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From Lisbon: 8-Hour Sintra Tour

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Activity provider: BeDriven

From Lisbon: 8-Hour Sintra Tour

Activity provider: BeDriven

From US$ 163.03 per person

Discover the most enchanting palaces in Europe wrapped in stunning natural beauty. Visit the Pena Palace, walk through the colorful streets of the village, taste one of the best Portuguese dishes and pass the Estoril coast with its beautiful beaches.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese
Pickup included
You will be picked up from your hotel in Lisbon. Hotel pick-up will commence approximately 30 to 60 minutes prior to the starting time. The exact pick-up time will be advised on re-confirmation.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Visit the magical Pena Palace with its colorful architectural extravagance and lush garden
  • Taste one of the best Portuguese dishes for lunch - if option chosen
  • Pass through the picturesque village of Cascais and the Estoril Coast
Full description

The first stop is at the National Palace of Queluz. Initially a rest stop for the nobility, it later became the official residence of Prince John VI. Its beautiful gardens and rococo architecture dazzle visitors with its sumptuousness.

Continue on to the center of Sintra, where you can visit the castle or the National Palace. Walk through the colorful streets of the village, contrasting with the bright green of the mountain. 

The morning will not end before a stop at the Quinta de Monserrate and Quinta da Regaleira, a fruit mansion imagined by a man in love with the arts. 

If you choose the lunch option, you can taste one of the best Portuguese dishes. If not, there is plenty of places for you to eat nearby. 

The afternoon begins with a visit to the most famous and magical palace on this tour, the Pena Palace. Built 500 meters above sea level, it is considered one of the most beautiful palaces in Europe and in the world. 

Its colorful architectural extravagance with its neo-Moorish elements gives off an exotic character that is accentuated by the lush vegetation of Pena Park.

The return to Lisbon passes through the picturesque village of Cascais, where you have free time to sit by the sea, sip a beer with a seafood dish or eat one of the best ice creams in the world.

Back on the road, pass the Estoril coast with its vast and beautiful beaches. In Lisbon, you are returned to your hotel, with the certainty of having spent a memorable day in dreamy locations.

  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Driver/guide
  • Bus ticket to Pena Palace
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks

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Important information

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  • Please note that this is a shared tour for a maximum of 8 passengers
  • Cars aren't allowed to go to Pena Palace; your driver will set you down on the entrance of the perimeter. The bus ticket to the palace is included in the price
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We ended up being the only people on this tour. The driver picked us up at our airbnb and the car was comfortable. He was very patient and was flexible with how much time we spent at different places. He also took us to a great place for lunch and gave us some really good suggestions that we all enjoyed. He gave us lots of tips of what to see and what to eat for the rest of the time in Portugal and gave us some interesting insights into Portugese life.

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May 3, 2022

To my astonishment, or to my great happiness, I was all alone on the tour with the driver/guide Gustavo Silva (grade: excellent, top, best driver, excitingly told information, fun and joy, very cared for and tried to take care of me... the whole day - it couldn't be better - thank you) That was pure luxury! An absolutely great day, tailored to me and my wishes/interests, and of course complemented by first-class recommendations from Gustavo. This day will remain unforgettable for me and is an absolute highlight of the trip from Lisbon with its impressive sights and fantastic nature. My recommendation: more than 100% Many thanks to Gustavo and GetYourGuide, gladly again - THANK YOU!

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April 15, 2022

Eduardo was great! Picked us up from the hotel lobby and drove safely while giving us the history of Lisbon as we drove to Sintra. We were able to skip the line into Pena Palace and had plenty of free time on the grounds. Afterwards we went to to town of Sintra and saw The national palace. Our guide had lots of knowledge and we were very happy with the pace. Afterwards we had an authentic Portuguese lunch and went to Cape Roca to see the incredible views. We also drove along the coast and made stops along the way to see the ocean views. Then we went to charming town of Cascais where we learned about the town. Afterwards we drove along the Oceanside back towards Lisbon. We loved our guide because it was the perfect balance of a guided your and free time. Would highly recommend.

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March 24, 2022

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