Sintra - Cascais Occidental Private TourFriday, 26 September 2014 00:00
Visit Sintra, known for its mysticism and Natural Heritage, as well as for its particular microclimate. The Sierra is heavily wooded, providing for a lush landscape where we can find stately homes and palaces. We propose visits to the following places of interest; the Moorish Castle, the Convent of Capuchos, Sintra National Palace, the Palace of Monserrate, and finally, the Palace of Pena, where one can walk many paths to take-in the breath-taking views. Lunch can be taken in the village where there is also numerous gift shops, allowing for the purchase of lasting memories
In contrast to the intimacy of Sintra, we then move onto Cabo da Roca, the most westerly point of Europe, characterised by it steep cliffs, battered by the Atlantic Ocean. Luís Vaz de Camões, the celebrated Portuguese poet described this place as being... “Where the land ends and the sea begins...”
The next stop on our tour is Cascais, a fishing village of outstanding beauty, with its rich architectural heritage, recognized by its proximity to the sea. There are numerous terraces and esplanades with Atlantic views, as well as streets selling gifts, handicrafts and souvenirs to take home. Following the coast road to Lisbon, we make a final stop in Estoril, to visit its fabulous gardens and Casino. Return to Lisbon.
Évora Wine Private TourFriday, 26 September 2014 00:00
This charming tour starts in Lisbon, where you begin traveling to the southern part of the country, Alentejo. The visit begins with the beautiful medieval city of Évora, the historical center in Alto Alentejo, an area which has been declared world cultural heritage by UNESCO in 1986, and where you can visit monuments like: The Catederal, Roman Temple, Church of St. Francisco and its bones chapel Then we drive to Herdade do Esporão at Reguengos de Monsaraz ... upon arrival you will have an amazing view of this large real estate of 600 hect of vineyards, with emphasis to the Tower of Esporão dating from the year 1267 and where we found a lovely Chapel of Our Lady of Remédios . You can enjoy your lunch here, since it has a friendly local atmosphere and is known for its excellent cuisine and for producing the world`s finest wines. Original products of the land of Esporão offer a perfect combination of modern and traditional cuisine of Alentejo. We continue our journey to Monsaraz, another walled town that not only kept the essence of times past where schist protects the white houses, but also has one of the most precious sights on the largest artificial lakes in Europe, the Alqueva.