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  • Location:Lisbon, Portugal
  • Duration:8 hours (approx.)

Sintra and Cascais Small-Group Day Trip from Lisbon

Experience the natural and historical beauty of Portugal on a small-group day trip from Lisbon to Sintra and Cascais. Just a few hours from Portugal's capital city, Sintra is a magical place where man and nature exist in perfect harmony. Discover secret caves and trails at Pena Park, admire the natural wonders of Sintra Natural Park and the cliffs of Roca Cape, and visit the whimsical Pena National Palace. Enjoy a scenic drive along the Atlantic coast, and stop at Cascais Beach. Walk around Cascais town and bay.


  • 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 the fairytale-like 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

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This day trip is a lovely break from the city. You'll learn about Portugal's royal heritage, see dramatic coastal cliffs and even get in a little beach time.

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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

Just a short trip away from Lisbon are the beautiful towns of Sintra and Cascais. Start your tour with the journey to Sintra. Visit Pena Park, where you will be amazed by the variety of trails, trees and other plants. Head to the Queen's Throne for an amazing view of the Pena National Palace (Palacio da Pena) and the Atlantic Ocean.

Next, feel like Portuguese royalty as you enter the romantic Pena National Palace at the top of Sintra Mountain. See the Great Triton, the guardian of the palace, inspired by Manueline art. Inside the palace, admire the attention to detail in the bedrooms of the king and queen and the Arab Room.

Leave the palace and follow your guide to the historical center of Sintra, where you’ll have free time to explore the town, to visit Sintra National Palace (where the Portuguese royalty of the 15th and 16th centuries used to spend the summer months) or have some lunch (own expense). For dessert, try a travesseiro or a queijada, two delicious local pastries.

Next, admire the landscape of Sintra Natural Park, passing Quinta da Regaleira, Seteais Palace and the Palace of Monserrate on the way. Enjoy a photo opportunity at the cliffs of Roca Cape (Cabo da Roca), the westernmost point of Europe, and visit the surfer's paradise of Guincho Beach. Pass the cliff at Hell’s Mouth (Boca do Inferno), before stopping to stretch your legs along Cascais’ bay.

Wander around the center of Cascais, a former fishing village and today a popular holiday spot. Follow your guide through narrow alleyways and see the traditional Portuguese white houses or enjoy some time relaxing at the beach.

On the drive back to Lisbon where your tour concludes, soak up the scenic views along the Atlantic coast and in the town of Estoril.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Fantastic tour guide.
Nice arrangement and flexible - despite the gloomy weather.
Tour guide was very informative and knowledgeable. Went to several places along the way to steal some peeks despite not included in the tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excelente Tour, nuestro guia Juan estuvo excelente, eramos 7 personas y los lugares que visitamos todos valen mucho la pena, en especial el Palacio de Sintra y Cabo Roca. Si tienes 1 dia libre en Lisboa no dudes en tomar este tour, no te arrepentir��s! Felicidades a Juan, excelente guia!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great day trip. Beautiful destinations and totally worth going if you visit Lisbon.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Our tour guide was excellent. She was extremely knowledgeable and gave us a great deal of information throughout the entire tour. For the limited free time we had, she gave suggestions and recommendations on what type of restaurants to eat if we wanted to optimize our time exploring, what the local specialties were, and places to visit.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

I loved the tour. Nadia was very knowledgeable and made sure that everyone was enjoying the tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent trip. If it's hot bring a swim suit!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Tiago was an excellent tour guide. We had a wonderful day!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

While planning this tour I read several reviews, all were highly favorable.. I was extremely satisfied. It was a wonderful tour and should not be missed while in Lisbon. Our tour guide was Nuno
A very professional, friendly and informative guide during this 8 hour trip.
I had remarked after reading reviews...that I hoped we would have Nuno as our escort on this your.. And much to my surprise we did. Bravo viator, bravo Nuno.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

wonderful day trip to beautiful Sintra to see The Pena Palace and gardens. The guide Andre was charming and knowledgeable. Drove in an air-conditioned mini van to Sintra and also to beautiful beach towns. Only 6 guests on tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The views and castle were amazing and it was fun to stop at the western most point in Europe. Katarina was a very fun guide!

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