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Sintra: Historical Jeep Tour

1. Sintra: Historical Jeep Tour

Hop into a classic Portuguese jeep to explore Sintra’s wonders. See the best of Sintra with the help of your tour guide, as you learn the incredible histories and explore the must-see landmarks in this 7-hour tour. Drive around three of the five stunning palaces of Sintra, the National Palace, Seteais Palace, Monserrate, as well as Moorish Castle. View the stunning palaces from multiple vantage points. Take in the gorgeous panoramic views of Sintra. Stop to visit Quinta de Regaleira. Marvel at the breathtaking architecture. Look deep into the initiation wells, that were once used for ceremonial purposes. Visit Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of continental Europe. Admire the gorgeous views atop the cape and hear the immensity of the ocean clashing into the land beneath you. If your group chooses to, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Continue on to a wine tasting, and relax with some of the finest wines Sintra has to offer. As the last stop on your tour, enter Pena Palace. Admire the colorful, unique palace, that looks like it has come straight out of a fairytale. Capture your final tour photos, before your guide returns you to your drop-off.

From Lisbon: Sintra with Pena Palace and Cabo da Roca by 4WD

2. From Lisbon: Sintra with Pena Palace and Cabo da Roca by 4WD

Explore the beauty and culture of Sintra and Cabo da Roca on this guided tour. Stroll through the picturesque village of Sintra, take a tour through the Pena Palace, and more. Take a 4WD Jeep through Sintra’s mountains and see the magical Cabo da Roca. Meet your guide in Lisbon's city center and travel to romantic Sintra in a comfortable air-conditioned minivan.  Arrive at one of the highest points of the Serra de Sintra to see the Pena Palace, one of the most iconic expressions of 19th-century Romanticism in Europe. Enter its gardens and see the exotic trees from all over the world, which add to its magic and mystery. Head for the Pena Palace itself, one of the main residences of the Portuguese royal family during the 19th century. Admire the mixture of architectural styles and see why King Fernando II deserved the nickname of King-Artist. Enjoy the views of the Moorish Castle, a testimony to the Islamic presence in the Iberian Peninsula, built in the 9th century and conquered by the Portuguese during the formation of the Portugal Kingdom.  Take in the landscape of Sintra, a world heritage site, before heading down to the picturesque village to stroll freely through its charming streets, or taste its regional products, such as the famous travesseiros and queijadas de Sintra. Continue the tour aboard a 4WD Jeep, and enter the mountain trails where you will find gigantic trees and huge blocks of rocks, creating a magical setting. Visit the Convent of Peninha, a sacred place from which you can observe impressive views of the region's beaches and the huge rocks that make up the Sintra Magmatic Massif, a geological marvel. The tour then continues to the wild and rugged Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of Europe, which the famous Portuguese poet Luis de Camões defined as onde a terra acaba e o mar começa: where the land ends and the sea begins. You’ll be dazzled by the views. Return to Lisbon in a comfortable air-conditioned minivan, filled with enough amazing memories to last a lifetime.

Sintra: Jeep Tour of Regaleira, Cabo da Roca, and Cascais

3. Sintra: Jeep Tour of Regaleira, Cabo da Roca, and Cascais

Climb aboard a vintage Portuguese 4x4 Jeep and get ready for an unforgettable adventure that will tackle the best of the Sintra region. Discover some of the secrets and mysteries of Sintra, see the most beautiful monuments of the region and escape all common tourist traps by going off-road on a fun and cultural experience. You will start your day being picked up at the meeting point and travel directly to Quinta da Regaleira, a palace filled with mystery, metaphors, and underground tunnels. Enjoy an informative, guided visit here. After the visit, you will have an overview of all 5 palaces and the 8th-Century Moorish Castle as you drive. You'll also pass by the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park.  On the way to Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point in mainland Europe, take hidden paths through the park and break at impressive scenic viewpoints to see the beauty of the Portuguese coastline.  At Guincho Beach you'll have the chance to taste the typical, local century-old recipe "Travesseiro" pastry and homemade "Ginja" drink. You will finish your tour around 4.30 PM at the beautiful beach town of Cascais.

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

4. 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.

Sintra: Full-Day 4x4 Tour

5. Sintra: Full-Day 4x4 Tour

Explore another side of the UNESCO World Heritage town of Sintra on a full-day action-packed adventure by 4x4. Go beyond the famous palaces and head off-road. Stop for a local pastry and sample some ‘ginja’ liqueur.  Board the restored ex-military vintage 4WD and tackle the wild terrain of the area. Follow unmarked secret trails to remote bits of nature and monuments that tourists don’t usually reach. Visit untouched lakes, ancient hilltop convents, and other hidden gems. Splash through puddles of mud as the 4x4 heads past house-sized boulders, pine forests, and giant ferns. Stop for lunch at a village restaurant then head for the coast. Take a stroll along the sand and take in the views of a beach surrounded by incredible soaring cliffs.

Sintra: Rural and Coastal 4x4 Tour

6. Sintra: Rural and Coastal 4x4 Tour

The adventure begins through the countryside following the centenary tram line, inside Sintra’s rural area towards Colares. You will have the opportunity to see the simplicity of our typical villages, and as proof of this, we will show you the oldest Wine Cellar in the country, where you can get to know a little of Portugal’s winemaking traditions, which remain intact, from the ancient times to the present day. (not available on Sundays) From the wine cellar, we head to the coast to one of our favourite beaches, considered the “Santorini of Portugal”, – a small village found between the ocean and the cliffs – a heavenly location with a natural pool and stunning views. Continue on the coastline towards the most famous beaches in the area, and as we are getting there ahead of the crowds, we are lucky enough to enjoy the vast ocean avoiding the vast “ocean of people instead”. Through paths and trails, on top of the cliffs, we continue of adventure taking you to our secret location, which can only be reached with the help of a 4×4 jeep so off-grid that even most of the locals are unaware of. Try not to lose your breath as this magnificent setting shows you breathtaking landscapes, that we are sure you will never forget! Cross the mountain on an off-road trail and raise some dust on your way to Sintra Center getting to our last visit of the day: the most iconic palace, with the best postcard-like views of the country: Pena Palace.

Sintra: Jeep Tour with Visit to Pena Palace

7. Sintra: Jeep Tour with Visit to Pena Palace

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage town of Sintra on a Jeep tour with a local guide. Admire the romantic architecture and landscape, and hear about real-life castles and mysterious legends. Visit Pena Palace, discover off-road lookouts, and sample Port wine. After meeting your guide, start the day with a visit to the magical Pena Palace (entry tickets not included). There, marvel at the red-and-yellow Disney-like castle that sits atop Sintra’s second-highest peak. Once you're finished at Pena Palace, stop for lunch (not included) at a traditional Portuguese restaurant in a small village. Think fresh fish or tasty meat on the wood-fired grill, accompanied by plenty of wine. After lunch, visit the 12th-century Peninha Sanctuary and enjoy the 360-degree views of the forest, the Atlantic Ocean, Lisbon, Sintra, and Cascais. Then, cruise around in the convertible jeep to epic lookouts and secret spots other visitors can’t reach. Snap Polaroid pictures at the coast, play your own music all day long, and enjoy a tasting of Sintra’s traditional sweet pastry and Port wine.

Sintra: Quinta da Regaleira Half-Day Guided Tour

8. Sintra: Quinta da Regaleira Half-Day Guided Tour

Head to the meeting point, climb into a classic Portuguese-made military 4 x 4, and enjoy the feeling of being whisked along centuries-old forest roads towards Quinta da Regaleira. Drive past historic places such as Sintra National Palace, Serteais Palace, Monserrate,  Pena Palace, and the 8th-century Moorish Castle. Stroll through the magical Quina da Regaleira together with your guide. Snap photos, share stories of the area, 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.

Lisbon: Pena Palace, Sintra National Park, Roca, and Cascais

9. Lisbon: Pena Palace, Sintra National Park, Roca, and Cascais

Escape Lisbon and go on a full-day, guided journey to some of Portugal’s most popular attractions. Stop at the iconic Pena Palace, the awe-inspiring cliffs of Cabo da Roca, Moorish Castle, and the ritzy seaside town of Cascais. Your first stop is Sintra, a Unesco World Heritage site with incredible Romanticist architecture, historic estates and villas, and royal palaces and castles. Enjoy time to explore Pena Palace and see the great views over Sintra Nacional Park and Moorish Castle. Continue to Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of continental Europe, and take in 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.

Sintra Full-Day Jeep Safari from Lisbon

10. Sintra Full-Day Jeep Safari from Lisbon

The tour begins with a pick-up at your hotel (Lisbon) and a brief introduction to what you can expect on your journey. Then you will be taken to the Sintra Mountain to enjoy breathtaking and astonishing views of the Coast and the Ocean. Mandatory stops at the highest & emblematic spots such as the Peninha Sanctuary or the most western point of Europe, are the landscape highlights! The magnificent Pena Palace is a "must see", then you will be able to enjoy some free-time in Sintra itself to relax and discover its most intimate secrets.

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Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 36 reviews

This was an amazing experience! We had a group of 5 and we all had a memorable experience at Peña Palace and during the Jeep tour. Flavio was our guide and Cam was our jeep driver and both were wonderful guides! They know all of the best photo op area and were great at capturing group photos for us. Cam took us to some really beautiful viewpoints in the jeep which was the best part. Wish we had more time to explore the city of Sintra but was still a great day. 10 out of 10 would recommend!

This tour was a blast!! So much variety made it very entertaining. Gui was our guide, and he was very knowledgeable and fun. He told us amazing stories and made our visit to Quinta de Regaleira unforgettable. We loved the busy day—enjoying the Quinta de Regaleira, then a lovely lunch, then some great spots to look out over the ocean, then off-roading in the Jeep. This was a great way to get an overview of this area, and I totally recommend this tour. Gui was awesome, just saying. . .

This was a truly amazing trip during which we got a full Portuguese experience in couple of hours! Awesome off-road jeep ride, hiking, sightseeing, wine and snacks on the beach, meeting people - this trip definitely exceeded our expectations. Martim was a great guide, very laid back and fun to spend time with. He kept on surprising us with new things on the agenda. You should definitely go!

Paulo was amazing! He is a Sintra local with deep historical knowledge and you can feel his passion when he speaks. We were blessed to have sun for most of the day despite the forecast being rainy which made the day all the more special. Having Juan along for the ride added to the fun!

Paulo was an amazing tour guide! We are all still talking about our Best Day Ever in Sintra! Paulo showed us the most beautiful spots and made the whole experience enjoyable. Can’t thank you or him enough!