Started the day by stopping along the river for a few shots of the big Columbus structure then stopped a few times before we got ourselves orientated to find our next destination, Sintra! We were originally only expecting a crazy well but we got to a giant Palace with huge gardens and secret tunnels! We split up to find our own way around and it was like we were kids in a magical forest. Lagoons connected to pools, abandoned wells and eventually the Well of Initiation...apparently reflective of Dante's Inferno. Inside the Mansion was the museum where we learnt about the architect who started designing theatres which reflected the creative design of the grounds. We had to tear ourselves away so we could make enough time to find make the long stretch to Porto. The drivers opted for the main highway as it was much shorter than the alternative which bit us in the arse as the toll ended up being 40euros....arggggg. Big vans are not ideal on toll roads. We finally found our hostel in the dark, poorly marked streets of Porto and crashed in our cushy clean beds.