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See the main points of Lisbon and Sintra on this private day tour. Travel in a private vehicle with a guide who will take you to the viewpoint of Parque Eduardo XVII and continue on Avenida da Liberdade, Rossio, Belém, Cascais and Sintra. When you arrive in Sintra, be amazed by the famous Pena Palace. This tour is ideal for people who don’t have a lot of time to spend in Lisbon, but want to make the most of their time.
Start your sightseeing excursion with hotel pickup and board an air-conditioned vehicle destined for Lisbon’s top sights.
First stop at Eduardo VII Park, the largest park in central Lisbon. It was baptized in 1903 in honor of Great Britain’s King Edward VII, who had visited Lisbon to reaffirm the bonds of friendship between the 2 countries. Make your way to Róssio and Avenue da Liberdade. Receive a historical overview of the city from your guide before absorbing sweeping city vistas from a viewpoint.
The Praça Dom Pedro IV is the main central square of Lisbon and the true heart of the city. The Portuguese take pride in their great square with its nauseating stone paving, grand fountains and statue of (supposedly) Dom Pedro IV. Lisbon revolves around Rossio, it is here that the students come to sing, workers to protest and tourists to drink overpriced coffee. Praça Dom Pedro is often referred simply to its much older name of Rossio.
This monument is a must-see place in Lisbon. You can witness the beauty and the grandiosity of this building, and also learn the History associated with it. On the right bank of the Tagus River rests the image of the prow of a caravel (the ship used by the Portuguese navigators), with the shield of Portugal on both sides and the sword of the Real Casa de Avis (Royal House of Avis). This sculpture measures about 50 meters.
Mosteiro dos Jerónimos is the most popular monument in Portugal. It’s King Manuel I tribute to the great explorers of the 15th century (which includes the sea route to India founded by Vasco da Gama in 1498). We’ll not only learn about the Portuguese maritime discoveries, but we’ll also visit the church where Vasco da Gama is buried (we won’t go inside the monastery, but we'll visit the church).
Continue to Belém Tower which was strategically built on the north bank of the Tagus River between 1514 and 1520, in order to protect Lisbon from attack. One of the jewels of architecture from the reign of King Manuel I, it was also inscribed by UNESCO in 1983.
Then, settle into your private car and venture to Cascais, a postcard-perfect beach town north of Lisbon. In the 19th century, Cascais became a favorite summer destination of the European aristocracy and noble families for its idyllic location and a pleasant climate. Stop in the elegant resort town of Cascais, a once quiet fishing village that was discovered by the European nobility for its idyllic setting.
One of the most marvelous views in whole Portugal – the westernmost point of Continental Europe “Cabo da Roca”. We will pass through the wonderful Sintra National Park until arriving at Cabo da Roca, the most western point of continental Europe that was mentioned by our acclaimed Luís de Camões as the place "Where the earth ends and the sea begins." It is a place of natural beauty, with imposing cliffs of 150 meters high.
A few centuries ago, there was a fort that played an important role in the defense of Lisbon and the third oldest lighthouse on the Portuguese coast is still here in operation. Here the landscape is breathtaking and absolute bliss for photography lovers.
Finally, go to Sintra and See the former summer residence of the country’s monarchy and tour the famous Pena Palace. Admire stunning views and beautiful scenery. Enjoy a drive through Sintra Natural Park, and at the top of the mountain visit the Pena Palace. After poking around the palace, enjoy some free time to wander around Sintra at your leisure.
When you've had your fill of sights, your guide will drop you off back at your Lisbon hotel.