Eat Like a King
We’ll first head towards the picturesque Sintra adorned with exquisite palaces, mansions and romanticism. Sintra is a World Heritage area that is a treasure for its natural attractions, monuments, and unexplainable magic. You’ll see the most important landmarks in a blessing experience by Beetle while the landscape will change from mountain, to wild and rugged beaches, and city life.
Sintra’s gastronomy is varied and rich and will make this experience unforgettable. If we talk about sweets we must inevitably highlight the “Queijadas de Sintra”’ (Sintra tartlets), an ancient sweet which dates back to the Middle Ages. But there are others that should be tasted: ‘”Travesseiros” or ”Fofos de Belas” in addition to jam produced according to traditional preparation methods. Don’t worry, you’ll be able to taste some of these.
See the western most point in Europe (Cabo da Roca) and taste the flavors of Sintra before heading down the coast to Cascais, the village with the best hot dog trailer and the best views in the city. Following the coastline, you’ll watch as the ocean becomes a river, you’ll taste the special flavors of Belém, and you’ll finish off your tour with a traditional bifana (a yummy pork sandwich).
The selection of the tasting experiences will depend on the availability of the places and the profile of each client. This is just a general sample of some of the food & drink experiences that can be included in the tour.
- Travesseiros: With the shape of a pillow (“travesseiro” in Portuguese), the dough-based pastry with egg cream and almond has a secret ingredient that makes it appealing to the mouths of the whole world.
- Custard Tarts: Lisbon’s ex-libris whose original recipe comes from the Jerónimos Monastery located in Belém area.
- Codfish Cakes: A symbol of the traditional Portuguese gastronomy that uses one of its most famous ingredients.
- “Bifana”: The greatest pork steak sandwiches.
- Portuguese Green Wine: Unique Portuguese wine that originated in the historic Minho province in the far north of the country.
- Tinned Fish Degustation: One of the greatest Portuguese gastronomic tradition (sardines, mackerel or tuna).
(NOTE: We also have vegetarian options. If it is the case we ask you to mention it at the time of the reservation so that the alternatives may be guaranteed.)
- Sintra Historic Centre: Built at the foot of the mountain, in a sloping area this fairy tale location grew between the National Palace and the mountain, adapting itself, through successive modifications, to the slopes and the morphology of the ground.
- Regaleira Palace: Classified as a Building of Public Interest since 2002 this Palace is surrounded by lush gardens, lakes, grottoes and enigmatic constructions with hidden alchemical meaning.
- Seteais Palace: A neoclassical palace that is now a luxury hotel, restaurant and a tourist attraction, listed as World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
- Monserrate Palace: Like the other Palaces in the region, this is an example of Portuguese Romanticism and since 1978 it has been classified as a Building of Public Interest.
- Cabo da Roca: The westernmost point of Europe where land ends and the sea begins.
- Citadel of Cascais: A set of fortifications built between the 15th and 17th centuries to defend the Cascais coastline and River Tagus estuary. Today it houses a luxury hotel – the Pestana Cidadela Cascais, a courtyard restaurant, a bookshop, art gallery, chapel and the Palácio da Cidadela de Cascais.
- Driver / Storyteller
- Pick-up and drop-off in the city centre
(Note: pick-ups and drop-offs are subjected to traffic limitations, as some areas in the city center are restricted to residents only.)
- Maximum of 3 people per vehicle. Bookings up until 9 people (3 Beetles).
- Children younger than 12 years old can only ride on VWBeetles with seatbelts, in the back seat; as long as their height is shorter than 1.35m (4.42 feet) and sill using the appropriate CRS (Child Retention System).
- All reservations can be rescheduled/refunded/cancelled free of charge up until 24h before the activity. After that, all reservations will be charged in full at 100%
Working hours: every day from 9.30 AM to 6.30 PM. Closed 25th of December and 1st of January as well as the afternoons of 24th and 31st of December.
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