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

Sintra and Cascais Small-Group Day Trip from Lisbon

Treasure a day rich with nature and impressive palaces during a small-group guided tour of Sintra and Cascais from Lisbon. Only a couple hours from Lisbon exists a fairytale land where natural beauty compliments Portugal’s greatest architectural delights, Sintra. 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.


  • 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

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 fairytale. Admire its eclectic Neo-Manueline, Neo-Gothic, and Neo-Renaissance styles as you head inside. Observe extravagant bedrooms which 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). Want to try a local delight? Taste 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 much needed 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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Thank you Augustus for an incredible day in Sintra, Copa da Roca and Cascais! Tour was small and intimate, we learned a ton, got some good exercise and and #34;Gus and #34; is/was so approachable and kind. We enjoyed chatting with him about numerous Portugal cultural, historical and culinary topics too. Recommend!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent tour --- our tour guide Pedro was very knowledgable and enthusiastic. Had a great time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This tour was a magical experience. It was everything you want from travel and from a day tour: a bit of a history lesson, a lot of cultural context, breathtaking sights and a stellar guide to show you the way. Gus, my tour guide, is one of the best I've ever had.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Loved this tour! We all had a great time. 7 women Very informative, interesting and a good mix of listening to information and walking around seeing sites.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Our tour guide was informative and pleasant. She was a lot of fun to spend the day with!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Our guide for this tour was superb! John was a wonderful, knowledgable young man and we enjoyed our tour immensely. Thank you!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

My wife and I enjoyed this tour very much. Katarina was an excellent guide and did a great job making our small group feel very welcome. She was very friendly and made the trip very enjoyable in spite of the inclement weather we experienced through most of the tour. She was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the places we visited. I would highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We were extremely pleased with our tour to Sintra and Cascais on November 4, 2015. Joao Corta was knowledgeable, conversant, and very pleasant. We would highly recommend this tour and viator after our experience with the tour guide whom we enjoyed very much.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

An excellent day out touring the area around Lisbon, led by a very knowledgeable guide, Rita. Thanks very much.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This is one of the best place to visit in lisbon one day trip full of great places to see and our guide gave us lot of information the only issue it was raining too much and it needed more time.
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