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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.

Private Sintra Tour with Cellar Visit & Wine Tasting

2. 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.

From Lisbon: Sintra Wine Experience

3. 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

4. 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.

Private Sintra Tour with Wine Tasting & Moorish Castle

5. Private Sintra Tour with Wine Tasting & Moorish Castle

The first stop is the fantastic Palace of Queluz, built in the 18th Century, which was the official royal residence of the king D. Pedro IV of Portugal.  Visit the beautiful and historic town of Sintra, a UNESCO world heritage site. Discover the picturesque streets, Sintra National Palace, the fountains, the churches, chapels and shrines. Climb to the Moorish Castle (Ticket Included) where the construction of the first sections of its wall dates from the 8th and 9th century. From the castle, you can enjoy a fantastic view of the whole region. It can’t be missed! The next stop is Quinta da Regaleira, one of the most amazing monuments of Sintra. This place is one of the most startling, magical, and mysterious in the area. Explore its tunnels, mazes, and its riddles and symbols that are reminders of the mythology of Olympus, Virgil, Dante, Camões, and of the Knights Templar of the Order of Christ. Next, stop in Colares in the cellars of Adega regional de Colares to have a tasting of the best regional wines. Discover the most western point of continental Europe. From the cliff tops, enjoy the fantastic view of the beaches and the sea. From the road near the coast, you can gaze at the beaches and the beautiful towns of Estoril and Cascais. 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 can’t leave without visiting the charming town of Cascais. This former fishing village used to be a royal getaway. Nowadays it still is one of the most attractive destinations for the Portuguese and foreign elite thanks to all that it has to offer: boutiques, restaurants, hotels, beaches, and much more.

Sintra: Countryside Gastronomic Tour in a Vintage Car

6. Sintra: Countryside Gastronomic Tour in a Vintage Car

Uncover the beauty and flavors of the countryside surrounding Sintra on this tour in a vintage car. Take some free time to explore the cobble stone streets in the seaside village of Ericeira.  Meet your guide at the Portela de Sintra train station and sit back and relax in a stylish classic car on the drive to a hidden waterfall in the mountains. Have some time to snap some pictures before heading to a rural village.  Sit down in a picturesque country village and breathe in delicious aromas. Immerse yourself in local cuisine while taking in views of the unique landscape.  See the sights along the main street of Mafra city and admire the “Convento de Mafra” palace. Make your way to the seaside village of Ericeira, a world surf reserve. Take some free time to walk in the center of the village before returning to you meeting point in Sintra.

Sintra: Full-Day Tour from Lisbon with Wine Tasting

7. Sintra: Full-Day Tour from Lisbon with Wine Tasting

After a pick-up at your hotel in Lisbon the first stop on your full-day tour will be the fantastic Palace of Queluz, built in the 18th century as the official royal residence of King Dom Pedro IV of Portugal. Visit the lovely and historic town of Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire the picturesque streets, Sintra National Palace, and the fountains, churches, chapels, and shrines. Climb to the Moorish Castle, where the walls date to the 8th and 9th centuries. From the castle, you’ll have fantastic views of the whole region. The next stop is the Pena Palace, where you’ll see a mix of architectural styles in the interior as well as the exterior. The Palace is one of the best examples of Romanticism dating from the 19th century. Next you’ll visit the most westerly point in continental Europe, where from the cliff tops you’ll enjoy fantastic views of the beaches and the sea. From the road near the coast, you’ll be able to see the picturesque towns of Estoril and Cascais. Stop in Colares to taste some of the best regional wines as well as other regional specialties. On the return trip, you’ll have a chance to enjoy this unique beach with its famous dunes. The site is a real sanctuary for surfing, windsurfing, and kite surfing. And of course you can’t leave the area without visiting the charming town of Cascais. This former fishing village became a royal getaway, and today still is one of the most attractive destinations for the Portuguese and foreign elite thanks to its boutiques, restaurants, hotels, beaches, and much more.

From Lisbon: 5-Day Private Portugal Tour

8. From Lisbon: 5-Day Private Portugal Tour

Day 1: Lisbon Spend a full day exploring Portugal's charming capital city. Take a guided walking tour and become acquainted with one of Europe's most fascinating cities. With your informative guide, see and learn about some of this city's most famous historical landmarks. Return to your hotel in Lisbon and stay overnight (not included).   Day 2: Sintra, Cascais, and Estoril On the second day, visit Sintra, the Portuguese Aristocracy paradise and discover the charm of its narrow alleys and the typical shops. Visit a local pastry shop where the famous sweets Queijadas de Sintra and Travesseiros de Sintra will be waiting for you. Then, customize your tour and choose from the many palaces to visit in the area, including Quinta da Regaleira and Moorish Castle Palaçio da Pena. Later, visit the geological formation of Cabo da Roca, also known as "The Snout of the Rock" or "Promontory of the Moon," and marvel at the unimaginable beauty of the area. Next, it's time to explore Cascais, an ancient fisherman village turned beautiful and cosmopolitan beach resort. Return to your hotel in Lisbon and stay overnight (not included). Day 3: Lisbon, Fatima, Coimbra, and Oporto On the third day, escape the bustle of Lisbon and head out to Fatima, where you'll visit three places of interest and attend a mass (optional). Then, make your way to Coimbra and start the tour of the city at the oldest University in Europe. See the highlights including the Joanine library, built in the XVIII century on the grounds of the former prison of the University and marvel at one of the most beautiful libraries in the world, Then, transfer to your hotel in Oporto and stay overnight (not included). Day 4: Oporto and Gaia Start your day tour of Oporto at the central Avenida dos Aliados, a famous spot for celebrations and events. Admire the imposing Oporto Municipal Council building. Walk around the city center and past the Lello Bookstore with its renowned staircase, known for its link to the Harry Potter series. Then visit Gaia, a hub of the port wine industry where the wine is being aged in hundreds of different cellars. Visit a local winery, where you will be shown the various aspects of winemaking and also taste some of the best wines in the world. At the end of your day, return to your hotel in Oporto and stay overnight (not included) Day 5: Douro Valley Check-out at your hotel in Oporto and take your luggage with you as you will be taken to the airport in Lisbon or Oporto at the end of the day (if desired). The day starts with a visit to Amarante in the Douro Valley, where you can see numerous examples of the Romanesque and medieval buildings. Then, stroll along the S. Gonçalo bridge and enjoy some of the most popular sites of the city, including the Church and Convent of São Gonçalo and the Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso Museum. Next, head over to the market where you see vendors selling the delicious S. Gonçalo sweets, always a source of curiosity and great laughter due to their phallic appearance.

From Lisbon: Private Tour to Sintra with Local Pastry

9. From Lisbon: Private Tour to Sintra with Local Pastry

Your day starts with pickup from your hotel in Lisbon, followed by an air-conditioned transfer to Sintra. Customize your day to your own preferences and begin exploring the traditional Portuguese village with its hills full of UNESCO-certified palaces, castles, and manor gardens. Visit the Quinta da Regaleira, a historical palace that will dazzle you with its mysterious architecture. Descend the famous spiral staircase in the Initiation Well and explore the grounds to find statues of gods, labyrinthine caves, fountains, and ponds. Make a stop at Pena National Palace, located at the top of the Sintra mountains, and learn all about the history of the magnificent building. You can also visit the Sintra National Palace, which was the main residence of the Portuguese royal family from the 12th century. In between visits, stroll through narrow, winding streets in the old town to find a variety of restaurants and shops. Your local guide will take you to visit the famous “Piriquita” Tea House to try a delicious regional pastry called 'Travesseiros de Sintra'.

Arrábida and Sintra: Full-Day Private Wine Tour

10. Arrábida and Sintra: Full-Day Private Wine Tour

After pick-up from your hotel, leave Lisbon via the 25 de Abril bridge, heading towards the Arrábida ridge. Climb up to the top of the Serra da Arrábida. You will have no words to describe the incredible landscape presented in front of you! To the north you will be able to see the entire city of Lisbon, the mountains of S. Luís, S. Francisco, Louro and Gaiteiros. And to the south, the crystal clear blue sea, the islets, the Tróia peninsula and the city of Setúbal. The next stop will be one of the oldest wineries in the region, which started activity in 1914. Being a family business, this winery is now on its fourth generation. The winery produces some famous wines, ranging from table wines to demarcated wines (with Designation of Origin). Here you will have the opportunity to sample typical regional products in addition to the traditional wine tastings. Next visit Sintra, the capital of romanticism and one of the most picturesque and beautiful villages in Portugal. The monuments have impressive architecture, full of stories and unraveling mysteries. Gardens, centenary trees and ancient palaces in a truly unique environment await you. Stop in Colares in the cellars of Adega regional de Colares, with two centuries of history and one of the most prestigious in Lisbon. Here you can enjoy the history of the winery, visit the cellar and taste its unique wines. On the way back, have the chance to enjoy a unique beach with its famous dunes - a real sanctuary for surfing, windsurfing and kite surfing. 

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4.8 / 5

based on 5 reviews

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.

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!!!!

Had a great day! Our guide Paulo made sure that we were able to visit beautiful places and have an unforgettable day.

Very good experience, the guide Paulo very friendly and attentive at all times... delighted with the excursion!!

Lots of uphill walking so make sure you bring comfortable shoes. Excellent views and great people!