During the congress days importance will also be given to networking and informal meetings providing opportunities to exchange experiences and last but not least to enjoy the sceneries, heritage and gastronomy of both Lisbon and Cascais.
The following social events will take place during the EAHM Congress:
Programme for accompanying delegates
This tour will start after lunch, and from Cascais the group will take the highway towards Lisbon and arrive at the top of the Eduardo VII’s Park, for a beautiful panoramic view of the city, where the Tagus river, the St Jorge´s Castle and the old Cathedral are clearly visible. After all photographs are taken, we continue down to Avenida da Liberdade, until we reach Terreiro do Paço (The Royal Palace). A Guide will accompany the group in the bus providing brief history of the city and the monuments passing by. A drive along the river will take us to the historic Belem quarter for a panoramic view of the 16thn century Belem tower and the more recent Monument to the Discoveries. Short walk to the St. Jerome Monastery for a visit to the church, a masterpiece of the Manueline style. The tour includes a brief stop at Pasteis de Belém for a taste of this delicacy before returning to Cascais, this time by the scenic road along the river.
We will start the day with Cabo da Roca - the westernmost point of the European mainland. This is a compulsory photo stop before arriving at the mytical town of Sintra. Sintra - that for centuries was the romantic summer retreat for Portuguese Royalties and nobility is located on the slopes of the mountain range with the same name. On the top of the hill overlooking the village are the Moorish castle fortifications still to be seen. The tour offers an optional visit to the Royal Palace in the centre of the village. Guests can also enjoy some free time to explore the narrow lanes and enchanted gardens and parks that surround private mansions and romantic hide-away villas. It was no difficult task for UNESCO to classify the whole village as a World heritage site in 1995.
This tour is an introduction to the not so known south side of the river Tagus. Just across the 25th of April bridge, on the Palmela Peninsula, we find Lisbon's closest vineyards, famous for its fortified dessert wine "Moscatel" as well as quality table wines. We will pay a visit to one of the modern Wine cellars for a guided tour and a tasting. Return to Cascais, this time crossing the Tagus River via the Vasco da Gama Bridge, that when it was built in time for the World EXPO 1998, was the longest bridge in Europe.