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Lisbon and Sintra Private Tour

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  • 8 hr

Why not a tour of Lisbon and Sintra in a single day? If you are in Lisbon for a few days and want to make the most of it, this is the perfect tour, since it combines the best of Lisbon and its surroundings. Meet the historic district Alfama where fado was born, take a stroll through the narrow and labyrinthine streets that contrast with the immensity of the Baixa squares, such as Rossio and Praça do Comercio. Then we go to Sintra is UNESCO World Heritage, capital of romanticism, place the royal family’s summer residence. Cabo da Roca the westernmost point of Europe, pass by the beautiful Guincho beach and reach the village of Cascais, known for its bay where fishermen boats are still seen today. The return trip will be made along the coast to Belem, where we will visit the famous quarter of the Portuguese discoveries: Monastery of Jerónimos, Belém Tower and Monument to the Discoveries.

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Lisbon Baixa

Lisbon was the site of the biggest earthquake ever recorded in Europe in 1755, the prime-minister at the time Marquis of Pombal, took on the mission to reconstruct the city center which was completely ruined and devastated due to this catastrophe. And as such, the first modern European city was born: “Baixa Pombalina” with its urban and geometric architectural plan, it became the model used in the construction of other new cities, especially in the New World (for example Manhattan in New York, Chicago city center, etc.) In Baixa we will visit the famous squares “Praça do Comércio” and “Rossio” (statue of the first Emperor of Brazil, D. Pedro I), Rua Augusta (the most important pedestrian street in Portugal, with its famous Arch of Triumph.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Centro Historico de Sintra

Sintra is without a doubt one of the most extraordinary places in Portugal, mainly because of its microclimate that transforms this small town situated on the slopes of the mountain range “Serra de Sintra” and next to the Atlantic into a major attraction for visitors. Admire its famous castles and palaces or simply taste the traditional food, pastries, sweets and souvenir shops selling typical local items. In it´s historic center where you will have time to try the famous “travesseiros” and “queijadas” in the Piriquita Pastry Shop and explore the narrow streets of the most romantic town in Portugal.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Park and National Palace of Pena

The choice of what palace ( or palaces ) to visit its yours, the guide will suggest that it is best for you to visit between; “Quinta da Regaleira”a palace from the XIX. although it seems to be older, with a decoration that impresses, rich in Masonic symbolism, Moorish Castle a testimony of the Islamic presence in the region, built between the 8th and 9th centuries and enlarged after the Reconquest or why not the Palaçio da Pena, a a fantastical and revivalist reconstruction, to the taste of nineteenth-century romanticism, which was owed to the passion and imagination of the artist D. Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg Gotha, consort of D. Maria II.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Farol do cabo da Roca

Roca Cape or “Cabo da Roca” the most western geographical location of Portugal and Continental Europe, surrounded by a mysticism that proves the connection of the Portuguese people to the superstitious and the Catholic religion, surrounded by the Atlantic except for one side, the geological formation is also known among the sites as “The Snout of the Rock”. Some prefer to call it “Promontory of the Moon,” a more poetic name, but one that fits the beauty of the place. With thousands of visitors every year, Roca Cape was mentioned by the Portuguese poet Camoes in “Os Lusíadas”, In his words this was the place “where the Earth ends and the sea begins”, part of the Natural Park of Sintra-Cascais and from there it is possible to put on the shoes and follow the ecological rails of the Serra de Sintra.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Cascais Marina

Free time in Cascais, this old Roman town of fishermen became a well-known beach resort in the 20th century, favorite among the people of Lisbon who come here to enjoy the sun and the sea. Cascais is known internationally for its big nautical events (America’s Cup, Red Bull, FlugTagg), attracting many people from all over the world, whether to visit or live. It is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in all of Europe.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Casino Estoril

Right next to it there´s Estoril, famous for its casino ( largest gambling room in Europe ) and by the fact of the Yan Fleming wrote the first 007 nobel Casino Royale during the 2nd world war from here will get back to Lisbon along road “Marginal” enjoying breathtaking ocean scenery along the coast arriving more precisely in Belem or Bethlehem

Stop At: Torre de Belem

Belem the Lisbon district that personifies the epic of the Portuguese Discoveries with several monuments classified Cultural Patrimony of the Humanity by Unesco such as the Jerónimos Monastery and Torre de Belém of the Manueline style in an urban set unique in the world and also, more modern the Monument of the Discoveries and the Plaza do Imperio complete the sense of grandeur of the times of the Great Portuguese Empire. Wander through the elements that tell the story All this in a pleasant place next to the Tagus River with green spaces and unique atmosphere with marinas and sailing clubs and still a cycle path where the pure air of the sea competes with the beauty of the view. You will not want to miss the Pastels of Bethlehem, this secret and magical recipe that makes us smile.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

Belem the Lisbon district that personifies the epic of the Portuguese Discoveries, with several monuments classified Cultural Patrimony of the Humanity by Unesco. The Portuguese empire became one of the largest empires in all history, the majestic monuments that we find in Belem are a reflection of the golden era in the history of Portugal. Such as Monastery of Jerónimos, Belém Tower, and the Monument to the Discoveries with the statues of the great Portuguese sailors and explorers, Pedro Alvares Cabral, Vasco da Gama among others. The must-visit will be to the famous “Pastéis de Belém”, one of Portugal´s most typical pastries/sweets.

Duration: 30 minutes