Explore the capital of Romanticism and one of Portugal's most picturesque villages on an 8-hour self-guided tour of Sintra. Discover whimsical castles and palaces built by the Moors. Marvel at the ornate Pena Palace, see the Guincho dunes, and more.
What to Expect
Escape the hustle and bustle of Lisbon on a full-day, self-guided tour of Sintra, and discover the whimsical sights at your own pace.
Following a pick-up from your hotel, drive to the 18th-century Palace of Queluz and see the official royal residence of King Dom Pedro IV. Continue to Sintra to explore its UNESCO World Heritage-designated heart. Travel down picturesque streets, and admire the National Palace, along with decorative fountains, chapels, and sacred shrines.
Then, ascend to the Moorish castle in Sintra Natural Park. Discover a monument that dates back to the 8th and 9th centuries, and enjoy panoramic views from the summit. Next, investigate the architectural styles of Pena Palace, inside and out.
Continue to continental Europe’s westernmost point at Cabo da Roca, and take in staggering views of the beaches and Atlantic Ocean. Look for the picturesque towns of Estoril and Cascais in the distance, and stop at the unique beach of Guincho to see its legendary dunes. Watch the adventure seekers who go there to surf, wind surf, and kite surf.
End your journey in the glamorous resort town of Cascais, a former fishing village that became a royal getaway, and remains one of the most attractive destinations for Portuguese and foreign elites. Take a look at its elegant boutiques, restaurants, hotels, and beaches, before your transfer back to Lisbon.
- Transfers and driver
- Entrance ticket to Pena Palace
- Bottled water