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From Lisbon: Sintra and Cascais Day Trip with Pickup

1. From Lisbon: Sintra and Cascais Day Trip with Pickup

Escape the hustle and bustle of Lisbon on a full-day tour of Sintra and Cascais. Discover the whimsical architecture of the town centers and Sintra Natural Park. Following a pick-up from your hotel in Lisbon, transfer by air-conditioned, 8-seat vehicle to the extravagant Pena Palace, perched on a rock that overlooks the coastline of Lisbon. Marvel at is a mix of Moorish and Manueline motifs, and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding woods. Head to Cabo da Roca, continental Europe’s westernmost point, and get a souvenir certificate inscribed with the words "Where the Land Ends and the Sea Begins" by Camões. Pass the stunning beaches of Cascais, including Praia do Guincho, the most scenic beach on the Lisbon coastline. En route to Cascais, experience the mystery of the "Devil's Mouth” cave, created by the crashing of the waves on the rocky bluff. Stop in the elegant resort town of Cascais, a once quiet fishing village that was discovered by the European nobility for its idyllic setting, and became a favorite destination for the international jet set. Stroll along the harbor, before transferring back to Lisbon.

From Lisbon: Sintra, Cascais and Estoril Full-Day Trip

2. From Lisbon: Sintra, Cascais and Estoril Full-Day Trip

You’ll be picked up at your accommodation between 9:00 AM and 10:00 AM and start your full-day excursion with a drive to Sintra village. In Sintra you’ll have a chance to visit the Palácio da Pena (Pena Palace), one of the 7 Wonders of Portugal. Then, take in the stunning gardens, caves, and architecture of Quinta da Regaleira or you can choose to visit the National Palace in the center of the village. You’ll have free time for lunch and a walk around the historical center of Sintra village, and to taste the traditional Travesseiros de Sintra. Next, you’ll drive through the National Park of Sintra-Cascais to Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of continental Europe. You’ll hear about the history of the site and enjoy stunning views from the cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. On the way to Cascais you’ll stop to visit Boca do Inferno (Hell´s Mouth). In the charming village of Cascais you’ll have some free time to explore the historical center’s main streets. On your way back to Lisbon you’ll enjoy a panoramic tour around Casino Estoril, an iconic place that served as a setting for a popular action movie.

Sintra: Walking Tour with Palace, Castle, and Old Town Visit

3. Sintra: Walking Tour with Palace, Castle, and Old Town Visit

Meet at the local supplier's office in Sintra which is located a one-minute walk from Sintra train station. On arrival at the office, you can view the big wall topographic map of the region that shows all the options of the walking tour. In a small briefing, design your personalized walk through Sintra town. Then, start your walk through the picturesque tracks with some views. Chat about the history, legends, morphology, and vegetation. Visit a Moorish castle, archaeological site, Pena Palace and gardens, Chalet of the Countess, Villa Sasseti, and historic center of Sintra. You can choose different monuments and paths according to your physical condition.

From Lisbon: Half-Day Sintra & Cascais Private Tour

4. 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. 

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.

Sintra: The Mysteries of Sintra City Discovery Game

6. Sintra: The Mysteries of Sintra City Discovery Game

Forget those lengthy and tiresome tours and inject some fun into your trip to Sintra. Set yourself up for a day of exploration on this interactive city discovery experience. Your challenge begins at Sintra’s train station, and all the information you need to complete the adventure will be provided to you via email. Wander around the city, visiting some of the most iconic sights and landmarks as you solve the puzzles and riddles that take you from one location to the next. Some of the stops along the way are hidden locations that you might otherwise have missed. On the tour, unlock local recommendations and fun facts, as well as learning the history of the city. Explore the hot spots of Sintra that even some of the locals don’t know, and see the city from a different angle. Discover what Sintra has to offer and visit the known and unknown sides of the city, riddle by riddle. Crack the riddles to experience the enchantments of Sintra, a magical place full of legends and stories about fairies and fauns, kings and princesses, masons and templars. Unlock the stories of this city, and recommendations to the local's favorite spots, while you solve 14 riddles on your phone and have a great time.

Sintra: Full-Day Private Monuments Tour from Lisbon

7. Sintra: Full-Day Private Monuments Tour from Lisbon

Spend a full day touring Sintra and admiring some of the most spectacular of Portugal’s castles. Stop at the Moorish Castle with its original sections dating from the 8th and 9th centuries, and enjoy fantastic views of the region. Visit the Pena Palace and admire the mix of architectural styles of its exterior and interior. The Pena Palace is one of the best examples of Romanticism in the 19th century. Next you’ll visit the historic town of Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Sintra National Palace is located in the center of town, and for that reason it is known as the Town Palace. The 2 massive chimneys that protrude from the kitchens have become emblematic of Sintra. Inside, you’ll tour the ostentatiously decorated rooms of the best preserved medieval royal palace in Portugal and the favorite of Portuguese nobility. Quinta da Regaleira, located in the historic center, was built in the early 20th century in the middle of a dense forest, surrounded by gardens, lakes, grottoes, and enigmatic constructions. It is the result of the Romantic, Gothic, Renaissance, and Manueline ideals and of the magical and mythical visions of its owner.

Sintra: Self-Guided City Discovery Adventure Game

8. Sintra: Self-Guided City Discovery Adventure Game

The tour starts at Sintra train station, where your interactive adventure awaits. All the information you need for your challenge is available through your phone’s internet browser, the rest is up to you… The adventure takes you through the charming streets and alleyways of Sintra as you solve puzzles to unlock clues to your next destination. Discover parts of the city that not even the locals know about, and see popular sights from a different angle, literally! Explore the fascinating streets of Sintra and learn about the history, culture and lifestyle at the heart of the city. Solve 9 riddles to reveal each destination, and unlock stories about kings, queens, princesses, masons and templars. Travel across green paths, visit stunning palaces, and sample pastries at local cafes as you put your mind to the test.

Mountain & Ocean Wonders: Jeep & E-Bike Tour

9. 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.

Classic Lisbon and Sintra: Full-Day Combined Tour

10. Classic Lisbon and Sintra: Full-Day Combined Tour

Explore Lisbon and visit its many historic sites on the morning of your full-day combined tour. Begin by crossing the 25th April Bridge, and on the return, enjoy fantastic views of Lisbon and it's hills before traveling on to Belém Quarter. See monuments dating from the 15th and 16th centuries, such as Belém Tower. The Monument to the Discoveries, built to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the death of Prince Henry the Navigator, memorializes those who took part in Portugal’s Age of Discoveries. Next you’ll visit the St. Jerome Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a masterpiece of the Manueline style. Continue to The National Coach Museum, home to a collection of some of the most important old carriages in the world! Travel along the river to Alfama, the city’s old and traditional district, where you’ll walk along the narrow streets. As you pass by the downtown area, known as the Baixa district, you’ll admire Lisbon´s most important squares such as the monumental Trade Square, Rossio Square, at the heart of Lisbon, and Restauradores Square. Afterwards you’ll enjoy a drive along Liberdade Avenue, Lisbon’s main boulevard. Finish the Lisbon part of your tour at Pombal Square, before having some free time and a break for lunch.  Head off for an unforgettable afternoon in Sintra, a UNESCO Cultural Landscape. Be sure to taste the delicious local sweets such as queijadas or travesseiros, in a traditional tearoom. Travel through the Sintra Mountains where you’ll admire lavish and exuberant vegetation before arriving at Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point in Europe. Along the coast, you’ll pass by Guincho Beach, where you can see windsurfers, and Boca do Inferno, a grotto created by erosion. Throughout this part of the journey you’ll have constant views of the sea and surrounding landscape. In coastal Cascais you’ll be able to see out over the bay. On the return journey to Lisbon, pass through Estoril and enjoy a panoramic view of the casino and its gardens.

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What people are saying about Sintra

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 588 reviews

We arrived by cruise and only had 7.5 hours to spend in Lisbon. We had to act quick and Jose helped us alot! Jose is an incredibly excellent guide - he's fast, punctual, smart, funny, and attentive! He took us to Pena Palace first and we avoided the long lines, then in 7 hours we were able to visit Pena Palace, Sintra National Palace, Quinta da Regeleira and Palácio Nacional e Jardins de Queluz. Plus, we had time to sit down for Portugese pastries 2 times one in Sintra and another in Belem! Plus, Jose took us to a place overlooking the city and harbor and we took lots of awesome pictures. All the ending attractions were add ons because we finished 2 hours early and Jose wanted us to see more. He did more than he was supposed to and we appreciated it. So if you walk faster and look faster you would be able to see that many places like us - with the help of Jose of course! His car was clean and comfortable and we had a nice time. Will definitely recommend this tour to anyone.

Joao was personable and very knowledgeable. We enjoyed our interaction with him and would highly recommend him as a guide. I am not sure if you can pick your guide but I would try to get Joao as your guide for the tour--you will not be disappointed.

All destinations were superb..... amazing mind blowing.... Our guide was super star .... I will 100% recommend must must book this trip ... you will love it ..... Portugal love you ......

I came alone, I had a great time with my guide who was very friendly and interesting. I learn a lot about the flora of the area, the history and the architecture. Definitely recommend!

Interesting palace, worth looking at. Followed by a relaxing afternoon at the beach and village