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Algés: Vasco da Gama Aquarium Entry Ticket

1. Algés: Vasco da Gama Aquarium Entry Ticket

The Vasco da Gama Aquarium, located at the gates of Lisbon, is not only an Aquarium, it is also a Museum. A Museum born of a prince's dream and his ambition to know the depths of the ocean. Visiting the Vasco da Gama Aquarium is to allow yourself to board the Yacht Amelia, belonging to the Portuguese royal family, sailing along the coast of Sesimbra in the company of the then King of Portugal, Carlos I. From the ship's logbook to the Vasco da Gama Aquarium, in a trip between the depths of the sea and the sea slopes where we can contemplate only by sea. The Vasco da Gama Aquarium is one of the oldest museum aquariums in the world and has been visited by successive generations of families since its opening on May 20th, 1898. It is a historical heritage that promotes Portuguese aquatic life and it has the private King Carlos I Oceanographic Collection.

Cabo da Roca & Sintra Helicopter Tour

2. Cabo da Roca & Sintra Helicopter Tour

Combining points of interest from different routes, this is one of the most beautiful and complete tours in the Lisbon region, offering you different breathtaking landscapes. Departing from our heliport, follow the entire Cascais coastline before marveling at the impressive and dramatic views of Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of Europe, from where you will depart inland to fall in love with the romantic palaces of Sintra. Admire the magnificent storybook palaces of Sintra from above on a private 30-minute helicopter flight from Lisbon. Once a playground for Lisbon’s royalty, Sintra’s lush hillsides are home to several extravagant royal abodes. Witness the architectural icons in all their glory as you soar through the air, passing the candy-colored Pena National Palace and the remarkable 18th-century Queluz National Palace, which is often compared to Versailles. Travel in style and comfort on your own private flight. After you will return to the heliport - facing the Tagus estuary and the City of Lisbon with Caparica Beaches at your right and the 25Th April bridge on the horizon - where you will land close to the Port Authority Control Tower a Pritzker Architectural Award.

Estoril & Cascais Helicopter Tour

3. Estoril & Cascais Helicopter Tour

Feel the thrill of flying with a scenic helicopter ride departing from Lisbon. Take in aerial views of Estoril and Cascais, marvel at the striking coastline, and come across Tejo River and Forte de São Julião da Barra. After checking in and the safety briefing, board the helicopter and take off from our heliport in Algés. Fly over the stunning Tagus River Estuary, witnessing the splendid views of the Bugio lighthouse and the Saint Julian Fortress, before embarking on a journey along the entire coastal line to Cascais. Find beautiful beaches such as Carcavelos, as well as steep cliffs, picturesque villages, and places of interest like Estoril's Casino, where Second World War spies for both sides fought for information. Marvel at the charming town of Cascais, the summer holiday location of the Portuguese Kings. See its crystal clear waters, golden sands, and lush green forests. Explore several natural reserves, including the Boca do Inferno Nature Reserve, which features dramatic cliffs and caves. Admire stunning architecture with a mix of traditional Portuguese and modern styles, dominated by the Cascais Citadel, a fortification that was built in the 16th century to defend the town from pirate attacks. Come across several beautiful palaces and mansions, many of which were built in the 19th and early 20th centuries by wealthy Portuguese families.

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