Enjoy a full day tour that takes you to the beautiful palaces and parks of Sintra, a World Heritage village. You’ll visit one one the most beautiful and diverse areas of Portugal, featuring breathtaking landscapes, mystical woods, and warm beaches.
What to Expect
Your full-day guided tour begins with a pick-up at your accommodation in Lisbon.
On this private excursion, priced for a group of up to 4 persons, you’ll visit the national monuments of Sintra, an UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the program provides time to explore the interior of some of the monuments.
The first stop is at the Queluz National Palace, a 18th-century palace inspired by Versailles, where you’ll see one of the most beautiful and well-maintained french gardens in Portugal.
Next you’ll head to the center of Sintra, enjoying some free time to sample the typical Portuguese pastries at a tea house or make a short visit to the Village Palace. The Palace a 11th-century Moorish construction that has been transformed throughout the centuries and is now one of the most emblematic sites in Sintra, with it's twin chimneys overlooking the village.
En route to the Monserrate Palace and Park you’ll see the 18th-century palace of Seteais. The Monserrate Park is one of the most diverse in Europe and winner of a 2013 European Garden Award.
See the Moorish Castle and visit the Pena Palace and Park. Stop for lunch before continuing on to Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point in Europe, where you can get a certificate of your passage through this point.
You’ll pass by Guincho Beach on the way to Hell's Mouth, a unique natural cluster of caves and tunnels in the sea, and then drive on to the Royal Village of Cascais.
Take the scenic coastal route back to Lisbon with a stop to taste the famous pastéis de Belém, a typical custard cream cake. You’ll arrive back at your accommodation at approximately 18:00.
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
- Transportation by private minivan or sedan
- Guided tour
- Drinking water
- Parkings and tolls
What's Not Included
- Personal expenses
- Admission tickets to the palaces and museums
Know Before You Go
• As with most activities in Portugal, in the summer you should always be prepared for very hot weather. It's best to wear loose clothing and sunglasses and to bring a high SPF sunscreen. In the spring or autumn you should be prepared for temperatures in the mid 20s Celsius. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes