causes the carbonate to dissolve and through this process, cavities and caves are formed inside the limestones, with a fall of the upper layers of the cave was destroyed, leaving a large cavity.
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.
Then we will arrive at Cascais on our Tour Sintra Cascais and Estoril, with its beautiful bay, today a very pleasant place to live or even for short vacations, full of small fishing boats, free time to explore the village, so recognized that it attracts thousands every year.
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
Estoril, the scene of espionage during World War II, where Yan Fleming lived the esteemed writer of the books that gave birth to 007 where one can dazzle the immense properties as well as the Casino of Estoril (considered the largest in Europe).