Come and discover with us this magnificent town where the kings spent the summer. Sintra, UNESCO HERITAGE SITE, is a beautiful town surrounded by luxuriant mountains and vegetation, where romantic palaces are hidden. In this charming region, you will also admire Europe’s westernmost point (Cabo da Roca) and the impressive Guincho Beach. Driving along the coast you can stop at the incredible Boca do Inferno before reachingthe Cosmopolitan Cascais. While in Sintra, you will have free time to discover the small shops of old town and try the delicious local pastry: queijadas and travesseiros.
You can either choose to join a regular tour (information hereunder) or decide for a private tour. If you decide for a private tour you can tailor made your experience. Enjoy a delicious fish or seafood lunch by the sea or taste the unique wines at Colares. If you are a garden lover you cannot miss the Palace and Park of Monserrate, unique example of 19th century eclecticism. The palace is a beautiful mixture of gothic and Indian influences, while the gardens have received species from all around the world, beeing one of the richest Portuguese botanical gardens.
Another suggestion is the visit of the Convento dos Capuchos, a tinny Franciscan convent built on the rocks. Also known as the Cork Convent, many of its walls are covered with cork to isolate from the humidity of the rocks.
Casa das Histórias Museum, in central Cascais is a must if you are an art lover. Pritzker Prize awarded Eduardo Souto Moura designed an original building to house the works of Paula Rego. Next to Cascais is Estoril, another 19th century ícon.
Journey to Sintra & Cascais – Important information:
Departure time: 02h30pm (languages – Portuguese, English, Spanish and Germany).
Departure from: Marquês de Pombal.
Duration: Around 5h.
Inclusions: Guided tour.
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