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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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From Lisbon: Half-Day Sintra & Cascais Private Tour

2. From Lisbon: Half-Day Sintra & Cascais Private Tour

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 ten 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 proeminent landmarks: the Pena Palace, the Moorish Castle, the Regaleira and Monserrate Palaces. Crossover the mountain to visit the westernmost point of the European mainland and look beyond the Atlantic. 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 the 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. 

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Lisbon: Full-Day Sintra, Cabo da Roca and Cascais Tour

3. Lisbon: Full-Day Sintra, Cabo da Roca and Cascais Tour

Start with a pickup from your hotel at around 9:00 AM and take the route to Queluz Palace. As a palace of the 18th-century, it was built as a summer retreat for Dom Pedro of Braganza, who would later be her husband and King Consort of his niece, Queen Maria I Portugal. Stop to take pictures. Continue with the tour through the historic center of Sintra, where you can see the wonderful old streets and take pictures at the National Palace of Sintra and make a short walking tour. Continue with your tour to Regaleira, a romantic place for excellence. It is the result of the achievement of the myth magical dreams of its owner, António Augusto Carvalho Monteiro (1848-1920). Stop for photos and visit its interior. Then, explore Pena Palace, the most extravagant Portuguese palace built on a rock with an altitude of 500 meters dominating the entire coast of Lisbon. The Arabic architecture and Manueline style present in this palace, give life to the pure Portuguese romanticism. Mandatory visit to Chalet of Edla Condess, and pass through Moors Castle, Seteais Palace and Mosserrate Palace. Next, go to Roca Cape, “where the land ends and the sea begins.” Dominating the tumultuous waters 140 meters high which beat noisily against the rocks. It offers superb views of the Atlantic Ocean at its most wild but before, you will make a stop at Adraga Beach for lunch. Nearby Cascais, you will find Hell’s Mouth. This gap in the rock is a giant canyon carved by the sea with the beating of the waves. A worthy spectacle to enjoy the sound of the waves reminding the devil’s voice growling and spitting squirts of water. Finally, the tour goes through Cascais fishing village since the 12th-century and so remained until today, a privileged place for the exiled European nobility during the two world wars, still keeping its glamour and architectural richness of other times. Return to Lisbon by following all along the coast through Estoril and Carcavelos admiring the immense beaches the coast offers. Expect to return back to Lisbon at 5:00 PM.

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Sintra and Cascais Full Day Tour from Lisbon

4. Sintra and Cascais Full Day Tour from Lisbon

Drive along the coastal avenue connecting the Estoril bay to Cascais. Stop in Cascais, a fishing village that historically became the refuge of aristocrats and artists. Head along the coast and take in the views of wild beaches and cliffs until you arrive at the westernmost point of Europe, Cabo da Roca. Here the landscape becomes a blend of sea and mountain views.  Travel through the mountain until you reach the historical center of Sintra, part of Unesco’s Cultural Heritage. Discover how this town was one of the first centers of European Romantic architecture, where the royal family lived and English aristocrats sought shelter during the French Invasions.  Learn about the unique heritage of the town which was built in harmony with the natural landscape. Stop at the enigmatic, mystical Quinta da Regaleira, the unusual Pena Palace and the magnificent Mozarabic National Palace with 1000 years of history.  Sample regional food at Refúgio da Roca.

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From Lisbon: Full-Day Tour to Sintra and Cascais by Car

5. From Lisbon: Full-Day Tour to Sintra and Cascais by Car

Your guide will pick you up in a location of your choosing and will take you along the coast all the way to Cascais, stopping in Boca do Inferno, which is a rocky formation different from anything you've ever seen! From there, you'll be headed to Cabo da Roca to marvel at the view of the ocean, it was known as the end of the known world, the most western point of Europe. Afterward, it's time to have lunch by the coast so you can rest, enjoy some local seafood and be ready for the second part of your tour! You will be visiting two palaces in Sintra, Quinta da Regaleira and Palácio da Pena, both of these locations are filled with both history and myth, be ready to be smitten by the wonders of these magic-filled places. To finish your tour, you'll be taking a walk through the village of Sintra where you'll be able to enjoy the local pastries. After exploring Sintra your guide will drop you off at your desired location.

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From Lisbon: Full-Day Sintra Tour by Luxury Car or Minivan

6. From Lisbon: Full-Day Sintra Tour by Luxury Car or Minivan

Explore the historic center of Sintra on a full-day self-guided tour, with a personal chauffeur at your disposal for the day. Travel by luxury car or minivan with pickup available from your hotel in Lisbon. Stroll through bohemian streets and taste the famous travesseiros de Sintra cakes. Visit Sintra National Palace, considered the best preserved medieval royal palace in Portugal. Admire the fairytale façade of the Quinta da Regaleira, including its luxurious park of lakes, grottoes, wells, and fountains. Classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the "Cultural Landscape of Sintra" celebrates the town’s artistic heritage and fairytale architecture, such as the Pena Palace in the hills of São Pedro de Penaferrim. Be enchanted by the “Mountain of the Moon,” as Sintra was called in ancient times. Breathe the fresh sea air at Cabo Roca, the westernmost point of continental Europe. Stroll on the beaches of Guincho, and marvel at the Boca do Inferno (Hell’s Mouth) cove. En route back to the city, drive along the Estoril coast road, linking the traditional fishing village of Cascais with the glamorous resort of Estoril, and on to Lisbon. Before your tour is over, go to Lisbon’s Belém Tower, Jeronimos Monastery, and vast span of the historic 25 de Abril Bridge. Look up at the statue of Christ the King (Cristo Rei) embracing the city from its hillside location. Enjoy expansive views of Lisbon’s Pombaline Downtown at the Terreiro do Paço, completely rebuilt in the 18th century after the 1755 earthquake.

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From Lisbon: Sintra Bike Tour With Lunch and 2 Attractions

7. From Lisbon: Sintra Bike Tour With Lunch and 2 Attractions

Near to Lisboa lies the small town of Sintra, one the most fascinating places in Portugal. Dare to step into this enchanted world of palaces, chapels, shrines, convents and castles, in the midst of ridges forests and fountains. You will figure out why Sintra is a cultural and natural amusement park. After a little adventure, you sit down to have lunch. Come on this incredible adventure through the world of sintra, embark from Lisbon. You have to complete your trip to Portugal with a visit to the mysterious town of Sintra. Sintra is a mystery, that's how the locals describe this place. Sintra is a true magnet of energy, an incredible place full of shrines, temples, and castles in the middle of a dense mountain range facing the North Atlantic. Leave everything to your guide who will prepare your mountain electric-bike and everything you will need. Lunch will be ready for you and the tickets for Quinta da Regaleira and Convento dos Capuchos are already included.

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Lisbon & Sintra: Full-Day Supersaver Private Tour

8. Lisbon & Sintra: Full-Day Supersaver Private Tour

Start your sightseeing excursion with a hotel pick-up and board an air-conditioned vehicle destined for Lisbon’s top sights. First, stop at Eduardo VII Park, the largest park in central Lisbon. It was baptized in 1903 in honor of Great Britain’s King Edward VII, who had visited Lisbon to reaffirm the bonds of friendship between the 2 countries. Make your way to Róssio and Avenue da Liberdade, and then next stop is Lisbon Cathedral (Sé de Lisboa), a haunting 12th century structure reminiscent of Notre Dame in Paris. Receive a historical overview of the city from your guide before absorbing sweeping city vistas from a viewpoint. Next, travel through the medieval streets of Alfama — Lisbon’s oldest district —  and delve into the vibrant atmosphere of the downtown. Next, head to Belem and see Jeronimos Monastery, Belem Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries. Have a quick break at the most famous pastry shop in Portugal, Pasteis de Belem, founded in 1834 for a local pastry. Stop at the famous factory of the Pastel de Belém, also known as Pastel de Nata. You will have time to taste this delicious pastry with cinnamon and traditional Portuguese coffee. Then, settle into your private car and venture to Cascais, a postcard-perfect beach town north of Lisbon. Make the most of dramatic photo opportunities by snapping pictures from the enchanting grotto at Hell’s Mouth (Boca do Inferno) and the sheer cliffs of Cape Roca (Cabo da Roca). Finally, go to Sintra and see the former summer residence of the country’s monarchy and tour the famous Pena Palace. Admire stunning views and beautiful scenery. Enjoy a drive through Sintra Natural Park and at the top of the mountain, visit Pena Palace. After poking around the palace, enjoy some free time to wander around Sintra at your leisure. When you've had your fill of sights, your guide will drop you back off at your Lisbon hotel.

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From Lisbon: Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour of Sintra

9. From Lisbon: Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour of Sintra

Escape from Lisbon or Cascais and travel to Sintra on a full-day private sightseeing tour. Tour the Cultural Landscape of Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, at leisure, and take advantage of the flexibility of your itinerary by choosing the sites that interest you most. Admire the city's 19th-century Romantic architecture and consider visiting your choice of Pena National Palace, the Castle of the Moors, Monserrate Palace, and the Sintra National Palace. Consider exploring the nearby nature as well, including the Sintra Mountains and Sintra-Cascais Natural Park. You may also want to visit a local cafe or bakery to try out traditional Portuguese pastries.

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From Lisbon: Fátima and Sintra Private Tour

10. From Lisbon: Fátima and Sintra Private Tour

Start with pickup from your accommodation and meet your driver/guide for the day. Travel by air-conditioned minivan or sedan north Lisbon to the town of Fátima. Upon arrival in Fátima, visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima and see the Apparition Chapel, Our Lady of the Rosary Basilica, and the Holy Trinity Basilica. Learn about the Marian Apparitions to 3 local children in 1917 and 1918 with your expert guide. Head to nearby Valinhos and see the houses where the 3 children were born. Enjoy the serenity of this tranquil location surrounded by scenic rolling hills. Travel southwest to the village of Sintra and enjoy some free time to explore the charming streets. Take a break for lunch in one of the cafés in the village. Afterward, visit the stately Pena Palace which is situated on a hill overlooking Sintra. Learn about the history of the palace, and enjoy fantastic panoramic views of the surrounding area, before returning to Lisbon.

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What people are saying about Pena Palace

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 17 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.

Tiego was lovely, very kind and patient and gave us tidbits of information throughout our drive. He was punctual picking us up and the car had the booster seat we requested for our toddler. Would book again and recommend this service to others!

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

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