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Lisbon: Sintra, Pena, Cabo da Roca Coast & Cascais Day Tour

Lisbon: Sintra, Pena, Cabo da Roca Coast & Cascais Day Tour

Embark on a captivating journey into the heart of enchantment with our Sintra and Cascais guided tour, where you'll witness the allure of Portugal's most mesmerizing destinations. Brace yourself for an extraordinary adventure that promises lasting memories. The first part of the tour takes you to the captivating town of Sintra, renowned for its immense historical significance and natural beauty. Instead of heading directly to the palace, you'll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the town's enchanting streets. As you wander through Sintra, you'll feel the echoes of a time long past, with its cobbled streets, ancient buildings, and local tales that resonate with history. Delight in the town's unique architecture, vibrant local markets, and the whispered legends of kings and queens that seem to linger in every corner. Next, you'll make your way to the majestic Park and National Palace of Pena, an enchanting hilltop retreat that seems like it's been plucked straight from a fairy tale. As you ascend towards the palace, you'll be greeted with breathtaking views of lush greenery and the surrounding countryside. The palace itself is a dazzling fusion of colors and architectural styles, showcasing an eclectic blend of Neo-Gothic, Neo-Renaissance, and Moorish influences. Take your time exploring the charming gardens, dotted with exotic plants and hidden grottoes as you uncover the romanticism that pervades every corner of this enchanting haven. Continuing your journey, you will drive through the incredible coastline of Cabo da Roca, the most western point in Europe. You will find incredible views of the ocean before arriving at the mesmerizing Guincho Beach. Let the forceful waves of the Atlantic and the gentle rustle of surrounding dunes envelop you in nature's embrace. This stunning sandy expanse is a testament to nature's raw beauty, where you can feel the cool ocean breeze, hear the roaring surf, and be awed by the sheer vastness of the coastline. Your journey then brings you to the charming coastal town of Cascais, a haven of elegance and relaxation. Wander through its picturesque streets, lined with quaint cafes, boutique shops, and beautiful architecture. Feel the vibrant energy of the town as you interact with friendly locals and immerse yourself in its laid-back atmosphere. The two hours spent in Cascais will give you ample time to soak in the coastal charm and perhaps enjoy some delicious seafood by the water's edge. While passing through Estoril, another coastal gem, there won't be a stop, but you'll catch glimpses of its cosmopolitan allure. As your adventure comes to a close, you'll carry the memories of Sintra's enchanting palaces, the exhilaration of standing at the edge of Europe, and the coastal charm of Cascais.

From Lisbon: Pena Palace, Regaleira, Sintra & Cascais Tour

From Lisbon: Pena Palace, Regaleira, Sintra & Cascais Tour

Travel to the wonderfully preserved city of Sintra on this day trip from Lisbon. Have some free time to explore Pena Palace, see stunning views of the National Park and Moorish Castle, and stop at the viewpoint at Guincho Beach for panoramic views of Roca and Cascais. Be picked up from our meeting point or Hotel in Lisbon. Sit back and relax on the scenic drive through the countryside to Sintra. Take some time to explore the vibrantly colored hilltop castle of Pena Palace ,free time at Quinta da Regaleira and Sintra Old Town to admire one of the many views over the National Park and the ocean. Continue to Guincho Beach, where you can see the westernmost point of continental Europe, Roca. Snap some breathtaking shots of the impressive views of the ocean crashing against the high rocky cliffs and cross the sand dunes in front of the ocean. Arrive in Cascais, an elegant seaside resort town on the Portuguese Riviera. Stroll through the lovely city center and check out Cascais’ luxury marina, its charming fishing port, and a restored fort that houses many local craftsmen.

Sintra: Hop-on Hop-Off Bus Travel Pass

Sintra: Hop-on Hop-Off Bus Travel Pass

Get access to all the tourist lines and local bus routes in the towns of Sintra with a 24-hour travel pass. Enjoy comfortable rides on air-conditioned buses to visit all the main landmarks in the area at your own pace. Hop on and off as many times as you wish for 24 hours without paying extra. Once you have finished visiting a landmark, simply catch the next bus and enjoy a comfortable journey to the next location. Discover the mesmerizing landmarks of the UNESCO Cultural Landscape of Sintra, including the stunning Quinta da Regaleira, the Moorish Castle, and the famous Pena Palace. Visit: • Moorish Castle • Pena Palace • Sintra Town Palace • Quinta da Regaleira Palace • Monserrate Palace

Sintra: Full-Day Private Tour & Pena Palace Entry Option

Sintra: Full-Day Private Tour & Pena Palace Entry Option

Explore Sinta, a forested enclave of palaces and estates that seem plucked straight from a fairy tale, on a full-day private tour from Lisbon, Cascais, or Sintra. Upgrade to include visits to Pena Palace with skip-the-line entry tickets. Begin the tour with pickup from your location of choice, then head to Sintra with your private guide. Upon arrival, prepare to marvel at the natural and architectural wonders in a small village that's also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the village with your guide and receive recommendations about the best places to visit and where to taste the local sweet "Travesseiro," if you wish. Learn about kings, queens, legends, and Portuguese culture from your guide. Take a guided visit to the spectacular Pena Palace, Sintra's magical and romantic centerpiece. Then, choose 2 of the following 5 attractions to discover afterward: • Quinta da Regaleira • Monserrate Palace • Sintra National Palace • Mouros Castle • Queluz Palace After exploring Sintra's wonders, enjoy a relaxing journey through Cabo da Roca — the westernmost point in continental Europe — and the coastal splendor of Cascais. The tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel in your chosen starting location.

Lisbon: Sintra, Pena Palace, Cabo da Roca & Cascais Day Trip

Lisbon: Sintra, Pena Palace, Cabo da Roca & Cascais Day Trip

Set off on a day trip to Sintra and Cascais and discover the best of these two Portuguese towns. Visit the incredible Sintra National Palace, explore the Pena Palace and its gardens, discover the picturesque streets of Cascais, and admire views over the Atlantic Ocean. Depart from the center of Lisbon and head to the charming town of Sintra, a place of profound historical significance and natural beauty. The first stop here is the iconic Sintra National Palace. Step back in time and admire the craftsmanship and splendor of this amazing building. The National Palace of Pena and its gardens will likely remind you of a fairy tale realm. The colorful palace features a mix of architectural influences, blending Neo-Gothic, Neo-Renaissance, and Moorish aesthetics. Take some time to explore both of these captivating destinations. Continuing your journey, you'll arrive at the mesmerizing Guincho Beach. Let the forceful waves of the Atlantic and the gentle rustle of surrounding dunes envelop you in nature's embrace. This stunning sandy expanse is a testament to nature's raw beauty, where you can feel the cool ocean breeze, hear the roaring surf, and be awed by the sheer vastness of the coastline. It's a place of reflection, rejuvenation, and adventure, evoking a deep connection between land and sea. Arrive in the town of Cascais and take a stroll through its idyllic streets, adorned with cafes, boutiques, and beautiful architecture. During the stop in Cascais, you can enjoy the coastal scenery and take the opportunity to enjoy some seafood by the waterside. On the way back to Lisbon, pass through Estoril, another coastal gem. Catch a glimpse of this luxury destination as you pass through. It's long been a playground for the elite, attracting visitors with its resorts, beaches, and nightlife.

From Lisbon: Sintra, Cascais and Cabo da Roca Tour

From Lisbon: Sintra, Cascais and Cabo da Roca Tour

The enchanted Town of Sintra is located 40 minutes to the NW of Lisbon to which we will drive directly, after the pick-up at the meeting point in Lisbon. The first stop is at Pena Palace, where you'll have a 1h30 to visit part of the gardens and the terraces (rooms not included). After this visit, we'll stop at the historic center of Sintra where the Royal Palace is located. You'll have time for lunch and a stroll through the alleys for about 1h30. The highlight of the day is Quinta da Regaleira: here, we move from a portrait of Portugal's rich history to the complex mysticism of the secret societies and illuminated minds. We continue our journey to the coast, visiting Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of the European continent where we will enjoy the views for a moment. Finally, a passage to Cascais, the Portuguese Riviera, on the way back to Lisbon along the coastal road. Throughout the day we will have the opportunity to see other monuments such as the Moorish Castle, the palaces of Seteais and Monserrate from the outside. The day will always be backed up by storytelling and interaction. Given the traffic and parking restrictions, this day is a balance of guided and self-guided tour (always oriented by me and the only way to see this much in 1 day). Please note that the route may be reversed to avoid traffic during the high season or if the weather forecasts so require.

From Lisbon: Sintra, Pena Palace, Cabo da Roca & Cascais Bay

From Lisbon: Sintra, Pena Palace, Cabo da Roca & Cascais Bay

Benefit from pickup at your hotel in Lisbon, and then travel to the UNESCO World Heritage monument of Pena Palace, one of the finest expressions of 19th-century Romanticism in the world. Marvel at the extravagant decorations and royal collections of the opulent interiors, and get amazing views from the rooftop cafe and terraces. You then head down to Sintra to enjoy some free time to shop or explore the historical center. Try the local pastries and take souvenir photos of the best-preserved medieval royal residence in Portugal, the Sintra National Palace. Continue towards the historic estates of Seteais and Monserrate on the way to Cabo da Roca. Get panoramic views from the westernmost point of mainland Europe, and take souvenir photos of the surfers paradise of Guincho Beach. Stop at the village of Cascais and take some walk along the bay before the return journey to Lisbon.

Lisbon: Sintra, Pena Palace, Regaleira, and Cascais Tour

Lisbon: Sintra, Pena Palace, Regaleira, and Cascais Tour

On this guided day trip, experience the natural and cultural wonders of Portugal as you travel from Lisbon to Pena Palace. Explore the medieval streets and local cuisine of Sintra Village, or even visit the mystical Quinta da Regaleira! Admire the beauty of Roca Cape and Guincho Beach in Sintra-Cascais Natural Park before spending some free time enjoying the charming seaside town of Cascais before returning to Lisbon. Your day trip sets out from Lisbon. Relax as you travel to Sintra's Mountain, home to the amazing Pena Palace. Enjoy this prime example of 19th-century Romantic architecture, a UNESCO world heritage site, with elements of Renaissance, Manueline, and Moorish styles. Next, discover the beautiful palace gardens with rare plants and trees from all over the world. Follow the garden trails to the palace terraces, where you can enjoy stunning panoramic views of the peaceful forests and gardens with exotic plants and flowers. Gaze down at the coastline and Lisbon below. Continue your tour in Sintra Village and visit the Historical Center. Wander the streets of this medieval village, taste the "Travesseiros de Sintra" and "Queijadas de Sintra" - both traditional local pastries - and enjoy the magical landscape that has inspired so many artists, writers, and kings. Or spend your time visiting the mystical Quinta da Regaleira and its famous initiatiatic well in a spiral shape! After, drive along one of Sintra's picturesque roads to Roca Cape, the westernmost point of continental Europe. Experience the breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean as it crashes against high rocky cliffs. Further on, you'll make your way to Cascais. Pass by in Sintra-Cascais Natural Park at the beautiful Guincho Beach. Admire the white sand dunes in contrast with the Serra de Sintra hills as the ocean waves pound the sand. Glimpse surfers enjoying the strong swells. In Cascais, also known as the French Riviera, take some time to explore the charming city center and enjoy the elegant ambience of this seaside resort town. Finally, after some leisurely strolling, board the minivan and relax with more beautiful views on the way back to Lisbon. On some days, due to the entry slots at Pena Palace, the order of the itinerary could be modified.

Sintra: Full-Day Private Monuments Tour from Lisbon

Sintra: Full-Day Private Monuments Tour from Lisbon

Spend a full day touring Sintra and admiring some of the most spectacular of Portugal’s castles. Stop at the Moorish Castle with its original sections dating from the 8th and 9th centuries, and enjoy fantastic views of the region. Visit the Pena Palace and admire the mix of architectural styles of its exterior and interior. The Pena Palace is one of the best examples of Romanticism in the 19th century. Next you’ll visit the historic town of Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Sintra National Palace is located in the center of town, and for that reason it is known as the Town Palace. The 2 massive chimneys that protrude from the kitchens have become emblematic of Sintra. Inside, you’ll tour the ostentatiously decorated rooms of the best preserved medieval royal palace in Portugal and the favorite of Portuguese nobility. Quinta da Regaleira, located in the historic center, was built in the early 20th century in the middle of a dense forest, surrounded by gardens, lakes, grottoes, and enigmatic constructions. It is the result of the Romantic, Gothic, Renaissance, and Manueline ideals and of the magical and mythical visions of its owner.

Lisbon: Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra, & Cascais Day Trip

Lisbon: Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra, & Cascais Day Trip

On your trip to Lisbon, you must set aside a day to explore the surrounding area. This is a must if you want to leave the city having seen everything. Because although it may not seem like it, Portugal's most impressive treasures are to be found in the surrounding area. Departing from Lisbon, you will have the opportunity to visit many of the most beautiful places in the country. The starting point will be at one of Lisbon's most iconic squares, Pedro IV Square. From there, you'll head to Sintra, where you'll discover all the charms of this marvellous town with the best team of local guides. It will be there where you will see for the first time one of those monuments that impresses everyone who has the opportunity to appreciate it: The National Palace of Sintra will welcome you to the city. Our route will take you to one of the most fascinating stops you can imagine: the Quinta da Regaleira. A priceless jewel that is part of Portugal's historical heritage. For this reason, we are aware that this is one of the must-visit places. Its extraordinary beauty will blow your mind. Quinta da Regaleira has everything to impress its visitors. First of all, its setting. Because few monuments of this style can be found in such a privileged space. Its heritage importance has led UNESCO to declare it a World Heritage Site. For the thousands of tourists who stop here every year, this is undoubtedly the most romantic place in Portugal. And after getting to know the Quinta da Regaleira, it is time to enter one of the most valuable villas in Portugal. And we say this because Sintra will surprise you with its monuments and historical buildings. We will visit the whole town, walking through all its streets and corners, so that you won't miss anything. Arrive at the romantic Pena Palace in Sintra, which has a profusion of styles much in accordance with the exotic taste of Romanticism, such as Neo-Gothic, along with other Oriental styles such as Neo-Moorish and Indo-Gothic. Explore the ancient castle, which was one of the favorite residences of the royal family throughout the 19th century. Walk through the fairytale-style building and learn about its fascinating history. It is also listed among one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal. Once in Cascais, you will discover all the charms that make up this charming town. A landscape that will leave you in awe and streets, houses and monuments that are ideal for getting lost and melting in their beauty. Strolling through the charming old quarter of Cascais, discovering the paradise formed by its beaches. In addition, a stroll along the promenade will allow you to relax while you listen to the sound of the waves of the sea. You will also be able to enjoy the views of its mansions and monuments. Before finishing the excursion, you will also have some free time in Cascais before heading back to Lisbon. Don't hesitate any longer, come with us and spend an unforgettable day!

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Jorge picked us up right on time, in a beautiful and extremely comfortable Tesla! He knew where to park, went into the Pena Palace and Regaleira Palace with us - explaining the history and other details along the way - and let us take our time wandering around the sweet little town of Sintra. We never felt rushed; in fact, he often asked if we wanted to go into any of the shops. He even bought us each one of the little specialty tarts of Sintra! His English was excellent and we very much enjoyed our day with him.

This was a wonderful way for us to see Sintra while my Mom had an injured foot. Miguel created the tour based on my parents and we all enjoyed it so much. The first place he took us to felt like our very own private tour of the palace. He gave us the best restaurant recommendation in Sintra as well and entertained us throughout the day. Would definitely recommend Miguel and this tour to anyone going to Sintra!

Great day trip from Lisbon. Ivo, our guide was practical, knowledgable and attentive in a warm human centered way. He genuinely wanted to make sure the entire group have a good and memorable experience. He knew all the shortcuts and gave us helpful tips; whether it was where to queue for best food or where to shop for best things; or where did Taylor Swift stayed while in Lisbon. Highly recommended.

Perfect tour. Very accommodating with the pace of our family. Very knowledgeable and passionate about Sintra and Portuguese history. Couldn’t recommend more!

It was a great tour! Mario knew so much especially being a local. Would highly recommend!