Meet your guide at your Lisbon hotel and begin your private tour with a drive to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed town of Sintra. Arrive in Sintra and take a stroll through the slender corridors of this charming town. Then, visit the Pena National Palace and admire its colorful and eclectic architecture built in the Romantist-style. Listen as your guide tells the story of King Ferdinand who commissioned its build in the 19th century.
Next, take a serene drive to the banks of the Estoril Coast towards the lovely town of Cascais. Rich with fishing tradition, see how this cute town preserves its past heritage. Then, take a leisurely drive to the rocky shoreline of the Estoril Coast. Discover spectacular golden beaches and glimpse over the vibrant Atlantic Ocean.
From here, return to Lisbon to enjoy an afternoon soaking up its historical squares and famous monuments. Start by heading to the commanding Castle of Saint George which sits atop the tallest hill in Lisbon. Capture panoramic views of the old Moorish district of Alfama while you gaze out towards the Tagus River.
Continue down the hill to Lisbon’s famous district of Belém and learn about its important role in Portugal’s navigation and discovery history. In Belém, hear about Lisbon’s colonial roots as the capital city of an empire that once controlled half the world. See the Monument to the Discoveries, and hear about its construction in 1960 to commemorate 500 years since the passing of Henry the Navigator. Then, stroll to the UNESCO-listed Jerónimos Monastery and the 16th century Tower of Belém. Learn how these monuments honor the Portuguese explorers who crossed oceans to discover new lands. Afterward, return to your Lisbon hotel.