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Tours by Air-conditioned SUV Jeep
Tours that put the pleasure back into seeing the sites!
If crowded tour groups with "one itinerary fit all attitudes" are not for you, I have the answer. One of my full day or half day Lisbon and environs tours is just what you are looking for.
Hello, I am Mary your tour guide, a Brit from Scotland with dual Portuguese nationality. I have a Fine Art degree, love antiques, and History. Rui, my Portuguese husband, is the driver seat during the tour. We pick you up in our luxury 7-seater air-conditioned SUV jeep, a Nissan Patrol. You are then going to have all of my 20+-year experience of living in Lisbon to guide you and give you an insider's view of the city and its surroundings.
Although I do offer city tours of Lisbon, - Mafra that extravagant baroque and neo-classical monument covering 10 hectares, Sintra, a world heritage site and one of Lord Byron's haunts, and Queluz, a rococo Versailles look-alike palace - are also on my list of must see locations.
You choose the destination and the tour forms round your needs and preferences. For instance if you are a "can't get enough of art and history" sort of person, a full days tour of Mafra and Sintra could have you overdosing on baroque splendour plus listening to the largest collection of church bells in the world in carillon concert. Next, open-mouthed at the 16th century Moorish mudéjar style ceilings in Sintra's medieval palace, one of them a reply to a medieval "gossip girl" or on to the Disneyesque, over the top, 19th century Pena Palace overflowing with all sorts of stuff including a table standing on Meissen porcelain legs.
More into nature you could visit one of Portugal's working windmills, we have more here than in the Netherlands. Lastly you can look out to sea from the most westerly point of mainland Europe before heading back for the day.
These are just some of the pleasurable possibilities that are available when you opt for one of my personalised tours.
The choice really IS yours on my tours.