The theme of this tour is the medieval and romantic castles. Sintra is the starting point of this tour. Unesco World Heritage and capital of romanticism, Sintra has been the royal family’s summer residence since the 14th century. Its microclimate of humidity helped the development of exuberant vegetation that was often praised by the nineteenth-century romantic poets. On this tour, you will have the opportunity to visit the various Palaces of Sintra and taste the traditional sweets.
One hundred kilometres away on north direction, our tour will reach Óbidos, a charming medieval village within walls, where we will taste the typical drink of the region, served in a glass of chocolate. Óbidos is the best example of the medieval city in Portugal. As we enter its walls, we go back in time and we start discovering the ancient stone alleys, the houses with their white-painted secular facades, the ever-active trade and the countless churches built over the centuries.
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 135€: 270€|
|3People x 94€: 282€|
|4People x 73€: 292€|
|5People x 62€: 310€|
|6People x 54€: 324€|
|7People x 49€: 343€|
|8People x 44€: 352€|
|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 free 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 to one of these palaces: National Palace of Sintra, Pena Palace, “Quinta da Regaleira”, Palace of Monserrate. (visits are optional)
If you would like to have lunch, your guide will recommend restaurants in the area of Sintra.
The town of Obidos is an ancient Roman city that continued flourishing even after the fall of the empire due to the huge commercial activity of products done by sea. During the Middle Ages, a wall was built around it after being conquered by the first king of Portugal, Afonso I. Obidos is the best example of a medieval town in Portugal. As we walk through this walled town, we go back in time and find narrow cobblestone alleys, houses with secular facades painted in white, a lively shopping area, and a number of churches that were built throughout the centuries. Here, we can imagine travelling back to the time of kings and queens. We get the sensation of the battles fought here for every piece 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.