Luxury hotel holiday Tivoli Palacio dei Seteais Sintra

The five star Tivoli Palacio de Seteais is a classical 18th century palace set on the side of a mountain just outside Sintra in Portugal. Combining the history of its location with the history and beautiful situation of the property, this boutique hotel offers guests a grand and opulent experience. Guests are free to explore the nearby UNESCO World Heritage Sites, as well as the 19 golf courses in the region, or simply to enjoy the idyllic facilities at the hotel.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Lisbon
  • Private car transfer airport to hotel and back
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, board and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays to Tivoli Palacio dei Seteias, Sintra

Tivoli Palacio dei Seteais is a 5-star boutique hotel offering traditional Portuguese style and luxury. A renovated 18th century palace, this grand hotel offers comfort and indulgence after a day exploring the cultural sights nearby.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location The hotel is just outside Sintra

Closest airport Lisbon Airport

Distance from airport The hotel is abput 30-minutes' drive from Lisbon Airport

Hotel facilities and services

Seteais Restaurant and Bar, Dining Delight Options, Outdoor Swimming Pool, Tennis Court, Reading Room, Concierge, T/Kids Activities, Complimentary Guest Parking, and WiFi.

Complimentary

Parking, WiFi.

Land sports

Tennis.

Out and about nearby

Golf enthusiasts will find themselves at home amongst the 19 local golf courses. The Castelo dos Mouros in Sintra is a ruined castle set amongst the Serra de Sintra forests, and dates back to the 9th century. The Serra de Sintra National Park is the perfect setting for many long romantic walks. The town of Sintra itself is best known for its distinctive 'Romanticism-style' architecture. The Pena Palace is one of the most popular attractions in Portugal. Its very distinctive exterior can be seen for miles around due to its elevated position. Yellow towers, grey stone battlements, red turrets, and a vast dome complete the characterful appearance. The city of Lisbon is also within easy reach.

Sports nearby

Golf.  

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Superior garden view room for 7 nights

From about

£1,340 low season

£1,520 high season

Holiday Code EXH1994

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays to Tivoli Palacio dei Seteias, Sintra

The five star Tivoli Palacio de Seteais has a stunning mountainside position overlooking the town of Sintra and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sintra Castle. From their first glimpse of the grand driveway, which wraps itself around a central lawn, and the palatial exterior crowned by a large stone gate, guests are immersed in a feeling of opulent 18th century glamour and grandeur. Gardens containing perfectly maintained mazes add to the rich, historic atmosphere of the views from this elevated position. As you enter the hotel, you will be struck by the romance of the property, on which the hotel prides itself, characterised by the 18th century period features and the pervading sense of royalty. In the ballrooms, which are transformed into private dining areas through the Dining Delight programme, frescoes adorn the high ceilings. A grand piano takes centre stage in one of the lounges, plush armchairs populate the reading room, and painted murals decorate the walls of the halls. Seteais Restaurant offers a truly indulgent and opulent dining experience, in a setting that is both homely and otherworldly. The experienced chef serves a delicious menu of gourmet, regional cuisine. The guestrooms have a cosier feel, and are decorated with warm colours, rich textures and fabrics, and antique furnishings, while still retaining the spaciousness of the rest of the hotel. Here, guests are treated to the exclusivity and comfort of their own private palace. During the daytime, guests can enjoy a dip in the pool on the leafy, decked terrace that overlooks the town below, take a stroll in one of the gardens or on the lawn, or let off some steam in the tennis courts or one of the 19 nearby golf courses. In the evenings, watch the sun go down from your prime position on the panoramic bar terrace. The Tivoli Palacio de Seteais is a beautifully situated, secluded palace that offers the ultimate sense of classical luxury.

Room descriptions

Tivoli Palacio dei Seteais has 30 rooms with air-conditioning, LCD television, telephone, Nespresso machine, safe, minibar, and hairdryer. All rooms have views across the gardens, the pool, or the Sintra Mountains.

Superior Twin Room
Superior Double Room
Deluxe Room
Diplomatic Suite with large sitting area and balcony

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Superior garden view room for 7 nights

From about

£1,340 low season

£1,520 high season

Holiday Code EXH1994

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays to Tivoli Palacio dei Seteias, Sintra

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Tivoli Palacio de Setais, Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways from London to Lisbon. Flights may be available from other UK airports with Easyjet, Jet2 and TUI for example. The hotel is about 45 minutes’ drive from the airport and we recommend that we book a private car transfer for you, or include the use of a hire-car for the duration of your holiday.

Additional information

Children: Interconnecting rooms can be arranged, or extra beds can be added to existing rooms. T/Kids offers a range of activities, including trips to the local Toy Museum, the Living Science Centre, and the Museum of Natural History. Children's tables are available in the restaurant, as is babysitting. Holiday camps and children's parties can also be arranged.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Superior garden view room for 7 nights

From about

£1,340 low season

£1,520 high season

Holiday Code EXH1994

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays to Tivoli Palacio dei Seteias, Sintra

About Portugal

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to Portugal's countryside bursts with pretty villages, glitters with historical treasures and World Heritage sites, as well as converted mediaeval monasteries, and elegant manor houses now hosting some of the finest hotels in Europe. Though Portugal's spirit is undoubtedly rural, its big towns Porto and Lisbon are lively, magical places making full use of their waterside setting, offering rich picking for those that like to wander, with colourful waterside cafes and boutiques, leafy boulevards and old-fashioned trams still rattling through the streets. Smaller towns offer their own enchantment, with well-preserved medieval quarters that invite exploring in towns like Évora, Coimbra, Guimarães and Braga. Outside the cities, travellers can enjoy Portugal's warm sunny weather, exploring centuries-old vineyards, visiting stone villages in the mountains or soaking up rays on the magnificent southern shoreline. Dramatic scenery lies all along the coast from windswept cliffs with edge-of-the-world views to wild dune-covered beaches. More than just a static backdrop, the scenery sets the stage for outdoor adventure. Hiking, surfing, windsurfing, horse-riding, big game fishing, kayaking, diving, golfing, and mountain biking are a few ways to spend a sun-drenched afternoon. 600 miles southwest of Portugal lies the island of Madeira, home to Reid's Palace Hotel, an elegant and glamorous five star hotel in a superb location, ideal for holidays all year round, due to the mild winter climate, and on an island renowned for its beautiful vegetation.

Highlights of Lisbon

The area close to the city of Lisbon is known for its variety of attractions. Moorish architecture left over from Arabic rule can be seen in the Castelo de Sao Jorge in the Alfama. Collections of Portuguese art are on display in the Museu Gulbenkian, the Museu de Arte Antiga, and the Berardo Collection. For a taste of Portugal's maritime history, visit the Monasteiro dos Jeronimos. Sintra, the favourite haunt of Lord Byron, is home to twin-peak-top castles and royal palaces. Beautiful, golden sandy beaches can be found in Cascais to the west of Lisbon, or on the Costa da Caparica to the south; particularly idyllic are the coves between Setubal and Sesimbra. Peniche is a picturesque seaside town renowned for being one of Europe's best surfing spots. You can explore all that the area around the city of Lisbon has to offer with our Tour of the City and Countryside of the Lisboa Region.

Highlights of the Algarve

Known for having some of Portugal's most scenic beaches, the Algarve is a popular destination for those looking for a beach or water sports holiday enjoying the Portuguese sunshine. Sagres and Tavira are recognised as the best places for this. In Albufeira, Armacao de Pera, and Lagos you will find an abundance of the light-catching rocky outcrops and peaceful coves that the Algarve is so well known for. Salema, Burgau, and Sagres were once busy little fishing villages, and now still stand as testament to this important aspect of Portuguese culture. The Reserva Natural da Ria Formosa lies just off the southern coastline, the islands of which can be accessed from many towns, including Faro, Olhao, Fuseta, Cabanas, and Tavira; most of which are also ideal starting points from which to try a little surfing. White-washed and serene Alcoutim is an example of the less-developed Portuguese towns, with a hint of Andalucia in its appearance, and Loule is the perfect place to wander around a bustling market. You may also wish to visit the Roman ruins at Milreu, the Moorish town of Silves, or the Spa town of Caldas de Monchique. For outdoor pursuits, head into the Serra de Monchique Mountain Range.

Highlights of Porto and the Douro Valley

At the mouth of the Rio Douro lies Porto, an atmospheric town with a dramatic aspect and almost Parisian lifestyle. Its streets are lined with historic buildings and wine lodges serving the best of Portuguese wines. The nearby wine towns of Penafiel, Peso da Regua, Pinhao, and Amarante are also recommended for wine-tasting, but have a much more rural location. Amarante, in particular, is believed to be the most attractive wine town in the area, with a central triple-arched bridge, tall stone red-roofed houses interspersed with verdant trees, and a gently flowing river. To witness a sample of Portuguese Baroque architecture, visit the pilgrimage town of Lamego. The main attraction of this town, the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedios, lies at the top of an elaborate and intricately decorated set of zig-zagged stairways that pass through archways and across viewing balconies. In Porto, some of the greatest artistic triumphs of 17th century Portugal reside, the Se Cathedral in particular, in which every inch of the columns, archways, and altar have been adorned in golden floral and religious motifs, in true Baroque style. For something even more historic, visit the Palaeolithic rock formations of Vila Nova de Foz Coa, the largest outdoor gallery of stone age remains in the world, which have since been neighboured by flourishing vineyards. Along the rocky gorges of the river, you will find a number of castle-towns, including the Medieval walled town of Trancoso and the fortress town of Almeida.

Highlights of Madeira

A green and fertile island in the Atlantic Ocean, Madeira is situated off the coast of Morocco. Its coastline combines beautiful sandy beaches with rocky cliffs, the latter of which can be best appreciated at Cabo Girao. The island's capital, Funchal, is packed full with historic buildings, including 15th century churches and convents and a Se Cathedral as ornate as the one in Porto. Enjoy the relentless joviality of the street markets, or visit more peaceful attractions, such as the basalt cave of Capela de Sao Vicente or the island's protected nature reserves. Rare Laurissilva forests can be walked, trekked, or hiked through, affording guests sensational views; and the crystal clear waters off the coast can be swam through, perhaps below the water's surface so the ecosystems that live in the reefs can be appreciated. One of the greatest pleasures of Madeira, however, is wandering over the beaches, surveying the rock pools, and taking in the sights from the clifftops. Aside from the key regions that our Portuguese programme focuses on, there is much to find and see in Portugal. Those willing to drive a little further during the day will enjoy a much more diverse touring holiday.

Facts in brief

Capital Lisbon
Airport There are international airports at Lisbon, Porto and Faro, served by a variety of airlines from the UK, including British Airways, EasyJet, bmibaby, TAP, Jet2.
Size 35,000 sq. miles
Population 10 million
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