This tour combines two different periods in Europe: the 19 century romanticism (Sintra) and the 18 century Baroque (Mafra).
We will start in Sintra, World Heritage, capital of romanticism. Its micro-climate is behind the exuberant vegetation that was often praised by romantic poets of the nineteenth century, namely Lord Byron. You will have the opportunity to visit various Palaces of Sintra and to taste the traditional pastries.
Next… Mafra. A few kilometres away, where we will visit the most important Portuguese Baroque monument. The National Palace of Mafra was built in the 18th century by King D. Joao V. There are those who claim that it was a promise he made in the name of the offspring, he would get from Queen D. Maria Ana of Austria. Its construction is also the subject of “Memorial do Convento”, a book written by the Portuguese Nobel Prize winner, Jose Saramago. We will visit the library, the infirmary, the hospital, the convent and the basilica with its atrium decorated with Italian sculptures and a set of six organs, unique in the world.
Let us drive you in the comfort of a Mercedes-Benz vehicle, with AC and WiFi, and be escorted by one of our certified professional driver-guides.
| Total Cost in €: Euros
|2People x 115€: 230€|
|3People x 80€: 240€|
|4People x 63€: 252€|
|5People x 52€: 260€|
|6People x 45€: 270€|
|7People x 43€: 301€|
|8People x 40€: 320€|
|9 or more passengers please contact us.|
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 will have time to try the famous “travesseiros” and “queijadas” at the Piriquita Pastry Shop and explore the narrow streets of the most romantic town in Portugal. Visit one of these palaces: National Palace of Sintra, National Palace of Pena, Quinta da Regaleira, Palace of Monserrate. (optional visit)
If you would like to stop for lunch lunch, your guide can recommend restaurants in or around Sintra.
The National Palace of Mafra is the most majestic palace in Portugal. It was built in the 18th century during the reign of King Joao V, the richest monarch of Europe at the time. The gold from “Minas Gerais” in Brazil, a Portuguese colony then, financed the enormous constructions executed under the order of this king, namely the Aqueduct of “Aguas Livres” in Lisbon and this enormous palace with the private quarters of the King and Queen located at each extremity with distance of 232 meters (7050 feet) from each other. The highlights of this visit to the interior of this Baroque palace include the stately library, the nursing ward and hospital, the convent and the Basilica where an atrium is decorated with Italian sculptures and marble features.
One of the oldest fishing towns in Portugal founded by Phoenicians in 1000 B.C. Free time to walk about the pedestrian streets where you can find a variety of local shops, a point of interest for many national and international tourists.
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.