This tour will take you on a discovery path of the magic of Portuguese castles from medieval times to the romanticism period. Sintra will be the first visiting area. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the capital of romanticism in Portugal, just 16 miles from Lisbon, Sintra has housed the royal family’s summer palaces since the 14th century. You will have the option to visit one of these royal Palaces of Sintra. Should you have a sweet tooth, you must taste the traditional pastries.
One hundred km north of Sintra, our tour will reach Obidos, a charming medieval village within defense walls. Here you can taste the typical liqueur of the region, the “Ginja”, served in a dark chocolate cup. Obidos is the best example of medieval villages in Portugal. As we enter its walls, we travel back in time, as we walk the ancient stone alleys, facing houses with their white washed secular facades, the ever-active trade and the countless churches built over the centuries.
Whether you choose a single-day or a multi-day tour, you will always be driven in the comfort of our Mercedes-Benz vehicles and escorted by our certified professional driver/guides.
| Total Cost in €: Euros
|2People: 270€ (135€ per person)|
|3People: 282€ (94€ per person)|
|4People: 292€ (73€ per person)|
|5People: 310€ (62€ per person)|
|6People: 324€ (54€ per person)|
|7People: 343€ (49€ per person)|
|8People: 352€ (44€ per person)|
|9 or more passengers please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org|
Private and exclusive
Up to 8 hours
Place designated by you in accordance with Premiere Tours
Sintra is without a doubt one of the most extraordinary places in Portugal. Its microclimate transforms this small town situated on the slopes of the mountain range “Serra de Sintra” next to the Atlantic, into a major attraction for visitors who go there to admire its famous castles and palaces or simply taste the traditional food, pastries and sweets. And let’s not forget the souvenir shops selling typical local items. We will stop in the historic center where you can taste the famous “travesseiros” and “queijadas” at the Piriquita Pastry Shop and explore the narrow cobbled streets of the most romantic town in Portugal. Time to visit one of these palaces: Sintra national palace, Pena palace , Quinta da Regaleira , palace of Monserrate (optional visit)
If you wish to take lunch time, your guide can recommend restaurants in or around Sintra.
Obidos, an ancient Roman city that continued flourishing even after the fall of the empire due to the huge commercial activity through the sea port. During the Middle Ages, a wall was built around it after its conquest from the Moors by the first king of Portugal, Afonso I. Obidos is the best example of the medieval village in Portugal. We go back in time as we walk through this walled town, with its narrow cobblestone alleys, houses with secular facades painted in white, a lively commercial area, and a number of churches that were built throughout the centuries. We get the sensation of the battles fought here for every square foot of land. We won’t leave without tasting the famous “Ginga de Obidos”, a local sweet liquor served on a small chocolate cup.
A private tour with an accredited professional driver/guide, exclusively at your disposal, who will accompany you on visits to monuments and other places of interest whenever possible, (in certain areas of the city, car parking is not available or not allowed in which case the driver/guide will drop you off and schedule a time with you for pick-up, back at the same place of drop-off).
The start and ending of the tour will always be at a place designated by you, in accordance to the agreement previously established between you and Premiere Tours .
This tour is completely personalized. If you wish to change our suggestions of places to visit with others chosen by you, we will gladly do our best to accommodate your choices or options.