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Sintra: Monserrate Palace and Park Skip-the-Line Ticket

1. Sintra: Monserrate Palace and Park Skip-the-Line Ticket

Four kilometers from Sintra’s historic center is the unique Monserrate Palace, located in the center of a beautiful 30-hectare park. The Park and Palace of Monserrate were included in the Cultural Landscape of Sintra, which was been classified by UNESCO as World Heritage Site in 1995. The 19th-century castle is known not only for its unique Moorish-Gothic-Indian style architecture but also for its surrounding gardens.  Over the years, the gardens have welcomed plant species from all over the world. In the various gardens, you will find surprisingly contrasting scenery, from tree ferns from Australia and New Zealand, to agaves and yuccas from Mexico. Seek out the Himalayan rhododendron and the bamboo-fringed Japanese garden abloom with camellias. Enjoy a stroll along the paths and discover ruins, lakes and waterfalls. 

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Sintra & Cascais Small Group Day Tour from Lisbon

2. Sintra & Cascais Small Group Day Tour from Lisbon

Spend an entire day exploring Lisbon's surroundings on a tour that takes you to Sintra and Cascais. First visit the mysterious and fascinating village of Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to explore its natural landscapes and cultural and natural heritage. Upon exploring the village, you will feel as though Sintra seems to have come straight from a fairy tale, with its many palaces and Romantic architecture. You will have time to enjoy lunch among the splendid scenery and may choose to enjoy a traditional meal at a local restaurant, or bring your own lunch and eat outside. Next, it is time to cross the mystic mountain of Sintra towards the Atlantic Ocean. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to see the quaint Colares village and to learn more about local wines dating to the 13th century. You’ll also see Praia das Maçãs, a small and popular local beach. Reaching the coast, you will make a stop in one of the most picturesque seaside towns, Azenhas do Mar, which has a stunning view overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Next, you will be taken to the westernmost point of continental Europe. From here, you will climb down to the beach. Continue on to Cascais, a former fishing village that gained fame as a resort for Portugal's royal family in the late 19th century and early 20th century. At the end of the tour you will dropped off at the original departure point.

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Lisbon: Full-Day Sintra and Cascais Tour

3. Lisbon: Full-Day Sintra and Cascais Tour

You will start your day at the front door of your hotel, where you will be greeted by your guide before traveling to Sintra in a comfortable 9-seater van. You will then have the opportunity to visit the mysterious and romantic town of Sintra, classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Once there, you can choose to visit one of the following monuments: - the Pena Palace (the best example of the Romanticism style in Portugal) - the Sintra National Palace (a Medieval royal residence) - the Monserrate's Park and Palace (an eclectic place where you can explore romantic gardens with exotic species) - the Capuchos Convent (known for its extreme bareness of its architectural and decorative elements) - the Moors Castle (a fortress located on the top of a hill) - the Regaleira Estate (one of the most magical views one can find in Sintra) In any case, you will be accompanied by your guide, who will provide you with full explanations about the sites. You will then have time to explore the center of the town and have lunch. You can ask your guide for recommendations of restaurants, before taking some time to stroll around the narrow streets of Sintra. Following lunch, it will be time to go to Roca Cape, the westernmost point of Continental Europe. Later, you will head to Cascais, a lovely town by the sea with an old fishing tradition. Here you will have time to see the town center, as well as the entire bay area. Before returning to Lisbon, you can take the chance to drive by Estoril, which used to be a place of refuge during World War II. To conclude your tour, you will go back to Lisbon by the "marginal", a road which connects Cascais to Lisbon and runs along the coast.

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Mountain & Ocean Wonders: Jeep & E-Bike Tour

4. Mountain & Ocean Wonders: Jeep & E-Bike Tour

Get picked up from your accommodation at 10 AM to start your unique wine experience. Climb into a comfortable air-conditioned minivan and set off for Sintra through some of the oldest roads in Portugal. See some points of interest and some amazing views on the way. Meet your wine expert and make the first stop at Colares – the oldest cooperative wine cellar in the country. Find out how this cellar congregates more than 50% of the total wine production, with an important social role in the region. While you explore, the wine expert will explain everything you need to know about the wine. Then, continue on to Azenhas do Mar, the Portuguese version of Santorini. Here, taste some of the best wines in the country while enjoying an extraordinary view. Experience the combination of wonderful wine, a sea breeze, and sun. Next, visit the Viúva Gomes wine cellar. This winery exists within the demarcated wine-growing region defined in 1908, characterized by its dunes and sandy soils situated on the coastline of Sintra, between the hills and the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy adequate time to explore and take pictures. After that, drive along the coast to Cabo da Roca, the most western point in Europe, where the ocean clashes with the earth in perfect harmony. Enjoy the views of Sintra Mountain and its coast from a new perspective. Last but not least, head over to a secret location to savor a selection of delicious tapas. This snack will be composed of fresh bread, and a selection of the best Portuguese cheese and sausage all accompanied by some of the most exquisite wines that the region has to offer.

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Sintra: Portuguese Beaches and Colares Private Jeep Tour

5. Sintra: Portuguese Beaches and Colares Private Jeep Tour

At beginning of your private tour, you will be picked up at your accommodation at 9:00 AM, where you will meet your friendly guide and your fantastic 4x4 jeep that will be yours for the day. Sintra is not just the magical, mountainous villa people know of but it's also a whole council of 319,2 km² that includes an amazing coastline, with more than a dozen natural beaches, and a vast area of rural villages with lots of traditions. This tour aims to show you not just Sintra's center and the well-known mountain with the princess-like castle on the top, but also the less-visited places in this region, that are true gems ready to be discovered. There is no better way to do so than on board a 4x4 classic Portuguese jeep. After that, it's time to explore Sintra's mountain, where you will get chance to see and know all of the sights and monuments' history (choose one monument to visit in the inside). From Pena Palace, the famous fairy-tale-like palace on the top of the hill, to Quinta da Regaleira with its enigmatic grottoes and mysteries, passing through the Moorish Castle, Monserrate Palace, and many more.  From Sintra's mountain, you then head to the beautiful countryside following the century old tram line, until you reach Colares, where life is simple and agriculture predominates, as well as wine making. Colares has the oldest wine seller in the country and you will be taken there for a brief visit, before getting to know Portugal's wine traditions a little better. From the wine cellar, you head across the winding road trail to some of the stunning Portuguese beaches such as Praia Grande and Praia Pequena, before stopping at Azenhas do Mar. Located between the ocean and a big cliff, this small town has a heavenly location and is among the most appreciated and exciting beaches in Europe. You will also stop at Adraga Beach, another of Sintra's gems, so you can catch the ocean breeze and relax a little, while overlooking the wild scenery. From there, you go off-road trail to a hidden, secret location, that you would only reach with the help of a 4x4 vehicle (not even all the local know about it). A true picture perfect location, with stunning and breathtaking views you will never forget.   You head back to starting point of the tour, but this time via off-road tracks so you have a little more adventure, before finishing this authentic tour of Sintra — for those who are looking for more than the conventional.

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Lisbon and Sintra Combo: Tuk Tuk and Van Private Tour

6. Lisbon and Sintra Combo: Tuk Tuk and Van Private Tour

Explore Lisbon's historical center and discover the best viewpoints on this private two-hour electric tuk-tuk tour, crossing Alfama, Chiado, Bairro Alto, Graça and Mouraria districts. Each tuk-tuk can take up to six people and are the perfect solution for touring the narrow and hilly streets of Lisbon. With an amusing guide, you will learn everything you need to know about the city, its history, culture and best spots to hang around and have fun. On the next day, take a day trip in a luxurious van to the beautiful and fairy-tale Sintra, Cabo da Roca, Cascais and Estoril. Feel like you are a part of the Portuguese royalty when you visit the romantic Pena Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with stunning views over Sintra, the Moors Castle, and the natural park. Take photos of breathtaking views of Cabo da Roca's cliffs, the westernmost point of continental Europe. Dazzle yourself with the wonderful Guincho Beach, a paradise for surfers. Follow the Atlantic coast, passing by the rock formation Boca do Inferno until you reach Cascais. Admire the glamour of the charming and trendy city of Cascais and take a stroll at the bay or along the city’s elegant cafes. On the way to Lisbon, pass by Estoril, where Ian Fleming was inspired to create the James Bond 007 character.

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Sintra World Heritage and Cascais Village Tour

7. Sintra World Heritage and Cascais Village Tour

Visit Sintra and Cascais in a single day. Enjoy a great combination of the best natural sights and historical places with a knowledgeable and experienced local guide.   Discover one of the most remarkable historical cities of Portugual: Sintra Village, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ll also see the romanticist Pena National Palace, standing at the top of a peak in the Sintra mountains.   Then, travel through a densely forested mountain and its medieval villages to reach the immense Portuguese coastline. Here, you’ll find astonishing landscapes, dramatic cliffs by the ocean and long beaches with beautiful sand dunes. You’ll feel the breeze on the coastline of the westernmost extent of mainland Portugal, continental Europe and the Eurasian land mass. Here, you’ll visit the ancient fishing village of Cascais and its picturesque architecture and narrow streets. Enjoy this tour’s unique opportunity to expand your knowledge with this unique day trip experience!

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From Lisbon: Cascais and Sintra Day Trip

8. From Lisbon: Cascais and Sintra Day Trip

Jump in, hang on, and have your camera ready on this tour of Lisbon's rocky coastline. Plan your perfect day with the help of your guide, whether it's an off-grid ramble, a hunt for the best secret viewing points, or scenic strolls in the historic towns of Sintra and Cascais. Get picked up in Lisbon and head straight to Cascais. Walk the quaint cobbled streets, contrasted by ornate villas and mansions. Explore the sandy shores and ragged cliffs of Praia do Guincho or Praia da Adraga, and take on the wild Atlantic waves. If you’re feeling peckish, stop off for an authentic Portuguese lunch in Sintra, in a cozy mountain-top restaurant. Top it off with a complimentary sampling of Portuguese wine, and spend some time with the friendly locals. Take the chance to see the iconic Pena Palace, and some equally impressive secluded sites. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, known for its vast, mountainous landscape.  Let your guide take away the stress of navigating the rough terrain, and take in all the region has to offer. You'll be dropped off at Cascais, where you can end your day with an unforgettable train ride back to Lisbon.

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From Lisbon: Half-Day Private Tesla Tour to Sintra

9. From Lisbon: Half-Day Private Tesla Tour to Sintra

Following pickup from Lisbon, begin by visiting the 18th-century National Palace of Queluz and its beautiful gardens. Following that, embark towards the village of Sintra. There you can enjoy a magical atmosphere as you walk around the historical center and discover the Sintra National Palace. Whilst in the village, take the time to try the famous pastries: Queijadas of Sintra and Travesseiros. Climbing among the mystical forests of Sintra, reach the top of the hill to discover the 19th-century Pena Palace. The palace is well adorned with the best pieces of decoration that the royal family left there. Throughout your 4-hour tour from Lisbon to Sintra your independence and autonomy are guaranteed. If you wish to change your route and take an alternative road, simply tell your accommodating driver. Your entire experience is conducted aboard a fantastic Tesla, a totally sustainable and eco-friendly vehicle in which you can save tons of CO2 emissions entering the atmosphere. At the conclusion of your day out, your friendly driver returns you back to your accommodation in Lisbon.

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Lisbon, Sintra, Cabo da Roca, Cascais: Private 2 Days Tour

10. Lisbon, Sintra, Cabo da Roca, Cascais: Private 2 Days Tour

Start with a pickup from your hotel for a private tour to some of the most important sights of Lisbon. Begin the tour at Eduardo VII Park, one of Lisbon's best viewpoints. Continue to downtown Baixa passing by the Marquês de Pombal roundabout, Avenida da Liberdade, Restauradores, Rossio, and Praça do Comércio. End this part of the visit at the Portas do Sol viewpoint with the Tagus River at your feet. Head to the Belem district, where the Age of Discovery was set in motion. Be amazed by the Tower of Belém and the Jeronimos Monastery. Visit one of the oldest pastry shops in Portugal to taste a famous Pastel de Belém. Explore the Expo98 territory where modernity meets the city and invites you to have a glance at 21st-century architectural masterpieces. Journey to Sintra, Cabo da Roca, and Cascais from your hotel. After a short trip from Lisbon to Sintra, you will get the full Pena Palace experience. This palace seats on top of the Sintra Mountain and offers magnificent views of all the surrounding territory. Stop at the historical center of Sintra and admire the Town Palace and the Moorish Castle. While visiting some of the narrow alleys, visit the Piriquita pastry shop to taste a delicious Travesseiro de Sintra. Cross the Mountain of Sintra, home to the Natural Park of Sintra Cascais. Reach Cabo da Roca and feel the fullness of nature as you stand on the most western point of Continental Europe facing the Atlantic Ocean on top of a 460 feet high cliff. Finally, stop in Cascais, a former fishing village with a special flair. Throughout the tour, your local guide will accompany you on a unique experience always willing to meet your needs and share Lisbon citizens' culture and lifestyle.

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What people are saying about Pena Palace

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 6 reviews

The whole tour is amazing, full of experience. There is plenty of time for enjoying and exploring at each stop of the tour. Tania is a great guide, she was so nice and understanding, easy to communicate. She gave as all the info we needed about the historical places and the whole area. Also she was full of fun facts and great stories about Portuguese history. I fully reccomend it!

Absolutely amazing day. Couldn’t have chosen better. Our guide was wonderful. Knowledgeable about so many things to do with the sites & history. I got very lucky with the group I was with as everyone was very pleasant & easy going. Couldn’t fault it. Would definitely recommend & do it again.

Wonderful park and palace ... like from another world .. The biodiversity is indescribably beautiful ... The best tour I've done here ... The only downer ... on the way back, 1.5 hours totally waited for the bus 1st bus was already full ... so we had to wait for the next one ...

Wonderful Palace and beautiful garden. Due to Corona only few people there. Perfect trip from Sintra.

Beautifully restored palace, not to large. Grounds okay.