Tour code: 5383SINTRACASCAIS
See Portugal's natural and architectural wonders on a small-group, guided tour of Sintra and Cascais from Lisbon. On this journey, experience the rich vegetation of Sintra Natural Park, the hidden trails and caves at Pena Park and the bluffs of Roca Cape. Tour the immaculate Pena National Palace and then drive along the Atlantic Coast to Cascais for a leisurely walk through town to its scenic beaches.

Highlights

  • Day trip from Lisbon to the historic and beautiful towns of Sintra and Cascais
  • Discover the natural wonders of Pena Park and Sintra Natural Park
  • Visit Pena National Palace and Sintra National Palace
  • See the cliffs of Roca Cape, the westernmost point of continental Europe
  • Enjoy a scenic drive along the Atlantic coast, including free time at Cascais Beach
  • Small-group walking tour limited to 8 people for a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Sintra and Cascais Small-Group Day Trip from Lisbon

Sintra and Cascais Small-Group Day Trip from Lisbon

Meet your guide in central Lisbon for a memorable small-group guided day trip to Sintra and Cascais. Hop aboard your air-conditioned minivan and travel to Sintra. First stop at Pena Park and see the diversity of plants and trees line the beautiful trails. Then, voyage to a spectacular vantage point of Pena National Palace (Palacio da Pena) and the Atlantic Ocean from Queen's Throne.

Continue to Pena National Palace, the most famous of Sintra’s monuments, located at the top of Sintra Mountain. Enjoy this 19th-century Romanticist castle that looks and feels like a fairy tale. Admire its eclectic Neo-Manueline, Neo-Gothic and Neo-Renaissance styles as you head inside. Observe the extravagant bedrooms that used to serve as a summer residence for the royal family.

Depart the palace and stroll with your guide to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sintra. Spend some free time to have lunch or discover the town’s forested palaces like Sintra National Palace, a medieval royal palace occupied from the 15th to 19th centuries (own expense). Check out the local fare with tastes of aqueijada or travesseiro, two scrumptious and traditional pastries.

Meet back with your guide and travel to Sintra Natural Park. Along the way, pass by Seteais Palace, Quinta da Regaleira and the Palace of Monserrate. Then, whip out your camera for great photos at the rocky bluffs of Roca Cape (Cabo da Roca), Europe’s westernmost point. Briefly, visit Guincho Beach where surfers shred the gnar and then cruise by Hell’s Mouth (Boca do Inferno). Finally, make your way to Cascais’ bay for a walk.

In the former fishing town of Cascais, peruse the narrow streets of this trendy vacation getaway with your guide. Check out classic white, terracotta-roofed houses as you make your way to the beach. Then, bask in the sun as you tuck your toes into the golden sands and gaze over the expansive Atlantic Ocean.  

Along the journey back to central Lisbon, where your tour concludes, enjoy pristine views of the scenic town of Estoril.

Customer Reviews

Mrs M M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Really enjoyed the day, guide excellent, everything explained clearly, first experience of viator will definitely use again.

Erika F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This trip was a wonderful day out. I cannot recommend the views and the castle experience enough! - as well as the chance to explore Sintra and Cascais. My tour guide was absolutely wonderful and it truly made our trip to Lisbon even better.

Gary B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Excellent day, our guide was a lovely guy called Edgar who shared his local knowledge with the group. Well worth the effort and money as you see places that you wouldn't normally experience unless you had hired a car. 4 of us in the group wanted to see the underground well, even though it wasn't on our tour Edgar dropped us at the entrance and arranged to meet us in the local square in Sintra later.

toy0627

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

A wonderful trip! Highly recommend! Great guide.

Deena P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great experience with an amazing guide. Loved the small group aspect

Thomas W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Sintra is a fairy tale place we would not want to have missed. We especially liked the small group tour and very knowledgeable and personable guide.

Samantha S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Sintra and Cascais are amazing places to see! Our tour guide, Abel, was great. He really made our trip enjoyable.

Kathleen B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Christophe was an incredible guide and was very knowledgeable. I highly recommend this day trip!

Sharyn G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

What a fabulous day! Our first stop was Cascais with a lovely beach and great shopping. Next stop was Cabo Da Roca, Europe and #39;s most western point. We had lunch in Sintra with some of our small group. We ended the tour at the beautiful Pena Palace! Christof our guide was friendly and informative. :-)

Grace

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was a great full day tour that I very happy go for it ! Thanks!

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