Today your Portugal city & country luxury tour has you following the beautiful Portuguese coastline to Sintra and Cascais. Sintra is a gorgeous little mountain city, verdant and graceful with stunning palaces and gardens, including the one and only Palacio da Pena. This extraordinary fairytale-like 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 visit this unique, historical site; its gardens (from where it is best to observe the architecture of the Palace) are lush and romantic. Afterwards, explore the windy, mountainous city streets of Sintra, taking in its incredible Old World architecture, the breathtaking Moorish Castle and lastly the Monastery dos Capuchos.
Following your morning in Sintra, 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 lunch, why not stretch your legs by strolling the cobblestone sidewalks of this quaint place, admiring the traditional tile-work on the buildings and maybe peeking into some 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 in your Portugal city & country luxury tour Personal Travel Journal.
Tour in a nutshell: Private guided visit to Palacio da Pena in Sintra. Visit to Cascais, including a seafood lunch with wine. Overnight Lisbon.