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From Lisbon: Sintra, Cabo da Roca and Cascais Full-Day Tour

1. From Lisbon: Sintra, Cabo da Roca and Cascais Full-Day Tour

Discover Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on this day tour. Admire the town via minivan, surrounded by a natural park, a medieval castle, palaces, and chalets. Walk along the medieval streets of Sintra and drive through the national park. Take in the rare fauna, the unique trees, the Moorish Castle, Monserrate Palace, and the several chalets along the road. Next, visit Pena Palace, one of the most impressive architectural expressions of 19th-century Romanticism in the world, and one of Portugal’s seven wonders. Continue on to the westernmost point of continental Europe at Roca Cape. Finally, travel along the Atlantic coast. Discover the natural seawater pools at Azenhas do Mar beach. Stop in Cascais, was once a holiday retreat for the royal family and the European aristocracy.

Sintra: Private Full-Day 4x4 Tour of Sintra and Cascais

2. Sintra: Private Full-Day 4x4 Tour of Sintra and Cascais

Please tell us where to pick you up in Sintra or Cascais - We recommend the Portela train station (before last) in Sintra at 09:00, under the tunnel that connect both sides of the station! we will have an Easy Moto Tours Sign - And the Return train through Cascais - Nice sunset by the ocean - OK, now comes the marketing piece: Embark on a 4x4 adventure through Sintra and Cascais with a private jeep tour. Discover the hidden treasures and iconic landmarks of Portugal's most picturesque regions, including the magnificent Pena Palace, the mystical Quinta da Regaleira, and the breathtaking Praia do Guincho. Enjoy a personalised and immersive experience, allowing you to delve into the rich history, cultural heritage, and natural splendor of Sintra and Cascais. Follow your guide to the Pena Palace, an enchanting 19th-century palace perched high on a hill, boasting colorful facades and ornate architecture. Next, be transported to a realm of mystery and intrigue with a visit to Quinta da Regaleira. Wander through its lush gardens, explore hidden tunnels, and marvel at the mesmerizing Initiation Well, a stunning spiral staircase shrouded in symbolism and legends. Continue to Praia do Guincho, a pristine sandy beach surrounded by rugged cliffs and lashed by the Atlantic Ocean. Take in the invigorating sea breeze, soak up the sun, or indulge in thrilling water sports (if you feel like it) PS; you might think that a tour starting in Lisbon is a good idea! Trust us, it is not - you can stay 01:30 hours in traffic! Trust the local, get the train! Cheap, fast, and convenient !

Lisbon: Sintra, Pena Palace, Quinta Regaleira, Cascais Tour

3. Lisbon: Sintra, Pena Palace, Quinta Regaleira, Cascais Tour

Escape Lisbon city, and discover it's metropolitan area and go on a full-day, guided journey to some of Portugal’s most popular attractions. Stop at the iconic Pena Palace, the awe-inspiring cliffs and Beach, and the seaside picturesque places. Stop in Sintra old Town, a Unesco World Heritage site with incredible Romanticist architecture, historic estates and villas, and royal palaces and castles. Enjoy time to explore Pena Palace and see the great views over Sintra Nacional Park and Moorish Castle, visit Sintra Nacional Palace in the Village or visit Quinta da Regaleira in your free time. Passage in some of the sintra county beaches in the way to Cascais Vilage. And here, admire the views of the westernmost points of continental Europe, like Roca Cape and the Atlantic Ocean from the beach, and take in the impressive views of the ocean crashing against the high rocky cliffs and the natural whitw sand. Enjoy one of the Portuguese Rivieras, Estoril cost with Cascais an elegant seaside area of Lisbon, metropoliten area with its picturesque places and villages where you may stroll through the lovely seaside, fishing ports, and restored houses by many local craftsmen..

Sintra- Cascais tour (2 Palaces in Sintra! 10hours tour!)

4. Sintra- Cascais tour (2 Palaces in Sintra! 10hours tour!)

Pick up point: Hard Rock Café in Lisbon at 7.15h Visit Sintra historical city centre Palacio da Pena: The most European sui generis palace by its colours and style Quinta da Regaleira: An incredible house and garden of a sir that was a free-mason Pause for lunch Azenhas do Mar. Beatiful panorama view of a fishing village on a cliff Cabo da Roca: Most western pont of the european continent Boca do Inferno: Arch made with stone wher the ocean water entres violently creating a beautiful spectacle Cascais Estoril Drive through the coastline with the beautiful beaches until Lisbon

Lisbon: Sintra, Roca, Pena Palace, Quinta da Regaleira Tour

5. Lisbon: Sintra, Roca, Pena Palace, Quinta da Regaleira Tour

Leave the hustle and bustle of Lisbon and discover the hidden secrets of its metropolitan area on this, small group full-day tour to the romantic mysterious and beautiful Sintra, a World Heritage Site. Experience the iconic views at Pena Palace, it's terraces, balconies arrond the Chapel of this ancient monestrary, and breathtaking view points, where may be seen great views over Sintra National Park and the Moorish Castle ( If the preference it's to visit the small interiores also the tickets have to be bogth in advance for 9h30 slot only, online officialwebsite, they run out fast) Venture also into the Sintra countryside and discover some of the most popular attractions. Take home unforgettable memories from this charming day trip. Enjoy the free time to indulge and explore... Walk through the Sintra National Palace of the Village with its historic estates and villas, and royal palaces and castles, to Discover the mystical gardens of the Quinta da Regaleira, passing also near by Seteais Palace today an Hotel, or the Biester Chalet or simply stroll through the Old Town of Sintra with its incredible Romanticist architecture of this Historical center. And after.... Sightseeing to find the Atlantic Ocean, on Cape of Roca the Europeawestern most point. Finish at acient 13th century fishing village of Cascais at the eclectic Estoril cost line of Lisbon Rivera, where in the 19th century te Portuguese royalty and nobles from different nations find this summer resort area, and use as a refuge to be far, far way from the great wars in XXth century, full of glamor and espionage giving inspiration to create characters like James Bond. After here we return to Lisbon downtown or original meeting point.

Sintra: Self-Drive Trip with Virtual Guide Assistance

6. Sintra: Self-Drive Trip with Virtual Guide Assistance

Drive by yourself in a fun little electric car for 2 people, get close to nature exploring the mountains and the coast, get to all the monuments of the city, then head to the best beaches and viewpoints at the coastline of Sintra, at Colares village. This experience is the only one that gives you total freedom and autonomy to explore Sintra your way and at your own pace. Your local guides will help you figure out where to go, plan the routes on the GPS, support you during the tour, and give you the best recommendations for a perfect day in this magical region. Go to Pena Palace, Moorish Castle, Quinta da Regaleira, Seteais Palace and Monserrate Park and Palace, then head to Praia das Maças and finish at the emblematic Azenhas do Mar. Choose where to stop and visit and enjoy the pleasure of driving an eco-friendly electric car ideal to navigate through the tight streets of Sintra, explore the beautiful surrounding region and have a lot of fun.

From Lisbon: Sintra, Cabo da Roca, & Cascais Private Tour

7. From Lisbon: Sintra, Cabo da Roca, & Cascais Private Tour

Explore beyond Lisbon city limits and see several of Portugal’s top attractions in one day. Travel to the UNESCO Cultural Landscape of Sintra and visit Pena Palace, see Quinta da Regaleira, and stop at Cabo da Roca. Set off from Lisbon in the morning via air-conditioned vehicle and head to UNESCO-listed Sintra. Skip the long lines and explore the rainbow-hued Pena Palace, one of the 7 Wonders of Portugal. Pass by the Gothic wonder of Quinta da Regaleira, and admire the various architectural influences that make the Quinta a World Heritage Site. Stop by Cabo da Roca (continental Europe’s westernmost point) to admire the views of the Atlantic Ocean at the edge of the continent. Make a stop at Cascais, a charming fishing town on your way back to Lisbon. > After your free exploration time in Cascais, relax back on board your air-conditioned vehicle, and admire more breathtaking views of the Portuguese coast as you make your way back to Lisbon.

From Lisbon: Coastal Villages and Mafra Palace Guided Tour

8. From Lisbon: Coastal Villages and Mafra Palace Guided Tour

First stop will be Azenhas do Mar, a scenic village on the coast built in the "Portuguese Soft Style". Continue along the coast, passing by steep cliffs and wild beaches. Arrive in Ericeira, a village known for its blue and white buildings, as well as its lively food scene. Enjoy free time to explore the village at your own pace and have lunch. After lunch, head to Jose Franco, a working village and open-air museum that showcases the traditional culture and handicrafts of the área. End your tour with a visit to the magnificent Palace of Mafra, a masterpiece from the eighteenth century and one of the most important buildings in the Portuguese Baroque style. The palace is home to 92 bells, 1200 rooms, and over 4,700 doors and windows. It also hosts the oldest library in Portugal with about 36,000 volumes. Enjoy a tour of the site with your dedicated guide, who will share interesting facts and stories about the monument.

Lisbon: Sintra, Azenhas do Mar and Cascais Day Trip

9. Lisbon: Sintra, Azenhas do Mar and Cascais Day Trip

Marvel at the Moorish castles and fairytales palaces of Sintra on a full-day sightseeing tour from Lisbon. Transfer by air-conditioned minivan to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, and explore the picturesque streets of the bohemian village at its heart. See the ornate Sintra National Palace, along with romantic fountains, churches, chapels, and shrines. Continue to the coastal village of Azenhas do Mar to wander among buildings with tiled façades. Enjoy some beach time at Praia da Maçãs, surrounded by imposing cliffs, golden sands, and clear waters. Discover the saltwater swimming pool loved by the local inhabitants, along with fans of recreational fishing, surfing, paragliding, and kite surfing. Watch the surfers surfing the waves at Praia Grande. Close by is the biggest oceanic saltwater pool in Europe, while on the opposite side there are traces of dinosaur footprints on the cliff. Next, go the most westerly point of continental Europe at Cabo da Roca. Enjoy a fantastic view of the beaches and sea from the cliff top. En route back to Lisbon, discover the unique dunes of Guincho Beach, famous as a sanctuary for surf, windsurf, and kitesurf lovers. Visit the charming town of Cascais, a former fishing village that became a favorite royal retreat. Stroll among the elegant boutiques, restaurants, and hotels.

Sintra Small Group Tour from Lisbon with Pena Palace ticket

10. Sintra Small Group Tour from Lisbon with Pena Palace ticket

Spend an entire day exploring Lisbon's surroundings on a tour that takes you to Sintra and Cascais. First visit the mysterious and fascinating village of Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to explore its natural landscapes and cultural and natural heritage. Upon exploring the village, you will feel as though Sintra seems to have come straight from a fairy tale, with its many palaces and Romantic architecture. Next, it is time to cross the mystic mountain of Sintra towards the Atlantic Ocean. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to see the quaint Colares village and learn more about local wines dating to the 13th century. You will be taken to the westernmost point of continental Europe. From here, you will climb down to the beach. Continue to Cascais, a former fishing village that gained fame as a resort for Portugal's royal family in the late 19th century and early 20th century. You will have time to enjoy lunch among the splendid scenery and may choose to enjoy a traditional meal at a local restaurant, or bring your lunch and eat outside. Continue to Pena Palace located on the top of the Sintra Mountain. Embark on a guided tour through this colorful building and take in the incredible views from the mountaintop. At the end of the tour, be dropped off at the original departure point.

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4.8
(3,211 reviews)

After reviewing all different guided tour, i booked this one with hope that we would get good guide. Many thanks to our guide, Igor! He knows lots of history and all other topics about Portugal. He is very fun, positive and hard working man. Our ride was comfortable too. We are family of 4 and there were one other couple, we are all from US. His English was VERY good. Lunch was good and cheap. My husband sat passenger seat and had great conversations with him while driving. He really liked conversations with him. Even my teenage kids who had no interest in history liked him too. We couldn’t have done this Sintra trip without this tour. There were long walks, very crowded, and public transportation is too far from the Pena Palace and other places. If you want to see all these places in 1 day, I highly recommend this tour. If you have 2+ days in Sintra and like to be lay back and shop around, then you may want to stay longer around beach area.

Our tour to Sintra & Portugal's coast was probably the highlight of our Lisbon trip and was an unforgettable experience. We would like to thank Igor, our guide, who was incredibly personable. Igor gave us a lot of knowledge, showed us beautiful spots and even spent 1.5 hours longer with us than originally planned. The group size of 8 people plus guide is perfect and you get to know each other very well. We can recommend this tour to everyone. Igor loves his homeland Portugal and skillfully manages to get you out of the van as a huge Portugal fan. Kind regards from Austria

The tour is well structured and organised, the breaks and stops at the main points of interest were absolutely perfect. We had the opportunity to live a unique experience a few km from Lisbon and the added value of the tour was our guide Ricardo, passionate about the history and culture of his country, connoisseur of less explored corners and less traveled roads, a full storyteller of humor and always attentive to the needs of every single person in the group.

Our trip was with tour guide Igor, it was such an informative trip and we enjoyed every minute of it. We wouldn’t have done this trip without a guide as we learnt so much and Igor was superb! I would recommend this trip to anyone who is wanting to visit Sintra, you won’t regret it!

Had a great time with Gerard in spite of the rainy weather. He was entertaining, thoughtful, and we felt very well taken care of throughout the day.