Palace Square, Lisbon
For centuries Lisbon has been a gateway to the Atlantic and indeed the rest of the world as 16th century Portuguese navigators set sail to explore the unknown. A symbol of the bygone age is the Belém Tower, guarding the entrance to Lisbon's harbour. In the hills above the city stands the Sintra Palace, once the summer residence of the Portuguese royal family. Just north of Sintra lies the colossal palace and monastery at Mafra and to the east is the delightful historic town of Evora, said to be the prettiest town in Portugal, both easily visited in a day from Lisbon.
Guides • Monastery of Jeronimos • Sintra • Cabo da Roca • Queluz Palace & Gardens
Day 1 Fly to Lisbon where you will be met at the airport and transferred your hotel.
Day 2 Full day guided tour of Lisbon, beginning with the Monastery of Jeronimos, commissioned following Vasco da Gama's historic voyage and financed largely by monies made from the spice trade. Continue to the Belém Tower guarding the entrance to Lisbon's harbour, the botanical gardens and the Museum of Ancient Art.
Day 3 Travel to Mafra, famous for its Baroque and Neoclassical palace. Proceed to Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage site that was once the summer residence of the royal family. Stop at Cabo da Roca, the most westerly point of Europe, and Estoril, where the royal families used to live in the summer.
Day 4 Today starts with a morning guided tour of the Tile Museum, housing a unique collection that represents 500 years of decorative azulejos (ceramic tiles). Continue to the Moorish Castle of São Jorge that occupies a commanding position overlooking the city of Lisbon and the Tagus River beyond. Finally, explore the Alfama quarter with its Kasbah-like layout.
Day 5 Morning guided tour of the Queluz Palace and gardens. This magnificent pink palace is the country's finest example of Rococo architecture. Transfer to the airport for your flight home.
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Hotel Real Parque, Lisbon
The 4 Star Hotel Real Parque is situated in a small residencial area in the heart of Lisbon close to Marques de Pombal and Saldanha. The hotel has classical charm and a welcoming atmosphere combined with the comfort and facilities guests would expect from a quality hotel. It is located just minutes from downtown Lisbon and a 10 minute drive from the city's international airport. Two minutes walk will take visitors to the famous "Corte Inglesa" and the Eduardo VII Park and its "Estufa Fria" (Biological Gardens). A further ten minutes walk will bring the visitor to the fascinating collections to be found in the Calouste Gulbenkian Museums.
• 4 star • 153 bedrooms • Lift • Jacuzzi
Your tour includes:
• Scheduled flights between the UK and Lisbon
• 4 nights half board in Lisbon
• Excursions and admissions as detailed in the itinerary
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