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ENS 2011: Lisbon, Portugal · 28 – 31 May 2011

Programme for Accompanying Persons

Saturday, 28 May 2011

A taste of Lisbon
14.00 – 18.00

We depart from the Lisboa Convention Centre in direction to the historical quarter of Belém where some of the most remarkable monuments such as the Monument of the Portuguese Discoveries (stop), Jerónimos Monastery (visit) – a jewel of Manueline architecture – and Belém Tower (stop) are located. The tour will continue along the Tagus River towards the old quarter. At the São Jorge Castle you will have one of the most beautiful and panoramic views over the city. From here, participants will enjoy a pleasant walking tour through the narrow, typical streets of the Castle Hill. The tour will continue on foot into the Afama quarter with its streets dating back to the 8th century which have a distinct Arabic influence and are still very well preserved today.
After the tour, participants will return by bus to the Lisboa Convention Centre.

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© Lisbon Tourism Office

Price: € 40.– per person

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Lisbon and the Portuguese Discoveries
09.00 – 13.00

Departure from the Lisboa Convention Centre to the historical centre of Belém where each monument recalls of the Golden and Glory Age of Portugal during the 16th century – time of the discoveries over the seas.

The tour will include a visit to the Jerónimos Monastery – considered World Heritage by UNESCO due to its impressive architecture and the decorative style known as “Manueline” – and a stop for photos nearby the Monument to the Portuguese Discoveries and Belém Tower.
After the cultural visit, guests will have a very “sweet” and pleasant moment: a stop at the famous and ancient Fabrica dos Pasteis de Belém – a popular coffee shop were the little custard cakes are still produced and served freshly out of the oven. Here one Pastel and one “bica” – the small Portuguese coffee – will be served. After the visit, participants will be returned to the Lisboa Convention Centre.

© Lisbon Tourism Office
© Lisbon Tourism Office

Price: € 40.– per person

Monday, 30 May 2011

The magic of Sintra and the end of the continent
14.00 – 18.00

We depart from the Lisboa Convention Centre by bus to discover the beauty and magical atmosphere of Sintra. This village, recognised as a Unesco World Heritage, is located about 28 km from Lisbon. Here you will find a unique environment redolent with history and a breathtaking landscape which will make your day very special. Once arrived in Sintra it is time to visit the Sintra National Palace – also known as Vila Palace. This monument is one of the most original monuments in Portugal: the Middle Ages architecture, the small rooms with exquisitely painted ceilings, the chapel from the 13th century and of course the amazing tile collection from the 16th century which decorates the palaces walls. After this visit you will have some free time in the village’s centre, the perfect occasion to taste the typical sweet pastry, the “Queijada de Sintra”. Afterwards, we will take the Sintra Range road in direction to Cabo Da Roca. This way you will have the opportunity to see the landscape, the manor houses and small palaces from the 19th century. Once arrived at Cabo da Roca – the most Western Point in the European Continent – it is time to stop for photos. The tour will continue towards Guincho – Cascais Coast and then return to the Lisboa Convention Centre.

© Estoril/Sintra Tourism Office
© Estoril/Sintra Tourism Office

Price: € 45.– per person

Note for all tours
Tours are based on a minimum of 20 participants. If a tour does not take place due to insufficient numbers, the ticket will be reimbursed in full. Otherwise please note that tickets for excursions are non-refundable. An English-speaking guide will conduct all tours. Please note that all return times are approximate because they depend on traffic conditions. On-site requests for tours are welcome but cannot be guaranteed.