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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.

    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-...

    Excellent tour - Joao was an awesome guide who was very knowledgeable. We had such great weather to explore Pena Palace, Cabo da Roca and Cascais. Highly recommend.

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

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

    Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of Lisbon on a visit to nearby sites of natural and architectural beauty. On this full-day tour, you’ll start off with a walk in Pena Park. Feel like royalty in Pena Palace. Marvel at the views of the surrounding landscape and the Atlantic Ocean. Your guide will tell you about the fascinating history associated with this romantic palace. Next on the tour is a visit to the historical center of Sintra. Enjoy free time for lunch or visit the National Palace. Continue on with a drive through the Sintra Mountains. Stop at the end of the world, 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.

    AMAZING TOUR. Everything was so PERFECT. Well planned, well explained. You’ll get to know the history of Portugal and see nice views. I really recommend it. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING.

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

    3. 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 Casc...

    Ricardo è stato una guida fantastica. È andato oltre le nostre aspettative. Non potevamo chiedere di meglio! Posti magnifici raccontati in modo perfetto. Muito obrigado Ricardo

  • Sintra, Cascais, and Estoril: Full-Day Tour from Lisbon

    4. Sintra, Cascais, and Estoril: Full-Day Tour from Lisbon

    Discover the surrounding area of Lisbon on this private tour accompanied by an entertaining tour guide. Explore beautiful sights and learn interesting facts about the history and culture from your tour guide. On this private tour, you can decide what you want to see. For example, you can visit Sintra, a pearl of nature with lush vegetation situated close to Lisbon. The town is also known as the center for romantics in Portugal and Europe, and has inspired the likes of Lord Byron. It was once a hunting residence for Portuguese kings and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can decide which palace you would like to visit or follow the advice of your tour guide. You will then head to Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of mainland Europe. Here you can purchase a certificate of your visit and enjoy the beautiful sea views. You can also look for the majestic falcons and the yellow carpo...

    If you want an average guide who tells you what is necessary to know and see you might be able to book a lot of other guides. BUT if you want to see more than the average you have to book Paulo! Because of the other reviews here we were really excited what to expect from our guide and we have not been dissapointed. Our expectations were even exceeded. Wenn Sie eine Standard-Tour buchen möchten, auf der Sie die grundsätzlichen Dinge sehen und erfahren, dann gibt es hierfür wohl auch andere, durchschnittliche Führer. WENN Sie aber mehr als der Durchschnitt erleben möchten, dann müssen Sie Paulo buchen! Aufgrund der anderen Bewertungen hier, waren unsere Erwartungen sehr hoch - diese wurden aber übertroffen. Danke Paulo!

  • Lisbon: Tailored Tour

    5. Lisbon: Tailored Tour

    Book your personal guide for one day and determine your individual tour according to your wishes. You are completely free to decide which destinations you want to visit or you can let your guide advise you and tailor the best tour to suit your interests and preferences. Whether you want to take a closer look at Lisbon historically, culinarily, culturally or architecturally, there are no limits to your imagination. Visit the sunny towns of Estoril and Cascais on the beautiful Atlantic coast, also known as the Portuguese Riviera. Or experience the mystical, literary worlds of Sintras with its fairytale castles and romantic alleys. Get an introduction to the Portuguese language or taste culinary highlights such as port wine, the famous Pasteís de Belém or the special seafood cataplana. Lisbon also offers numerous museums covering topics such as naval and shipping, modern and historical ar...

  • From Lisbon: Sintra, Cado da Roca, Cascais & Estoril Tour

    6. From Lisbon: Sintra, Cado da Roca, Cascais & Estoril Tour

    Sintra leaves most visitors with a feeling of mystical enchantment. Its magical palaces, forests, Moorish castle and UNESCO World Heritage site city center are like a page from a fairy tale. You will start with a little walk through the mysterious Pena Park and discover secret caves and trails. Afterwards you will visit National Pena Palace, a marvelous palace from the 19th century that is also one of the most important examples of the Portuguese architecture from the Romantic period. Then you will head to the historical center of Sintra, where you’ll have free time to explore and to visit National Sintra Palace. After lunch, you will drive through the natural wonders of Sintra Natural Park, passing by several impressive palaces until you stop at the Roca Cape cliffs – the westernmost point of Continental Europe. Next you will take you for a scenic drive along the Atlantic coast; you wi...

    Can not fault anything. Our guide was fantastic, transportation comfortable and good value for money.

  • From Lisbon: Best Of Sintra and Cascais Tour

    7. From Lisbon: Best Of Sintra and Cascais Tour

    Start the tour in Lisbon and travel to the Sintra region, located about 90 minutes away from the city. Arrive at the charming village of Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that’s surrounded by a natural park, castles, beautiful palaces, and chalets.  Visit Pena Palace, one of the most famous and impressive examples of 19th-century Romanticism architecture. Next, make your way to Monserrate Palace. Explore several gardens where an impressive botanical collection can be found, with plant specimens from all over the world. Continue on to the westernmost point of continental Europe at Cabo da Roca. Travel along the coast and take in fantastic views of the Atlantic Ocean. Stop in the towns of Cascais and Estoril, which were once popular retreats for the European aristocracy.

  • Half-Day Sintra Tour from Lisbon with Transfers

    8. Half-Day Sintra Tour from Lisbon with Transfers

    Spend half a day visiting Sintra, the capital of 19th-century Romanticism and one of the most picturesque destinations in Portugal. Grand architecture, ancient palaces, gardens, and centenary trees await you on this guided tour from Lisbon. You have a choice of landmarks and attractions that can be worked into a 4-hour program: Pena Palace – one of the major expressions of 19th-century Romanticism in the world. The Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the 7 Wonders of Portugal. Sintra village – well known for its many 19th-century architectural treasures. The village has been listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Castle of the Moors – taken by Christian forces from the Moors after the fall of Lisbon. The medieval castle was an important strategic point during the Reconquista, and classified as a National Monument, part of the Sintra Cultural Landscape, and a UNESCO...

    José is an excellent guide! Very knowledgeable and full of energy. Sintra is really nice and we booked a short trip because the weather was turning bad for the afternoon. Would've totally spent 1-2h longer to visit monuments inside. Next time!

  • Lisbon: Half-Day Tour of Sintra

    9. 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 ...

    An enjoyable, informative and pleasant tour. Professional guide and driver and comfortable bus.

  • Lisbon: Full-Day Sintra Tour with Pena Palace

    10. Lisbon: Full-Day Sintra Tour with Pena Palace

    Revel in Sintra, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Landscape, with a breathtaking tour of Pena Palace followed by a stop in Sintra Village. Then visit Colares, renown for its wine making, all the while enjoying famous views of the Portuguese coast. Explore the majestic and romantic Pena Palace, an astonishing fairytale castle, located on one of the highest peaks of the lush Sintra Mountain Range. At the end of the morning, stroll the streets of Sintra Village, which enchanted Kings and inspired poets. Enjoy local handicraft shops and tea-rooms to taste delectable sweets like "queijadas" and “travesseiros.” Then you'll travel to Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point in continental Europe. Relish scenic coastal views of Guincho Beach, a windsurfer's paradise, and Boca do Inferno, a famous seaside chasm with crashing waves, until we reach Cascais, a former fishing village which i...

    The tour overall was quite good, but I would've liked more time to explore Pena Palace and Cascais. Cascais is a beautiful town and 40 minutes isn't enough. The tour starts in Cascais (40 minutes) then proceeds to Boca de Inferno (15 minutes or so) then Cabo de Roca (20 minutes or so) before going to Sintra for lunch. There's around 90 minutes for lunch before the tour of Pena Palace which in total was around 2 hours. The tour guide was knowledgable and enthusiastic, the driver was also very friendly so no fault of theirs, but just a little more time to explore Pena and Cascais would've been awesome. I also recommend making the size of the groups smaller, 20+ is too many for places like Pena Palace.

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AMAZING!!! I'm so glad we did the private tour option - it was worth it! We could not have gotten a better tour guide: Rodrigo. He's THE BEST!!! He knew it was a holiday weekend for the Spanish and suspected that there would be extra visitors to the Pena Palace because of this. He was right! He took us to the Palace first thing in the morning so we waited in line for about 2 minutes, maybe less? But as we were leaving the line was 2 hours long!!! The tour felt very personalized and special. Rodrigo recommended lunch at Tasca Saloia in Sintra which was great! Cabo da Roca made us feel back home in California. In Cascais we went to House of Wonders for drinks which was a very cute restaurant with lots of plants. If joining a group tour, I highly recommend also getting the Pena Palace tickets with it - you don't want to wait in extra lines!

It was an amazing experience and Joao (if I remember the name well) did a great job! We had analytic information for each one of the places visited and it was a trip that I never got bored throughout it, I would definately recommend it! Totally value the money!

Great tour. Sir Joao is very friendly and knows his stuff very well. The informations he gave us was relevant and very detailed. There was a lot of positivity within the group. Very glad I did this tour!

Not to be missed when going to Lisbon. We loved this day. The Leonel guide was perfect. Very clearly discreet and sympathetic and attentive. The 7 person minibus is perfect rather than a large group.

We had such a great time at the tour yesterday. Mario our guide was very nice and very accommodating. He went out of his way to make the experience memorable for us.