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.
Witness the Portuguese history revealed in Sintra through its exuberant and unique Palaces and Gardens.For more than five centuries, the Portuguese royal family used its sumptuous mansions and luxury properties as summer homes to enjoy the clean air and refreshing microclimate of the mountain, escaping the heat of Lisbon’s summer, as described by the English poet Lord Byron in his book ” Glorioso Éden ” (Glorious Eden). Sintra continues to attract great writers and filmmakers, who find inspiration in its beauty, as well as in its legends and fables.Visit the 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.
We 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).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. We will take you during our Tour to the typical pastry shop “Piriquita”, a must place for the locals, to taste the famous“Queijadas” and “Travesseiros”.Departing 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)*.Arriving 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.In 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.