- Sailing trip
- Lisbon and Sintra GPS tracks
- Accommodations: 4 star hotel.
Spend 5 days and 4 nights in our selected lodgings in unique places. At a very accessible price we offer you carefully chosen accommodations and the necessary support to decide the best way to use your time. Walking or cycling, alone or guided, with friends or in family, doing sports or cultural and gastronomic activities, plan your holidays in total freedom, taking advantage of the full range of options at your disposal. We will be always with you with our 24 hr support line.
The lodge and surroundings: The hotel is located at only 10 minutes from Lisbon downtown, close to the Ancient Art National Museum and to the Lapa district. Once an old Carmelite convent dated of the 17th century, the hotel surprises the guests with the matisse blue of the walls which greets you at arrival and the stone staircase leading you to a city garden terrace. This small historic boutique hotel offers an extremely personalized and dedicated service with the solely goal of providing unique experiences for their guests in Lisbon. Latest refurbished in 2003 this small boutique hotel interiors surprises once again the guests with the contemporary lines, timeless, recreating the elements of 17th century architecture.
Culture and Traditions: Who never heard of Amália, Lisbon’s queen of fado? Fado is Lisbon, is the narrow old quarters, is its people... past, present and future... From the old days, voices like Maria da Fé, Maria Severa, Carlos do Carmo and Cidália Pereira came together with new talents and new forms of expression brought by Camané, Mísia, Mariza and Mafalda Arnauth, among many others. Lisbon’s architecture has undergone many influences and changes. Due to the communications with great part of the world for over 800 years, it is clear to see around Portugal, buildings that could have been built by French, Arab or Brazilian people, but always faithful to the Portuguese nature and culture.
Day 1: Arrival day. Transfer from the airport to the Hotel (approx. 30 min).
Day 2: Lisboa. Visit to Lisboa. We suggest you to try Lisbon on a different way. Why not cycling through some of the 7 hills of Lisbon, while enjoy the surrounding heritage buildings. You probably think that cycling in Lisboa is not the easiest thing to do, but we created an itinerary that will take you to the most important sites in Lisboa in a relaxed and enjoyable ride.
Day 3: Lisboa from the Tejo river. In the morning we will sail on Tejo river. We will take you on a wonderful and unforgettable trip on the Tejo river. It’s a great opportunity to see Lisbon from a different perspective. We will sail along the northern shore of the river to Belém Tower and back. We’ll have the chance to see all the main monuments and understand how the city is distributed in the 7 hills landscape.
In the afternoon visit the Lisboa downtown that has been the heart of the social, commercial and spiritual life of the city and the old quarter of Alfama, sitting on the hill facing the river, where its population maintains a unique lifestyle and sense of community, conditioned by urban density and narrow streets. You also have the chance to visit the Jerónimos Monastery and the Belém Tower.
The Jerónimos Monastery is usually referred to as the “jewel” of the Manueline style. This exclusive Portuguese style combines architectural elements from the Gothic and from the Renaissance periods, joining them with a royal and naturalist symbology, that makes it unique and honourable. The Belém Tower was built in the Age of the Discoveries (when defending the city was of paramount importance) in tribute to the patron saint of the city, Saint Vicente.
Day 4: Walking Sintra. Today we will visit Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sintra’s mountains location close to the ocean creates a densely forested landscape. Chalets and villas of wealthy Lisbon families line the road as you drive to the crest of the Serra de Sintra to the Pena Palace. Visit this beautiful palace built in the middle of the 19th century in many architectural styles and painted in bright colours.
Walking trail in Sintra area. If you feel like walking through ancient trails to mountain top castles, palaces and convents, ruins and breath taking rocky outcrops we can take you in some beautiful walking trails in the area. The lush forest of Sintra will be a strong presence in these trails and its mystical power will transport you to an enchanted world.
Day 5: Departure. Transfer from the hotel to the airport (approx. 30 min).
Also see tour packages in:
Europe Portugal Local Culture Sightseeing Boating and Sailing