Sintra is the Paradise of the Aristocracy in Portugal with its Palaces and Landscapes surrounded by an exuberant flora; We invite you to experience our Tour of Sintra, Cascais and Estoril coast.Witness the Portuguese history revealed in Sintra through its exuberant and unique Palaces and Gardens.
Palace of QueluzWe will start our “ Sintra Cascais and Estoril Tour” at your hotel, and halfway between Lisbon and Sintra, we stop at the Queluz National Palace, the summer home of the portuguese monarchy until 1755, known for its beautiful gardens and its diversity in architectural styles (Renaissance, Baroque, neoclassic). After the big earthquake of 1755 that devastated the city of Lisbon, it became the permanent residence of the Portuguese royal family until 1808 (1st Napoleon invasion).Historical area of Sintra The enchanted village of… Sintra (world heritage by the UNESCO since 1915), strategically located on the mountain that borders the Atlantic ocean, blessed by a unique microclimate, this is a fairytale land with its innumerable one of a kind palaces, encircled by lush vegetation, and stunning panoramic views. Sintra is so unique. And, since our company’s philosophy is that tourism, is more than visiting beautiful monuments, we think that showing you the local customs of the portuguese natives is also important.Cape of RocaDeparting from Sintra will drive you across the mountain range, towards the Atlantic ocean.We stop at “Cabo da Roca”, the westernmost point in Continental Europe, with its breathtaking landscapes and ocean views.Driving along the coast we’ll arrive at Guincho, a spectacular white sandy beach, with its countless sand dunes and the innumerable shellfish seafront restaurants (one of the many lunch options).Mouth of HellJust before Cascais this is a must stop. Here you will witness the beauty of this incredibly naturally caved crater by the ocean, an interesting cliff formation which someone had given an overly dramatic name of Hell’s Mouth. The ceaseless pounding of the Atlantic Ocean on the cliffs chiselled out a small cave, which subsequently collapsed forming a small bay and natural arch.Bay of CascaisArriving now at the cosmopolitan village of Cascais with its lovely harbor full of small fishing boats. Free time to enjoy this once small fisherman’s village, now lisboners (inhabitants from Lisbon) favorite resort area. Cobblestone sidewalks, local typical shops, good “eat and drink” with the sound of the ocean in the background, you will have a great time visiting Cascais.EstorilIn a matter of minutes we enter Estoril, famous for its casino (largest gambling room in Europe) and the “nest” of spies during the 2nd world war, where Yan Fleming got his inspiration to write the first James Bond book, Casino Royale.Coast ride back to Lisbon