Explore the fairytale town of Sintra on a 7-hour private tour from Lisbon. Taste superb Portuguese wines and visit one of the oldest wine cellars in Portugal. Learn the history of the romantic resort and see all the UNESCO-listed landmarks.
What to Expect
Located just 30 minutes from Lisbon, Sintra is one of Portugal’s most loved towns. A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995, the romantic 19th-century architecture and gardens have attracted artists, writers, poets, and the lovelorn for decades. Lord Byron called it the most beautiful village in the world!
On this 7-hour private tour, with round-trip transfers from Lisbon, Cascais, and Sintra, learn more about this fabled place, from its Neolithic and Bronze Age settlements, passing through the Roman Empire occupation to the arrival of the Moors and on.
Since it was conquered by the first Portuguese King in 1147, Sintra has been an important and strategic defense point to all the kingdom. But from the end of the 14th century to the late 19th century, it was used as the summer residence of the Portuguese kings. Explore the magnificent palaces and castles of the aristocracy, such as the Quinta da Regaleira, Pena National Palace, and Arabic Monserrate Palace.
Then head to one of the most important wine cellars in Portugal for a cellar tour and tasting of delicious wines from the second oldest vineyard in Portugal. Saúde!
- Air-conditioned vehicle with all fuel/toll costs included
- Official local guide/driver
- Full insurance (required by law)
- Optional pick-up in Lisbon (hotel, cruise terminal, or airport)
- Wine tasting in an old wine cellar
What's Not Included
- Meals and drinks other than specified
- Entrance tickets to monuments and attractions