The gorgeous little mountain city of Sintra is where our chauffeur escorts you today. Verdant and graceful with stunning palaces and gardens, including the one and only Palacio da Pena. This extraordinary palace was built in the 1840’s for Queen Maria II by her husband, emulating the castles of Ludwig from Bavaria. You will meet your guide at the palace and will together visit this unique, historical site. Afterwards explore the windy, mountainous city streets, incredible Old World European architecture, the breathtaking Moorish Castle and lastly the Monastery dos Capuchos.
Following the amazing tour you will continue your journey to Cascais, an old Portuguese fishing-town, now considered a high-end district. Here we have arranged a delicious, elegant and typical Portuguese lunch with wine. After this delicious meal you may like to stretch your legs by strolling the cobblestone sidewalks of this quaint place, admiring the traditional tile-work on the buildings and maybe indulging at designer boutiques. We suggest a visit to the Museu Condes de Castro Guimarães, a pretty little museum, which is housed in a historic villa with gardens, featuring an array of tapestries, paintings, furniture and art. As always, we have many fantastic suggestions for you to experience the best of Portuguese food and wine for dinner, located in your Luxury Lisbon Getaway Travel Journal.
Tour in a nutshell: Private guided visit to Palacio da Pena in Sintra. Visit to Cascais. Overnight Lisbon.