When compared to other parts of Portugal the Silver Coast has a wealth of history and beautiful areas to visit.


Obidos is a charming village, just 30 minutes from Lourinha, tucked in medieval walls and brimming with beauty and history.  Known for its remarkably intact medieval architecture, Obidos, transports visitors back in time with its charming castle, white washed homes and winding cobbled lanes. A destination where the past seamlessly intertwines with the present and a must for any visitor to Portugal


Described by Lord Byron as “this glorious Eden”, Sintra is surrounded by greenery and is rich in different species of vegetation. It was the summer residence of Portuguese kings from the end of the 16th century. Renowned for its whimsical palaces, including the colorful Pena Palace and the Moorish Castle, Sintra is a UNESCO World Heritage site with magical landscapes and architectural marvels.


Portugal's vibrant capital, beckons with a blend of ancient charm and modern vitality. Cobblestone streets wind through historic neighborhoods. From the historic Alfama district to bustling Baixa, Lisbon's diverse neighborhoods offer a tapestry of culture, culinary delights, and lively Fado music. With its iconic landmarks, panoramic viewpoints, and a palpable sense of authenticity, Lisbon stands as an inviting mosaic of tradition and innovation.


Nazaré is celebrated for its breathtaking scenery and world-renowned giant surfing waves. With its expansive sandy beaches and traditional fishing village charm (where you can see local women wearing the traditional seven-layered skirts and the town's fishermen) sNazaré attracts both thrill-seekers and those seeking tranquility.  The main promenade Avenida da República is lined with some excellent seafood restaurants.

Caldas da Rainha

Caldas da Rainha, meaning “the queen’s baths” was christened thus when Queen Leonora convinced of the therapeutic qualities of the local waters, founded what is now the oldest thermal hospital in Europe. Caldas is also renowned nationally for its farmers market - a must for any visitor,  as well as its traditional ceramics.


The magnificent Cistercian Monastery of Alcobaça dominates the center of the town where lie the tombs of King Pedro and Ines de Castro, his murdered mistress. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the monastery kitchen has a stream purposely diverted to provide fresh running water as well as on open area large enough to take a whole ox for roasting. The grandeur of the Monastery reflects its rich cultural history yet the serenity within is remarkable.



Beyond being one of the most important and best loved surfing town, Peniche is also Portugal’s largest fishing port and an embarking point for the Berlengas nature reserve. Take a walk along the sea walls and you will see fisherman bringing their daily catch or simply enjoy harbour-side restaurants with fish grilled by the roadside.  The fort at Peniche became a prison during Salazar’s dictatorship and contains amazing reminders of difficulties experienced prior to the 1974 bloodless revolution- a must for history buffs.


Fátima holds immense spiritual significance as a major pilgrimage site for Catholics worldwide. Renowned for the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima, the town commemorates the apparitions of the Virgin Mary in 1917. With its vast esplanade and Basilica of the Holy Trinity, Fatima stands as a sacred destination, attracting millions of pilgrims seeking solace and connection with their faith.


The Abbey of Santa Maria da Vitória, is a UNESCO world-heritage site. Started in 1388, and added to and enhanced by various Portuguese Kings over these next two centuries the cathedral is an outstanding example of combined Gothic and Manueline architecture. Under its naves lies some of Portugal’s most historic personalities during that period including Prince Henry the Navigator who  explored the then unknown world.


Ericeira is a picturesque seaside town renowned for its laid-back atmosphere and world-class surfing. With charming cobblestone streets, colorful houses, and panoramic ocean views, Ericeira captures the essence of a traditional fishing village while embracing a vibrant surf culture. Surrounded by pristine beaches and dramatic cliffs, Ericeira invites visitors to enjoy its eclectic dining scene, great bars and its renowned surf.


Tomar is steeped in the fascinating history of the Templar movement. The city was gifted to them in 1159 and formed the headquarters until dissolution in 1314 when its successor the Order of Christ was relocated to the south. The impressive Covento do Cristo dominates the city and shows power of the Templar movement. Tomar's old quarters preserve all their traditional charm, with whitewashed, terraced cottages lining narrow cobbled streets.


Mafra National Palace and Convent is a baroque masterpiece that stands as one of Europe's largest palaces, surrounded by lush landscapes. Constructed by King Joao V, it was built with gold from Brazil and thousands of men from all over the country in fulfillment of a promise made for the birth of an heir to the throne.


Baleal is an islet-village joined to the mainland by a narrow causeway. Perfect for both swimmers and surfers, as there are beaches either side of the causeway so one side usually catches the waves and the other is more sheltered.


Berlenga Islands

The Berlenga Islands, an archipelago off the coast of Peniche, present a stunning natural sanctuary characterized by pristine beaches and rugged cliffs. Home to diverse marine life and seabird colonies, the main island, Berlenga Grande, is a designated nature reserve. Vistors can access Berlengas and its many caves and coves via boat tours enjoying perfect snorkelling in its azure waters.

Torres Vedras

The town is well known for the Lines of Torres Vedras which, in 1810, played a decisive role in the defence of Lisbon against Napoleonic troops under the command of Marchal Massena. Nearby is the gothic convent of Varatojo with 18th century additions. In the town is the Castle and Santa Maria do Castelo Church, 12th to 16th century. The S. Quintinho church 2 km. from Sobral do Monte Agraço has a Manueline portal and 16th century paintings by Gregorio Lopes.


Queluz is home to the enchanting Queluz National Palace, a splendid 18th-century royal residence surrounded by immaculate gardens. This Baroque and Rococo masterpiece, often referred to as the "Versailles of Portugal," showcases opulent architecture and intricate tilework. Steeped in regal history, Queluz offers a captivating glimpse into the royal lifestyle and artistic elegance of Portugal's past. The palace is also used as an official residence for State Visits.