TOUR – HALF DAY SINTRA/CASCAIS, LISBON
Departure to Sintra - Portugal Unesco world heritage village, a small delightful town in the forest covered Mountain of Sintra, immortalized as "Glorious Eden" by the World famous poet Lord Byron.
Located about 30 kilometers northwest of Lisbon, there will be a stop near to the Royal Palace of Sintra, a fabulous royal residence of many Portuguese Kings, with wings and halls dating from the 13/14th Centuries.
Sintra is excellent for shopping souvenirs and handicraft, and there will be time at leisure.
Then following the coastline the tour will pass by Guincho Beach, Boca do Inferno (Hell's Mouth) an ocean carved spectacle in rock.
Arriving at the old fishermen village of Cascais that in the 1940's was chosen as residence by exiled European Royalty, a stop will be made by the lovely bay filled with fishing boats.
Time at leisure in Cascais, and return to Lisbon via the Estoril coastal road.
The tour will proceed to the historic Lisbon's borough of Belém where a stop will be made for some pictures. You will have the opportunity to see the Monastery of the Jerónimos (Hieronymite Monks) built in 1502 and the finest example of the Gothic-Naturalist (the ambient decoration named "Manueline").
Then drive along the River Tagus left bank stopping by the Tower of Belém, a 16th Century fortress and by the Monument to the Sea Discoveries.
Departure to the Restaurant where dinner will be served.
Restaurant - Café Luso
Address: Café LUSO
Travessa da Queimada, n.º 10 Bairro Alto
Considered as one of the most famous Fado restaurants in Lisbon, it is located at the bohemian “Bairro Alto” quarter. The restaurant features an excellent Portuguese based gastronomy.
Entertainment is provided by singers and musicians performing the Fado music (a nostalgic yet beautiful music, traditional from Lisbon). Fado is a performance genre incorporating music and poetry widely practised by various communities in Lisbon, it is considered Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
A glance over the Portuguese folklore is also part of the lively entertainment show.