This tour is the perfect combination if you are short on time, in just one day you can discover Lisbon and also the World Heritage Site of Sintra and the Estoril Coast.
Start by exploring all the main busy squares of the city that truly transform Lisbon in a European capital. At the top of the highest hill of Lisbon you will find the Castle of Saint George with an astonishing view of Lisbon and the old Moorish quarter of Alfama. Lisbon is nowadays just the capital of Portugal but once it was the center of a huge empire that comprised half of the world! Many of the adventurous discoverers departed from the next area that you will visit: Belem. Along with new thoughts and cultures the Portuguese explorers brought also enough wealth to build the astonishing Jeronimos Monastery and the nearby Tower of Belem. In addition to these monuments the Discoveries monument was erected honoring all of these heroes of the past.
In the afternoon continue to the World Heritage Site of Sintra and wonder through its narrow streets just before heading to the top of the mountain to visit the 19th century extravaganza of King Ferdinand: the Pena Palace in a rare combination of architectural styles and colors.
After the visit of the Pena Palace with all its history it's time to relax in a journey along the coast. Your starting point will be the small historical centre of Cascais where the fishing tradition of the past still subsists. From here you will continue along the coast and the beautiful beaches of Estoril having the Atlantic Ocean as your company until you reach Lisbon.
This tour is operated in a luxury vehicle as you tour the majestic sites of Portugal.Elected by Conde Nast Traveller Magazine as one of the World's 126 Top Travel specialists.
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