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Lisbon: Sintra, Pena, Cabo da Roca Coast & Cascais Day Tour

Lisbon: Sintra, Pena, Cabo da Roca Coast & Cascais Day Tour

Embark on a captivating journey into the heart of enchantment with our Sintra and Cascais guided tour, where you'll witness the allure of Portugal's most mesmerizing destinations. Brace yourself for an extraordinary adventure that promises lasting memories. The first part of the tour takes you to the captivating town of Sintra, renowned for its immense historical significance and natural beauty. Instead of heading directly to the palace, you'll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the town's enchanting streets. As you wander through Sintra, you'll feel the echoes of a time long past, with its cobbled streets, ancient buildings, and local tales that resonate with history. Delight in the town's unique architecture, vibrant local markets, and the whispered legends of kings and queens that seem to linger in every corner. Next, you'll make your way to the majestic Park and National Palace of Pena, an enchanting hilltop retreat that seems like it's been plucked straight from a fairy tale. As you ascend towards the palace, you'll be greeted with breathtaking views of lush greenery and the surrounding countryside. The palace itself is a dazzling fusion of colors and architectural styles, showcasing an eclectic blend of Neo-Gothic, Neo-Renaissance, and Moorish influences. Take your time exploring the charming gardens, dotted with exotic plants and hidden grottoes as you uncover the romanticism that pervades every corner of this enchanting haven. Continuing your journey, you will drive through the incredible coastline of Cabo da Roca, the most western point in Europe. You will find incredible views of the ocean before arriving at the mesmerizing Guincho Beach. Let the forceful waves of the Atlantic and the gentle rustle of surrounding dunes envelop you in nature's embrace. This stunning sandy expanse is a testament to nature's raw beauty, where you can feel the cool ocean breeze, hear the roaring surf, and be awed by the sheer vastness of the coastline. Your journey then brings you to the charming coastal town of Cascais, a haven of elegance and relaxation. Wander through its picturesque streets, lined with quaint cafes, boutique shops, and beautiful architecture. Feel the vibrant energy of the town as you interact with friendly locals and immerse yourself in its laid-back atmosphere. The two hours spent in Cascais will give you ample time to soak in the coastal charm and perhaps enjoy some delicious seafood by the water's edge. While passing through Estoril, another coastal gem, there won't be a stop, but you'll catch glimpses of its cosmopolitan allure. As your adventure comes to a close, you'll carry the memories of Sintra's enchanting palaces, the exhilaration of standing at the edge of Europe, and the coastal charm of Cascais.

From Lisbon: Pena Palace, Regaleira, Sintra & Cascais Tour

From Lisbon: Pena Palace, Regaleira, Sintra & Cascais Tour

Travel to the wonderfully preserved city of Sintra on this day trip from Lisbon. Have some free time to explore Pena Palace, see stunning views of the National Park and Moorish Castle, and stop at the viewpoint at Guincho Beach for panoramic views of Roca and Cascais. Be picked up from our meeting point or Hotel in Lisbon. Sit back and relax on the scenic drive through the countryside to Sintra. Take some time to explore the vibrantly colored hilltop castle of Pena Palace ,free time at Quinta da Regaleira and Sintra Old Town to admire one of the many views over the National Park and the ocean. Continue to Guincho Beach, where you can see the westernmost point of continental Europe, Roca. Snap some breathtaking shots of the impressive views of the ocean crashing against the high rocky cliffs and cross the sand dunes in front of the ocean. Arrive in Cascais, an elegant seaside resort town on the Portuguese Riviera. Stroll through the lovely city center and check out Cascais’ luxury marina, its charming fishing port, and a restored fort that houses many local craftsmen.

Lisbon: Sintra, Pena Palace, and Cascais Day Trip

Lisbon: Sintra, Pena Palace, and Cascais Day Trip

Set off on a day trip to Sintra and Cascais and discover the best of these two Portuguese towns. Visit the incredible Sintra National Palace, explore the Pena Palace and its gardens, discover the picturesque streets of Cascais, and admire views over the Atlantic Ocean. Depart from the center of Lisbon and head to the charming town of Sintra, a place of profound historical significance and natural beauty. The first stop here is the iconic Sintra National Palace. Step back in time and admire the craftsmanship and splendor of this amazing building. The National Palace of Pena and its gardens will likely remind you of a fairy tale realm. The colorful palace features a mix of architectural influences, blending Neo-Gothic, Neo-Renaissance, and Moorish aesthetics. Take some time to explore both of these captivating destinations. Continuing your journey, you'll arrive at the mesmerizing Guincho Beach. Let the forceful waves of the Atlantic and the gentle rustle of surrounding dunes envelop you in nature's embrace. This stunning sandy expanse is a testament to nature's raw beauty, where you can feel the cool ocean breeze, hear the roaring surf, and be awed by the sheer vastness of the coastline. It's a place of reflection, rejuvenation, and adventure, evoking a deep connection between land and sea. Arrive in the town of Cascais and take a stroll through its idyllic streets, adorned with cafes, boutiques, and beautiful architecture. During the stop in Cascais, you can enjoy the coastal scenery and take the opportunity to enjoy some seafood by the waterside. On the way back to Lisbon, pass through Estoril, another coastal gem. Catch a glimpse of this luxury destination as you pass through. It's long been a playground for the elite, attracting visitors with its resorts, beaches, and nightlife.

Sintra: Full-Day Private Tour & Pena Palace Entry Option

Sintra: Full-Day Private Tour & Pena Palace Entry Option

Explore Sinta, a forested enclave of palaces and estates that seem plucked straight from a fairy tale, on a full-day private tour from Lisbon, Cascais, or Sintra. Upgrade to include visits to Pena Palace with skip-the-line entry tickets. Begin the tour with pickup from your location of choice, then head to Sintra with your private guide. Upon arrival, prepare to marvel at the natural and architectural wonders in a small village that's also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the village with your guide and receive recommendations about the best places to visit and where to taste the local sweet "Travesseiro," if you wish. Learn about kings, queens, legends, and Portuguese culture from your guide. Take a guided visit to the spectacular Pena Palace, Sintra's magical and romantic centerpiece. Then, choose 2 of the following 5 attractions to discover afterward: • Quinta da Regaleira • Monserrate Palace • Sintra National Palace • Mouros Castle • Queluz Palace After exploring Sintra's wonders, enjoy a relaxing journey through Cabo da Roca — the westernmost point in continental Europe — and the coastal splendor of Cascais. The tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel in your chosen starting location.

Lisbon: Pena Palace, Regaleira, Sintra, and Cascais Day Trip

Lisbon: Pena Palace, Regaleira, Sintra, and Cascais Day Trip

Escape Lisbon and go on a full-day, hosted journey to some of Portugal’s most popular attractions. Stop at the Pena Palace, Sintra Village with the possibility of a self guided tour in Regaleira Estate, or Sintra National Palace or Biester Palace, then view Cabo da Roca, from Guincho beach and Cascais. Sintra is a Unesco World Heritage site with incredible Romanticist architecture, historic estates and villas, and royal palaces and castles. Enjoy time to be guided through Pena Palace, self guide to visit Regaleira Estate and see the great views over Sintra Park and Mountains Cabo da Roca is the westernmost point of continental Europe, and soak in the impressive views of the ocean, we'll be stopping in Guincho beach to see it all. Cascais is an elegant seaside resort town on the Portuguese Riviera.

From Lisbon: Sintra, Cascais and Cabo da Roca Tour

From Lisbon: Sintra, Cascais and Cabo da Roca Tour

The enchanted Town of Sintra is located 40 minutes to the NW of Lisbon to which we will drive directly, after the pick-up at the meeting point in Lisbon. The first stop is at Pena Palace, where you'll have a 1h30 to visit part of the gardens and the terraces (rooms not included). After this visit, we'll stop at the historic center of Sintra where the Royal Palace is located. You'll have time for lunch and a stroll through the alleys for about 1h30. The highlight of the day is Quinta da Regaleira: here, we move from a portrait of Portugal's rich history to the complex mysticism of the secret societies and illuminated minds. We continue our journey to the coast, visiting Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of the European continent where we will enjoy the views for a moment. Finally, a passage to Cascais, the Portuguese Riviera, on the way back to Lisbon along the coastal road. Throughout the day we will have the opportunity to see other monuments such as the Moorish Castle, the palaces of Seteais and Monserrate from the outside. The day will always be backed up by storytelling and interaction. Given the traffic and parking restrictions, this day is a balance of guided and self-guided tour (always oriented by me and the only way to see this much in 1 day). Please note that the route may be reversed to avoid traffic during the high season or if the weather forecasts so require.

Sintra: Private Sightseeing Tour with Transportation

Sintra: Private Sightseeing Tour with Transportation

This is the unique adventure in Sintra that will awaken all your senses! Our team of experienced local guides is ready to reveal the best-kept secrets of this romantic village in a truly special way. Imagine yourself exploring stunning locations, viewpoints with breathtaking views, and monuments full of history. You'll have the opportunity to taste the unique flavors of local sweets and, most importantly, to meet the people who bring this magical village to life, listening to their stories and discovering its mystique. But the real magic happens at the end of the day when you realize that this is not just a visit, but an experience that will be etched in your memory forever. Take with you the memories of Sintra, the unforgettable romantic village that will make you dream of returning and reliving this enchantment countless times. Book now and let us show you Sintra like never before! The plan is simple, Let's do it! 1 - Moorish Castle 2 - Pena Park and National Palace of Pena 3 - Historic Center 4 - National Palace of Sintra 5 - Sabuga Fountain + Moorish Fountain 6 - Quinta da Regaleira 7 - Hotel Seteais 8 - Monserrate Park and Palace Note: You must choose two monuments to visit inside during the tour (Lunch break included) The rest is a secret! Pick up and drop off at the designated locations! 1) You should purchase tickets for the Pena Palace, don't worry, we will assist you in the process! 2) Please note that the visit to the interiors of the palaces is self-guided. If you wish to have someone accompany you during the visit, please inform us so that we can arrange it for an additional cost. At all other locations, our guide will be with you, showing you all points of interest and providing the historical context of every corner of this town!

Sintra: Full-Day Private Monuments Tour from Lisbon

Sintra: Full-Day Private Monuments Tour from Lisbon

Spend a full day touring Sintra and admiring some of the most spectacular of Portugal’s castles. Stop at the Moorish Castle with its original sections dating from the 8th and 9th centuries, and enjoy fantastic views of the region. Visit the Pena Palace and admire the mix of architectural styles of its exterior and interior. The Pena Palace is one of the best examples of Romanticism in the 19th century. Next you’ll visit the historic town of Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Sintra National Palace is located in the center of town, and for that reason it is known as the Town Palace. The 2 massive chimneys that protrude from the kitchens have become emblematic of Sintra. Inside, you’ll tour the ostentatiously decorated rooms of the best preserved medieval royal palace in Portugal and the favorite of Portuguese nobility. Quinta da Regaleira, located in the historic center, was built in the early 20th century in the middle of a dense forest, surrounded by gardens, lakes, grottoes, and enigmatic constructions. It is the result of the Romantic, Gothic, Renaissance, and Manueline ideals and of the magical and mythical visions of its owner.

Sintra: Half-Day Tour with Royal Palace Ticket

Sintra: Half-Day Tour with Royal Palace Ticket

Tour the rich sights of the UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Landscape of Sintra. Besides the Royal Palace, Sintra Village, and forests of Parque Natural Sintra-Cascais, you'll enjoy authentic Sintra pastry, and Cabo da Roca's spectacular coastal view. Experience an unforgettable afternoon as you head north from Lisbon to the UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Landscape of Sintra. Admire the Royal Palace, the best preserved medieval palace in Portugal. Located in Sintra Village itself, the Royal Palace was inhabited continuously from the 15th century through the late 19th century, and was the summer playground of Portuguese royalty. You'll quickly identify the palace's hallmark conical chimneys, and appreciate the rich collection of azulejos, or glazed tiles. As with the rest of Portugal, Sintra takes its sweets very seriously. Follow the crowd up a narrow nearby street to Piriquita. Since 1862, this popular confectioner and café has served up sumptuous cakes and pastries. The feast of the senses continues as we pass through the lush gardens of Parque Natural Sintra-Cascais, making our way to Cabo da Roca (from 1st March to 31st October), the westernmost point in continental Europe. Then soak in ocean sights as we journey along the coast, passing Guincho Beach, a windsurfing favorite, and Boca do Inferno (1st november to 28th/29th february), a natural grotto created by the sea. Upon reaching Cascais, you'll enjoy the panoramic view overlooking the bay. Then we'll return through Estoril, 'the Protuguese Riviera', with Europe's largest casino and its beautiful gardens.

From Lisbon: Sintra, Pena Palace, Cabo da Roca & Cascais Bay

From Lisbon: Sintra, Pena Palace, Cabo da Roca & Cascais Bay

Benefit from pickup at your hotel in Lisbon, and then travel to the UNESCO World Heritage monument of Pena Palace, one of the finest expressions of 19th-century Romanticism in the world. Marvel at the extravagant decorations and royal collections of the opulent interiors, and get amazing views from the rooftop cafe and terraces. You then head down to Sintra to enjoy some free time to shop or explore the historical center. Try the local pastries and take souvenir photos of the best-preserved medieval royal residence in Portugal, the Sintra National Palace. Continue towards the historic estates of Seteais and Monserrate on the way to Cabo da Roca. Get panoramic views from the westernmost point of mainland Europe, and take souvenir photos of the surfers paradise of Guincho Beach. Stop at the village of Cascais and take some walk along the bay before the return journey to Lisbon.

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Lisbon: Sintra, Pena, Cabo da Roca Coast & Cascais Day Tour

Lisbon: Sintra, Pena, Cabo da Roca Coast & Cascais Day Tour

Embark on a captivating journey into the heart of enchantment with our Sintra and Cascais guided tour, where you'll witness the allure of Portugal's most mesmerizing destinations. Brace yourself for an extraordinary adventure that promises lasting memories. The first part of the tour takes you to the captivating town of Sintra, renowned for its immense historical significance and natural beauty. Instead of heading directly to the palace, you'll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the town's enchanting streets. As you wander through Sintra, you'll feel the echoes of a time long past, with its cobbled streets, ancient buildings, and local tales that resonate with history. Delight in the town's unique architecture, vibrant local markets, and the whispered legends of kings and queens that seem to linger in every corner. Next, you'll make your way to the majestic Park and National Palace of Pena, an enchanting hilltop retreat that seems like it's been plucked straight from a fairy tale. As you ascend towards the palace, you'll be greeted with breathtaking views of lush greenery and the surrounding countryside. The palace itself is a dazzling fusion of colors and architectural styles, showcasing an eclectic blend of Neo-Gothic, Neo-Renaissance, and Moorish influences. Take your time exploring the charming gardens, dotted with exotic plants and hidden grottoes as you uncover the romanticism that pervades every corner of this enchanting haven. Continuing your journey, you will drive through the incredible coastline of Cabo da Roca, the most western point in Europe. You will find incredible views of the ocean before arriving at the mesmerizing Guincho Beach. Let the forceful waves of the Atlantic and the gentle rustle of surrounding dunes envelop you in nature's embrace. This stunning sandy expanse is a testament to nature's raw beauty, where you can feel the cool ocean breeze, hear the roaring surf, and be awed by the sheer vastness of the coastline. Your journey then brings you to the charming coastal town of Cascais, a haven of elegance and relaxation. Wander through its picturesque streets, lined with quaint cafes, boutique shops, and beautiful architecture. Feel the vibrant energy of the town as you interact with friendly locals and immerse yourself in its laid-back atmosphere. The two hours spent in Cascais will give you ample time to soak in the coastal charm and perhaps enjoy some delicious seafood by the water's edge. While passing through Estoril, another coastal gem, there won't be a stop, but you'll catch glimpses of its cosmopolitan allure. As your adventure comes to a close, you'll carry the memories of Sintra's enchanting palaces, the exhilaration of standing at the edge of Europe, and the coastal charm of Cascais.

From Lisbon: Pena Palace, Regaleira, Sintra & Cascais Tour

From Lisbon: Pena Palace, Regaleira, Sintra & Cascais Tour

Travel to the wonderfully preserved city of Sintra on this day trip from Lisbon. Have some free time to explore Pena Palace, see stunning views of the National Park and Moorish Castle, and stop at the viewpoint at Guincho Beach for panoramic views of Roca and Cascais. Be picked up from our meeting point or Hotel in Lisbon. Sit back and relax on the scenic drive through the countryside to Sintra. Take some time to explore the vibrantly colored hilltop castle of Pena Palace ,free time at Quinta da Regaleira and Sintra Old Town to admire one of the many views over the National Park and the ocean. Continue to Guincho Beach, where you can see the westernmost point of continental Europe, Roca. Snap some breathtaking shots of the impressive views of the ocean crashing against the high rocky cliffs and cross the sand dunes in front of the ocean. Arrive in Cascais, an elegant seaside resort town on the Portuguese Riviera. Stroll through the lovely city center and check out Cascais’ luxury marina, its charming fishing port, and a restored fort that houses many local craftsmen.

Lisbon: Sintra, Pena Palace, and Cascais Day Trip

Lisbon: Sintra, Pena Palace, and Cascais Day Trip

Set off on a day trip to Sintra and Cascais and discover the best of these two Portuguese towns. Visit the incredible Sintra National Palace, explore the Pena Palace and its gardens, discover the picturesque streets of Cascais, and admire views over the Atlantic Ocean. Depart from the center of Lisbon and head to the charming town of Sintra, a place of profound historical significance and natural beauty. The first stop here is the iconic Sintra National Palace. Step back in time and admire the craftsmanship and splendor of this amazing building. The National Palace of Pena and its gardens will likely remind you of a fairy tale realm. The colorful palace features a mix of architectural influences, blending Neo-Gothic, Neo-Renaissance, and Moorish aesthetics. Take some time to explore both of these captivating destinations. Continuing your journey, you'll arrive at the mesmerizing Guincho Beach. Let the forceful waves of the Atlantic and the gentle rustle of surrounding dunes envelop you in nature's embrace. This stunning sandy expanse is a testament to nature's raw beauty, where you can feel the cool ocean breeze, hear the roaring surf, and be awed by the sheer vastness of the coastline. It's a place of reflection, rejuvenation, and adventure, evoking a deep connection between land and sea. Arrive in the town of Cascais and take a stroll through its idyllic streets, adorned with cafes, boutiques, and beautiful architecture. During the stop in Cascais, you can enjoy the coastal scenery and take the opportunity to enjoy some seafood by the waterside. On the way back to Lisbon, pass through Estoril, another coastal gem. Catch a glimpse of this luxury destination as you pass through. It's long been a playground for the elite, attracting visitors with its resorts, beaches, and nightlife.

Sintra: Full-Day Private Tour & Pena Palace Entry Option

Sintra: Full-Day Private Tour & Pena Palace Entry Option

Explore Sinta, a forested enclave of palaces and estates that seem plucked straight from a fairy tale, on a full-day private tour from Lisbon, Cascais, or Sintra. Upgrade to include visits to Pena Palace with skip-the-line entry tickets. Begin the tour with pickup from your location of choice, then head to Sintra with your private guide. Upon arrival, prepare to marvel at the natural and architectural wonders in a small village that's also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the village with your guide and receive recommendations about the best places to visit and where to taste the local sweet "Travesseiro," if you wish. Learn about kings, queens, legends, and Portuguese culture from your guide. Take a guided visit to the spectacular Pena Palace, Sintra's magical and romantic centerpiece. Then, choose 2 of the following 5 attractions to discover afterward: • Quinta da Regaleira • Monserrate Palace • Sintra National Palace • Mouros Castle • Queluz Palace After exploring Sintra's wonders, enjoy a relaxing journey through Cabo da Roca — the westernmost point in continental Europe — and the coastal splendor of Cascais. The tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel in your chosen starting location.

Lisbon: Pena Palace, Regaleira, Sintra, and Cascais Day Trip

Lisbon: Pena Palace, Regaleira, Sintra, and Cascais Day Trip

Escape Lisbon and go on a full-day, hosted journey to some of Portugal’s most popular attractions. Stop at the Pena Palace, Sintra Village with the possibility of a self guided tour in Regaleira Estate, or Sintra National Palace or Biester Palace, then view Cabo da Roca, from Guincho beach and Cascais. Sintra is a Unesco World Heritage site with incredible Romanticist architecture, historic estates and villas, and royal palaces and castles. Enjoy time to be guided through Pena Palace, self guide to visit Regaleira Estate and see the great views over Sintra Park and Mountains Cabo da Roca is the westernmost point of continental Europe, and soak in the impressive views of the ocean, we'll be stopping in Guincho beach to see it all. Cascais is an elegant seaside resort town on the Portuguese Riviera.

From Lisbon: Sintra, Cascais and Cabo da Roca Tour

From Lisbon: Sintra, Cascais and Cabo da Roca Tour

The enchanted Town of Sintra is located 40 minutes to the NW of Lisbon to which we will drive directly, after the pick-up at the meeting point in Lisbon. The first stop is at Pena Palace, where you'll have a 1h30 to visit part of the gardens and the terraces (rooms not included). After this visit, we'll stop at the historic center of Sintra where the Royal Palace is located. You'll have time for lunch and a stroll through the alleys for about 1h30. The highlight of the day is Quinta da Regaleira: here, we move from a portrait of Portugal's rich history to the complex mysticism of the secret societies and illuminated minds. We continue our journey to the coast, visiting Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of the European continent where we will enjoy the views for a moment. Finally, a passage to Cascais, the Portuguese Riviera, on the way back to Lisbon along the coastal road. Throughout the day we will have the opportunity to see other monuments such as the Moorish Castle, the palaces of Seteais and Monserrate from the outside. The day will always be backed up by storytelling and interaction. Given the traffic and parking restrictions, this day is a balance of guided and self-guided tour (always oriented by me and the only way to see this much in 1 day). Please note that the route may be reversed to avoid traffic during the high season or if the weather forecasts so require.

Sintra: Private Sightseeing Tour with Transportation

Sintra: Private Sightseeing Tour with Transportation

This is the unique adventure in Sintra that will awaken all your senses! Our team of experienced local guides is ready to reveal the best-kept secrets of this romantic village in a truly special way. Imagine yourself exploring stunning locations, viewpoints with breathtaking views, and monuments full of history. You'll have the opportunity to taste the unique flavors of local sweets and, most importantly, to meet the people who bring this magical village to life, listening to their stories and discovering its mystique. But the real magic happens at the end of the day when you realize that this is not just a visit, but an experience that will be etched in your memory forever. Take with you the memories of Sintra, the unforgettable romantic village that will make you dream of returning and reliving this enchantment countless times. Book now and let us show you Sintra like never before! The plan is simple, Let's do it! 1 - Moorish Castle 2 - Pena Park and National Palace of Pena 3 - Historic Center 4 - National Palace of Sintra 5 - Sabuga Fountain + Moorish Fountain 6 - Quinta da Regaleira 7 - Hotel Seteais 8 - Monserrate Park and Palace Note: You must choose two monuments to visit inside during the tour (Lunch break included) The rest is a secret! Pick up and drop off at the designated locations! 1) You should purchase tickets for the Pena Palace, don't worry, we will assist you in the process! 2) Please note that the visit to the interiors of the palaces is self-guided. If you wish to have someone accompany you during the visit, please inform us so that we can arrange it for an additional cost. At all other locations, our guide will be with you, showing you all points of interest and providing the historical context of every corner of this town!

Sintra: Full-Day Private Monuments Tour from Lisbon

Sintra: Full-Day Private Monuments Tour from Lisbon

Spend a full day touring Sintra and admiring some of the most spectacular of Portugal’s castles. Stop at the Moorish Castle with its original sections dating from the 8th and 9th centuries, and enjoy fantastic views of the region. Visit the Pena Palace and admire the mix of architectural styles of its exterior and interior. The Pena Palace is one of the best examples of Romanticism in the 19th century. Next you’ll visit the historic town of Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Sintra National Palace is located in the center of town, and for that reason it is known as the Town Palace. The 2 massive chimneys that protrude from the kitchens have become emblematic of Sintra. Inside, you’ll tour the ostentatiously decorated rooms of the best preserved medieval royal palace in Portugal and the favorite of Portuguese nobility. Quinta da Regaleira, located in the historic center, was built in the early 20th century in the middle of a dense forest, surrounded by gardens, lakes, grottoes, and enigmatic constructions. It is the result of the Romantic, Gothic, Renaissance, and Manueline ideals and of the magical and mythical visions of its owner.

Sintra: Half-Day Tour with Royal Palace Ticket

Sintra: Half-Day Tour with Royal Palace Ticket

Tour the rich sights of the UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Landscape of Sintra. Besides the Royal Palace, Sintra Village, and forests of Parque Natural Sintra-Cascais, you'll enjoy authentic Sintra pastry, and Cabo da Roca's spectacular coastal view. Experience an unforgettable afternoon as you head north from Lisbon to the UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Landscape of Sintra. Admire the Royal Palace, the best preserved medieval palace in Portugal. Located in Sintra Village itself, the Royal Palace was inhabited continuously from the 15th century through the late 19th century, and was the summer playground of Portuguese royalty. You'll quickly identify the palace's hallmark conical chimneys, and appreciate the rich collection of azulejos, or glazed tiles. As with the rest of Portugal, Sintra takes its sweets very seriously. Follow the crowd up a narrow nearby street to Piriquita. Since 1862, this popular confectioner and café has served up sumptuous cakes and pastries. The feast of the senses continues as we pass through the lush gardens of Parque Natural Sintra-Cascais, making our way to Cabo da Roca (from 1st March to 31st October), the westernmost point in continental Europe. Then soak in ocean sights as we journey along the coast, passing Guincho Beach, a windsurfing favorite, and Boca do Inferno (1st november to 28th/29th february), a natural grotto created by the sea. Upon reaching Cascais, you'll enjoy the panoramic view overlooking the bay. Then we'll return through Estoril, 'the Protuguese Riviera', with Europe's largest casino and its beautiful gardens.

From Lisbon: Sintra, Pena Palace, Cabo da Roca & Cascais Bay

From Lisbon: Sintra, Pena Palace, Cabo da Roca & Cascais Bay

Benefit from pickup at your hotel in Lisbon, and then travel to the UNESCO World Heritage monument of Pena Palace, one of the finest expressions of 19th-century Romanticism in the world. Marvel at the extravagant decorations and royal collections of the opulent interiors, and get amazing views from the rooftop cafe and terraces. You then head down to Sintra to enjoy some free time to shop or explore the historical center. Try the local pastries and take souvenir photos of the best-preserved medieval royal residence in Portugal, the Sintra National Palace. Continue towards the historic estates of Seteais and Monserrate on the way to Cabo da Roca. Get panoramic views from the westernmost point of mainland Europe, and take souvenir photos of the surfers paradise of Guincho Beach. Stop at the village of Cascais and take some walk along the bay before the return journey to Lisbon.

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Fernando was an excellent guide. Courteous, knowledgeable, great driver as well. Made the entire experience easy and pleasant. Took us to amazing places to try the dessert and lunch in Sintra and at the same time gave us choices which places to see and which areas to stop by for. Would recommend this trip and this guide if you are in Lisbon

Our day with our tour guide and driver was informative and a lot of fun. Anto took us to all the sites we wanted to go individually and collectively. Our guide was well informed and shared some fun as well as historical information. Definitely recommend this tour

Guide was really good. Transportation could have been better and could have spent more time at Cascais. Overall a good experience.

Joao was amazing, very professional, flexible and funny. We had an amazing time! Highly recommended!

Maria was a great and helpful guide! We had an awesome day.