A busy sightseeing day starts when we leave the capital of Portugal to find ourselves in the Great Lisbon area. It is worth seeing where the Tagus River flows into the Atlantic Ocean, enjoy its power and strength. On our way, we will view ancient sea fortresses, lighthouses, beaches, small coves with colourful fishing boats, royal palaces and will get acquainted with the picturesque resort towns of Estoril and Cascais. This is the “Lisbon Riviera“, as the locals call it, where the sun shines 360 days a year and there are always many beach lovers! But in the past, it was a favourite place of European royal families and nobles. Many celebrities stayed in Estoril and Cascais. Some of them visited the Estoril Casino, others rushed to the Estoril circuit, where the competitions in the Formula 1 class were held, the third left their luxury yachts in the Cascais yacht club, to play golf or participate in the run of retro cars. Next is a small stop near the impressive place – Hell’s Mouth (Boca do Inferno) for bright photos. The road goes along the rocky cliffs, the conserved area with an amazing natural landscape and another interesting stop on the unique beach of Guincho, which is covered with sand dunes and is an ideal place for surfing and kitesurfing. The Cape Roca, or the Rocky Cape, where every tourist dreams to get, always meets guests in different ways, depending on the mood. It can be windy, and sometimes completely calm. It is difficult to predict the weather at the cape, but the main thing for the traveller is impressions that will last a lifetime! Just imagine: to visit the edge of the earth! The spot where the land ends and the sea begins …. An indescribable state, a sense of freedom and joy awaits all those who visit the Cape Roca!
The last stop on this tour is Sintra. “Pearl” of Portugal and the former royal residence, which overflows with history and is shrouded in mystery … It was Sintra as a noble lady, who many poets, artists and writers admired, and Lord Byron called it ” Paradise on the Earth”. There are luxurious royal palaces, villas of the richest people of the time, a Moorish fortress and wonderful gardens with exotic trees and plants. We will visit the most interesting and memorable sights of the city:
The royal Pena palace, which is in the Sintra Mountains, simply shocks with its architecture, flowers and park. Sure! After all the construction of the palace took place in the Age of Romanticism! The Pena was built in 1840 by the Saxon prince Ferdinand Goth, the husband of the Portuguese Queen Mary II. Seeing such an unusual structure, you will have associations with the palace of Sleeping Beauty from Disneyland: the same bright colours, quaint decorations of the building, turrets, figures of unknown animals and terraces… It is one of the most beautiful palaces in the world and the most visited in Portugal.
Quinta da Regaleira is a mysterious place that attracts lovers of esotericism, nature, history and religion. It is a huge territory with a majestic palace in the style of neo-manueline, with an exotic park, underground passages, grottoes and waterfalls, which was conceived as a paradise. But the most impressive on the territory of the estate is the inverted tower under the ground, “Well of the Beginnings”, where you will to descend to enable a symbolic revival of your soul!
Car and walking tour, duration: 8 hours
- What Will You DoWe are going to:
- Devil’s Mouth
- Cape Roca
- Pena Palace
- Quinta da Regaleira
- Guincho Beach
- What To ExpectThe day will be fully dedicated to the "royal neighborhoods" of Lisbon. A lot of monuments of culture and architecture of different epochs are concentrated in Sintra.
- What Is Included- Guide
- Business class car with a driver
- Tour starts and ends at your hotel/apartment
- Fully customized
- Insurance for all passengers
- What Is Not Included- Entrance tickets
- Gratitudes (optional)