Private Shore Excursion: Lisbon and Sintra Highlights Tour

Private Shore Excursion: Lisbon and Sintra Highlights Tour
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$109.25
Duration: 7 hours
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Description

When your cruise ship pulls into port, take a private shore excursion to see the highlights of Lisbon, Sintra and Cascais. You'll be driven to main attractions and gain insight from your personal guide's commentary on what you see. Explore the UNESCO-listed Old Town of Sintra, before you visit the bay of Cascais and, in Lisbon, the Rossio Square, Pombaline Downtown, and Belém district.

Begin your private shore excursion with a convenient pickup at the Lisbon cruise terminal. You'll head to the 12th-century Lisbon Cathedral for a historical introduction before continuing on to a viewpoint that overlooks the medieval district of Alfama, where Olisipo was founded by the Romans. Visit Rossio Square, built in Pombaline Downtown after the Great Lisbon Earthquake and tsunami of 1755.

Travel onward by air-conditioned vehicle to Belém, a district that is emblematic of Portugal's Age of Discovery. Taste pastries, admire the unique World Heritage–listed Belém Tower (Torre de Belém) and the Monastery of St Jerome, and purchase lunch at a traditional Portuguese restaurant (own expense), if you'd like.

In the afternoon, your guide takes you to the UNESCO-listed historical center of Sintra, a charming village with forested hillsides, gardens, and imposing castles.

You will also visit the bay of Cascais, a formerly quaint fishing village that became a colorful cosmopolitan town with elegant pedestrian streets, restaurants and bars.

Your private tour finishes with a drop-off at the Lisbon cruise terminal or at a convenient place of your choice in Lisbon.

Please note: The order of the day depends on time available. Your itinerary is flexible and can personalized to your needs. There will be plenty of opportunities to get out of the vehicle, walk around, and take photographs.

When your cruise ship pulls into port, take a private shore excursion to see the highlights of Lisbon, Sintra and Cascais. You'll be driven to main attractions and gain insight from your personal guide's commentary on what you see. Explore the UNESCO-listed Old Town of Sintra, before you visit the bay of Cascais and, in Lisbon, the Rossio Square, Pombaline Downtown, and Belém district.