Immerse yourself in the beauty of the mountainous region of Sintra on this day trip from Lisbon. With your guide, visit the fairytale-like Pena Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Upgrade to enjoy a traditional Portuguese lunch in Sintra and have free time to explore the village or visit Sintra National Palace. Hop on a tramcar to Colares and wander around this beautiful village with your guide. Take in views of the Atlantic Ocean on the drive along the picturesque Estoril Coast, see the fishing port of Cascais Bay, and watch the waves breaking at the cliff at Hell’s Mouth (Boca do Inferno) and Guincho Beach. Admire the lush Portuguese countryside on the drive back to Lisbon.

Highlights

  • Sintra, Cascais and Colares day trip from Lisbon
  • Admire the picturesque Estoril Coast and Cascais Bay
  • Discover the beauty of Pena Palace with your local guide
  • See the Atlantic Ocean from Cabo da Roca, Hell's Mouth cliff (Boca do Inferno) and Guincho Beach
  • Take in views of the Portuguese countryside on a tramcar journey to Colares
  • Upgrade to enjoy a traditional lunch at Sintra

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

A wonderful choice if you want to go beyond Lisbon. Spend a leisurely day discovering the marvelous national palaces in the beautiful mountain town of Sintra and that wind along the gorgeous coastline.

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What You Can Expect

Sintra Day Trip from Lisbon

Cabo da Roca, Portugal

Leave Lisbon and relax on a comfortable and you head to Pena Palace (Palácio Nacional da Pena). Visit the Romantic-era fairytale-style castle, located almost 500 yards (500 meters) above sea level, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hear anecdotes about Portuguese royalty from your guide as you tour the castle and its gardens.

Continue to Sintra and have lunch at a local restaurant (if option selected). Then, enjoy free time to explore the village at your own pace, see the colorful houses, visit the Sintra National Palace, or simply relax by the waterfront.

Hop on a tramcar and admire views of the Portuguese countryside on the journey to the Colares, a small town known for the quality of its wine. Learn interesting facts about Portugal's wine industry from your guide as you wander around this charming town.

Continue your journey along the colorful Cascais Bay to Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point in Europe. Stop at the dramatic Hell's Mouth cliff (Boca do Inferno), which offers stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and Guincho Beach, famous among surfers for its strong winds and long-tail waves.

Resume the drive along the picturesque Estoril Coast and enjoy a panoramic views of the Casino Estoril, one of Europe's biggest casinos, believed to be where Ian Fleming (the author of the James Bond series) developed the idea for Casino Royale.

After your tour, admire the beautiful green colors of the Portuguese countryside on your way back to your Lisbon hotel.

Note: The tramcar journey is only available from April to October on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Outside those dates, enjoy a sightseeing tour by bus.

Customer Reviews

EC

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Excellent tour.

Keith H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Sintra was one of the highlights of our Lisbon vacation. Pena Palace is amazing, and the town is quaint and lovely. This was an excellent tour! Highly recommended!

Katherine W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Pena palace is a must-do in Lisbon. Tour takes the hassle out the multiple forms of transport neccesaary to get there -and adds some other good sights. Would have liked more time at the palace and less on some of the other stops.

Fran F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This tour was wonderful.
Great guide with great knowledge.
The trip was well designed and we had a great day!

Charles P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We really enjoyed the trip to Sintra. The palace is beautiful, and it was only a short trip from Lisbon. We really enjoyed our guide. I would recommend that Sintra be included in everyone's trip to Lisbon!

estrelac

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

It was absolutely wonderful! Loved it.

Philippa G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent guide we were picked up and dropped off at our hotel.
Lunch was very good in a local hotel.

vyahni/Dani Turkey

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

I totally enjoyed this tour and the stops we made besides Sintra and would definitely like to go back at my own pace the next time. The only thing I did not enjoy was the lunch! The venue and food was not up to par so best to book this trip with lunch excluded... Our guide Diana was excellent, very friendly and informative.

mary_nightingale

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Our tour guide, Dorita Dora the Explorer was excellent--friendly, knowledgeable. She personalized the tour for everyone, taking into consideration peoples' interests and making recommendations as to what they would most enjoy.

Susan K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The guide was very good. Visiting Pena Palace was better than seeing Sintra. The lunch in Sintra was really good and there was the bonus of eating in an air conditioned hotel in peace.

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