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From Lisbon: Full-Day Guided Tour to Sintra

From Lisbon: Full-Day Guided Tour to Sintra

Meet your guide in the heart of Lisbon and head to Sintra. Start your exploration in the historic center of Sintra. Discover its medieval labyrinth-like streets and hear about what makes Sintra special. Then, explore the Palace of Quinta da Regaleira and get lost in its 4 hectares of mysticism and romantic architecture and gardens. Enjoy a tour inside with your guide followed by free time to explore. Next, drive through picturesque coastal towns like Colares, Penedo, and Almoçageme to reach the open Atlantic coastline. Enjoy a great oceanfront lunch before exploring its breathtaking cliff views and Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of continental Europe, aka end of the world. Spend the afternoon exploring Sintra's crown jewel, the Pena Palace, perched on the top of a hill in the Sintra Mountains. Follow your guide around the Romanticist castle estate, before returning to Lisbon.

Sintra - Cascais: 6-Hour Electric Bike Tour from Lisbon

Sintra - Cascais: 6-Hour Electric Bike Tour from Lisbon

Embark on a 6-hour electric bike tour with 4 different modes of assistance, making climbing the Sintra mountain a lot easier, even for those used to a sedentary lifestyle. The tour begins with a briefing on how the bikes work. Then, head to Rossio station to catch the train for Sintra. During the train trip, you’ll have time to let your guide know if you’d like to visit some of the palaces along the way or if you just want to cycle. When you arrive in Sintra, you can visit the National Palace if you like. Most of your cycling tour takes place within the natural park of Sintra-Cascais. You’ll have the option of visiting Quinta da Regaleira, built between 1904 and 1910, a place renowned for its symbolism, magic, and mystery. Shortly after you’ll pass by Seteais, a former 18th-century palace that is now a 5-star hotel.   Continue your trip along roads flanked by majestic groves until you reach the entrance of Monserrate Park and Palace, one of the most beautiful creations in the Portuguese Romanticism style. Arrive at Colares, a place that’s well known for its vineyards. Continue on to Penedo village, where you’ll enjoy breathtaking views from the atrium of the church, before cycling on to Urgueira village. Take a break for lunch in Azóia village, where you’ll find a great variety of restaurants. With renewed energy, continue your tour through an ancient forest and make your way up to the Peninha Sanctuary, located 488 meters above sea level. From here, you’ll have a panoramic view of the Espichel Cape and Arrábida, to the south, Carvoeiro Cape and Berlengas, to the north, and the entire Sintra mountain to the northeast. Returning to the center of Sintra, you’ll cycle downhill and have one last look at Pena Palace, an important monument of the Portuguese Romanticism movement. You’ll be traveling with an informative and helpful guide, as passionate about beloved Sintra as about cycling. Alternatively, go down to Guincho wild beach – with its never-ending dunes and typical winds that are so treasured by windsurfing lovers – until you reach the bicycle path to Cascais. Return to Lisbon through the beautiful town of Cascais by train where you will have one of the most amazing views over the Portuguese coast.

Full-Day, Regaleira, Cabo da Roca & Natural Park .

Full-Day, Regaleira, Cabo da Roca & Natural Park .

Experience the magic of Sintra in a single day with our expertly curated itinerary, designed to showcase the essence of this enchanting destination. As locals, we offer insider knowledge, ensuring you discover the true heart of Sintra beyond its renowned attractions. From its captivating palaces to its rich history and hidden gems, our journey promises an immersive and unforgettable experience. The day's adventure starts with a lively Lisbon pick-up! As we journey towards Sintra, we'll first make a pit stop by the historical center, where Sintra's fascinating history comes to life before your eyes. Next up, get ready to explore the mesmerizing Quinta da Regaleira with a guided tour that will unlock its secrets and mysteries. But wait, there's more! We'll whisk you away to the charming villages of Penedo and Colares, where a mouthwatering, authentic lunch awaits, surrounded by picturesque scenery. After satisfying your appetite, we'll head to Adraga Beach, hailed as one of Europe's most beautiful beaches, for some sun, sand, and sea. But the excitement doesn't end there – we'll venture to Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of Europe, where secret viewpoints promise breathtaking vistas you won't find on any postcard. Feeling enchanted yet? Our journey continues to Peninha Sanctuary, a hidden gem nestled within the natural park, where tranquility reigns supreme. As our adventure draws to a close, we'll drop you off at the starting point, leaving you with memories to cherish and stories to share. Don't miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime experience, book your spot now and let the magic of Sintra whisk you away.

Sintra and the Amazing Dream Villages Tour

Sintra and the Amazing Dream Villages Tour

In a quiet environment a few minutes from the capital, explore a great selection of the best villages near Sintra. The fact that these villages continue to have unusual life habits, they recreate the way of life of Portugal's ancestors, preserved through smells, colors, and traditions. Visit the charming Azenhas do Mar, a village that has become one of the most famous Portuguese tourist spots. Discover the village of Penedo, perched high on a hillside still home to traditional houses. Walk along its steep and winding streets and alleys. It is a treasure of the traditional architecture of the saloia region. Visit secret villages where you will feel like you are in an open-air museum, where the way of life of Portugal's ancestors is preserved. Travel back in time in the village of José Franco. Get to know a local man's dream that recreated a village of ethnographic character, a testimony to the way of life of the ancient local people.

Private Tuk Tuk Tour of Sintra and Beaches in 2.5h

Private Tuk Tuk Tour of Sintra and Beaches in 2.5h

Welcome to the Moon Hill. In this sightseeing tour you are going to discover one of the most romantic villages in Europe. The town is intertwined with Portugal’s History and each Palace or Castle has their significant and unique history behind. Our Tours are trips accompanied by a private Guide who, aboard of the Piaggio Ape Calesino 200 model, the famous Tuk Tuk. Come and enjoy the best views of the monuments and beaches in a panoramic vehicle. You are going to be picked up in our meeting point with a very easy access, near the train station of Sintra. Up next you are going to be driven around the town, with the first stop at the Sabuga’s fountain, the water source built during the 18th century. On the following you are going to see the National Palace of Sintra, the former residence of Royalty in Portugal and one the oldest palaces in the country. Next stop you will see a former Hollywood production scenery, the Biester Palace, residence of an aristocratic family which enchanted Roman Polanski and Johnny Deep during the Ninth Gate footage. As you watch the beauty of the exotic vegetation, you are going to be driven to a viewpoint where we see the Moorish Castle, the medieval fortress built a thousand years ago. One of the most expected parts of the tour, you are going to see the Pena Palace, the most remarkable construction of romanticism in Europe, you are going to learn about it’s history as well appreciating the best view from outside as possible. After that, you will past through the forest of Sintra with wild scenary and planty of diversity, we'll also stop to see one highest views of the region before we reach Penedo's village, a little village that still preserves its setting, tipical settlement from the early 20th century. Up next we are going to see the most wild, well preserved and beatiful beaches in our region, starting with the Apple beach, historical location with an amazing view to the atlantic ocean. Near to that you are going to enjoy Azenhas do Mar, a scenary that looks like a canva, a former fisherman's village and now the one must-see landscapes of Portugal. To finish the tour we can drive you to the monument that you want to visit inside, to the historic center or train station Entry fees of the monuments are not included.

Jeep Tour Sintra-Cascais: Full Day

Jeep Tour Sintra-Cascais: Full Day

You'll get to explore one of the wonderful monuments of Sintra and take in the panoramic view of Cabo da Roca, westernmost point of Europe, that will amaze you by its beauty. Enjoy some time to visita Quinta da Regaleira - a magical place resembling a fairytale. Where towers are climbed and caves are found. A marvel of architecture with different styles inspired by secret societies. Get to enjoy the coast, in Adraga Beach and Guincho. Explore the Boca do Inferno, a mystical place where nature shows its strength through the action of the waves. Place of pondering for many artists like Alisteir Crowley, English occultist and writer who inspired artists like Ozzy Osbourne, Marilyn Manson, Fernando Pessoa among others. End of the day tour in Cascais, where you'll have nice places to eat some traditional food and a train station that goes along the coast back to Lisbon, if you need to go there

From Lisbon: Sintra and Secret Villages Private Luxury Tour

From Lisbon: Sintra and Secret Villages Private Luxury Tour

IIn a quiet environment a few minutes from the capital, we have for you a great selection of the best villages near Lisbon to visit. The fact that they are villages that continue to have unusual life habits for a locality near Lisbon. Historical, typical and charming by the sea, in the different areas like Sintra Natural Park and the Roca Cape. Discover the Secret villages around Lisbon.Travel in a comfortable way with an Experienced Local Guide in a luxury vehicle. Explore the typical Portuguese villages: - The village of Mata Pequena. - The Village of José Franco - Penedo Village - Azenhas do Mar - Roca Cape - Sintra Historic Centre - Cascais Historic Centre Visit the Charming " Azenhas do Mar " Village Its entanglement of cobbled streets lined with whitewashed houses clings to the cliff overlooking the Atlantic. Discover a typical village from Lisbon’s “saloio” region. The Village of José Franco. It is made entirely of clay and has been built in a natural size, being the work of the Portuguese sculptor José Franco. Get to Know Aldeia do Penedo. Still conserves some of the old houses and buildings, being therefore able to keep its image of a typical small village. Among the green hills and valleys of the agricultural region northwest of Lisboa, known as 'Saloia', Village of Mata Pequena is a small rural village with a dozen houses, where people still lives peacefully in close contact with nature, breathing clean air and living with authenticity. Enjoy the most beautiful landscapes and visit the westernmost point of Europe, Roca Cape. Take a walk through the streets of the historic center of Sintra. In the 19th century Sintra became the first centre of European Romantic architecture. Get to know Cascais Village. The premier holiday destination of the Lisbon coastline. This is a traditional and charming Portuguese fishing town. Here, you will find astonishing landscapes, such as dramatic cliffs by the ocean and long beaches. Travel with us. Enjoy the unique viewpoints and the traditional villages of Portugal.

Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, West Lisbon's UNESCO Grand Tour

Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, West Lisbon's UNESCO Grand Tour

with different options for: Meet up at "Portela de Sintra" CP-Train Station, or Pick up at Cascais, Mafra, Ericeira or Lisbon (weekends only) Start the day by acknowledging the Unesco Cultural Landscape of Sintra, a surface of 8 by 4 kms long, where amidst a mountain near the Atlantic, human built patrimony created a unique site with a Castle, Palaces, Chalets, Estates, Villas, Monasterys, fountains, hotels, etc. Realize the mystifications attached to this particular land, its chronologically different inhabitants and investments, understanding when, who and why, molded the World Heritage UNESCO landscape; Provided visual support of pictures, illustrations, maps and postcards, in the photo sights stops for each landmark, will give visitors the most complete free visiting experience possible; If still visitors want to enter some monument, it can be done, and the guide may accompain visitors inside, depending on the monument's choice (entrance fees and skipping the line, are not included) If the visitors idea is to escape the touristic pressure on most of the monuments on the UNESCO landscape, some free alternatives will be presented like visiting an house museum by a late local artist (like a former writter, sculpture artist or cartoonist), or have a 3-4 km mountain bycicle ride on a XVII century estate property with a beautiful garden with sequoias on a river bank; Experiences that when shared with passion are the essence of long lasting memories and something to smile for eternity.. another good idea? let's stop at the supermarket, buy some fresh meat, or fish, or both, and items for a salad, and have an outside barbecue in one of the various areas across the region to do so. Now that's having a propper visit! On the afternnon, we will focus on the Atlantic Coast of Sintra, starting North, to South. Typical villages like Azenhas do Mar and Almoçageme will be conveniently passed by as well as another mountain bike trail will be suggested, to appreciate housing, cliffs, beachs, vinyards and orchards, this is of about 6-7 km long and without hills, very easy to do. A stop at a beach for a drink or a swim will be presented as an option as well, before heading for a small hike on the westernmost point of Europe, "cabo da roca". Some 4x4 trails can be presented as options to stop to see some geologic formations, or even dinossaur trails. After cliff, sky and water gazing we will be heading to Cascais and Estoril, the "sun coast". Here the appreciation of the old citadel, the park Marechal Carmona, the boat bay, the beach of Tamariz, Casino Estoril, or the luxurious Hotel Palácio, can present us with a little bit more of Culture and History, to end the day in a superb manner, doing the tour that Sintra and Cascais, definitely deserve. What a day! Babauypa!

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4.8
(153 reviews)

We had an absolutely lovely time on this trip! Miguel, our guide, was knowledgeable, clearly very passionate about the area, its art and culture, and was a pleasure to spend the day with. The palaces are absolutely wonderful and we were taken to the best view points!! I would definitely recommend this tour and would go again!

The tour is fantastic and Luisa was so knowledgeable. She knew all the tips and tricks to ensure our day ran smoothly and efficiently. She is really friendly and went above and beyond for us. Would highly recommend doing the tour.

The excursion is very good and the guide Daniel is to be recommended.. he takes us to different very nice places and we have lunch in a local restaurant.. the bikes are very easy to use and well maintained. To do again 👍🏻

George was wonderful, explained each of the locations and took us to for lunch in a small village which has excellent food. Bike ride was very scenic and helped took out pictures. It was a great experience overall.

We had a wonderful day with Luísa. She was informative, funny and just a lovely person. We would highly recommend this tour.