Portugal

A Ladies Only Adventure

Level

Easy – Moderate

Duration

8 days

Portugal is one of Europe’s oldest extant nations, an ancient kingdom defended by hilltop castles and dramatic walled towns.

Overview:

Discover and feel Portugal with our exclusive Ladies only Adventure! This trip takes you to the Sintra and Cascais Natural Park, and also to the Arrábida Mountain Rage where hiking and biking are the perfect ways to explore  the gorgeous nature and the magical landscapes . Stay in the town of Sintra, known for its palaces and history and for being in the UNESCO World Her-itage Sites; Explore  the sunny city of Cascais, an old fisherman town turned into a touristic and attractive place to spend vacations due to its amazing beaches. Be amazed by our capital, Lisbon; the his-torical and the modern, the monuments and the gardens and of course the tastier food in the world.

Facts:

  • Activities: trekking, cycling, horse riding, cultural sightseeing
  • Our operation:

All Rahhalah’s ground handlers and guides are locally employed ensuring more authentic experience for travelers, as well as sensitivity and understanding of the local culture and environment.

Our staff is highly experienced and has excellent knowledge, committed to provide exceptional service at all times.

  • Sustainability:

    • We run a low impact operation and we leave no traces behind, contributing to the efforts of protection of the local land, its people and culture.
    • We are committed to employing local people to the maximum extent possible. We pay our staff well and, just as important, we provide them with periodical training. In addition we emphasize on making extensive use of local products and enhance maximum economic benefits to the local communities.
    • As you all know 1% of our revenue go back to a local cause and Rahhalah directly takes care of that. This is our pay back promise.

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 01: 6th July 18 Arrival Lisbon and Transfer to Sintra (D)

Receive our warm welcome and transfer to Sintra, which will take about 40 minutes. Depending on the arrival time you might explore the delightful town of Sintra.

Overnight: Sintra Boutique Hotel or similar

Day 02: 7th July 18 Sintra Monuments Hike (B, L)

This day is reserved for exploring the hills above the village of Sintra, en-joying the vast architectural patrimony set on the mountain. Such is the grandeur and importance of these buildings and monuments that the Cultural Landscape of Sintra was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in1995. Start with the Moorish castle and then the fabulous Pena Palace with exuberant and exotic gardens. Today feel like a king or queen and finish with a exquisite dinner at the village center.

Hike distance: 7Km; + 450m/ approx 5 h

Overnight: Sintra Boutique Hotel or similar

Day 03: 8th July 18 Explore Lisbon (B, L, D)

Today you will visit our magnificent capital!! One of the trendiest capitals of Europe is waiting for you and the mix of modern and historical is impressive. We’ll guide you through it during the morning showing you its monuments, interesting squares, the riverside and the best viewpoints in town. And in the afternoon you’ll have free time to look at the colors of the city, like the old yel-low trams riding the narrow and picturesque streets of downtown, listen to some fado or taste typical portuguese wines and sweets with delicate aromas .

Overnight: Sintra Boutique Hotel or similar

Day 04: 9th July 18 Sintra to Cascais – biking (B, L)

After a delicious breakfast and riding in the green of the Natural Park of Sintra and Cascais you will emerge into a scenery over the cliffs, with the ocean stretching as far your eyes can see. Then comes Roca cape the most western point of Europe mainland, take pictures by the beautiful lighthouse illumi-nating the coast since 1772. two nights. Discover impressive beaches nestling between cliffs artistically sculpted, and finish in a scenic easy ride along the coast to get to Cascais, a lovely town on seaside.

Biking: 41 km; + 1100m. approx 4 h

Overnight: Sintra Boutique Hotel or similar

Day 05: 10th July 18 Horse riding Cascais (B, L)

If you like towns by the sea Cascais is the place for you! In the morning we will take you to meet some lovely and friendly horses, these sweet animals expect you for a ride with them; nothing like a fury friend to put us in a good mood. Short after take a walk in sunny Cascais and have some free time to walk on the beach and look at the crystal clear waters of our coast line, re-fresh your feet or bravely take a dive in the Atlantic Ocean.

Overnight: Sintra Boutique Hotel or similar

Day 06: 11th July 18 Arrabida – hiking (B, L, D)

ust one hour away south from Lisbon we have the Mountain Range of Arrábida, located north from the river Sado. This area is also a rich Natu-ral Park with beaches and forest where we’ll be able to hike in. To finish the day in beauty the scenery in Cape Espichel awaits us, a promontory were you can contemplate the ocean and the horizon and take pictures to remember in the years to come .

Hiking : 8 km approx  3 h

Overnight: Sintra Boutique Hotel or similar

Day 07: 12th July 18 Sintra Hike and Monserrate Palace (B, L)

Today will be a gorgeous day! Take a short hike on forest trails leading to the impressive Monserrate Palace, a neo-gothic mansion revealing a brilliant example of the romantic period that left such an imprint in Sintra. This experience will be a perfect end to this relaxing experience in Sintra village. Take your last stroll around the historic center and taste for the last time the very best regional pastries.

Day 08: 13th July Departure Lisbon (B)

Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport for departure time.

2,399 EUR

per person in group of min 6 pax. Double occupancy 

Trip Dates

6 July 2018

Notes:

This cost is based on Double Occupancy. Single Supplement Applies

• This rate is valid for July  2018

• Full payment should be made 30 days prior to departure date.

• All services stipulated above are subject to availability at the time of booking / reservation. All prices are subject to change.

This includes:

Lisbon Airport transfer to first Hotel and briefing about tour (up to 3 pick up’s)
Daily Transfer from Hotel to the planned outdoor activity as mention in Tour Info
6 nights lodging Sintra Boutique Hotel BB basis (standard rooms)
3 Dinners with soft drinks included D1, D3, D6
6 light lunches with soft drinks included
Liability and personal accident insurance
HYBRID Bike Rental for planned Cycling Day
Guiding
Monument & Museum Tickets
Outdoor activity (Horse ride)

This excludes:

International flights
Visa fees
Travel Insurance
Single Supplement
High Season supplements
Personal gear
Meals not mentioned above
Optional activities
Beverages
Tips and gratuities
Personal expenses
5%  UAE VAT on the total cost

Important: The itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, road condition and operating conditions. In any case the guide has the RIGHT to change the program for the safety and convenience of the travelers.

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Published: January 16, 2018

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