Charming and full of history and tradition, Lisbon is a cosmopolitan and modern city, open to the world, but without ceasing to preserve the charm of its origins. The gastronomy, known worldwide, is one of its ex-libris, along with its cultural, vibrant and eclectic agenda. Embraced by the Atlantic Ocean, it is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world and it is very easy to see why: from its narrow and picturesque alleys, among which you will discover breathtaking hills and viewpoints, to historic buildings with facades in traditional tiles, ending at the magnificent beaches, Lisbon is the ideal destination for those looking to know the best of Europe with a cruise.
Sintra: a magical fairytale scenery
A romantic and enchanted village, with a unique mystical aura, which delights all who pass by. History and mysticism is what you will find in Sintra, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in the Cultural Landscape category. It is at the the mysterious and verdant Serra de Sintra that we found the Historic Center of the Village, surrounded by romantic and hauntingly beautiful castles and palaces, especially the colorful Pena Palace, the National Palace of Sintra and Quinta da Regaleira. An unforgettable excursion, where the realm of fantasy blends with reality.
Cascais: the sophisticated Portuguese Riviera
Cosmopolitan, charming and full of movement, while preserving much of its traditions, Cascais will surprise you by its beauty. Located between the Serra de Sintra and the Atlantic Ocean, the Portuguese Riviera manages to be elegant and sophisticated, but at the same time has a very relaxed and relaxing atmosphere. Former fishing village that has been modernized, today offers a diversity of good restaurants and vibrant bars. Be sure to visit its beautiful beaches, where magnificent palaces stand out right in front of the sea, and the famous Boca do Inferno, a cave carved into the rock that is also one of the most emblematic viewpoints of the region.
Estoril: a luxury and glamour destination
With its luxurious hotels and its elegant and lively Casino, Estoril is a village full of glamour, a kind of Monte Carlo Portuguese. Located between Cascais and Lisbon, it is much sought after by the European aristocracy and by all those looking for a faust and exclusive getaway. In addition to relaxing on its beaches, playing in the Casino or delighting in the exquisite restaurants, you can add a dose of excitement to your holiday at the Formula 1 racetrack.
Costa da Caparica: never ending dream beaches
With about 25 kilometers of beaches of fine golden sand, many with the Golden Beach Award, Costa da Caparica is a paradise for sun and surf lovers. A few kilometers from Lisbon, on the other side of the Tagus River, it offers great conditions for the practice of water sports or simply sunbathing, as well as a diversity of restaurants whose specialty is the flavors of the sea (be sure to taste the stews!), and bars with guaranteed daytime and night entertainment.
Sesimbra: the picturesque fishing village that will enchant you
Typical and candlestick fishing village, embraced by the Serra da Arrábida and framed by magnificent beaches, Sesimbra enchants from the first moment. At the top of the hill, where the village was originally founded, we can today visit its castle, with superb panoramic views. By the sea, enjoy the relaxing beaches and indulge in fresh seafood from its coast in the local restaurants.
Exploring Lisbon, with its rich and vast historical, cultural and natural heritage, is an experience not to be missed, which will enrich the trip of those who want to know the best of Europe. Touring the surrounding coastal towns, with their golden beaches and fishing villages, is the icing on the cake, making your trip unforgettable.