Lisbon/ Sintra / Cascais/ Estoril / Lisbon
A few hours to discover Lisbon, first of all we will visit the Belem quarter where you will find the most beautiful and historical monuments from the 15th and 16th centuries. A brief stop at the Belem Tower (Torre de Belem) - World Heritage by UNESCO - , point of departure of some of the Portuguese maritime explorations; and on the Monument to the Discoveries (Padrao dos Descobrimentos), built to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the "death" of Prince Henry the Navigator. Then we visit the Church of S. Jerome Monastery (Mosteiro dos Jeronimos) - World Heritage by UNESCO - a masterpiece of the "Manueline" style. Along the river we arrive at Alfama, an old and traditional district, where we will have the opportunity to walk in its narrow streets. Then we will pass by the downtown (Baixa) to admire the most important squares of Lisbon such as the monumental Trade Square (Praca do Comercio); Rossio Square, the heart of Lisbon and the symbolic Restauradores Square. Then we drive along the Liberdade Avenue, the "boulevard" of Lisbon, to finish at Marques de Pombal Square, admiring the statue of the 18th-century Portuguese statesman responsible for Lisbon reconstruction after one of the most deadliest earthquakes in History, the 1755 Lisbon Earthquake. Free time for lunch. We invite you to discover this charming region and site of the royal family summer residence. We will spend some free time whether discovering the handicraft stores or the famous sweets of Sintra. We then head onto Cabo da Roca (the most westerly point of Europe) before continuing along the coast, passing by the famous Guincho beach until arriving at Cascais. Highlights of the town include the Boca do Inferno wave feature and the magnificent panorama over Cascais Bay and the adjoining coastline. On the way back to Lisbon, we pass by Estoril, home to the famous Casino and its lovely gardens.