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Combining Lisbon with Sintra: the perfect mixture

Combining Lisbon with Sintra: the perfect mixture

April 07, 2017

When travelling to a country and visiting only the capital, didn’t you ever get the feeling of missing out on something? We suggest the perfect combination with Lisbon!

When travelling to a country and visiting only the capital, didn’t you ever get the feeling of missing out on something? A need to discover a less known place or to have a more broad view of a country? Every now and then, time is your enemy and it becomes impossible to see and experience more than the obvious when you have only a few days to enjoy.

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Unfortunately it happens often but here’s to the ones committed to avoid such a feeling when visiting Portugal! Lisbon and its surroundings – a 2 Day Plan.

1st day – Lisbon

The City of the Seven Hills looking over the Tagus River, Lisbon is a city of singular beauty and splendor. The Portuguese capital never loses its luster nor its unique and genuine vibe. Rise with its beautiful natural light and continue on your day to enjoy its vibrant nightlife.

Start your day visiting the Jeronimo’s Monastery, only a walking distance from the Belem Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries, three masterpieces of architecture and symbols of our rich history. Continue on to the streets of Lisbon’s center, walk around the charming narrow streets that intertwine with the broad bright squares and boulevards, such as the renowned Comércio Square, Liberty Avenue and Marquês de Pombal.

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Finish off your afternoon by going to the St. George’s Castle and enjoy the view over the Tagus River, whose already undeniable beauty is even more fascinating at sunset.

This day plan takes you around Lisbon’s mandatory spots, still leaving you some time to enjoy the city’s lively nightspots! You can also book a private or a group tour through the treasures of Lisbon! Our guide will your friend in the capital of Portugal.

2nd day - Sintra, Cascais and Estoril

The Portuguese capital’s surroundings are also not to be ignored. The outskirts of Lisbon will add greatly to your experience!

To start-off your day in awe:  Pena Palace and its magnificent gardens. This palace uniqueness is mesmerizing! Admire the beauty and extravagance of its architecture, beautifully complemented by its wild surrounding garden where you’re free to walk around. To finish off a complete tour of Sintra, why not walk around the streets of its historic center and visiting Sintra’s National Palace.

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Afterwards, to the beautiful beaches of Cascais and Estoril! Take advantage of the fact you’re in a European capital enjoying the Mediterranean weather, so close to the shore and get the best of both worlds. Enjoy the stunning panoramic views the Portuguese coast has to offer and relax by the ocean at Cascais and Estoril. And we can merge all of these treasures for you. Just book our group or private tour through the marvelous pearls of Sintra, Cascais and Estoril. 

The marvelous view of Cascais

Lisbon and its surrounding areas provide its tourist with a myriad of sceneries and experiences on the turn of every corner, not one dull moment in sight.