You will get to see and feel:
Your fantastic day starts with one of the highlights: ‘Palácio da Pena’,* an astonishing fairytale castle located on one of the highest peaks of the Sintra mountain range. Here you’ll experience a majestic and romantic atmosphere and enjoy the most amazing combination of architectural styles, colors, and shapes that you can find in Portugal. While driving up the mountain, you’ll also have a look at the characteristic old mansions from the 19th century (like the one, where the movie “The Ninth Gate” directed by Roman Polanski and starring Johnny Depp, was partially filmed ).
Then and when you visit the historic center of Sintra you will have the opportunity to realize why so many artists have chosen Sintra to live temporarily. The beauty of the lush landscape and the gothic romantic architecture of the old buildings can really make you feel dazzled; to complement all this, you will also taste some of the best Portuguese conventual pastries.
The lunch will take place in a typical Restaurant, while we see the Atlantic ocean almost spreading at your feet.
In the afternoon you will visit 2 wineries in Colares. Located between Sintra mountain and the Atlantic Ocean, in the Sintra district, the Colares region has been an Appellation Origin since 1908, being the westernmost demarcated region of continental Europe and the smallest still-wine producing region in Portugal. Here you will get to know ungrafted and pre-phylloxera vines, unique grape varieties (Ramisco and Malvasia de Colares), unusual deep sandy soils, where even the phylloxera bug couldn’t thrive, and finally strong and salty sea winds that scratch anything that tries to grow! Irrational viticulture? Paradoxal wine? Yes. Fortunately, not all the wine world is written in black and white!
* Depending on the season and the type of visit, we may opt to visit other monuments to maintain the comfort and privacy level of your visits.
This itinerary includes:
Transportation on luxury Mercedes sedan or Minivan from and to the meeting point, Driver/History Heritage guide/Wine and Spirits Education Trust certified guide, Visits to wineries and wine and food tastings, Monument entrances, City Tours, Personal accident insurance, Taxes.
On the 2 days itineraries, the transfer from Lisbon to the airport is free of charge. On the 3 days itineraries, the transfer from the airport to Lisbon and from Lisbon to the airport is free of charge (applicable conditions for groups between 2 and 7 people and only for the transfers to and from the airport).
This itinerary DOESN’T include:
Private Tours, Meals, and Other personal expenses.
Terms and Conditions
Many of The Best Portugal animation activities are conducted on open air. Thus, while always be mindful of weather conditions. We have to bear in mind that sometimes unpredictable weather phenomena do occur during a tour. In such cases The Best Portugal won´t be held responsible for that and those reasons will never be considered as reasonable for any refund.
Tours will leave according to times stated on itineraries and will not wait for “latecomers”. We accept no responsibility for passengers failing to be at designated pick up points at designated times, no refund is provided for passengers failing to meet our tour at designated times.
We reserve the right to alter any part of the itinerary due to the fact that they are subject to supplier availability at the time of booking. Should it be necessary to alter an itinerary, a supplier of equal value and quality shall be chosen. The client shall be notified in writing of any changes made to an itinerary.
We reserve the right to use alternate vehicles and operators.
Tour arrangements are intended for persons of reasonably good health and without physical disabilities which would create a hazard either for the passenger or other passengers. The Best Portugal, reserves the right to decline to accept or retain any person as a tour participant should such person’s health or mental condition impede the operation of the tour.
Smoking is not permitted on our vehicles or inside winery buildings.
We accept no responsibility for lost or stolen property.