Day trip

Lisbon: Sintra, Azenhas do Mar and Cascais Day Trip

4.9 / 5

58 reviews

Activity provider: Lisbon on Wheels

Lisbon: Sintra, Azenhas do Mar and Cascais Day Trip

Activity provider: Lisbon on Wheels

From US$ 78.22 per person

Discover the capital of romanticism in Portugal on an 8-hour sightseeing tour of Sintra and Cascais from Lisbon. Go to continental Europe’s westernmost point, see the dunes of Guincho Beach, experience the mysteries of the Sintra Mountains, and more.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pick-up from your hotel in Lisbon
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • See the fairytale castles and palaces of Sintra
  • Go to continental Europe's westernmost point at Cabo da Roca
  • Explore the former royal retreat of Cascais
  • Watch the surfers at Guincho Beach
  • Marvel at the cliffs and golden sands of Azenhas do Mar
  • Follow in the footsteps of dinosaurs and kings!
Full description
Marvel at the Moorish castles and fairytales palaces of Sintra on a full-day sightseeing tour from Lisbon. Transfer by air-conditioned minivan to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, and explore the picturesque streets of the bohemian village at its heart. See the ornate Sintra National Palace, along with romantic fountains, churches, chapels, and shrines. Continue to the coastal village of Azenhas do Mar to wander among buildings with tiled façades. Enjoy some beach time at Praia da Maçãs, surrounded by imposing cliffs, golden sands, and clear waters. Discover the saltwater swimming pool loved by the local inhabitants, along with fans of recreational fishing, surfing, paragliding, and kite surfing. Watch the surfers surfing the waves at Praia Grande. Close by is the biggest oceanic saltwater pool in Europe, while on the opposite side there are traces of dinosaur footprints on the cliff. Next, go the most westerly point of continental Europe at Cabo da Roca. Enjoy a fantastic view of the beaches and sea from the cliff top. En route back to Lisbon, discover the unique dunes of Guincho Beach, famous as a sanctuary for surf, windsurf, and kitesurf lovers. Visit the charming town of Cascais, a former fishing village that became a favorite royal retreat. Stroll among the elegant boutiques, restaurants, and hotels.
Includes
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minivan
  • Private driver
  • Bottled water
  • Traditional pastries
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Guide
  • Gratuities (recommended)

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  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable clothes
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Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 58 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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Jose, our tour guide, was wonderful. He was fun, knowledgeable and kind. He was talkative but not annoying. He took great care of us and provided the ins and out of the places we visited. We all had an amazing time because of him. We highly recommend his services to others looking to do this tour.

October 20, 2022

It went well and efficiently. The two things I liked the most were that I didn't buy tickets at the entrance of Sintra and bought them in advance at another museum a little far away, so I didn't waste time buying tickets (there was no information on the blog, but the guide told me about it), other than the spots mentioned in various travelogues, small things In the middle, not-so-well-known attractions were also introduced. If you make the same course yourself, you will be pressed for time and waste a lot of time at the stop, so I recommend it.

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January 23, 2020

This was a fabulous tour. It made a day of touring and seeing different sites. Our driver which I forgot his name , shared some information with us. We ( me and my husband) had the perfect amount of time in each location and all of his tips for where to go and what to do were excellent! It was the easiest way to see a few different places all in one day. Pena palace in Sintra and Cascais were fantastic.

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August 20, 2019

Product ID: 59676