For five centuries, Portuguese royalty used their sumptuous mansions and luxury properties as summer residences to enjoy the fresh air and the refreshing microclimate of the mountain, escaping the city heat. Once described by the English poet Lord Byron as a “Glorious Eden”, this dreamlike land fantastic continues to attract great writers and filmmakers, who find inspiration both in the incomparable beauty of Sintra and in its legends and history.
Discover Cascais and discover a destination that is both welcoming and surprising, offering an atmosphere of glamor, calm and full nature. A sublime gastronomy, a hospitable and friendly people and a fantastic climate, make this a privileged destination.
Some of the Places you will meet on this tour
Sintra - The magnificent village of Sintra is all magical and full of splendor - a romantic kingdom where majestic palaces, a fairytale castle, royal estates and fascinating mansions emerge amidst lush hills and forests.
Piriquita - The bakery that would later be known as Piriquita was founded in 1862, about 160 years ago, where you must taste the famous typical sweets “Travesseiro de Sintra” and “Queijada de Sintra”.
Palácio Nacional de Sintra - known for being the only royal palace in the country, of medieval origin, which remains intact.
Quinta da Regaleira - Surrounded by lush gardens, lakes, caves and enigmatic constructions, places that hide alchemical meanings.
Palácio da Pena - One of the ex-libris of the Sintra landscape, it is considered one of the most original architectural masterpieces in Portugal.
Cabo da Roca - most western point of the European Continent or, as Luís Vaz de Camões wrote, the place “Where the Earth ends and the sea begins”.
Guincho - The sea, in its full beauty, with an intense blue and wild appearance, is one of the surf paradises.
Restaurants - The sea, in its full beauty, with an intense blue and wild appearance, is one of the surf paradises.
Boca Do Inferno - it is a unique formation in the rocks at the edge of the ocean. It is believed that in the past this place was a cave that with time and the strength of the sea ended up giving way and gave rise to the scenario as it is known today.
Cidadela de Cascais - Former fort to defend the entrance to the Tagus, now converted into an arts district.
Baía de Cascais - A bay of rare beauty where you can still see the typical fishing boats.
Baixa de Cascais - Where the main traditional commerce is located, the bars and the famous Santini ice cream shop.