The Sunday Telegraph - Travel - - Escorted Tours -

Sin­tra, fa­mously de­scribed by By­ron as a “glo­ri­ous Eden”, brims with rich and ro­man­tic her­itage, from the ex­otic trop­i­cal gar­dens of Moor­ish Mon­ser­rate Palace to the colour­ful eclec­ti­cism of the Pala­cio da Pena. Vis­it­ing th­ese sights ac­com­pa­nied by the art his­to­rian Dr Anne An­der­son is just part of a fas­ci­nat­ing four-day tour which also takes in the Manue­line jewel of the Monastery of Jeron­i­mos in Belem, and the op­u­lent mo­saics in the Baroque church of São Roque in the heart of Lis­bon. ● From £1,345 in­clud­ing flights, lo­cal trans­fers, ac­com­mo­da­tion and some meals. De­par­tures be­tween Oc­to­ber 2017 and March 2018. Cox & Kings (020 3811 0885; coxand­kings.co.uk).

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