Sintra and Cascais Small Group Full-Day Tour from Lisbon
- Duration: 8 hours
Escape Lisbon and go on a full-day, guided journey to some of Portugal’s most popular locations stopping at the iconic Pena Palace in Sintra, the awe-inspiring cliffs of Cabo da Roca, and the ritzy seaside town of Cascais.
Your journey from Lisbon starts at the famous city of Sintra, whose Romanticist architecture, historic estates and villas, and numerous royal palaces and castles have made it a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Enjoy the freedom of choice on whether you want an included entry ticket and tour of the colorful Pena Palace, or whether you prefer to gain some extra free time instead.
Arriving early at Sintra means greater chances of avoiding long lines if you choose to go with your guide on a comprehensive tour through its lavish interiors and lush gardens. Marvel at the palace’s fairy-tale-...
Excellent tour - Joao was an awesome guide who was very knowledgeable. We had such great weather to explore Pena Palace, Cabo da Roca and Cascais. Highly recommend.
Depart Lisbon and journey by air-conditioned, 8-seat vehicle to Pena Palace atop a rock overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Hear the romantic story of the palace and feel like a member of the Portuguese royal family. Then, head to Cabo da Roca for panoramic views from continental Europe’s westernmost point. Pass the stunning beaches of Cascais, including the scenic Praia do Guincho. Experience the mystery of the Devil's Mouth cave, created by the crashing of the waves on the rocky bluff. Stop in the elegant resort town of Cascais, favored by the nobles of Europe for its idyllic setting. Stroll along the harbor before traveling back to Lisbon.
Pabo the best tour guide! He was very knowledgeable, caring and charismatic. Very accomodating to our needs and curiosity. We had an spectacular lunch and he is also a great driver. Thank you Pablo!
Discover the fairytale palaces and gardens of Sintra with the help of a driver/guide on a day trip around the magical 19th-century resort and its surroundings. Learn more about its artistic and mystical romance at monuments such as Pena Palace at the top of the Sintra Mountains. Get breathtaking views from the castle, used for state occasions by the President of Portugal. Enjoy lunch in the village center and get some free time to see sights such as Sintra National Palace. Then, make your way to the westernmost point of continental Europe and take in the panoramic views from Cabo da Roca. See the impressive Boca do Inferno (Hell’s Mouth) cliffs close to the city of Cascais. Continue to Cascais, famous for its diverse mix of architecture, including impressive military buildings. Use your free time to enjoy an ice cream or stroll around the city walls and fortifications of the Citadel o...
Verry nice, and our guide Filipa was the best. Thank you Filipa for this beautiful day.
From the centrally located meeting point, you can plan and organize your route so you can have the best experience. Explore Portugal's most romantic village and it's wild hills on a self-drive tour to all the monuments and emblematic points of Sintra. At your own pace, discover the historic town center, Sintra National Palace, Regaleira Estate, Seteais Palace, and the Park and Palace of Monserrate. Drive passed the Sintra Mountain Range to Cabo da Roca, the most western point of Europe, then making your way to the hilltop medieval castle, Castle of the Moors and Pena Palace. Choose where to stop and enjoy the pleasure of driving an eco-friendly electric car ideal to navigate through tight streets of Sintra and explore the beautiful surrounding region.
This trip from Villa Tours was our absolute favorite part of our trip to Lisbon! Villa tours was extremely helpful and communicative, contacting us days before our trip to make sure everything went smoothly. They set us up with a beautiful route and the drive in the open air car through the hills around Sintra was amazing. It was great to be able to stop anywhere we wanted, but were also able to see the monuments. We had use of the car for the whole day. Plus, parking, which is hard to find at some stops was a lot easier with this tiny car!! Villa Tours checked up on us throughout the trip and were readily available should we have any issues. We highly recommend this experience for the price and will definitely visit Villa Tours again on our next trip to explore another area! Thank you for an amazing journey through your beautiful area!
There are two main intentions of this tour: that you absorb the true history of the region from an independent History researcher, and that you take back beautiful memories of the area. You'll be picked up at Sintra's train station, around 9 a.m. This tour includes tickets to Sintra's monuments, accompanied every step of the way by a historian. You will have lunch in a traditional place, where you can truly taste Portugal's gastronomy. Along the way you will visit Quinta da Regaleira, Palácio de Monserrate, Cabo da Roca, and Praia da Adraga - where you will have lunch. Afterwards, you will also experience Convento dos Capuchos, Chalet da Condessa D'Edla, and Parque e Palácio Nacional da Pena, before you head back home.
Depart from Lisbon and journey to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sintra and explore its incomparable beauty at landmark monuments and attractions. Take a short walking tour around the village, where sights include the Quinta da Regaleira and medieval National Palace of Sintra. Get the chance to try some of the region's products, and compensate for all those calories you lost while visiting the monument. This tour includes a visit to the Regaleira Palace and its surrounding gardens (tickets not included). If you would rather visit the Castle of the Moors or the Pena Palace at the top of Sintra Hills (tickets not included), please ask your guide when the tour starts to coordinate drop-off and pickup at one of the monuments. Return towards Lisbon, and stop at the cliffs of Cabo da Roca to see the westernmost point of continental Europe. Continue along the picturesque riverside road thr...
The trip was lovely. Manuel the guide was nice and considerate to everyone. Tour and stop at beautiful and interesting sites while explaining the places.
Start the tour in Lisbon and travel to the Sintra region, located about 90 minutes away from the city. Arrive at the charming village of Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that’s surrounded by a natural park, castles, beautiful palaces, and chalets. Visit Pena Palace, one of the most famous and impressive examples of 19th-century Romanticism architecture. Next, make your way to Monserrate Palace. Explore several gardens where an impressive botanical collection can be found, with plant specimens from all over the world. Continue on to the westernmost point of continental Europe at Cabo da Roca. Travel along the coast and take in fantastic views of the Atlantic Ocean. Stop in the towns of Cascais and Estoril, which were once popular retreats for the European aristocracy.
Escape the hustle and bustle of Lisbon on a full-day tour of Sintra and Cascais, 2 small villages within easy access of the city center, and located in an area of protected natural beauty. Following a pick-up from your hotel, drive to Sintra Hills, home to fairytale palaces and castles. Look inside Pena Palace, considered one of the most beautiful castles in Europe. Enjoy a pleasant walk in the grounds, and admire views of Lisbon on the horizon from its balconies. Next, explore the picture-postcard village of Sintra, stopping to taste the local pastries and shop for souvenirs. Continue to Cabo da Roca to stand at the westernmost point of mainland Europe. Drive down narrow roads far from the tourist crowds. Travel along the coast road, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Tagus River. En route, stop at the fishing village of Cascais, transformed into a home for kings-in-exile and a site ...
Well worth the money.Guide was quite good but a bit rush at Pena Palace.We would have loved to spend more time there instead of sitting for a long time at beaches later
Spend half a day visiting Sintra, the capital of 19th-century Romanticism and one of the most picturesque destinations in Portugal. Grand architecture, ancient palaces, gardens, and centenary trees await you on this guided tour from Lisbon. You have a choice of landmarks and attractions that can be worked into a 4-hour program: Pena Palace – one of the major expressions of 19th-century Romanticism in the world. The Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the 7 Wonders of Portugal. Sintra village – well known for its many 19th-century architectural treasures. The village has been listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Castle of the Moors – taken by Christian forces from the Moors after the fall of Lisbon. The medieval castle was an important strategic point during the Reconquista, and classified as a National Monument, part of the Sintra Cultural Landscape, and a UNESCO...
José is an excellent guide! Very knowledgeable and full of energy. Sintra is really nice and we booked a short trip because the weather was turning bad for the afternoon. Would've totally spent 1-2h longer to visit monuments inside. Next time!
For the beginning of your tour you will be picked up at the main entrance of the Time Out Market in Lisbon. Sintra is a magical, mountainous villa where all monuments have a majestic architecture full of stories and unraveling mysteries. Stunning gardens, centenary trees, and ancient castles await you. First you will be taken through the historic center where you will see the traditional Portuguese narrow streets, get a glimpse of the local traditional life, shop for souvenirs, have a taste of the traditional local sweet pastries such as the Travesseiro, or take pictures of the mesmerizing medieval National Sintra Palace and its iconic chimneys. After that, it's time to explore Sintra's mountain where you will get chance to see and know all of the sights and monuments in this wonderful region, and all their history. After that, you will be driven to the other side of the mountain, stop...
We were supposed to have a minivan for our tour of sites in and around Sintra. Instead we got a big 4x4. It meant we were 3 on a side and one in front. It was difficult to see out the sides and to hear our guide. Alex was our guide and he was really excellent. He has a degree in history so he gave us really good background on what we were seeing and help us to contextualize it within the larger scope of Portuguese history. He also made great suggestions on local specialties to taste. He was really engaging and fun to be with.
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I have to say I’ve been on many tours, but this one definitely takes the cake. If I was to give a golden globe this one would get an Emmy. The tour itself was beautiful and pena palace was just breathtaking, along with cascais and of course Sintra town, but the guide was what made it worthwhile. The absolute banter that was had while at the destination and on the journey even was next to nothing. Vitor was educational, helpful and an absolute gem of a human! His humour and knowledge was fantastic. He asked questions that allowed the group to discuss openly and bond as a whole, even with language barriers. We learnt all about different cultures and languages from different corners of the world as the group was mixed and we got on very well with everyone. It’s a 12/10 from me and would 110% recommend to a friend #pógmothóin
Mario was our guide he was fantastic. We had a nice group of travelers. From 20 something to late 70’s . Everyone had a great time. We walked up to the palace together had a room to room tour. Then had alone time to look at stuff we wanted more time with. Then we toured a couple villages. With self tour time. Then we went to the sea. Then back to the pick up location. The total time was eight hours. It was lovely.
The tour was great and our tour guide Vitor made it a lot of fun and kept us engaged all the time. One of my favorite spots during the tour was Sintra's Pena palace. So colorful and authentic. Every room inside had an own story. Vitor told the stories in a fun way which made it easier to follow. One of my favorite stories is the story of the word tea.
Our guide Rodrigo was excellent, he gave us fun and easy to folloW information about Pena palace. I surely recommand this guide to see great places here for a good 8 hours tour.
The tour was great with great tourguide Mario who knows history and surroundings very well - actually no question w/o answers... places are amazing and scenic...