Private tour

From Lisbon: Half-Day Sintra & Cascais Private Tour

4.6 / 5

66 reviews

Activity provider: Gold Compass, Lda
Private tour

From Lisbon: Half-Day Sintra & Cascais Private Tour

Activity provider: Gold Compass, Lda
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From US$ 271.49 per group up to 3

Likely to sell out

Discover Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage site, along with Cabo da Roca and admire Cascais and Estoril. Travel on a seaside road back to Lisbon.

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Duration 4 hours
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Portuguese, Spanish, French, English, German
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  • Discover Sintra, a romantic town in the slopes of the mountain
  • Visit Sintra's famous and glamorous palaces and its prominent Moorish castle
  • Look beyond the horizon into the Atlantic Ocean at the westernmost point of continental Europe
  • Explore Cascais and Estoril, the richest towns in the Portuguese Riviera
  • Take the seashore road back to Lisbon and admire the Tagus river mouth
Full description

Discover Sintra, known for its many 19th-century Romantic architectural monuments, which has resulted in its classification as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

Surrounded by the mountains which gave its name to the town, a granite massif 10 km long emerges abruptly between a vast plain to the north and the northern margin of the Tagus River estuary. 

Walk through the historical village center, enjoy its natural beauty and visit its most prominent landmarks: the Pena Palace, the Moorish Castle, the Regaleira, and Monserrate Palaces.

Cross over the mountain to visit the westernmost point of the European mainland and look beyond the Atlantic. 

Here, in the so-called "Portuguese Riviera," discover the city of Cascais and its old town center as well as Estoril, popularly recognized for the Casino Estoril, widely regarded as Europe's largest casino.

Then go by seashore road to Lisbon center and see where the Atlantic meets the Tagus River. The tour is private and available in several car classes: standard, standard van, premium, luxury van, and luxury. 

  • Bottled water
  • Driver
  • WiFi on board
  • Private vehicle
  • Entrance fees
  • Meals and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Smoking in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking
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4.6 /5

based on 66 reviews

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This was a wonderful half day trip from Lisbon. Our driver Carlos was early and picked us up in a very clean and nice luxury sedan. We made great time to Sintra on a Sunday afternoon and from previous reviews knew for the half day tour, you pretty much have a choice of seeing one palace. We loved Quinta da Regaleira which was even more gorgeous than the photos. The whole town is a fairytale! Buy your tickets for the castle online to save time for whichever one you want to see. We then made our way to Cabo da Roca which was gorgeous and then a drive through Cascais with an option to stop for some photos. Overall it was an excellent way to see alot in a short period of time!

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September 12, 2022

Very good guide on a great tour, very informative, we really saw what we wanted. Sintra, Cabo da Roca as the westernmost point of continental Europe and Cascais are absolutely worth seeing, and the trips with many explanations were first class. Big praise again to our guide! An absolute recommendation!

August 21, 2022

We were in Lisbon in May 22 and booked this wonderful tour. Everything was perfectly organized. We were picked up right in front of the hotel on time and Tiago was the perfect tour guide. We arranged the dates via WhatsApp the day before and everything worked out perfectly. The four of us sat in a beautiful air-conditioned car and there were plenty of drinks. We were driven everywhere we wanted to see something and drove past where we didn't really want to stop. Everything was explained very well and in detail on the way. We discussed in advance what we just wanted to see from the outside and where we would like to go inside. Sintra is beautiful and if you are in Portugal you have to spend a day there. Finally, we drove to the coast, my personal highlight of the entire vacation. Many thanks to Tiago, we could not have wished for a better tour guide

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May 14, 2022

Product ID: 67717