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Secrets of Sintra and Cascais Private Tour

1. Secrets of Sintra and Cascais Private Tour

Travel along the Marginal Avenue, a winding waterfront road with sweeping views of the Tagus River and the Atlantic Ocean. You will see beautiful views, white sandy beaches, fishing vessels, ancient fortresses and old mansions. Passing by Estoril, you'll see the largest casino in Europe. At Cascais, take your time to walk around the scenic fishing village and a former vacation destination for the Portuguese Royal family. Bask in the narrow alleys and see the traditional Portuguese white houses, the stunning beaches and relaxing shores. Get sweeping ocean views from Cabo da Roca, the most western point of Europe. This place, “where the land ends and sea begins”, mastering the turbulent waters up to 140-meters high crushing loudly against the rocks offers a beautiful view of the wild coastline. Get your camera ready because Cabo da Roca is a real-life postcard. Sintra is a magical, mountainous villa where all monuments have a majestic architecture full of stories and unraveling mysteries, stunning Gardens, centenary trees and ancient castles await you! But first you will be taken throw the historic center where you will see the traditional Portuguese narrow streets and take pictures of the mesmerizing medieval National Sintra palace and its iconic chimneys. Quinta da Regaleira, one of the most romantic places on planet Earth. The property has 4 hectares of luxurious gardens, an impotent palace with surrounding towers, a Chapple, enigmatic grottoes and countless mysteries and secrets for you to discover. Passing through the Seteais Palace, you will see this neoclassical palace which is now a luxury hotel, restaurant and a tourist attraction included in the Cultural Landscape of Sintra, listed as World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Many famous personalities such as Agatha Christie, Harrison Ford, Brad Pitt, and Johnny Deep have stayed at this fantastic place. Pena Palace, an extravagant palace built on top of the mountain at 500 meters of Altitude dominates the whole of the coastline and is truly an image taken from a fairy-tale. This building is a mixture of Moorish and Manueline, architecture and is definitely a most see in Sintra. At the end of your day of guaranteed adventures you'll be dropped off back at the place you initially met. But before you return, have a taste and experience the most delicious traditional wine (not available on Sundays) and finger food.

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Sintra: Pena Palace Half-Day Guided Tour

2. Sintra: Pena Palace Half-Day Guided Tour

Head to the meeting point, climb into an old Portuguese-made military 4 x 4, and enjoy the feeling of being whisked along centuries-old forest roads towards Pena Palace. Drive past historic places such as Sintra National Palace, Serteais Palace, Monserrate,  Quinta da Regaleira, and the 8th-century Moorish Castle. Stroll through the stunning Pena Palace together with your guide. Snap photos, share stories of the palace, and listen to fun facts. During the half-day tour, stop the sample the town’s traditional sweet ‘travesseiro’ pastry and sip a homemade ‘ginja’ liqueur. Finish the tour with a drop off back in town or at the train station. Enjoy a local lunch in Sintra, continue to explore the town, or carry on to your next tour.

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From Lisbon: Day Trip to Sintra, Cape Roca, and Cascais

3. From Lisbon: Day Trip to Sintra, Cape Roca, and Cascais

Travel from Lisbon to explore the charming town of Sintra on this day trip from Lisbon. Admire the lighthouse perched on the cliffs at Cape Roca. Watch waves break in the mouth of a chasm at Hell's Mouth in Cascais. Be picked up from the meeting point in Lisbon and relax as you travel to Lisbon. Choose to see a vivid Romanticist castle at Pena Palace or wander through the shops, cafés, gardens, and restaurants in the center of town. Head to Cape Roca and stand at the western end of the continent. Snap some photos of the dramatic cliffs and Atlantic Ocean. Continue on a scenic route to the resort town of Cascais. Stop at Hell's Mouth to see the water surge into a large sea cave. Have some free time in Cascais to walk along the bay, or stroll through the old town to view the the Citadel Palace and medieval fort Nossa Senhora da Luz.

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Sintra Private Day Tour

4. Sintra Private Day Tour

You will be picked up at your accommodation to spend a memorable day with a genuine charming guide that will show you all the most emblematic locations and help you learn about their history on the way. Visit to Palácio da Pena, considered to be one of the seven wonders of Portugal and Sintra Village Historical Center with free time to taste the traditional Travesseiros de Sintra.  You then have the chance for an optional visit to the National Palace or the magic Quinta da Regaleira. Then drive through the National Park of Sintra-Cascais to Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of continental Europe. Here the landscape is breathtaking and a perfect spot for photography lovers. Stop at Boca do Inferno (Hell´s Mouth) and enjoy free time to walk the street of the famous village of Cascais.

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Half Day Private Tour to Sintra from Lisbon

5. Half Day Private Tour to Sintra from Lisbon

Your tour begins at 8:30 or 13:30, depending on your choice, with a pick-up at your accommodation in Lisbon. On this private excursion you’ll visit the national monuments of Sintra, an UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the program provides time to explore the interior of some of the monuments. First, head to the center of Sintra, a 30-minute drive from Lisbon, where you'll have time to enjoy the typical local pastries in one of the most emblematic local pastry shops. Pay a short visit to the Village Palace, a 10th-century Moorish construction that has been transformed throughout the centuries and is now one of the most iconic sites in Sintra, with its twin chimneys overlooking the village. While heading to the Pena Palace, see some of the surrounding woods and exquisite chalets along the road, as well as part of the Moorish Castle. After the Pena, there is still a chance to see the 18th-century palaces of Seteais and Monserrate, the Quinta da Regaleira, and some iconic buildings in the area before heading to Cabo da Roca, the most western point in Europe, where breathtaking landscapes and abrupt cliffs will delight you. You’ll pass by Guincho Beach on the way to the Royal Village of Cascais and the resort town of Estoril, before heading back to Lisbon by the scenic road, if time allows. Arrive back in your accomodation by 1 PM or 6 PM depending on the departure option. Please note that on a half-day tour, there is normally time to explore only one of the palaces. During some times of the year, especially high season, the order of the route may change to avoid queues in some monuments. If the Pena Palace is the one you want to visit, it helps significantly to pre-purchase the tickets. Nevertheless, please inform the driver of your selection, in order to optimize the visits.

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From Lisbon: Van Tour to Sintra, Cascais and Estoril

6. From Lisbon: Van Tour to Sintra, Cascais and Estoril

Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of Lisbon, discover the natural and architectural beauty of Sintra and Cascais. After pickup at your hotel or at the meeting point in Lisbon at around 9:00 AM, begin this full-day tour with a walk in Pena Park. See the park’s secret caves, and admire the elegant Pena Palace. Marvel at the views of the surrounding landscape and the Atlantic Ocean. Your guide will share the fascinating history associated with this romantic palace.  Next, visit the historical center of Sintra and taste the delicious pastries from this village. In addition, you will have free time for lunch and your guide will be happy to suggest some of the best restaurants in this area. Continue with a drive through a national park, passing the palaces of Quinta da Regaleira and Seteais. Enjoy a fabulous photo opportunity at the Roca Cape cliffs, the western most point of Europe 'where the earth ends and the sea begins'. The last stop on your tour is the stylish town of Cascais. Here you will take a relaxing wander along the bay, savor an ice cream or shop in the stylish stores. Return to Lisbon by the sea, along the coastal road of Estoril. This tour is totally private with only your family or group and is flexible to suit you.

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Sintra, Cascais and Estoril Private Day Tour from Lisbon

7. Sintra, Cascais and Estoril Private Day Tour from Lisbon

This full-day tour takes you from Lisbon to Sintra, passes Roca Cape and finishes in Cascais and Estoril. Fall in love with magical Sintra. Tour the magnificent Pena Palace and marvel at the extravagant mix of vivid colors and fine stone carvings. Visit Quinta da Regaleira, one of Sintra’s top attractions. See the romantic palace and chapel and the natural garden. Stop for lunch in the village of Sintra (not included in the tour price). Kick off the afternoon with a trip to Roca Cape, the westernmost point of continental Europe. Finish the day exploring the popular resort town of Cascais, boasting a large yacht harbor and several small sandy beaches.

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From Lisbon: Full Day Tour of Sintra and Cascais

8. From Lisbon: Full Day Tour of Sintra and Cascais

Travel to the wonderfully preserved city of Sintra on this day trip from Lisbon. Have some free time to explore the Old Town and go to the whimsical Pena Palace. Head to the coast to viewpoint at Cabo da Roca and the seaside resort town of Cascais. Be picked up from your accommodation in Lisbon. Sit back and relax on the scenic drive through the countryside to Sintra. Take some time to explore the vibrantly colored hilltop castle of Pena Palace or wander through the cafes, boutiques, historic estates and villas in the Old Town.  Continue to Cabo da Roca where you can stand at the westernmost point of continental Europe. Snap some breathtaking shots of the impressive views of the ocean crashing against the high rocky cliffs. Finally, arrive in Cascais, an elegant seaside resort town on the Portuguese Riviera. Stroll through the lovely city center and check out Cascais’ luxury marina, its charming fishing port, and a restored fort that houses many local craftsmen.

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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: Afternoon Sintra-Cascais Private Tour

10. Lisbon: Afternoon Sintra-Cascais Private Tour

Meet your driver/guide at your hotel or B&B in Lisbon and enjoy the ride to the beach and fishing village of Cascais where you'll have a chance explore the town on your own for one hour. Then you'll head for Cabo da Roca, the most western point of the European continent. Along the way, marvel at the beautiful landscape and ocean views. At the "End of the World" you'll have time to enjoy the views and take some photographs. Next, continue your drive through the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park to Sintra. Here you'll have time to explore the picturesque old town and marvel at the extravagant palaces, ancient castles, and beautiful gardens. Don't forget to try some of the delectable local pastries. Finally, visit Pena Palace with your guide. You'll learn about the colorful palace that was made by an artist king, who spared no effort or money, to please his wife, the ruling queen. Your guide will be sure to point out the best spots to admire the magnificent views. After your visit to the palace, relax and enjoy the ride back to Lisbon and your hotel.

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What people are saying about Pena Palace

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 52 reviews

We had an amazing day on our 8 hour, private tour of Sintra and Cascais with our chauffeur/guide Alex. He was so lovely; a professional but friendly, extremely knowledgeable and charming companion. My husband is disabled with very poor mobility and Alex modified our tour in order to avoid any activity that required walking any great distance. When we did stop at the National Palace at Sintra and our (very enjoyable) port tasting in the centre, he even pushed him in his wheelchair. We cannot thank Alex enough for hostin us on such a wonderful day's activity, everything was absolutely perfect and we cannot recommend Alex, Wondervan and Get Your Guide (through whom we booked) enough. We will treasure always the memories we made and the knowlege we gained from Alex. Thank you so very much.

Where do I start with this experience....Ruben! Ruben with Wonder Van made this experience unforgettable. He has got to be one of the most knowledgeable guides my wife and I have ever had, and we have had dozens. We were blessed with being the only couple on the tour which meant that Ruben went over the top with a personal experience. He showed us some of the most amazing structures, parts of Sontra we would have never thought to see. I can't express enough how Ruben made our trip as memorable as it could have possibly been. The tour was well worth the money and time.

Amazing experience, will absolutely recommend to anyone visiting Lisbon, Tomás was a fantastic guide and so knowledgeable, fascinating tour ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Great day tour Sintra / Cascais. We had the best guide ever, Thomas Silva. Nice, competent, funny ...

We had a wonderful trip. Ruben give us a nice introduction and service. Definitely recommended.