See the fairytale palaces of Sintra Natural Park on an 8-hour tour from Lisbon. Learn the secrets of the mysterious millionaire Monteiro and his “9 Circles of Hell.” Discover exotic gardens, Europe's westernmost point, and caves with Masonic symbols.
What to Expect
Escape the hustle and bustle of Lisbon on a full-day tour of Sintra, and discover the whimsical architecture of the town center and Sintra Natural Park.
Following a pick-up from your hotel in Lisbon, transfer by air-conditioned, 8-seat vehicle to the extravagant Pena Palace, perched on a rock that overlooks the coastline of Lisbon. Marvel at is mix of Moorish and Manueline motifs, and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding woods. Hear the romantic story of the palace, and feel like a member of the Portuguese Royal Family.
Then, go to the secret cave in the Quinta da Regaleira, and admire the grandeur of palaces like Seteais and Montserrate along the way. Hear about the Quinta da Regaleira’s former owner, António Augusto Carvalho Monteiro, and discover the building's extravagant design features of gargoyles, grottoes, ornate benches, and fountains. Investigate the park’s enigmatic system of tunnels.
Stop for a traditional Portuguese lunch, before going to Cabo da Roca, continental Europe’s westernmost point. Get a souvenir certificate inscribed with the words "Where the Land Ends and the Sea Begins" by Camões. Pass the stunning beaches of Cascais, including Praia do Guincho, the most scenic beach on the Lisbon coastline.
En route to Cascais, 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, a once quiet fishing village that was discovered by the European nobility for its idyllic setting, and became a favorite destination for the international jet set thereafter. Stroll along the harbor, before transferring back to Lisbon.
- Hotel pick-up and drop off in Lisbon
- Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
- Personal and accident insurance
- Free time to explore at each stop
- Free Wi-Fi on board the vehicle
What to Remember
• Children between the age of 3 and 11 are entitled to a 50% reduction
• You can adjust the itinerary according to your interests and preferred language