Day 1 – Arrival at Lisbon airport. Group meet and assisted by our guide. We will start our tour with a Lisbon sightseeing. The first palace to be visited on this tour it will be the Palace of Marqueses of Fronteira (closed on Sundays & Holidays). Dating back to the 17th c, the palace is decorated with tiles from that period and rocaille stucco work from the 18th c. Also from this period is the furniture, which comes from a variety of sources, including Indo-Portuguese furniture, a Spanish screen, paintings and tapestries. The Battles Room contains a series of tiles depicting the story of the first Marquis of Fronteira, a hero in the War of Restoration fought against Spain in 1640. Outside, attention is drawn to the Garden of Venus and the formal 17th c. garden with its Kings’ Gallery. The next visit will be the National Palace of Ajuda (closed on Wednesday, 25 Dec & 1 Jan), formerly Royal Palace of Ajuda is a Portuguese neo-classic building, partially destroyed by a fire in 1795, and substituted in the end of the 19th century by the current building. Dinner and overnight in Lisbon.

Day 2 – After breakfast, departure for a full day tour. The tour begins with a visit to Sintra town, built right up against the north slope od the Sintra mountain. Here you will spend some time visiting the Quinta da Regaleira (closed on 1 Jan and 24/26 Dec), the National Palace of Sintra (closed on Wednesday, 25 Dec & 1 Jan & 1 May) and finally the Pena Palace (closed on Mondays, 25 Dec & 1 Jan & 1 May). Dinner and overnight in Lisbon.

Day 3 – Today we will start our tour by visiting Queluz Palace (closed on Tuesday), an 18th century palace and the official residence for the guests of the Portuguese Republic. From Queluz, we will continue to Sintra to visit Monserrate Palace and then to Ericeira, where you can enjoy excellent fresh fish of the day, for lunch. After that, there isn’t anything better than a small walk in Ericeira, always near the sea, to relax before continuing to Mafra… Next stop it will be Mafra, where you can visit the biggest palace of Portugal (closed on Tuesday, 1 Jan & 1 May), built also in the 18th century by order of the megalomaniac King D. João V! This building, besides its function as a palace, was also a monastery and includes an enormous basilica. The size of this building is awe-inspiring… more than 600 rooms and, 5200 doors and windows! It has a Natural Park with around 20 kilometers of perimeter (called “Tapada de Mafra”). In the evening the group will be taken to a Fado Restaurant, where they can enjoy our traditional “Fado” songs and folk dances. Overnight in Lisbon

Day 4 – Day at leisure dedicate to discover the city of Lisbon and its outskirts. Dinner and overnight in Lisbon.

Day 5 – Check out and transfer to Lisbon airport to take the plane back home.