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

1. 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

2. 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.

Lisbon: Pena Palace and Regaleira with Tickets

3. Lisbon: Pena Palace and Regaleira with Tickets

Take yourself on a magical tour to the Pena Palace and the Quinta da Regaleira. You'll begin with pickup from your hotel in Lisbon, then journey to fairy-tale palaces, forested hillsides, and masonic gardens on a private tour. Your guide will be a Pena Palace enthusiast who is armed with historical knowledge and court intrigues of ancient times. Following a guided visit to both inside and out of the Pena Palace and Park, you'll have free time to stroll the cobblestone alleys of Sintra. Taste the famous pillow and queijada pastries while browsing the shops of handcraft tiles, embroidery, cork products, and local wine, before savoring a typical Portuguese lunch in a World Heritage town. Your guide will then join you in a mystical visit to one of the most magical Sintra’s monuments: the Quinta da Regaleira. Located on the outskirts of Sintra, this romantic property invites you to walk down the "9 circles from Hell", exploring the fascinating underground tunnels and masonic gardens. After some free time to explore and take pictures, it will be time to board the van back to Lisbon.

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.

Sintra: Legends and Medieval Stories Private Walking Tour

5. Sintra: Legends and Medieval Stories Private Walking Tour

The tour starts in the Historic Center of Sintra as you meet your guide for the day, an expert historian and researcher. Listen to an insightful introduction to the medieval history of Sintra and how this has influenced the region today. Learn about the true origins and legends of Sintra and hear fascinating stories that although might seem fictional, are in fact true. As you walk up to Sintra castle, find remnants of historical legends along the way and listen to your guide revive the past with his commentary. Learn about the Reconquista and its impact on the castle as well as its importance to the city. At the top of the castle, from a carefully selected watchpoint, admire the views across Sintra and hear your guide share information about the old Portuguese and Medieval chronicles. Learn about the intriguing legends and stories of Medieval Sintra, such as the dishonest monks who once lived here, feuding neighbors, and a carpet made of treetops. There’s also plenty of opportunities to marvel at the landscape of Sintra at a selection of view points that overlook Pena Palace, Quinta da Regaleira, and Sintra National Palace.

Sintra, Cascais and Estoril Private Day Tour from Lisbon

6. 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.

Faro: Mystic and Romantic Sintra Tour

7. Faro: Mystic and Romantic Sintra Tour

Join this mystical and romantic tour and go back in time to visit the ancient village of Sintra. You'll walk through historical roads whilst observing the surrounding vegetation, which is bound to provide you with a relaxing sensation. Sintra is one of the most romantic villages in Portugal, and whilst there you will learn of the role that it had for the Portuguese monarchy. You'll also discover famous myths surrounding Pena Palace, exactly what sits inside the Seteais Palace, and why there is a labyrinth in Quinta da Regaleira. You will visit the famous Sintra Mountain and the Pena Park and Palace, with plenty of time for you to explore the grounds. Get ready to experience Sintra from a different perspective, as your local charismatic guide reveals interesting facts about the ancient village.

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What people are saying about Sintra

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 146 reviews

This was a BRILLIANT tour and an absolute MUST for any visitor to Lisbon. The palace and its interior is just beautiful and gardens of Regaleira really unique. Sandra was an excellent and well informed guide with perfect English. We cannot recommend her highly enough. David and Christina, London

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.

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!

Very nice guide we saw a lot. Always more comfortable to have a private guide we had all the time necessary to visit all the monuments

The guide was very attentive and had a lot of knowledge.