1st Day – Lisbon – Almada
Arrival to the Humberto Delgado’s airport, in Lisbon and transfer to the Youth Hostel Oeiras. Follows a short trip to Cacilhas, crossing the 25th April Bridge over the Tagus River. Lunch takes place at the local restaurant Vale do Rio. In the afternoon, the group visits the Frigate D. Fernando II and Glória, a war ship with more than three centuries of History, where the students can learn a lot about the Portuguese Discoveries. After the frigate, they visit the King Christ Sanctuary. This visit includes a chapel, the gardens, a viewpoint and the top of the monument, from where the group can enjoy the amazing view over Lisbon, Almada and the river. At sunset, we propose a stop at the Capuchos’ viewpoint, from where is possible to contemplate the Ocean and the Beaches. The group has dinner at the restaurant Café do Mar, in Costa da Caparica, and then is free to walk by the sea and admire the view over Sintra by night.
2nd Day – Sintra – Cascais
After the breakfast at the hostel, the group visits the magnificent Pena National Palace and Gardens, once inhabited by many Portuguese kings and queens. The Pena Palace’s construction was ordered in the 19th, by one of the most enlightened portuguese kings, the same king who gave his name to the frigate that the group will visit on the first day: the artist king, D. Fernando II. Near the Palace, the group finds the Moors’ Castle, which must be also visited for its historic richness: it is older than the kingdom of Portugal itself. Before lunch, we suggest a stop at the Columns’ Temple. Lunch takes place at the typical restaurant Tasca Saloia, in Sintra’s Historic Centre. In the afternoon. the group visits the Sintra National Palace. This palace, also known as Palácio da Vila, is the oldest palace in the country, and it was inhabited by almost all Portuguese kings. Afterwards, we propose some free time to taste regional desserts such as the emblematic Travesseiro de Sintra or the Queijada de Sintra. Then the group leaves for its first Voluntary activity. With a new heart, we hope, the students have dinner at the typical restaurant Tasca da Linha, in Cascais, and then they can take a walk through the village.
3rd Day – Sintra – Lisbon
After the breakfast at the hostel, the group visits the Monserrate Palace and Gardens, one of the most rich monuments in terms of arquitecture, the group will find in this trip. Many stories and poems were written about this monument, once it has hosted many foreign travellers, specially English. To complete the visit, we propose a quick stop at the Ruins of Monserrate Chapel. Lunch takes place at the cafeteria in Quinta da Regaleira. After lunch, the group visits Quinta da Regaleira, which is one of the most symbolic and enigmatic places in Portugal, where visitors can feel the purity and magic of Sintra Mountains. The monument was built in the early 20th century and consists of a Palace, a Chapel, a stable, the Initiatic Well, a lake, and many other buildings and elements such as caves, fountains and a greehouse, spread all over the huge and magnificent garden. After this unforgetabble visit, the students leave for the second Voluntary activity. For this third day, we suggest a dinner at Mercado da Ribeira, and then a walk through Lisbon. The students can enjoy a fun night at the bars.
4th Day – Mafra – Ericeira – Sintra
After the breakfast at the hostel the students leave to Mafra to visit the Mafra National Palace. This monument includes the Palace, a Convent, a Basilica and one of the most beautiful libraries in Europe. Its origin dates back to the reign of King João V, the absolute king who ruled Portugal in the 18th century. A few minutes from Mafra, we find a paradise called Ericeira. The typical restaurant, dedicated to delicious fish dishes, where the students will have lunch, Tasca da Boa Viagem, is located in this beautiful village. After lunch, the group can enjoy a walk through the coastal area. Before returning to the hostel, for a quick stop to rest, we propose a stop at the Roca’s Cape, the westernmost point in continental Europe. To end the day, awaits a dinner and a fun evening at Casa do Fauno, a medieval pub in the heart of Sintra.
5th Day – Cascais – Estoril
This last day starts with breakfast at the hostel. We propose a panoramic walk in Cascais, with stops at Boca do Inferno where the sea shows its most beautiful and scariest sides, Casa de Santa Maria viewpoint, Cidadela and Seixas Palace which can’t be visited but is beautiful enough to be contemplated. After this beautiful walk, the group can enjoy some free time in Cascais. Then it will meet at Seixas Palace to leave to Estoril. They have lunch at the local restaurant Deck-Bar Estoril. To say goodbye to Portugal, we suggest a calm walk through the Estoril Garden, where the students can contemplate the great Casino and Tamariz, where they can feel the confort and the beauty of the portuguese beaches. This day ends with the group returning to the hostel and prepare to departure to the Humberto Delgado’s airport.
- 4 nights at the Youth Hostel Oeiras, on Bed and Breakfast bases, in multiple bedrooms.
- Transportation by Tourism Bus for the whole program.
- Transfer from the airport to the hostel and from the hostel to the airport.
- Entrance into the following monuments: Frigate D. Fernando II and Glória, King Christ Sanctuary, Pena Palace and Gardens, Moors’ Castle, Sintra’s National Palace, Monserrat Palace and Gardens, Quinta da Regaleira and Mafra’s National Palace.
- 1 panoramic walk through Cascais.
- 2 voluntary activities.
- 3 meals at local restaurants and 3 meals at typical restaurants.
- Guidance by a MultiDestinos’ staff member.
- 1 Gift – t-shirt Volunteens’ Adventures Sintra 2021.
Dates: friday to tuesday
March to May // October to November
Price per person for a 20 pax group: 510€