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Sintra: Twizy E-Car Rental with GPS Audio Guide

1. Sintra: Twizy E-Car Rental with GPS Audio Guide

Enjoy the flexibility and freedom to explore Sintra the way you want with this Renault Twizy e-car rental and GPS audio-guided tour in one. As you drive, learn about Sintra’s iconic sights from your audio guide that’s available in 7 languages and equipped with free Wi-Fi. The journey in your Twizy e-car starts with a presentation and explanation of routes. After learning how to operate the vehicle, set out on your discovery of Sintra. When you pass monuments along the route, learn the story or legend behind them from your audio guide. Take advantage of a route map with information on where to park and where to take the best photos. During the tour, decide when and where to stop and for how long. Sights along the tour route include: • Sintra’s historic center • Sintra National Palace • Moorish Castle • Pena Palace • Miradouro da Vigia (three hills, three castles) • Quinta da Regaleira • Seteais Palace • Monserrate Palace and Park • Cabo da Roca Rest assured knowing Twizy has the Clean & Safe seal, awarded by Turismo de Portugal.

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From Lisbon: Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour of Sintra

2. From Lisbon: Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour of Sintra

Escape from Lisbon or Cascais and travel to Sintra on a full-day private sightseeing tour. Tour the Cultural Landscape of Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, at leisure, and take advantage of the flexibility of your itinerary by choosing the sites that interest you most. Admire the city's 19th-century Romantic architecture and consider visiting your choice of Pena National Palace, the Castle of the Moors, Monserrate Palace, and the Sintra National Palace. Consider exploring the nearby nature as well, including the Sintra Mountains and Sintra-Cascais Natural Park. You may also want to visit a local cafe or bakery to try out traditional Portuguese pastries.

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Lisbon: Highlights Tour of Lisbon, Sintra, and Cascais

3. Lisbon: Highlights Tour of Lisbon, Sintra, and Cascais

Discover the best of Lisbon and drive along beautiful coast roads to explore Sintra and Cascais on a guided full-day tour. Choose from a small-group tour or a private tour.  Visit the most famous Lisbon monuments such as the Monument to the Discoveries, Belém Tower, and the UNESCO-listed Jerónimos Monastery. Next, drive over the beautiful mountain roads to the most extravagant village of Sintra. Here you can stroll through charming streets in the historic center.  Continue to the most western point of continental Europe Cape Roca, a place of a superb view of the Atlantic Ocean. After a visit to Guincho Beach, arrive in Cascais, a sophisticated and charming village with a lovely bay.  Return to Lisbon passing the Casino Estoril, the largest in Europe. You will always be accompanied by an enthusiastic and dedicated guide, who will share curiosities about the places visited.

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From Lisbon: Sintra, Pena Palace, Cascais and Wine Tasting

4. From Lisbon: Sintra, Pena Palace, Cascais and Wine Tasting

The tour begins with a visit to the romantic Sintra Mountains. Classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, the mountain range is full of palaces, mansions, cottages, convents, churches, chapels and shrines set amidst lush vegetation. It has been the inspiration for great authors of European literature, abundant in archaeological remains that show that it has been occupied over numerous millennia. You can stroll through charming streets in the historic center of Sintra. The tour will then climb the beautiful mountain roads to the most extravagant Portuguese palace, Pena Palace, a fascinating fairytale castle built in the romantic Portuguese style. Continuing the tour, visit the cellars of Adega Regional de Colares that have two centuries of prestigious history. Here you can enjoy the history of the winery, visit the cellar and taste its unique wines. Cabo Roca, the most western point of continental Europe, is the next stop. This is a stunning place of infinite blue that offers a superb view of the Atlantic Ocean at its most wild. Afterward, the tour will pass by the Guincho beach area and travel along the coast road until you arrive in Cascais, a sophisticated and charming village with a lovely bay. Marvel at the largest casino in Europe as you pass the Casino Estoril before heading back to Lisbon. Your guide will accompany you along the way, sharing stories and curiosities about the places visited. 

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From Lisbon: Private Sintra Sightseeing Tour

5. From Lisbon: Private Sintra Sightseeing Tour

Discover the capital of romance on a private tour from Lisbon to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sintra. Stop at the 18th-century Palace of Queluz to see the official royal residence of King D. Pedro IV. Explore the pretty streets of the village to see the National Palace and fountains and shrines. Climb to the Moorish castle in the mountains to get a fantastic view of the region. Make your way to Pena Palace and admire its mix of architectural styles. Then, visit the westernmost point of continental Europe at Cabo da Roca. Travel back to Lisbon via the elegant towns of Estoril and Cascais, and see the dunes of Guincho Beach.

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Sintra: Mountain Bike Tour

6. Sintra: Mountain Bike Tour

Beginning with pickup from your hotel/accommodation, travel to the tour starting point. From there, start your ride mid-way up the mountain, from where you receive all the information from your guide about the area, including your riding options. Begin with a long but easy climb to Peninha, from where you can take in panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, Cascais, and Lisbon. From there, continue along some easy trails and visit a few different areas of the mountain. Some of these areas include Monge and Capuchos, before a break is made mid-ride as a snack stop. After the break, choose to visit some different trails or climb back up to the top and hit some more challenging tracks, the choice is yours. At the conclusion of your thrilling day out on the tracks, your driver returns you to your tour starting point.

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Sintra: Half-Day Climbing Experience

7. Sintra: Half-Day Climbing Experience

The Sintra Mountains will always amaze you. Climbing is an experience in nature that will not leave you indifferent. This is an ideal climbing experience for anyone who wants to start climbing.  During the initiation to the activity, you will be instructed on subjects such as the material, safety rules and the types and forms of climbing. The Penedo da Amizade is a geological monument of rare natural beauty, long known to the people. The verticality of its walls has provided a true mecca for climbing lovers, and its natural architecture provides several routes of different degrees of difficulty. Your experienced guides will guarantee the best safety conditions.

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From Lisbon: Cascais and Sintra Day Trip

8. From Lisbon: Cascais and Sintra Day Trip

Jump in, hang on, and have your camera ready on this tour of Lisbon's rocky coastline. Plan your perfect day with the help of your guide, whether it's an off-grid ramble, a hunt for the best secret viewing points, or scenic strolls in the historic towns of Sintra and Cascais. Get picked up in Lisbon and head straight to Cascais. Walk the quaint cobbled streets, contrasted by ornate villas and mansions. Explore the sandy shores and ragged cliffs of Praia do Guincho or Praia da Adraga, and take on the wild Atlantic waves. If you’re feeling peckish, stop off for an authentic Portuguese lunch in Sintra, in a cozy mountain-top restaurant. Top it off with a complimentary sampling of Portuguese wine, and spend some time with the friendly locals. Take the chance to see the iconic Pena Palace, and some equally impressive secluded sites. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, known for its vast, mountainous landscape.  Let your guide take away the stress of navigating the rough terrain, and take in all the region has to offer. You'll be dropped off at Cascais, where you can end your day with an unforgettable train ride back to Lisbon.

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From Lisbon: Half-Day Private Tesla Tour to Sintra

9. From Lisbon: Half-Day Private Tesla Tour to Sintra

Following pickup from Lisbon, begin by visiting the 18th-century National Palace of Queluz and its beautiful gardens. Following that, embark towards the village of Sintra. There you can enjoy a magical atmosphere as you walk around the historical center and discover the Sintra National Palace. Whilst in the village, take the time to try the famous pastries: Queijadas of Sintra and Travesseiros. Climbing among the mystical forests of Sintra, reach the top of the hill to discover the 19th-century Pena Palace. The palace is well adorned with the best pieces of decoration that the royal family left there. Throughout your 4-hour tour from Lisbon to Sintra your independence and autonomy are guaranteed. If you wish to change your route and take an alternative road, simply tell your accommodating driver. Your entire experience is conducted aboard a fantastic Tesla, a totally sustainable and eco-friendly vehicle in which you can save tons of CO2 emissions entering the atmosphere. At the conclusion of your day out, your friendly driver returns you back to your accommodation in Lisbon.

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Sintra: Group Paragliding with Professional Instructors

10. Sintra: Group Paragliding with Professional Instructors

Get a step closer to flying during this private group paragliding experience. Fly tandem with experienced instructors as you marvel at the beauty of the Sintra Mountains and Cascais from remarkable heights. Gather with your group of friends or family and embark on a fun but safe paragliding flight with security instructions and licensed safety equipment. Learn how to fly with the help of professional instructors.

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What people are saying about Sintra Mountains

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 59 reviews

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our day trip to Sintra from Lisbon. Our guide, Alex, was terrific! He was punctual, polite, and easy to talk to. In addition to telling us about Portugal’s history, he also told us about what life is like for most Portuguese. The weather wasn’t great for our trip - rainy, foggy - but Alex helped us make the best of it. We highly recommend this tour!

Maria was amazing! Super friendly, the best photographer and the funniest. I recommend everyone to take this tour with her, she is the best representative of Lisbon that you will find

Ramiro was the best!! Interesting tour, driver was lovely, did everything for us to have a great time. Took us to amazing places!

Wonderful experience! Alex was a great guide, personable, knowledgeable and very helpful. We had a truly.m

An excellent trip with a great guide! Very beautiful place to go visit