CASCAIS CITY BREAK EXCELLENCE

 


(4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS)

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Arriving at Lisbon Airport, official guide will met up group and bring it to the coach of Grand tourism bus. Panoramic Tour of the city would provide it on the way to the hotel. Lisbon built on 7 hills like Rome; Lisbon is an amphitheater that looks down onto the Tagus, the river it has always depended on. There's history oozing out of its romantic avenues, old Moorish quarters, Roman underpinnings and Manueline, Baroque and Gothic monuments, off-set by some of the boldest modern buildings by local and international architects. This is a cosmopolitan center of commerce that will appeal to your senses and to your gourmet instincts. It is a palette of colors where the sun shines the whole year round (almost!).

Arriving to the 4* hotel in Cascais. Group diner this night.

Arriving to the 4 * hotel in Cascais. Group diner this night.
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Straight after breakfast at your hotel we will start our tour to Lisbon with visit of the area Belem Lisbon's most monumental and historical area is Belem. It was from here that many of the great Portuguese explorers embarked on their voyages of discovery: Prince Henry the Navigator and the first overseas expedition to conquer Ceuta in Morocco, Bartholomeu Dias to round the Cape of Good Hope, the first voyages of Ferdinand Magellan, Vasco da Gama to discover the sea route to India, and Christopher Columbus stopped here on his way back to Europe after discovering the New World.
We will visit the monastery of Jerónimos (visit included), whose construction have begun in 1501 at the request of D. Manuel I and will end one hundred years later. It was built in the middle of the Imperial, this monument of architecture and one of the final decorative Gothic elements and renaissance, it is one of the most beautiful monuments of Lisbon.
 For a short break we will stop at cafe housed in attractive traditional houses with terraces along Rua Vieira Portuense next to the garden in front of Belem Palace. This is the best place for a drink or pastries which is called the cafe Antiga Confeitaria de Belem. It has been serving delicious custard tarts in its rooms adorned with tiles since 1841. You can have one with coffee inside. (Degustation Included)
Near the River Tagus, we will visit another wonderful monument the Tower of Belem. Built in the 16th century under the project of Francisco Arruda, the Belem Tower consists of a square tower with a polygonal bastion, oriented along the axis of the Tagus (outside visit).
We are going to see the Ajuda Palace and its ostentatious interior, which is often overlooked, but combined with the opulence of the popular Coaches Museum (visit included), it's the best place to see the regal grandeur of 18th century Lisbon and of the European royal families.
Our day continue with lunch in local Portuguese restaurant with exceptional local kitchen at famous area of Bairro Alto - one of the most charming place.
BAIRRO ALTO is a picturesque working class quarter dating from the 16th century that has traditionally been the city's bohemian haunt of artists and writers. This typical and popular district has many examples of modernity, with its boutiques, design and its multiple bars. We will also discover a variety of traditional and international restaurants alongside of intimate bookshops, where tea rooms and lounges can always be found. This is an exciting area, full of charm, combining boldness and sophistication with tradition and history of Bairro Alto.
After the Bairro Alto, descent by the Chiado, here you will discover an atmosphere even more sophisticated than before. It is a beautiful meeting place for young people, artists and intellectuals; Chiado is the emblematic area of cafes, for example "A Brasileira", schools of fine arts, theatres and history.
The main commercial streets are Rua do Norte, Rua da Atalaia, and Rua do Diario de Noticias, from where it is easy to reach Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara (a garden-terrace with a panoramic view over the city), and two of the city's most interesting churches: São Roque with its magnificent baroque interior and the romantic Gothic ruins of Carmo Church, continuation towards the next District of the romantic Gothic ruins of Carmo Church.
The link between the Carmo district and the Baixa is done through another magnificent monument of the city, the irresistible elevator of Santa Justa (visit including), it is in a particular architectural style, designed by a disciple of Gustave Eiffel, it has an exceptional view of the Baixa Pombalina. The discovery of the attractive Place of Rossio was by D. Pedro IV.
We are going to continue towards the Alfama- its breathtaking views and a medieval maze; the village within a city; the historical soul of Lisbon. Because its foundation is dense bedrock, it survived the 1755 earthquake, and a walk through this old-fashioned residential neighborhood is now a step back in time. It is a village within a city still made up of narrow streets, tiny squares, churches, and whitewashed houses with tile panels and wrought-iron balconies adorned with pots of flowers, drying laundry, and caged birds.
It was settled by the Romans and Visigoths (it was also an important Jewish quarter in the 15th century), but it was the Moors who gave the district its atmosphere and name (alhama means springs or bath, a reference to the hot springs found in the area). They were also responsible for its web of streets created as a defense system, while at the same time enabling their homes to remain cool in the summer.
Transfer back to your hotel. Later on will be group diner at your hotel.
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The tour starts from Sintra, inexhaustible source of delight. The perfect harmony between nature and the built heritage led UNESCO to classify it as heritage of humanity, in the 'Cultural landscape' category, in 1995. Its mystical hills dotted with fairytale palaces have attracted visitors for centuries.
It has always been worshipped by artists and writers from all around the world, the passion for this city reached its peak in the 19th century, in full romantic era. It is the perfect fusion between natural richness and the beauty of its monuments, which forms its indescribable nature.
Sintra is a unique example of parks and gardens that have influenced many European landscapes. The Park da Pena and the gardens of Monserrate should be especially noted as influenced landscapes of Sintra.
You will visit the Royal Palace, also known as Palácio da Vila (town Palace). It is one of the main monuments of the city; its two high white conical chimneys of 33 meters give it a quite distinct silhouette and make it the symbol of the city.
We will stop for a lunch in typical Portuguese restaurant with exceptional local kitchen
We are going to continue towards the Cabo da Roca, the most western point of the European continent. Its cliffs are amounted to approximately 140 meters above the Atlantic Ocean. The poet Luis de Camoes (c. 1525-1580) described the Cape in the Lusiads as "the place where the Earth stops and the sea begins".
Transfer back to your hotel. Later on will be group diner at your hotel.
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Breakfast, transfer to the Lisbon airport with official guide, assistance with check in at the airport. End of our Services after check-in

 

INCLUSIONS:


- Accommodation in a 4 * hotel in Cascais
- Full Board (from the dinner on Day 1 till the breakfast of Day 4) Include:
            // 3 breakfasts and 3 dinners at the hotel
            // 2 lunches at local Portuguese restaurants during tours
- Coach Grand-tourism and official tour guide accompanies group during all visits according to the program
- Admission to the monuments includes:
            // The Royal Palace of Sintra
            // The Coach Museum
            // Monastery of Jeronimos           
            // Elevator of Santa Justa
- Degustation of Pasteis de Belem
- Taxes

 

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The Vila Galé Cascais Hotel overlooks the sea and is only a few metres away from the renowned Marina de Cascais. This Cascais Hotel is but 5 minutes away from that centre of this illustrious Portuguese town and you’re sure to find your best bet in terms of price versus quality there.
 
This hotel in Cascais – once called Vila Galé Village Cascais – offers you a breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean within walking distance from the Marina de Cascais. With its 233 large rooms, the quality of its cuisine, and its multi-purpose facilities, this hotel is absolutely perfect for wonderful holidays, corporate meetings, and special events.
 
Don’t miss the opportunity to try out the Versátil Restaurant, where you can find the best of Portuguese cuisine, with all the flavours of the sea. Enjoy long hours of leisure and rest at the outdoor swimming pools (adults only and for children) of this hotel in Cascais. Children are also provided with their own special area at this hotel in Cascais thanks to a modern and safe children’s playground.
Take advantage of the hotel’s privileged location close the Marina de Cascais and the Seafront Drive past Estoril, less than 10 minutes away. You can take the opportunity to go the Casino of Estoril, the largest in Europe, and have a good time at the famous Praia do Tamariz.
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Hotel Quinta da Marinha is a luxury resort situated in the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. It has an 18-hole golf course, full health club and spa.

Each of Hotel Quinta's air-conditioned rooms has a spacious balcony with panoramic views of the golf course or the Sintra mountain range. Rooms also include a minibar, flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with L´Occitane amenities.

Five Pines Restaurant offers international buffet meals and Rocca serves gourmet Portuguese cuisine made from organic vegetables grown on-site. Live music can be heard at the Trent Jones bar.
At the spa, guests can enjoy a relaxing pedicure or body treatment. There is also a fitness centre and an indoor pool.

Located in the coastal town of Cascais, Quinta da Marinha Resort is a 35-minute drive from Lisbon and only 4 km from Guincho Beach. A courtesy transfer to Cascais is offered to resort guests.
 

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