We start this fantastic journey from Lisbon, passing through Marginal Avenue, the scenic seaside road linking Cascais, Estoril and Oeiras to centre of Lisbon with breath taking views of the Atlantic Ocean. We get to see Estoril Casino which is also the largest of its kind in Europe as well as the oldest Casino in Portugal.
Then we’ll have a short stop at Baia de Cascais, once a fishing town now turned into a very popular tourist attraction.
From here we head to Boca do Inferno, the name given as ‘the mouth of hell’ received its name due to the rock formation resembling a mouth and the tremendous sound the waves make as they break against it.
We continue to Cabo da Roca, 140 metres above the sea, Cabo da Roca is the westernmost point of continental Europe, the 25 metres high lighthouse erected there started operating in 1772 and is the third oldest lighthouse of Portugal. Its light has a reach of 48 kilometres.
On the way we will see Guincho Beach one of the largest beaches of Lisbon coast with a 800 metres sea shore, it is an ideal location for surf due to its frequent strong waves.
It is now time to visit the beautiful and magical Sintra Mountain and village. Sintra is full of landmarks, landscapes and monuments like Quinta da Regaleira and Sintra National Palace (among others) which made the UNESCO award. It is a World Heritage site since 1995.
Then we’ll visit the old town picturesque centre of Sintra and it’s National Palace that it is the best-preserved medieval royal residence in Portugal, this is the place which Portuguese Royals would have called home for more of their history than anywhere else; they resided here from its construction in the early 15th century until the late 19th century.
Last but not the least we’ll go to Pena Palace, the castle stands on the top of a hill in the Sintra Mountains above the town of Sintra, and on a clear day it can be easily seen from Lisbon and much of its metropolitan area and constitutes one of the major expressions of 19th-century Romanticism in the world.