This palace combines features from the Moorish, Gothic and Manueline styles, in keeping with the different constructions added to the original building. Of this building there still remains the Arab Room (lined with unusual and magnificent azulejos, although these represent only a small part of the collection of azulejos to be found throughout the building). Many of the rooms have been named after the paintings on their ceilings, such as the Swans Room, the Room of the Sirens, the Magpie Room or the Room of the Coats of Arms. The conical chimneys visible on the outside of the building are the most characteristic feature of the town of Sintra.
Cascais is a lively, cosmopolitan place which retains a certain aristocratic atmosphere. It is worth a walk along its streets, with their excellent quality shops, or spending some time relaxing on one of its numerous belvederes. A natural curiosity on the way out of Cascais is the Boca do Inferno (Hell's Mouth), a recess of the coast surrounded by craggy rocks and caves, providing a fantastic spectacle when the sea dashes against them on stormy days.
Lisbon - Sintra - Cascais - Estoril - Lisbon
Your private Chauffeur will pick you up from your hotel or cruise ship port (Note: that the chauffeur for this day is not an official guide so the clients will be taken right to all the monuments, but the clients will have to enter the monuments to visit on their own without the chauffeur). Start the day by visiting Sintra with it's fabulous Royal Palace (Closed on Wednesdays) & old quarter. Continue on stopping to visit Cabo de Roca (the westernmost point in Continental Europe). Then stop in Cascais for a walk along the harbor. We have reserved a table for your lunch at a recommended restaurant. We will also pass through other towns like Estoril,etc. Return to Lisbon. Your chauffeur will take you to your Hotel or cruise ship and say the final goodbye.
Notes: Prices above are per person based on 6 people traveling. This tour is available for as little as 2 people, inquire for exact prices. When you book your vacation, an agreement is made between you, our company and others who provide services. Upon request we can provide you with our general terms and conditions governing the provision of these holidays. A non-refundable upfront initial deposit of 200 Euros is due within 7 days of the initial booking request. Final payment is due 45 days before the tour departure. Within 45 day full payment is due upon booking request. All prices, itinerary etc. listed are subject to change without notice. No unused portion of the vacation can be refunded. Cancellation penalties apply & change fees after booking is confirmed, refer to our general terms Please inquire for pre or post tour add-ons/ hotel stays.
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