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Come and visit Sintra, a land of multiple charms, full of history and legends, where luxuriant nature and fairytale architecture abounds. Sintra of the romantics, of the poets and painters, of kings and aristocrats, and of breathless landscapes where the hilltops beckon one to its magnificent sights.
On the way to Sintra we get to know the coast of Estoril and the beautiful aristocratic village of Cascais.
On our way from Lisbon to Sintra we take in the scenery alongside the waters of the river Tagus, getting to know Estoril and beautiful Cascais, an aristocratic village where the Royal Family used to spend the summer. We walk through the typical streets of the village and see its beaches and beautiful bay and then visit the fortification of the Cidadela de Cascais, where we are introduced to one of the early defences of the Tagu - the Fort of Nossa Senhora da Luz, and the Tower of Santo António de Cascais.
Following the rugged Atlantic coast to Guincho, we come across a landscape of rare beauty, with great views of the Sintra hills, the beaches and the sand dunes that invade the road. It is here that we come across the well-known surf beach of Guincho.
The Serra de Sintra is a range of hills that start in the East at the site of the village of the same name, where the silhouette of the Pena Palace stands out on top of the hills, also home to numerous mansions and the Moorish castle, before ending to the West in the cliffs of Cabo da Roca.
Next, leaving Guincho beach behind us, we cross the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park and end up at the mythical Cabo da Roca, the western-most point of Continental Europe.
After a lunch break in a local restaurant, whose menu can be chosen during the trip, we continue to Sintra in search of its beauty and history.
Arriving at the village, we will first admire the beautiful and luxuriant landscape that surrounds the medieval centre from a privileged viewpoint. We then visit the historic centre to discover its medieval streets, the Vila Palace and the Regaleira mansionand the eclectic architecture of the hilltop Moorish Castle. We also taste its typical pastry - "queijadas" and "travesseiros".
As we do not have time to visit all the monuments during our full day tour, we advise our clients not to miss the visit to the Pena Palace, which is a monument of great architectural significance, surrounded by beautiful landscape, with close links to the life of the last Portuguese monarchs. The Palace is one of the great symbols of romanticism in Portugal.
As an option, it is also possible to visit the following monuments (the prior purchase of the tickets can be made with the reservation of the Tour, in order to guarantee a better use of time):
On returning to Lisbon you have an opportunity to admire the Baroque/Rococo architecture of the Queluz Palace, the Versailles of Portugal.