This tour combines the beauty of romanticism with the history of Portugal.
We will start in Sintra, World Heritage, capital of romanticism. Its microclimate aids the exuberance of vegetation that was often praised by romantic poets of the nineteenth century. You will have the opportunity to visit the various Palaces of Sintra and to taste the traditional sweets.
Then we will leave for Mafra, a few kilometres away, where we will visit the most important Portuguese Baroque monument. The Palace of Mafra was built in the 18th century by King D. João V. There are those who claim that it was a promise he had made in the name of the offspring he would obtain from Queen D. Maria Ana of Austria. Its construction is also the subject of Memorial do Convento, a book written by the only Portuguese Nobel Prize winner, José 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.
This single-day tour is always supported by the comfort of our Mercedes-Benz vehicles, driven by 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
A visit to the Palace of Queluz, known as the Versailles of Portugal. The palace consists of three styles of architecture, Renaissance, Baroque and Neo-Classic. There are splendid French gardens decorated with fountains designed by English artists, statues of Italian artists and a magnificent canal (lake/pool) decorated with 18th-century tiles. It was the official residence of King João VI. We can visit the bedroom where the Emperor of Brazil, Pedro I, was born and where he died.
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” and 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” in 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.
If you would like to have 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 João V, the richest monarch of Europe during that period. The gold from “Minas Gerais” in Brazil, a Portuguese colony at the time, financed the enormous constructions executed under the order of this king, namely the Aqueduct of “Águas 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 from each other. The highlights of this visit to the interior of this Barroque 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.