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From Lisbon: Pena Palace Visit & Sintra Guided Day Trip

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From Lisbon: Pena Palace Visit & Sintra Guided Day Trip

Activity provider: FollowMeTravel
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Discover the unforgettable UNESCO World Heritage Listed Pena Palace on a guided day trip from Lisbon. Walk through the gardens of the palace before driving along the coast to pass Guincho Beach.

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Duration 8 hours
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English, Portuguese, Spanish
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Limited to 8 participants


  • See Pena National Palace and its gardens, one of Portugal’s seven wonders
  • Explore Sintra Village Historical Center and enjoy the quaint medieval flair
  • Visit the stunning Roca Cape, the westernmost point of continental Europe
  • Relax in the charming village of Cascais, known as the French Riviera
  • Admire the crashing surf on Guincho Beach
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On this guided day trip, experience the natural and cultural wonders of Portugal as you travel from Lisbon to Pena Palace. Explore the medieval streets and local cuisine of Sintra Village. Admire the beauty of Roca Cape and Guincho Beach in Sintra-Cascais Natural Park before returning to Lisbon.

Your day trip sets out from Lisbon. Relax as you travel to Sintra's Mountain, home to the Pena National Palace of Portugal. Enjoy this prime example of 19th-century Romantic architecture, a UNESCO world heritage site, with elements of Renaissance, Manueline, and Moorish styles.

Next, discover the beautiful palace gardens with rare plants and trees from all over the world. Follow the garden trails to the mountaintop, where you can enjoy stunning panoramic views of the peaceful forests and gardens with exotic plants and flowers. Gaze down at the coastline and Lisbon below.

Continue your tour in Sintra Village and visit the Historical Center. Wander the streets of this medieval village, taste the "Travesseiros de Sintra" and "Queijadas de Sintra" - both traditional local pastries - and enjoy the magical landscape that has inspired so many artisits, writers, and kings.

After lunch, drive along one of Sintra's picturesque roads to Roca Cape, the westernmost point of continental Europe. Experience the breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean as it crashes against high rocky cliffs. Further on, you'll make your way to Cascais. Pause in Sintra-Cascais Natural Park at the beautiful Guincho Beach. Admire the white sand dunes in contrast with the Serra de Sintra hills as the ocean waves pound the sand. Glimpse surfers enjoying the strong swells.

In Cascais, also known as the French Riviera, take some time to explore the charming city center and enjoy the elegant ambience of this seaside resort town. Finally, after some leisurely strolling, board the minivan and relax with more beautiful views on the way back to Lisbon.

  • Pick-up from meeting point and drop off in Lisbon
  • Guide
  • Transportation by an air-conditioned SUV
  • WiFi
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Meeting Point in front of Fenix Hotel, next to Marquis of Pombal (Marquês de Pombal), Praça Marquês de Pombal 8, 1269-133 Lisboa, Portugal.

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  • This activity should take about 8 hours to complete
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4.9 /5

based on 29 reviews

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There was 6 of us, including Maria the guide, in a 9 seater air-conditioned vehicle, so we travelled in comfort. Maria had messaged us the night before to buy Pena Palace timed entry tickets in advance, to help save some queuing time as it was very busy. Maria was excellent throughout. She was helpful and informative throughout the journey and then would drop us off at each stop and give us time to do whatever we wanted.

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September 8, 2022

This was a great trip! This trip was a great way to see Sintra and the surrounding areas. Maria, our guide, really helped to make the tour great. She was really fun and knowledgeable. She gave great context to what we were visiting, and made sure we got to Sintra before the crowds. I definitely recommend this tour!

August 30, 2022

A wonderful day, our guide Maria was excellent, if I could give 6 stars out of 5 for her, I would. It was a very small group which made it very personalized. She even had a special treat for us from Sintra! The information was interesting and the places we visited were stunning. Bring a warm jacket for Sintra even if it's very warm in Lisbon!

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August 26, 2022

Product ID: 418536