Lisbon, Portugal
12-13 September

Social excursions

Please find details below regarding the available social excursions for the European Rice Convention 2019.

Thursday 12 September

Sintra - Cascais - all-day (for partners/spouses only)

A day bus tour will introduce you to the historical and geographical highlights of the area around Lisbon. In the morning, you will visit Sintra, a town in the foothills of Portugal’s Sintra Mountains. Sintra was a traditional getaway for the Lisbon aristocracy, as reflected in the many mansions and palaces. Now a UNESCO World Heritage site, you will have the opportunity to visit the historical centre, wander the old streets and enjoy the marvellous views of the area. Following lunch in the characteristic village of Cabriz, you will then continue to the coast and spend time in Cascais a coastal resort, that has retained much of its original charm as an old fishing village. You will then return to the Lisbon along the coast.

Friday 13 September

Lisbon – afternoon (for all participants)

Discover all the highlights of the city with local guides from Lisbon’s oldest district of Alfama to the tranquil Estrela. Once you've had the opportunity to take lunch (no organised lunch) trams or tuk tuks will take you on a guided tour through the city for around two hours before a bus will return you to the hotel.