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Lisbon: Pena Palace, Sintra, Cabo da Roca, & Cascais Daytrip

1. Lisbon: Pena Palace, Sintra, Cabo da Roca, & Cascais Daytrip

Escape Lisbon and go on a full-day, guided journey to some of Portugal’s most popular locations stopping at the iconic Pena Palace in Sintra, the awe-inspiring cliffs of Cabo da Roca, and the ritzy seaside town of Cascais. Choose between the shared tour or private tour options. Your journey from Lisbon starts at the famous city of Sintra, whose Romanticist architecture, historic estates and villas, and numerous royal palaces and castles have made it a UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy the freedom of choice on whether you want an included entry ticket and tour of the colorful Pena Palace, or whether you prefer to gain some extra free time instead. Arriving early at Sintra means greater chances of avoiding long lines if you choose to go with your guide on a comprehensive tour through its lavish interiors and lush gardens. Marvel at the palace’s fairy-tale-like appearance, beautiful facade and extravagant interior. Next, head over to the center of Sintra and get 1.5-hour of free time to wander on your own. Get recommendations of the city’s must-see locations as well as the best restaurant options for delicious traditional Portuguese dining from your guide. 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. If weather permitting, stop at Guincho beach, whose strong winds and high swells have made it a popular surfing destination. Lastly, arrive in Cascais, an elegant seaside resort town on the Portuguese Riviera. Stroll through the lovely city center and make sure to check out Cascais’ luxury marina, its charming fishing port, and a restored fort that houses many local craftsmen. After your free exploration time in Cascais, relax back on board your air-conditioned vehicle, and admire more breathtaking views of the Portuguese coast as you make your way back to Lisbon.

From Lisbon: Sintra, Regaleira, Pena Garden and Cascais Tour

2. From Lisbon: Sintra, Regaleira, Pena Garden and Cascais Tour

Discover Sintra, so-called the “Garden of Eden” by Lord Byron. Tour its paradisiacal streets and gardens and admire the ornate palaces, villas, and estates throughout this colorful city. See Pena National Palace, famed for its romantic architecture and recognized as a UNESCO world heritage site. Located approximately 500 meters above sea level, soak up the stunning city views over Sintra. Continue to Sintra's Quinta da Regaleira and take a guided tour of the palace, lush gardens, lakes, grottoes, and enigmatic constructions. Learn about its connection with the Freemasons and the Knights Templar. Head to Cabo da Roca, the most western point of mainland Europe, passing Guincho Beach. Experience the Portuguese Rivera as you drive along the Estoril Coast and visit the village of Cascais. See why many exiled European royalty choose to live there.

From Lisbon: Sintra, Cabo da Roca, Cascais, & Estoril Tour

3. From Lisbon: Sintra, Cabo da Roca, Cascais, & Estoril Tour

Enjoy a day trip from Lisbon to Sintra, Cabo da Roca, Cascais, and Estoril. Stop at Pena Palace in the Sintra Mountains and at the palace of Quinta da Regaleira. See the first casino in Portugal in Estoril. Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Lisbon. Relax on the drive to Pena Palace in the Sintra Mountains. Spend some time admiring the vivid colors and 19th-century Romantic architecture of this national treasure. Head to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed historical center of Sintra. Walk through the narrow cobble stone streets and see the charming shops and restaurants. Take a stroll through the Quinta da Regaleira palace park which features lakes, grottoes, wells, fountains, secret passages, mystical symbolism, and a freemason initiation well. Next, travel to Cabo da Roca to see the dramatic coastline a the westernmost point in continental Europe. Continue to the seaside resort town of Cascais. Explore the romantic old buildings in this area which was once a popular summer destination for royals. Finish the tour by passing through the Portuguese Riviera town of Estoril. View the local casino which was thought to be a gathering place for spies in WWII. This inspired the James Bond novel 'Casino Royale.'

From Lisbon: Sintra, Cascais and Cabo da Roca Coast Day Tour

4. From Lisbon: Sintra, Cascais and Cabo da Roca Coast Day Tour

Escape noisy Lisbon on a visit to nearby sites of natural and architectural beauty. See Sintra's historic center, Pena, Cascais, and more on this day excursion. On this full-day tour, start off with a walk-in Pena Park. Feel like royalty in Pena Palace while your guide explains its history. Marvel at the views of the surrounding landscape and the Atlantic Ocean. Next visit Sintra's historical center. Enjoy lunch or visit the National Palace. Continue on with a drive through the Sintra Mountains. Stop at the great cliffs at Roca Cape, which are the westernmost point of continental Europe. The last stop of the tour is the stylish town of Cascais, where you can take a relaxing walk along the bay before heading back to Lisbon.

Lisbon: Half-Day Tour of Sintra

5. Lisbon: Half-Day Tour of Sintra

Tour the rich sights of the UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Landscape of Sintra. Besides the Royal Palace, Sintra Village, and forests of Parque Natural Sintra-Cascais', you'll enjoy authentic Sintra pastry, and Cabo da Roca's spectacular coastal view. Experience an unforgettable afternoon as you head north from Lisbon to the UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Landscape of Sintra. Admire the Royal Palace, the best preserved medieval palace in Portugal. Located in Sintra Village itself, the Royal Palace was inhabited continuously from the 15th century through the late 19th century, and was the summer playground of Portuguese royalty. You'll quickly identify the palace's hallmark conical chimneys, and appreciate the rich collection of azulejos, or glazed tiles. As with the rest of Portugal, Sintra takes its sweets very seriously. Follow the crowd up a narrow nearby street to Piriquita. Since 1862, this popular confectioner and café has served up sumptuous cakes and pastries. The feast of the senses continues as we pass through the lush gardens of Parque Natural Sintra-Cascais, making our way to Cabo da Roca (from 1st March to 31st October), the westernmost point in continental Europe. Then soak in ocean sights as we journey along the coast, passing Guincho Beach, a windsurfing favorite, and Boca do Inferno, a natural grotto created by the sea. Upon reaching Cascais, you'll enjoy the panoramic view overlooking the bay. Then we'll return through Estoril, 'the Protuguese Riviera', with Europe's largest casino and its beautiful gardens.

From Lisbon: Sintra and Quinta da Regaleira Tour

6. From Lisbon: Sintra and Quinta da Regaleira Tour

The driver will collect you from your address and drive to Quinta da Regaleira, the UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Sintra's principal tourist attractions. During the guided tour inside the monument discover the romantic palace, chapel and luxurious park featuring lakes, grottoes, wells, benches, fountains and a vast array of exquisite constructions. Next, take a short walk to historical center of Sintra passing by Lawrence's hotel, the oldest hotel in the Iberian Peninsula. Have free time for shopping, try teh local pastry, take pictures of the thousand-year-old National Palace or just enjoy a walk in the narrow Sintra streets. After, drive through the mountains and stop at Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point in continental Europe. The cliffs are 140 meters high and offer spectacular views of the wild coastline. Continue on with a drive by the coast that takes you to Guincho beach, and then to the elegant Village of Cascais. Take some free time and walk along the bay before returning to Lisbon or another drop off location.  

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

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

Embark on a day trip from Lisbon to discover Sintra, Cascais, and Estoril. Walk around and explore the 7 Wonders of Portugal, visit Hell's Mouth, and many more sites along the way. Enjoy a day out that you won't forget. You’ll be picked up at your accommodation in the morning. Then, 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. You’ll have free time for lunch and a walk around the historical center of Sintra village, and to taste the traditional Travesseiros and Queijadas of 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.

From Lisbon: Sintra Full-Day Trip

8. From Lisbon: Sintra Full-Day Trip

Get out of the city and explore fairytale Sintra with a guide on this full-day tour. See the romantic Pena Palace, the last residence of the Portuguese royal family and one of 7 wonders of Portugal. See the westernmost point of continental Europe, Cabo da Roca. Explore the Portuguese Riviera, including Cascais, and Estoril.  Meet your guide by the reception of your Lisbon hotel, and enjoy the relaxed ride through the suburbs of Lisbon aboard an airconditioned van. Arrive in Sintra and begin your tour in the picturesque park, which forms the heart of the UNESCO-listed town.  Explore the Pena Palace.  Admire panoramic views of Lisbon and the Atlantic Ocean from the palace.  Visit the westernmost point of continental Europe at Cabo da Roca. Watch the waves of the Atlantic crash into the cliffs before returning to Lisbon through the vibrant coastal towns of Cascais and Estoril. 

From Lisbon: Sintra, Cascais, and Belem Full-Day Tour

9. From Lisbon: Sintra, Cascais, and Belem Full-Day Tour

Travel to Sintra, a World Heritage Site, where medieval streets, castles, palaces and chalets of different architectures coexist. See the park that brings together plants from different parts of the world, forming a huge and magical green forest. Next, head towards the Atlantic Ocean to discover Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of continental Europe. Pass through Cascais and the neighborhood Estoril, both famous for offering a cosmopolitan atmosphere. See the world-renowned Estoril Casino and its beautiful gardens.Finally, return to Lisbon, driving along the Estoril coast and admiring the stunning views of the white sand beaches along the way. Once you reach Belem, learn how the Portuguese ships used to depart from here to discover the new world.

Sintra and Cascais Small Group Tour from Lisbon

10. Sintra and Cascais Small Group Tour from Lisbon

Discover ornate architecture and old-fashioned charm of Sintra on this day trip in a climate controlled van. Travel from Lisbon to Pena Place to explore its unique and colorful architecture. Discover why this charming village delighted figures like Hans Christian Andersen and Lord Byron. Enjoy pickup from a centrally-located point in Lisbon and take in views of the Portuguese countryside on the drive to Pena Palace and take a guided tour to full appreciate its magnificent mix of Manueline and Moorish styles. Learn about its exotic and eclectic profusion of styles. Pass the Castle of the Moors and enjoy breathtaking views from its towers. Next, drive to Cabo da Roca which is perched at the westernmost point of mainland Europe. Look at the wild Atlantic Ocean from Guincho Beach and keep and eye out surfers on the waves of the Estoril Coast. Stop in the former fishing village of Cascais which now a part of the Portuguese Riviera. View the stunning mansions and villas which line the charming streets and beaches that were once frequented by Portuguese royalty. Head back to Lisbon along the “Marginal” road, following the Atlantic to see white sand beaches and magnificent 17th-century forts.

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4.6 / 5

based on 2,773 reviews

- Changed meeting point worked perfectly and was communicated very well. - Transport with minibus super. - Bus driver was very good. - Tour guide Ruth was great and extremely competent! - Excursions were very nice! - The program is pretty well planned and there is good use of time everywhere. (At least 4 stations) If you want to see the palace from the inside, booking via GYG definitely makes sense - otherwise you'll have to stand forever to get in. The palace corridors and the outside view are worth seeing. It would have been nice to have had a little more time at Cabo da Rocca. (Like I said, lack of time)

Thank you very much for the excellent services provided by you and you guide Joua (sorry, I may have spelled his name wrong). Joua was excellent guide who walked with us to several destinations at Sintra, Cascais on 12/26/2022 while explaining significance and importance of the sites in details. We were very happy with his services. Thank you once again Anant Bardhan

Even though the weather was not the best, we managed to have a fun time

Very knowledgeable guide, perfectly organized tour. I advise!

Great way to enjoy half the day at Lisbon and Sintra!