Sintra-Cascais Natural Park

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  • From Lisbon: Sintra Full-Day Tour with a Local Guide

    1. From Lisbon: Sintra Full-Day Tour with a Local Guide

    Meet your local guide at your hotel, then hop in an air-conditioned minibus/SUV and begin your full-day adventure. A UNESCO World Heritage Listed Location, Sintra is bursting with palaces, mansions, and romantic charm. On the tour, immerse yourself in the rich history of the town and discover why it has been a source of inspiration for authors and artists throughout the centuries. Follow your guide through the picturesque streets of the town’s historic center, and stop at a local café for a traditional Portuguese pastry. Then climb the winding mountain roads to the stunning Sintra National Palace and admire its array of eclectic architectural styles, including Moorish, Manueline, Gothic, and Mudéjar. Later, make your way to Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of continental Europe. From here, soak up breathtaking views of the infinite blue Atlantic Ocean and lose yourself in the gli...

    Very much enjoyed our day with Miguel. He was very personable and informative. He allowed us to spend time in places that were of interest to us without rushing us or imposing his desires on us. It made this tour so much more enjoyable than with a whole crowd of tourists who all had to do the same things.

  • Sintra: Jeep Safari, Sunset Hike, and Tapas at the Beach

    2. Sintra: Jeep Safari, Sunset Hike, and Tapas at the Beach

    Set off from the meeting point in a convertible Jeep and enjoy great views of the sights and palaces of Sintra as you drive through the town. Head off-road down an unmarked trail and you will reach the westernmost point of continental Europe – the incredible cliffs of Cabo da Roca. Here you’ll start to see the sun going down. From here you begin the hike down to the secret beach It’s a steep route with some twists and turns, but after a half-hour walk you’ll reach the soft, golden sand. Relax on the beach and enjoy some traditional Portuguese ‘petiscos’ (tapas) such as cheese, chouriço, bread, and more. Take a swim in the Atlantic Ocean, or sit back on the beach with a couple of glasses of wine and enjoy the stunning sunset over the ocean.

    The trip was really amazing, Mario was a great guide, very knowledgeable about the sites we visited on our way, nice and helpful with everything we needed. The ride was cool and adventurous, the hike itself was quite comfortable, not too difficult and the beach at the and was magnificent, definitely the highlight of my trip to Lisbon, highly recommend it!

  • Secrets of Sintra and Cascais Private Tour

    3. 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, mounta...

    Flexible itinerary, spacious mini van and helpful local guide. We had a great day out in Sintra and Cascais and were picked up conveniently from our Lisbon hotel. Recommended private tour.

  • Lisbon: Sintra and Cascais Tesla Tour

    4. Lisbon: Sintra and Cascais Tesla Tour

    Spend an amazing day out of Lisbon being driven around Sintra and Cascais in a Tesla. Visit amazing places like the Palace of Queluz and the Sintra-Cascais National Park. Start by visiting the 18th century National Palace of Queluz with its beautiful gardens. Explore the village of Sintra on your next stop and enjoy the magical atmosphere of its historic town center. Climb among the mystical forests of Sintra and find the 19th-century Pena Palace at the top of the hill. See how the royal family lived before going on a drive through the beautiful national park to Cabo da Roca. Enjoy coastal roads passing by Guincho Beach, Cascais, and Estoril on your way back to Lisbon.

  • Lisbon: Sintra Food Tour and Wine Tasting with Scenic Drive

    5. Lisbon: Sintra Food Tour and Wine Tasting with Scenic Drive

    Leave the busy city of Lisbon behind as you travel to the quaint village of Sintra for your first tasting. Taste a ‘travesseiro’, a delicious Portuguese sweet made of soft pastry filled with egg and almond cream.

    Learn about the history of bakeries in Portugal and learn why pastry confectionery is so dear to the Portuguese while you stroll around the beautiful village center. From Sintra, head to Colares, just 8 km away, for a wine tasting at the Adega Regional de Colares. The oldest wine cooperative in the country, the site was founded in 1931 and gathers more than 50% of the total regional production, playing an important role in the local economy.

    This wine house boasts a dazzling interior due to the sheer number of casks it houses, this is where the aging process takes place. After the wine tasting and sampling, enjoy a guided tour of the site to see...

    Elizabeth was a wonderful guide. She was very attentive and knowledgable. I would highly recommend this tour. The food was wonderful.

  • Sintra World Heritage and Cascais Village Tour

    6. 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 ...

  • Sintra: Portuguese Beaches and Colares Private Jeep Tour

    7. 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 i...

    Very great tour with excellent guide. Lots of amazing nature milestones and historical points!

  • From Lisbon: Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour of Sintra

    8. 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.

    My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our day trip to Sintra from Lisbon. Our guide, Alex, was terrific! He was punctual, polite, and easy to talk to. In addition to telling us about Portugal’s history, he also told us about what life is like for most Portuguese. The weather wasn’t great for our trip - rainy, foggy - but Alex helped us make the best of it. We highly recommend this tour!

  • Cascais: Full-Day Coastline Tour by 4x4

    9. Cascais: Full-Day Coastline Tour by 4x4

    Hop aboard a restored convertible Portuguese 4x4 and set out to see the wild west coast of Portugal. Take in the natural beauty that exists in the Sintra region, away from the spectacular palaces and monuments. Start the expedition at Guincho Beach, where you’ll spot surfers catching seemingly endless waves. Head off on dirt tracks and continue inland until you reach the mountaintop 12th-century Peninha Sanctuary. Enjoy 360-views of the coastline that stretches from Lisbon to Cascais, Costa da Caparica and Arrabida. Get back in the 4x4, set off, and feel the wind in your hair as you return to the coast. Reach ‘the edge of the earth’ at Cabo da Roca. The sheer cliffs and lighthouse mark the westernmost point on mainland Europe. Contie to Buraco do Fojo, a natural sight and viewpoint that is off-the-beaten track. Finish the day by sinking your toes into the sand on the beautiful beaches...

    Nelson and the Mountain Goat( the 4x4) was amazing. Very nice, spoke excellent English, knew alot about the places we were visiting and was just really awesome

  • Lisbon: Sintra, Azenhas do Mar and Cascais Day Trip

    10. Lisbon: Sintra, Azenhas do Mar and Cascais Day Trip

    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 dino...

    It was amazing experience in Lisbon. The guide was so helpful, informative, and kind as well. We enjoyed a lot.

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What people are saying about Sintra-Cascais Natural Park

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 28 reviews

Very much enjoyed our day with Miguel. He was very personable and informative. He allowed us to spend time in places that were of interest to us without rushing us or imposing his desires on us. It made this tour so much more enjoyable than with a whole crowd of tourists who all had to do the same things.

Flexible itinerary, spacious mini van and helpful local guide. We had a great day out in Sintra and Cascais and were picked up conveniently from our Lisbon hotel. Recommended private tour.

Nelson and the Mountain Goat( the 4x4) was amazing. Very nice, spoke excellent English, knew alot about the places we were visiting and was just really awesome

My assessment is very good, the great guide, very prepared and explains wonderfully. Unique and unforgettable experience

Amazing!! The highlight of our Portugal trip. Could not recommend more.