If you have only a day to discover the city, indulge in a private tour of Lisbon combined with a visit to Sintra, a World Heritage town nestled beautifully in an array of hills, and a drive through the breathtaking coastline of Estoril, a popular seaside resort area. This private tour is the perfect combination if you are short on time - in just one day you’ll see the best of coastal Portugal, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your guide.
Meet your guide at your Lisbon hotel and begin your private tour with a drive to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed town of Sintra. Arrive in Sintra and take a stroll through the slender corridors of this charming town. Then, visit the Pena National Palace and admire its colorful and eclectic architecture built in the Romantic-style. Listen as your guide tells the story of King Ferdinand who commissioned its build in the 19th century. After browsing through hundreds of years of history it will be time for lunch and relax. Then take a serene drive through a very special road named "Marginal" by the Portuguese, running always parallel to the white sandy beaches, this is the famous Estoril Coast, which will take you back to the city of Lisbon. Enjoy an afternoon soaking up its historical squares and famous monuments. Start in Lisbon’s famous district of Belém and learn about its important role in Portugal’s navigation and discovery history. In Belém, hear about Lisbon’s colonial roots as the capital city of an empire that once controlled half the world. See the Monument to the Discoveries, and hear about its construction in 1960 to commemorate 500 years since the passing of Henry the Navigator. Then, stroll to the UNESCO-listed Jerónimos Monastery and the 16th century Tower of Belém. Learn how these monuments honor the Portuguese explorers who crossed oceans to discover new lands. Then, you'll discover the historical centre of Lisbon, discover the Castle of Saint George which sits atop the tallest hill in Lisbon. Capture panoramic views of the old Moorish district of Alfama while you gaze out towards the Tagus River. Afterward, return to your Lisbon hotel.