Hey travellers!

Are you a fan of the mystery and the occult? Are you always looking for magic and dreaming of being a princess or a king? Well, this time we’ll make that dream come true and take you to palaces and castles, but not only! Some beautiful landscapes are waiting for you, either on top of a mountain or at the southern beaches with its crazy waves! We’ll even party hard with our friends from Lisbon, and make them scream Puortooo!

Curious yet? Get ready for the most charming trip of the year and join us at:



Trip to Sintra and Cascais

Saturday and Sunday, 17th-18th November

Meeting Point 7h30 @ Reitoria

We’ll start between rocks and hills, where you’ll find Castelo dos Mouros from the 10th century that has a stunning view of Sintra! Then bring your dresses and crowns (after all, you’re kings and queens in the North!), because Palácio da Pena, one of the 7 wonders of Portugal with fascinating colours from the 19th century, is waiting for you to romanticize your life and let you get lost in its gardens… We’ll end the day in Lisboa, with an awesome dinner in a typical restaurant (lots of food, drinks and noise!) and a party with our ESN Lisboa friends! - Ready to show them how we do it?!

On Sunday, rise and shine, because we’ll check the westernmost point of continental Europe, Cabo da Roca, known as the place “Where the land ends and the sea begins” or just even “the end of the world” - the landscape and the wind are dramatically stunning! After that, you’ll know a little about Cascais, a seaside city with its famous “Hells Mouth” cliff, that gained this name because of the scary impact of the waves on the small cave.

Last but not least, we’ll move to the famous Quinta da Regaleira, a property classified as world heritage by UNESCO and known for the beautiful gardens and amazing architecture of the 20th century.

We know it’s November, so you’re probably worrying about the rain, but we assure you that this romantic cities are even better in the foggy and mystic weather! What are you waiting for? Run to the office, get your tickets and start living the royal dream!


Saturday, 17th November

7h30 - Meeting point at Reitoria

11h30 - Arrival in Sintra and free time to have lunch

14h00 - Visit to Castelo dos Mouros

16h00 - Visit to Palácio da Pena

19h00 - Departure from Sintra to Lisbon

20h00 - Check in at Lisb’On Hostel

21h30 - Dinner @Santa Rita Restaurant

00h00 - Botellón

Sunday, 18th November

9h00 - Check out from the hostel

10h30 - Visit to Cabo da Roca

11h30 - City tour in Cascais

12h30 - Free time to lunch

14h00 - Departure to Quinta da Regaleira

14h30 - Visit to Quinta da Regaleira

17h30 - Departure to Porto

21h00 - Arrival in Porto

What's included?


Accommodation & Sunday's Breakfast

Dinner on Saturday @Santa Rita Restaurant


Visit to Castelo dos Mouros, Palácio da Pena and Quinta da Regaleira

City Tour in Cascais

What do you need to bring?

· Comfortable shoes

· Umbrella

· Towels

· Your ESNcard

· ID/Passport + Your European Health Insurance Card or similar

Price: 75€ (55€ for the first 20 reservations of UP students)

Note: The University of Porto will support us on this trip with the funds of the European Union for the Erasmus programme. For that reason, Erasmus students studying in University of Porto will get a 20€ discount (discounts limited to the first 20 reservations). To get the discount, just show us a document that proves you are in Erasmus Studies programme in University of Porto. Other programs like "Erasmus Mundus" or “Erasmus Internship” are not covered by these funds.

Registrations: at the ESN Office, starting on Monday, 29th of October. Limited places available.

Refunds are available until 1 week before the trip.

See you there!

Your friends,

ESN Porto