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Secrets of Sintra and Cascais Private Tour

Secrets of Sintra and Cascais Private Tour

From US$ 99.57 per person

There's no better way to discover this unique fairy-tale villa of Sintra than to wander through it with the help of a local tour guide. Get ready to be amazed by epic history, and beautiful nature during this full-day private tour of Sintra and Cascais.

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Free cancellation
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese, Italian
Pickup included
Your hotel or any desired place in Sintra, Cascais/Estoril, Ericeira or Lisbon
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy the flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Get the perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Choose between several departures throughout the day
  • Be led by a friendly local guide
Full description
Travel along the Marginal Avenue, a winding waterfront road with sweeping views of the Tagus River and the Atlantic Ocean. You will see beautiful views, white sandy beaches, fishing vessels, ancient fortresses and old mansions. Passing by Estoril, you'll see the largest casino in Europe. At Cascais, take your time to walk around the scenic fishing village and a former vacation destination for the Portuguese Royal family. Bask in the narrow alleys and see the traditional Portuguese white houses, the stunning beaches and relaxing shores. Get sweeping ocean views from Cabo da Roca, the most western point of Europe. This place, “where the land ends and sea begins”, mastering the turbulent waters up to 140-meters high crushing loudly against the rocks offers a beautiful view of the wild coastline. Get your camera ready because Cabo da Roca is a real-life postcard. Sintra is a magical, mountainous villa where all monuments have a majestic architecture full of stories and unraveling mysteries, stunning Gardens, centenary trees and ancient castles await you! But first you will be taken throw the historic center where you will see the traditional Portuguese narrow streets and take pictures of the mesmerizing medieval National Sintra palace and its iconic chimneys. Quinta da Regaleira, one of the most romantic places on planet Earth. The property has 4 hectares of luxurious gardens, an impotent palace with surrounding towers, a Chapple, enigmatic grottoes and countless mysteries and secrets for you to discover. Passing through the Seteais Palace, you will see this neoclassical palace which is now a luxury hotel, restaurant and a tourist attraction included in the Cultural Landscape of Sintra, listed as World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Many famous personalities such as Agatha Christie, Harrison Ford, Brad Pitt, and Johnny Deep have stayed at this fantastic place. Pena Palace, an extravagant palace built on top of the mountain at 500 meters of Altitude dominates the whole of the coastline and is truly an image taken from a fairy-tale. This building is a mixture of Moorish and Manueline, architecture and is definitely a most see in Sintra. At the end of your day of guaranteed adventures you'll be dropped off back at the place you initially met. But before you return, have a taste and experience the most delicious traditional wine (not available on Sundays) and finger food.
Includes
  • Local guide
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Small-group tour
  • Transportation by private vehicle
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minivan
  • Wine tasting (not available on Sundays)
  • All insurances
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Umbrella
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • Will be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 22 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.9/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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What a great tour! Tomas was an excellent guide and very knowledgeable about Lisbon, Sintra and Cascais, told from the personal view of a lifelong native. It was a private tour in a very comfortable van, so we were able to shape the day to our liking (tasting Port and Ginja? Yes! Going for a great lunch at a local, everyday restaurant? We live in Portugal and know that's where the best food is found at very reasonable prices, so--Yes! Special local pastries from the oldest bakery in Sintra? You betcha!) We saw all the important sites as well as some back streets and hidden treasures. Two of us toured the Pena Palace. One of us was on crutches and Tomas went to great lengths to accommodate her needs as well. All in all, a great day with a great guide. Would definitely go with him again.

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October 14, 2021

Alex was very knowledgable about the history, culture, and architecture of Sintra, Cascais, and Cabo De Raco, which was exactly what we were looking for. 10/10, great day with my wife and an excellent guide! We were able to tailor our trip to spend more time at the locations we were most interested in. Highly recommend.

October 9, 2021

This tour was one of the highlights of our trip to Portugal. Our guide Bernardo was awesome. He had tons of knowledge about everyplace we visited and delivered it in a manner that kept even our 2 teen daughters interested the full 8 hours. He was prompt when picking us up, was an incredible guide and overall a really nice guy. We would highly recommend seeing Sintra with him and hope to hire him to see more of it when we return.

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August 16, 2019

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