5 star rating: Highly Recommended 428 Reviews

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

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 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

Lorraine W
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Wonderful day made even more amazing by our very knowledgeable guide, Andre, who also had a great personality and sense of sense of humour. Thoroughly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

the guide was very knowledgeable and the areas were lovely to see. I think it is more fun and simpler! to go on a tour than try to navigate the countryside by yourself!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Very interesting and enjoyable tour. Nadia is an excellent guide and driver too. The weather was not so great for our visit with fog but this added a veil of mystery to the whole scene. We enjoyed the stop at Caiscais close to the beach. Overall a great experience

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This trip is good and will highly recommended to all visitors. The guide is very knowledgeable and small group is much better.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

I think this was one of my top 3 tours in Lisbon. Sintra is beautiful and could be on the cool side so please take a jacket or sweater. Nice castle and grounds. The little town is charming and has good places to eat and shop. Great tour guide too. Then you go to Cascais where you can see the beach. The whole trip is very informative and the scenery is great!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Our guide, Nadia, was really terrific, very friendly and learned everybody's name. We had a great experience on this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Our tour guide, Augusto, is pretty good in both Spanish and English. The trip is quite interesting. He is quite knowledgeable. I will recommend others to take the trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

I had really wanted to visit both Sintra and Cascais on my recent family vacation to Lisbon with my husband and our two young sons. After a little research, I decided this would be the best way to see both places in one day. It was a great decision. We were a small group of 6 and we traveled in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan. Our tour guide was a lovely young lady named Catarina. She was very warm and wonderful to my two boys. She was very knowledgeable about the sights and made the day feel as if we were spending it with a friend not a tour guide. We visited Pena Palace and had free time to visit other sights afterwards. We decided to relax and have Sintra specialties at the famous Café a Piriquita, namely queijadas and travesseiros. Then we had a brief stop at Cabo da Roca, which is the westernmost point of continental Europe. The tour ended with a longer stop at Cascais to enjoy the beach, followed by a drive along the Estoril coast. We really enjoyed our whole day and would definitely recommend this tour to anyone visiting Portugal.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Io ed il mio ragazzo abbiamo fatto il tour di una giornata a Sintra, Cabo da Roca e Cascais il 10.07.2015:

- Ho prenotato e pagato il tour online direttamente dal sito Viator.
- Il punto di ritrovo era Praça dos Restauradores, proprio di fronte all'Hard Rock Café.
- Ottima esperienza: pulmini da 8 persone, con aria condizionata.
La nostra guida era Fred, molto simpatico, disponibile e preparato.

- Consiglio vivamente questo tour!
Ps. Il tour era in lingua inglese.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Very interesting trip and the guide, Augustino, was excellent-and tips on what to dojust the right amount of information

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