• SINTRA, PORTUGAL

    With its rippling mountains, dewy forests thick with ferns and lichen, exotic gardens and glittering palaces, Sintra is like a page torn from a fairy tale. Its Unesco World Heritage–listed centre, Sintra-Vila, is dotted with pastel-hued manors folded into luxuriant hills that roll down to the blue Atlantic.Celts worshipped their moon god here, the Moors built a precipitous castle, and 18th-century Portuguese royals swanned around its dreamy gardens. Even Lord Byron waxed lyrical about Sintra’s charms: ‘Lo! Cintra’s glorious Eden intervenes, in variegated maze of mount and glen’, which inspired his epic poem Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage.

    DIRECT FLIGHTS, U.S. TO LISBON

    New York City (United and TAP Portugal)
    Philadelphia (American Airlines)
    Miami (TAP Portugal)

    Boston (TAP Portugal)
    Washington, DC (United and Lufthansa)

    LISBON TO SINTRA

    Distance from Lisbon Airport (in miles & drive time)
    30-40 minutes, 19 miles via the A37

     

    We recomend taking an Uber or Taxi right from Lisbon Airport.

    UberX: ~$24-33 (22-30 euros), UberBLACK: ~$44-59 (40-54 euros)

     

    Taxi Rate from Airport to Sintra
    ~$65 USD (60 euros)

     

    Additionally, you can rent a car

    Rental Car options @ Lisbon Airport: Europcar, Hertz, Avis, Budget + others.

    WEDDING EVENT LOCATIONS

    Villa Tamariz, Estoril - Welcome Party

    Estoril, Portugal, right on the coast and a stone's throw from continental Europe’s Westernmost point. is less than a 15 minute drive from Sintra and the rest of the wedding festivities. It is not only the site of James Bond film "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" but where Ian Fleming himself stayed here during the Second World War and rumored to have given him inspiration for his first James Bond novel, Casino Royale.

     

    São Martinho Church, Sintra - Ceremony
    Steps from Sintra’s historic center (and on the way to the Reception), this Romanesque church dates back to the second half of the 12th century. It's since been updated in in the Gothic style in the 13th Century, rebuilt after the 1755 earthquake, and in 2018 will witness the inauguration of our lives together.

     

    Pálacio Seteais, Sintra - R&R, Cocktails, Reception, Farewell Brunch
    This 18th century neoclassical palace was built in 1787 and occupies a prime position on the edge of the Serra de Sintra overlooking the countryside and town. It is surrounded by extensive gardens with many fruit trees and features inspired by the then popular Romantic movement. Listed by UNESCO as part of the Sintra World Heritage site, it is now the five star Tivoli-Palacio de Seteais Hotel where our guests are welcome to stay.

    EARLY ARRIVALS, LATE STAYS

    If you're thinking of making "a trip of it" we say, AWESOME! We'd recommend staying in near by Lisbon at least a night. Below are some hotel recommendations that have been made for you in Lisbon

     

    5 stars: Four Seasons Hotel Ritz, Avenida Palace

    4 stars: Browns Central Hotel, Hotel Santa Justa Lisboa

    3 stars: Hotel Lisboa Tejo, The 7 Hotel

    WEATHER

    In April, the average weather is 59°F in Sintra, Portugal.
    Daytime temperatures will generally reach highs around 64°F.
    At night the average minimum temperature could drop down to around 50°F.

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