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Discover  beauty of Portugal’s Atlantic coast during this private day trip shore excursion from Lisbon, visiting Sintra, Cascais and Estoril. Join this ports of call tour for a glimpse of sensational monuments including Sintra’s Castle of the Moors and Pena National Palace. Enjoy cruising the scenic coast full of pristine golden beaches in Cascais and Guincho Beach (Praia do Guincho) in Estoril. Plus this private day trip takes you to the impressive Hell’s Mouth (Boca do Inferno) a unique coastal rock formation. Return to your ship in time for departure on this worry-free excursion.
  • Private full-day tour along the Lisbon coast
  • View historical landmarks including the Pena National Palace and the Castle of the Moors
  • Stop to explore Cascais, a picturesque former fishing village
  • Marvel at the dramatic cave and shapely cliffs of Hell’s Mouth
  • Gaze out at sweeping vistas of the Atlantic Ocean from Cape Roca (Cabo da Roca) and Guincho Beach
  • Enjoy undivided attention from a private guide
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
After arriving at the port of Lisbon, meet your guide and begin your shore excursion private day trip to Sintra, Cascais and Estoril. Board a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle and head north to the lush green foothills of the Sintra Mountains.

Arrive and discover the Castle of the Moors located atop the hillside. Stroll with your guide and observe the impressive ruins of this medieval stronghold. Then head to the nearby UNESCO World Heritage Site, Pena National Palace. Learn how this palace was built by King Fernando II as a summer residence for the royal family. Then, admire the 19th century Romanticism architecture and its eclectic, colorful style.

Grab lunch at a local restaurant (own expense) and then continue on to the lovely coastal town of Cascais which was once a vacation spot for royalty. From here, head to the harbor and Santa Marta lighthouse which was renovated to be a lighthouse museum. Next, visit Cape Roca, the western edge of continental Europe. Snap photos of this gorgeous scene, but save some megabytes as you move on to the coastal rock formation Hell’s Mouth. Watch as vicious waves crash through an archway and small bay they chiseled out over time.

Next, enjoy wonderful views at Guincho Beach, home to avid surfers and windsurfers. Drive another stretch of sandy beach and see the illustrious Estoril Casino. On your way back to the port and your cruise liner, relax aboard your vehicle with more window views.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
Don’t fret, this tour ensures your will get on your ship! In the unlikely event that your ship has departed, we will prepare transportation to the next port-of call. Also, book worry free. In the event your ship is delayed to arrive and you cannot attend the tour, we will refund your money. See our terms and conditions for full details.


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, Jan 2017

Although Sophia, our guide, was a very nice young woman, the vehicle she was driving was not. Yes, it was a Mercedes 8 passenger and there were only 4 of us, but the van was a manual transmission and kept stalling, which is dangerous on the twisting, winding roads climbing into the hills. This was not a fully guided tour and she did try to provide some commentary, but with no microphone, only the front seat passenger could hear her. Her employer should provide her with better tools. Unfortunately, this detracted from the overall experience. The sights themselves were great. Sintra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Palace of Pena was charming, as was Cascais, where Sophia arranged for us to have a typical Portugese lunch at a lovely, oceanfront restaurant. She did her best, but this tour operator needs improvement.

, Dec 2016

We had a truly spectacular day with our guide, Joel, exploring the area of magical Sintra on the first of our two-day port stop in Lisbon on our cruise. Six of us traveled together in a roomy mini-van at lesser cost than the excursion to Sintra offered by our ship and had a far more personal and comfortable experience than the usual ship excursions can offer in their 30-plus group tours. We visited the colorful and lovely Pena Palace, shopped a little in the town's quaint main square, visited a truly fantastic seaside restaurant, braved the winds at Cabo da Roca -- the westernmost point of Europe -- and returned to our ship at the end of a long and satisfying tour via the twin towns of Cascais and Estoril. There are areas of Sintra literally inaccessible by the large tourist buses provided by the cruise lines for their excursions, and so a private Viator day trip is absolutely the best way to really experience this spectacular area outside Lisbon, with its palaces, gardens, castle, fabulous vistas, windswept cliffs and superb food. Can't recommend it enough.

, Jun 2016

Sofia was a lovely young woman and she tried very hard to provide an excellent experience. Unfortunately the tour company she worked for did not provide her with the tools necessary. The one year old Mercedes 8 passenger van had almost 100,000 km and was in need of maintenance. The transmission stick was in need of repair and safety was a serious concern for our group. While Sofia was a driver and we did not expect a fully guided tour, she did try to provide some information which has always been our experience even with driver only tours. Unfortunately, only the people in the front seats with her, could hear anything. No microphone and the transmission made too much noise. Very disappointing that you should use a provider of this poor quality.

, Oct 2016

Absolut empfehlenswert! Eine tolle Alternative zu Lissabon, großartige Atlaniklandschaft, kompetener, sympathischer überaus freundlicher Guide , Danke!

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