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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: Fátima and Sintra Private Tour

2. From Lisbon: Fátima and Sintra Private Tour

Start with pickup from your accommodation and meet your driver/guide for the day. Travel by air-conditioned minivan or sedan north Lisbon to the town of Fátima. Upon arrival in Fátima, visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima and see the Apparition Chapel, Our Lady of the Rosary Basilica, and the Holy Trinity Basilica. Learn about the Marian Apparitions to 3 local children in 1917 and 1918 with your expert guide. Head to nearby Valinhos and see the houses where the 3 children were born. Enjoy the serenity of this tranquil location surrounded by scenic rolling hills. Travel southwest to the village of Sintra and enjoy some free time to explore the charming streets. Take a break for lunch in one of the cafés in the village. Afterward, visit the stately Pena Palace which is situated on a hill overlooking Sintra. Learn about the history of the palace, and enjoy fantastic panoramic views of the surrounding area, before returning to Lisbon.

Private Sintra Tour with Cellar Visit & Wine Tasting

3. Private Sintra Tour with Cellar Visit & Wine Tasting

The first stop on your 8-hour tour is the fantastic Palace of Queluz, built in the 18th century as the official royal residence of King Pedro IV of Portugal. Visit the beautiful historic town of Sintra, a UNESCO world heritage site, and discover its picturesque streets, Sintra National Palace, the fountains, the churches, chapels and shrines. Head up to the Moorish castle, where the early construction dates back to the 8th and 9th centuries. From the castle, you’ll have fantastic view of the whole region. The next stop is the Pena Palace, where you’ll see a mix of architectural styles. The palace is one of the best examples of Romanticism of the 19th century. You’ll visit the most westerly point in continental Europe next. From the clifftops you’ll enjoy panoramic views of the beaches and the sea. From the coastal road, you’ll also be able to see the towns of Estoril and Cascais. Stop in Colares at the cellars of Adega Regional de Colares, a wine producer that has been in operation for 2 centuries and one of the most prestigious. Learn about the history of the winery, visit the cellar and taste its unique wines. Next you’ll make a stop to enjoy the town’s unique beach with its famous dunes. This spot has become a sanctuary for surfing, windsurfing and kite surfing. You’ll also visit the charming town of Cascais, a former fishing village that became a royal getaway. Today it is still one of the most attractive destinations for the Portuguese and upscale international travelers due to all that it has to offer, from boutiques and restaurants, to hotels, beaches and more.

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: Quinta da Regaleira Half-Day Guided Tour

5. 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: Full-Day Sintra Tour with Pena Palace

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

Experience the best of Sintra with a guided tour of Pena Palace, Cabo da Roca, Hell's Mouth, and Cascais village. Visit Colares, renowned for its winemaking, and soak up the 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, 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.  Reach Cascais, a former fishing village, which is now one of the richest municipalities in Portugal.

From Lisbon: Sintra Wine Experience

7. From Lisbon: Sintra Wine Experience

Start with getting a feel for the beautiful and historic Sintra. Visit a family-run winery located in Sintra's hillside. The production of wine at this winery was actually interrupted 100 years ago. The present owners, with the help of Portuguese and French experts, have studied the local soil and climate, modernized the production and brought their vineyards back to life. At the moment, they produce high-quality red and white wines in a traditional way with national and international recognition. Then stop at the regional cellars in Colares to have a tasting of the best regional wines.  Colares, the most unique appelation in the world The cooperative winery at Colares (Adega Regional de Colares) was founded in 1931. It congregates today more than 50% of the total production, with an important social role in the region. Its beautiful building dates back to the late 19th century, with an imposing interior housing wooden barrels, casks and vats totaling more than 1 million liters capacity. It is the maturing and aging place “par excellence” for the wines of this appellation. Next, visit Azenhas do Mar, a coastal village in the municipality of Sintra with a very picturesque landscape. Followed by a short drive to Praia da Maçãs, a well-known beach with golden sand and clear water. Discover the most westerly point of continental Europe, Cabo da Roca. From the cliff tops, enjoy the fantastic view of the beaches and the sea. On the way back, have the chance to enjoy this unique beach with its famous dunes. A real sanctuary for surf, windsurf and kitesurf.  And of course you finish the tour without visiting the charming town of Cascais before returning to Lisbon.

From Lisbon: Sintra & Pena Palace Day Trip with Wine Tasting

8. From Lisbon: Sintra & Pena Palace Day Trip with Wine Tasting

Immerse yourself in the rich history of Sintra on a day trip from Lisbon. Explore the surroundings of Pena Palace, visit a Portuguese wine cellar, and sample 6 local wines. Meet your guide in Lisbon city center and travel to Sintra in a comfortable air-conditioned minivan. At your first stop, Pena Palace, explore the fairytale-like palace gardens with your guide. Admire exotic trees from all over the world and take in incredible views of the town and its countryside from the highest peaks of Serre de Sintra (entry to the interior of the palace is not included). Next, continue to Torres Vedras to visit a Lisbon wine region. Pay a visit to a prestigious wine cellar where you'll meet a local viticulturist who will explain the history of the cellar. Learn about everything from ancient techniques to modern wine-making equipment. Continue your tour of the winery with a visit to the Lagar (wine press house). Travel back in time as you learn about old Portuguese wine-making processes and admire the surrounding houses and gardens. Finally, enjoy a tasting of 4 different wines from the vineyard served with local products before heading back to Lisbon.

From Lisbon: Sintra & Cascais Guided Day Tour

9. From Lisbon: Sintra & Cascais Guided Day Tour

Spend an entire day exploring Lisbon's surroundings on a tour that takes you to Sintra and Cascais. First visit the mysterious and fascinating village of Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to explore its natural landscapes and cultural and natural heritage. Upon exploring the village, you will feel as though Sintra seems to have come straight from a fairy tale, with its many palaces and Romantic architecture. You will have time to enjoy lunch among the splendid scenery and may choose to enjoy a traditional meal at a local restaurant, or bring your own lunch and eat outside. Next, it is time to cross the mystic mountain of Sintra towards the Atlantic Ocean. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to see the quaint Colares village and to learn more about local wines dating to the 13th century. You’ll also see Praia das Maçãs, a small and popular local beach. Reaching the coast, you will make a stop in one of the most picturesque seaside towns, Azenhas do Mar, which has a stunning view overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Next, you will be taken to the westernmost point of continental Europe. From here, you will climb down to the beach. Continue on to Cascais, a former fishing village that gained fame as a resort for Portugal's royal family in the late 19th century and early 20th century. Continue to Pena Palace located on the top of the Sintra Mountain. Embark on a guided tour through this colorful building and take in the incredible views from the mountain top. At the end of the tour, be dropped off at the original departure point.

Sintra: Pena Palace Half-Day Guided Tour

10. Sintra: Pena Palace Half-Day Guided Tour

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

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What people are saying about Sintra

For starters our experience was great and our guide José was spectacular. Unfortunately our wine tasting was canceled due to the fact they weren’t open. But on the flip side José went above and beyond and even gave us a bottle of wine at the end as a genuine gift. Which was just a cherry on top.

Increíble tour dirigido por Hermes que nos enseño detalladamente cada lugar que visitamos! La van súper cómoda para el camino hacia las dos ciudades, Lo recomiendo al 1000% visitamos Fatima y luego Sintra, precioso! Gracias por todo Hermes!!!

Loved loved loved. Jorge was one of the best guides I’ve ever had. This experience was very cool and loved getting to do the winery after. Highly recommend!!!!

Very good guide, knowledgeable, open, detailed. Arrived on time, managed ride times in excellent shape, and recommended a great place for lunch

Very well organized tour .Tanja the tour guide was excellent .