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  • Lisbon Card: 24, 48, or 72-Hour Pass

    1. Lisbon Card: 24, 48, or 72-Hour Pass

    Unlock the city of Lisbon with the flexible Lisbon Card. Enjoy unlimited travel on city transport, and free admission to 37 museums and historic buildings. Benefit from discounts at a vast range of attractions, vouchers for different shops, and a handy guide that explains how to use the card. After exchanging your GetYourGuide voucher for the magnetic card, the Lisbon Card immediately provides 24-hour, 48-hour, or 72-hour access to the public transport system. Eligible on the Carris metro, buses, trams, and cable railways, it also works on CP trains between Cais do Sodré and Cascais, and trains between Oriente, Rossio, and Sintra.   Skip the lines to enter Jerónimos Monastery, and climb the Belem Tower. Enjoy free access to the National Tile Museum, the National Coach Museum, and others. Admire stunning palaces, including the Mafra National Palace and the Ajuda National Palace. Ride the...

    the life was much easier with Lisbon card, just buy it and every door will open in front of you ... :) you do not have to think about public transport, just get on anything moving and go ... or visit for free or get discount visiting different interesting places during your stay ...

  • Lisbon: Pena Palace, Sintra, Cabo da Roca, & Cascais Daytrip

    2. Lisbon: Pena Palace, Sintra, Cabo da Roca, & Cascais Daytrip

    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.

  • From Lisbon: Sintra, Cabo da Roca and Cascais Full-Day Tour

    3. From Lisbon: Sintra, Cabo da Roca and Cascais Full-Day Tour

    On this full-day tour you’ll discover Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire the villa that’s surrounded by an amazing natural park, a castle, beautiful palaces and chalets. Take a walk along the medieval streets of Sintra an drive through the national park and see the rare fauna, the unique trees, the Moorish castle, Monserrate Palace and the chalets. Visit Pena Palace, one of the most impressive expressions of 19th-century Romanticism in architecture in the world and one of Portugal’s seven wonders. Say goodbye to Sintra with an optional visit to mystical Quinta da Regaleira, a palace surrounded by luxuriant gardens, lakes, caves and enigmatic constructions that hide obscure alchemist meanings, evoked by Freesmasons, Knights Templar and Rosicrucians. Continue on to the westernmost point of continental Europe at Roca Cape. Travel along the coast and embrace the Atlantic, and s...

    Awesome trip to Sintra, with a lovely group, Sofia is amazing tour guide, highly recommended, don’t missed.

  • From Lisbon: Sintra, Cascais and Cabo da Roca Coast Day Tour

    4. From Lisbon: Sintra, Cascais and Cabo da Roca Coast Day Tour

    Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of Lisbon on a visit to nearby sites of natural and architectural beauty. On this full-day tour, you’ll start off with a walk in Pena Park. Feel like royalty in Pena Palace. Marvel at the views of the surrounding landscape and the Atlantic Ocean. Your guide will tell you about the fascinating history associated with this romantic palace. Next on the tour is a visit to the historical center of Sintra. Enjoy free time for lunch or visit the National Palace. Continue on with a drive through the Sintra Mountains. Stop at the end of the world, the great cliffs at Roca Cape, which are the westernmost point of continental Europe. The last stop of the tour is the stylish town of Cascais, where you can take a relaxing walk along the bay before heading back to Lisbon.

    AMAZING TOUR. Everything was so PERFECT. Well planned, well explained. You’ll get to know the history of Portugal and see nice views. I really recommend it. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING.

  • Cascais: Sunset Boat Trip with Snacks and Drinks

    5. Cascais: Sunset Boat Trip with Snacks and Drinks

    Navigate along the charming coast of Cascais, where you will see all the famous sights from the sea. From the center villa, to the classic chateaux and mansion, to the fortress used to protect the coast against pirates a long time ago, to the Casino, as well as other famous 007/ James Bond spots. Then you'll travel toward the open sea to the beautiful cliff of Costa da Guia. Relax and admire the sun "touching" the sea as you sip on a drink and nibble snacks.

    Wonderful sunset boattrip and very nice guide! Nice wine and snacks. Will def recommend.

  • From Lisbon: Sintra, Regaleira, Cape Roca, and Cascais Tour

    6. From Lisbon: Sintra, Regaleira, Cape Roca, and Cascais Tour

    Lord Byron called Sintra the “Garden of Eden” and others have named it the “Most beautiful village in the world.” Discover why on this 8-hour sightseeing tour around its paradisiacal streets and gardens. You will feel the magic and mystery that emanates from all the palaces, villas and estates throughout the landscape.  See Pena National Palace (ticket not included) and discover an exotic and eclectic profusion of styles in accordance with the tastes of Romanticism. Pena is something out of a fairytale, located approximately 500 meters above sea level and a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the most recognizable monument of Sintra's cultural landscape From there reach Sintra, whose cultural landscape is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Before exploring its historic center, go to Quinta da Regaleira (Entrance included), one of the most romantic places you’ll ever see. The property has four he...

    Everything was amazing. All along the tour, the guide spoke loud and clear. The tour was interesting and informative. The guide was nice and friendly with a lot of knowledge. Highly recommended!

  • Lisbon: Airport Transfer to/from Cascais, Estoril, or Sintra

    7. Lisbon: Airport Transfer to/from Cascais, Estoril, or Sintra

    Skip the long lines for taxis on arrival at Lisbon Airport and pre-book a private transfer to hotels or apartments in Cascais, Estoril, or Sintra by air-conditioned vehicle, priced for up to 8 passengers. Relax on the 1-hour journey and get dropped off directly at your hotel, with no need for extra stops along the way. Please be aware that even if you're a group of 4 pax, if you're carrying large bags, or luggage out of size, like surf boards, golf bags, or bikes, you must consider booking the mini van. Also available for departure transfers, the service is provided by the largest ground transportation company serving Lisbon Airport and is available whatever time your flight lands or departs. Benefit from a meet and greet at the airport or your hotel, and then sit back and relax as you enjoy the first-class service from a courteous driver with good knowledge of the area.

    Everything excellent. Our driver Hugo called just after we landed to check timing and confirm meeting location. He was then waiting for us with a personalized sign, whisked us off to the waiting car, expertly packed the many suitcases into the back, and quickly got on our way. We ended up getting to our destination much earlier than expected. Thanks Hugo and team!

  • Sintra and Quinta da Regaleira 5-Hour Tour from Lisbon

    8. Sintra and Quinta da Regaleira 5-Hour Tour from Lisbon

    The driver will collect you from your address and drive to Quinta da Regaleira, the UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Sintra's principal tourist attractions. During the guided tour inside the monument discover the romantic palace, chapel and luxurious park featuring lakes, grottoes, wells, benches, fountains and a vast array of exquisite constructions. Next, take a short walk to historical center of Sintra passing by Lawrence's hotel, the oldest hotel in the Iberian Peninsula. Have free time for shopping, try teh local pastry, take pictures of the thousand-year-old National Palace or just enjoy a walk in the narrow Sintra streets. After, drive through the mountains and stop at Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point in continental Europe. The cliffs are 140 meters high and offer spectacular views of the wild coastline. Continue on with a drive by the coast that takes you to G...

    Agnes and the driver (sorry, I do not really remember his name) were wonderful guides! Extremely friendly, light-hearted, easy to communicate, happy, up to some laughs people. The sight-seeing was amazing, would definitely recommend for anyone who's interested in seeing more than the heavily tourist populated places, monuments or attractions. Had the best time on the road and while walking around, received lots of extra tips on what to do after the tour (which we definitely took on board) and had lots of laughs and made some unforgettable memories. Thank you a lot and best wishes from Lithuania! Keep up the good work! Lukas and Indre.

  • Sintra: Jeep Tour with Visits to Regaleira and Pena Palace

    9. Sintra: Jeep Tour with Visits to Regaleira and Pena Palace

    Take an adventure by riding in a Portuguese convertible Jeep through Sintra, a World Heritage town. Explore the very best secret spots and routes while being guided by the most knowledgeable locals that know all about the region. Start your day being picked up at the meeting point and traveling directly to Quinta da Regaleira, a palace filled with mystery, metaphors and underground tunnels for a guided tour.  After the visit, you will have an overview of all 5 palaces and the 8th-Century Moorish Castle as you pass by the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park. Take a break and enjoy a delicious lunch at a typical Portuguese restaurant before walking through one of the most mystical forests in the world. Visit the 12th-century Peninha Sanctuary, built 500 meters above sea level with a 360 view over the Atlantic Coast and the Natural Park. Finish your day with a guided tour to Pena Palace, the re...

  • Sintra and Cascais Small Group Full-Day Tour from Lisbon

    10. Sintra and Cascais Small Group Full-Day Tour from Lisbon

    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!

Frequently asked questions about Cascais

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Planning Your Visit

  • How to get around Cascais?

    With so much natural beauty around, one of the best ways to get around Cascais is certainly on foot. Plus the town is small enough to be traversed on foot and by bike. There is a public transportation system that is roomy and even air-conditioned, should you want to take a train or a bus.

  • What to eat in Cascais?

    While you're sightseeing in Cascais you must sample the best of the local cuisine--fresh seafood. The coastal town is known for having some of the best shrimp, crab, lobster, fish, and even barnacle. Delight your taste buds!

Good to know

  • Language
    Portuguese
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +351
  • Best time to visit
    The best time to visit Cascais is from spring to fall. The weather warms up and the charming small coastal town is the perfect spot for a beach vacation away from the stresses of routine.

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What people are saying about Cascais

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 14,898 reviews

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.

This is the first time I booked a group tour and I’m very much satisfied of how it turned out. We were a group of 8 and our tour guide named André was very informative. He never let us get bored during the tour and always got our atention. Highly recommended for future travelers.

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...

The excursion was phenomenal. Sintra is spectacular and André Fehlmann's day was magnificent. Very entertaining and very cultural