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Lisbon: Pena Palace, Sintra, Cabo da Roca, & Cascais Daytrip

1. Lisbon: Pena Palace, Sintra, Cabo da Roca, & Cascais Daytrip

Benefit from a guided tour to Pena Palace, Sintra Historical Centre, Cabo da Roca and Cascais. Embark on an immersive journey that will uncover the Romantic enchantment of the Pena Palace and Sintra, the rugged beauty of Cabo da Roca and the charming seaside of Cascais. Meet your guide and driver at the Tugatrips Meeting Point (Parque Eduardo VII Viewpoint) where a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle awaits to transport you to your first destination. Depart from Lisbon while the first rays of dawn break over the city! Find the colorful Pena Palace hidden behind the tallest trees of Sintra! This unique masterpiece seems to make all the fairytales come true. Allow yourself to wander around the palace’s yards and gardens and take the chance to explore its lavish chambers. Next, head over to the center of Sintra and get 1.5-hour of free time to wander on your own. Take recommendations of the city’s must-see locations as well as the best restaurant options for delicious traditional Portuguese dining from your guide. Find Sintra’s local flavors where time slows, and every corner reveals a slice of the town's magnificent gastronomy. Immerse yourself in the town's romanticism as you explore its cobblestone and picturesque squares. You shall also have time to taste Sintra’s typical pastry, such as the Travesseiro and the Queijada, amongst others. Continue to Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of Continental Europe and amaze yourself with the impressive views of the ocean crashing against the high rocky cliffs. Enjoy the harmony between the sound of the waves and the fresh breeze, where “earth ends, and the sea begins”. Allow yourself to be embraced by the Portuguese Riviera, while enjoying a short walking tour around the charming Cascais. Unveil this town’s unique gems, feel marveled with its amazing beaches and absorb the cascalense vibrant energy. After a short walk, take the chance to know your own adventurous self while discovering a little more of this place that was once called home by a humble fishermen community, but also the Portuguese Royal Family, with some free time! In a world where each corner holds a different facet of wonder, this journey becomes a chapter in your of exploration around Portugal. Finish this wonderful experience with amazing experiences etched in your mind and a camera roll filled with lifelong memories. Relax back on board your air-conditioned vehicle and admire more breathtaking views of the Portuguese coast, in Estoril, as you make your way back to Lisbon.

Lisbon: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

2. Lisbon: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

See all of Lisbon on an excursion that gives you the freedom to plan your own itinerary with this full-day hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour that covers four separate routes. With regular stops all along the way, you are in complete control. Hop on and off whenever and wherever, and visit as many sights, gardens, or shopping boulevards as you like. You can also take advantage of onboard audio guides in 16 languages. Belém Line (Red Line): Stop 1 - Marquês de Pombal Square Stop 2 - Restauradores Stop 3 – Principe Real Stop 4 – São Pedro Alcântara Belveder Stop 5 – Ribeira Market (Time Out Market) Stop 6 – Ancient Art Museum Stop 7 – Pilar 7 Stop 8 – Coach Museum Stop 9 – National Ajuda Palace Stop 10 – Jeronimos Monastery Stop 11 – Belem Tower Avenue Stop 12 – Belem Tower Stop 13 – Monument to Discoveries Stop 14 – Maat Stop 15 – Doclands Stop 16 – Estrela Stop 17 - Amoreiras Stop 18 - El Corte Inglès Stop 19 - Eduard VII Park - Northside Stop 20 - Marquês of Pombal Square Oriente Line (Blue Line): Stop 1 - Marquês de Pombal Stop 2 - Duque Loulé Avenue Stop 3 - Campo Pequeno Stop 4 - Oceanarium Stop 5 - Lisbon Casino Stop 6 - Vasco da Gama Shopping Center Stop 7 - Vasco da Gama Tower Stop 8 - Oriente Station Stop 9 - Tile Museum Stop 10 - Cruise Terminal Stop 11 - Santa Apolónia Station Stop 12 - Martim Moniz Stop 13 - Restauradores Stop 14 - Marquês de Pombal Square Castle Line (Green Line): Stop 1 - Praça Marquês de Pombal Stop 2 - Duque de Loulé Avenue Stop 3 - Martim Moniz (Mundial Hotel) Stop 4 - St.George Castle Stop 5 - Portas do Sol Stop 6 – Graça Belveder Stop 7 - São Vicente de Fora Stop 8 - Campo Santa Clara/Pateão Stop 09 - Martim Moniz (Firehouse) Stop 10 - Restauradores Stop 11 - Marquês de Pombal Square Cascais Line (Orange: Lisboa - Cascais): 1 - Marquês de Pombal2 - Jerónimos3 - Carcavelos (Rua do Gurué)4 - Estoril (Posto de Turismo)5 - Cascais (Hotel Baía)6 - Guincho (Parque de Campismo Orbitur) *7 - Guincho (Rest. Porto Sta. Maria) *8 - Guincho (Forte dos Oitavos) *9 - Cascais (Boca do Inferno)10 - Cascais (Casa das Histórias - Paula Rego) Cascais Line (Yellow: Cascais - Lisboa): 1 - Cascais (Casa das Histórias - Paula Rego)2 - Cascais (Hotel Baía)3 - Estoril4 - Carcavelos (Rua do Gurué)5 - Jerónimos6 - Marquês de Pombal

Lisbon: Sintra, Pena Palace, Cabo da Roca, & Cascais Tour

3. Lisbon: Sintra, Pena Palace, Cabo da Roca, & Cascais Tour

[ENGLISH Tour] > Escape Lisbon and go on a full-day, guided journey to some of Portugal’s most popular locations stopping at the iconic Pena Palace in Sintra, the inspiring cliffs of Cabo da Roca, and the glamorous seaside town of Cascais. > Your journey from Lisbon starts at the famous city of Sintra, whose Romanticist architecture, historic estates and villas, and numerous royal palaces and castles have made it a UNESCO World Heritage site. > Beginning the expedition in the morning will improve the chances to avoid long lines if you choose to go with your guide on a comprehensive tour through its lavish interiors and lush gardens. Marvel at the palace’s fairy-tale-like appearance, beautiful facade, and extravagant interior. > Next, head over to the center of Sintra and get free time to wander on your own. Get recommendations of the city’s must-see locations as well as the best restaurant options for delicious traditional Portuguese dining from your guide. > Continue to Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of continental Europe, and take in the impressive views of the ocean crashing against the high rocky cliffs. If weather permits, stop at Guincho Beach, whose strong winds and high swells have made it a popular surfing and kite destination. > Lastly, arrive in Cascais, an elegant seaside resort town on the Portuguese Riviera. Stroll through the lovely city center and make sure to check out Cascais’ luxury marina, its charming fishing port, and a restored fort that houses many local craftsmen. > 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. > Please bear in mind that our team took special care to make this journey most memorable and this offer is comes with a free souvenir Photo-Gift

From Lisbon Sintra, Regaleira, Pena Palace, and Cascais Tour

4. From Lisbon Sintra, Regaleira, Pena Palace, and Cascais Tour

Experience a multi-award-winning and bestseller tour, a classic experience one must have when in Lisbon. Begin in Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you’ll have free time to explore the village center with its typical narrow, steep cobblestone streets, and outstanding sceneries. Later, head to Quinta da Regaleira, which is 4 hectares of lush gardens, lakes, grottoes, and enigmatic constructions like the Iniciatic Well, a true must-see. Next, stop at the enormous Pena Park, a unique botanic garden with 85 hectares of pure nature easy to fall in love with. Enjoy nature and see stunning lakes, winter gardens, and viewpoints. Then, make your way through Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of continental Europe. Last but not least, visit the beach town of Cascais, a former fisherman town and now an elite and chic hotspot, where you’ll have free time to stroll around.

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

5. From Lisbon: Sintra, Cascais and Cabo da Roca Coast Day Tour

Escape noisy Lisbon on a visit to nearby sites of natural and architectural beauty. See Sintra's historic center, Pena, Cascais, and more on this day excursion. On this full-day tour, start off with a walk-in Pena Park. Feel like royalty in Pena Palace while your guide explains its history. Marvel at the views of the surrounding landscape and the Atlantic Ocean. Next visit Sintra's historical center. Enjoy lunch or visit the National Palace. Continue on with a drive through the Sintra Mountains. Stop at the great cliffs at Roca Cape, which are the westernmost point of continental Europe. The last stop of the tour is the stylish town of Cascais, where you can take a relaxing walk along the bay before heading back to Lisbon.

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

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

Embark on a full-day trip to Sintra, Cabo da Roca, and Cascais from Lisbon, choosing between a private or a shared guided tour. Soak up the dramatic views at Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of Continental Europe, and lose yourself in the narrow streets of Sintra. After pickup from your hotel, make your way to Sintra and discover the medieval streets, castles, and palaces of this world heritage site. Learn about the colorful architecture and surrounding forest. Continue towards the Atlantic Ocean to discover Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of Europe. Drive along the sea and admire Guincho Beach's enormous sand bed, which hosts many international surfing events due to its gigantic waves. Pass through Cascais and Estoril, both famous for their cosmopolitan environment, and finally visit Estoril’s world-renowned casino and beautiful gardens. Return to Lisbon by driving along the Estoril Coast, admiring the breathtaking sight of white-sanded beaches along the way.

Lisbon: Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

7. Lisbon: Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

Admire wild dolphins in their natural habitat on a journey around Lisbon's coast aboard a speedboat with a marine biologist and a captain. Relax and enjoy stunning views of Lisbon's main monuments, the Estoril Coast, and Cascais from the Tagus River, all while keeping an eye out for playful dolphins. Admire the magnificent views while learning about these incredible marine mammals, and how teams in Portugal are preserving their natural habitat. Feel free to ask your marine biologist any questions about dolphins and marine life throughout the journey. Enjoy a tour approved by the Official Oceanarium of Lisbon (Oceanário de Lisboa).

Lisbon: Sintra, Pena Palace and Cascais Day Trip

8. Lisbon: Sintra, Pena Palace and Cascais Day Trip

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 leg 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'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. 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. This glamorous town has been a playground for the rich and famous, attracting visitors with its luxurious resorts, pristine beaches, and vibrant nightlife. 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: Sintra and Quinta da Regaleira Tour

9. From Lisbon: Sintra and Quinta da Regaleira Tour

The driver will collect you from your address and drive to Quinta da Regaleira, the UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Sintra's principal tourist attractions. During the guided tour inside the monument discover the romantic palace, chapel and luxurious park featuring lakes, grottoes, wells, benches, fountains and a vast array of exquisite constructions. Next, take a short walk to historical center of Sintra passing by Lawrence's hotel, the oldest hotel in the Iberian Peninsula. Have free time for shopping, try teh local pastry, take pictures of the thousand-year-old National Palace or just enjoy a walk in the narrow Sintra streets. After, drive through the mountains and stop at Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point in continental Europe. The cliffs are 140 meters high and offer spectacular views of the wild coastline. Continue on with a drive by the coast that takes you to Guincho beach, and then to the elegant Village of Cascais. Take some free time and walk along the bay before returning to Lisbon or another drop off location.  

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

10. From Lisbon: Sintra, Cabo da Roca, Cascais, & Estoril Tour

Enjoy a day trip from Lisbon to Sintra, Cabo da Roca, Cascais, and Estoril. Stop at Pena Palace in the Sintra Mountains and at the palace of Quinta da Regaleira. See the first casino in Portugal in Estoril. Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Lisbon. Relax on the drive to Pena Palace in the Sintra Mountains. Spend some time admiring the vivid colors and 19th-century Romantic architecture of this national treasure. Head to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed historical center of Sintra. Walk through the narrow cobble stone streets and see the charming shops and restaurants. Take a stroll through the Quinta da Regaleira palace park which features lakes, grottoes, wells, fountains, secret passages, mystical symbolism, and a freemason initiation well. Next, travel to Cabo da Roca to see the dramatic coastline a the westernmost point in continental Europe. Continue to the seaside resort town of Cascais. Explore the romantic old buildings in this area which was once a popular summer destination for royals. Finish the tour by passing through the Portuguese Riviera town of Estoril. View the local casino which was thought to be a gathering place for spies in WWII. This inspired the James Bond novel 'Casino Royale.'

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Rute was an amazing very personable. She was extremely knowledgeable about every stop we made, giving us little tidbits of associated facts about the surrounding areas and overall history of Portugal. The timeline seemed appropriate for the sites, never really feeling rushed or drawn out at any point.

Excellent tour! Our guide Savio was very funny and knowledgeable and gave us a fantastic day! Learned about history, art, cuisine. He gave us a lot of tips, some places I didn’t manage to check yet, but the list he gave us is worth saving! Highly recommend!

Magical place exceptional exhibition. Interesting comments !! No queue ... Easy access to the paintings because not too many people ... rare ... I had taken premium tickets but it was not useful suddenly .. (1st week February holidays)

Great tour. An early start to avoid the crowds in Pina. Plenty of exercise, quite cool. Excellent narration with loads of good personality. Everything was well done.

We were picked up promptly by our guide, James! He took his time to explain everything and was very knowledgeable! A great day, thank you.