Tour code: 5550_005

Feast your senses on the splendid scenery of Sintra on a full-day trip to the UNESCO-listed village from Lisbon. Alongside your guide, you’ll witness the fairytale beauty of Pena Palace and take a guided tour of coastal village, Colares. Travel along the Atlantic Coast and gaze at natural landmarks like Cascais Bay, Hell’s Mouth (Boca de Inferno) and Guincho Beach. Upgrade to pleasure your palate with a lunch of Portuguese culinary classics in Sintra Village. Hotel pickup and drop-off from Lisbon is included.

Highlights

  • Full-day trip to the UNESCO-listed village of Sintra from Lisbon
  • Marvel at spectacular landmarks like Pena Palace and Sintra National Palace
  • Admire the coastal splendor of Cascais Bay and Guincho Beach
  • Upgrade to enjoy a delicious Portuguese lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off is included from Lisbon

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

Lorraine O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

We are glad we selected this extensive tour of Sintra and neighboring beach areas, including lunch. We booked it in advance from our computer in the U.S. and the contact information was all very clear and happened without any problems, with pick-up and drop-off at our hotel. We enjoyed the free time we had as well as the tour information from the guide. It was a day well-spent and a good value.

Wiskirchenmaureen

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

We had a very good day with a great guide. Saw and did lots.

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.

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