Biester Palace and Park

Biester Palace and Park: Our most recommended tours and activities

Lisbon: Pena Palace, Regaleira, Sintra, and Cascais Day Trip

1. Lisbon: Pena Palace, Regaleira, Sintra, and Cascais Day Trip

Escape Lisbon and go on a full-day, hosted journey to some of Portugal’s most popular attractions. Stop at the Pena Palace, Sintra Village with the possibility of a self guided tour in Regaleira Estate, or Sintra National Palace or Biester Palace, then view Cabo da Roca, from Guincho beach and Cascais. Sintra is a Unesco World Heritage site with incredible Romanticist architecture, historic estates and villas, and royal palaces and castles. Enjoy time to be guided through Pena Palace, self guide to visit Regaleira Estate and see the great views over Sintra Park and Mountains Cabo da Roca is the westernmost point of continental Europe, and soak in the impressive views of the ocean, we'll be stopping in Guincho beach to see it all. Cascais is an elegant seaside resort town on the Portuguese Riviera.

From Lisbon: Sintra, Regaleira, Guincho, and Cascais Tour

2. From Lisbon: Sintra, Regaleira, Guincho, and Cascais Tour

Be picked up from the meeting point in Lisbon and begin your journey toward Quinta da Regaleira. Purchase tickets if you wish to access or take some time to explore from the outside and admire great views of the Moorish Castle and even Pena Palace if the sky is clear. Enjoy free time in Old Town Sintra, taking in the National Park and the ocean. Up next, drive to Guincho Beach to see the westernmost point of continental Europe: Roca. Arrive at Cascais, a picturesque seaside resort town on the Portuguese Riviera. Stroll through the lovely city center and check out Cascais’ elegant marina. Finally, relax on the return drive to Lisbon and get dropped off back at the meeting point.

Lisbon: Sintra, Cabo da Roca, and Cascais Private Day Trip

3. Lisbon: Sintra, Cabo da Roca, and Cascais Private Day Trip

Discover the wonders of Sintra and Cascais on this full-day private tour. Travel from your hotel in a comfortable car from Lisbon and stop to capture pictures of craggy cliffs at the Cabo da Roca cape. Be picked up at your accommodation in Lisbon and relax on the drive through the Portuguese countryside on the way to Sintra. Take a guided walking tour through Sintra's historical center to its colorful buildings that are bursting with old-world charm. Have some free time where you can purchase tickets and explore one or two sights likes the Pena Palace, Castle of the Moors, or Quinta da Regaleira. Head to Cabo da Roca, where you can enjoy stunning coastal landscapes. Finally, soak up the beauty of the historical center of Cascais on a walking tour with your guide where you can see sights like the Citadel Palace before returning to Lisbon along a breathtaking coastal road.

Sintra Off the Beaten Path Tour and Unique Gems

4. Sintra Off the Beaten Path Tour and Unique Gems

The tour starts at the Hard Rock Café, You will be picked up by our wonderfull guide and make the journey to Sintra's Village where you will visit the village in the morning with ease and without crowds, you can also enjoy the local pastries if you wish, Next you will visit the Biester palace where in 1999 Roman Polanski recorded several scenes from the movie " The nine gate " starring Jonhy Depp. The Biester Palace is located in the heart of Sintra, being an integral part of the sumptuous setting that made the town famous as the world capital of Romanticism. The Palace is surrounded by the majestic Biester Park, a true Eden of rare and exuberant tree species, masterfully designed by the French landscaper François Nogré, in which fresh and green areas and watercourses abound, also favored by the existence of two magnificent viewpoints, from where it is possible to see the Castelo dos Mouros, or get a stunning view of the sea. But, the Biester universe is much more than what our eyes can see, with a history full of secrets, and a mysterious and captivating spiritual dimension. All the events that gave rise to its construction, in particular, the Chapel and the Library, are covered with a deep and complex mysticism, where art and religion meet, in a unique and unexpected way, in a journey that is constructed through themes as intriguing as the Knights Templar, Rome and Christianity, or even through esoteric connections to the spheres of Occultism. More than a historical monument, the Biester Palace is a mysterious adventure in a fascinating and little explored cultural labyrinth – let's discover it. The next palace you will visit is a symbol of the Romanticism era, Monserrate Palace and Park. When Francis Cook, a rich, 19th century British industrialist and a great art collector, visited here, he was fascinated. From this passion there emerged a masterpiece of Romanticism: the Park and Palace of Monserrate. Francis Cook put his dream into practice in transforming Monserrate into what we know today, with its exuberant gardens – capable of amazing visitors with the exotic species sourced from every corner of the world –, and a palace that represents a true ode to romantic architecture, the refined taste of Francis Cook and the genius of its architect James Knowles Jr., who combined various different influences here. However, the history of this charming site is marked by many different vicissitudes. Behind the majestically worked walls, Monserrate hides many different pasts but that always exalt its natural beauty. The lunch break for rest next is up to your choice with our guides recommendation if you wish, After your lunch break you will visit and see an amazing view from a exclusive viewpoint off the beaten path at Azenhas do Mar, a unique beach in Sintra with one of the most beautiful views around the village

Mysterious of Sintra Walking Tour

5. Mysterious of Sintra Walking Tour

Sintra was a hotspot for the summer of the Portuguese Family and as a consequence a getting point for nobles and aristocrats from Lisbon. As a result Sintra got a lot of summer houses, chalets, villas, palaces and castles that shaped up the cozy and fancy look of Sintra nowadays. One of those summer dream houses is Quinta da Regaleira, a botanic park with vegetation from all over the world combined with unique architecture influences and the most noble materials. It looks like an outdoor opera scenery with a very popular and famous highlight, the Iniciatic Well. Right next door, there is another incredible summerhouse called Biester Palace. This is another excellent example of the variety of diversity of vegetation from all over the world and a mix of architecture styles that can be seen at the palace. The belvederes and consequent views are also stunning. This Palace is famous for the movie “The Ninth Gate” with Johnny Depp.

Discover Enchanted Sintra: A Fairy-Tale Free Tour

6. Discover Enchanted Sintra: A Fairy-Tale Free Tour

Step into the magical realm of Sintra with our enthralling Essential Free Tour of Sintra, where legends and reality merge into a captivating experience. This journey invites you to explore a town where tales of knights, mystics, and artisans come alive, echoing through the ancient cobblestones and lush landscapes. **A Magical Introduction**: Our tour begins in the heart of Sintra, set against the stunning Sintra Mountains. As we gather in the verdant Liberdade Park, the epic tale of Sintra starts to unfold. Learn about its mythical origins and admire the town hall’s picturesque charm, setting the stage for the enchanting stories to come. **Echoes of the Past**: Stroll through the quaint village streets where the legendary Gualdim Pais and the secretive Templars once roamed. Visit the Moorish Fountains, showcasing Sintra’s rich Roman and Arabic past, and hear the poignant love story lingering in the corridors of the Palace of Valenças. **Gastronomic and Architectural Wonders**: Taste Sintra’s delectable Queijada and Travesseiro, treats that capture the essence of the town’s culinary traditions. Marvel at the National Palace of Sintra, famous for its unique Magpie Room and distinctive twin chimneys. Uncover tales of hidden tunnels and the enchanted Mountain of the Moon that add to the mystique of Sintra. **Romanticism at Its Core**: Discover the mysteries of São Martinho's Church, entwined with freemasonry secrets. Experience the romantic allure of Quinta da Regaleira, with its Initiation Well and mystical symbols. Admire Seteais Palace, steeped in stories of love and vengeance, offering breathtaking vistas of the Pena Palace and the surrounding mountains. **Visions from a Fairy Tale**: While the iconic Pena Palace and the ancient Moorish Castle are visible in the distance, their mystic appeal enhances the narrative of our journey. Wander through Sintra’s storybook settings, from the enigmatic Biester Palace to the serene beauty of the Pisões Waterfall. **An Unforgettable Exploration**: Guided by our passionate expert, delve deep into Sintra’s hidden gems. Visit the historic Lawrence Hotel, a haven for poets and visionaries, and absorb the romantic tales that inspired Sintra’s most famous landmarks. Sintra is more than just a destination; it’s a vivid dream spun from the fabric of history, romance, and magic. Our Essential Free Tour of Sintra offers more than just a walk; it’s an immersive experience that invites you to step into a living fairy tale. Join us to uncover Sintra’s secrets and be enchanted by its timeless allure, creating memories that will last a lifetime. Sintra beckons, ready to enchant your heart and reveal its profound mysteries. **Please Note**: The Castle of the Moors and the Pena Palace, while not included in this walking tour due to their distance from the town center, are highly recommended for a post-tour visit. Many guests choose to explore these iconic sites to extend their adventure in Sintra.

Sintra: Vintage Jeep tour, Pena Palace and the coastline

7. Sintra: Vintage Jeep tour, Pena Palace and the coastline

Experience the full spectrum of Sintra's beauty with our Full Day Tour. This comprehensive journey takes you through the enchanting landscapes of the Sintra and Cascais Natural Park, followed by an exploration of the captivating Sintra coastline. In the morning, our adventure kicks off with the opportunity to explore one of Sintra's iconic monuments from the inside. We often recommend the mystical Quinta da Regaleira, where you can immerse yourself in its fascinating history and architecture. However, even if we only admire the other monuments from the outside, you won't miss a thing, as our guides provide detailed narratives about each, ensuring you grasp the essence of their stories. During your tour, you'll also savor a delightful taste of Sintra in the form of a typical local treat, which adds a touch of culinary delight to your day. For lunch, the choice is yours – indulge in traditional Portuguese cuisine in the heart of the historic center or choose a restaurant with panoramic views of the sea, where the waves and flavors of the coast merge harmoniously. The adventure reaches its pinnacle in the afternoon, where we unveil Sintra's hidden coastal treasures. Venturing off the beaten path, we take you to secret spots that only our experienced guides know. From dramatic cliffs to secluded beaches, you'll discover the untamed beauty of the Sintra coastline. Our Full Day Tour offers a truly immersive and unforgettable experience, combining cultural insights, culinary delights, and thrilling coastal exploration. Don't miss this opportunity to see Sintra from every angle and make memories to last a lifetime.

Sintra+Cascais: Day Trip from Lisbon - Full Day PRIVATE TOUR

8. Sintra+Cascais: Day Trip from Lisbon - Full Day PRIVATE TOUR

This is a day trip from Lisbon or other location near by. We will pick you up in the morning directly at you location and drop you off at the same place by the end of the day. This is the Sintra FULL Experience. You can choose 2 palaces to visit inside. We recomend Pena Palace and Quinta da Regaleira. All the other monuments you will see them from the outside. We will do several stops at different view points with proper time for taking pictures and explanations. After touring around the palaces we will drive to Cabo da Roca where you can have your free time to explore and enjoy an amazing view to the atlantic ocean. After Cabo da Roca we will drive on a scenic road by the coast untill Cascais. Our way back to Lisbon will be by the coast as well.

Lisbon: Pack Sintra, Pena ticket, Cabo da Roca & Cascais

9. Lisbon: Pack Sintra, Pena ticket, Cabo da Roca & Cascais

What to expect: National Palace of Sintra: An architectural mosaic, blending Moorish, Gothic, and Manueline styles. This royal residence echoes centuries of Portuguese history, with its famed Swan and Coat of Arms Rooms, and a sprawling kitchen steeped in grandeur. Biester Palace: Romanticism incarnate, its Gothic, Indian, and Moorish architecture a testament to the 19th-century fascination with exoticism. The palace is ensconced in gardens, a haven boasting an exotic collection of plants. Moorish Castle: Echoes of Moorish conquests linger in these ancient ruins. Walls, towers, and breathtaking views recount a history rich in conquests and cultural shifts. Pena Palace: A whimsical fusion of architectural styles painted in vibrant hues. Inside, opulent interiors flaunt rich adornments. Surrounding parklands teem with diverse flora, offering panoramic viewpoints. Embark on a mesmerizing journey along the picturesque Cascais Coast, a haven of natural beauty and coastal wonders. Begin at Azenhas do Mar, a charming seaside village perched atop rugged cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Marvel at its unique architecture and the breathtaking views that define its coastal allure. Conclude your coastal escapade in Cascais, a vibrant town that seamlessly blends history, culture, and coastal charm. Stroll along the charming streets, soak in the relaxed atmosphere, and admire the elegant architecture that reflects its rich maritime heritage. Indulge in local cuisine or simply unwind by the sea, completing this unforgettable journey along the Cascais Coast, a tapestry woven with natural beauty and coastal marvels.

Sintra: Vintage electric Tuk Tuk tour, Pena Palace

10. Sintra: Vintage electric Tuk Tuk tour, Pena Palace

Embark on the ultimate journey of Sintra's historical and architectural wonders with our Full-Fairy Tale Tour. This comprehensive experience grants you the unique opportunity to explore all of Sintra's iconic monuments from the outside. As we lead you through the enchanting town, you'll catch glimpses of the splendid Pena Palace, the enduring Moorish Castle, the majestic National Palace, and various other historic treasures that embody Sintra's cultural legacy. Yet, the true enchantment of this tour lies in the freedom to choose two monuments for in-depth exploration. Will you delve into the whimsical world of Pena Palace, with its vibrant colors and intricate designs, or opt to explore the ancient passages and walls of the Moorish Castle, a testament to centuries gone by? The choice is yours, and it offers a personalized touch to your adventure. Throughout the tour, you'll also savor a delightful Sintra treat, the perfect culinary accompaniment to your cultural immersion. This culinary delight adds a taste of tradition to your day. Our Full-Fairy Tale Tour promises a day of wonder, choice, and cultural discovery, where you can truly make the most of Sintra's history and heritage. Explore the exterior beauty of all monuments, select two for an in-depth visit, and let Sintra's magic sweep you off your feet.

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Our time on this tour with our guide Rafael was incredible! We got to see an amazing mountainous landscape with historical palaces, which was followed by a trip down the Portuguese coast with plenty of stops to take in the views (including a secret stop that was the highlight of the day). Our guide recommended an awesome lunch spot with views of the water and delicious fresh fish. We ended in Cascais which allowed us to spend the late afternoon on the water enjoying the sunset before heading back to Lisbon. If I could give this more than 5 stars, I would. If you want to experience Sintra in a unique way that isn’t in a stuffy tour bus, I would highly recommend this tour! Thanks again Rafael!

Jaime is truly an amazing tour guide! Probably the most comfortable day trip I've ever been. Trip was held in a group of 4, and unlike many tours we were driving in the car. Jaime even had phone charger installed in car. We've got to see lots of historical places with breathtaking views. If you are searching for the perfect day trip this is the one! Worth every cent

Very nice day trip in which we saw a lot. Very good tour guide who could tell us all kinds of things about Sintra and Lisbon and Portugal in general. Highly recommended!

We had an amazing time with Jaime driving us around and giving us the best tips for food, pictures and locations! Would definitely recommend it!

Wonderful And informative trip! Our guide Adolfo was amazing, and very accommodating! Highly recommended!