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Sintra: Full-Day 4x4 Tour

1. Sintra: Full-Day 4x4 Tour

Explore another side of the UNESCO World Heritage town of Sintra on a full-day action-packed adventure by 4x4. Go beyond the famous palaces and head off-road. Stop for a local pastry and sample some ‘ginja’ liqueur.  Board the restored ex-military vintage 4WD and tackle the wild terrain of the area. Follow unmarked secret trails to remote bits of nature and monuments that tourists don’t usually reach. Visit untouched lakes, ancient hilltop convents, and other hidden gems. Splash through puddles of mud as the 4x4 heads past house-sized boulders, pine forests, and giant ferns. Stop for lunch at a village restaurant then head for the coast. Take a stroll along the sand and take in the views of a beach surrounded by incredible soaring cliffs.

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.

Lisbon: Half-Day Tour of Sintra

3. 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, Pena Palace, and Cascais Full-Day Tour

4. From Lisbon: Sintra, Pena Palace, and Cascais Full-Day Tour

Leave Lisbon and discover some of the area's highlights with a visit to Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and see Pena Palace and Sintra's Historic Center. Travel to Cape Roca to take in the stunning views of the coast and enjoy a local lunch in the fishing village of Cascais. Depart from Lisbon and travel to Sintra, and stop at the Palace of Pena to admire the beautiful architecture and feel the romanticism of the palace as you explore one of the 7 Wonders of Portugal. Move on to the historic center of Sintra, and explore a charming and picturesque town where you can walk and wander the streets and try typical pastries. Absorb amazing views from the Cape of Roca, the westernmost point of continental Europe, gaze out at the vastness of the Atlantic Ocean, and breathe in the fresh air. Travel to Cascais, a local fishing village, and see its historic buildings while wandering the streets. Take two hours of free time to walk around and visit the beautiful beaches. Choose one of the local restaurants and take some time to try the typical local food offered.

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.

Sintra: Pena Palace Half-Day Guided Tour

6. 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.

Sintra: Walking Tour with Palace, Castle, and Old Town Visit

7. Sintra: Walking Tour with Palace, Castle, and Old Town Visit

Meet at the local supplier's office in Sintra which is located a one-minute walk from Sintra train station. On arrival at the office, you can view the big wall topographic map of the region that shows all the options of the walking tour. In a small briefing, design your personalized walk through Sintra town. Then, start your walk through the picturesque tracks with some views. Chat about the history, legends, morphology, and vegetation. Visit a Moorish castle, archaeological site, Pena Palace and gardens, Chalet of the Countess, Villa Sasseti, and historic center of Sintra. You can choose different monuments and paths according to your physical condition.

Sintra: Beaches and Colares Tasting Tour

8. Sintra: Beaches and Colares Tasting Tour

At beginning of your private tour, you will be picked up at your accommodation at 10:00 AM, where you will meet your friendly guide for the day. Sintra is not just the magical, mountainous villa people know of but it's also a whole council of 319,2 km² that includes an amazing coastline, with more than a dozen natural beaches, and a vast area of rural villages with lots of traditions. This tour aims to show you not just Sintra's center, but also the less-visited places in this region, that are true gems ready to be discovered. From Sintra's mountain, you then head to the beautiful countryside following the century old tram line, until you reach Colares, where life is simple and agriculture predominates, as well as wine making. Colares has the oldest wine seller in the country and you will be taken there for a brief visit, before getting to know Portugal's wine traditions a little better. From the wine cellar, you head across the winding road trail to some of the stunning Portuguese beaches such as Praia Grande and Praia Pequena, before stopping at Azenhas do Mar. Located between the ocean and a big cliff, this small town has a heavenly location and is among the most appreciated and exciting beaches in Europe. You will also stop at Adraga Beach, another of Sintra's gems, so you can catch the ocean breeze and relax a little, while overlooking the wild scenery. From there, you go to Cabo da Roca – the most western point in Europe, where the ocean clashes with land in perfect harmony. A true picture perfect location, with stunning and breathtaking views you will never forget.   Along this amazing exclusive Tour we will do various stops for tasting a wide variety of Portuguese wines! From Green & White to Red (not forgetting the famous Rosé) , from outside tasting to a cozy winery and vineyard routes you will get a proper inside to the wine traditions in Portugal. And of course all you wish and need to know told by a wine enthusiast aka our Wonder Guide! And of course so the gastronomical experience is complete, we prepare for you a especially Portuguese table of “petiscos” (what the Spanish call “tapas”), including the tastiest cheeses, “chouriços” made in front of you, jams and much more!

From Lisbon: Sintra and Cascais Private Guided Tour

9. From Lisbon: Sintra and Cascais Private Guided Tour

The experience begins with pickup from your hotel in Lisbon and heads directly to Queluz National Palace. Admire this impressive 18th century palace and learn about its rich history and former residents. Arrive in Sintra and soak up the authentic atmosphere of this charming village. Visit some of Sintra’s iconic sights, including the stunning Pena Palace and the fascinating Quinta da Regaleira. There’s also time to stop at a local cafe to sample some travesseiros de Sintra (traditional cake.) Continue the tour to Cascais, and wander around this picturesque coastal resort. Marvel at the view from Cabo da Roca, the western-most point in Europe, then feel the fresh air and sea breeze on your skin with a stroll along Guincho Beach. Before the end of the tour, gaze at the rocky formations of Boca do Inferno, then sit back and relax on the return journey to Lisbon.

Sintra and the Amazing Dream Villages Tour

10. Sintra and the Amazing Dream Villages Tour

In a quiet environment a few minutes from the capital, explore a great selection of the best villages near Sintra. The fact that these villages continue to have unusual life habits, they recreate the way of life of Portugal's ancestors, preserved through smells, colors, and traditions. Visit the charming Azenhas do Mar, a village that has become one of the most famous Portuguese tourist spots. Discover the village of Penedo, perched high on a hillside still home to traditional houses. Walk along its steep and winding streets and alleys. It is a treasure of the traditional architecture of the saloia region. Visit secret villages where you will feel like you are in an open-air museum, where the way of life of Portugal's ancestors is preserved. Travel back in time in the village of José Franco. Get to know a local man's dream that recreated a village of ethnographic character, a testimony to the way of life of the ancient local people.

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What people are saying about Sintra

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 163 reviews

First time with GetYourGuide and I can only declare myself satisfied! Just a nice ride, taking advantage of the competence and sympathy of our guide who whisked us up and down the Portuguese hills! If you are in Lisbon and want to spend a different day away from the noise of the city and breathe some fresh air as well as visit interesting and unique places, a tour like this could be for you!

Jamie is very knowledgable. Enough time for all the activities. Well recommended. After a good tiring day he even dropped us off at our hotel and that's a bonus. I reccommend this trip a lot can be done in 1 day and prepared for a good walk but overall its awesome

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!!!

Excellent tour. We saw a lot of wonderful sights and truly enjoyed Bruno, our tour guide. Peña Palace was beautiful.

This was an excellent tour! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and gracious; I would highly recommend this tour.