Discover the fairytale palaces of Sintra on a private 8-hour shore excursion that also visits Cascais and mainland Europe’s westernmost point at Cabo da Roca. Explore the wine region of Colares, go to the surfing paradise of Guincho Beach, and more.
What to Expect
Avoid the crowds of large group shore excursions and enjoy a private tour of some of central Portugal’s most beautiful destinations on a full-day tour of Sintra and Cascais.
Your driver will pick you up direct from the cruise terminal in Lisbon Port, and transfer you to the bohemian town of Sintra in the Grande Lisboa. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its fairytale architecture, Sintra’s narrow streets are full of villas that were used by the kings of Portugal and Moorish lords in days gone by.
Marvel at the fantastical designs of the Quinta da Regaleira, Seteais Palace, National Palace, and Monserrate Palace. Swoon at Pena Palace in the “Sacred Mountains” of the Serra, and discover why poets, royals and nobles chose Sintra for their summer retreats.
Next, drive to the Colares wine region, enjoying rural views en route. Continue to mainland Europe’s westernmost point at Cabo da Roca for a coffee break overlooking the wild Atlantic Ocean. Stop at the surfing paradise of Guincho Beach, and contrast the rugged atmosphere with the beautiful houses and fancy hotels of Cascais town.
Continue along the Estoril Coast to see where steep cliffs suddenly give way to quiet coves and enchanting beaches. Pass the surf beaches of Carcavelos and São Pedro Estoril, as well as tranquil stretches of sand, such as Parede. End back in the Belém district of Lisbon, known as the departure point for many of Portugal’s world explorarations in the "Age of Discoveries."
- Transportation by 8-seat van
- Local guide
- Lunch at a Portuguese restaurant
- Admission ticket to Quinta da Regaleira
What's Not Included
- Entrance fees to Pena Palace and Monserrate Palace
- Guided tours of monuments
Know Before You Go
• Please wear sunscreen, a hat and sport shoes in summer