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
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
· 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!